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#26 2008-02-12 4:16pm

Hatebreeder
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Re: List your OLD SCHOOL BMX Bike Shop Here

Burbank Schwinn
79th and Cicero
Burbank IL
Bought all of my BMX stuff from there. Steve Green and his brother Mike were great guys to deal with. Its long gone but not forgotten!

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#27 2008-02-12 4:25pm

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Re: List your OLD SCHOOL BMX Bike Shop Here

JF"s bike shop

North Plainfield new jersey


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#28 2008-02-12 4:27pm

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Re: List your OLD SCHOOL BMX Bike Shop Here

Y-Not Schwinn (now Y-Not Cycling and Fitness) still in business in Lexington and Mt. Vernon, OH.

Bookwalters - still in Mansfield, OH

Mansfield BMX Specialties - long gone

Brunswick Schwinn - Brunswick, OH - no clue it's status


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#29 2008-02-12 4:57pm

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Re: List your OLD SCHOOL BMX Bike Shop Here

FRESSTYLE FREEK wrote:

A 1 bike store west minster cal ben open since 1969 only carys BMX  and skate board.(714)893-3706 A-1 CYCLE 13752 goldenwest st Westminster ca.

Last time I was in there the owner had quite a collection of old frames on the wall and a couple complete old school builds on display.


Be sure to follow my BMX restoration page on Instagram: charlies.bmx.restorations

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#30 2008-02-12 5:01pm

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Re: List your OLD SCHOOL BMX Bike Shop Here

I remember FAIRWOOD CYCLE in Renton, WA real well. They sold a TON of CW's, and Chuck Hooper's son Craig was co factory CW. A few of my old neighborhood buddies raced on the shop team in the early/mid 80's. Chuck is now president of Seattle Bike Supply which owns Redline, Torker, etc...

Here's a few of my old favorites:
PRE BMX, Issaquah, WA
BIKEFACTORY, Bellevue, WA
THE INSIDE LINE, Federal Way, WA
THE BIKE GALLERY, Portland, OR

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#31 2008-02-12 5:20pm

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Re: List your OLD SCHOOL BMX Bike Shop Here

Bodells bike shop
43rd archer
chicago ill.

long gone!

Beverly Schwinn
91st western
chicago

still going!

Rob-

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#32 2008-02-12 6:17pm

GateBlaster
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THE PEDDLERS SHOP TROTWOOD OHIO!  Was owened by DICK (RICHARD) CROSS He started alot of the bmx tracks and in 1983 He lost the shop and commited sucide by cutting a hole in the bottom of the shop van and ran the fumes up into it. He was a great guy and loved BMX and helped Hundreds Of kids get started into a great sport. He is missed.

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#33 2008-02-12 6:26pm

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Re: List your OLD SCHOOL BMX Bike Shop Here

University Schwinn
2901 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX

now:

University Cyclery
http://universitycyclery.com/

That's where my Father purchased my Schwinn Mag Scrambler back in line 79 or so....


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#34 2008-02-12 6:55pm

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Re: List your OLD SCHOOL BMX Bike Shop Here

I used to go to three bike shops BITD........they were the Wandering Wheel, Hub & Wheel Bike Shop, and Bike Mart all were in Arlington, TX


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#35 2008-02-12 7:55pm

Paul Hahn
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Re: List your OLD SCHOOL BMX Bike Shop Here

I got my stuff from:

Ed’s Bike Shop, Dolton, IL (long gone closed in the early 80’s)

Paramount Schwinn, Harvey, IL (long gone)

Paramount Schwinn, Midlothian, IL

Complete Cyclist, Calumet City, IL

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#36 2008-02-12 8:04pm

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Re: List your OLD SCHOOL BMX Bike Shop Here

OneBigRush wrote:

Y-Not Schwinn (now Y-Not Cycling and Fitness) still in business in Lexington and Mt. Vernon, OH.

Bookwalters - still in Mansfield, OH

Mansfield BMX Specialties - long gone

Brunswick Schwinn - Brunswick, OH - no clue it's status

Brunswick Schwinn went out years ago....
I grew up[well high school years] in Brunstucky. I delt with Brunswick Bicycle[sponsoered by them]

though the BEST in NE ohio.........
Schneiders Bike Shop
Cleve,OH

now closed

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#37 2008-02-12 8:06pm

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Rockville BMX- In Rockville MD, not sure when it closed. It was owned by a guy named Jay I believe, and if I'm not mistaken, Spike Jonz used to build bikes there. When I was a kid, I thought it was the coolest place on earth. Bring it back Jay!

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#38 2008-02-12 8:26pm

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Re: List your OLD SCHOOL BMX Bike Shop Here

GUY'S BIKES
Feasterville PA
(suburb of Philadelphia PA)

made the transition from bmx to freestyle in 1985 by buying my first freestyle bike from Guys.


Also......


Pedal Pushers
Horsham PA

Had all the GT & Haro shows in their parking lot.

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#39 2008-02-12 8:34pm

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Re: List your OLD SCHOOL BMX Bike Shop Here

it all started with TJ'S bike shop .. it was next to publix at the corner of us19 and nebraska rd..
got a mongoose from him in 1980.. it cost 250!.. after that i dealt with CHAINWHEEL DRIVEat the corner of tampa rd and us19.. thats where i got my 85 master.. i heard the original CHAINWHEEL DRIVE is still over on drew st in clearwater...
man i miss the smell of those stores... these new joints just dont have that same smell... or maybe im just nuts...


I like BMX

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#40 2008-02-12 9:32pm

motomodz
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Re: List your OLD SCHOOL BMX Bike Shop Here

Got my first new BMX bike at this shop back in 1981/82?

The shop was called:

BIKE'S ETC.
Rochester rd.
Lockport, NY, 14094

Long gone now....ah, the good ole' days!


Looking for NOS 79-82 Schwinn Sting parts and NOS Schwinn XS parts....let me know what you have!

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#41 2008-02-12 9:48pm

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Long Island, NY -

Brands Cycle, Wantagh - still there!
Sunrise Schwinn, now called Sunrise Cyclerly - still there!

 

#42 2008-02-12 9:55pm

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Re: List your OLD SCHOOL BMX Bike Shop Here

Hank & Frank for me, too.  14th St and Lake Park Ave in Oakland.  Dealer for Mongoose, Cook Bros., and soon Haro.  Me & all my buds carried papers for the Oakland Tribune and spend all the money we earned on anodized bits from H&F.

Also could custom order Vans shoes through them, any panels you wanted.  For my birthday in 7th grade (1981) I ordered brown camo toes, green camo heels, blue checker outsides and red checker insides... and ended up with the most obnoxious shoes McChesney Jr. High had ever seen. 

H&F is on College Ave now, still in Oakland, and pretty much the go-to BMX shop in the East Bay.  They carry Redline, Haro, and Giant, and stock nice new school bits like Dive Bars and S&M pedals and 3/32 chains and Odyssey cables. 

I still remember the smell of the snakebellies & the vinyl pads & the grease.


What the hell's an Aluminum Falcon?

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#43 2008-02-12 10:19pm

13thoni
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Re: List your OLD SCHOOL BMX Bike Shop Here

see... im not that mentall... there was a certain "smell" back then!


I like BMX

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#44 2008-02-12 10:22pm

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Re: List your OLD SCHOOL BMX Bike Shop Here

+1. Hey tmac I sent you a PM.

tmac wrote:

Mine was/still is Bath Cycle & Ski

Route 1
Woolwich, ME
207-442-7002
bikeman.com

Great guys!  Super knowledgable.  They took the lead on restoring my Boss and are currently working on my 85' Redline, both of which I originally purchased from them.  Zach Pilgrim is the mechanic who's been helping me out.  A BMX guy himself.  Definitely give him a call if you need some help with your biuld.  He loves this stuff.  And they ship all over the world.

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#45 2008-02-12 11:37pm

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Re: List your OLD SCHOOL BMX Bike Shop Here

Still in Business

Action Wheels http://actionwheels.com/
Rt. 45?
Deptford, NJ
[Was in Woodbury in the early 80s and moved and is now totally into spandex. The traitors!!! But Jimmy and Patty still run the place since BITD. They know BMX, both were top racers and have run big BMX teams BITD. And if no one has asked may have some NOS stuff up in the rafters or above the office etc. Wonder if Jimmy still has his old RRS at his folks house?

Guys Bike Shop http://guysbicycles.com/index.cfm
Feasterville, PA

Bicycle World
Howell, NJ

Out of Business sad
Langley's, Vineland, NJ
Pedaler's East, Vineland, NJ
AER, Millville, NJ

Unknown if still around
Pete's Bike Shop Flemington, NJ
Marty's Bike Shop, Lawrenceville, NJ
Olden Ave Schwinn, Trenton, NJ

Shops I never went to but that had teams BITD
*Still in business*
Breille Cyclery sponsored Pros Mark Flores and his brother http://www.briellecyclery.com/
Beacon Bikes had a huge team with colorfull uniforms http://beaconcycling.com/index.cfm
Westwood Cycle I am almost certain they sponsored a NJ Pro http://westwoodcycle.com/page.cfm?pageID=53 

Whoa awesome thread. This bike shop is where i got my first real bike a Schwinn Sting Ray
http://berniesbicycles.com/
Later a Sting ray modified with parts from Guys Bike Shop would be my first Race Bike.
I bugged my dad everytime we drove by that bike shop for that green Sting Ray in the window.
Got it for my birthday. Thanks to this thread I am once again looking in those store windows.

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#46 2008-02-13 12:48am

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Re: List your OLD SCHOOL BMX Bike Shop Here

3 different shops and I was sponsored by the shop near my house. We sold some of the best gear in Sydney.
Champion Cycles
4 Olive street Baulkham Hills.
Sydney, Aust
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/coastvl/bike%20bits/SWScan00033.jpg


70's bmx is where it's at.

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#47 2008-02-13 9:08am

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Re: List your OLD SCHOOL BMX Bike Shop Here

8587GN wrote:

OneBigRush wrote:

Y-Not Schwinn (now Y-Not Cycling and Fitness) still in business in Lexington and Mt. Vernon, OH.

Bookwalters - still in Mansfield, OH

Mansfield BMX Specialties - long gone

Brunswick Schwinn - Brunswick, OH - no clue it's status

Brunswick Schwinn went out years ago....
I grew up[well high school years] in Brunstucky. I delt with Brunswick Bicycle[sponsoered by them]

though the BEST in NE ohio.........
Schneiders Bike Shop
Cleve,OH

now closed

Thanks for the update on Brunswick.  I had a little sponsorship with them as well.  Primarily, I just got a deal on parts to put their name on my jersey.

I also forgot Eddy's and Marty's in Akron.


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#48 2008-02-13 9:20am

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Re: List your OLD SCHOOL BMX Bike Shop Here

ACTION WHEELS!!!! Jim still has his RRS and a few other rare gems in his hands.  I had the chance to meet him at one of the South NJ meets (jainbaby's/Steve Jain gathering)  Very cool guy....drank some brews with us..and told us the story of how they got started and how the company is doing today!!

Matson's Schwinn was my old bike, this is the place i got my NOS Loop PK for $50.00
He had a whole bunch of other stuff that i wished i knew what it would have come to be, but i was 13 (this was 1993) at the time and wasn't collecting...just riding and having fun...

its now a paintball/skate shop owned by one of my old riding buddies....nuttin in there but new stuff, but the original carpet is still on the floor!!! LOL!!!


I BUY ANYTHING OLD SCHOOL SE RACING! Framesets, stickers, bars, padsets, jerseys, helmets and etc! 
Always looking for NOS or MINT USED 20 inch Yellow Label Comp II and 3 tires in black and 20 inch Cycle Pro Snake belly tires in black with or without skinwall! 
I don't have any other active screen names for those who want & need to know. 

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#49 2008-02-13 9:49am

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Re: List your OLD SCHOOL BMX Bike Shop Here

Vert1go wrote:

Long Island, NY -

Brands Cycle, Wantagh - still there!
Sunrise Schwinn, now called Sunrise Cyclerly - still there!

+1 on Brands and Sunrise Schwinn. I also used to go to:
Valley Stream Schwinn, Valley Stream
Hewlett Cycle, Hewlett
Mineola Bike and Mower, Mineola - still smells like tires and grease
Oceanside Bicycle, Oceanside - this one too

East Rockaway Bicycle, East Rockaway - RIP


Buy everything... sell nothing


I CAN'T BRAIN TODAY....
i GOT THE STUPID....

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#50 2008-02-13 12:09pm

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Re: List your OLD SCHOOL BMX Bike Shop Here

Mine was Class Cycles in Neenah WI owned by Bill Pratt


Looking for JMC forks and bars, Profile Champ, Quad Angle, Pro Class Mongoose, Team Mongoose

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