New Bike shop opening in Marrickville?

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Postby humanbeing » 29 Jul 2014, 20:25

I've been reliably informed that there's a bike shop opening on Victoria Rd, between the locksmith on the corner with Sydenham and Double Roasters. Anyone else have any information?
Have a great ride,
Peter

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Postby Philip » 30 Jul 2014, 05:53

That's it I'm F@&&$&. 100m from my studio, if it's a good one I'll be broke forever.

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Postby humanbeing » 30 Jul 2014, 10:31

I know Philip, this could mean all sorts of trouble!

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Postby PJCampbell » 30 Jul 2014, 13:23

WHAT?! That would be amazing! 5 minutes from my house!

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Postby Philip » 30 Jul 2014, 15:13

Confirmed. The world as we know it has changed forever!

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Postby PJCampbell » 31 Jul 2014, 08:38

YESSSSS!! Rode past yesterday evening. Velomania. Can't wait.

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Postby jonboy » 31 Jul 2014, 19:21

I had a look in the window on the way home today.

They have just started fitting it out but lots of nice looking polished steel custom made singlespeed / fixies hanging from the ceiling. Reynolds tubing, bright orange colours, funky looking handlebars. And a couple of fold up bikes too.

For now it's a carbon-fibre free zone.

If I didn't know it was a shop I would say that it looks like Peter Bownes's spare room.

I boldly predict that unless you are:
a. A Valley Wheeler
b. A hipster
c. Have made a genuine attempt at a beard (if male)
d. Or a home brewer

...entry to the shop will be denied....

J

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Postby mikesbytes » 31 Jul 2014, 20:19

jonboy wrote:For now it's a carbon-fibre free zone


And so any respectable fixie shop should be

Not even carbon effect....

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Postby humanbeing » 31 Jul 2014, 21:15

jonboy wrote:If I didn't know it was a shop I would say that it looks like Peter Bownes's spare room.


I had a look this evening also and the resemblance is uncanny :shock:
Could be dangerous.
Peter

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Postby PJCampbell » 28 Aug 2014, 09:03

I spoke to Paul, one of the guys running it, when I popped in a couple of weekends ago. Seems like a really nice guy, and about as far from a hipster you can get. Just a guy who loves bikes and wants to own a bike shop. They have a great spot on that corner, and I hope they do well and stay around for a long time. Check out the Tanto steel in there, it's pretty awesome with beaut lugging...

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Postby marc2131 » 28 Aug 2014, 15:16

jonboy wrote:I had a look in the window on the way home today. ......... I boldly predict that unless you are:
a. A Valley Wheeler
b. A hipster
c. Have made a genuine attempt at a beard (if male)
d. Or a home brewer
...entry to the shop will be denied....


:shock: I personally do not see any correlation between us Valley Wheelers and Hipsters. :D
FYI us Valley Wheelers have tried to 'reach out' to Hipsters/fixie crowd and tried to include them in the Sydney Classic Bicycle Show, but I think they see us as a bunch of old farts.

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Postby mikesbytes » 28 Aug 2014, 20:00

I think its something along the lines of the following photo
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