Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes: 1984 Trek 520; 1990s Peugeot (Canadian-made) rigid mountain bike; 2007 Bike Friday NWT; misc others
Got my bike Friday on Monday and put it together too late to ride much. It was dark and the bike needed some fit tweaking. Tuesday I work late, so Wednesday I got out and finished adjusting the fit and make sure all the gears worked etc. So far so good. Late meeting Thursday and home late-ish Friday. Really looking forward to taking it on a longer jaunt tomorrow.
In terms of duties and taxes, Fed Ex billed me for federal GST and Provincial PST totalling 13%, but not the separate bike import duty of 13% that could have doubled the tax. Still $317 was a big chunk to pay!