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: 127
Latest Activity: May 19, 2017

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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Discussion Forum

Our working area, and the garden work-in-progress

Started by BJ. Last reply by BJ May 3, 2015. 2 Replies

We have our set-up in place, our surrounds continue to evolve.How it looks from the Flinders Street side - one of the other groups, Common Ground, have moved their garden in.  There's more to come ...Continue

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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

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Comment by Stephen Merrett on June 1, 2015 at 14:38

Thanks for the feedback Daniele - glad to hear you found us helpful :-)

Comment by Daniele on June 1, 2015 at 12:10

Visited the workshop for the first time on Saturday. Very friendly and helpful group of people. I'll be visiting again to keep an eye out for a bike and to donate some.

Comment by BJ on May 4, 2015 at 17:55

We're happy to accept a functional BMX.  They're useful for sure.

Comment by Slow Fatty on May 4, 2015 at 14:05

My son's outgrown his BMX. 20" wheels. Nothing flash but 100% functional and I recently replaced the front brake and tyres. Would that be a useful donation?

Comment by Gus on May 4, 2015 at 13:52

Notice of Bicycle Institute AGM

Bicycle Institute Public Meeting, Tuesday 13 May, 7.30pm.
111 Franklin Street, Adelaide (the site of the Community Bicycle Workshop)

If you're interested in better conditions for cyclists in, come along to our AGM.  

Find out what we've been doing, tell us what what should be doing, and perhaps even get in involved in helping us to do it.

Guest Speaker Paul Gelston: cycling and our arterial roads.

As well as talking about projects and advocacy that we have been busy with, we will have Mr Paul Gelston talk to the meeting. Paul is the Chief Operating Officer in the Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Before that, he was a project manager for some of the more important projects that the State Government has undertaken in recent years.

You might have attended consultation meetings on Greenhill Road, and before that, the tram bridge over South Road, where Paul was up front dealing with local residents and interests like ours.

Paul will talk to us about the role of the State Government in providing for our transport needs, where cycling fits in, and the pressures faced in trying to meet broad State government objectives and deal with political demands whose basis ranges from metropolitan-wide to very local concerns.
The Bicycle Institute welcomes new members and you can join at the meeting. Membership is currently free.  
There are opportunities to get involved. We has welcome nominations for office holders (Chair, Vice-chair, Secretary, Treasurer) and Committee members.

Comment by BJ on May 2, 2015 at 22:01

Hello Danielle.  If the bike works OK for riding around town, we'll take it - providing it's not rusted all over. 

Comment by Daniele on April 28, 2015 at 15:23

Are there still bikes for purchase? I have an 80's road bike to donate but discovered it was a cheap department store bike so may not be suitable quality.

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.


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