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Old 01-30-2013, 06:27 PM   #1
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GTA jacket repair

I have an Olympia AST jacket that I am very fond of. Would be much more fond of it if it was actually waterproof, but thats another thread. The zippers in the arms have split, and are in need of replacement. Does anyone know of a competent shop in the Greater Toronto Area that could make such a repair? I should look at replacing the whole jacket, but it fits and feels great, so looking for a repair place if I can get it done for reasonable costs. Thanks.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:57 AM   #2
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Sport Sewing Shop

I had a a jacket repaired here quite a while ago and they did good work - still using the jacket 7 yrs later.




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Old 02-01-2013, 03:53 AM   #3
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I replaced the zipper in my Ralleye 3 myself. Doesn't look like i cut out old one with an axe. Kind of proud. Not that hard.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:09 PM   #4
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I know a lady downtown Toronto who works with leather, she did a nice job fixing my leather jacket. If you're interested I can go by her house and get her number .
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:40 PM   #5
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Thanks to all. I think I have found a place not far from home that can do the repair. Cheers.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:28 AM   #6
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Please keep us posted on how the repair goes and if you'd recommend the place.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:22 PM   #7
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OK, got my jacket all fixed up and ready to roll.
Went to a place called Freak-N-Leather, in Bradford. Its more of a leather chaps and black t-shirt type of shop, catering to the HD crowd, but no worries, they also have a great seamstress that they use for repairs.
She replaced both long zippers in the sleeves, with heavier duty zips, mended some torn mesh on the inside of the jacket, and had it all done in 2 days. only $40.
Excellent work, highly recommended.
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:06 PM   #8
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Thanks for the update. I wonder if that is the same place that used to be in Oak Ridges. Great to know. Price seams (couldn't resist) reasonable too.
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I had a a jacket repaired here quite a while ago and they did good work - still using the jacket 7 yrs later.

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1931 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L 2C2

416-690-4669
Some years ago, this shop repaired a 40 year old Woods canvas canoe pack for me; the stitching was rotted, they resewed it perfectly for very reasonable cost. It had sentimental value, as well a being functional.

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Old 02-28-2013, 12:08 PM   #10
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I'm looking for a waterproof zipper for my POS Streetguard 3. Anyone come across any? I may have to get a regular zip.

No, it's not under warranty. I wish.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:59 PM   #11
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Call up Mountain Equipment Coop (M.E.C)
http://www.mec.ca/Main/home.jsp
Ask who does the repairs and I bet they will have them or know where to get them
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:13 AM   #12
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Call up Mountain Equipment Coop (M.E.C)
http://www.mec.ca/Main/home.jsp
Ask who does the repairs and I bet they will have them or know where to get them
Great tip thanks. I have lots of repair shops here but they're not interested in sourcing the zipper. Online shopping wasn't great unless I ship from Seattle but then I'm not sure what I'm buying.

Still snowing so I've got the time.
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