lbs closing down in burwood vic

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lbs closing down in burwood vic

Postby scratchman » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:02 pm

just a heads up for anyone interested, this shop is closing, owner is retiring.
had a look through today, bought an old club racer style frame with nice
lined lugs and stronglight cranks.
they will let you have a fossick around, there's lots of stuff, don't think he's ever
thrown anything out, they assured me nothing would be trashed, shop shuts
it's doors at the end of September.
and a disclaimer....I have no connection to these people, in fact never been in there
before today.
shop is on burwood highway near deakin univ campass
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Re: lbs closing down in burwood vic

Postby slidetaker » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:19 pm

How much did you pay for the frame and crank? if you don't mind me asking...
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Re: lbs closing down in burwood vic

Postby il padrone » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:59 pm

Ah, the Bennetswood Cycles shop. That guy is a true hoarder, all sorts of wierd and wonderful bikes and gear in there.
Riding bikes in traffic - what seems dangerous is usually safe; what seems safe is often more dangerous.
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Re: lbs closing down in burwood vic

Postby scratchman » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:41 pm

slidetaker wrote:How much did you pay for the frame and crank? if you don't mind me asking...

no, I don't mind, I paid $100, so at this stage things aren't real cheap, but give it a couple of weeks........
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Re: lbs closing down in burwood vic

Postby feelthewheel » Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:42 pm

Was actually in the area (on business) on Monday. So thought I'd pop down for a look. Lots of stuff (everywhere, had to climb over bikes and junk). Everything was $300!! Crazy prices. Was excited when I first arrived but left depressed. No goodies for me :(
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Re: lbs closing down in burwood vic

Postby Dimitrizee » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:14 pm

Is that the "In Gear Bike Shop" that's closing?
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Re: lbs closing down in burwood vic

Postby cycles gitane » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:06 pm

Dimitrizee wrote:Is that the "In Gear Bike Shop" that's closing?


Yes.
The owner is a true hoarder, reluctant to throw anything away.
Told me he had filled a skip with 3 tonnes of steel junk that was not repairable.
Tried to buy a couple of items, but wanted to keep or the price not realistic.
Worth a visit to see the chaotic layout. :)

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Re: lbs closing down in burwood vic

Postby Dimitrizee » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:24 pm

Went in this afternoon and found some goodies as the prices were quite right... except for a rusty Repco Olympic 12 (87?) offered for $150 had to pass on that. Not long ago bought the same bike in pristine condition but with a huge frame size off ebay for $75. Found a Gary Fischer Hoo koo e doo? (lol can't remember the model..) MTB minus wheels and broken RD for $20 and a couple of black anodised Araya MTB wheels for about $10. Also found a 1979 Shimano Deore RD for next to nothing...never seen one like that before...hope to go back Saturday with a torch to look for more. Saturday is the last day!
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