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.
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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June 12th, 2014 - no comments
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
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.
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.
- 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