Dan worked his way around the world as a bike-messenger and chef. His two passions of hospitality and bikes have come together to give Bicycle Junction its unique flavour. Dan completed his chef’s apprenticeship in Copenhagen. His Danish heritage dictates that cycling runs through his veins and even as he completed his education he plied the streets of Copenhagen as a messenger and rickshaw rider. He believes strongly that cycling is for all, not just enthusiasts or sportspeople. You will find him riding either his Surly Steamroller fixed gear or riding with his three children in the Christiania Cargo Bike.
While studying Industrial Design at Otago University, Sam spent most of his time exploring the lower South Island by bike. His intro to bikes began with a pink-forked DMR ‘Side Kick’ jump bike which seems to have had a lasting impression on his riding style. He can now be found in precarious situations on one of his many rigid mountain or touring bikes; or doing wheelies in the car park. Sam runs the workshop and is well versed in all areas of maintenance and building. He’ll service your road, mountain and commuter bikes’ or junk heap, or ideally help create the bike of your dreams.
Whether on his mountain bike in the wilderness, his touring bike in European Alps or fixing bikes in our cosy little workshop - Ilya is at home. Trained by Norwegian bicycle masters in their home territory, his knowledge is extensive and his skills are well honed. Oh, he’s also a bloody nice guy! Always up for a chin-wag and happy to share his well-traveled expertise from both in and out of the workshop. Furthermore, check out that beard!
Grab a brew
Everyone is welcome at the junction, whether you ride routinely or are bicycle-y challenged. If you know a good extraction when you taste one in your coffee cup, our place is yours.