Re: [CR]Vintage Bicycle Garages & Shrines

(Example: Component Manufacturers)

Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 07:40:33 -0700 (PDT)
From: "David Ross" <dlr94306@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Vintage Bicycle Garages & Shrines
To: cinelliguy@earthlink.net
cc: CR discussion list <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

Hi Guy (and list),

I'll speak up for Jeff Groman (since he's probably too busy to chime in). His display of 70 or so vintage bikes (at his shop, Classic Cycles) is the best I've seen. Somehow Jeff manages to get all of these bikes into places in his store where you can really appreciate them, but in a small enough area that it's almost overwhelming. Jeff has some historically significant bikes and even offers a catalog you can carry around the shop with you while you browse.

I haven't found any pictures of his display online, though he does have an excellent website. I didn't ask him if he allowed photography in his shrine, I think I was too stunned to even get my camera out. Jeff - do you have a photo you can share?

If you're ever in Seattle it is a worthy side trip to Bainbridge Island to see the display at Classic Cycles in Winslow (less than a five minute walk from the ferry terminal, so don't bother taking your car on the ferry). For us left-coasters who can jump on a "web special" plane fare, it's worth the trip just to see the museum.

Since Jeff's collection is a "professional" one, it may not qualify for the "garage" category. The main display area in Jeff's shop, though, is about the size of a standard residential garage and I am amazed how many bikes he's got in there.

Dave Ross
Portola Valley, CA USA