Today I took some time out from my job search and non-profit commitments to change the gear shifters on my bike. The old shifters were falling apart and had not functioned in weeks. With a 55km+ ride coming up I thought it best that I spend the money and time now. Replacing shifters involves replacing the cables that connect them to the derailleurs, and that involves cutting and fitting the cable sleeves and installing everything.
My membership in Cycle Toronto saved me %15 on the equipment (about $16), and the course I took on bicycle repair saved me $30 +tax on the installation, which would not have been available for a couple of more days. Huzzah!