25 Years Ago

HONGKONG (December 6): ALTHOUGH the oil crisis has so far not affected motoring in Hongkong, local bicycle sales are expected to go up in the near future.

Sunday, 6 December, 1998, 12:00am

Bicycle thefts sign of the times

In the lingering darkness before dawn, more than 100 plain-clothes police marched down the steps of Xidan, one of Beijing's most important shopping streets, to wait for trading to begin on the pavements and narrow alleys off the main street.

28 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Two-wheeled industry goes flat as bicycle owners tire of theft

The handlebars, frame and wheels are rusting and it could be 20 years old. But look closely above the front wheel and you can just make out the brand 'Flying Pigeon' - a legend in China's bicycle world. Rust and all, it is yours for just US$13.

5 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Roller-blades outside the law

I refer to the letter from John Ho headlined, 'Dangerous' (South China Morning Post, June 12).

According to the Road Traffic Ordinance and its subsidiary legislation, a bicycle means a vehicle with two wheels designed and constructed to be propelled by the use of pedals. Roller-blades and roller-skates do not fall within this category.

31 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Designer rides high on bike of the future

It is an ambitious concept but one that will impress people in countries with large populations - a bicycle that can be dismantled and reassembled as a trolley or goods-carrying tricycle.

'China is my target market. Almost everyone rides there,' said Justin Tsui Ying-kwan, an industrial design student at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

1 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Stay on Bicycle for quick return

BICYCLE is a totally different horse these days and should be backed accordingly in tonight's fifth event at Happy Valley. The transformation has come about since the five-year-old joined first-season training sensation Ricky Yiu who has improved just about every horse that has joined him, irrespective of their origin.

8 May 1996 - 12:00am

Import duties on bicycles to be slashed

CHINA says it is cutting back import duties on motorcycles and bicycles by almost half from April 1 as part of its drive to enter the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

The government said tariffs on motorcycles with engine sizes of up to 800 cc would be slashed to 70 per cent, from 120 per cent.

Larger motorcycles would see tariffs cut to 50 per cent.

10 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Switch of stables always good guide

ANYONE doubting the importance of a stable change only had to look at the way Bicycle won at 28-1 on his first start for the highly promising local handler Ricky Yiu in yesterday's Class Six event at Sha Tin.

2 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Bicycle fare

I REFER to the letter from bicycle owner Alan Sargent (South China Morning Post, April 5) and the impending barring of bicycles from cross-harbour ferries.

This seems to be most unreasonable and an easy solution is obvious: charge the bicycle rider the same fare for his bicycle, as for himself.

This should satisfy both parties.

11 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Repairs undertaken at indoor games hall

I REFER to the letter headlined, ''Good indoor games hall, but defects need to be rectified'', by Paul Stephenson (South China Morning Post, January 8).

The loose wall tiles in the male changing room were a latent defect inherited when the games hall was built. The building contractor was therefore responsible for its rectification.

27 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Lucky escape

AN 11-year-old girl escaped serious injury when she was hit by the handlebars of a children's bicycle thrown from a building in Hang On Estate, Ma On Shan, last night. The metal bar hit the ground before hitting Chan Wing-yee in the stomach.

23 Sep 1993 - 12:00am