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SKS Longboard Mudguard Review

Posted on 20th August, by Nick in Reviews. No Comments
SKS Longboard Mudguard Review

The SKS mudguards have become more or less the go-to guard for winter cycling, providing excellent coverage, quality hardware and minimal additional weight to your cycling setup at around 600grams.

Click on the title to read more.

The Tee Shop

Posted on 12th January, by Nick in For Sale. No Comments
The Tee Shop

Over the years we’ve commissioned, printed, and designed quite a few tshirts – the best are now up online in cuts for both men and women. Click to check out the tee shop – proceeds go to FOA improvement.

FOA Show n Shine 13 write up!

Posted on 3rd December, by Nick in Meets. No Comments
FOA Show n Shine 13 write up!

FOA Show n Shine – Part Two – Saturday November 30th 2013


With what was starting to feel a little like the difficult follow up album, the FOA Show n Shine, once again, proved a popular event for collectors and fixie kids alike at the home of FOA, The Electron Workshop in North Melbourne.


Admittedly, with entries being somewhat lower than 2012, I was a little anxious in the weeks leading up to this year’s show. But, with a solid crew of volunteers on the Friday night before the show, everything started falling into place and I began to relax. The desks were packed away, iMacs stored, Velo Cycles’ generously donated racks were put together, prizes were compiled and allocated, beers were drunk and stallholders Bespoke Chainrings and Curve Cycling arrived to setup for the next day. By Saturday I found myself …

Cup Day Ride (2013)

Posted on 28th October, by Nick in Meets. No Comments
Cup Day Ride (2013)

Hitting horses is pretty shitty, and being a drunken knobend at 9am is just as bad, so ditch the lot of it and join us for the 5th annual Cup Day Ride. From Lilydale to Warburton and back, it’s 80k’s of relaxed, hard packed gravel.


Meeting at 8am at Fed Square for the 8:27am train from Flinders Street, we’ll be on the FRONT CARRIAGE to Lilydale. If you want to make your own way to Lilydale, WE’LL BE ROLLING OUT AT 10AM SHARP.


It’s a SHIT TON of fun. Seriously, probably my favourite day of the year.


You can check out last year’s ride here and the banter for this year’s shenanigans over here.



FOA Show n Shine 2013 – Saturday Nov 30th

Posted on 17th September, by Nick in Meets. No Comments
FOA Show n Shine 2013 – Saturday Nov 30th

Held once again at the delightful home of FOA, The Electron Workshop, this years installment will involve more fine examples of beautiful bikes to get your mind churning over the endless possibilities for your next build.

This year we even have a LIQUOR LICENCE, so there’ll be BEER BEER BEER (and probably cider and other things).

There’s plenty more to announce as it comes to fruition, but save the date, tell your friends, book your flights and GET BUILDING!!

Categories this year will be:

– Road Bikes (pre Integrated shifting)

– Road Bikes (Integrated shifting and onwards including retro roadies with brifters)

– Track (race ready, not for the street)

– Matchy Match (this will be fun! what matches is up to you! Date/Colour/Team/Kit & bike/components. If you can argue they match, you can enter it)

– Rando/Tourer/Commuter (got racks? carry luggage? mudguards? you’re set).

– Fixie (says it …

FOA Grand Film Night – Sept 28th 2013

Posted on 17th September, by Nick in Meets. No Comments
FOA Grand Film Night – Sept 28th 2013

Wanna watch the AFL Grand Final, but don’t wanna have to cram into your local pub and fight your way to the bar?? Then come to The Electron Workshop and watch it with FOA!!

Get fired up without having to compete at the bar or line up for the toilets, knowing the pie at halftime will be actually hot and crispy, the beers ice cold and the company top shelf (no danger of getting stuck talking to neville at the bar who’s so drunk he’s actually pissed himself and spat half of his beer over you yelling BALLLLLLLLLL at the screen behind you).


Oh, and tell ya mates to come too!!

FOA Tour de Film night was a success!!

Posted on 23rd July, by Nick in Meets. No Comments
FOA Tour de Film night was a success!!

The FOA Tour de Film night on Thursday July 18th was a huge success, with nearly 100 people comfortably wedged into the Electron Workshop.


With people trickling in from just before 7pm it was with great delight that the Beatbox Kitchen rolled up and set about getting the hotplates fired up and the deep fryer pumping out the chips. By 8pm everyone was ready for the film to start and nearly all of the deckchairs were occupied. Screening an old classic meant that many people were half watching/half chatting and the atmosphere was a great mixture of content movie-goers and those there to catch up with mates and watch the bits they know and love.


Whilst this was all going on, resident LEGEND, Blakey was flying around in a borrowed car looking for an antenna booster to try and find our once …

FOA Tour de Film night – July 18 2013

Posted on 9th July, by Nick in Meets. No Comments
FOA Tour de Film night – July 18 2013



Part III of our ever popular Film Night is set to be pretty massive with the live screening of Stage 18 of the Tour de France afterwards.

Hosted once again by The Electron Workshop and with the fantastic screen from The Valhalla Social Cinema, we’ll be kicking back in warmth and comfort (first in best dressed for the available deckchairs) to watch some cheesy forgotten film goodness. There’ll be NINJAS!

Stage 18 of the Tour de France is set to be crazy with riders having to climb Alpe d’Huez…… TWICE. That’s kinda ridiculous. Oh well, we’ll just have to kick back and watch them do it hey….?!

Come on down from 7pm.

Movie (the one with the ninjas) will screen from 8pm.

Raffle and maybe a quiz will get underway after the film and will be drawn near the end of the stage. Prizes have been …

DDCX helping promote Women’s CX!

Posted on 3rd June, by Nick in Blog, Events. No Comments
DDCX helping promote Women’s CX!

The folks at Dirty Deeds Cyclocross have been instrumental in helping to boost the number of women participating in Cyclocross across Australia.


Here’s a great little video highlighting the growth of CX in Australia, and how, with the help of dedicated volunteers, this has positively influenced the number of women competitors. Featuring FOA’s very own Kate Lansell, it’s a great little video.


Get on down and have a go!!

RYOKOU Kierin documentary

Posted on 23rd May, by Nick in Blog, Meets. No Comments
RYOKOU Kierin documentary

Hey folks.

The good people at RYOKOU online documentary have teamed up with FOA to help get the word out about the premiere of their awesome looking 5 part series, featuring Australia’s very own Shane Perkins.

Shane Perkins takes us behind the scenes of the historic competitive cycling mystique that is the Japanese Keirin in RYOKOU, a web documentary series that will have its worldwide digital release in 5 short parts, for 5 consecutive days, at 12noon from Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May.

SBS 2 will be showing a special premiere screening THIS SUNDAY from 6.30pm

Online series starts here from Monday May 27th.



This series looks really awesome, and we’re super pleased to be able to help get the word out about one of the world’s best getting amongst it on the Keiren circuit!!