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  • Summer bike touring weekend

          We're organising another bicycle touring weekend, and guess what? You're invited! On the 12th and 13th of November, we'll be riding on the Hawkesbury, camping in the...

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  • Lithgow to Mittagong shop tour recap

     The Lithgow to Mittagong cycle touring route has been a favourite of ours for a number of years, and this was the second group ride we had organised.  Taking on board...

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  • Introducing the Soma Wolverine

    We love adventure bikes - bikes that let you get out into the bush, bring your camping gear, burl down some trails, and just generally have fun. That's what the...

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  • Ortlieb Courier Bags

    When you're a commuter cyclist, one of the biggest considerations is how to carry all the stuff you need to take to work. We stock plenty of panniers and bags...

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  • October Long Weekend Tour

    Update: we'll be leaving at 9am sharp on Saturday October 1st, from Queen Elizabeth Park on Main St, Lithgow. If you're catching the train on the morning, the 5.48am from...

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  • Brompton Urban Challenge

    If you enjoy orienteering and Bromptons in equal measure, get ready for your new favourite day of the year: the Brompton Urban Challenge. It's basically a scavenger hunt where teams of cyclists...

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  • Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes: the end of secondhand

    As our staff and customers can attest, we've transformed over the 5 years we've been open. We started off importing containers of secondhand Dutch bikes straight from the Netherlands, and now we've...

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  • $400 off Gazelle Impulse

    After the success of our sale, we've decided to keep the sale going on one of our most beloved electric bikes - the Gazelle Orange C8 Impulse. Gazelle is Australia's...

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  • Rain wear for cyclists

    The term "fair weather cyclist" is a bit nasty, but there are many bike riders who just won't go out when it's raining. Maybe it's because they just refuse to...

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    Join us on a Midwinter Adventure Ride

    This long weekend (11-13 June), we're organising a ride down to the historic ghost town of Newnes.  We'll be leaving on Saturday morning (catching the 8.18am train from Central) and...

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  • Trip report: the Tasmanian Trail

    In which Chris relates his experiences of riding the length (height?) of Tasmania, getting quite muddy in the process. Split into two sections: The Trip and The Gear. The Trip...

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  • Packing your bike into a box

    If you're heading on an overseas tour (or even one domestically), you might well need to pack it into a box - both airlines and NSW railways require it. There's...

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  • The Surlys are coming

    There's a big shipment of Surly bikes landing on March 15, and we're now taking pre-orders. All your favourites will be here: Ogres, Trolls, Stragglers, and ECRs. Stocks are limited,...

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  • Gazelle CityZen C8 electric bike has arrived

    After much anticipation, the Gazelle CityZen C8 electric bicycle has arrived in Australia. This sleek urban e-bike is powered by the Bosch mid-drive motor, has an 8-speed Shimano Nexus hub gear...

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    Sydney's Surly Stockist

    Big news: we're now the Sydney Stockist for Surly bikes. We've made no secret of the fact that we like Surly bikes - many of our staff own one or...

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  • Navigation for cycling trips

    Paper maps, compasses and trip computers have long been the navigational method for cyclists. However, smart phones have become ubiquitous, and they're pretty excellent for cyclists who are going to...

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  • Why we're Sydney's best bike shop for women

    Erin and Maddie truing wheels Back in 2013, we were voted Sydney's best bicycle shop for women. Since then we haven't been resting on our laurels - here's why we're still...

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  • Lightweight bikepacking: What to bring?

    If you're going on a tour for months through Europe, you're probably not that worried about counting every gram. However, if you're planning a 200km adventure ride through the Blue...

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  • Come riding with us

    We're organising a few rides coming up soon. Join us! 3-5 October - Nice and Easy Touring: Hawkesbury River This long weekend is the perfect introduction to bicycle touring. Not too...

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  • Updates from the road

    Ollie's been in France for the last little while, and he rode over to Scotland on his Vivente World Randonneur to meet up with Will. He was riding about 200km...

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  • Bikepacking on the Vivente World Randonneur

    Update: The Apidura bikepacking bags used on this trip are now available in store and online. There's no better excuse to go riding than testing out some new gear, so...

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  • Focus urban bicycles

    It's not often that we add a new brand of bicycles to our range, but as an independent bicycle shop we're always looking for the best bikes we can offer....

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  • Pre-orders now open for new Vivente World Randonneurs

    New models of the Vivente World Randonneur commuting/touring bikes are on their way, and we're expecting to have them in the shop mid-August. These have been eagerly awaited, and we're...

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  • Choosing a front rack for your bike

    Racks are accessories that instantly improve a bicycle. There's nothing less pleasant than riding in summer with a heavy backpack - not only do you end up with a giant...

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  • Announcing the Omafiets Brompton Club

    We love Brompton folding bicycles, and though they're a very low-maintenance bicycle, we like to make sure they're in perfect working order. That's why we're launching the Omafiets Brompton Club,...

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  • All There Is To Know About Flat-Bar Conversions

    For various reasons, people sometimes want to change the handlebars of their road bike to be more upright. Often it's a much-loved road bike that isn't as comfortable as it...

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  • Staff Picks: Hiplok

    This is the first in our Staff Pick's series, where we ask staff which products they use and recommend. Shop mechanic Erin has chosen the Hiplok, a bicycle lock that you...

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  • Locking up your Brompton

    The Brompton folding bicycle is such a novel design that securing it requires careful consideration. Given its small size when folded, chances are you'll be able to bring it inside...

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  • The Ultimate Dutch Bike

    The new Gazelle Ultimates have arrived. The Ultimates are really the best Dutch bikes out there, with the highest grade components and thoughtful design. There are two versions available: the...

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  • Upgrading your Jamis Coda Sport

    The Jamis Coda Sport is a great bike to ride around the city, or a trip across Australia. Whatever you're doing with it, it's worth thinking about some accessories you...

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