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[31 Mar 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Keeping it local… Australian made gear

We’ve spent a lot of time hunting around for Australian made bike parts and accessories. And it’s been successful. This post covers some of the gear available from the local market.
Ok so we know the benefits of local stuff… mimising transport requirements reduces emissions. And warranties are much easier. The products are better supported and with lots of these businesses we can give feedback on what we like and what doesn’t work. They will sometimes be able to incorporate this feedback into future designs and manufacturing runs. Anyway, local gear …

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[11 Jan 2010 | Comments Off | ]
BO Gear FRS Strap Ons

In the words of Brisbane Outdoor Gear, these straps are

a highly adjustable and hard wearing strap system for everything
from fixed gear freestyle riding to everyday use. Designed from
the ground up as an alternative to double straps and cages, the
Strap Ons achieve maximum usability without compromising the feel
of the ride.

They’re mighty cool. They’re made by an Aussie crew. They let you run tough BMX pedals on your fixie… what a good mix. And we’ve got a range of them in store now.
Features:
No hardware or buckles
Highly abrasion resistant materials
High adjustability
Stiff construction
Triple stitched …

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[3 Jan 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2010! We’re back in the workshop to keep you rolling. Our new bike range now includes Kona as well as the trusty Gazelle, Surly, Electra and Allegro bikes.
Stay tuned, we’ve got some awesome custom projects on the go…

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[21 Dec 2009 | Comments Off | ]
The Aerospoke

Check it out. 700c aerospoke fixed gear wheel! We’re now offering these through the shop. With so many colours and options we don’t keep them as regular stock but you can drop in and check out Cat’s black rear pretty much any time.
Pricing varies for the natural black or painted finishes. There’s an unconfirmed rumour that they may be available in 650c as well… I’ll get back to you. In the mean time, feel free to swing past and order your 700c set!

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[23 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Bill’s Pista is ON THE ROAD!

Question: Who wants to modify a stock Allegro Pista to make it fully bling? using as much off the shelf stock as possible?
Question 2: Why would you want to do that?
Answer 1: Bill wanted to. Actually, not bling but fast and fun…
Answer 2: Because the Allegro Pista is a cool locally designed frame but it’s definitely not fitted with my choice of components
So, I spent quite a few months choosing the right parts. Here’s a summary of what’s been done:

cut down and thread the steerer
fit Stronglight threaded headset (an aheadset …