Mike Brisco
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Mike Brisco's Discussions

FOUND - Mongoose mountain bike, 10 Dec

Started Dec 13, 2015 0 Replies

A nice Mongoose mtb, front shox and good running gear, was found unlocked in a public place last week. We're keen to contact the owner. sms Mike Brisco - Adelaide Community Bicycle Workshop -…Continue

Bike Workshop - heavy fork lift needed (for 1 hour).

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cage Mar 7, 2015. 3 Replies

HELP !The  Workshop owns two  20 ft / 6 m shipping containers, one a workshop, one the bike/spares store. We  recently re-located from Plympton to the City. Our containers are temporarily in a car…Continue

Tags: +, gear., technical, help, workshop

Adelaide Bike Workshop - now in the City, Franklin St.

Started Mar 4, 2015 0 Replies

Adelaide Community Bicycle Workshop has a new addressThe Joinery,  at The Old Bus Depot, 111 Franklin Street, City.The depot, once BikeSA,  is now Conservation Council of SA.At "The Joinery"  -…Continue

Tags: sustainability, conservation, workshop, bike, community

Wanted: kids trailer bike.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Brisco Dec 2, 2014. 6 Replies

Hi - Bikes for Refugees got a request for a trailer bike - y'know' the kind kids sit on and ride behind you.If you have one you no longer need - and you'd like to donate it -  We can come and pick it…Continue


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What bikes do you ride?
Commuter bike for shopping
Shogun TB 3 mountain bike, for outback holidays
custom ancient hybrid for the Adelaide hills and long road rides
When do you ride?
..perhaps some more information about yourself for your profile page
Intereseted in using bikes to get around
Co-ordinate "Bikes for Refugees", a bike recycling scheme to help families settling in Adelaide - and other similar groups of folk....
Member of Bicycle Institute of S Australia (BISA)

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Christmas Eve at the Bike Workshop

Posted on December 27, 2013 at 6:54 0 Comments

Christmas eve morning - a call from Mike at an Adelaide  welfare organisation. Was the bike workshop open?  The organisation was looking after a family  - mother father 2 kids - recently  arrived from overseas. No relatives in Adelaide, not much to live on, would be great if they could get some bikes. Could we do this in time for Christmas?

The Workshop isn't usually open Tuesday afternoons, but on Christmas eve, we can make exceptions. The other Mike  turned up in a van, with the…


Bikes for the STTARS from the Bike Workshop

Posted on December 20, 2013 at 14:30 2 Comments

Photo (C) STTARS, Adelaide.

STTARS is a small Adelaide not-for-profit, which helps refugee families overcome severe trauma. It's skilled specialied work and STTARS is about the only organisation in Adelaide, which provides this service. 

Every December, STTARS run a camp for children, and  the Bike Workshop contributes bikes. As the above photo shows,…


Summer update from the Adelaide Bicycle Workshop

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 16:30 3 Comments

The Bike Workshop’s Saturday morning sessions remain busy. There are people looking for bikes –people with bikes for repair – people bringing bikes to donate.  

We’ve  expanded to  6 work stations in the car park, and set up trolleys, to make it easy to move tools & equipment outside.  The year hasn't  been too hot so far, but just in case, we have large parasols so people can work in the shade. An added summer bonus -  fig trees nearby -  very sweet fruit last…


Community Bike Workshop - a tale of two trailers. Sat 12th Oct

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 22:00 1 Comment

Saturday 12th October -

First Trailer A  visitor  'dropped in when passing',  looking for a bike trailer. His son or son-in-law played cricket, the ground was within cycling distance, but  he had to get his gear there as well as himself.  Cricketers sometimes refer to their large canvas bags with pads and bats and whites, as "coffins"—which sums up the…


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At 21:02 on September 23, 2012, Dstone said…

Was just speaking to Gus and telling him that  i have a low step malvern star frame and fork and set of manitou elite forks that I thought the workshop could use. I am in Clovelly park if you or someone is in the area they are welcome to it. Shoot me a message if you are keen.


At 13:26 on July 2, 2012, Troy Collett said…

Im new to all this, what is the workshop all about?

I got my bike serviced a few months ago & yesterday it thre the chain into the cranks.Chain is currently jammed

At 19:27 on January 17, 2012, Jacqui Ellis said…

Hi Mike-It was an amazing experience to be sitting with the koala, patting him, him drinking my full water bottle & to carry him to shade. I spoke to a Cleland Wildlife ranger & she said for a koala to drink water it is sick. I now have her number if I ever come across another koala needing help:)

At 18:34 on September 20, 2011, Andrew Watts said…

Hi Mike. I've sent you a friend request as I would like to send you details of a bike that I have found that could be useful for a 6-7 year old child. I understand that you know groups who may be able to use this. It's in needo of some TLC but looks like it would fix up nicely.



Andrew Watts

At 11:13 on August 8, 2011, heather said…

Thanks Mike in looking for a bike for the older lady. I did not want her to give up cycling.

At 21:08 on August 5, 2011, heather said…

Hi Mike, Wondering if you can help an 80-year-old lady find a bike. She had one for 20 years, bought S/H when already about 20 years old. This year she needed to change a tube and tyre, got frustrated, and put it on the footpath verge where it was snapped up. I asked why she had not contacted me, before acting out her frustration. She thought she would give up cycling (what!) but is now having second thoughts. She actually prefers pedal brakes to hand brakes. Think she could adjust to better hand-activated brakes, but definitely no gears and a step-thru would be best. She does not cycle far or fast, or carry loads. She is prepared to make a money donation. Any options? Thanks, Heather

At 12:13 on August 15, 2010, Mike H said…
Thanks Mike. I've contributed a few bikes to Bikes for Refugees over the years, so won't feel too guilty about taking one back ;-) I'm going to have a go at truing his buckled wheel. If I fail (and I'm no expert), I'll get back to you and see if I can get one off you. Cheers. Mike
At 20:11 on June 1, 2010, Bicycle Fish said…
Hullo MB, jeremy Milee r mentioned, you might be interested in a *;large" solar installation...we have done one here ( 4.8 kW) , send me a regular email to and I can give you details
At 22:39 on April 6, 2010, Jeremy Miller said…
Good to have you on Adelaide Cyclists!

From one of the many working bees at your place!

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