• The new site of Electric Bikes Brisbane has about four times the floor area of their previous location.
    The new site of Electric Bikes Brisbane has about four times the floor area of their previous location.
  • Blind Freddy caters to a market segment that’s not addressed by many mainstream bicycle shops.
    Blind Freddy caters to a market segment that’s not addressed by many mainstream bicycle shops.
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Nick Willis opened his first Electric Bikes Brisbane shop a couple of years ago in the northern suburbs of Brisbane. It was a small shop in an industrial estate, set back from the road, next door to a large automotive workshop.

Having built up his business he’s more recently moved to a much larger, stand-alone premises in Milton, just two kilometres west of Brisbane’s city centre. He’s closed his original premises.

Another not quite so new ebike store that slipped under our radar is Blind Freddy located in Brisbane’s outer northern suburbs. Owner Bruce Tucker has been in the ebike business since 2007 and sells bikes under his own BF Ebikes brand that he also wholesales to other shops as well as stocking other brands.

Bruce opened his shopfront over two years ago.

Blind Freddy’s core market is selling lower priced ebikes to older customers, including a lot of e-tricycle sales.

The store is managed by Jim Collins who previously owned, operated then sold another bike shop elsewhere in Brisbane.

Meanwhile the Electric Bike Centre which opened in the inner Brisbane suburb of New Farm last year as we reported here has recently closed. The company continues to operate their original store on the Sunshine Coast.