re: what shops to visit in los angeles when you go there
I think one that i would like to visit is "bud's bicycle shop in claremont". This is the birthplace and home of santana tandems, in the late 1970's. Bill McCready, former associate editor of bicycling magazine in its golden years, quit his job to pursue "the ultimate tandem" and santana has been the leading brand of tandem almost since it was introduced.
- don gillies
(new santana owner)