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Retail Sales Assistant/Bicycle Mechanic

Retail Sales Assistant/Bicycle Mechanic
Internship/Placement
We are offering an internship which could potentially lead to a part-time position.

An internship consists of an exchange of services for experience between the successful applicant and Omafiets.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in trying, then call into the shop and pick up an application form.

383 Maunganui Road
Mount Maunganui 3116
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New Zealand’s Top Bike Shop!

For two years in a row, we have been the second top shop in New Zealand for Flying Cat e.bike sales.

A couple of weeks ago we found out from Flying Cat New Zealand that we had made it to number one!

Thank you everybody, for your continued support, it is much appreciated!

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Trailer & Stroller Hire

 

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Picture illustrating our new bike hire trailer/stroller.

It can carry either one or two children plus cargo with a maximum weight of 36kgs.

Hire rates are as follows;

1 Hour $15.00
1/2 Day $25.00
1 Day $35.00
7 Days $105.00
14 Days $175.00

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Bicycle Safety & Consumer Protection

What are the real risks of purchasing a bicycle from somebody who claims to be an “expert” in the field, but works from their own home?

“Kiwis” have this fascination on purchasing goods and services from people who work from home thinking they are getting some sort of exclusive deal, but in actual fact, they are putting themselves and the wider public at risk of serious injury.

If you’re thinking of purchasing a bicycle from somebody who works out of their back yard then think again and read the article attached from the Ministry of Consumer Affairs so you know the real risks, it may save you a lot of headaches in the future.

https://www.consumerprotection.govt.nz

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Anti Chafing Cream

“Sweet Cheeks” chamois cream and balm now available here!

Sweet Cheeks “Butt Butter” is made in New Zealand from 100% natural ingredients.

In a nutshell, why do cyclists need such creams?

  • To help prevent chafing during exercise.

Also available are the Super Balm & Hot Cheeks.

Super Balm helps you heal faster and is ideal for bumps, bruises, cuts & bites.

Hot Cheeks, on the other hand, is ideal for warming muscles up before cycling so be careful where you put it!

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Environmentally-Friendly Business Practices at Omafiets

At Omafiets we have introduced a recycling program to cut down on how much waste ends up in the local land fill. Since last year we have been trying to look at ways of reducing our waste and trying to recycle  just about everything that comes through the shop.  Whether it’s a whole bicycle, old tubes, spokes, hubs, spoke nipples, tyres, chains, handle bars, plastics, bubble rap, zip ties and cardboard boxes.

Everything we replace when maintaining bicycles in the workshop is either made out of steel, stainless steel, aluminium or brass, so we have created a wheelie bin for each of the metals so we can recycle them. And at the end of the year or when the bins are full,  we can then take them to the scrap metal recyclers and turn trash into cash.

We buy, sell and trade second hand bicycles so we can help recycle and reduce the amount of rubbish that ends up in the local land fill. Every time we receive goods from our suppliers, we keep the cardboard, bubble wrap and courier bags to re-use when sending items out to customers. We have even taken it a step further by reducing the amount of oil based products used in the workshop by introducing New Zealand made lanolin based lubes, greases and sprays which are all 100% natural.

Since introducing our new recycling program we have not only saved money on dumping rubbish, but found there is quite a large number of people in the community who are keen to get behind it. We feel better at the end of the working day knowing we are doing our part to reduce our carbon foot-print.

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Child Bike Trailer Hire

Check out our new ‘Phillips’ bicycle trailer!

It can carry two children at a maximum weight of 36kg’s. Children must be at an age where they can sit upright and unassisted. Trailer is waterproof, so great for all year round commuting.

'Phillips' Child Bike Trailer

‘Phillips’ Child Bike Trailer

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Gomier trikes now in stock!

Check out our new trikes!

Gomier are the leading manufacturers of tricycles in the business and Omafiets has just secured the regional dealership!

They have strong steel frames, comfortable seats, high-rise handle bars and big rear baskets – ideal for shopping or simply cruising on.

Most models come complete with 6-speed shimano gear systems to make hills and head winds simply a breeze!

Option 1: (Red tricycle pictured)

Available in red or blue and large 24” wheels or small 20” wheels

RRP $1399.00

Option 2: (Blue tricycle pictured)

Available in blue or black with large 24” wheels

Supa-Low Step-Thu Frame

RRP$1499.00

Gomier 20" 6-Speed Trike

Gomier 20″ 6-Speed Trike

Gomier 24" 6-Speed Low Step-Thu Trike

Gomier 24″ 6-Speed Low Step-Thu Trike