Custom Bike Builds
Will you build up a bike from the box for me?
Yes of course! I love doing a full custom build up for my clients. Having a bike made with the parts specifically chosen for your price and purpose is one of the many great feelings a cyclist can have. I find as much pleasure from constructing your new pride and joy as you will experience being entertained for many kilometers to come!.
What does it cost, how long does it take, and whats included?
Our general on-site rate is $110/hr.
- Bike builds are from generally from $300-400 for most bikes, including complicated high performance bikes such as triathlon or downhill race bikes. The overall cost is dependant on time, with the minimum time required for a general build being roughly 3 hours. The most complex bike builds can last for 5-7 hours. It will get built properly with all the little details thrown in! The bike can be taken to my house workshop to be completed overnight if required.
- A custom build will include: suspension setup, shorten hydraulic brake and dropper post hoses, internal cable routing, headset pressing, steerer shortening, bottom bracket installation, suspension pivots checks, shock installation, and gear hanger alignment. Handlebar/lever setup, saddle height, and suspension adjustments can be completed at this time to, once the bike is up and rolling.
Will you supply the bike and parts, or can I supply my own?
- I can't supply you a frame, but I can most certainly source all the parts and accessories you require from Australia's mainland cycling distributors. I'm not like a bike store. I'm completely un-biased and am happy with work with any brands you have in mind.
- Do you prefer to shop online? No dramas- you can supply all the parts you need for the build. I can even guide you through the purchasing process, or give you some advice on choosing the right gear for your purposes!
Pip’s Mobile Bicycle Mechanic is proud to offer custom bike builds. These unique creations are built from the frame up with the rider in mind. Parts selection is unique and offers an outstanding cost to performance ratio that will put a smile on your face and get you excited about riding like never before.
We currently offer two kinds of custom build processes, the Complete Pip’s Custom, and the Dream Build.
The Complete Pip’s Custom is where we will acquire a frame, spec it up, build it, and offer it for open sale. These builds are rare and only occur when we find something special. Frames can be new or used, but will always be in excellent condition. No Custom project begins without our mechanic Ryan being fully satisfied with the frame and the availability of suitable parts. Complete Pip’s Customs will be listed for sale on our Facebook page, Market groups, as well as detailed on this website.
The Dream Build is when you have an existing frame, or are looking to purchase a specific frame, but need assistance in finding the right parts and putting it all together. We offer our services in the Dream Build category as follows:
If you have a frame, or are set on a specific frame, we can consult with you regarding appropriate parts and setup for your bike, recommending things that will work, and steering you clear of things that cause regular headaches. This consultation will occur via Phone and/or Skype and Email, in order to nut out the nitty-gritty. We do not require that you purchase all or even any parts through us for this consultation, we are offering our expertise so you can make informed decisions. We are of course happy to acquire parts for your build through our suppliers, but understand that we do not have access to all brands, and you may have preferences that will require you to purchase parts elsewhere.
When you have all your parts and are ready to go, Pip’s can be there at your house to build the bike with you. Or if you prefer, we can bring it all back to our home base workshop and return your build to you upon completion.
If you are interested in having a Dream Build built by Pip’s, please don’t hesitate to contact us via Email to get the ball rolling. We will schedule a date and time that works for you for an extended phone or Skype consultation, in which we will cover all the details for your build. If you are happy to proceed with Pip’s for your Dream Build, we will then go about ordering and organizing the relevant parts for you, as well as book you in for a date and time in which we will build your bike.
So what are you waiting for? Are you excited? We sure are! Contact us about our Custom Builds today!
Rates and Time Frames:
Dream Build Consultation Cost: $100 per hour via phone or Skype.
Time Frame: Usually 1-2 hours of direct contact, plus email correspondence.
Dream Build at your place Build Cost: $400
Time Frame: Usually 3 to 4 hours, depending on type of bike and complexity of requirements.
Dream Build Pip’s Home Base Build Cost: $350
Time Frame: 1-2 day turnaround.
Please note that all Consultation and parts orders must be paid via either Direct Deposit or Phone payment. Any parts orders being undertaken by Pip’s for a build must be paid in full at the time of the order