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.

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GARAGE SALE – Saturday May 16th

May 7th, 2015 - one comment

We are having a Garage Sale on May 16th.

It will run all day Saturday from 10am to 4pm. At our first garage sale last year it went gangbusters from the start, so get in early!

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There will be a range of bikes, frames, parts and accessories on sale – all are new (unless otherwise stated).

Why are they going cheap? We’re clearing out some old stock, discontinued or superceded lines, products with damaged packaging or things that are incomplete, but still useful as spares or single items.

Here a few examples of what to expect:

Bikes & Frames

  • Soma Smoothie ES complete bikes – 50, 52, 54, 56, 58 & 60
  • Soma Grand Randonneur framesets – 52cm & 55cm
  • Soma Grand Randonneur complete – 55cm
  • Surly Long Haul Trucker (ex demo) – 56cm 700c
  • Wayward Cape York – Disc touring bike
  • Vivente World Randonneur Rohloff – Large

Part & Accessories

  • Mudguards
  • Tyres – Fairweather and assorted others
  • Assorted stems and handlebars
  • Assorted bags, baskets and saddle bags
  • LOTS of Koolstop brake pads in freaky configurations – Carbon rim cartridges for your Campy or Magura brakes anyone?
  • Other cheap stuff!!

All garage sale goods are priced to clear and this is your one chance to haggle with us over price!

SOMA Wolverine ‘Shake-down’ Ride

May 6th, 2015 - no comments

My favourite thing about doing what we do is seeing the right bike expand the horizons of its owner. It was my turn on Wednesday.

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I took my new SOMA Wolverine on a ride through Gippsland that I have been dreaming of doing for a long time. A bit over 200kms of mostly dirt roads, lots of up and down (4000m of climbing) and great company.

My longest ride previously was 170kms on tarmac, with less hills and a much lighter road bike.

You still have to pedal, but big tyres, a compliant frame, lots of gears, great brakes, light bags and supportive company made it much more attainable.

Thanks for the ride Jesse and John and thanksĀ SOMA Fabrications SCV Imports APIDURA White Industries for all the ace bits.

Most of the photos are hurriedly snapped on phones, so are not the best, and don’t capture any of the very strong winds and pelting rain, but you’ll get the idea. Most are mine, but some from Jesse C and John G.

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Dynamo Lights Demo

April 17th, 2015 - no comments

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Keen to try a dynamo light set-up? Together with Abbotsford Cycles we are holding a demo night to show off our favourite hub dynamos and front and rear lights.

Join us on Wednesday 29th at 6.30pm for a test ride around the Yarra Boulevard ‘Teardrop loop’. We’ll have a range of lights to compare so you can see for yourself how efficient modern hub dynamos are, and how incredible the light output is.

See where you’re going without blinding other road users, and never worry about batteries again. You can even charge USB powered devices with a dynamo. We’ll also have an MTB that you can take on the nearby Yarra Trails for a quick spin to see how they perform off-road.

Schmidt, Shutter Precision and Shimano hub dynamos will be available to try. They will be paired up with Busch and Muller lights including the high powered Luxos range.

Date: Wednesday 29th April from 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Location: Yarra Boulevard ‘Teardrop Loop’. Google Maps link https://goo.gl/maps/PtOJR

RSVP: Please emailĀ huw@commutercycles.com.au so we have an idea of numbers and we’ll let you know of any changes.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/802327673154915/

Busch+Muller Lights: http://www.bumm.de/
Shutter Precision Dynamos: http://www.sp-dynamo.com/