Moruya Bicycles - The Rebuild

A photographic journey.

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Preparation Begins

16/9/08

The Side Path is Removed

17/9/08

Greg Digging Foundations

The Foundations are Poured

Damien Removing Air

19/9/08

Concrete Truck

Reversing between the safety barrier and the foundation holes was a precise job.

Checking the Job

19/9/08

Greg, and Damien's dog, check the level.

The Footing Outside the Window

19/9/08

The person in orange shirt and short hair is Pip Smith, the shop's main architect and also parner in the buiding company building the shop.

Memories, Memories

24/9/08

Graham (principal mechanic), Mark, and Ken. Ken opened the shop originally in 1988 (then called K & M Ward Cycles). Mark worked part time for Ken for a couple of years, then bought the shop in 1991 when Ken moved from Moruya. A last-chance photo in the old shop before things get serious.

And More Memories

24/9/08

Bethany (Mark & Dana's daughter) lacing a wheel. (Yes Steve, that's your wheel). We're in a bit of a rush to finish odd jobs before moving out into the storeroom.

Base Brickwork

24/9/08

The base bricks need to be done before the slab can be poured.

Ready to Pour - Outside

26/9/08

Filled, compacted. Looking from the south east corner of the shop.

Ready to Pour - Inside

26/9/08

The view from the office.

Demolition Begins

29/9/08

The windows are out, the top of the wall is down.

Open, But Not for Business

30/9/08

The new skylight works well.

September Ends

30/9/08

Standing on the outside looking in. Sorry Chisel.

October Begins

1/10/08

View From the East

1/10/08

Formwork In

3/10/08

The New Slab

3/10/08

The Shop Widens

3/10/08

The Structure Begins

13/10/08

The main steel beams were lifted into position by crane.

It's Crowded. It's Really, Really, Really Crowded.

16/10/08

This is the night that Mark decided to leave the lights on. The switch is in the corner, to the left of the roller door. While the way out, is just to the right of the photo.

The Big Crane

16/10/08

This is the view from the back door of our storeroom, where we're now operating from.

Stairs in the Sky

16/10/08

We were dining in the carpark to celebrate someone's birthday, and were treated to this spectacle. That's the staircase going in.

Stairs Nearly In

16/10/08

The Inside Takes Shape

8/11/08

Looking towards the front door. The fixed glass panel is in place, the sliding door is still to be fitted.

The Old Front Door is Moved to the Back

8/11/08

The Base Brickwork on the South Wall Progresses

8/11/08

Looking across to the Mower Centre.

Ready to Install the Shower

8/11/08

Now (soon) we'll be able to ride to work and freshen up when we arrive. We didn't even have hot water previously.

Looking Up the Stairs

8/11/08

The windows are taking shape, the scaffold still obscures the idea somewhat.

The View From Upstairs

8/11/08

Insulation & Wires

8/11/08

Upstairs, before the Gyprock.

Looking Through the Office from the Storeroom

8/11/08

The View from the Office

8/11/08

The view will narrow when the walls are finished, but will get higher when the fabric is trimmes around the window frame.

It's Andrew!

12/11/08

Andrew's a professional building inspector as well as Moruya Team Bicycles rider. He's off duty here though. Looking towards the shower recess.

Window Frames In Waiting

12/11/08

Orange for the main front window, blue for the rest.

Don't Worry, The Power's Off!

12/11/08

The power was re routed to allow the lines near our shop to be turned off for 5 days. That cost three grand.

Gyprocking

12/11/08

Greg and Damien in the office.

Shop almost done east wall

30/11/08

Thanks to Randolph who was visiting for taking this and the next few photos.

Shop almost done front

30/11/08

Shop almost done south wall

30/11/08

Shop almost done south west corner

30/11/08

The Opening Party

Thanks to Anita for these photos. We'd moved in in that the computer and phones were installed, plus some bikes. And about 2 parts.