Mini-mini-micro bike: Picturing Canterbury

Mini-mini-micro bike. Christchurch Star Archive. In copyright. CCL-StarP-04260A.

Stuart McLean riding his mini-mini-micro bike up Colombo Street past Victoria Square.17 February 1969.

This miniature motorcycle was built by Stuart McLean, 23, a Municipal Electricity Department serviceman. The bike featured a one cylinder, two stroke engine and a half pint fuel tank. At 20 inches long and 14 inches high, it could reach a top speed of 5 miles per hour. 

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