Daily Archives: May 18, 2012

New road bikes

We have lots of road bikes in, please accept my apologies for the lack of pictures and info. Rob worships them so much he won’t let me take ‘rubbish’ pictures with my phone. Next week we will have an update on the road bikes we have in stock. Meanwhile it gives you a good excuse to nip into the shop and have a browse- which is always a nice thing to do on a saturday arvo.


The ‘It’ factor

Some people just have ‘It’. You can not describe ‘It’. ‘It’ is not tangible. ‘It’ is not measurable. ‘It’ can be found in the most surprising of places and you can’t really understand why ‘It’ is there.

Some say people are born with ‘It’, some say they develop ‘It’. To be honest I don’t know, I just know that this girl has ‘It’.


Bobbins Bramble

It’s just come in. It arrived today. Rob built it about an hour ago. I saw it 4 minutes ago.

My mind has been pre occupied with the idea of selling my 2 little shoppers and buying this for the last 3.99 minutes.

The Bramble has 6 derailleur gears and is styled on a traditional 1940’s upright.  .  The Bramble comes in Golden green and Plum (I think it looks a little bronzey) and it’s just so nice.
Imagine riding along in a bright summer dress and a huge pair of shades and your hair all bouncy like you had just stepped out of the salon.

Women your country needs you, buy a bike.


Fred Perry x Angry Ray x Bradley Wiggins

I am sure you are only to aware that we had Bradley Wiggins, the mod cycling champ grace our presence a few weeks ago. Mr Wiggins was modelling the new Fred Perry cycling range and the photoshoot took place here. Just as the photshoot got into full swing and the photographer had Mr Wiggins perfectly framed in the doorway Angry Ray showed up on his black mountain bike wearing black shades and a grimace.

 Bradley posed in the doorway haplessly unawares of what lurked behind him.  Rob and I found the whole situation very amusing.  Ray asked who the fella was and what all the fuss was about. We told him it was Bradley Wiggins “who’s that then?” he asked. We told him he was a champion cyclist, famous world over. Angry Ray made some comment that I could not possibly repeat on here. And that is why he is Angry Ray.

About a month or so before the shoot in the shop Fred Perry used some our bikes for a studio photoshoot.  You can see more of our bikes and handsome fellas in stylish cycling tops by clicking here.

A dog riding a bike?

This video has changed everything. I thought I knew what I wanted out of life until I saw this. Now I know I just want a giant hairy dog to hang out with on my bike.

NB: I am not entirely sure cycling is particularly good for dogs. I would say don’t try this at home, not with any pets, especially birds because they don’t have knees.


I have been in Italy, unfortunately I have not been watching the Giro, not live anyway. I stayed on the route, not once but twice- however I happened to be traveling in the opposite direction to the race. Needless to say the sound of the Giro and the smell of espresso pouring out of the cafe doors provided a wonderful backdrop to the weeks holiday.

We went riding and we met a Giro mechanic come bike shop owner. I have not had my pictures developed yet so more about all that next week.