Melbourne bike mechanics

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Melbourne bike mechanics

Postby kleric » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:30 pm

Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone had any recommendations for bike mechanics in Melbourne? I'm looking for a guy for regular servicing etc.

I know it's probably more cost-effective to learn it yourself, but frankly I don't quite have the time or inclination to get down and dirty. I'm basically looking for a freelancer or similar who would be able to check gears/derailleurs etc (hopefully slightly cheaper than the LBS in my area - inner SE melbourne).

If anyone has any recommendations or is keen to volunteer their services (I'm happy to pay, just not $110 for 15mins work :P) let me know!

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Re: Melbourne bike mechanics

Postby gabrielle260 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:41 pm

I go to Simon Jamison in Union Rd, Surrey Hills. I have been impressed with his work although a touch concerned recently due to 2 joining links failing.
His shop, Quality Bicycle Repairs, doesn't sell bikes - he just does servicing and repairs and sells a few parts and accessories.
Great bakery next door, too!
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Re: Melbourne bike mechanics

Postby il padrone » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:14 pm

Kukamunga is between jobs atm. He's a very good mechanic.
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Re: Melbourne bike mechanics

Postby clackers » Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:39 pm

gabrielle260 wrote:I go to Simon Jamison in Union Rd, Surrey Hills. I have been impressed with his work although a touch concerned recently due to 2 joining links failing.
His shop, Quality Bicycle Repairs, doesn't sell bikes - he just does servicing and repairs and sells a few parts and accessories.
Great bakery next door, too!
Andrew
A top bloke. A young Cadel was on his team when he was Apollo's MTB manager.

Does great work and so does his young assistant Luke, who's one of those downhill guys!

I happily drive past many shops in many suburbs to get them to do work.

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Re: Melbourne bike mechanics

Postby Summernight » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:50 pm

You could try Doug from the Yarra Trail under the Punt Rd bridge. His business is called 'Caution Bicycle Breakdown' (no website, just a card and email). He doesn't have a fixed location as far as I know apart from being at that car park under the bridge on weekdays between 2PM-7:30PM.

He comes to my work in the CBD if I have problems and fixes them for decent prices (IMO) while I keep working. He also quotes his price beforehand. He may do inner South East.

I can give you his details if you're interested.

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Re: Melbourne bike mechanics

Postby tron01 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:58 pm

gabrielle260 wrote:I go to Simon Jamison in Union Rd, Surrey Hills. I have been impressed with his work although a touch concerned recently due to 2 joining links failing.
His shop, Quality Bicycle Repairs, doesn't sell bikes - he just does servicing and repairs and sells a few parts and accessories.
Great bakery next door, too!
Andrew
I totally concur. I go to Simon too. He's also got the best opening hours, not many shops open at 7am and close at 7pm. The fact that the shop is just down the road to me helps too.

Went there this morning to get a bent derailleur fixed from him.

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Re: Melbourne bike mechanics

Postby bog1953 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:41 pm

THE BEST IN MELBOURNE by far Fuel, 98A Murrumbeena Rd, Murrumbeena. No I have nothing to do with the business! Not the cheapest but the quality of service and knowledge unsurpassed. Both pros and sunday warriors use him. I"ve had my bikes serviced by him and been very happy, where as I"ve been very unhappy with others.

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Re: Melbourne bike mechanics

Postby Sprocketeer » Sat Jul 22, 2023 1:18 pm

Summernight wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:50 pm
You could try Doug from the Yarra Trail under the Punt Rd bridge. His business is called 'Caution Bicycle Breakdown' (no website, just a card and email). He doesn't have a fixed location as far as I know apart from being at that car park under the bridge on weekdays between 2PM-7:30PM.

He comes to my work in the CBD if I have problems and fixes them for decent prices (IMO) while I keep working. He also quotes his price beforehand. He may do inner South East.

I can give you his details if you're interested.
Hi, super random after 10 years, I know. But could you please provide Doug's details if you still have them?

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Re: Melbourne bike mechanics

Postby Duck! » Sat Jul 22, 2023 8:44 pm

Sprocketeer wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2023 1:18 pm
Summernight wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:50 pm
You could try Doug from the Yarra Trail under the Punt Rd bridge. His business is called 'Caution Bicycle Breakdown' (no website, just a card and email). He doesn't have a fixed location as far as I know apart from being at that car park under the bridge on weekdays between 2PM-7:30PM.

He comes to my work in the CBD if I have problems and fixes them for decent prices (IMO) while I keep working. He also quotes his price beforehand. He may do inner South East.

I can give you his details if you're interested.
Hi, super random after 10 years, I know. But could you please provide Doug's details if you still have them?
Given that the member you're responding to hasn't logged in since 2016, I don't rate your chance of getting a reply very highly....
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Melbourne bike mechanics

Postby peterlip » Sun Sep 10, 2023 11:36 pm

Sprocketeer wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2023 1:18 pm
Summernight wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:50 pm
You could try Doug from the Yarra Trail under the Punt Rd bridge. His business is called 'Caution Bicycle Breakdown' (no website, just a card and email). He doesn't have a fixed location as far as I know apart from being at that car park under the bridge on weekdays between 2PM-7:30PM.

He comes to my work in the CBD if I have problems and fixes them for decent prices (IMO) while I keep working. He also quotes his price beforehand. He may do inner South East.

I can give you his details if you're interested.
Hi, super random after 10 years, I know. But could you please provide Doug's details if you still have them?
I wonder if its the person who I see near the bike path that goes under punt road along the yarra. I see the van parked there around 8:00am most weekday mornings.

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Re: Melbourne bike mechanics

Postby dbr » Sun Oct 22, 2023 10:30 am

Cycle works in Box Hill is very good.

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Re: Melbourne bike mechanics

Postby fat and old » Fri Nov 10, 2023 4:39 am

peterlip wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2023 11:36 pm
Sprocketeer wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2023 1:18 pm
Summernight wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:50 pm
You could try Doug from the Yarra Trail under the Punt Rd bridge. His business is called 'Caution Bicycle Breakdown' (no website, just a card and email). He doesn't have a fixed location as far as I know apart from being at that car park under the bridge on weekdays between 2PM-7:30PM.

He comes to my work in the CBD if I have problems and fixes them for decent prices (IMO) while I keep working. He also quotes his price beforehand. He may do inner South East.

I can give you his details if you're interested.
Hi, super random after 10 years, I know. But could you please provide Doug's details if you still have them?
I wonder if its the person who I see near the bike path that goes under punt road along the yarra. I see the van parked there around 8:00am most weekday mornings.

Indeed it is!

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Re: Melbourne bike mechanics

Postby DernyDriver » Fri Nov 10, 2023 12:43 pm

I reckon that Duck bloke goes okay

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Re: Melbourne bike mechanics

Postby P!N20 » Fri Nov 10, 2023 4:06 pm

DernyDriver wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2023 12:43 pm
I reckon that Duck bloke goes okay

Thought he had a career change?

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Re: Melbourne bike mechanics

Postby Duck! » Sun Nov 12, 2023 11:42 pm

P!N20 wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2023 4:06 pm
DernyDriver wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2023 12:43 pm
I reckon that Duck bloke goes okay

Thought he had a career change?
He did, but still does freelance work on the side. :wink:
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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