Adelaide Community Bicycle Workshop


Adelaide Community Bicycle Workshop

The group of interested supporters and volunteers of the Adelaide Community Bicycle Workshop.

111 Flinders St, Adelaide. Saturday morning  9 - 12pm.


Location: 111 Franklin St, Adelaide
Members: 126
Latest Activity: Apr 2

The aim of the the Adelaide Bicycle Workshop, supported by the Bicycle Institute of SA, is to operate as a community bicycle workshop co-operative dedicated to the repairing, and recycling, of bicycles. 

If you want to contact the Workshop about what we can do, or donating bikes or parts, please email Mike Brisco

Where: The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide (at The Old Bus Station -where BicycleSA was).

Opening times:

Every Saturday 9 am to 1 pm

Every Monday 10 am to 6 pm

Entrance- off Franklin Street, west side of Old Bus Station

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Getting things started.

Started by Mike Brisco. Last reply by Rowan Steele Nov 22, 2011. 2 Replies

Hi,the Workshop is now  set up, with tools, spares,  4 bikes for people to work on, and tea/coffee making facilities. On Saturday a dozen people showed up  -  we changed a sprocket wheel, fixed broken spokes, shortened a chain, and did most of that with parts salvaged from other bikes. Address is 34 Long Street, Plympton -  at the community centre, kind of opposite Plympton Primary School. Go round the back of the hall. We have a room at the back of the hall. Currently unmarked, so just come…Continue

Workshop open this weekend

Started by Gus K. Last reply by Mick Wilson Jul 18, 2011. 6 Replies

OK.. we are nearly there. Jeremy Miller has been following up a few loose ends like getting a first aid kit and some other little OH&S requirements from the council. We have also been investigating getting a small shipping container on the site so we can store some extra bikes and parts. If you know of one going let us know because it seems the small ones are hard to come by. It might seem a strange thing to ask by we may as well!The workshop will be open this weekend from around 9.30 -…Continue

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Comment by Mike Brisco on March 26, 2015 at 9:28

21 March 2015 -

Bike workshop has moved

Now in The City, close to Central Market ...

Address - The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide

(at The Old Bus Station -where BikeSA was)

Opening times:

Every Saturday 9 am to 1 pm

Every Monday 10 am to 6 pm

Often open other times -  message Mike 0435 02 16 81.

Entrance- off Franklin Street, west side of Old Bus Station - look for the cyclone wire fence, sign "The Joinery", entrance gate .

More information - Mike Brisco - 0435 02 16 81 (text only)

Comment by Barry Norsworthy on October 30, 2013 at 14:47

Comment by Barry Norsworthy on October 30, 2013 at 14:45

Hi Stephen and crew,

Please find photos of a bike I found on the rubbish tip on the side of the road awhile ago( I first checked with the owners ).

It is from the 70's I think, and not particularly valuable.

If suitable, I would like to be involved in the restoration and then perhaps donate bike to a worthy cause or person if possible.

Comment by Gus K on September 9, 2013 at 12:00

Wheels of Fortune, Bicycle Institute quiz night this Friday at the Adelaide Community Bicycle Workshop.

There still some tables free for the Bicycle Institute 'Wheels of Fortune' quiz night this Friday at the Community Bike Workshop, Plympton.

$15 a head. Form a team of 8 (or so) and book in ASAP. The Bicycle Institute advocates for better and safer cycling in SA.

We'd love to see you there and it's a great opportunity to see the workshop and what it offers if you have not visited before.

Comment by Jeremy Miller on April 16, 2012 at 10:03

Hi Sarah (VDO) - yes the workshop would be happy to take those two bikes off your hands. Feel free to bring them down one Saturday morning.



Comment by Rowan Steele on April 15, 2012 at 18:38

Absolutely loving the atmosphere at the bike workshop. Some people fixing up their own bikes, getting advice from the experience people about how to do it. Some people restoring old rusted steel frame bikes to look super cool. Some people fixing up donated bikes ready for use by refugees. Even was free food yesterday. I'm hoping to be there most weeks fixing up bikes here at my share house.

Comment by Sarah on April 15, 2012 at 18:03

Hi Mike,

I have two bikes I would like to donate if you want them, 1 1990's Marin MTB, for person about 5 ft 7 the frame has been damaged where my ex tried to remove the seat post which had fused to the frame, but it has almost brand new breaks and gears, and tyres, if you can't use the frame certainly all the running gear is in great order. Also a specialised touring bike approx c2005, suit rider about 5 ft 6 the frame is in great shape but the running gear is pretty worn, would be ok for city commuting but not for longer distances. It is not worth me replacing the groupset.

Please let me know if these interest you at all and I will bring them down.


Comment by Stephen Merrett on April 14, 2012 at 15:34

I attended the Adelaide Community Bike Workshop for the first time today (14/4/12) and had a great time - checking and fixing a couple of bikes for the  Bikes for Refugees programme. It gives me a chance to use what I learned in the 3 day Bicycle Maintenance course.

People were very friendly and helpful - I'll be back ....

Comment by Stig of The Dump on March 16, 2012 at 0:45

might drop by for a look soon, i know a group who are setting up a community centre in the NE and are looking for projects - they like the idea of this.  they could assemble an army of older guys to do basic stuff, but would be short on mechanical expertise. 

Comment by Shari Xan on December 15, 2011 at 15:22

I am planning on coming down on either the 17th or 24th Dec to learn how to fix one of my bikes.  I don't know what I am doing, or what to use...

Also would be interested in finding our more about getting involved with the workshop. (non-mechanical things for now at least)


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