Shop « Mamachari Bicycles

By: Mamachari  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Bike, Gears

Shop « Mamachari Bicycles


The following are mamachari bicycles and accessories we have ready for sale. You can also come into our workshop/showroom at 240 The Esplanade, Island Bay, to buy them.

If you would like a mamachari or accessory sent to a location outside of Wellington, please contact us and we can make delivery arrangements. Payments can be made by eftpos, cash or internet banking.

We look forward to finding you a bicycle or bicycle accessory that will suit your needs and your lifestyle.

Mamachari 000142

This is a beautiful pearl white mamachari with chrome guards that we’ve had sandblasted and powder coated. It is 27″, single speed and has new white tyres, cranks, stem, kick stand, bell, basket and sweep-handlebars. It also has a whole lot of other new things that make it ride like new but you don’t want to think about (chain, bottom bracket, bearings, cones, headset). I rode it: I want it. So does my wife.


Mamachari 000141

This is a beautiful blue Mamachari with 6 Gears in a cassete derailieur set up. It offers a great range of gears for getting up hills and into the wind. It is also really comfortable with a nice classic upright position. It comes with a basket, kickstand, bell and front dynamo.


This is a teal blue single speed mamachari, it has a basket, kickstand and bell.



Mamachari 000134


This  is a Miyata folding mamachari. It has 20″ compound wheels and a bell. It is a really simple lightweight bike from one of Japans premier manufacturers.


This is a beautiful Raleigh Bremuda, it has been fully serviced and rides really well. The paint and chrome look like they will still have another 10 years in them before a full restoration is required, but this is not a bike to be stored outside. It has original and working front and rear dynamolights, a bell, carrier, kickstand,  a Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub and also an amazing seat: an Olympic which is in incredible condition.


Restored 3 speed cruiser


This dark blue, 3-speed beauty has been subject to the full Mamachari Bicycles treatment and is a dream to ride. It has caliper front brakes and drum back brakes, 26 inch wheels with wide tyres, an extra wide comfy seat, a bugle horn, chain guard, mudguards and a mirror on the handle bars.

Wisper E bikes

Here at Mamachari we want to see more people on bikes. These bikes offer another option. They are a little bit different and perfect for a lot of people. They are electric assisted bikes – they have no throttle so the rider has to pedal to get assistance. With a Wisper 805 last week I rode from Island Bay to Kingston  (that’s up a looooong, steepish hill)  without being out of breath or needing a shower at the end of the ride (I plan to ride up Ngauranga gorge for my next test).  They can do up to 70 kilometres to a charge which makes a commute to the Hutt and back realistic.

We also offer conversion kits so we can  upgrade your mamachari (or any other bike you care to ride) to electric assist.



Shimano nexus hubs 3, 7 and 8 speed

We can add extra gears to our predominantly single-speed Japanese bicycles.  If you have found a bike that you like and you want gears, we can install one of three different hubs with gears in the wheel.  This means our bikes will still have chainguards, the bikes remain low-maintenance, and you will have a similar range of gears to sports bikes.  All of the hubs come with rear coaster brakes as standard, meaning you can stop like you used to.

3 speed              $245

7 speed              $320     (equivalent to a 12 speed derailleur: think of a 1980′s ten speed)

8 speed              $410      (equivalent to a 21 speed derailleur: the same range as a basic older mountain bike)

All prices include installation and a coaster brake.  We require a 50% deposit on the total price of the bike, including the new hub.  We can retro-fit these gears to either 26″ or 27″ bikes and it will take about two weeks to complete.  Approach those hills with confidence!


Just arrived white tyres for Mamachari Bicycles,  sized for either 26″ and 27″ only $30. We had these manufactured to order so no-one else will have these.

We also stock a wide variety of all types of tyres and tubes and can order any tyre you need, be it road bike, moutain bike or Mamachari.


Brooks B17 Special

  • The legendary Brooks B17 Special saddle
  • Copper plated steel frame
  • Copper rivets
  • On the market for over 100 years


Brooks Saddle B67 Aged

  • Ideal all rounders for daily city or touring use in a rather upright position
  • Classically sprung for supreme comfort
  • Comfortable from day 1 thanks to softer leather



Nutcase helmet: Daisy - $80

Nutcase helmet: Hawaiian - $80

Nutcase helmet: Hibiscus - $80

Alpha helmet - matt blue - $60

Alpha helmet - green - $60

Alpha helmet - white - $60

Alpha helmet - pink - $60

Zefal bike pumps - $20

Lock with key - $30

Detachable wicker basket - $65

Basil double sided pannier $147

Basil double sided pannier $147

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Bike, Gears