2nd year anniversary for Monkey Wrench Cycles! Also, a Rohloff Conversion

So, what’s the best way to remember the two-year anniversary of your bikeshop opening? The two-year domain subscription to http://www.monkeywrenchcycles.com.au expires! Sorry to anyone who attempted to visit our site or email us for a few days – but we’re back up and running now.

To celebrate our 2 year anniversary of fixing bikes here in Hackett, we’ve gathered a heap of cool stuff and marked it at 50% off. Multi-tools, Saddles, Gloves, Drivetrain parts, Lights, Bottle cages, Cleaning stuff and more. Check out the display at the front of the shop.

We’ve had a busy winter here and it’s looking like it will be an even busier spring/summer for us. One of the cool projects we’ve had over the last few months is converting a touring bike to use a Rohloff internal gear hub. 14 gears, all internal, supremely reliable and beautifully made, these German hubs are a crowning achievement of the cycle industry.

Hub unboxing:


Wheel building with Mavic 719 rim:


Completed bike using Torque arm and Rohloff Tensioner. Stem-mounted shifter stub:


Here’s to the next two years!

Closure Thursday 24 April

Due to unforseen and unforseeable circumstances surrounding the Monaro Cloudride 1000 http://www.cloudride1000.com/ there will be no staff available in Canberra to run the shop from 11am on Thursday the 24th. Our closure on Anzac Day, Friday the 25th, remains in place. We will endeavour to complete all the work required during Thursday morning or make alternative arrangements.

The management of Monkey Wrench Cycle Repairs would like to apologise for any inconvenience, we can be contacted during this time on service@monkeywrenchcycles.com.au

New stock – grips, helmets, lubes, cleaners

We’ve been stocking up on some new stuff over the last few months and have been very impressed with how colourful everything looks!

New kids’ helmets from Limar, many sizes and models, and heaps of different colour and designs for even the most discerning kids.

Kids helmet stand

Weldtite make some great lubes and cleaners for bikes, including some powerful citrus degreaser, the fantastic (in moderation) TF2 Teflon spray lube, Teflon grease, Bike wash spray and various brushes. We also keep Triflow lube for chains, cables and pivots, and Rock’n’Roll wax lubes.

Weldtite stand

Also in and very colourful, grips and bar tape. We’ve got a substantial range of ESI grips in black and various colours, BMX grips, Salsa bar tape, Lizard skins DSP racing tape (very grippy, very comfortable), Ergon grips, and our Lizard skins Peaty and Northshore grips with custom coloured collars are back in as well.

Grips stand

Have fun!

Christmas and New year opening hours

Christmas/New year opening times, Monkey Wrench Will be closed for the following period inclusive:

Monday December 23rd until Sunday January 5th.

Last day of trading will be Sunday the 22nd, so get your gear and bikes organised now! Give us a call on 6262 5005 or email service@monkeywrenchcycles.com.au to organise a last-minute service or repair.

To all our customers, thanks for your support throughout the year, we wish you a happy and safe christmas period, and look forward to seeing you all in the new year.

Reverb seatpost servicing.

We’re now doing Rock Shox Reverb seat post servicing in house at the shop in Hackett. Service kit replaces all soft parts and seals and is $62. Labour on reverb rebuild $100 including oil and disposal. If your post has that squishy feeling at the top of its travel, doesn’t return correctly or rises up on its own, call and book it in.