2006

DECEMBER '06

Sorry folks, busy lately. Plenty of new stuff in the shop but not too much time to keep this site properly up to date. To be brought up to scratch early next year. Merry Christmas!

SEPTEMBER '06

Staff Changes: Michael Shiefferly joins the Moruya Bicycles team. With his experience in the bicycle industry and his calm manner, he's an asset to the team. Farewell to young Gavin, who seems to have decided the working life wasn't for him.

AUGUST '06

Delta Storage Solutions - We'll now keep these in stock.

JULY '06

Giant '07 Bikes Arriving - Base models mostly now available. High end models due for release at end of August. Info available on Giant's website, but not yet ours. There aren't enough hours in the day...

DVDs Coming - For all you couch potatoes, we're at last going to carry a dozen DVD titles in stock - Road, MTB and BMX. Huge range available by special order, from Backlash Productions.

JUNE '06

We now offer the Shimano HG93 chain degreased and soaked in Pro Link. For those who love this clean lube, we've taken the hard work out of getting the chain optimally set up to use it.

GT Bikes to be collected by the customer from the shop: GT have come into line with other major Australian bike brands by requiring that their dealers only sell bikes to customers physically in the shop. Well done.

Electric Bikes: We'll now be stocking a couple of Power Ped models: the Mantis, an excellent, simple electric / pedal bike, suitable for most riders. We'll also stock a conversion kit (for 26" wheel bikes) that can be used on any standard mountainbike (without disc brakes). See the "Power Assist" link on the left for details.

Jemma O'Brien is currently leading the 2006 NSW Roadwoman of the year pointscore.

Sportful Clothing: We're putting in some Sportful clothing, an excellent range of quality clothing, from a reliable supplier. The range will grow over time.

MAY '06

SRAM Price Review - Most prices on SRAM derailleurs, shifters and cassettes have been reduced.

Compulsory Full Face Helmets for Downhill Racing. In line with a recent decision by the UCI (International Cycling Union), MTBA has now made the use of full-face helmets compulsory in all downhill events at all levels of competition within Australia. This ruling will become mandatory from July 1st 2006. All helmets used in MTBA sanctioned events must comply with the Australian standard or international equivalent and must have a compliance sticker to that effect. Helmets will be checked for a compliance sticker and will be rejected and entry to an event denied if a compliance sticker is not present.

 Mark and Dana & kids return from 2 weeks in Central Australia. 5 days walking the Larapinta Trail - beautiful! Rodney and Graham a bit snowed under in our absence.

Rodney on holiday 'till June 8th. That means Mark, Dana and Graham will be busy now....

Moruya Team Bicycles Female Pair win Dairy Farmers 3hr MTB race in Tumut. Kim Hearne and Sharlene Cohen won convincingly by a lap with 7 laps completed. A huge result over a very testing 7.4km course.

APRIL '06

Moruya Team Bicycles Finishes Second: Goodmorning Mark, Just a short note to let you know that Moruya Team Bicycles have come up with their best result yet with a second in the 12 Hours of Daylight. We were ecstatic with everyone riding strongly and sticking it to the other teams who all had 3men/1women teams. I will ring later and also follow up with a full race report.

    Also Moruya Team Bicycles Junior Team of Peter & Leah Hearne competed in the 24 Minutes of Daylight and complete the race to the cheers of several hundred spectators. The future is bright for MTB.
    Andrew.
New Products on Website: Take a look at what's been added to the site during the last month. We've finally caught up on the Summer's new additions, plus some odds and ends we'd overlooked earlier.

MARCH '06

EUROBODALLA CYCLING CLUB Eurobodalla women cyclists excelled over the weekend with Jemma Obrien of Turross Head winning the Elite Womens NSW Hillclimb championships. This was conducted on Mt Panorama at Bathurst where Jemma steamed up the mountain to be the fastest female in NSW. Also at the same carnival Gail Johnston of Moruya was the 2nd woman in the 70klm Blayney to Bathust road race with Anna Johnston of Moruya first U19 woman. A great effort all round.

Jemma O'Brien finishes in the front group (35th place) in the World Cup road race at Geelong.

FEBRUARY '06

Firstly, we have a moment to update this section of the website!

Sponsorship - We're proud to be helping young local talented rider Mitchell Pearson with his racing while he does his apprenticeship (electrician). A young Moruya rider with a big future.

Topeak WhiteLite HP 1W - Yet again, the bar is raised for compact handlebar mounted lights.

Topeak Micro Rocket - Now our smallest and lightest road pump. If you pay lots more, you can save another 10 grams with the carbon fibre version!