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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

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Kennedy Elite 9 Speed Veloce Medium Road Bike

Columbus Altec 2 Kennedy Elite $675 Paint’s near perfect, just the stickers are a little ratty. Rides as good as it looks We are shipping Australia wide $100 ($50 metro Melbourne) or come down to our workshop & have a look/test ride We’re located on the 1st floor Kennards Self Storage 151 Raleigh Rd Maribyrnong

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Norco Stuff 9 Speed Deore XT Medium Mountain Bike

Hardcore trail hardtail $775 We built this up not as a pure dirt jump bike, but with a more conventional mountain bike style to give it more of a hardcore trail hardtail feel… Then we added Code 5 4 piston downhill hydraulic brakes! This thing looks & rides amazing! You can check out the pics

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Santa Cruz Alloy Tallboy Large Dual Suspension 29er Mountain Bike

Slick, black & full of muscle $2475 2012 Tallboy All Mountain AL MTB Agile climber, laterally stiff (for a full suspension bike), with no bottom bracket flex or chain rub. It flies down the slope carving turns and absorbing rocks, roots and crevices Santa Cruz’s Virtual Pivot Point frame design “firms up” the ride when

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Kona Custom Build

Kona Stuff strip & polish Kona frame glass blasted & polished by young Steven. Finished product came up pretty good 😎🚲🤙

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Cannondale Jekyll Small Dual Suspension 9 Speed Mountain Bike

Small Jekyll R600 in great condition $475 Small Jekyll R600 in good condition.  Plush suspension, gears are tight & no flex in the frame The bike is sold in used condition.  It’s fully serviced, suspension has been checked.  Stanchions are smooth & suspension is plush.  Brakes are in excellent condition.  Pivot points on frame are

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Ultrasonic Cleaning

Steve, why does 1226 use Ultrasonic cleaners? Me:  This is why!  http://www.1226.bike/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Chain-Slideshow.mp4

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Cannondale CAAD2 Large 9 Speed Monstercross

CAAD 2 Volvo Monstercross $975 Light, quick, nimble. The fatty headshok & 26” wheels smooth out the paths. It’ll jump gutters, go straight over potholes & just keeps going. Great for rail trails or commuting. Will cover long distances no problem A little suspension in the seatpost softens the ride without compromise on stiffness We

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Specialized RockHopper Large Monstercross Bike

Road Gravel Track $650 Indestructible, nimble & comfortable commuter/gravel grinder.  At 11.5 kg it’s equally at home on the road, riding the Maribyrnong river or up on the Warburton trail.  Gears & brakes work perfectly.  Fork is plush.  Super smooth, stable ride.  Potholes, gutters, speed bumps, it chews through everything! The bike is sold in

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Jamis Durango Large 10 Speed Ultegra Monstercross

FUNN50 Gravel dropbars & disc brakes $575 We use FUNN flared 50cm gravel drop bars & tune the brakes & gears so everything works smooth as silk making the Jamis a great commuter or gravel grinder! Equally at home on the road & on the Warburton trail. The Durango has cable disc brakes & is

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