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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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Cannondale CAAD 9 56cm 7.4 kg Shimano 105 10 Speed Road Bike

CAAD 9 American Classic $1375 2010 CAAD 9 in excellent condition. The bike’s been stripped, all parts put in the cleaner & deep cleaned before reassembly. The only imperfections on the bike are 2 tiny dints (less then 1mm deep) on the top tube where a previous owner has clamped the frame on the workstand

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Cannondale CAAD10 54 cm Shimano 105 10 Speed Road Bike

Minty Fresh CAAD 10 in as new condition $1875 CAAD10 in new condition. No chips, not scratches, not even any cable rub. Brake surface on wheels is as new, no wear at all. Still running original chain & cassette with no wear New cables (inner & outer) New bar tape New 700 x 25mm Tangente

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The Bike Mechanics Day…

Mr Smith, you’re going to need new brake pads (name changed to protect Barrys privacy) No thanks Steve, can you just adjust the caliper…  It’ll be fine

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Thin Tyres Vs Fat Tyres

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n-DHQAUmGk&t=506s I’ve recently changed the tyres on my Synase Hi-Mod to 700×30…   I’m loving the ride!!

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A Taste Of What’s Coming 😎

I always get a hard time about not taking pics of bikes before they’s restored…  I’ll try to rectify that!  Over the next few days I’ll post a little of what we’re working on Let’s start with a CAAD9 pictured straight outta the box…  Ugly as Sh1t!  Let’s see if we can change that😎😋🚲

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Cannondale CAAD10 58 cm 7.3 kg Ultegra 10 Speed

Bike Rides & Presents As New $1875 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 (2 min walk from Highpoint) N.B. We adhere to lockdown restrictions. Please check current restrictions at time

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Ahmet’s Ride So Far…

For those of you who haven’t met Ahmet he’s one of the 1226 gang & a true gentleman! I received this msg from him an hour or so ago:After getting the chain done o. Tuesday I rode non stop for 24hrs He then continued on for another 2 days & is still going! I’ll post

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What’s On For 2022??

Xmas break is over & it’s back to work!  Here’s some of what’s planned for the start of the year:   2ND WORKSHOP IN MOORABBIN opening Feb!!   3 hour maintenance courses are back starting with Saturday 15th & 22nd Jan 10 am-1pm   Lot’s of bikes on their way, posts & pics in the

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