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See what’s happening in & around the workshop in the 1226 Bicycle Blog.   What we’re doing, what we’re talking about, who’s seen what, upcoming builds, fun videos, technical stuff & pics from the past

We build lots of custom road, gravel & mountain bikes… 

Enough of the small talk.  It’s time to sit back & enjoy the hits & the misses of

6 people dressed warmly watching Ben stand in front of a bike stand instructing at the 1226 bikes training centre

1226 BIKES Maribyrnong Tuesday Night Training Sessions

1226 BIKES Maribyrnong3 hr $99 Bicycle Tuning & Maintenance CourseUpdate Hey guys, when’s the next Tuesday night session in Maribyrnong? Spring! When everyone’s dressed like this it’s time to go home, break out the Tuesday night backgammon & wait out the winter Saturday daytime training sessions are still in full swing

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Ben standing in front of a bike on a workstand talking to a group of women at the 1226 BIKES 3 hour $99 Bicycle Tuning & Maintenance Course

Ben vs. LADIES BACK ON YOUR BIKE vs. chocolate cake

Ben getting a much deserved hard time from the girls from LADIES BACK ON YOUR BIKE. Great arvo @ the 1226 BIKES 3 hour $99 Bicycle Tuning & Maintenance Course.  Hope to see you all again soon! (We’ll bring the chocolate cake) www.1226.bike/1226-3-hour-bicycle-maintenance-course-maribyrnong/ www.1226.bike/bicycle-maintenance-course-moorabbin/ facebook.com/1226Bikes/ Insta: @1226bikes https://www.1226.bike/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/LBOYB1.mp4

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Intense Carbine Enduro mountain bike shining on a stand in the sun with a dark backdrop

Intense Carbine Eduro Mountain Bike

Throwback MondayIntense Carbine Enduro build Intense Carbine Enduro build we put together (& sold) during Covid lockdown For those interested in how it was set up: Frame: Intense Carbine carbon fibre Fork: Fox 34 Shock: Rockshox Monarch Plus High Volume Shifters: Shimano Deore XT Brakes: Deore XT Derailleur Rear: Deore XT Cassette: Shimano Chain: KMC

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pearl & blue De Rosa Team Alluminio road bicycle in a concrete tunnel with the sun in the background

De Rosa Team Alluminio Road Bicycle

2005 De Rosa Team Alluminio One from the vault.  2005 De Rosa Team Alluminio we restored about 5 years ago.  Loved this old girl…  & I’m not the only one…Here’s some reviews from owners:Reviews

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Marone Cannondale CAAD 7 leaning against a brown paling with a no standing sign on it

Cannondale CAAD 7

Cannondale CAAD 7 from the 1226 BIKES vault.  I personally drove this one back from the Sunshine coast a few years back before we restored it.  It’s beautiful! If you’re ever thinking about buying one here’s a link to a sizing chart Size Chart

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Ben showing the basics of bicycle mechanics to a group of students at the 3 hour $99 bicycle tuning & maintenance course

Saturday Arvo at The Moorabbin Workshop

Upcoming Dates 1226BIKES 3 hour $99 Bicycle Tuning & Maintenance Course Moorabbin:Saturday 15th April 1pm-4pmTuesday 18th April 6pm-9pmSaturday 29 April 1pm-4pmTuesday 30th May 6pm-9pmSunday 4th June 10am-1pmhttps://www.1226.bike/bicycle-maintenance-course-moorabbin/ Maribyrnong:Sunday 23rd April 10am-1pmTuesday 2nd May 6pm-9pmTuesday 23rd May 6pm-9pmSaturday 10th June 1pm-4pmwww.1226.bike/1226-3-hour-bicycle-maintenance-course-maribyrnong/

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Allez Sprint DSW 1 scaled

2017 Specialized Allez Sprint

****SOLD**** DSW Camelian Colourway With Dura Ace 9000 Groupset $2275 Bike presents & rides as newFrame, groupset, bars, stem & seatpost have done about 2000 kms Crankset, chainrings, bb, headset, wheels, tyres, tubes, saddle and cassette, chain, Fulcrum Racing Zero wheels, Ceramic Speed jockey wheels and cabling have done just under 300 kms Specs at

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Shimano 105 front derailleur adjustment screws

Front Derailleur Adjustment & Tuning Explained

Add Your Heading Text Here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNG7g83lI-s Front derailleur adjustment? More like front derailleur attitude adjustment. Seriously, who designed this thing? It’s like they took a perfectly good bicycle and said, “Let’s complicate the crap out of it.” Adjusting the front derailleur doesn’t have to feel like a game of “Operation” on steroids. One wrong move

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