Happy trails Robert! Off to BNE the scenic route #…

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Happy trails Robert! Off to BNE the scenic route #surlybikes instagram.com/p/BJmdENRDT7w/

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Next #bromptonsundays ride Sept 18 Fairfield loop….

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Next #bromptonsundays ride Sept 18 Fairfield loop. Highlights will be Prospect Reservoir,… instagram.com/p/BJWudazjJ4H/

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Save the date for the next Brompton Sundays . Ride…

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Save the date for the next Brompton Sundays . Ride out from Fairfield, Prospect Reservoir,… instagram.com/p/BJNSf0DDIv5/

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Nice build for this week! @salsacycles Marrakesh @…

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Nice build for this week! @salsacycles Marrakesh @ Cheeky Transport instagram.com/p/BIywiMkjAhc/

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This stuff looks very cool heyreflecto #radelaide…

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This stuff looks very cool heyreflecto #radelaide @ Cheeky Transport instagram.com/p/BIykMGLjfWr/

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I’m loving the new #bromptonbicycle luggage. Our t…

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I’m loving the new #bromptonbicycle luggage. Our two most popular models , the basket and T-Bag… instagram.com/p/BHVyl4KDNLR/

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Andy showing off his Old School Cheeky Jersey in L…

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Andy showing off his Old School Cheeky Jersey in Litchfield National Park NT, hope the trails… instagram.com/p/BGgrBu4Stx1/

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Davy is leaving Cheeky

Posted in in Bobo Bikes, General Stuff, Uncategorized on February 29th, 2012 by schmadzie | 5 Comments

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P1010725.JPGP1010725.JPGP1020340.JPGIt’ll be my last Saturday at Cheeky this Saturday. I’m off to Canberra to help run a shop down there. I just wanted to say a huge Thank You to all our fantastic customers for the last nine years, you have helped make my job a lot of fun and very rewarding. Part of me can’t believe I’m leaving but giving my children an experience of a different place and the desire for change are significant motivators.

Thank You. David.

 

 

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Bicycle Maintenance Courses are back

Posted in in General Stuff, News, Workshop on October 5th, 2011 by schmadzie | No Comments

We’ll be calling all of you who have registered interest in the various courses we run. Next Tuesday 11th of October we will have the basic maintenance course: wheel removal, flat repair and basic safety check. This course is $60 per person prepaid.

It's not always just dudes but these guys were a good bunch learning about hub bearing overhaul

The 18th of October we’ll run the brakes course, the following will be gears. If there is enough interest I’d be happy to run wheel truing and/or bearing adjustment but it seems gears and brakes are the most popular so we might just cycle through those for the people that are interested.

If you would like to organise a group of friends or a one-on-one course tailored to your specific requirements we can organise this also.

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October Long Weekend Spiel

Posted in in General Stuff, People, Rants on September 26th, 2011 by schmadzie | 3 Comments

The last few months have been pretty busy and exciting at Cheeky Transport. A while back Nick and I had our own little separate existential moments, totally fine now though. Adam and Jennifer welcomed Billie into the world and are now frolicking in the joy of finally having her home. And what might have been a quieter time of year saw the popularity of Bromptons and Breezer bikes swell whilst repairs remained steady.

In the last few months I was frequently working to the wee hours trying to get frames done for bobo and in the process realised whilst the ecstatic joy of being in a workshop building a frame or doing a repair for someone was immense I probably should be spending time helping to raise my family. Finding a balance between the missus, the kids, a full time job and part time frame-building I think will be my lifelong challenge.

I have always felt a tension when I”m building frames between needing my head to be buried in framebuilding, creating solutions to welding or machining issues and servicing bobo’s customers and trying to give a much as I can to Cheeky which has allowed me the opportunity to build frames in the first place.

I love greeting customers, giving no nonsense advice to beginners as well as experienced cyclists and not necessarily forcing a sale, I think people appreciate it. We do have an incredible range of cool stuff though, Stein hypercrackers, skirt garters, Hebie chaingliders, Klean Kanteen, King Cage.

What has been particularly interesting as I spend more time back out the front of the shop is meeting cyclists we haven’t see before who I can only guess are returning or coming anew to cycling in Sydney. Whilst we love our solid core of customers the increase in people deciding they are prepared to give cycling a go and come looking for a bike or accessories to equip their new bike is substantial and a fairly recent phenomenon for us. Quite a few of our new customers experience the City of Sydney Cycling Confidence courses either by our recommendation or after they do the course and need to find a bicycle shop to help them. These cyclists speak glowingly of the course.

Repairing bicycles is a whole lot of fun (although I did get screwed by three consecutive mystery punctures by an unnamed brand of tube today, changed the brand of tube I was using, fixed the problem) and the beginning of Spring has seen many neglected bicycles dusted off and wheeled in to be freshened up and made a pleasure to ride again.

Social media in business looks like its set to be a constant wave of ways to remind customers about cool things to purchase or events coming up. I’m unsure about this whole virtual community thing, what do you actually belong to? A collection of people in front of their screens appreciating similar stuff…..Ecstasy of information overload I think. Speaking of which a customer once gave us a fantastic print of an iZombie, worth looking up to your left as you are walking into the shop to catch it.

Nick has grown into his role as head communicator, facilitating Brompton enquiries with true passion for and expertise of the product is a sight to behold and holding the business together the way he does I think he performs very well. He’ll probably edit my post because he’ll feel a little embarrassed about how I write, it certainly could do with a picture or two.

You might hear Classic FM in the shop a bit more. FBI and 2SER do a sterling job most of the time but we find Classic FM very relaxing and calming to our mood and keeps us in good spirits for our customers.

Well, this has taken me about two hours to write, I tried unsuccesfully to have a picture of a Breezer Villager and a raw lacquer Brompton in it but maybe Nick can work his magic.

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