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BATEMAN’S BICYCLE COMPANY 913 Bathurst, 416-538-2453, batemansbikeco.com
When the owner of 27-year-old bike shop Bathurst Cycle was ready to retire last fall, he approached Bateman's Bicycle Company down the street about taking over the business. Robert Bateman wasn't initially sure he wanted to expand again; he'd just finished converting an 1886 alleyway barn into a new repair shop. But the close proximity of the Bathurst Cycle space eventually sealed the deal.
After another thorough reno, Bateman's number two opened last December, stocked with a family-friendly selection of KHS and Norco commuters, pack-rat peddler-perfect Axiom baskets and kids' bikes that can be traded in when junior outgrows his or her pint-sized wheels.
The original location at 29 Barton now focuses on repairs, accessories and refurbished vintage bicycles.
Bateman's picks: KHS's Urban Soul is one of the store's most popular single-speed commuters, $400; a Norco City Glide bike comes loaded with baskets and fenders, $505 to $870; a Masi cyclocross bike does double duty as a weekday work ride and weekend road bike, $905.
Look for: The official opening bash for Bateman's Bathurst location on June 2 will feature bike giveaways, a backyard barbecue and more.
Hours: Monday to Friday 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm.