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Training Wheels - my first blog post

Training Wheels - my first blog post

I’ve been meaning to write a blog post for about 6 months now, and I started this company… uumm about 6 months ago. It took me this long mostly because, well I don’t see myself as a blogger But really, I wanted to connect with people looking at our bikes and share the story of how I got started.

When I started this project I really wanted to have an e-commerce store that bridged the gap between impersonal online shopping, and the friendly personal aspect of a local bike shop. I love people and I’ve worked in the hospitality and service industry most of my life. From working as a caddy at a golf club at the age of 11 to working in restaurants and bars as I got older, I’ve always enjoyed working with the public. So to help me connect with people via my online store I decided to write this blog. My posts will range from information regarding cycling events to simply urban news, because for me cycling isn’t just a sport it’s a life style. 

My introduction to that lifestyle happened while I backpacked around Asia and Australia.   Cycling and long boarding were my main modes of transportation between long haul flights to exotic locations. It was in Melbourne, Australia where I discovered the world of fixed gear bikes. It took me a couple weeks to find a second hand bike that both look good and that I could afford, but I finally did and I haven't looked back! Don’t get me wrong I LOVE the trams in Melbourne but there’s no better way to explore a city than on a bike. Anyone that has traveled or had to live on a budget knows the importance and the challenges of bargain hunting. My goal is to offer nice fixies at a more accessible price, because cycling shouldn’t break the bank.

So that’s pretty much it for a first post, just a short introduction and a peek through my online shop’s “fictional window”.

Let me know what you think and feel free to share your thoughts!

You can always email me at

Anthony Toussaint
Founder of Myfix Cycles

*Special thanks to Ben Giddins & Brendon Storm. My "senior editors", making sure I don't humiliate myself with bad grammar!!

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