Hi Bike Forum,
I am posting here after a suggestion from someone on the rec.bicycles.misc newsgroup. My dad lives in Toronto and my brothers and I are trying to find a good bike shop there to buy him a bike or give him a gift certificate to buy a bike. He is a recreational biker and I'm thinking he would probably be interested in a hybrid-commuter type of bike -- something easy to ride around but which can also take the bumps of a city. (His last bike was a Peugot he bought in France in 1974 or something...) So, we're not looking to get him a serious racing or moutain bike, but something well-made -- we figure we can spend about $ 400-500 USD.
Anyone know of a good shop that would handle this kind of transaction? We all live in the States pretty far away from Toronto, so would have to do this via web or phone. It would be ideal to get him a gift certificate since then he can go into a shop and choose the best bike for him.
Thanks for any help.
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