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Graham

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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.

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Bah

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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.
 
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Alan Erskine

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"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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Peter Signorini

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"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
 
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Alan Erskine

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"Peter Signorini" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
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> "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!
 
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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.
 
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Mike

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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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Mike Ayling

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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
 
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Mark Sullivan

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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
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> > >
> > 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
 
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David Thomas

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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
 

Paul A.

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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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