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The Bike Gallery 1978
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post Jan 18 2008, 01:13 PM
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I was a regular at the Bellevue Bike Gallery in the late 1970s. It was absolute magic walking into that place. As you walked in, the left and right side of the shop was filled with assembled DGs, Mongoose, Webcos and a few others. I remember two assembled team geese - one candy red and one candy blue.
There were Cook Bros components in the display case, thick rows of frames hanging from the ceilings, and loads of bars to the right of the cash register.
I bought my gold Race Inc frame there. I bought my red GJS frame there. Mike and Bob knew me by name, and always helped me out with selecting and installing components. They had just about everything in that shop.

66alfa_gtv, I think you are referring to the "The Bike Factory" not "The Bike Gallery". It was The Bike Factory that we had in Bellevue and Lynnwood, Washington.
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post Jan 18 2008, 01:20 PM
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hey ken, and dont forget those orange JMC bike stands! (on the counter)

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post Jan 18 2008, 01:21 PM
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Oh Crap! You are right...it was the Bike Factory. My goodness, what age does to ones memory.
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post Jan 18 2008, 06:58 PM
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Please note that my chocolate brown JU6 was from the first batch of 10. It's silver and somewhere in Portland... Keep looking guys! That is hair, not an SE brown helmet on my head.

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post Jan 18 2008, 07:29 PM
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cool thread ben!
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post Jan 18 2008, 09:42 PM
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anyone have a time machine This would be my first stop
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post Jan 18 2008, 10:18 PM
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I bet Haney's house loks like that now in present day. LOL!!!
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post Jan 18 2008, 10:37 PM
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QUOTE (EMPI @ Jan 18 2008, 07:20 PM) *
hey ken, and dont forget those orange JMC bike stands! (on the counter)


Those caught my eye too. Are they really JMC stands?
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post Jan 18 2008, 11:14 PM
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i got the same feeling i did when i was 13 and walked into a bike shop when i looked at these pics! amazing!
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post Jan 18 2008, 11:31 PM
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Notice the pictures are all to the "right". The "left" was all the road bikes. Campy was king! BG was there almsot from day one with Trek, they were huge resellers of Motobecane and lots of custom bikes.
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