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Mountain Bike repair shop

Can someone recommend a bike repair shop in the Thornhill area?
I have an older bike from Canadian Tire and need to have the transmission changed on it ( i think i messed it up).
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you mean "derailleur", If it is a Canadian Tire bike, you may be better off buying a new bike. It is not worth paying someone to fix a Canadian tire bike. A second option would be watch a few you tube videos, and do it yourself.
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xxxray wrote:
Jul 24th, 2016 6:37 pm
you mean "derailleur", If it is a Canadian Tire bike, you may be better off buying a new bike. It is not worth paying someone to fix a Canadian tire bike. A second option would be watch a few you tube videos, and do it yourself.
lol, i was kinda thinking the same. Was hoping there is a cheap way to fix it. I didnt see that part at the CT website so wasnt sure where to get it.
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I used a mobile bike repair service on groupon and waited for 25% off coupon. Ended up being like 1/3 of the price of a regular bike store tune up and the guy was pretty good and near your area.
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Arclyte88 wrote:
Jul 25th, 2016 7:16 pm
I used a mobile bike repair service on groupon and waited for 25% off coupon. Ended up being like 1/3 of the price of a regular bike store tune up and the guy was pretty good and near your area.
Do you have any link i can take a look at?
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What's wrong with it? Is the derailleur broken or just not shifting well? Once you get the hang of it tuning a derailleur is very simple.
There are tutorials and youtube videos that basically walk you through the process. The first link is the straight forward how to. The second link goes into a bit more detail on how derailleurs work.

http://www.artscyclery.com/learningcent ... leurs.html

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/derailer-adjustment.html

In addition if it's an older bike that's seen a lot of use the chain and cassette could be worn, and the cables stretched.
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tjayl wrote:
Jul 27th, 2016 2:06 pm
What's wrong with it? Is the derailleur broken or just not shifting well? Once you get the hang of it tuning a derailleur is very simple.
There are tutorials and youtube videos that basically walk you through the process. The first link is the straight forward how to. The second link goes into a bit more detail on how derailleurs work.

http://www.artscyclery.com/learningcent ... leurs.html

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/derailer-adjustment.html

In addition if it's an older bike that's seen a lot of use the chain and cassette could be worn, and the cables stretched.
the derailleur actually has a broken piece, so pulling the wire doesn't affect the derailleur

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