New beginnings

Hi there everyone.

Well, it certainly has been a looooong while since our last update.

Instead of looking back over the last year, let’s look toward the future and what’s been going on this last little bit.

I guess the biggest news to hit the Cog Bike Cafe stand is that Damo and Libby have decided to move on from Cog Bike.  Yep, after a solid 5 years in Mount Evelyn and 2 glorious years in Warby, they have decided to hang up their Business Owner shoes and pass the Helmet onto new owners.

Introducing Doug and Michelle Greenall. Doug has been in the bike industry for nearly 20yrs and is a passionate bike advocate and lover of anything bikes. Michelle is a numbers and spreadsheets kinda gal. Loves the country and a sense of community.

Having just moved out to East Warby, they are surrounding their lives with everything Cog.

Damo and Libby are taking some time off to do the things they have been putting off for years. Travel, relaxing and enjoying the finer things in life.  They’ll make special appearances every once in a while, so keep your eyes peeled.

Cog will continue to offer the same friendly, family orientated, community based  business that it has always been.

See ya’ll there!!

News December 2012

Have just finalised the short film lineup for our Sat 15th ‘Summer Evening with Cog’. Very happy with the content and the unfolding of the night’s program. There are limited numbers, (35) and have less than 10 spots left. Let’s hope for nice weather….

cog film night flyer

We are  on facebook, check us out.

Cog custom frame

It’s been a while since anything new has gone up re: custom building. I work in the fab-shop at least one day a week but recently with the new location at Warburton and flitting off to NZ for a week, production has suffered. Check out this though, it has been a work in progress for quite some time but I think you’ll agree it’s not the run-of-the-mill production. 36 inch unicycle all hand built, fillet brazed, hand rolled, etc Made from cro-mo tubing, even has a Columbus seat tube. The wheel (not built by me) has a 2 speed Schlumpf hub. The finish is high polish chrome (by Vinnies in Dandenong) check out our gallery for photos

custom 36 inch unicycle in Chapel st Fitzroy

Springtime nearly over, always bike season at Cog!

Spring is almost done and the temperatures are rising.  People are coming out and riding more often, good on you all, now is a great time to ride your bike. We have some new bikes in stock if you are after a new upgraded ride or if you simply want a new fun machine, we have stock of Jamis, Schwinn and Specialized. BMXs in stock are KINK and FITBIKECO. Some custom builds on the go at the moment are Surly fatbike, Turner Sultan (soon) and some interesting custom frames too. See you for coffee soon.

The Warburton Trail has a new feature, COG!

Yes, 6 years in the making and now up and running. Located about 50m shy of the old Warburton train station site and 1.2m from the trail! We have a menu and chef providing even more culinary treats than the original Mt Evelyn Cog. Our focus still on healthy, mostly organic local produce. Coffee? It’s Supreme by name and nature ( come and taste to confirm ). We also have a large selection of teas, chai and herbals all from Yarra Valley teas. Of course bike services too, including hire, repairs and sales. Come and check out our bicycle book library!