one other related question - what's a good repair shop up in North York (Ave Rd and 401)? Thanks!
Exactly where I live and I use Corsa Meccanica (speak with George)
At Steeles and Dufferin, they fix all kinds of bikes, sell new and used bikes (mainly Italian brands) and sell lots of accessories and clothing. I think they'll even make you a caffé while you wait lol. https://corsameccanica.comNot the cheapest but IMHO they are the best.
thanks Diana! will check it out