At the event, they talked for four minutes and answered a list of questions provided, such as hobbies and job.
The pictures below are scans of a Master Cycle Traders’ Federation catalogue from the early 80s (the MCT was NZs national cycle trade body). The third largish player on the market was Cyclemakers of Pleasant Point, but at this point cyclemakers would have just been getting off the ground. We confirmed this by looking back in old invoice books till we found prices to match.
Rampant inflation and no discounting in those far off days made this a fairly simple task.
Mainland Dating owner Jane Metcalfe (41), of Dunedin, said since the speed-dating business started in Dunedin in 2006, it had put more than 900 couples in committed relationships and resulted in more than 100 weddings and the birth of more than 100 babies.
The business had expanded to include Invercargill, Timaru and Christchurch but demand had ''dropped off'' and speed-dating nights stopped in Timaru in 2012, Invercargill in 2013 and in Dunedin last month.
Unlike the US 20s, the NZ version stayed true to the 20 x 1 3/8″ wheel.
I modified mine to 20 x 1.75″ BMX rims, but found that they lowered the BB too much.
''There are three men per woman in certain suburbs - Avondale being the main one.'' More men were in Christchurch for the rebuild, she said.
She had planned trips to visit pubs in Christchurch suburbs in September and October.
''It actually makes you be face-to-face and it's not anonymous like dating apps.