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1478 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, ON
Canada M6E 2G5

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(416) 908-5562

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Monday-Saturday 10am - 7pm
Sunday - 12pm - 6pm

390 Queens Quay West
Downtown, ON, M5V 3A6

(647)559-1220

Dream Cyclery - Bike and Wheel Build Specialist. We are located in Toronto, Canada.

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OPEN NEXT FRIDAY! And we are hiring.

Linus Kwak

After multiple delays, we managed to pass the final building inspection this week.  Our new location looks fantastic!

We have a bad news though.  We have to open without the store sign because of sign permit.  Our sign contractor is estimating sometime this month.  So we only have a small banner for now until we have our permit to install our sign. 

Anyway, we are looking for new co-workers here at Dream Cyclery.  We are looking for Cashier/sales associate/mechanic.  If you are interested or know someone who does, let me know by email or give me a call.

Thank you and hope to see everyone soon.

 

 

 

Announcement: Expansion and Relocation

Linus Kwak

Hello everyone.  It has been a while since I have posted anything here, and I thought I would give you an update on what is happening at Dream Cyclery.

Since launching my business in 2014, we have made this current location feel like home.  Over time and as a result of our loyal customers’ support, the store has grown in terms of products and customer base.  However we are limited in space to take in new products and increased service demand.  We value your comments about how we are not as accessible as other shops in the Toronto area.  The traffic here on Eglinton Avenue is horrendous because of the subway construction.  Many of you felt unsafe riding here.  So over the past few months, we at Dream Cyclery have been searching for a second location with more space that is near a bike path.

It is with great pleasure to inform you that the new location will be at 390 Queens Quay West, just east of Spadina Avenue, and will (tentatively) be opened in February 2016.  This location has approximately three times the space of the current location, the building faces Lake Ontario and the newly finished bike path.  We are still in the construction phase, but soon, we will start hiring in January for February opening.

I would like to thank everyone for your continued support.  It has been a wonderful experience meeting and working with everybody.  I hope to see you all again soon at the new location.

TRP Hy/Rd Disc Brake Fluid Level Adjustment

Linus Kwak

I have had a couple people ask me about how I adjusted my TRP Hy/Rd brakes to get the perfect reach.  So I thought I'll take some pictures to show how it's done.

IMO, TRP Hy/Rd is the best hybrid disc brake system in the industry so far.  The master cylinder is integrated with the caliper so that the cable can be used to push the cylinder.  However, manufactures of road levers have different cable pull ratio so some setups will have excessive brake pull.  Hy/Rd is shipped with low fluid level from the factory so if you top up the fluid, you'll have shorter cable pull.

Undo the cable clamp bolt and caliper bolts.

Undo the cable clamp bolt and caliper bolts.

Caliper removed from the bike.

Caliper removed from the bike.

Torx driver, mineral oil and alcohol.

Torx driver, mineral oil and alcohol.

Brake pads removed.

Brake pads removed.

Remove the reservoir cover and the diaphragm.

Remove the reservoir cover and the diaphragm.

Very low reservoir.  Top it off!

Very low reservoir.  Top it off!

Put the diaphragm and cover back in place.

Put the diaphragm and cover back in place.

Clean the caliper with alcohol before placing the brake pads.

Clean the caliper with alcohol before placing the brake pads.

Done.

Done.

After remount the brake, the lever can be too tight.  You can loosen it by open the bleed screw and let some oil out.

Have fun.

 

Praise For The Tubeless Setup

Linus Kwak

While I was inflating my rear tire the other day, I've noticed a rusty metal piece stuck in the tire.  

Since I'm running tubeless setup, I grabbed a tool to remove the piece out so that the sealant in the tire can seal the tire.   And then....

What?!?!?!?!

As soon as I pulled the nail out, the sealant leaked out for a bit, but it eventually seal the hole.

I don't know how or when the nail got in there, but I'm happy about the fact that I didn't have to install a tube in freezing temperature.  :D

Happy New Year!

Linus Kwak

Wishing everybody lots of happyness and success in 2015.  I have a feeling it's going to be great!  All the best!


My Venture Into 1x Drivetrain

Linus Kwak

I've been running single speed(SS) system on my commuter cyclocross  for a while, but I always thought SS was limiting CX bike's ability to go anywhere.  I like to ride in rough trails and I also like to go fast with traffic when I'm riding back home.

So I decided to try the popular 1x system.

My trusty commuter with SS setup.

My trusty commuter with SS setup.

Parts required for the conversion.   From left top(clockwise): Race Face NarrowWide 110bcd 42T ring, Sram X9 Type 2 Medium Cage, Shimano Dura-Ace CN-7900 10sp. chain, Shimano XT 10sp 11-32T Cassette.  

Parts required for the conversion.  

From left top(clockwise): Race Face NarrowWide 110bcd 42T ring, Sram X9 Type 2 Medium Cage, Shimano Dura-Ace CN-7900 10sp. chain, Shimano XT 10sp 11-32T Cassette.  

FYI, I've been using Sram Rival levers as brake levers so no changes there.

Wheels Mfg. SS kit.

Wheels Mfg. SS kit.

Previously I only used 36T chainring.

Previously I only used 36T chainring.

Sram X9 Type 2 Rear Derailleur installation

Sram X9 Type 2 Rear Derailleur installation

Chain installed.

Chain installed.

Rear shift cable and housing installation.

Rear shift cable and housing installation.

Finished.

Finished.

I've been running this system for a while now and all I can say is that this setup fits near perfect for the purpose of my riding style.

Have a great ride.

Snow Day!

Linus Kwak

I feel like a kid again waking up to this. :D

10cm?

10cm?

I remember shoveling my parents' house all day.  What a nightmare. :(

I remember shoveling my parents' house all day.  What a nightmare. :(

After some work. :D

After some work. :D

They say snow won't stop until tonight.  Drive or ride safe if you have to.

 

Monday Service - Continued

Dexter Austria

Tuned up and installed SKS Longboard fenders. This bike is ready for winter! #sksgermany #fenders #wintercycling #dreamcyclery

Rustproofing + Fenders Install

Dexter Austria

If you want to ride your bike during the winter, it's best to get rustproofing to protect your investment. Take a look at the gallery and see how it's done. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding rustproofing your bike for winter.