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The Bike Gallery 1978
BenOr
post Jan 17 2008, 11:50 PM
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I've posted these long ago. These photos are from late 1978. I received them a couple years ago. They were in the hands of Bob Graves. Bob, along with his son and daughter, started and built the Bike Gallery into what it is today.

Look at that inventory. I loved working there and I thank Bob and Jay for being a better sponsor than most factories. They let me just build a bike. Or call JT, Bell or Vans and order a new uniform. We changed bikes often as it sold product. What a kick!

Personally, I dig the Red Torker Bike Bike Frame with forward Drop outs, MX II in Silver with early Redline stem/bars, DG Helmet, the mix of 77 and 78 DG frames. I bet Jimmy (and his Mom) can smell the rubber in these pictures!

What is your favorite?

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post Jan 18 2008, 12:18 AM
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heaven.
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post Jan 18 2008, 12:26 AM
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Wow!
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post Jan 18 2008, 12:27 AM
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bmx heaven !!! that also explains why you could only find Schwinn in Oklahoma bitd....... BG had as many bikes in those pics as my whole state.......
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post Jan 18 2008, 12:56 AM
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I have a tear in my eye...
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post Jan 18 2008, 01:01 AM
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Personally, I dig the Red Torker Bike Bike Frame with forward Drop outs,


Could that be a Pedalpower? That is what mine looks like. When Steve Rink quit making those, did Steve Johnson continued making them as Torkers?
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post Jan 18 2008, 01:06 AM
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i love those pictures! UNBELIEVABLE!!!
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post Jan 18 2008, 01:21 AM
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Can I please go back in time now? My 11 year old self wants to walk into that bike shop.
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post Jan 18 2008, 02:38 AM
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those were the days! I was 8 years old in 78 but i remember a my mouth hitting the floor when I went into a shop similar to that one called Bolen's bike world. Those pics brings back memories of a time when all you thought about was bikes. Wait a second... thats all i think about now!

great pics!

edit: oh yeah, Ill take that Redline cruiser hanging on the wall there please. Ill even pay 1978 full price (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

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post Jan 18 2008, 03:00 AM
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Old School bike shop at its finest! Even has Track Lighting, way ahead of its time....COOL (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cool.gif)
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