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Welcome To The 1226 Bikes Bicycle Shop

Custom builds, Monstercross, Gravel, Cyclocross, Road Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Components, wheels, framesets, etc.
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We might not be a traditional bicycle shop but that doesn’t slow us down!  We love visitors almost as much as we love bikes so come visit us at our Moorabbin & Maribyrnong workshops 

If you like what you see but aren’t close enough to visit don’t panic!  We ship Australia wide  We box & ship all over Australia for $120 AU 

If you have any questions about a bike you see here or you want to talk about a custom build, give us a call on 0497084527 or 0420207303 during business hours

Bikes Custom Built By Proffessional Bicycle Mechanics


Custom Bicycles

Whether you’ve found that team edition frame you’ve been hunting over the past decade, want to do  a full bicycle restoration…Or want to convert that old mountain bike into a monstercross gravel grinder we’ve built them all

New or used, neo retro, restoration or something completely original it all starts with a frame & your vision…  & a little help to convert that vision into reality 

Bikes aren’t that complicated…  Until you’ve attempted to build one yourself. Seat posts, BB’s, crank arm length, clearance, cross compatibility, threads that go this way… or that…  If you’ve ever attempted a custom build you know just how frustrating it can be

Between them the 1226 bike mechanics have 20 years experience  building custom bicycles

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If you have any questions about a bike or anything else you see here or you want to talk about a custom build, give us a call on 0497084527 (Maribyrnong) or 0420207303 (Moorabbin) during normal business hours

1226 BIKES
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Nicholas ZullNicholas Zull
23:21 17 Nov 22
I took the basic bike maintenance course. 3 packed-in hours looking at gears, brakes, cleaning, and general mechanics of a bicycle. This course is a must-do for anyone that wants to get the most out of their bike. Ben and Steve were amicable and knowledgeable. I strongly recommend them!
Steven RankinSteven Rankin
11:53 13 Nov 22
Did the basic bicycle course this Saturday and didn’t know what to expect. Ben and Steve were great, made the entire experience well worth it. We had 9 people in my group, all from different cycle requirements. I knew very little about my road bike but found out plenty of useful information and got to do it on your own bike. Fitted a new chain as well. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to know a bit more about how to adjust parts in your bicycle. Going back for an advanced course.
Garnet JohnsonGarnet Johnson
07:33 29 Aug 22
I attended the Bike Maintenance course run by 1226 Bikes on 27/8/22 and found it to be well conducted, educational, fun and inspiring. Presenters, Steve and Ben, shared the presenting and assisting with practical application of the lessons taught. They also made sure that they spoke in language appropriate to the knowledge and experience of participants. Whilst having knowledge far in excess of most participants, Steve and Ben, were not patronising and did not talk down to participants.I have no hesitation in recommending this course as a great introduction to maintaining bicycles.
Naomi JohnsonNaomi Johnson
21:50 28 Aug 22
A brilliant beginners' bike maintenance course. I was going into the three-hour course with a VERY low base of knowledge (I cannot understate how ignorant I am) but Ben and Steve were incredibly patient, tailoring the delivery of information in such a way that I didn't get left behind, but without dragging the rest of the class down. They were kind and patient in providing me extra assistance in the practical component of the course and were incredibly affirming. I learned a lot and I actually now feel quite confident to manage any little niggles or issues which come up while I'm riding. I will definitely go back to 1226 Bikes for any servicing, maintenance or parts I need and can wholeheartedly recommend their expertise, knowledge, teaching and welcome. If you know even a little about bikes, or ride bikes at all, the course is great to do!
Inderbir SinghInderbir Singh
10:09 28 Aug 22
Ben and Steve were welcoming, friendly, funny and knowledgeable. They answered all the questions I asked. They even replaced the chain and the rear gears on my bike without charging for the labour. Maximum of 10 people attend the class. It was great to see the diversity, some people were more knowledgeable than the others. In 3 hours lots of basic things like, cleaning chain, changing tyres, hydraulic brake pads, limiting gears, greasing, etc were covered. I will definitely be going again to learn the advanced course. Strongly recommend anyone to attend if you would like to be more confident when fixing your bike.
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Ross GoodingsRoss Goodings
10:57 06 Nov 22
I attended the basic bike maintenance course and was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it - Ben and Steve created a friendly welcoming environment for all participants and encouraged people to interact with each other (which they did). There were about 40% girls & 60% guys of ages from 25-60. I filled in the gaps of my knowledge through watching a demo, then applying the skills to my own bike, plus got answers to any questions I or others asked. Thoroughly recommend without hesitation.
Christoff BothaChristoff Botha
22:07 31 Jul 22
Amazing course ! Ben and the team has great passion for bikes and this comes through in the class. They took us through the basics and the ability to self diagnose issues on my bike that would be very helpful when stuck in on a trail.
Daniel BurnDaniel Burn
09:38 31 Jul 22
I did the bike maintenance course with 1226 and couldn't recommend it more highly for anyone like me wanting to learn the basics about servicing your own bike. Really great guys who covered a range of topics and were extremely forthcoming with their knowledge. I had been looking for a course like this for ages and I'm really glad I did it. In the space of a few hours I'm now confident tackling basic maintenance tasks myself that I didn't properly understand before!
Daniele GelciDaniele Gelci
08:51 03 Jul 22
I did the 3 hours maintenance workshop with these guys and I had a great time while learning the basics (and not only) on how to maintain your bike so it is safe and tuned for the next ride. The best part of it is that you get to practice and fix your own bike! The workshop is structured so that Steve and Ben first explain a topic and then everyone gets to get his or her hands dirty on the bike they brought. And if there is an issue, it gets solved right away!Basically, for less than the cost of a service, you get your bike checked and learn how to do it yourself!
Justin HainingJustin Haining
10:47 16 Jun 22
Did the bike maintenance course with these guys and really recommend it. Great presenters, very knowledgeable and I walked away with the knowledge to tune up my own bike. Extremely good value for the price, thanks 1226!
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