Melbourne bike shop good deal

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  1. Graham

    Graham Guest

    My mate and his girlfriend are arriving in Melbourne in two weeks time and want to buy two new
    touring bikes with racks. They are bringing their paniers and other gear with them.

    Where is a good place to buy two reasonable steel framed touring bikes. From the e-mail I believe
    around $600 to $800 is what they are looking for.

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  2. Bah

    Bah Guest

    Graham <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Where is a good place to buy two reasonable steel framed touring bikes. From the e-mail I believe
    > around $600 to $800 is what they are looking for.

    Hoohoohaahaahaaa ...

    There is *NOTHING* in this price range *OR* material. In fact, depending on where they are coming
    from, they would be better off bringing bikes and SELLING them here.

    http://www.mongoosebikes.com.au/products.php/command/viewproduct/productserial/61/categoryserial/19

    These are as close as you are likely to get for the money, I think they are a bit over $1k.

    Bah.
     
  3. Alan Erskine

    Alan Erskine Guest

    "Graham" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > My mate and his girlfriend are arriving in Melbourne in two weeks time and want to buy two new
    > touring bikes with racks. They are bringing their paniers and other gear with them.
    >
    > Where is a good place to buy two reasonable steel framed touring bikes.
    From
    > the e-mail I believe around $600 to $800 is what they are looking for.

    TRAK Cycles in Southland Shopping Centre (Cheltenham - south of Moorabbin) sells the Mongoose
    Crossway 850 for just under a thousand - I got mine there in February for $999. I'm sure if your
    friends are buying two, they'll get a good deal. There are several less expensive Mongoose models,
    but I don't know the prices.

    Suggest searching the on-line Yellow pages for bike shops, that might help.

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  4. "Graham" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > My mate and his girlfriend are arriving in Melbourne in two weeks time and want to buy two new
    > touring bikes with racks. They are bringing their paniers and other gear with them.
    >
    > Where is a good place to buy two reasonable steel framed touring bikes.
    From
    > the e-mail I believe around $600 to $800 is what they are looking for.

    THE best place for them to look for good touring bikes is Christie Cycles in Burwood Road, Hawthorn.
    They are a touring & tandem specialist. Your price range is a bit low, but Ian and his staff will be
    able to set them up with something worthwhile.

    www.christiecycles.com.au

    They could also try St Kilda Cycles, who have many specialist parts and bikes

    www.stkildacycles.com.au

    Also they are welcome to come in to visit us at Melbourne Bicycle Touring Club any Wednesday night,
    upstairs in the Trades Hall Building at the corner of Lygon St & Victoria St, Carlton Sth. We are
    the largest and most active cycle touring club in Melbourne. It would be great to have a chat and
    help with ideas about their trip.

    http://home.vicnet.net.au/~mbtc/

    Cheers Peter
     
  5. Alan Erskine

    Alan Erskine Guest

    "Peter Signorini" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >
    > "Graham" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:p[email protected]...
    > > My mate and his girlfriend are arriving in Melbourne in two weeks time
    and
    > > want to buy two new touring bikes with racks. They are bringing their paniers and other gear
    > > with them.
    > >
    > > Where is a good place to buy two reasonable steel framed touring bikes.
    > From
    > > the e-mail I believe around $600 to $800 is what they are looking for.
    >
    > THE best place for them to look for good touring bikes is Christie Cycles
    in
    > Burwood Road, Hawthorn. They are a touring & tandem specialist. Your price range is a bit low, but
    > Ian and his staff will be able to set them up with something worthwhile.
    >
    > www.christiecycles.com.au
    >
    > They could also try St Kilda Cycles, who have many specialist parts and bikes
    >
    > www.stkildacycles.com.au
    >
    > Also they are welcome to come in to visit us at Melbourne Bicycle Touring Club any Wednesday
    > night, upstairs in the Trades Hall Building at the
    corner
    > of Lygon St & Victoria St, Carlton Sth. We are the largest and most active cycle touring club in
    > Melbourne. It would be great to have a chat and help with ideas about their trip.
    >
    > http://home.vicnet.net.au/~mbtc/
    >
    > Cheers Peter

    Peter, I did a web search for Melbourne touring clubs. I have downloaded your page's membership form
    and I will be 'haunting' the site for a week or two to work out what you guys and girls do before
    making any decisions, but, nice site to start with!
     
  6. Ghostwombat

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    >> My mate and his girlfriend are arriving in Melbourne in two weeks time and want to buy two new
    >> touring bikes with racks. They are bringing their paniers and other gear with them.
    >>
    >> Where is a good place to buy two reasonable steel framed touring bikes.
    > From
    >> the e-mail I believe around $600 to $800 is what they are looking for.
    >
    > THE best place for them to look for good touring bikes is Christie Cycles in Burwood Road,
    > Hawthorn. They are a touring & tandem specialist. Your price range is a bit low, but Ian and his
    > staff will be able to set them up with something worthwhile.
    >
    > www.christiecycles.com.au

    You'd better hurry if you're going to Christie's because they are about to close down. The
    business has been for sale, but no-one bought it, so the owner is shutting up shop (possibly
    within a month or so). My source is a friend who works there & has been told to look for a new job
    due to them closing.
     
  7. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Bah wrote:
    > Graham <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Where is a good place to buy two reasonable steel framed touring bikes. From the e-mail I believe
    >>around $600 to $800 is what they are looking for.
    >
    >
    > Hoohoohaahaahaaa ...
    >
    > There is *NOTHING* in this price range *OR* material. In fact, depending

    Certainly not a *traditional* tourer, but thats partly because few people buy them any more. They
    will find a suitable mountain bike or hybrid/comfort in that price range. Its even possible to add
    front panniers. Just watch the stay length, especially if he has big feet.

    As for "steel", welcome to the 21st century. Iron is out and alum is
    in. See other threads. It now cheaper to make alum frames to the same standards. Just get a
    removable derailer hanger :)

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  8. Mike Ayling

    Mike Ayling Guest

    ghostwombat <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<BAD6420B.3AA4%[email protected]>...
    > >
    > You'd better hurry if you're going to Christie's because they are about to close down. The
    > business has been for sale, but no-one bought it, so the owner is shutting up shop (possibly
    > within a month or so). My source is a friend who works there & has been told to look for a new job
    > due to them closing.

    That will be a shame.

    Mike
     
  9. There is a place called Bicycle Recycle in South Rd. They had a good range and friendly staff. I
    didn't buy my own bike there - but I have bought all the kid's bikes there. The bikes are
    reconditioned and only a fraction of the price for new.

    "Mike Ayling" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > ghostwombat <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:<BAD6420B.3AA4%[email protected]>...
    > > >
    > > You'd better hurry if you're going to Christie's because they are about
    to
    > > close down. The business has been for sale, but no-one bought it, so the owner is shutting up
    > > shop (possibly within a month or so). My source is
    a
    > > friend who works there & has been told to look for a new job due to them closing.
    >
    > That will be a shame.
    >
    > Mike
     
  10. David Thomas

    David Thomas Guest

    Bah wrote:
    > Graham <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Where is a good place to buy two reasonable steel framed touring bikes. From the e-mail I believe
    >>around $600 to $800 is what they are looking for.
    >
    >
    > Hoohoohaahaahaaa ...
    >
    > There is *NOTHING* in this price range *OR* material. In fact, depending on where they are coming
    > from, they would be better off bringing bikes and SELLING them here.
    >
    > http://www.mongoosebikes.com.au/products.php/command/viewproduct/productserial/61/categorys-
    > erial/19
    >
    > These are as close as you are likely to get for the money, I think they are a bit over $1k.
    >
    > Bah.
    Can have my Trek for 800

    Its sort of a touring bike

    Trek 1220 in 58cm with a triple, carbon forks and cadence computer

    In Hawthorn

    Otherwise where do you wanna look?

    Dave
     
  11. Paul A.

    Paul A. New Member

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    It's a disaster, imho. Melbourne without Christie's Bike Shop is unthinkable. Best mail and personal service I ever had.
     
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