Re: [CR] Recalling San Gabriel (OT) bike shop


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Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 09:13:29 -0500
From: Burl Simon <burl.simon@gmail.com>
To: Lorin <lyoude@roadrunner.com>
Cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Recalling San Gabriel (OT) bike shop


my first ride downtown was to philippe's and i was riding a raleigh competition gran sport, a beautiful bike that rode extremely smooth but it was too big and i sold it; i had a french dip and the price of a coffee was the same as when philippe's opened, nine cents i think. burl simon detroit michigan u.s.a.

On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 6:28 PM, Lorin <lyoude@roadrunner.com> wrote:
> JB,
>
> His name was Don Ferguson and he was a member of the 1960's Olympic Cycling
> Team (tandem), Somewhere in my cycling stash I have a brochure of the
> Olympic Cycling Team that includes a picture of Don. I used to live several
> blocks away from the shop and spent many hours lusting after the Swiss bikes
> in his shop. I recall purchasing a set of Campy side pulls from Don when
> they were first produced for $60.00 (big bucks for me at the time). Don
> would often ride the Tuesday and Thursday night training rides around the
> Rose Bowl with the Pasadena Cycling Club sponsored by John's on Rosemead
> Blvd. John's was another haunt where I lusted after a Jack Taylor curved
> seat tube model and a Paramount tandem ,
>
> As a small child my father would take my brother and I to Philippe's for a
> french dip, a dill pickle, and a piece of lemon meringue pie. The sawdust
> on the floor was great and we would eat in one of the upper rooms. I
> currently live in Carlsbad Ca however if we are in the LA area we try to eat
> at Philippe's (it has not changed in over 100 years)
>
> If your going to Austin next month let me know and we can speak in person.

>

> Regards

>

> Lorin Youde

> Carlsbad CA USA