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 sell complete Surly, SOMA, Vivente and Jamis bikes, 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

OODNADATTA BY BIKE – an introduction to Bikepacking & Expedition Touring

July 22nd, 2015 - no comments

Our manager Will has just returned from a two week trip cycling solo from Alice Springs to Adelaide via the Oodnadatta track.  Will describes the 2000 plus kilometers of unsupported offroad cycling on his Surly ECR as one “of the hardest things he’s done”.

Whether you’d like to do a trip on a similar scale, or you’re keen to get out on an overnighter with friends, joins us for a night of info and inspiration to help start planning your next adventure.

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  • What: OODNADATTA BY BIKE – an introduction to Bikepacking & Expedition Touring
  • Who: Presented by Will Hartnett – @willatlarge
  • When: 7:30pm – 9:00pm Wednesday 29th July
  • Where: Commuter Cycles, 14  Prentice St Brunswick.
  • How much: FREE
  • What to bring: Something to drink and a camp chair if you’d like to sit down.
  • RSVP: email will@commutercycles.com.au to let us know you’re coming so we can plan accordingly.

Here is a taste of what you’ll see and hear all about. See you there.

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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 thanks SOMA Fabrications SCV Imports APIDURA White Industries for all the ace bits.

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