With over a century of Australian bicycle industry experience between them, Bikecorp’s part owners Geoff Ward, Geoff Haydon and Kevin Mitchell have well formed views on the current state and future direction of our industry that sometimes go against ‘current thinking’.
The last time I interviewed Kevin Hancett, he was developing a unique clutch sleeve rear hub that promised to be smoother, quieter and most importantly, more energy efficient than the current ratchet system that is in virtually every rear free hub on the market today.
A new bike shop has opened in Sydney full of very old fashioned looking bicycles. It’s called ‘Omafiets’. But despite the old name and old bikes, business is brisk, with typically young, new customers. We recently visited Omafiets and met with co-owner Oliver Cashman, to find out more.
Shimano is simply the most successful company in the global bicycle industry. I recently met with Matthew Bazzano, the man at the helm of Shimano Australia, to learn more about Shimano’s present activities and future plans.