Good Melbourne Shop Mechanics

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  1. flynn

    flynn New Member

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    You experienced riders out there. I am after a shop that doesn't think every cyclist has a big fat wallet and can service road bikes with care and attention to detail. My local mechanic seems to have lost the touch so..

    Central Eastern suburbs around Burwood way - anyone got a shop to fit the bill?? I need a new mechanic for some major drive train surgery.
     
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  2. cfsmtb

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    ok, eastern suburbs. Get on a train, or ride to Richmond Station, get off train, walk or pedal around to Swan, look at shopfronts, there you will see Abbotsford Cycles. Not trying to drum up business for Peter, but, he's helped out a lot of friends of mine (& me too). Take in RRR subscriber card for a discount as well. Maybe something closer to where you are, but hope the above is of assistance.;)
     
  3. Tim Jones

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    "flynn" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > You experienced riders out there. I am after a shop that doesn't think every cyclist has a big fat
    > wallet and can service road bikes with care and attention to detail. My local mechanic seems to
    > have lost the touch so..
    >
    > Central Eastern suburbs around Burwood way - anyone got a shop to fit the bill?? I need a new
    > mechanic for some major drive train surgery.
    >

    I find Ashburton Cycles is pretty good - they will deal with you honestly about the repair that are
    needed and help you with decisions.

    They have a sister shop on the corner of Burwood Highway and Warrigal rd. They are a specialist tri
    shop there, owned by the same people - I have never used that store however.

    Tim
     
  4. The guys at Fitzroy Cycles are pretty good... I've only bought bits and pieces there, and bought my
    bike somewhere else, but they have been very helpful with problems, and always up for a chat....

    "flynn" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > You experienced riders out there. I am after a shop that doesn't think every cyclist has a big fat
    > wallet and can service road bikes with care and attention to detail. My local mechanic seems to
    > have lost the touch so..
    >
    > Central Eastern suburbs around Burwood way - anyone got a shop to fit the bill?? I need a new
    > mechanic for some major drive train surgery.
    >
    >
    >
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    > Steel Rider
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  5. Sting

    Sting Guest

    I take my business to Doug at CycleWorks in Whitehorse Rd Box Hill. He has alway dealt with me
    fairly, and his mechanic knows his stuff.

    Sting.

    "flynn" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > You experienced riders out there. I am after a shop that doesn't think every cyclist has a big fat
    > wallet and can service road bikes with care and attention to detail. My local mechanic seems to
    > have lost the touch so..
    >
    > Central Eastern suburbs around Burwood way - anyone got a shop to fit the bill?? I need a new
    > mechanic for some major drive train surgery.
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > Steel Rider
    >
    > >--------------------------<
    > Posted via cyclingforums.com http://www.cyclingforums.com
     
  6. On Thu, 20 Nov 2003 16:03:23 +1100, "Tim Jones" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"flynn" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >> You experienced riders out there. I am after a shop that doesn't think every cyclist has a big
    >> fat wallet and can service road bikes with care and attention to detail. My local mechanic seems
    >> to have lost the touch so..
    >>
    >> Central Eastern suburbs around Burwood way - anyone got a shop to fit the bill?? I need a new
    >> mechanic for some major drive train surgery.
    >>
    >
    >I find Ashburton Cycles is pretty good - they will deal with you honestly about the repair that are
    >needed and help you with decisions.

    Ditto.

    >They have a sister shop on the corner of Burwood Highway and Warrigal rd. They are a specialist tri
    >shop there, owned by the same people - I have never used that store however.

    ACR. Very good on road bikes, so don't get put off by the wet suits. It doesn't do MTBs. One of
    their guys used to be a mechanic with Saturn.

    I've heard good things about Barry Wadell across Burwood Hwy from ACR.

    Regards, Richard.
     
  7. flynn

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    I had a bad incident with Ashburton cycles a while back, and as a result i never went back there (even though I lived 100 mtrs away at the time)...
    However it appears that on the whole, everyone else is pleased with them so maybe i was being a bit harsh. Still, you can never take back that 'first impression'.

    Its such a common story these days to hear of people going in for a simple service and end up replacing half the bike, that i'm prepared to travel out of the way to find a place where this won't happen.
     
  9. flynn

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    Similar sentiments about ACR, and live around corner.

    So where do you recommend? I am after someone I can trust who understands those of us on older bikes with limited budgets but who like to go FAST!!

     
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