Kōrero: Bicycles

BMX bikes and 10-speeds

BMX bikes and 10-speeds

Some of these boys riding round the Eastbourne coast near Wellington in 1983 are on 10-speed bikes and some ride smaller BMX bikes. 10-speed bikes sparked a new bicycle boom in the 1970s, as their many gears made them much easier to ride, especially up hills. The BMX was popular with children and teenagers.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1983/1865/21A

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jamie Mackay, 'Bicycles - Types of bicycles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23421/bmx-bikes-and-10-speeds (accessed 3 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Jamie Mackay, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 27 Sep 2016