A bikeshop with a difference…

Commuter Cycles is a bike workshop dedicated to everyday cyclists. Fixing bikes is what we do. If you love your bike, and ride it to get from A to B, Commuter Cycles is your bike shop.Commuter-Cycles-4

We offer tailored servicing and repairs, reliable accessories and good value replacement parts. We take great pride in our workmanship and think bright lights, panniers and mudguards are cool. At Commuter Cycles, the workshop is the shop, so you deal with the same people who look after your bike.

If you’re after a bike, we also sell complete Surly bikes and Gazelles, or can build your dream steed from the ground up.

Better still, Commuter Cycles makes looking after your bike easy by offering courtesy bikes, opening early and closing late, and we’re conveniently located next to the Upfield bikepath and Brunswick station.

Commuter News

2014 Vivente World Randonneur – in Stock!

July 25th, 2014 - no comments

Vivente is a small Australian bicycle company, and we’ve been stocking their World Randonneur models for a long time. They represent excellent value for money in a loaded touring bike, and also suit themselves very well to the dedicated commuter cyclist. The brains behind the company, Noel, is constantly tweaking them to make sure every detail is considered, from the frame features, right down to the choice of spokes.

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Vivente Deccan

The brand new 2014 bikes incorporate some big changes, many of which are upgrades, or associated with the introduction of a Rohloff internal gear hub model.

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SOMA Grand Randonneur Frames

June 12th, 2014 - no comments

Soma Grand Randonneur

We have just received our second batch of SOMA Grand Randonneur framesets.

These are a fantastic multi use bike, just at home on gravel as on the road. Designed around 650b wheels, the front end geometry is low trail to handle front loads, the tubing is light and supple to lend a smooth ride, and it has all the bottle mounts and braze-ons for building up a ‘proper’ randonneur. This frame was designed in conjunction with Mike Kone from Boulder Bikes who have been building fine randonneur frames for many years and still builds under the Rene Herse moniker. At $700 for the frame and fork, we think it is the best value 650b Randonneur bike available today.

After filling pre-orders, we have 52cm and 55cm framesets still available. If fast, fat tyres, skinny tubes and handlebar bags are your thing check out the Soma website and get in touch with us ASAP. First in, best dressed. Other sizes can be special ordered in, just call or email.

Here are some of the frame particulars:

- Tange Prestige CrMo tubes, non-oversized

- Threaded 1″ lugged fork with low rider pannier bosses, mini rack eyelets and double eyelets at the dropouts

- Rear rack and fender eyelets

- Pump peg

- 3 sets of water bosses

- Designed for 650b wheels and cantilever brakes

- Max. tire fit: 650 x 42c slick tires w/fenders

- Paint: Ivory

Ride2Work day 2013

October 8th, 2013 - no comments

National Ride to Work Day is approaching quickly on Wednesday 16th October.

For many of us, every day is ride to work day, but this National event is a great opportunity to encourage other workmates to give riding a go. Every year we do something to sweeten the deal.

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This year we are once again teaming up with The Lux Foundry Cafe to offer commuters a free tune-up & safety assessment in addition to free coffee, or a great breakfast deal. The cafe is located on Hope street, just West of the Upfield bikepath. If it’s nice weather, we’ll be in the courtyard out the front. If it happens to rain, we’ll be sheltering inside.  There is plenty of bike parking and the cafe is barely 50m off the path.

All we ask is that you register – this way the statistics are in that people are actually riding on the day. Councils and Government can then use this data to inform their policy making.

The details:

  • Wednesday 16th October 2013 – From 7am to 9am
  • Free tune-ups & safety assessments provided by Commuter Cycles mechanics
  • Free coffee, banana, or a $9 breakfast deal for all riders – Choice of fruit salad or Egg & bacon panini with coffee/fresh juice.
  • Lux Foundry cafe – Front courtyard, 21 Hope Street, Brunswick
  • Register here