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!
The OP said he needed those things today and from the Sydney CBD.
Well excuse me
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.
Gas propulsion.......it's natural don't fight it.
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.
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.
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 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.
Gas propulsion.......it's natural don't fight it.
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.
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
When all else fails, persistence prevails -- Lew Hollander
+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.
[Centurion LeMans Single Speed] [BMC Fourstroke FS03]
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'
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.
They were Roeckl. Best gloves I've ever had.
Well, no, it's not a pushbike, otherwise I'd be pushing it...
Ricardo Elite, '87 Keith Davis/Pegasus, '92 Team Miyata Ti.
Just got an text to say CBD is closing down, liquidation sale tomorrow to clear the rest of the stock. A shame given so many people had nice things to say about it, and that they weren't a front for one of the big brands.
Fyi, from their website:
As at 4pm Friday City Bike Depot ceased trading and we signed on liquidators voluntarily.
We had to make the hard decision as to if it was worth reinvesting for the future and the answer was no.
Suppliers have been through and claimed stock owed, all laybys have been refunded and sold bikes picked up.
The remaining stock is on sale Tuesday 10am to fund remaining liabilities.
It has been a really fun 9 years and an opportunity to work and play with a lot of amazing people and friends and to realise a dream.
Although this dream is over I am looking forward to a break and time with our girls, definitely shall get on the bike more.
Thank you to all those who have been a part of CBD over the years and for supporting us, as we hope we supported you.
Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday
Thanks for being part of what was City Bike Depot.
All the vultures were out today. There was a massive line out the front hoping to get some cheap gear.
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