Cycling in Brisbane Australia
Have to give a shout out to the guys at Avanti Plus in Alabany Creek
I rode the new bike to work yesterday and noticed my left crank or pedal was making a rather loud cracking noise under load.
Took it in to the shop last night to be checked over - none of the guys I was dealing with before were working. I rolled in there and a guy I have never dealt with asked how he could help...
I thought - oh man, he doesn't know me and will ask for receipts and what not... Nope - I said I had an issue with the pedal, he went out the back and returned with a brand new set of nice metal ones. Popped them on and said - "there ya go, all good to go".
Thats how it should be right there.
Well done Avanti Plus..
I have been to a few. I am forever grateful to Velo Bikes at Wilston (google them). They identified why I was getting knee pain and fixed it. It was not bike fit - it was my shoes. I now have new shoes and insoles. I have only been cycling for about a year, but the last few weeks is the first time I have been able to ride reasonable distances without knee pain - its amazing!!
I work with a few 'real cyclists" and they recommended Velo to me.
I use For The Riders for my MTB needs, purchases, servicing and parts.
I've swung past River City Cycles and Avanti Plus in the Valley enquiring about a commuter/road bike and had good responses from both stores in answering questions I've had.
Just saw this thread pop up, and it reminded me to put in a good word for Goldcross at Newstead. I bought my bike there 18 months ago because it was a good deal, but I've kept going back because of the good service. They're part of a big chain, but I've always got plenty of patient advice from the people there, who are genuinely interested in bikes, and happy to help someone who doesn't have the latest carbon-fibre racing machine.
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Can anyone recommend a shop (preferably in the Western suburbs) that has a good range of accessories? I'm looking for bar ends and more importantly handlebar bags.
The Vaude and Topeak bar bags look suitable but my handlebar is a little busy and the brake cables arc out forward a bit. I'm going to be one of those annoying customers who's going to need to bring the bike inside and see how it's all going to fit together because it's more of question of if it will fit not how. :( The bar ends need to be the sort that only attach from inside the handlebar because there just isn't room to move the grips in even 10mm.
What are your go-to accessory stores that aren't online? Thanks
Haven't really seen a bricks and mortar shop with a great range of accessories. I was in NRG in Jindalee on the weekend and they had a reasonable range of Topeak stuff, one or two handlebar bags I think, and that's about the best I've seen. There's just so much possible stuff to stock that I guess they have to choose and just have one of everything. I've wondered why other sports/trekking/luggage stores don't get in on the cycling thing a bit more. I noticed in Rebel sports a few weeks ago that they didn't have anything cycling related like jerseys, computers, panniers etc. I'd think there would be more money in that stuff than the actual bikes.
Thanks. Looks like they can get it in by end of year.
Handlebar bags are not quick selling items, most shops would have to order them in anyhow.. LOL, if you buy from an online shop (Recommended).. I'm pretty sure that you'll have greater choice, cheaper price and be able to get it by the end of this year as well..