While I was in Melbourne I jumped at the opportunity to visit one of the many great boutique bike shops in the inner city. I headed down to Saintcloud in Brunswick, which is passionately run by Nick and a small (any?) number of staff/helpers. I always love to visit this store, even if I don’t have the coin to be buying up every time I’m there. Nick has managed to do something special here I believe. As far as I understand he opened the doors when the fixed gear scene was just taking hold in Melbourne but he did it with class. He only stocks quality products and products that he believes in, not just what is popular that month. He has also been smart enough to realise you don’t have to only stock ‘fixies’ to have a rad shop, so on top of a great range of very nice track frames (usually for the street), he also stocks a range of bikes from Fuji and again he does this well by only supplying the higher end of the range in road, track and cross bikes. He’s obviously doing something right as he now has a race team (just saw the pics on instagram @saintcloudnick ) . But I always love to see local business doing well, being supported by locals and giving back to locals, what more can you ask for really! Here’s the shots of my visit enjoy
saintcloud shop visit
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