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Old July 5th 03, 01:09 AM
kingsley
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On Fri, 04 Jul 2003 08:40:34 +1000, SH wrote:

So wouldnt you say they are really just a commuter shop,
not a real bike shop?


Cheeky Monkey is one of the best bike stores I've
ever visited. The guys live and breathe bikes, they
are passionate about their work (Adam is a damn fine
wheel builder too).

If you go in and ask a question you will be given
a direct an honest answer. (This week I was told to
buy a particular bike on special from Phantom because
it was better than what they could do.)

The shop itself is tiny, but I always find it is packed
with more interesting stuff than Clarence. And there's
a mix of bikes too - everything from roadies to foldables.
It's a great place to browse, and have a look at what's
going on.

Of course what you wont find is a $9999 mountain bike
on the floor[1], nor 25 different flavours of Trek. Don't
get me wrong, Clarence St Cyclery is a great store too,
but despite 3 floors and lots of bikes, I don't find
the interesting and off-beat equipment you get at Cheeky
Monkey. A case in point are my lepoard-print fur mudflaps
I'm going to put on the tandem ('The Wumpus')... hardly
a commuting bike or product.

Both stores will give a discount to Bicycle NSW members.

Oh, and don't forget "Woolies Wheels" (sp?) Out at Paddington,
or any of the other non-CBD shops.

-kt


[1] a silver-grey Klein(?) XTR groupset expensive-alloy
(but not titanium). It's to the right of the 'special'
bikes on to ground floor adjacent to the counter.
Can someone please point out what that last $2000 is
buying?!



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Old July 5th 03, 01:18 AM
kingsley
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On Fri, 04 Jul 2003 08:40:34 +1000, SH wrote:

These guys support Critical Mass dont they?


Do they?!
How do you tell?

Perhaps they support it in an 'ideals' sort of
way in that they too would like a safer cycling
environment on the roads. I know I do.

I suspect that with the right sort of
argument that *every* bike shop supports CM.

-kt

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Old July 5th 03, 01:18 AM
kingsley
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On Fri, 04 Jul 2003 08:40:34 +1000, SH wrote:

These guys support Critical Mass dont they?


Do they?!
How do you tell?

Perhaps they support it in an 'ideals' sort of
way in that they too would like a safer cycling
environment on the roads. I know I do.

I suspect that with the right sort of
argument that *every* bike shop supports CM.

-kt

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Old July 5th 03, 01:53 AM
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"SH" wrote in message
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These guys support Critical Mass dont they?

So wouldnt you say they are really just acommuter shop, not a real bike
shop?

Id stick with Clarence street cyclery



Many peope here also support Crical Mass, you you still come here!

Dave


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Old July 5th 03, 01:53 AM
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"SH" wrote in message
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These guys support Critical Mass dont they?

So wouldnt you say they are really just acommuter shop, not a real bike
shop?

Id stick with Clarence street cyclery



Many peope here also support Crical Mass, you you still come here!

Dave


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Old July 5th 03, 10:02 AM
SH
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LOL

Sorry Guys just **** stirring


"Peter Signorini" wrote in message
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"SH" wrote in message
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These guys support Critical Mass dont they?


Great, so do I and lots of others.

So wouldnt you say they are really just acommuter shop, not a real bike
shop?


I'd say most commuter cyclists would consider themselves to be 'real
cyclists' who use 'real bike shops'. What exactly is a commuter shop

anyway?

Id stick with Clarence street cyclery


Good for you.

Cheers
Peter





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Old July 5th 03, 10:02 AM
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LOL

Sorry Guys just **** stirring


"Peter Signorini" wrote in message
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"SH" wrote in message
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These guys support Critical Mass dont they?


Great, so do I and lots of others.

So wouldnt you say they are really just acommuter shop, not a real bike
shop?


I'd say most commuter cyclists would consider themselves to be 'real
cyclists' who use 'real bike shops'. What exactly is a commuter shop

anyway?

Id stick with Clarence street cyclery


Good for you.

Cheers
Peter





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Old July 7th 03, 03:10 PM
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Sydney's a big place. In the North - Turramurra cyclery , Supreme cycles
, Cranks at North Sydney and St Ives and Bike Addiction in Manly West -
Bikes R Us South - ABC bikes in Liverpool In the East - Pacific ocean ,
Bondi beach haha

Cheers



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Old July 8th 03, 09:52 AM
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Malvern_star wrote:
Sydney's a big place. In the North - Turramurra cyclery , Supreme cycles
, Cranks at North Sydney and St Ives and Bike Addiction in Manly West -
Bikes R Us South - ABC bikes in Liverpool In the East - Pacific ocean ,
Bondi beach haha


Anyone got any first-hand experience of that bike shop on the Pac H'way
at Chatswood?

&roo

P.S. Don't forget Renegade at Lane Cove - like CSC, they're
knowledgeable and friendly but not cheap.

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Old July 8th 03, 11:56 AM
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"Andrew Swan" wrote in message
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Anyone got any first-hand experience of that bike shop on the Pac H'way
at Chatswood?

Northside Cyclery - I like the guys who run the workshop operation - they
ride they race they fix bikes and build good wheels.

As to buying, good for mtb, not so great for quality road bikes (have heard
good reports on Turramurra Cycles for roadies)

best, Andrew


 




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