Revolution now a biker’s dream in a new space
Isn’t it great to be home?
That’s how I feel about Revolution Bikes’ new shop, just across the road from where we were for so many years.
It’s a funny kind of move, still on the same street, just the opposite side, and it made moving all the stock pretty straightforward. In fact we were done in one epic afternoon with no downtime and heaps of helpers. Most of it is on wheels you know.
Where we are now, in Donnelly Street’s stand-out orange building, is a lighter, brighter and bigger shop that we’ve fitted out specifically for us.
We haven’t got lots of street signage up yet but if you look for the bikes we’re easy to spot. What we do have are four dedicated car parks solely for our customers to use when visiting us with bikes in tow. Very handy.
“A rustic and cool hang-out”. That’s the verdict on the new vibe in store.
Originally built as a cider brewery then used as an auction house and then a speciality Dutch shop, this building has had amassive transformation to turn it into our dream bike shop.
The odd bottle of cider can still be found, funnily enough . . . but mostly it’s just cool and different bike stuff. Yes really.
We now have more space for a bigger selection of mountain bikes and electric bikes. We have expanded our famous helmet wall, and added more space for cycling clothing, shoes and accessories.
We also have a bigger changing room with a great big mirror especially for the ladies.
We have a few bar stools and heaps of bike magazines, so some quick stops last a bit longer than planned. Now that we have side windows to let in fresh air the shop won’t turn in to an oven next summer. That is if this summer ever finishes.
I don’t think I amgoing to sell many riding jackets this season, but that’s ok I can sell loads of my cool riding shorts instead.
Part of the design for the new shop was a kid’s area in one corner to let families look around without the stress. With lots of inspiration from Pinterest we designed a grassy play zone enclosed by a giant chain fence that doubles as a seat for parents.
There are a bunch of toys, bicycle story books, coffee sack pillows and hut building materials. The little ones are safe and entertained while the others can test ride safely outside in the much safer weekend test area.
Together with my wife Billie Sue and our friendly team of bike mechanics and staff we invite all bike riders to check out Revolution Bikes in our new home. Experience our friendly service and see the huge range of bikes and accessories. It really is a bike riders’ dream.
KIDS CORNER: With the kids entertained, parents can shop in peace at Revolution Bikes’ new shop.