Shane’s dream of owning a bike shop was realised in October 2013 when he opened Smith St Velo. His journey to Alice Springs started in the year 2000 when he began working in several amazing bike shops while living and travelling throughout North and South America. With over 15 years of experience in the bicycle industry Shane is a master mechanic, wheel builder and suspension guru who loves fixing all your bike related problems. If he is not in the workshop you will catch him out exploring the endless single track around Alice Springs.
Safia Desai has been with Shane since their time working in the central desert and is a founding member of the Smith St Velo team. Safia takes care of all the administration and keeps Shane’s ordering habits in check. When she isn’t helping out at the shop Safia loves riding around Alice Springs on her flat handlebar roadie with Taajy on the back.
Graham Chidgey is our itinerant bike nerd who loves geeking out on all things bike related. If you need to know a bottom bracket standard or obscure bearing size Graham is your man! Graham is also an experienced bicycle mechanic and bicycle fitter who is always happy to give advice and answer your technical questions. When Graham is not in the shop he is cruising around on his Bombtrack single speed.
John Bishton joined Smith St Velo in March 2017 and is an experienced and passionate bicycle mechanic who is always happy to help you with a simple tube change or more complicated repairs such as suspension services. John is into mountain biking and loves hitting the single track whenever he is not servicing bikes. He spends most weekends out searching for that next awesome camping spot with his best mates Indy and Kea and will always take the time to pull up, boil a billy and relax.
Taaj McCullagh is the newest and littlest team member to join Smith St Velo. Our resident shop rat loves nothing more than rearranging stock for dad and hanging out in the workshop.