A little bit about me, the mechanic
It all started in Toronto in a training facility called Willowridge Training Wheels, near Kipling and Hwy 401. From here I
quickly surpassed expectations and was hired for the season at McBride Cycle at 2797 Dundas St W, by then manager
Over the next few years I worked at McBride's, and other shops and experienced a number of various adventures
including attending college for commercial photography. Even during my college years, I was working in the bike
business. I think that once it's in your blood, cycling is impossible to not be part of.
Fast-forward to 2006 and I helped the folks at McBride Cycle for the last year they were in business (97 years) as the
store went through a liquidation. Since then I've been working out of my home in one form or another. A few years
ago, 2013 was the first year of actively promoting my mechanic service from home. I think it is a good fit, as I can be
here for my 11 year old daughter and serve the needs of local cyclists without leaving home.
I intend to continue to help out locals who ride for as long as I can. I pride myself on honest and thorough workmanship.
I'm not afraid to tell it like it is, or own up to a mistake that I made. Rest assured, each bike leaves in the condition
I promised it would. Each tune up is painstakingly thorough. I strive to complete each repair within the time frame that I specify. However, on some occasions I may have to stretch that limit in order to accomodate the ordering of parts from distant suppliers. If I can get the bike back to like-new condition, I will. Update: Covid-19 is putting the wrench to many service business. Many parts are hard to come by and in addition more and more people want to ride. This is straining many bike service shops to the max. Please be patient.
With my business model, I do not compete with the 4 to 6 dudes selling bikes out of their homes. I focus solely on providing stellar repair service with a basis in experience and a desire to treat people like I would like to be treated.
Please connect with me soon to receive the same service I provide to my own bike.
Email, call or text today.
I'm also a fan of skillful cycling
"He's worked on at least 10 bikes for myself and family and I'd refer anyone to him." David Eyre
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