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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

Paconi Airplane non drive train view outside a shop

**SOLD** Paconi Airplane

Paconi Airplane Road Bike Pickup from 151 Raleigh Rd Maribyrnong (2 min walk from Highpoint) Heaps more hi-res photos in the link below. Check them out, they form part of the description! Rider Height Frame SizeInches cm 5’3”-5’6” 160-168 S Give or take a little in height depending on torso/leg length Top Tube: 54 cm

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Caad9 upside down in front of a pier

**SOLD** CAAD9 Restoration

CAAD9 Restoration Before CAAD9 Restoration After Powder coated at one of the best powder coaters in Melbourne. 95% of the pitting was filled & smoothed. 1226 decal added. Fun fact:we’ve discovered bikes go 15% faster with the 1226 decal 😁😎🚲🤙

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Raccomi bike leaning on a brick column

**SOLD** Raccomi Restoration

Raccomi Restoration One of our earlier restos & still to this day probably my all time favourite!! When I found the bike it was absolutely hammered.  True barn find…  Nothing was replaced, not even the chain or cassette. Everything was cleaned & polished using nothing but elbow grease… Actually we did use a little degreaser,

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Ibis Mojo 27.5 conversion outside the workshop

**SOLD** Ibis Mojo 27.5 Conversion

Ibis Mojo 27.5 Conversion Details Condition: Used – Good Lightweight XTR equipped IBIS Mojo even in a large with 27.5 wheels is only around 14kg. An all-mountain bike with 140mm of travel front and rear.  It doesn’t use any “cheater” lightweight parts to keep the weight down either. It’s a 27.5 conversion that’s strong &

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Kona Abra Cadabra bike leaning on a concrete wall

**SOLD** Kona Abra Cadabra

2011 Kona Abra Cadabra All Mountain bike with 142×12 rear axle, light Scandium 6069 tubing, & a Magic Link platform that can switch from extreme up to extreme down solely based on rider and trail input. The Abra Cadabra is the ultimate do-everything ride We are shipping Australia wide $100 ($50 metro Melbourne) or allowing

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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

**SOLD** 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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