Bailey

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 working teacher. I specialised in solid timber furniture.

What got you into riding?
I have always been into riding. Growing up in the Snowy mountains we skiied in the winter and rode mountain bikes in the summer. So I’ve been riding for as long as I can remember.

What was the first bike you bought with your own money?
A Norco 26″ hardtail.

Tell us a little about your current bikes?
The daily grocery getter is my new single-speed Cross-Check built up for comfort with a touch of bling and all the features; fenders, rack, basket etc. I have a titanium Wondercross gravel bike, setup flatbar as my fast, off-road, bikepacking bike. New to the quiver is my Kona Unit Single speed set up with a RockShox SID Sus fork for a sendy time!

Favourite riding and non-riding food?
Riding food: Buttered Hot Cross buns with salt.
Non riding food: Probably a basic Vego stir-fry or scrambled eggs on toast with kale.

Best day on a bike?
I had a really great ride from Ararat through the Grampians. The weather was just stunning and the spring flowers were out, the whole experience was just gorgeous. This was coming off the last big ride being one of the worst days I’d had on the bike.

Favourite route/riding accessible to Melbourne?
Heading out on the Yarra trails through to Chrismass hill and Smiths Gully via some great single trail and gravel roads linking back to Hurstbridge to jump on the train home is a perfect short ride. Or alternatively you can’t go past the You Yangs for some quality fun!

What do you do when you’re not at Commuter (other than ride bikes!)?
I do love to get out into the bush through any means and spend time in the trees. I also like to make things out of wood and tinker on bikes in my own time. Bouldering is also consuming a lot of time these days

What is the kindest thing that anyone has ever done for you?
spending the time and putting in the effort to share us much knowledge as they can on topics i am interested in leaning and sharing the passion I have for always learning and growing.

Ask me about
whatever you like but I may not have reliable answers.

What is your favourite type of cheeese?
stinky blues

You’re in control of the music in the workshop. What do you put on?
only the good tunes

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Commuter Cycles acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional custodians of the lands and waterways in the area now known as Brunswick, and pays respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging, as well as to all First Nations’ communities in Australia.