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  • Restoring an Automoto

    This 60-year-old French bicycle was brought to us in a sorry state - from the look of the tyres, it had been sitting in a barn in the countryside for...

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  • Sydney's home of family cycling

    We've been gradually building our offerings of "family" bikes and accessories - everything you need to get the whole family on bikes. Active transport is such an important part of a...

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  • ByK bikes for big kids (or small adults)

    The Australian brand ByK have just expanded their range of bikes with the E-620. This bike is designed for children 10-14 years old, for whom adult bikes were often too...

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  • The Electric Vivente

    We've often thought about doing an electric conversion of our favourite city/touring bike, the Vivente World Randonneur. This week we did exactly that, to create the ultimate electric tourer: the...

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  • Wollondilly River bicycle tour

    You might have seen some photos on our Facebook from some gorgeous backcountry cycling trips that we've been on recently. Well, here's your chance to come along! You're invited on...

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  • Omafiets Mechanics and their Vivente World Randonneurs, Part 2

    Continuing our series about the Vivente World Randonneur (VWR), Tim and Maurice share their thoughts about our favourite bike. Tim's flat-bar VWR  Chris: Why a Vivente? Tim: I wanted a bike that...

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  • Bikes for tall people

    This is Will, one of our mechanics. He's a tall guy, but here he is riding an extra-small bike (he normally rides an XXL). It's alarmingly common that people are...

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  • Omafiets Mechanics and their Vivente World Randonneurs, Part 1

    The Vivente World Randonneur (VWR) is our favourite bike, for both everyday city riding and long-haul touring. Since so many of our staff ride them, we thought we'd ask them...

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  • Classic steel road frames

    We've just unwrapped a collection of timeless, beautiful bike frames. They're lugged steel - light, strong and aesthetically stunning. These are high-end frames, built (for the most part) for road racing....

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  • Vivente World Randonneur 2014s have arrived!

    The hotly anticipated 2014 model of the Vivente World Randonneur is now here! We have one (or more) of each model (The Gibb, Patagonia, Anatolia, and Deccan) available for test-riding....

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  • Winter riding gear

    The days grow colder and shorter - winter is coming. Riding your bike is, of course, still the best way to get around - but what do you need to...

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  • Now stocking Kool Stop brake pads

    Kool Stop brake pads are widely regarded as the best rim brake pads available. Most other pads are too hard (they'll chew up your rims), or just don't stop. Kool...

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  • Affordable dynamo lights

    We've recently revised the prices of our LED dynamo-powered lights, to make a dynamo lighting system even more affordable. They're kind of like solar panels - more expensive to start...

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  • Jamis commuter bikes

    If you're looking for a good value bike to ride in the city, it's hard to go past one of these Jamis bikes. Many friends-of-the-shop are riding them, and Marrickville...

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  • Secondhand bikes

    Update: We are no longer selling secondhand bicycles. You can read why here.  

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  • Community involvement

    Chris and other Bicycle Garden volunteers helping out at Homeless Connect Long before we started a bike shop, Maurice, Ollie and Chris were involved in the Nunnery, a community bike-fixing...

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