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PEDAL PUSHERS – WHAT’S ALL ABOUT?

Pedal Pushers Cyclery Limited had its inception in a small Rangitikei Street store in 1976 under the guidance of Frank Calvis and Stuart Watts. Their philosophy was to offer cyclists more choice at a fair price. A philosophy that still exist today under Garry Buys’ ownership.

In 1979 (as the then ‘head mechanic’) Garry bought shares in Pedal Pushers from one of the original owners and was now in partnership with Ian Gray, who had also acquired a shareholding.

Garry had decided to retire from competitive cycling after racing in Europe and to concentrate on perfecting his mechanical skills – developing a subsequent talent for frame building.

The success of his meticulously handcrafted and finished Vincolo frames were testimony to his ability and were endorsed by some of New Zealand’s leading cyclists of the day (Anthony Cuff, Michael Mc Redmond and Nathan Dahlberg). A great testimonial to Garry’s mechanical skills was that the become a New Zealander licenced mechanic in the highest ranking and mechaniced for National and International teams. Represented New Zealand at World championship Trackmeets, Oceana games and on the road was the mechanic for the Tour De Japan, Tour De Taiwan, Tour De Australia and also 3 times the Tour De New Zealand which was the former Dulux 6 day race. Garry also worked with the PDM Dutch professional Road Team in the Tour De France and to this day Garry is still mechanicing and also spends a lot of time in the Pedal Pushers workshop.

With a ‘growing reputation’ and an every expanding business the two partners moved their operation to its former Church Street location in 1986.

By 1993 Garry had become the sole principal of Pedal Pushers and proceeded to introduce an innovative sales and marketing programme supported by an enthusiastic and dedicated team of cycle-orientated personnel to help project Pedal Pushers as “New Zealand’s Ultimate Bike Shop’

Unquestionably..Pedal Pushers offers its clients New Zealand’s largest selection bicycles and  frames and accessories and arguably the best advice and service. Pedal Pushers was the first store in New Zealand to offer the one year unlimited free serving on it’s cycles. Many imitators have copied Garry but Pedal Pushers has always strived to be the inovators not the imitators.

In 1994 Pedal Pushers won the Inaugural Award for ‘New Zealand’s Best Bike Shop’ came runner-up in 1995 and repeated their ’94 triumph by winning again in 1996 and also in 1997. Pedal Pusher’s high profile ‘Cycling Top and Shorts’ won a very prestigious ‘Pride in Print New Zealand’ Gold Medal award for design and screen-printing in 1996.

In 2004 Garry and the Team moved into Ferguson Street to become New Zealand’s finest purpose-built Bike Shop with some 900 sqm of high profile Retail & Workshop space.

When you shop with us.. you really do get ‘The Pedal Pushers Advantage’..

Thanks for taking the time to read this publication Cheers

Garry Buys

For interest and information please go to our link www.vincolobicycles.co.nz

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