Our Staff


The Bicycle Tailor

Built on the values of quality, customer service and inclusivity, we established The Bicycle Tailor in the fall of 2015 as a community bike shop: A place where cyclists from all ages and rides of life are welcome and afforded equal respect and attention.

Like a fine suit or dress, your bike should fit your body, your environment, your (riding) style and your budget. We offer off-the-shelf, semi-custom and fully-custom bikes, professional service and a curated collection of parts and accessories to take you on adventures across the city, off the beaten path, or around the globe.


Hugh Black

A wealth of cycling and industry experience, owner Hugh Black has been building custom bicycle frames under the True North Cycles brand since 1993.


Michael Shedden

Michael is our head mechanic, meticulous and detail oriented. In addition to his wealth of experience tuning bikes, he is also one of the region's most respected wheel builders. Radcraft specializes in high-end carbon and alloy wheelsets using components from White Industries, Boyd, Pacenti, Stan's, HED and many more. 


Mike Clark

Industry guru Mike hails from Iowa, but now calls Southern Ontario home. His wealth of product knowledge has no bounds, and his love of cycling shows through in his work every day.