[CR]Re: old shops in DC-cananyonehelp?

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Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2006 20:34:11 -0500
From: "Harvey M Sachs" <sachshm@cox.net>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, kohl57@starpower.net
Subject: [CR]Re: old shops in DC-cananyonehelp?

Peter Kohler remembers the Wisconsin Ave. dealer:

Hmm, could this be Cycles & Sports? That was the Raleigh dealer in DC for ages. Mrs. Gregory was the Headmistress there and could browbeat, with a smile, the Supreme Court justices and Senators who came in all the time. They closed in the late 1980s when Mrs. Gregory finally retired. But this was not a CR List type shop at least as I remember it selling the regular Raleigh range but probably more three-speeds and Super Courses than Team Pros etc. There was another shop, I vaguely recall in the same block that may be the one you were thinking of. Both of them were about two blocks south of Western Ave. and DC/Maryland Line. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ In 1963, I bought an Avanti for $200 from Mrs. Pearl Gregory, Titan bar & stem, and all campy. Round blades, and full 531 DB. My first real road bike, bought because I could, with earnings from my National Bureau of Standards summer job. And because my SEars Ted Williams had been stolen. She had agreed to provide a Record front derailleur when it became available, and did so several months later. Not just a Raleigh shop...

harvey sachs
mcLean va