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March 4, 2007

more ebay madness

Filed under: birdy, folding bikes, General Stuff, New products, singlespeed, Surly — schmadzie @ 5:31 pm

Nb these bikes are not in store, and we won’t discuss them in store or on the phone. We also give no guarantees on the way it was assembled or manufacturers warranties If you want really good service, fitting info, pro assembly, manufacturers warranty and after sales love, you gots ta pay real money!

That said, if you know what you’re looking at, these babies are going to be bargains!

There are a couple of flatbar roadies a tourer, a limited edition 20 inch wheel Birdy folding bike, Daves full suss mtb (almost new), and a few singlespeed frames by Surly and On One




October 24, 2005

bicycling australia show etc.

Filed under: birdy, Events, folding bikes, General Stuff, New products, rants — schmadzie @ 8:24 pm

another show, another bunch of kind of interesting stuff. adam and i volunteered at the test track but we seemed to spend more time wandering around the exhibition hall. There was an interesting "women and cycling: myths and realities" seminar but the vast majority of stalls had mass produced same old kind of set-up. the drop bar birdy looked cool and the new design frames are out there.
i always like to look at the baum bicycles display, inspect the welds, look hard at the paint job. it is amazing if you just take a few seconds longer to look at the join and the paint job on the bike that you just see another level rather simply a coloured collection of tubes.
i had the misfortune of having to use public transport for a few days as i injured me back and a knee injury flared up. i decided to get the train from bondi junction. i don't get out much and so seeing all the hordes of people flock to the station from the surrounding suburbs was like some flock making a pilgrimage to a waterhole or some such.
so i am sitting on the station waiting for the train and these booming speakers start spewing advertising and then a freakin television turns on and plays channel seven news updates and other assorted drivel.
i was judt dismayed, i am not writing righteously here, i just was like this can't be happening. when i opened my eyes, eveyrone around me who was standing was facing thescreen and watching the television.
when the dirty train bureacrats decided to glue the train windows up i thought that was a breach of my civil liberties to have access to fresh air and triedmostly unscuccessfully to re-open them, on this particular moring i just wanted to scream, 'whya re youwatching this shit?' or at least turn the bloody things off but then i thought what a disgustingly arrogant bastard i was to tell these people what to do, or even to think i knew better.
so i put up with it and tried to forget the experience on the train trip to central but then when i get to central i hear warning messages about unaccompanied baggage and that is the last straw, i have never disliked public transport but it is difficult to put up with some of the things that do not seem so public about the transport. why is channel seven on a public train platform?

August 17, 2005

birdy Rohloff

Filed under: birdy, folding bikes, General Stuff, New products, rohloff — schmadzie @ 9:00 am

This one is a custom build. In store until the weekend if you want to check it out

August 10, 2005


Filed under: birdy, folding bikes, General Stuff, lights, New products, people, rohloff — schmadzie @ 10:25 am

Saturday morning has rolled around incredibly fast. (Well, it started as morning and now it's 4 0'clock. )

My first chance to take stock this week. Except i have a busy saturday ahead of me!

This week I had the good fortune of building andrew's rohloff equipped birdy this week. Mudguards, racks and the sweetest battery operated commuting light i have ever seen; the light and motion vega. It is a seriously cool bike, it oozes practicalility in a very shmick form. Look out for photos.

Welding at tafe is going pretty well. On monday we did some oxy cutting and gouging, on thursday we were doing outside corners on 1.6 stainless steel, then some fillet brazing. I have to get practicing so as not to let all this learning go to waste. Finding the correct equipment for torches and tips for bicycle specific brazing is proving quite difficult.

Tomorrow i will be off to sydney pitt st vegetarian restaurant for a dose of vegan yum-cha, sunday ritual.mmmmm. greasy.

July 21, 2005

old stuff

The 10th anniversary critical mass ride went off. Moz should have photos available soon. A great turn out, maybe more than 150 cyclists paraded around the city streets before making our way to newtown to celebrate. The fam (paula and sol) accompanied adam, tiff, jo, jos and emma (riding solo on a tandem: bad boyfriend adrian).

We did not stay to party, the bubby had to get to bed. We did see a great tandem with a babyseat which was ridden very skillfully by a couple who looked like they were enjoying themselves. I hope to make critical mass a regular family/friend activity.

Race for Jase July 31 Penrose

was a huge success.$5000 raised for the cancer council, 95 riders on a sweet trail. Nice speech by Stevo to remember Jase by.

Photos are here


Davy's framebuiding adventure.

I have just begun my journey to framebuilding fame and am learning Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW or TIG) at tafe. I had wanted to learn ox-acetylene but it is no longer offered. I wanted to get some experience with welding and brazing before i shelled out more silly amounts to do the UBI lugged framebuilding course.

It is pretty cool to be learning how bicycle frames are put together, reading descriptions on the internet can not provide the practical experience of the assembling equipment, striking the arc and heating the metal. Welding Student

 So, this week we actually did some welding. Pretty scary first up to be handling a 6000 degree arc dabbing your filler rod uncoordinatedly into the edge of the molten pool trying to avoid the tungsten tip lest you contaminate it. People who are good at this must have very steady hands. We also did some oxy-acetylene welding on Monday night which was fun. Basic stuff but it is all complicated to me so takes a while to get the hang of heating the base metal enough, applying flux to your filler rod, tapping filler rod onto metal and then heating up the metal so the filler flows all the way through between the two plates.


I am intending to focus on City bikes, Holland style bikes, and touring bikes whatever else i have the ability to create will be a bonus. I think custom framebuilding has largely been priced out of contention in the consumer's consideration of a new bike. I am refusing to believe that quality cannot be offered at a reasonable price. Maybe i will eat my words when i realise the cost of setting up a workshop, insurance and the return on hours worked doesn't stand up. However, i feel like i have to find out. Offering quality products to enable cycling as transport to a broad range of people appeals as a job description to me.


We have just received some new shimano dynamo hubs, (lighter and more efficient) well priced at $150 (hub only) and the schmidt's are going strong for the ultimate dynamo solution.

The new B and M LED supravision light from lumotec was recently installed and tested and absolutely blew the oval plus i had been using out of the water. This light is incredibly bright, when angled correctly it gave me a broad light with a great beam directly in front. They are pricey and at the moment require a bit of modification to use with dual pivot brakes but i was very impressed. They reach maximum brightness somewhere around 5km/h which is great when climbing. It is on my commuting bike so you can check it out at the shop.

Cool new items in stock: Nitto bars (moustache, track and touring)

Calendar of cool events is UPDATED

Cool folding bike display care of paddy

Fuji touring with deore cranks and euro trekking bars

We've got some mad surly's in stock: steamroller, long haul trucker and 29er frame and fork the karate monkey.


We are also fully equipped for fork and rear shock servicing.

We can also service shocks.

Marzocchi and Manitou will be soon to follow.

How cool is this event ?

You can  now buy folding bikes and accesories online !!!

click here to go to our new site

 Got a new shipment of Dahon folding bikes recently

including my new favourite, the Speed 8

8 Speed, nice light frame, big cushy fat tyres, adjustable stem with comfort grips, and only $800.

This is going to be a very popular bike I think.

Also arrived are the new Boardwalk 7, Impulse 7, and Vitesse 7.


and of course, we are the exclusive distributors for 

Cold Springs Rear

Santa Cruz Superlight



Racks for front suspension,

 rear suspensionand roadbikes with no mounts




Our good friend Laszlo has got some great PR in the Sydney Morning Herald today (Tuesday) in the Eco section. Laszlo picks up all our used tyres and makes belts out of them and then sells them back to us.


Dave and I have discovered these great new Ergon grips. Yep, they look Kooky, and yep they are pricey but boy do they feel sweet! There are mens and womens models with or without barends, and they bolt on.

multi-position Regular


On a brighter note, here are some nice bikes we have built recently

has a new updated cool website

The next wave in Lighting has begun !

Just in, is The Light and Motion Vega for $300, with an LED light which can run for up to 8 hours , up to 12 watts equivalent light, with a 2 hour  charge time. The battery is in the light unit and it also has a flashing mode !


Here is a little report from Dave's trip to Colorado's Barnett's Bicycle Institute to become a Certified Advanced Bicycle Technician

Here are a couple of photos of Ben Wilson who kicked ass at the Singlespeed Worlds earlier this year in VIC, beating many faster riders due to his excellence in beer drinking

r.e.load baggage inc.


radio holder celly holder shoulder pad frame pad  

messenger bags, little handbag type bags, pouches, strap pads, tshirts. This stuff is so damn cool. AND WATERPROOF tarp lined like all work bags should be

Courier section updated with some cool links and info on Sydney's successful bid for the Cycle Messenger World Champs in 2006. Before this years worlds there is a messenger stage race from Boston to NY with 3 alleycats, 3 road stages and a timetrial.

 Excellent Cycling proficiency and commuter courses are run by the Sydney Community College


Exciting news! There is a new distributor for BOB trailers, which means that there will be excellent availability, and the prices have dropped dramatically.

They were $850, but the YAK, at a special introductory price is $500 and the Ibex suspension model is $650

I'm gonna get one myself !


and this fantastic  giftcoloring book

It's that time of year when everybody is coming in stocking up, nor for Xmas, but for panniers and racks and touring supplies, making me jealous with their plans.

We have heaps of Ortlieb handlebar bags and panniers


Dave has also been getting into Dynamo lights, and we now stock B and M lights, Schmidt and Shimano Dynamo systems.

And we have heaps of flashers and rechargables.

Imagine having this on your handlebars.

Dennis is back from riding around Australia over a year on beautiful Fuji Touring bike now $1600. British racing green, racked up. Lucky Bastard.

Singlespeeds are ticking along, and there is a fantastic new hub from White Bros called the ENO which allows you to put a single cog or freewheel hub into a normal bike with vertical tips. No chaintensioners ! Awesome. And pretty too.

Check this out for an adventure ( read some of the reports)

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