[15 May 2013 | Comments Off | Posted by andy ]

Welcome to the Human Powered Cycles website.

Human Powered Cycles is an independent bike shop located at 562 High St. Thornbury (that’s in Melbourne – for those of you browsing from afar…).  You can find out more about how to find us here.

We stock a range of quality commuting bikes, long distance tourers, vintage and retro style cycles and kids bikes. Our range is selected to cater for cyclists who like to get by without using cars as much as possible; people who want their bikes to last a long time and withstand the rigours of daily use in all conditions. Our bikes are chosen for their practicality and durability: they take racks, mudguards, baby seats and all the other accessories to make your bike enjoyable to ride, rather than a chore.

All of the products we stock are selected according to these principles – we try them out on our bikes and see how well they perform in real conditions. We also carry a wide range of spares to give your favourite bike a new lease of life, or to build up a new bike from a bare frame. You can find out more about our workshop service here.

This website is currently undergoing an overhaul – so you may find certain sections which are a little bit out of date (hopefully not too many!). If you have any enquiries, please send us an email, or if you’d like to leave a comment, you can do so here.

 

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[15 May 2013 | Comments Off | Posted by andy]

Welcome to the Human Powered Cycles website.
Human Powered Cycles is an independent bike shop located at 562 High St. Thornbury (that’s in Melbourne – for those of you browsing from afar…).  You can find out more about how to find us here.
We stock a range of quality commuting bikes, long distance tourers, vintage and retro style cycles and kids bikes. Our range is selected to cater for cyclists who like to get by without using cars as much as possible; people who want their bikes to last a long time …

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[19 Jun 2013 | Comments Off | Posted by andy]

It’s that time of year when fog appears on the windows, drizzle clings to your hair and you hold onto that steaming mug of coffee for dear life. Leaving the comfort of your living room is unpleasant and the very idea of getting on your bike makes you feel cold.
Luckily, here at Human Powered we’ve got what you need to throw off this malaise and keep riding through winter!
Lights
We’ve got a great selection of lights and other knick knacks to improve your visibility and keep you safe once the sun’s …

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[21 Mar 2013 | Comments Off | Posted by bill]

Gday Folks,
A strange thing happens at this time of year when otherwise enthusiastic and, dare we say, zealous cyclists stop riding their bikes! The roads will soon be deserted but for the lone commuter, appropriately clad in waterproofs and pushing their well maintained, albeit mud-splattered bike along the grey streets of Melbourne. And YES, good on them! Because why would you travel any other way?
 
SHOP HOURS
Which brings us to announce that we will unfortunately have to reduce our operating hours for the time being – so from this Sunday the …

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[16 Mar 2013 | Comments Off | Posted by bill]
Easter Hours!

We will be closed over the Easter period from (Good) Friday 29th of March to (Easter) Monday April 1st for a much needed paint job in the front room. So reopening on April 2nd with shiny new walls and floors!

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[22 Jan 2013 | Comments Off | Posted by Tony]

It only happens once a year, Australia Day is around the corner.
We’re open as usual for the Australia Day weekend, but we are closed on the Public Holiday, Monday the 28th., re-opening as usual the following day.
If you’re going away, have a safe and enjoyable weekend.

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[17 Jan 2013 | Comments Off | Posted by andy]
Jamis Bikes have arrived at HPC!

We’ve been working towards it for a while now and Jamis bikes are finally here!
To start off we just got a handful of models in (Commuter 1 & 2, Coda Sport and a Bossanova) but if there’s a particular model you’re after you can let us know and we can order them in for you.
Check out the full range of Jamis bikes over at their website or come down this weekend to see some of their bikes in person and even go for a test ride!

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[10 Dec 2012 | Comments Off | Posted by andy]
New Lazer Helmets in Stock!

We’ve just received a big bunch of Lazer helmets in stock, and just in time for Christmas! We got a few different styles from their range in stock so there’s likely to be something for almost everybody.