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Calling out to Toronto riders(3 posts)

Calling out to Toronto riders2300 Edmontonian
Aug 9, 2002 5:23 PM
I'm going to Toronto tomorrow for two weeks to visit my bro, and just a month ago, to my total surprise and later oh-the-sadness he threw out my 7 year old bike!
Don't ask why!, obviously, he doesn't understand bikes the way we over here do,
Anyway, besides the $130 charge, I've decided not to take my precious Trek through Air Canada cause of the rumors I've heard about their handling (btw, to all those people, thanks for the advice on that).
Now I need a new bike. So does anyone know any second hand stores close to downtown where I can get a good deal on a cheap bike. Preferably road, but I'm talking cheap here!, so mountain will do, (I'll take my slicks from my current mountain bike with me).
Thanks a lot!
re: Calling out to Toronto ridersChainstay
Aug 9, 2002 6:56 PM
On the South side of the Danforth somewhere East of Broadview there is a store that usually has a good used bike selection. I don't remember the name. The Danforth has a street party going this weekend so you can check out the Greek food while you look for the store. Enjoy! My brother never threw out one of my bikes but he once repainted a Legnano because he didn't like the green colour
The rumours you've heard are BS...PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Aug 10, 2002 12:24 PM
I don't know who you've talked to but either they are very bitchy when it comes to how their bikes are treated or have had a very bad experience. I travel with my bike at least 3-4 times a year mostly on Air Canada as well as other airlines, often with 2 bikes and a wheel bag and have NEVER had anything bad happen. Neither has a single one of my teammates.

This being said it doesn't mean your box won't get a little beat up or anything like that because it will. But learn how to pack your bike well... this means taking off at least your front wheel, handlebars, pedals and putting it into a bike box. The putting cardboard between the front wheel and the bike with rags between the handlebar and frame. Small scratches are sometimes inevitable when travelling... but small scratches are inevitable when not travelling as well so you have to get over it. Its a lot cheaper than buying a second hand bike.