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Bike shops in Ballarat or melbourne?

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:02 pm
by tofubox
Hi Guys,

I am from Singapore, and will be going up to Ballarat for my pilot training which is about a year worth of training. I am an avid cyclist and triathlete, and i'm looking to purchase a new TT bicycle when i am there in a months time. Would like to check with everyone,

Are there any good recommended bicycle shops in Ballarat or anywhere near the ballarat airport?

Any particular shop which offers good servicing / after purchase services / good offers and a proper bike fit?

So far, i am looking at purchasing either a Specialized transition or a Felt TT bike, or any recommended TT bikes. Any particular shop tt carries TT bikes/ equipments/ services?

Would really appreciate if someone could point me to the right directions. Stranger in a new land. Hope to make some friends when i am there.

Cheers!

Jarrett, Singapore

Re: Bike shops in Ballarat or melbourne?

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:07 am
by paragonman
Hi, There's five bike shops in Ballarat, the only one thats any good imo, is Dennis Shaw in Skipton st.

Re: Bike shops in Ballarat or melbourne?

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:56 pm
by Gunlock
paragonman wrote:Hi, There's five bike shops in Ballarat, the only one thats any good imo, is Dennis Shaw in Skipton st.


Interesting. Having grown up in Ballarat, i would have placed that place second last on my "to visit" list.

the new bike store, Bike Hub, behind Bridge Mall would be my pick.

Re: Bike shops in Ballarat or melbourne?

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:28 pm
by tofubox
Thanks for the information guys.

Is there any triathlon specific shop that sells bikes as well? If not in ballarat, anywhere near?

I've done my search online, really poor results and i believe there are some good shops which don't have a website either.

Bike shops in Ballarat or melbourne?

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:29 am
by im_no_pro
Don't know there is a lot (if anything) in the way of tri specific stores, tri isnt as popular in VIC as it is in say QLD.

Re: Bike shops in Ballarat or melbourne?

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:48 pm
by jimh
No idea if they are any good or not but it sounds like they might be a tri store in Melbourne

http://www.s-b-r.com/

Re: Bike shops in Ballarat or melbourne?

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:49 pm
by jimh
No idea if they are any good or not but it sounds like they might be a tri store in Melbourne

http://www.s-b-r.com/

Re: Bike shops in Ballarat or melbourne?

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:13 pm
by coffeeandwine
Hi Tofubox, not sure if you have your bike already but presume so...just in case...my bike shop of choice is Cycle City in Mair St in central Ballarat. great advice, wide range of gear and good with repairs. they have a cycle team so may be of interest if you are a serious TT/rider.
hope the lovely weather hasn't been too bad for you.
cheers

Re: Bike shops in Ballarat or melbourne?

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:02 pm
by Madone SSL
Id recommend Wheelspeed Cycles in Gisborne, its closer to Ballarat than Melbourne. The guy is really helpful and he knows his stuff. Phone number is 54282552. He sells Trek. Shaws Cycles is ok but I reckon the guy has been around too long