It’s a rare treat that we get to welcome a whole new brand into the store. We’ve just landed our first delivery of Wilde bikes out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Wilde Bikes is the most recent project from Jeff Frane of All-City Cycles fame. Jeff has an incredible talent for designing bikes which perform great, are […]
Keen to plan your own routes? Read on for some ideas and resources to get you started. Kia Binch and I (Pete) did a presentation in March 2023 on this very topic, we’ll do our best to cover everything we spoke about on the night. Make a cuppa and settle in!
Frazer is part way around the world on a bike tour having ridden from his homeland of Scotland back to Melbourne where we helped build his bike a bit over 18 months ago.
Here at Commuter, we have a longstanding love affair with kLite. An Australian owned and made brand, they manufacture top-of-the-range dynamo lighting solutions for adventure cycling.
We’ve been doing custom builds on Velo Orange frames almost as long as we’ve been open – their classic aesthetic with modern touches has always been appealing to us. Sharing both old world charm with all the modern convenience of thru axles and disc brakes makes for a really functional and beautiful bicycle.
We first got to know Cjell Monē from his trickle of blog posts outlining some his bike tours including 3 Tour Divide runs, 2 AZT rides, trips through India, Thailand, Nepal, NZ and our beautiful homeland of Australia to name a few. At a point along the way he began making his own bikes for his adventures in the back of a 1977 Toyota Camper. Some time has passed, his Toyota camper has grown into a larger bread delivery truck and his production has expanded to include 3 stock models being made in Taiwan.
It’s hard to believe the little bicycle workshop on Prentice street has grow into the business it is today, supporting bicycle adventurers all over the world! To celebrate we’ll be having a bloc party!
Here at Commuter Cycles, we love adventure! Some of our happiest interactions are those where we are helping customers to get kitted out for their first multi-day trips. We have prepared a handy pack list for your first overnighter. Feel free to use this as a base, and customise to it as you wish. It’s your ride!
We’ll be heading out to camp on the banks of Birrarung on July 8th so get your warm sleeping bags out and get ready for a cozy night around the fire.
Going on holiday or moving and taking your bike with you? Want to learn how to box your bike?
This one hour demonstration session with cover how to safely pack your bike into a box for transport.
We’ve been at it again, diving deep into the pre garage sale madness. Armed with an alphabet worth of tabs open on my desktop, the hamster wheel has been running overtime trying to find you all some bargains and clear some mess from out the back.
This winter we are going to run a series of skills sessions in house. Places are limited, book yours today!
The inaugural Fools Gold 420 bikepacking event departed from Maryborough at 8am on Saturday 22nd April. Almost 30 participants started, and approximately half completed the 420km event through Central Victoria in times ranging from 27 hours to 4 days.
Calling all easy-riders and aspiring bikepackers. We’ll be heading out into the Brisbane Range for an easy overnighter on March 25th/26th
Tell us about yourself in a few words.I like riding bikes, eating nice food, and patting all the dogs that come into the shop Where did you grow up?Brunswick What do you do at Commuter?I send out the weborders from our online shop, chat to people on the phone, and generally buzz around the shop! […]
Where did you grow up?Boorloo (Perth), Whadjuk Nyoongar country, Western Australia What do you do at Commuter?My job is called “front of house mechanic” so I do a lot of answering technical questions, picking up extra workshop jobs, specing custom builds or whatever else needs doing. I’m not allowed to do the Cheaper Buy Miles […]
Tell us about yourself in a few words.Happy-go-lucky, chonky-tyred bike enthusiast who likes spending time out bush, drawing, rocky gullies, red gums and building community. Where did you grow up?Peramangk country, Barossa Valley What do you do at Commuter?I’m front of house on a Monday and specialise in arts and crafts with Finn. I’m also […]
Where did you grow up?Jindabyne, Snowy Mountains, Ngarigo Country What do you do at Commuter?I’m a mechanic. I service bikes, build wheels, build custom bikes, and enjoy the detailed approach to custom builds! What did you do for work before Commuter Cycles?Before working at Commuter Cycles I was a fine furniture maker and a wood […]
Tell us about yourself in a few words.I’m a middle-aged white guy who spent the first 7 years of their working life being a suit. After falling back in love with bikes in my late 20s, I decided to start a bike-shop (without ever having worked in one!). 15 years later, I also have a […]
Tell us about yourself in a few words.I like bikes and riding them. I enjoy spending time in nature and am fond of art, design and architecture. Where did you grow up?St Kilda and Elwood in Melbourne What do you do at Commuter?You’ll find me answering phones and emails, speccing custom builds, stock wrangling, attempting […]
Tell us about yourself in a few words.I’m one of many Kiwis in Melbourne. Been here more than 10 years. I like riding bikes, camping and cooking. Doing all three is the best. Where did you grow up?Ōtautahi (Christchurch), New Zealand What do you do at Commuter?Workshop Manager. I coordinate a great team of mechanics […]
Tell us about yourself in a few words.I am the second Kia to work at Commuter. I like cycling in the backcountry. Where did you grow up?Boorloo (Perth). What do you do at Commuter?I am Front of House on Friday and Saturdays – webshop orders, assisting in test riding bikes, loading bikes with bags, going […]
Chief Donut Purchaser
Tell us about yourself in a few words.I like bikes, plants, and snorkelling. Where did you grow up?In 1770, Queensland. What do you do at Commuter?I’m a front of house person. Roles include: host of Bailey’s Question Corner, convenor of the lunchtime quiz, webshop, stock stickerer, bike seller, route-slinger, stoke-bringer. What did you do for […]
Tell us about yourself in a few words.According to Caff I’m not funny. Where did you grow up?Grew up in the hills of Perth. Riding pea-gravel has never been fun. What do you do at Commuter?I’m the “web guru”. I design, develop and manage the Commuter website and provide IT support for all the point […]