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  • Hi Guys

    Have recently started following your blog and as a Kiwi who lives in Japan managing a bicycle store I’m really enjoying your Kiwi Chronicles, great stuff. When you head south please stop by Oamaru and check out Oamaru Cycle Works, there is a bicycle museum , they build replica penny farthing bicycles and race them every Nov and the current capt of the Oamaru Ordinary Cycle Club , David Wilson is about to make NZ cycle history in a few days by becoming the 1st person ever to ride the length of NZ on a penny farthing bicycle. Drop by Oamaru and say Hi to the bookbinder Micheal O’Brien and have a pint of Emmerson’s Bookbinder ( named after him ) in the Criterion historic hotel as I know you’ll enjoy the town.

    Cheers
    Don Speden
    Furumachi Bicycle, Niigata , Japan
    Ex Capt Oamaru Ordinary Cycle Club

    February 08, 2012
  • Blimey!lucky it didn’t shear on steep hill.I think Alex Mumzhiu’s did too after long while.Parts not available in NZ?Pristine Moulton as loaner?!Not too shabby.

    February 08, 2012
  • I won’t mention the one about man spotted hunched over sheep at dusk.”Are you shearing?”.”No,you’ll have to find yer own”.

    February 08, 2012
  • Greg

    Moulton! Sweet as bro!

    February 08, 2012
  • Kevan

    Hi there Brommie Bikies

    Love your blog and enjoying following your “progress” in NZ.
    Interested by your bolt failure, I had to have both rear triangles replaced on our Brommies following a recent trip to Oz, dropped out of the plane by baggage handlers, bent the frame by the rollers. Prior to this I had the same bolt come loose, but not snap, does make the bike feel loose at the back! When speaking with Brompton technical help line they mentioned that the said bolt must not be over tightened as it is likley to fail if too tight. So I was just wondering if yours had ever been tightened up at some stage?
    We were in NZ 2003/4 interesting and sad to hear the attitude of some drivers has not improved! While we were there there was a big stink in the press after a driver threw an empty beer bottle at a German touring cyclist, hitting his frame and result in a serious cut tendon thing.
    We thought the drivers and cycling road space was much better in Oz, any plans.
    One of my sand fly bight scares took over five years to clear!
    Safe cycling you 2
    Kevan

    February 09, 2012
  • rafael

    that is a great adventure please show more photos !!!
    what is the camera that you have in this travel??

    hugs…

    February 20, 2012

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