FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I purchase a bike?
Come to the bike shed when we are open. We have recycled bikes for sale.

Can I sell you my old bike? Can I trade a bike?

No. We do not pay for bikes, or accept trade-ins for bikes or parts.

How can I help?

New volunteers are always welcome, no matter how much experience they have with bicycles. Just come down to the Bike Shed and tell one of the volunteers you would like to get involved, or email newvolunteers@thebikeshed.org.au

How can I make a donation?

Donations are always welcome, but we prefer you drop off bicycles or parts when we are open. If we aren’t open, just prop them against the door to the shed.

Can you pick up my donation?

Sorry, we do not have the resources to pick up bikes. If you cannot bring your bike to the bike shed, your local op-shop or men’s shed would possibly welcome the donation. Alternatively, list them on your local Freecycle, or Good Karma group

Do you have vintage parts / a frame in my size / fixie wheels / 26.8mm seatpost etc.

We are not selling parts at this time.

Can I borrow tools?

No, we do not lend tools. Tools are never to be taken off the premises. There are no exceptions allowed to this policy.

Who runs the Bike Shed

The shed is run by “The Bicycle Recycle Shed Inc.”, Association Number A0054282G (VIC). We are a CERES on-site group.

Who Built the Shed

The shed was built by the Bike Shed members over several years. The full story is here

Why are you closed on Holiday Weekends

The bike shed is entirely run by volunteers, and long weekends are the days when the volunteers like to get away from the bike shed, like, for a bike ride.  As a community run organisation, we are always looking for volunteers.