Re: [Classicrendezvous] Re: Hokie Spokes in Blacksburg VA

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Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 09:17:37 -0500
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Larry Osborn" <losborn2@wvu.edu>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Re: Hokie Spokes in Blacksburg VA
In-Reply-To: <f7.417e8c2.272fa12f@aol.com>


>
>There must be other treasure troves besides the Pittsburgh and Philly shops.
>Mr. Ken informs me there is an a terrific fire trap bike shop combo in
>Radford (and Blacksburg as well, same owner) Virginia downtown. I don't know
>the name but I peaked into the window years ago and was impressed then, but
>now it must be better (or worse).
>
>I mean broken glass on the floor, bare small gauge wires powering computers,
>light bulbs along with major home appliances; hints to a certain ambiance and
>style that otherwise would be lost. The shop is of course a possible
>franchise with two locations but perhaps the Pittsburgh shop is also
>affiliated (and others no doubt) with such a similar business plan aimed at
>attracting a select, unsuspecting, discriminating, and knowledgeable few
>(like the classic crowd ).
>
>Gilbert" Our clutter is like any utter, just butter" Anderson

Gilbert et al

I believe you are referring to Hokie Spokes. The last fun place for me to hide from the out-laws now that the used record store is full of rap crap, and the good bookstore is gone. I was unable to get to the shop on my last year's trip to Bleaksburg due to football traffic, but it's on the agenda for next month. Unless there's another football game in town, in which case spending time with the out-laws is still the lesser of the two evils. Haven't been to the Roanoke store yet. Again, not a great selection of old stuff, not an intentional selection of old stuff, and probably less of it than the last time I was there. Don't expect bargains, but something you need may be lurking in the display case/backroom/basement. And there is a used bike petting zoo. Sorry, I don't have the phone number or email.

Larry "migratory bottom feeder" Osborn