China’s disappeared 28 bicycles are still playing the spirit of the “old scalper” in Africa, and they have become a tool for the African people to make money and support their families.
Because of the backward economy and rough roads in Africa, the transportation of bananas is a problem. When they were unable to do anything, they discovered that China’s 28 bicycles were affordable and had a large load capacity. Through low-cost purchases and simple repairs, he rode on the road imposingly.
According to media reports, when the African brothers slid down from the top of the mountain on their 28 bicycles, they surpassed their counterpart cars at a speed of 6 per hour.0 kilometers. When going up the mountain, they will also cleverly grab a large truck on the side. With the help of the truck, they can easily go uphill without stepping on it. When bicycles are used as trucks, netizens have to sigh: They are all car gods!
In addition to Africa, Nepal in South Asia is also a market for 28 bicycles. In Nepal, you can see local people traveling on bicycles and transporting a small amount of goods everywhere. Owning a two-eight bicycle, industrious locals can exchange wealth.
Actually, the “28” that became popular in Southeast Asia and Africa once played a role in Chinese life An important role.
1. PishiThe mount, warm memories
The 28-inch bicycle refers to a bicycle with a wheel diameter of 28 inches. It was introduced in the 1960s.
In the beginning, the 28-inch bicycle was mainly used by the army company, so the structure is very strong, and the design load is More than 200 kilograms, including people and goods, it’s no problem for a car to pull 700 kilograms. It became a rare means of transportation and transportation in that era.tool.
Phoenix, permanent, flying pigeon, can own these brands of bicycles, it is a great thing for a family. For those born in the 1980s, the 28th bicycle is connected to the warmest childhood memories.
When I was younger, my father was riding on the bicycle, sitting on the front bar, playing with the bright bell from time to time; when I was younger, my body was leaning, and one leg passed through the middle of the bicycle tripod and used it familiarly. The riding method of "emptying" wandered on the main street of the town.
Some people recall that the bicycles at home are often overloaded, "I sit On the beam, the mother sits on the shelf, holding her brother in her arms. At that time, I felt that the dexterous wheel was like a pair of wings. It took me to all the places I dreamed to go-to choose my favorite clothes in the market, and to my grandmother’s house to play with my cousins..."
2. From import to export
In the 1960s, Chinese bicycles were imported from abroad, commonly known as'foreign bicycles', and are divided into'Oriental bicycles' according to different origins. 'And'Western car'. Representatives include the British'Crested Burger'; the Japanese'Fuji' ChrysanthemumHua’ and other brands.
In the beginning, few can afford a bicycle, and can ride a "Twenty Eight" is a proper rich person.
In the 1980s, China became the world's recognized "Bike Kingdom" with its huge bicycle inventory and strong manufacturing capacity.
With the development of the economy, motorcycles and cars have entered people’s daily lives. Coupled with the development of urbanization, the heavy two-eight bicycles have gradually withdrawn from the stage of history.
Instead, there is a more segmented bicycle market, such as children's bicycles, mountain bicycles, and daily lighter bicycles. Regardless of design, safety, and materials, the 28 bicycles have almost no market, so they are naturally eliminated.
Two years after the rise of shared bicycles, the bicycle industry has once again achieved rapid development. But the fast-growing and fast-death shared bicycle industry has brought a group of bicycle suppliers to faceImminent crisis.
The existence of Alibaba International Station allows bicycle suppliers to find a turning point. Some merchants sell their bicycles to Southeast Asian countries along the “Belt and Road” through the international station. Orders continue to flow and the company has gained a new lease of life. .
Today, China’s bicycle industry has significantly accelerated its export growth under the “Belt and Road” initiative. The latest industry statistics show that in 2018, China exported 59.272 million bicycles, an increase of 5.1% year-on-year; The export value was US$3.25 billion, a year-on-year increase of 4.6%. The export of electric bicycles was 1.877 million, a year-on-year increase of 10.4%; the export value was US$790 million, a year-on-year increase of 14.6%.
Alibaba International Station provides new opportunities for businesses, and Chinese bicycles also provide African friends with a way to make a living and even get rich opportunity.