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How to fit a Nutcase Helmet

Watch this short 2 minute video on how to fit your Nutcase Helmet.

How to fit your Little Nutty Nutcase Helmet properly

Watch this short 2 minute video on how to fit your Little Nutty Nutcase Helmet properly.

How to fit your Baby Nutty Nutcase Helmet properly

Watch this video to learn how to fit your Baby Nutty Nutcase Helmet properly.

Knog’s Party Coil Bike Lock

Knog is a global bike brand that’s based in Melbourne, Australia and they make cool locks, lights and bells for the stylish and fun-loving cyclist.

Find out more about their Party Coil bike lock here.

Party Coil from knog on Vimeo.

Introducing Knog’s Blinder Mini Bike Lights

Knog is a global bike brand that’s based in Melbourne, Australia and they make cool locks, lights and bells for the stylish and fun-loving cyclist.

Find out more about Knog’s Blinder Mini lights here.

Blinder MINI from knog on Vimeo.

Knog Oi Bike Bell – Instructional Video

Watch the Oi Bike Bell Instructional video to see how to fit the Knog Oi bell onto your bike.

How to measure the diameter of bike handlebars and fit your Knog Oi bell

Handlebars come in all styles and sizes so here’s a quick guide to choosing the right size Knog Oi bell for your bike(s).

Watch this video to understand where and how to attach your Oi bike bell.

If your handlebar is any bigger than 22.2mm then you will need to choose the LARGE bell. The Large Oi comes with spacers that will allow you to attach the bell to handlebars with diameter of 23.8, 25.4 and 26mm.
– If your handlebar in the middle looks ‘normal sized’, it’s probably 25.4mm = LARGE bell
– If your handlebar looks overly big in the middle, it’s probably 31.8mm = LARGE bell

MEASURING BAR DIAMETER

The easiest way to measure your handlebars is with a set of digital or vernier scale callipers.

measure your road bar diameter

measure handlebar with verniers

If you don’t have callipers then you can use a simple measure tape. Just wrap around the bar at the point you want to attach the Oi to get the circumference size and then divide by pi to get your diameter e.g. 99.9mm / 𝜋 = 31.8mm.

measure handlebar road

measure handlebar with tape

If you have no tape, then use a piece of paper (or string). Same as above, just wrap the paper around the bar at the point you want to attach the Oi, make a mark with a pen where the paper intersects and then measure against a ruler. This will give you the circumference and to get the diameter just divide by pi.

measure bar without tape

measure your circumference

measure handlebar with paper

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As a general rule of thumb:

–  Road Bike – Handlebars generally come in two clamp sizes 26mm (older style) and the newer ‘oversized’ 31.8mm. The area where you attach the Oi bell will most likely be either 25.4mm or 31.8mm = LARGE bell

–  Commuter/Cruiser Bikes – These handlebar sizes do vary due to the wide variety of styles, however most bar sizes would be either 25.4 or 31.8mm = LARGE bell

–  Mountain Bikes – Handlebars generally come in two clamp sizes 25.4mm (older style) and the newer ‘oversized’ 31.8mm. On some bars there will be a bulge in the middle and the bars will thin out towards the brake levers. If you want to attach your bell here, then please make sure you measure as it could mean you move from a large sized bell to a small. For instance the grip area on some of these bars will be 22.2mm, whereas the bulge is 25.4mm = LARGE bell

–  BMX – Always 22.2mm = SMALL bell

Christmas Delivery cut-off dates 2017

Please refer to our guide below to find the cut-off date for pre-Christmas delivery in your area*:

Darwin, North QLD, Regional WA Friday, Dec 8
Perth, Regional QLD Monday, Dec 11
Tasmania, Brisbane, Regional NSW or SA Tuesday, Dec 12
Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra, Regional Vic Wednesday, Dec 13
Melbourne Thursday, Dec 14

*please note that any delivery timeframes listed on our site are a guide only, based on the information provided by our postal suppliers. All dates listed are indications that can at any time be affected by unforeseen circumstance and delays beyond our control.

Our warehouse will be closed from Saturday December 23  and will reopen Monday January 8. You will still be able to purchase electronic gift vouchers until 5pm Christmas Eve Sunday 24 December.

During the break the online shop will still be open and all items will be dispatched from Monday January 8. We will also be available via email, Facebook and Twitter for customer enquiries and general chit-chat 🙂

CycleStyle x 10/10 Pop Up Shop

10/10 is a startup and young business incubator space by VUHanger and we’re proud to be part of the space with our first-ever pop-up shop!

We will be selling a selection of our cycling clothing and accessories, providing helmet-fitting services and offering test rides of Byk Bikes children’s bikes, the bestselling Micro Scooters models, the awesome Lekker e-bike and Lekker Mini Balance Bikes.

It’s your chance to touch, feel and try on many of our products and organise your bike and accessory wish list now for Christmas (in 11 weeks) and avoid last-minute stress and panic!

CycleStyle x 10/10 Pop Up Shop
9 Ballarat St Yarraville – at the Yarraville Pop Up Park, next to Cornershop cafe and across the road from the Sun Theatre
1 week only! Monday 9 October – Sunday 15 October
Monday 2pm-5pm
Tuesday 9:30 – 5pm
Wednesday 9:30am- 5pm
Thursday 9:30am – 7pm
Friday 9:30am – 7pm
Saturday 9:30am – 7pm
Sunday 9:30am – 5pm

Ride with Joyce at Women of the World (WOW) Festival 2017

T Cavallaro and Sons Footscray

The Women of the World (WOW) Festival is coming to Melbourne for the first time on Thursday 23 March – Saturday 25 March. Footscray Community Arts Centre will come alive for the three-day festival celebrating women and exploring the remaining challenges to gender equality. With over 80 speakers, and 90 events happening in three days, the Melbourne festival is a not-to-be-missed celebration and a timely call to action.

Joyce Watts from CycleStyle will be leading FREE Pushy Women bike rides on Saturday 25 March! Discover diverse businesses run by Westie Women creators, makers and doers. The morning ride is especially for mums and bubs in a bike seat. Book now.

Check out the full program of conversations, music, film and performance, including free events and kid-friendly events. Here are some of the highlights:

Thursday 23 March – Saturday 25 March:

WOW Café – FREE curated program featuring festival highlights such as conversations, short talks and performances. You’ll also find the WOW Marketplace there with stalls by local designers, artists and makers, including CycleStyle.

 

Thursday 23 March – Friday 24 March:

Fluidity – FREE walk with local artist Chantal Wynter who will guide you to contemplate what is cherished in our society and what is discarded, and to examine how Footscray’s unique environs reflect these thoughts.

 

Saturday 25 March:

WOW kids – FREE workshops and games with 100 Story Building, The Stella Prize, Robogals, Women’s Circus and hula hoopers!

WOW Make Noise concert – FREE gig on the lush lawns of FCAC after the WOW Kids’ program. Featuring Sampa the Great, Mojo Juju, Electric Fields, The Black Sistaz, Sugar Fed Leopards, MzRizk and Thando. Bring a picnic and enjoy the music and the atmosphere!

 

CycleStyle x Habitots Pop Up Shop – Come and visit us in March!

habitots

Habitots is a gorgeous store in Albert Park full of retail inspiration for children and families as well as a party space and creative art studio.

habitots pop up shop

During March we’re excited to have a Pop Up Shop inside Habitots with some of our best-selling items for kids.

habitots pop up shop

You’ll find cute hand-painted Beep Bicycle Bells, Baby Nutty and Little Nutty Nutcase Helmets, practical Notabags for Kids, durable Italian-made handlebar windmills and hard-to-find kids wicker baskets.

habitots

While you’re at Habitots visit one of their classes, hang out in their playroom or enjoy the garden with sand pit and cubby house. And now for a limited time you can find the best kids cycling gear too!

CycleStyle x Habitots Pop Up Shop

1 March – 31 March 2017

146 Bridport St, Albert Park 03 9686 1312

Mon, Tues, Fri: 9am – 3pm

Wed, Thur: 9am – 4pm

Saturday 10am – 4pm

 

Buon Appetito by Bike #2 with The Squeaky Wheel – Westie Women Food Rides in May

Ovest West Footscray

A very wet day didn’t deter a group of intrepid women joining us for another Westie Women food ride with The Squeaky Wheel.

The second edition of ‘Boun appetito by bike’ visited some slightly different venues to the previous ride as we celebrated everything Italian in the inner west with tour guide Joyce Watts of CycleStyle and MEL: HOT OR NOT.

First stop was Ovest for warming hot chocolates and potato doughnuts with chocolate mousse. Ovest were even kind enough to open up especially for us as they don’t usually trade during Saturday lunch times.

Ovest West Footscray

Second stop was Fox in the Corn for plates of steaming hot pasta. They even have bikes hung up as wall decoration so it’s the perfect stop for a bike tour!

Fox in the Corn Footscray

Last stop was T Cavallaro and Sons for an Italian (or technically Sicilian) sweet. Always a crowd favourite, their cannoli are the best in Melbourne.

T Cavallaro and Sons Footscray

The June rides are now open for bookings! If you’re a woman who lives, works or plays in Melbourne’s inner west join me for a 1.5 hour cycling tour of the best food in the area for only $15 (including tour and tastings).

Westie Women Food Rides are a Maribyrnong City Council Gender Equity Initiative. 

Buon Appetito by Bike with The Squeaky Wheel – Westie Women Food Rides in May

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The sun was shining yet again for our latest Westie Women food ride with The Squeaky Wheel.

bike tours melbourne

‘Boun appetito by bike’ celebrated everything Italian in the inner west with tour guide Joyce Watts of CycleStyle and MEL: HOT OR NOT.

bike tours melbourne

In the 1950s Footscray was a centre for Italian migrants. Sixty years later eleven female cyclists joined Joyce to experience how Italian cuisine has been reinterpreted for modern Australians with a three course meal by bike.

bike tours melbourne

First stop Ovest for charcuterie, cheese and breads.

bike tours melbourne

bike tours melbourne

Second stop Honeycomb Hideout for pizza and a group photo!

bike tours melbourne

bike tours melbourne

Last stop dessert at Slice Girls West.

bike tours melbourne

bike tours melbourne

Look out for booking information for the June rides soon!

Westie Women Food Rides are a Maribyrnong City Council Gender Equity Initiative. 

Creative Kids Bike Parking Design Competition in Maribyrnong

Maribyrnong City Council Bike Parking Design competition

Maribyrnong City Council are inviting Primary and Secondary school students within the municipality to design a work of art that can function as a place to park their bike.

The winning designs will be installed within the City of Maribyrnong plus there are over $1,700 worth of prizes.

There are two major prizes to be won – one for Primary students and one for Secondary students – which consist of:

  • A brand new bike and bike accessory pack from Ted’s Cycles in Footscray and
  • A $250 voucher courtesy of Highpoint Shopping Centre

The Runner up in each category will also win a $250 Highpoint voucher.

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Designs will be assessed on originality, aesthetic appeal, functionality as a bike rack and connection to Maribyrnong by a panel of expert judges including:

The competition is open to primary and secondary students (from Prep to Year 12) living or studying within the City of Maribyrnong.

Students may enter online or fill out the official promotional flyer, located at select cafes, shops and libraries around the City and send in by mail or deliver in person to Council.

The competition opened on Tuesday 26 April and runs until 5pm Friday 10 June.

Click here for full Competition Terms & Conditions and Privacy Collection Statement.

Wheelie Good Day North Melbourne – Sunday 1 May 2016

Wheelie Good Day is a community gathering and street party in Melrose Street North Melbourne and it’s on this Sunday 1 May 11am-4pm.

The day is all about educating and training families to ride a bike plus a full with a program of workshops, tours and fun!

We’ll be there with the Book Swap Bike, a Christiania cargo bike filled with secondhand children’s books and a pop up reading lawn. Families are invited to either bring a book to swap, to borrow a book to read together or to participate in colouring-in and/or craft activities.

Other fun activities include:
  • Face painting & bike decorating for KIDS
  • Bike doctors and skills course for KIDS
  • Pimp your bike workshop for TEENS
  • Bike skills course & tours of the local area for ADULTS
  • Long kick and handball competitions with North Melbourne Football Club
  • Knitting, knotting and weaving with a POM POM workshop
  • Hip Hop Street Show by Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance students!
  • Bike Tuneups from GOOD CYCLES
  • Fix a Flat with PONY BIKES
  • Bike Engraving from VIC POLICE
  • Street Mural suggestion workshop
  • CARGONE COURIERS Bike Boom Box
  • Delicious food & coffee from POCKET CAFE
  • ROLL UP Bicycle Valet Parking
  • $1 MAMMOTH ice cream, on a bike
  • BIKE n’ BLEND pedal powered Smoothies

See you there!

 

Wheelie Good Day

Sunday 1 May 2016 11am-4pm

Melrose Street, between Erskine and Canning Streets, North Melbourne

FREE event

Chalktrail for bikes and scooters – creative fun on your bike

Watch the Chalktrail in action!

Chalktrail installation instructions

CycleStyle at The Upmarket – Saturday 7 November

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As Christmas creeps closer our market schedule gets busier – and we’re kicking off with The Upmarket, Melbourne’s newest design market.

The outdoor market is held in the forecourt between the Malthouse Theatre and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Southbank every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, rain hail or shine.

Stallholders are picked by a design panel, with a focus on local emerging designers and producers, and divided into three precincts – the Design District, the Larder and the Heart of Dining. At each market there’s a revolving selection of furniture, lighting, homewares, accessories, fashion, jewellery, ceramics, food and produce vendors plus free children’s and adults creative workshops.

The Upmarket FB Tile

We’ll be at The Upmarket with lots of cycling goodies and market-only specials at the next market, Saturday 7 November 9am-4pm!

The Upmarket

Malthouse Theatre/ACCA forecourt

111 Sturt St, Southbank

9am-4pm

Introducing the Notabag – the bag that converts into a backpack from Frankfurt, Germany

notabag

Notabag is a smart combination of a bag and a backpack. With a single pull on the straps, it transforms itself from a sleek eco-friendly reusable bag to an easy-to-carry backpack. Its versatility allows you to carry it in your hands as well as comfortably on your shoulders. We’re so excited to be the first Australian retailer of the Notabag!

notabag

The Notabag idea was born during Adnan Alicusic’s trip to the local farmers market. It was one of those situations that we can all identify with – the grocery bag filled up very quickly and he still had to ride his bike home.

Things got pretty tricky once he found himself in the middle of busy city traffic, trying to manoeuvre a bike with a heavy shopping bag on the handlebar, bumping against the front wheel. At that moment, he started visualising how a simple bag could be transformed into a backpack.

After spending months of prototyping and testing, Adnan and his friend and fashion designer Ilaria Gregianin, introduced a smart way to combine a bag and a backpack as a Kickstarter project. The Notabag even folds up into a small pocket for those times when you need a bag unexpectedly!

notabag

It is made in Europe from cotton and rip-stop nylon. The fabric provides the product with sturdiness and soft touch of cotton fabric, yet it is still lightweight and water-resistant like the rip-stop nylon.

Notabag has been nominated for a German design award and ranked as Frankfurt’s Top 10 startups in 2015. They recently collaborated with Swedish bike brand Bookman to make a reflective Notabag especially for cyclists. We think you’ll love it as much as we do!

notabag

Bicycle Wine Rack and Circus Bike Tricks!

Bike acrobat Maxime Poulin, a cycling artist in the Cirque de Soleil, straps a Bicycle Wine Rack to his bike while he does tricks to see if it will stay on.

Watch to see if it passes the test….

Riding in the Rain with RockiNoggins

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Have you been caught in the rain riding your bike?

RockiNoggins bike helmet covers protect you from sun, wind and rain, not to mention turning your helmet into a stylish accessory.

Here’s a fun video showing off their weather resistant helmet covers which are all designed with your style and safety in mind. #ridinintherain