过年好!(Happy New Year!)

As we celebrate Chinese New Year here at Sargent & Co let’s not forget that China is one of the greatest cycling nations in the world. Over 500 million bikes and counting.

Cycling was the leisure pursuit for modern Shanghai-ers wanting to see and be seen about town in the 1930s…

Linglong 1935 174 479

…and today vintage bikes are back and popular as ever in fashionable Shanghai, where over 60% of people commute to work. That’s 6.5 million registered cyclists.

Vintage Shanghai

To find out more about China’s cycling history check out this short chronology extracted from the research of Amir Moghaddass Esfehani: http://imperialtours.net/blog/bicycle

Hari Hari

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