Is this a brilliant idea?

Is this a brilliant idea?

Postby master6 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:49 am

Most impressed with Bike Hub in Seventeen Mile Rocks Rd at Jindalee. Almost every tool known to cyclists is there for me to use to work on my own bike. Free courses are being run, and I had my own workbench, all tools, good coffee (the real stuff) and advice was provided when I wanted to know what "40nm" meant.

Also saw some helmets at good prices. Try $60 for a real smart looking helmet, with a built in tail light.
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Re: Is this a brilliant idea?

Postby RobM » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:08 pm

Is that the same place as this?

http://www.cycleskills.com.au/


I am super keen to head there and assemble my Wilier once i've bought all the parts for it. Great concept and excellent way to keep business.
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Re: Is this a brilliant idea?

Postby Hamster » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:19 am

What a postively brilliant business model. :D :D
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Re: Is this a brilliant idea?

Postby CommuRider » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:25 am

Sounds promising. I like their attitude : [internet shopping] is not going away so why not use it to our advantage.

An LBS after today's needs...eg use our computer to buy goods overseas and have it delivered and installed here etc :D :D

I like the idea of renting benchspace. Very good idea.

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Re: Is this a brilliant idea?

Postby vaeske » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:16 am

good concept. definitely check it out.
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Re: Is this a brilliant idea?

Postby jasonc » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:21 pm

can someone confirm the address/contact number of this place for me please
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Re: Is this a brilliant idea?

Postby Myddraal » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:33 pm

I think you mean 40 Nm. I was a bit confused too for a minute, there's no way you need to measure anything on a bicycle in nano metres.
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Re: Is this a brilliant idea?

Postby notwal » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:44 pm

Myddraal wrote:I think you mean 40 Nm. I was a bit confused too for a minute, there's no way you need to measure anything on a bicycle in nano metres.


Nor nautical miles either, unless you're talking about a ride of course but I prefer to measure them in attoparsecs.
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Re: Is this a brilliant idea?

Postby Stoo » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:10 pm

I've always found them good to deal with.
Some contact details:

Robert Kearney
Australian Cycle Skills Pty Ltd
Mob. 0405 688 092
Ph. 07 3715 8228
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Re: Is this a brilliant idea?

Postby Hamster » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:53 pm

Stoo wrote:I've always found them good to deal with.
Some contact details:

Robert Kearney
Australian Cycle Skills Pty Ltd
Mob. 0405 688 092
Ph. 07 3715 8228



I visited then last week and will be building a bike with them next week. I agree, really good to deal with,
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Re: Is this a brilliant idea?

Postby jasonc » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:52 pm

Old thread, I know. Have just come back from having a full bikefit done. Was very thorough and explained to me the whole way through. They offer a lot of classes which I'll be investigating. I bought new brakes and they fit anything you buy there for free.

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Re: Is this a brilliant idea?

Postby KonaCommuter » Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:19 pm

I was just visiting their site just now. Interested in their beginner maintenance course. VERY interested. And for free? I feel bad about using stuff for free
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Re: Is this a brilliant idea?

Postby Le Velo » Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:10 pm

Have used the bench service to put my new BB bearings in and was very handy, 30 minutes in and out and dusted after having taken the bike twice to a reputable shop twice for supposively put new bearings in when they didn't.
Love the concept and practicality ...doing most of my maintenance on the bike myself but still needs to get the gear adjustment touch.
Great bunch ofeople down there and good t hear about the fit as I am planning to get an updated yearly one and will see them for that.
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Re: Is this a brilliant idea?

Postby jasonc » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:54 pm

KonaCommuter wrote:I was just visiting their site just now. Interested in their beginner maintenance course. VERY interested. And for free? I feel bad about using stuff for free


yeh - the wheel truing one sounds like a good idea
do the course then true your own wheels for $15 for 1 hour bench time (i think they were the costs)
less than half the price i pay to get my wheels trued
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Re: Is this a brilliant idea?

Postby jasonc » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:55 pm

Le Velo wrote:Great bunch ofeople down there and good t hear about the fit as I am planning to get an updated yearly one and will see them for that.


book soon - it's currently on mega special
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