Re: [CR]the original Cycles d'Oro


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From: "nath" <ferness261@voyager.net>
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Subject: Re: [CR]the original Cycles d'Oro
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 08:43:54 -0500


Chuck mentioned the original Cycles de Oro in referring to Dale's hipness:

http://www.cyclesdeoro.com/Shop/cdo_locations.htm Dales description of his first shop: "1975-1984: Our original "hippie shop" on Spring Garden Street. It was right beside a Natural food commune and had great old tin ceiling tiles and plenty of atmosphere!"

Good description! I wish I had a photo of the place to share. I was attending UNC-Greensboro from 1976-1980, and knew some serious cyclists who frequented the shop then. One of them bought a Silk Hope there and was constantly cleaning and lubing the Campagnolo components on his dorm room floor. When I moved to Greensboro for graduate school in 1983, we rented a house just off Spring Garden St. at the intersection where the co-op and Cycles de Oro were--which was just across the street from Dave Sheppard's Instruments, the best guitar shop in the city. We were members of the co-op, too! Sad to say, I wasn't riding much then, and didn't feel worthy to do much else but gaze through the windows at Cycles de Oro. . . .

Dave Sheppard may have moved his shop, though I'm not sure; I think he's doing repair work only now. I have no idea where the co-op is, though I ran into the manager two springs ago at a shop near Guilford College. Thank goodness Dale and Cycles de Oro are going strong on Mill Street!

Nath Dresser
Spring Green, WI