No shipping at the moment

I've been on the road for a while now and am now unable to ship any items until I return home. If you are desparate to get something them still contact me as I might be able to arrange something, you will just have to be patience though. Sometimes life needs to get in the way of work and that is the case at the moment... Read the full post

Revised products and pricing

After some feedback in relation to the packages we decided to rationalise them and remove all extra packages. The Ambiente Bikes Store page is now easier to understand. We have also revised the pricing and you will note there have been reductions across the range. Prices are also quoted in Australia dollars, US dollars, British pounds sterling and euros... Read the full post

Southforks with front brakes photos
Southforks with 990 brake mounts

Sorry it has taken so long to get the product photo up for the Southforks with 990 mounts. These are available now in all colours so check them out on the Southforks page... Read the full post

Aging Freestyle Association
Aging Freestyle Association

One of my good mates I met through the old school BMX scene added a t-shirt to one of the packages of parts I bought from him. OS BOB-O is a class act and has hooked me up with some great old school Haro and GT parts. The t-shirt was a 2XL which was way too big for me, however, it meant a lot to be able to wear it so I had it adjusted. You could say it's a custom t-shirt. What's difficult to make out in this self portrait is that it uses the old American Freestyle Association logo and instead of the name underneath the logo it has Aging Freestyle Association... Read the full post

Forks with 990 brake mounts

Just a quick post to let you know that forks with 990 mounts (u-brakes) will be available soon. They are at the powdercoaters at the moment so photos will be posted soon.

The regular forks will still be available and we've done this based on the number of enquiries about running front brakes... Read the full post

Golden rule of riding
I broker the golden rule of riding

Was out riding last weekend and hitting up some dodgy local jumps. They always seem to launch me off sideways so you would think I know better. Anyway, I'd had a decent ride and decided, "one more set and I'll head home". Saying this to myself was as good as saying you are going to come off... Read the full post

Headsets, bottom brackets, gyro tabs and more are now available
headsets and bottom brackets are now available

All our frames use standard headsets and bottom brackets. Of course standard is a bit of a loose term becuase there are still a number of variations of each.

For the headset it is known as a campy... Read the full post

Prospero / Southforks - Production frames and forks are here

After months of development, testing and finally waiting, the Prospero 24" freestyle frame and Southforks are available. You can check them out in the Products area of the site... Read the full post

What to do with spare dropouts?

Any ideas as to what we can do with these? They were the first batch we had made and the slot angle didn't quite work. Thought about keyrings but probably wouldn't get through airport security and if you bailed with one in your pocket then it might rupture a spleen... Read the full post

Where's the myspace link?

The short answer is there isn't one. I just don't get the whole myspace thing and whilst some companies do it for promotional purposes, much of the time the hype is better than the product. I think we're all wise enough to see through that crap anyway. Plus, I hear too many stories of people spending too much of their time keeping their myspace profile and stuff up to date... Read the full post

From the dumb faces file

Looks like there's going to be a few of these ones. Out one Sunday morning trying to get some photos for the rsabout website and couldn't even roll along and do a 360 without stuffing it up. Shaun was laughing his head off but still managed to take the photos without moving the camera too much... Read the full post

First ride of the prototype

Just returned from a couple of weeks in Hawaii in late May and when I arrived home the box with the first frame and forks was waiting for me. I put it together and the first decent ride coincided with Robert being down from Brisbane for the week. Robert does the powdercoating for Ambiente Bikes plus my old school builds. From the photos it's difficult to believe this was a winter's day in Melbourne so in addition to having a chance to ride it for the first time it was a way for me to slowly get back to the Melbourne winter weather after Hawaii... Read the full post

From the beginning

So who would have thought I received the technical drawing prize at school in year 10? Looking at the image it's safe to say it probably wasn't me, but surprise, surprise I did receive it. Maybe there wasn't much competition that year. Anyway, that's the beginnings of the frame and forks and represents the first drawing I sent to the frame builder. Not much changed other than the rear gusset was removed, the front gusset was moved back and once everything was drawn to scale, there was less of a bend in the top tubes through to the seat stays... Read the full post