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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

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

**SOLD** 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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Detail of a very clean Campagnolo rear deralleur showing how to wash your bike

How To Wash Your Bike

Park Tool How To Wash Your Bike Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2sKhSDrugE&t=900s The Park Tool How To Wash Your Bike video because let’s face it:  Your bike is filthy! I mean… seriously… when was the last time you gave it a proper wash? No, leaving it out in the rain while you sit in the cafe waiting for

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Drivetrain close-up of a SRAM Red 10 speed groupset

Rear Derailleur Adjustment & Tuning Explained

Rear Derailleur Adjustment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkZxPIZ1ngY This is our current #1 reference video for anyone who asks!  Great rear derailleur adjustment vid from Calvin & the Park Tool Team.  The absolute best in the business So now you’ve got no excuse ‘cos if you’re not tuning your bike, you’re basically riding a glorified rusty tricycle. Why settle

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Record groupset on a Tomassini Techno road bike at the 3 hour $99 bicycle tuning & bicycle maintenance course

3 Hour $99 Bicycle Tuning & Bicycle Maintenance Course Updates

3 hour $99 Bicycle Tuning & Bicycle Maintenance Course Date Updates https://www.1226.bike/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Campagnolo-Record-8-speed-watermarked.mp4 Who doesn’t love gears working like a well oiled machine?…  Actually I think they work when they are a well oiled machine?!?  A little training goes a loooong way when you’re tuning bicycle gears! OK, I’m adding this comment in as an edit

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Cannondale Monstercross 7 scaled

Rim brakes versus disc brakes on a road bicycle

Choosing the right brakes can be one of the most important decisions you make when it comes to getting a new road bike. Do you choose rim brakes or disc brakes? Choosing the right one can make your ride much smoother and more enjoyable. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each

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