[CR] Recalling San Gabriel (OT) bike shop

(Example: Framebuilding)

From: "Lorin" <lyoude@roadrunner.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2011 15:28:07 -0800
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR] Recalling San Gabriel (OT) bike shop


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.


Lorin Youde
Carlsbad CA USA