Tuesday, December 27, 2016

New Cutom Anodizing Color: Peach

Our dyes can be found at www.anodizeworld.com

A2z DM-UNI Rear Disc Brake Adapters

The DM-UNI from A2z Components is an adapter that allows conversion of a disc brake to non disc brake frames. Here at Toronto Cycles we have these in anodized colors. The anodizing is done in house since the company only makes in black. Since so many requests have come in for colors we decided to start anodizing. We also have a titanium bolt upgrade kit to shave off a few extra grams.











This is suitable for an average 8mm thick, flat style dropout. It needs to be flat on both sides. The DM-UNI then sandwiches over your frame and creates an IS Mount. - No drilling into your frame. Still uses a standard QR Skewer. Must have a vertical dropout. Not for Hope BigUn or some Specialized unless the dropout is totally vertical.
A2z also makes many other types of disc brake conversion kits, Titanium Skewers and Hubs. We have the entire collection in stock on the 
Toronto Cycles Adapters Page

Here are the specs from the A2z Website: http://www.a2zcomponents.com/
- Retrofits ?tab-less? bikes with current disc brake systems
- No need to buy a new bike!
- No need to have special disc hub - fits most brands on the market
- Very easy to install - in just a few seconds
- Easy to put on/off your rear wheel as usual. No extra adjustments needed
- 100% CNC machined

Friday, December 23, 2016

Titanium Security Bolts - Anti Theft Hardware


    As we all know bike parts can be valuable and in a city like Toronto there is a fair chance your parts will get robbed. Toronto is often considered the bike stealing capitol of North America. I have had several customers that have had seats and posts stolen, wheels and one lost his stem and bars. One customer went in a shop for coffee and took 5 minutes to loose his post which was about a $400.00 loss. So I have started making ti anti theft bolts and will be expanding into 2016. These are impossible to remove without the tool.
    These use an allen key or a small screwdriver will work in the side hole. No special tools are needed. We will not sell just the tool unless you have purchased before and have lost. The is to keep possible thieves from obtaining.
These will hold more torque than a standard bolt but due to the nature of this item I cannot warranty against breakage. Please tighten by hand. The tool is hardened steel. The bolts are grade 5 titanium.


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Anodizing Aluminum - Writing a Book!

    I have been writing a book on Aluminum Anodizing. Since we have been selling supply the questions have been pouring in. Release should be in Mid-December.
    This will contain lots of information into the process and is designed to not be over technical. Will relate to constant voltage and aesthetic anodizing.
www.anodizeworld.com

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Anodizing for Audio Sensibility

    Some anodizing I did for the faceplate of the new Audio Sensibility speakers!
This is a solid slab of 6061 aluminum. This was polished to a mirror finish then anodized using a special process I have to keep maximum shine in black.
    These guys  also upgraded some speakers that I mentioned in an earlier post.
Sounds amazing!
     Check out their website...well known for the best audio cables:
http://audiosensibility.com

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Precision Billet Brake Levers and Crank Bolts

    Precision Billet brake levers are now complete.
These are logo free and can be purchased at www.torontocycles.com and will be soon updated at www.precisionbillet.com. We will be doing some custom anodizing, splash and streak. Soon we should have custom laser engraving but might be a few months away.
    Titanium crank bolts with press on collars will be done shortly: photo below.