Paul A. Bryant Esq. (A.K.A. Astro)
Paul A. Bryant Esq. is Melbourne’s first freelance Bicycle Mechanic, now located in Tugun on the Gold Coast, providing the bicycle scene with an array of specialist services, all conducted with the utmost of professionalism and attention to detail. I take pride in doing the technical stuff most mechanics don't want to touch; disc brake overhauls, suspension servicing, wheel building, hub rebuilds, BB and head tube facing, as well as custom builds.
With 23 years of industry experience, I offer my hard earned Technical Skills to the Bike Riding public in the form of Astroboyracer, a Mountain Bike Service Specialist established in 2004.
I have experience in numerous fields within the Cycling industry. I have worked as a bike Shop mechanic/technician, Rockshox/Avid /SRAM Technician, at Freewheel and Enduro magazine as a test pilot / reviewer / proofreader / technical editor, and Style Consultant. I've worked as a Mechanic on an array of Bicycle Events and Races, and have travelled to the World championships in Italy as the Australian XC team mechanic, plus Rotorua NZ and Canberra for media product launches and World championships.
I have been involved in cycling my whole life, have been Mountain Biking for more than 33 years, and have a background of over 25 years with motorcycles, having raced motocross, supercross, flat track, and enduros.
I have been an event mechanic at Wildside, Mt.Beauty Boomerang, Amy Gillet Gran Fondo, the MTB Nationals, and various multi-day cycle tours around Australia such as the Great Victorian bike ride. Also, I have travelled O.S. as the Australian XC team mechanic for the ’05 Worlds in Lavigno, Italy.
Located in Tugun on the Gold Coast, Qld.
There are times when the bike industry is overwhelmed with work and underwhelmed by/with staff, and could use the help of a skilled professional who can fill in a position temporarily. A ‘gun for hire'. Bike re-work in wholesalers warehouse, fill-ins for store mechanics, event or team mechanic at races, bike fleet servicing, you name it, I can provide the technical services needed to keep your fleet and customers very happy.