Bike shop recommendations

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by Marky, Mar 5, 2004.

  1. Marky

    Marky Guest

    Hi everyone, I need some recommendations for bike shops in the Eastern
    suburbs (Boroondara area). Good honest advice is the main criteria followed
    by good prices.

    Thank you.
     
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  2. flyingdutch

    flyingdutch Guest

    Marky wrote:
    > Hi everyone, I need some recommendations for bike shops in the Eastern
    > suburbs (Boroondara area). Good honest advice is the main criteria
    > followed by good prices.
    > Thank you.



    depnds a bit on style of thing you are looking for..

    I its mtb/downhill its pretty hard to go past vicmtb on burke rd eas
    kew. really specialise in this area and great staff (and one hotty
    jenny?, too!

    If its road/hybrid or family my current fave is Cycleworks Whitehorse r
    Box Hill which are excellent. great range, staff and pricing i
    competitive (speak to Doug-beard

    Dont really have personal experience of too many others in the area
    Ray's (Whorse rd) changes hand severy few years and (is it lawrenci
    cycles) on Glenferrie Rd cant seem to make up its mind if it sellin
    bikes or fishing gear and doing neither wel

    too many other stores these days are rather blinkered as all are no
    'owned' by whichever brand of bike they are affiliated to so if its
    new bike youre after, perhaps do some research online first (or here fo
    opinions on bikes/budgets) and then find out which store/s do the bik
    youre after

    If its advice/mechanics youre after (broad stereotype warning) I woul
    go for a store owned by an old dude who has a couple of young guy
    working out the back so you get a good range of knowledge/experience
    The older guy will know setup/camapg an everything else practical lik
    touring or crusing down to the shops, the younger guys are more up wit
    all the trick newer stuff and most likely ride it hard too


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  3. On Sat, 6 Mar 2004 12:10:09 +1100, "Marky"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Hi everyone, I need some recommendations for bike shops in the Eastern
    >suburbs (Boroondara area). Good honest advice is the main criteria followed
    >by good prices.


    Road and MTBs

    Bike Life, Auburn Rd, Hawthorn
    Ashburton Cycles, High St, Ashburton.
    Barry Waddell, Burwood Hwy, Burwood (near Warrigal Rd)

    Road and TT bikes

    ACR, cnr Burwood Hwy and Warrigal Rd, Burwood.

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    Richard.
     
  4. DRS

    DRS Guest

    Richard Sherratt <[email protected]> wrote in
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    > Barry Waddell, Burwood Hwy, Burwood (near Warrigal Rd)


    Is he still there? That place was around when I was a kid.

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    "I'm proud that I live in a country where witnessing two hours of bloody,
    barbarous torture in gloating detail is considered indicia of religious
    piety, whereas a mere second gazing upon a woman's breast is cause for
    outraged apoplexy."
    Betty Bowers, http://www.bettybowers.com/melgibsonpassion.html
     
  5. Andrew Swan

    Andrew Swan Guest

    flyingdutch wrote:
    > Ray's (Whorse rd) changes hand severy few years and (is it lawrencia
    > cycles) on Glenferrie Rd cant seem to make up its mind if it selling
    > bikes or fishing gear and doing neither well


    Maybe they just decided to sell Shimano stuff?

    &roo
     
  6. flyingdutch

    flyingdutch Guest

    Andrew Swan wrote:
    > flyingdutch wrote:
    > > Ray's (Whorse rd) changes hand severy few years and (is it lawrencia
    > > cycles) on Glenferrie Rd cant seem to make up its mind if it selling
    > > bikes or fishing gear and doing neither well

    > Maybe they just decided to sell Shimano stuff?
    > &roo



    Hah, Hah!!!

    Booooom, ccchhhhhhhh


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  7. hippy

    hippy Guest

    "Marky" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Hi everyone, I need some recommendations for bike shops in the Eastern
    > suburbs (Boroondara area). Good honest advice is the main criteria

    followed
    > by good prices.


    Since Christy's Cycles is no longer around,
    my favourite place in Boroondara is Bike
    Life. They are not the cheapest but they are
    very nice (big guy, Dean). They are on
    Auburn Rd. now I think - I've not been to
    their new store yet. I get most of my stuff
    from Croydon Cycleworks now.
    VicMTB sold me my mtb, but they have new
    owners now and I've only been to their great
    garage sales. They seem okay, maybe talk up
    their gear a little bit too much. They do seem
    happy to talk and let you test ride various
    bikes though.

    hth
    hippy
     
  8. ACP

    ACP Guest

    Go and see Mick Jamison at Croydon Cycleworks... he is a really switche
    on guy and prices well too

    Good luck


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  9. flyingdutch

    flyingdutch Guest

    didnt think a young pup like you hipster woulda gone for Christies whic
    was great but full of tandems (want one!) and seriuos touring stuff
    really helpful guy too. i think he's teaching now..


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  10. hippy

    hippy Guest

    "flyingdutch" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > didnt think a young pup like you hipster woulda gone for Christies

    which
    > was great but full of tandems (want one!) and seriuos touring stuff.
    > really helpful guy too. i think he's teaching now...


    It was mostly for commuter fixes and minor
    repairs, i.e. if I broke something on the commute
    to work, I could get it fixed there for the ride
    home. He ran an exceptional shop, IMHO,
    because of his attitude and his helpfulness. He'd
    often just walk out and fix my bike on the spot,
    I'd pay for parts and go back to work... the
    shop is up for sale/auction now.
    (I was just at the Whitehorse for a pot & parma!)

    hippy
     
  11. flyingdutch

    flyingdutch Guest

    hhmmmm, carbo loading...



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  12. hippy

    hippy Guest

    "flyingdutch" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > hhmmmm, carbo loading...


    It's not good... Lets just say I've been indulging
    beyond what most people would consider possible...
    and now I have to do the BRW this Sunday (400m
    swim, 10k ride, 4k run) with basically <1 week of
    "training"...

    Talk about "dead meat"!

    hippy
     
  13. Hitchy

    Hitchy Guest

    Hippy wrote:
    > "flyingdutch" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:lL-
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    > 4.usenetserver.com...
    > > hhmmmm, carbo loading...

    > It's not good... Lets just say I've been indulging beyond what most
    > people would consider possible... and now I have to do the BRW this
    > Sunday (400m swim, 10k ride, 4k run) with basically <1 week of
    > "training"...
    > Talk about "dead meat"!
    > hippy



    G'day Hippy

    I did the BRW last year. Got conned into it because I 'ride'. How thi
    transpires in some peoples minds to swimming & running is beyond me!. I
    you haven't doen it before, don't let yourself be conned into bein
    first up for the swim!...man that is craziness with 50 or so all goin
    for it at the same time. I got kicked in the head about 3 times (& onc
    in the 'Indian cricket captains') (think about it!).....take the eas
    way out & be 2nd or third. The run is a cinch if you have an
    pride....can't possibly stop with all these nubile lycra wearing youn
    ladies about!...goodluck. naturally, we expect a report!

    cheers

    Hitch

    PS.....If they make you put your bike in the cage overnight...take
    tarp & some tent pegs to protect it from the weather


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  14. hippy

    hippy Guest

    "Hitchy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I did the BRW last year. Got conned into it because I 'ride'. How this
    > transpires in some peoples minds to swimming & running is beyond me!.

    If
    > you haven't doen it before, don't let yourself be conned into being
    > first up for the swim!...man that is craziness with 50 or so all going
    > for it at the same time. I got kicked in the head about 3 times (&

    once
    > in the 'Indian cricket captains') (think about it!).....take the easy
    > way out & be 2nd or third. The run is a cinch if you have any
    > pride....can't possibly stop with all these nubile lycra wearing young
    > ladies about!...goodluck. naturally, we expect a report!,


    hehe I've done it before and I would've done it again last year
    but I broke my collarbone so I had to watch. The problem
    this year is that I had no intention of doing it. I was a half-hearted
    backup. 2 weeks out, the main dude pulls out and I'm now the
    one racing with no swimming or running training... pain, pain, pain!

    After this weekend I'm hittin' triple kilo figures.. I'm not worried
    about stopping, but the other two in my team are pretty quick
    runners... doh! Better make up about 20mins in the 10k ride! :-D

    > PS.....If they make you put your bike in the cage overnight...take a
    > tarp & some tent pegs to protect it from the weather!


    Meh.. I need a new bike anyway hehehe
    I'll see what I can come up with.. I can't imagine Melb
    dishing out something worse than what I've already
    ridden in before...

    hurricane hippy
     
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