Quick Question - Syd CBD Bike shop

Quick Question - Syd CBD Bike shop

Postby dreison » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:15 am

Hi all,

I need to get a couple of tubes, floor pump and some tyre levers today. I work in the Sydney CBD and I just wanted advice to which bike shops would offer somewhat reasonable prices.
I don't need top of the line and I’m happy to pay a bit more for convenience but a some suggestions would make me feel more relaxed about paying top dollar.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Quick Question - Syd CBD Bike shop

Postby biker jk » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:09 am

Try City Bike Depot at 305 Kent St. Clarence Street Cycles is very, very expensive.
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Re: Quick Question - Syd CBD Bike shop

Postby bardygrub » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:30 am

Your computer...wiggle . although bikebug seemed to have some good tyre pricing when i had a look yesterday. :shock:
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Re: Quick Question - Syd CBD Bike shop

Postby biker jk » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:38 am

bardygrub wrote:Your computer...wiggle . although bikebug seemed to have some good tyre pricing when i had a look yesterday. :shock:


The OP said he needed those things today and from the Sydney CBD.
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Re: Quick Question - Syd CBD Bike shop

Postby dreison » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:42 am

Thanks biker jk , I'll give them a go.
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Re: Quick Question - Syd CBD Bike shop

Postby bardygrub » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:26 pm

biker jk wrote:
bardygrub wrote:Your computer...wiggle . although bikebug seemed to have some good tyre pricing when i had a look yesterday. :shock:


The OP said he needed those things today and from the Sydney CBD.

Well excuse me :!:
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Re: Quick Question - Syd CBD Bike shop

Postby gururug » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:36 pm

+1 for CBD - top bokes
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Re: Quick Question - Syd CBD Bike shop

Postby dreison » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:41 pm

Thanks for all the responses - got what I needed from City Bike Depot.
Service was great, i'll happily go back.
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Re: Quick Question - Syd CBD Bike shop

Postby ZepinAtor » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:49 pm

dreison wrote:Thanks for all the responses - got what I needed from City Bike Depot.
Service was great, i'll happily go back.


Nice to hear :)

A good friend of mine is part owner of City Bike Depot (CBD) so ill make sure he is aware of this positive feedback.
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Re: Quick Question - Syd CBD Bike shop

Postby jimsheedy » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:52 pm

I went there for the first time the other week. I don't know why i'd never been in there before? Ive been to all the other shops in the city over the years. Really nice blokes, good service and no attitude at all. A really nice shop too, some interesting old bikes on display.
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Re: Quick Question - Syd CBD Bike shop

Postby tk38 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:15 pm

CBD is definitely the best in terms of customer service.

Super friendly and they always try to help as much as possible. Took my bike in to clarence to fix a weird knocking sound, and all I remember is them talking about pricing and labor hours to investigate the sound.

Went to CBD, put me on the trainer immediately found the sound. Picked it up in the arvo, fixed for $18... unbelievable service.
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Re: Quick Question - Syd CBD Bike shop

Postby ZepinAtor » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:44 am

Had a little chat to the owner of CBD last night & he's rather chuffed in regards the responses on here. Not that he'd expect otherwise of course :wink: I'm sure he'd be sporting an extra big smile while tearing up the waves off the coast with all this wild weather about lately.
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Re: Quick Question - Syd CBD Bike shop

Postby g-boaf » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:14 am

tk38 wrote:CBD is definitely the best in terms of customer service.

Super friendly and they always try to help as much as possible. Took my bike in to clarence to fix a weird knocking sound, and all I remember is them talking about pricing and labor hours to investigate the sound.

Went to CBD, put me on the trainer immediately found the sound. Picked it up in the arvo, fixed for $18... unbelievable service.


I'm going to try them, I have to get a front wheel trued. Don't mind Clarence however, I've usually got good deals out of them.
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Re: Quick Question - Syd CBD Bike shop

Postby trailgumby » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:19 pm

City Bike Depot also put back a huge amount into the riding community, without expecting much back.

Hugh Flower, one of the owners, helped get Trail Care off the ground, which is currently working with Warringah Council in getting volunteer trail maintenance days back and running (had our first two in 5 years towards the end of 2012). Trail Care has also had significant input into the new NPWS cycling policy that is going to result in new trails in Bantry Bay, has assisted with lobbying for the Old Mans Valley mtb park that will officially open near the Hornsby CBD in a few weeks, and is currently working on a MOU with land managers in the Oxford Falls / Red Hill area to get an All-Mountain and Cross Country circuit authorised across the patchwork quilt of tenures.

Their prices are reasonable for a CBD bike shop - better than paying retail + 20% like you do at Clarence St and the Specialized concept store. Their service is excellent and the head mechanic reminds me of Groundskeeper WIllie

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Re: Quick Question - Syd CBD Bike shop

Postby humanbeing » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:31 pm

gururug wrote:+1 for CBD - top bokes


+1 They stock Rock 'N Roll Gold and Roeckl gloves
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Re: Quick Question - Syd CBD Bike shop

Postby AndrewCowley » Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:22 am

Went to City Bike Depot today to pick up a few bits and pieces. Nice store and so handy. +1 from me.
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Re: Quick Question - Syd CBD Bike shop

Postby g-boaf » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:11 am

I'll give them a +1 too. I picked up a light from there. They seem okay.
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Re: Quick Question - Syd CBD Bike shop

Postby black4tress » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:58 pm

+1 for CBD bikes. Their service is good.
Bloke upstairs in the service department, goes by the name of Joe.......down to earth, friendly and helpful, can't ask for more than that.
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Re: Quick Question - Syd CBD Bike shop

Postby nomadicsoul » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:03 pm

Good recommendation. I went to Clarence St and had both the best and worst service in one visit. Was looking at a new helmet, a girl came up and I made it clear I was just browsing. She was extremely helpful, found out what size and type would be best for me with no obligation to buy. In the end, decided to buy and the guy who then serve me was incredibly arrogant. I was also interested in cycling glasses (Adidas) and asked if I could try some on - he simply quipped 'oh, so you can just go to an optometrist to buy them?' - this is just after I bought an expensive helmet!

Must check out CBD Bikes! Thanks 'biker jk'
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Re: Quick Question - Syd CBD Bike shop

Postby bollo » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:14 pm

http://www.cellbikes.com.au/ & they have a store on Parramatta Rd not far from the city
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Re: Quick Question - Syd CBD Bike shop

Postby frailer5 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:46 pm

Randomly, my wife bought some gloves for me there when she was giving flu vax at one of the Big 4 banks near Kent St. She said the same thing about CBD; courteous/helpful.
Au cointreau, I walked into Cell in Stanmore a few years ago, before I got the retro bug; was looking to talk about a new roadie. Only initial enquiry, but.... got shrug/couldn't-care-less treatment from a guy there.
OK, it was near closing time, but still. Some people should not be in the retail interface.

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gururug wrote:+1 for CBD - top bokes


+1 They stock Rock 'N Roll Gold and Roeckl gloves


They were Roeckl. Best gloves I've ever had.
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