BQ is here

Posted in in Uncategorized on April 15th, 2014 by schmadzie | No Comments

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Easter trading, or not..

Posted in in Uncategorized on April 15th, 2014 by schmadzie | 4 Comments

So where’s everyone going for Easter? I’m off to Narooma. I’d ask you to join me but, there’s no room a. (Credit for that awesome Dad joke goes to Nick Boyakovsky). My 7 month old Esther is now on the weeride, so I’m looking forward to a heap of bikepath riding, and maybe some mtbing on my Fuji 29er dadbike. This is Billie though..

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here’s a sweet article on Narooma by a local online touring mag Cycle Traveller

We will be closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday. Then Closed for Anzac day friday 25th, but open on Saturday 26th

Happy Easter!

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Brooks Cambium just in.

Posted in in Uncategorized on February 28th, 2014 by john maisey | 5 Comments

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We are excited in true Big Kev style to have the new Brooks Saddles in stock, also test ride saddles available.

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Surly Touring Weekend March 8/9 Mittagong to Wombeyan caves

Posted in in Uncategorized on February 14th, 2014 by schmadzie | 5 Comments

 

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An overnight bike camping tour along beautiful dirt roads in the Southern highlands. There’s a couple of long climbs , so easy gears and wide tyres will make it more pleasant. Perfect for Surlys.

Sat March 8

7:24am train from central to mittagong (change at Campbelltown). We arrive at 9:42 for a 10am start from the station.

It’s pretty much all dirt once we get out of mittagong, and dropping down to the Wollondilly River Station where we will be camping. It’s a lovely spot by the river, so pack your toggs. We will leave our gear here. 45km

Saturday afternoon – Either flake out by the river, or ride up another climb to Wombeyan Caves for an icecream and cave visit, Then ride back to the river. I’m thinking an indian communal meal, Bring your curry ! 40km

Sunday March 9

Ride back up the big climb and then visit a winery or two on the way back to Mittagong station. 45km

If you’ve bought a sweet Surly from us and would like to take it for a run, please RSVP to info@cheekytansport.com.au

Map here

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/mittagong-wombeyan-caves#

More info here at the excellent website

http://cycletraveller.com.au/australia/routes/caves-and-country-day-1

for campsite bookings

http://www.wollondillyriverstation.com/

 

 

 

 

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Brompton Weekend update

Posted in in Uncategorized on February 14th, 2014 by schmadzie | 1 Comment
Feb 22/23 Wollongong region
The ride is mostly on coastal bikepaths, but there are some onroad traffic sections and some hills.
We are overnighting in Shellharbour, and I’d advise to google accomodation soonish to get something locked in. The Caravan park does one night bookings for tents, but 2 night min for cabins. There are motels and b and bs .
There won’t be a support vehicle, but there are bailout points for you to catch a train if you are lagging. And obviously, it’s pretty easy to chuck your brompton in the back of a taxi.
We are going to try to get a tailwind!, so we might ride on saturday from thirroul to shellharbour, or from kiama to shellharbour, depending on the way the wind blows.
In any case, the best way will be to get the train from Central at 7:26am (also leaves bondi junction, redfern, wolli creek etc if that’s more convenient). check http://www.sydneytrains.info/timetables/timetables_by_line.htm#landingPoint south coast timetables, and make sure you are looking at the weekend timetable, not weekday.

7:26 train from central platfrom 25 will get to
thirroul at 8:47 for a 9am start heading south.
kiama at 9:53 for 10am start heading north
If you want to stay at shellharbour friday night, and meet us saturday morning, there’s a train from shellharbour ( dunmore, over the hill from Shellharbour proper, maybe 30 mins easy ride), there’s a train that leaves
shellharbour dunmore 8:08am to get to thirroul at 8:55am for the 9am start or, if we have a southerly,
shellharbour dunmore 9:33am to get to kiama at 9:53 with everyone else coming down on the sydney train.
Saturday night we will meet at the Shellharbour Ocean Beach Hotel for drinks and early dinner.
Bring your toggs, there are plenty of places to swim on the way, and a great ocean pool at Shellharbour and Kiama and Thirroul for that matter.
Anything I’ve forgotten?

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We’re combining a whole bunch of our favourite things - Brompton folding bikes, the Leisure Coast, you - our fantastic customers, and cycle touring, with a little jaunt at the end of February.

We’ll be riding around 70k’s all up over two days between two train-stations, with heaps of opportunities for swimming, exploring and hanging out. We’re not planning a bunch ride, but rather that everyone starts together, rides at their own pace, and meets up at the pub at end of the day. We’re planning to overnight at the Shellharbour Caravan Park, but if you’re not the tourist park type, there’s plenty of other accomodation options in the vicinity.

Depending on the prevailing winds, we’ll either ride North to South or South to North, between Kiama and Thirroul – (Google Map), with a jaunt out to Bass Point, so bring your snorkel.

We’re going to take advantage of the great network of separated cycleways in the Wollongong area, and overall the terrain is pretty flat, with a few easy hills. If we’re not on a cycle-way, we’ll be on very quiet low-traffic roads.

If you’ve bought a Brompton from us you’re very welcome to come along. Please email info@cheekytransport.com.au to RSVP.

 

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Brompton news – huge shipment arrived, Brompton Touring weekend end of Feb

Posted in in Uncategorized on January 16th, 2014 by schmadzie | 4 Comments

Now is the best time in Australian history to get a Brompton . Our supplier has just received a huge shipment.

Have a look at the availability here and give us a buzz if you’re keen on one or two

The other existing Brompton news is we will be doing a touring weekend open to our Brompton customers. Feb 22-23 , from Thirroul to Kiama on mostly bikepaths. Save the date, more details to come.

Let us know if you are keen info@cheekytransport.com.au

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Ok, who has done a cool trip over the break?

Posted in in Uncategorized on January 11th, 2014 by schmadzie | 2 Comments

Chris has, check it out..

We’re planning a few shop touring rides this year. Ideas anyone?

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Christmas and New Year Break

Posted in in Uncategorized on December 20th, 2013 by nicholasb | 2 Comments

Our last day for 2013 is Saturday 21 December. We’re open from 10am til 4pm, then we’re back on deck on Monday January 6.

Thank you for your support and patronage this year. It’s truly our pleasure to help make your cycling life a joyous one.

Some of highlights for this year have been the gorgeous Surly Ogre we got to build twice – once for Kim and once for Mike. I spent a few days at the Taipei Bike Show seeing how the international bike industry sausage is made.  We built Pat a lovely Crosscheck, and heaps more tidy Surly’s – like this murdered out black Troll.

Plus.. more Bromptons that just keep amazing us with their design and utility  - We got to hang out and go riding with Will Butler Adams in March. We’ve loved selling Linus and Breezer transport bikes for the city and setting up lots of Mum and Dad-bikes to help families see the inner west on two wheels.

Donald went off to Bike College in Colorado in September and we’ve welcomed Maisey to the family and his skills and experience are a great asset for us.

For 2014, we’re doing more of what we like and less of what we don’t – so more Surly, more Brompton, more cool bike stuff you won’t find anywhere else, more down to earth advice and most importantly, 100%, top-notch, solid gold, best-in-the-west bicycle mechanics making your bike go good.

Enjoy the holiday – ride your bike, and we’ll see you in January – Much love from Adam, Nick, Donald and Maisey.

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New Bikes #2 – Marin Cortina CX

Posted in in Uncategorized on November 11th, 2013 by schmadzie | No Comments

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We’ve been fans of cyclocross bikes as a great, versatile, option for sporty commuting for a long time, and it seems like ‘Cross is exploding everywhere, and more and more cool bikes are becoming available in Australia. These Marin Cortina CX’s are just the right mix of slighty racier drivetrain components, but robust wheels and wider tyres to make them really attractive for us, plus they’re $1600 down from $2000, so there’s that as well. For some more info, take a look here.

If you wanna see what these bikes are built for, or have a crack at some racing, a clothing brand is bringing CX to Sydney Park this Saturday, November 16.. Check it out at http://www.raphasupercross.com.au/… or just do burnouts in your sweet Cortina..

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New Bikes #1 – Fuji Touring 2014

Posted in in Uncategorized on November 11th, 2013 by schmadzie | 1 Comment

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Our favourite $1100 steel light-tourer/commuter is back with a vengeance for 2014. Solid, reliable 9spd Deore drivetrain, great looking and with a luggage rack included – more information here. We’re aiming to keep a 49 or 54cm in stock for test-rides, and there’s good availability on the full range of sizes.

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