Select bikes suitable for your height. In the description of each bicycle
you will see "Your height: 5'2" to 5'6" (156 to 168cm) ..."
All bikes currently available are already listed on the web site. The
list is automatically updated each time a new bike is reconditioned and
ready for sale. Please don't phone to ask if we would have other bikes available.
For advice, to fix an appointment to try and purchase a bike, for a bike
repair, a pickup or any other reason, the
fastest way is to phone.
You can phone any time and leave a message if there is no answer. I`m
often in the shop or out delivering bikes so I can`t always answer. If your
phone is private and the number doesn't display to the receiver, make sure
you leave a call back number in your message. Make sure you pronounce each
number slowly and clearly!
In the case of a purchase, once we scheduled an appointment the bike
is reserved for you until you try it. If you change your mind, found
a bike elsewhere or wish to cancel the appointment for any reason, please
phone ASAP such that the bike can be put back for sale.
You can email
for information but emails are taken care after phone calls.
It's just less complicated and faster to phone. If you leave
a call back number in your email I`ll phone you back.
We can't fix an appointment
or reserve a bike by email.
I won`t go to an appointment unless we had a live phone conversation
to make sure it is serious. It's safer for you and me to make
sure the other person is for real, not a complete stranger from
3 - DELIVERY AND TEST DRIVE
Bike delivery, road test, seat adjustment. I personally deliver each bicycle.
The shop being 1 hour from downtown
Montreal by car, the vast majority
of customers have the bike delivered to their home, school or
workplace. Where is the shop..
The price of the bike includes
delivery, there is no extra cost.
I deliver each bicycle myself, it`s a professional and personalized service. It's not like
receiving a bike by mail or UPS !
You test drive the bike before purchase
The bike size is verified, the seat is adjusted for you.
If you have little cycling experience, I will show you how to ride and
You then take the bike for a ride on your street, around the block, to
give it a good try, shift gears and test the brakes. If you don`t like
the bike for any reason you don`t have to purchase it and you have nothing
However it`s not a roaming bike store. Sometimes I can bring 2
bikes to try but it is expected that you are seriously interested, actively
shopping and ready to buy when you find a suitable bike. To help you in
your choices I ask many questions on the phone before fixing an appointment,
to make sure it`s the right kind of bike for you and the right size.
This service is not suited for: People who don't know how to ride
a bike. People with medical issues like back pain, knee pain, neck pain,
major overweight and others. Older people who haven`t rode a bike since
many years. People who want to try out a new kind of bike just to see how
it feels. People who don`t have enough money to pay the asking price and
think they can bargain it down to fit their budget !
Delivery area covers all of downtown,
including McGill, Concordia, Mile-End, Plateau, Rosemont, Hochelaga,
NDG, Verdun, Lachine, etc.. Click on the map above to enlarge
if you are not sure.
If you are outside the delivery area, we must fix an appointment
inside the delivery zone, for example at a metro station like Henri-Bourassa
or Berri-UQAM. For people East of PI-IX boulevard, like Pointe-aux-Trembles,
delivery can be done at the PI-IX metro station for example.
Note that you can carry a bike
in the metro outside rush hours, after 19h. Learn more..
Monday evenings, Wednesday evenings and Friday evenings, between
7pm and 11pm (19h and 23h).
We do not offer shipping of bikes by courier services like Purolator,
Canada Post, UPS or any other company. We do not pack bikes for shipping.
If you are from outside Montreal, you can visit the
shop in person, or come to Montreal to meet, or have someone from Montreal
take care of delivery for you.
If your bike was stolen you should first report it to the police. If the
bike is found by the police, which is rare unfortunately, it might be returned
to you. To do a report online visit SPVM
Montreal Police web site
Check with your home insurance to know if it is worth claiming the value
of the bike.
Protecting yourself against bike theft
Always use a good quality U-lock ($25 or more) and always attach
it to a solid object, not a wire fence for example.
Never use a chain or a cable
Take note of the serial number, keep the invoice, take pictures of the
bike. This helps your insurance claim and the police investigation if stolen.
To reduce the risk of theft and increase the odds that the bike will be
returned if found by police anywhere in the province, you should register
your bike at www.veloretour.ca. A
Velo Retour sticker is available from some bike retailers at a cost of $5
for 3 years.
Are you shopping for a bike to commute everyday ? You don't want any
low quality toy bike because you will count on it to get to work or school and
everywhere else. A new bike is too costly and risky because it will stay parked
outside. You are ready to compromise on the look of a used bike, but it must
be reliable, comfortable, safe and efficient. You
want a warranty to be sure you won't loose time and money fixing a bike sold
'as is' elsewhere more..