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Another bike shop on the shore...

Sept. 12, 2018, 6:23 p.m.
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Yeah, I'm talking snake belly tires and mushroom grips BMX era- like early eighties.ย 

Back when there was still a skate bowl on Inglewood and a BMX track on Lonsdale. ๐Ÿ˜„ I'm old AF.

Sept. 12, 2018, 7:31 p.m.
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Loved that little bowl in West Van!

Sept. 12, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
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Haha, yup! We were all there every day the weather allowed eh. Watching Struen do 360's. Thank god for BMX. So many good memories of West Van from that era.

I was the kid with the Kuwahara and the ridiculous tan. (Father lived in Hawaii, so I was frequently baked).

Sept. 17, 2018, 10:39 p.m.
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Posted by: SixZeroSixOne

New Kona store opening on Pemberton Ave

Looks like I got that wrong...judging by the sign on the window, it seems like this is the new location for the Canadian distributor rather than a store...

Sept. 19, 2018, 10:35 a.m.
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People still buy bikes and parts in bike shops??? That's weird...

Sept. 25, 2018, 11:20 a.m.
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Posted by: mudrunner

Posted by: Hepcat

I miss Axle's shop up by the library....oop too far๐Ÿ˜†

You mean, pre-Great Bicycle Co?

Wasn't it Great "Northern" Bicycle Co.?

Ran into Bob wrenching for Sports Junkies on Brdwy few years ago. Wonder whatever happened to that Finnish guy, Hannu I think his name was, left Rocky with Bob to start that place.

Sept. 25, 2018, 8:38 p.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: mudrunner

Wasn't it Great "Northern" Bicycle Co.?

Ran into Bob wrenching for Sports Junkies on Brdwy few years ago. Wonder whatever happened to that Finnish guy, Hannu I think his name was, left Rocky with Bob to start that place.

The place I am thinking of was located where Lynn Valley Bike Shop is now. It was started by Andy and Randy Ius (Swedish)...formerly of Breakaway Bikes in West Van....and now of Happy Planet fame.

Sept. 26, 2018, 1:45 p.m.
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Oh, nevermind. heh....place I thinking 25 + Main.

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