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

Happy Christmas!

December 24th, 2013 - no comments

It’s that time of year again – I am always humbled when customers drop by unannounced with thank you gifts. From our end, we have enjoyed another fantastic year of helping keep you all on the road (or dirt).

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We’re shutting the roller door on Christmas Eve and will return to normal trading hours on Monday 6th Jan. I hope you are all able to enjoy a relaxing break spent with family, or riding. Better still, go riding with your family!

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SOMA Grand Randonneur Frames

October 10th, 2013 - no comments

Soma Grand Randonneur

We’re excited to announce that we’re putting in an order with the Australian SOMA distributor to secure a handful of the 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 $785 for the frame and fork, we think it is the best value 650b Randonneur bike available today.

We will be getting a small shipment of these framesets, one each of the most common sizes, but if you would like to guarantee one for yourself, we’re taking pre-orders. 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.

These are a very special bike and we expect they won’t be around for long. As an added incentive, for pre-ordered framesets we’ll throw in full frame preparation including BB and Headset installation on the house.

UPDATE @ 12.03.14 – We have completely sold our first order, but have more on the way 52cm, 55cm and 58cm frames available – pre order to guarantee…

 

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