This once questionable corner now houses a cute little bike repair shop / cafe. It’s back door is adorned with a simple modern bicycle pictogram that contrasts nicely with the salvaged interior signage from the stores original use as a butchers shop. I found this nice little description via thethousands.com “Not that long ago, the area where The Town Bike Pitstop now resides had a fairly bad reputation. Longtime resident and owner Graham can tell you tales about police suspects routinely hopping his back fence in search of a hiding spot, or a nearby stabbing over a State of Origin argument. Ah the good old days. But like the rest of Redfern, this corner is a far nicer, far safer place than it was back then. What’s more, the stretch of Abercombie where Town Bike sits is a quiet respite, between that Shortlist stretch awash with students, and the car artery where Cafe Giulia lives. Housed in a beautiful old butcher shop, The Town Bike Pitstop is, yes, a bike themed cafe, but their interest is functional, not fetishistic. Instead of just hanging bikes on their wall, they’ve got a mechanic named Grease Monkey working all day out the back, a great selection of bikes on sale (including British road bikes by Bobbin), alongside helmets, air pumps, and assorted parts.”Click on any of the thumbnails below to view the images full size.
Signbite : The Town Bike Pit Stop : Sydney : September 8, 2012