sydneys best bike shops??

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by braso, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. braso

    braso Guest

    Hi, I live in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, just after some feedback o
    some of the better bike shops in old Sydney Town. I can't say I'm overl
    impressed with my lbs. I am prepared to travel. I am after bits an
    pieces to upgrade my rig (02 trek 5200/ultegra 9sp) - for exampl
    stem/seatpost, all things carbon!! I would prefer somewhere tha
    actually has some items in stock, not just in a catalogue. I understan
    that there are millions of bike parts out there, but my lbs doesn't see
    to stock anything!!! Oh btw, are there any cyclists in Sydney or is thi
    an all VIC forum??? cheers shan


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  2. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    "braso" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:eek:[email protected]

    <snip?

    > to stock anything!!! Oh btw, are there any cyclists in Sydney or is this
    > an all VIC forum??? cheers shane
    >
    >


    It may seem like that lately but there are lots of people from all over the
    country in here. Go through the archives on google. I am from Sydney.

    Pete
     
  3. amirm

    amirm Guest

    braso wrote:
    > Hi, I live in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, just after some feedback on
    > some of the better bike shops in old Sydney Town. I can't say I'm overly
    > impressed with my lbs. I am prepared to travel. I am after bits and
    > pieces to upgrade my rig (02 trek 5200/ultegra 9sp) - for example
    > stem/seatpost, all things carbon!! I would prefer somewhere that
    > actually has some items in stock, not just in a catalogue. I understand
    > that there are millions of bike parts out there, but my lbs doesn't seem
    > to stock anything!!! Oh btw, are there any cyclists in Sydney or is this
    > an all VIC forum??? cheers shane


    Braso:

    I don't live in Sysdney, but regarding your comments I'd like to give
    you my own perspective. It's true that not all LBSs are the same. I
    agree that some have a more extended range in stock. But still, when
    you're after specialised items such as carbon stems, it starts to get
    tricky. Shops tend to stock items that they sell frequently. Specialised
    items are usually left for ordering. Unfortunately, this is the way many
    things work in a relatively small market.

    Cheers, Amir.




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  4. braso wrote:
    >
    > Hi, I live in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, just after some feedback on
    > some of the better bike shops in old Sydney Town.


    I thought old sysdney town closed down {:)

    but, I guess Wooly's Wheels is probably what you are looking for.

    caveat, I'd never shop there because they don't sell my type of bicycle
    and they a re not a lbs for me.
     
  5. Ritch

    Ritch Guest

    > "braso" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:eek:[email protected]
    >
    > <snip?
    >
    > > to stock anything!!! Oh btw, are there any cyclists in Sydney or is this
    > > an all VIC forum??? cheers shane
    > >


    I was looking to upgrade my worn out RSX 8-speed to Ultegra 9s. I
    received a quote for 2003 Ultegra from a (well known) centrally
    located bike shop that was outrageous - about $2000 + another $250-300
    to install. I said I'd call them... ultimately, I purchased the bits
    from cecil walker online for closer to $1300 and installed myself.

    If you know what you want and don't need to be fitted, buying online
    is a better bet (in my opinion).

    Ritch
     
  6. Bluenose

    Bluenose Guest

    Now isn't that interesting....my LBS gave me a quote to buy an Ultegra
    grouppo minus hubs for only A$1200....they'd probably charge me next to
    knicks (if anything) to put it on as well. I thought that was a pretty
    good price.

    I buy from my LBS when I can. But this all depends on the difference. ie
    new Cassette and chain from LBS A$155.00 where I could have gotten them
    off of eBay for A$120.00 + wait 2-3 weeks for delivery. Yes there was a
    saving to be made but you have to buy from your LBS sometimes otherwise
    they'd never be able to survive, then where would you be? I also get
    great service from them....nothing is ever to much trouble.

    Cheers

    Ritch wrote:
    >
    > > "braso" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:eek:[email protected]
    > >
    > > <snip?
    > >
    > > > to stock anything!!! Oh btw, are there any cyclists in Sydney or is this
    > > > an all VIC forum??? cheers shane
    > > >

    >
    > I was looking to upgrade my worn out RSX 8-speed to Ultegra 9s. I
    > received a quote for 2003 Ultegra from a (well known) centrally
    > located bike shop that was outrageous - about $2000 + another $250-300
    > to install. I said I'd call them... ultimately, I purchased the bits
    > from cecil walker online for closer to $1300 and installed myself.
    >
    > If you know what you want and don't need to be fitted, buying online
    > is a better bet (in my opinion).
    >
    > Ritch
     
  7. Andrew Swan

    Andrew Swan Guest

    Terry Collins wrote:
    > braso wrote:
    >
    >>Hi, I live in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, just after some feedback on
    >>some of the better bike shops in old Sydney Town.

    >
    >
    > I thought old sysdney town closed down {:)
    >
    > but, I guess Wooly's Wheels is probably what you are looking for.
    >
    > caveat, I'd never shop there because they don't sell my type of bicycle
    > and they a re not a lbs for me.


    Wooly's get a thumbs up from me because if they don't have stuff in
    stock, they'll get it in quickly and give me a ring (plus they're
    friendly). And they give discounts to bike club and BNSW members (not
    all Eastern Suburbs BSs do).

    &roo

    Old Sydney Town - now that takes me back! Used to love the floggings,
    even if it obviously was red dye on the cat o'nine tails...
     
  8. Andrew Swan

    Andrew Swan Guest

    Bluenose wrote:
    > Now isn't that interesting....my LBS gave me a quote to buy an Ultegra
    > grouppo minus hubs for only A$1200....they'd probably charge me next to
    > knicks (if anything) to put it on as well. I thought that was a pretty
    > good price.


    I've just ordered an Ultegra groupset (minus hubs) from Parker
    International for GBP306 (the ex-VAT price) - after adding freight (say
    GBP30), GST @ 10%, and import duty @ 5%, this works out to about $930.
    I'm happy to wait a couple of weeks to save $270 or so...

    Check http://www.parker-international.co.uk/home.htm

    P.S. I suggest you don't order from www.cyclingbargains.com, even if
    their web site lets you. They took my payment, then after about four
    weeks told me they didn't ship overseas any more (saying the paperwork
    was too time-consuming), then refunded my payment. In the meantime, the
    exchange rate changed the wrong way and I lost money on the deal, not to
    mention the $10 foreign currency processing fee that ANZ charged me both
    times.

    &roo
     
  9. helen

    helen Guest

    On 4/2/04 12:50 AM, in article [email protected],
    "braso" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Hi, I live in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, just after some feedback on
    > some of the better bike shops in old Sydney Town. I can't say I'm overly
    > impressed with my lbs. I am prepared to travel. I am after bits and
    > pieces to upgrade my rig (02 trek 5200/ultegra 9sp) - for example
    > stem/seatpost, all things carbon!! I would prefer somewhere that
    > actually has some items in stock, not just in a catalogue. I understand
    > that there are millions of bike parts out there, but my lbs doesn't seem
    > to stock anything!!! Oh btw, are there any cyclists in Sydney or is this
    > an all VIC forum??? cheers shane
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    >

    You could try cheeky monkey, they have opened a specialist road and tri shop
    on clovelly road, near centennial park
     
  10. braso

    braso Guest

    Helen wrote:
    > On 4/2/04 12:50 AM, in article
    > [email protected], "braso" <usenet-
    > [email protected]> wrote:
    > > Hi, I live in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, just after some feedback
    > > on some of the better bike shops in old Sydney Town. I can't say I'm
    > > overly impressed with my lbs. I am prepared to travel. I am after bits
    > > and pieces to upgrade my rig (02 trek 5200/ultegra 9sp) - for example
    > > stem/seatpost, all things carbon!! I would prefer somewhere that
    > > actually has some items in stock, not just in a catalogue. I
    > > understand that there are millions of bike parts out there, but my lbs
    > > doesn't seem to stock anything!!! Oh btw, are there any cyclists in
    > > Sydney or is this an all VIC forum??? cheers shane
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > >

    > You could try cheeky monkey, they have opened a specialist road and tri
    > shop on clovelly road, near centennial park




    Hi, I live 5 minutes from there, and actually checked Cheeky Monkey out
    the other day. Some nice bikes there, but more tri than road based imho.
    Felt sorry for them being new and all, so bought a couple of race tyres.
    Gee I'm a nice guy.



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  11. Ron Heath

    Ron Heath Guest

    >
    >
    > Try Stanmore Cycles or Peter Bundy Cycles at Riverwood--I think you would be surprised by Peter's prices and and what he has in stock.


    Ron
     
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