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Help us out by pre-registering your bike so we can correctly setup space! Entry is $5 per category – you can enter multiple categories – payment is made on the day.


This summer is set to start with a big shiny bang!!, with a raft of sponsors and supporters, is having its first ever Summer Show n Shine.

The FOA Show & Shine is an evening event of fine bicycles and boutique stalls, situated in a 1920’s converted warehouse in North Melbourne. Enter your bike for $5 per category (see below for categories), win prizes, drink coffee, and peruse interesting stalls.

Hosted at the home of, the Electron Workshop, the evening will be a chance for participants to showcase their pride and joy and check out the best bikes Melbourne (and hopefully other corners of Oz) has to offer. So start building if you’ve got something awesome in the works, start polishing if you’re pride and joy is covered in dust, or start scouring ebay if you want to be a part of the fun!

There’ll be food, drinks, coffee and a whole lot of shiny steel to check out whilst meeting new people, catching up with old mates, and generally having a good time. FYXO will be running his Australian Custom Bicycle Show over in South Melbourne til 5pm, so why not make a weekend of it and head over afterwards for an evening of good times!!


Where: Electron Workshop, 31 Arden St, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
When: 1st December, 2012, 4pm-9pm – judging starts at 7.30pm
Info: More info in the forums – important things will be updated here.


Track – Track bikes only. No brakes, fixed cog, drop bars.
Road – Gears. Brakes and shifters. Any era, but not an off the shelf complete.
Fixie/Commuter/Workhorse – Your street hack. Daily runaround. Super practical or a sweet skid machine. Up to you, but it needs to be set up to get you from A to B with minimal fuss.
Step thru/mixte – Baskets, colour, streamers and ladybugs. The more elegance the better.
Tourer (aka – “The Beardo”) – The Ultimate Commuter, from the clock on the stem top cap to the supple gumwall tyres and mounts for every type of rack imaginable. The “camping holiday” bike.


There will also be spot prizes and a raffle, so you never know your luck!!


The Electron Workshop
Saint Cloud
Treadlie Magazine
Brisbane Outdoor Gear
Genovese Coffee
Kumo Cycles
Commuter Cycles
Cargone Couriers
Creux Cycling
Brunswick Cycling Club
Skin Grows Back
Pony Bikes
Little Mule Co

If you’re interested in helping sponsoring the event, or holding a stall, please email hello at nspbikes dot com dot au or rolly at nspbikes dot com au


Flyer photo credit: Andy Rogers