Abbotsford Cycles in Richmond
Abbotsford Cycles is primarily a bicycle repair workshop. We don't sell bicycles, we service and repair them.
We provide genuine repairs, professional service, honest opinions and quality parts and accessories to the cycling community in Melbourne and Australia wide. We repair most types of bikes for all types of cyclists. And yes, we hand-build wheels. Our extensive range of Brooks saddles and bags has seen us awarded the coveted "Six Rivets' by Brooks of England. We are confident that we have more stock than anyone else in the Southern Hemisphere, and only matched by a few up North!
Abbotsford Cycles was established by Peter Moore back in the 80’s in Abbotsford. In 2002, Peter re-established this family business in a convenient corner in Richmond, right under Richmond train station. This iconic bicycle repair shop is built on a passion for everyday cycling and good old-fashioned service. We all actively support and participate in the cycling community in Melbourne and foster the wider family of cyclists, whatever type of bike they ride.
We don't sell bikes, we fix them
Abbotsford Cycles is one of the few Bicycle Shops in Melbourne to focus solely on servicing, repairs and renovations rather than bike sales, which means it can concentrate on quality workmanship. It's about a traditional and genuine approach to service and repairs. Despite our traditional values, Abbotsford Cycles has always invested in a well equipped workshop from the pneumatic bike stands, Di2 diagnostic kit to Melbourne's only Phil Wood spoke cutter. We are committed to reasonable prices and speedy service times, but most importantly getting the best out of your bicycle for you.
The Vivente (Gemini) World Randonneur has been one of Australia's best known and well used commuting/touring bicycles since the eighties. Simon's is from the early nineties and he uses it every day, and Peter has the latest model for sometime. After going through various changes over the last ten years, it has gone back to its roots as a steel touring/commuting bicycle. So we have decided to make it the exception to our rule that we don't sell bikes as it’s a standout in terms of price and quality. See its page on this site, or www.viventebikes.com for more information. It is not everyone's cup of tea or price range, so we don't think it will affect our primary focus as a repair shop.
The people behind the bikes
With a combined experience of over 100 years, all our mechanics are fully qualified or currently completing a recognised training course. All the staff bring something a bit different as a speciality, with interests in family, racing, commuting, touring, Audax, single speed, bikepacking, endurance riding and MTB.
The founder of Abbotsford Cycles, Peter Moore has been cycling as his primary transport for over 40 years, and has finished the 1200km Audax Paris-Brest-Paris Randonnee six times. Peter initially worked for local government and was involved in the first ever bicycle plan in Richmond before opening his own bike shop. He is particularly passionate about developing skills, training opportunities and career paths for bicycle mechanics in Melbourne, having previously delivered training courses himself. He was President of Retail Cycle Trader's Australia for 3 years, currently Chair of the Bicycle Sector committee of Auto Skills Australia, and a Life member of Audax Australia.