Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sports Garage!!

From the 'Small World' Files...
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I've blogged before about the year and a half that I worked in Boulder Colorado at a small bike shop called the Sports Garage. The shop is much different now. Although located at the same address, they now sell complete bikes and high dollar frame sets, rather than focus on race tunes and parts and service. Sports Garage was a great time in my bike shop days, and I miss the fellas and the fun...but not the snow!
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From my file cabinet here in the office... ahh, good times...
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Today, my bike shop experience consists more of what weird stuff I bring home from fleabay, and what I do with it in the privacy of my own shop. Poking around the ol' flea here a few days ago, looking for "GT -BMX" (that would be GT bicycles, no BMX stuff please) I found this steel tubed GT frame from the early 1990s, listed by a seller from Southern California. Forlorn and beaten. The bike clearly has had a full life, and now waits haplessly for the next abuser...poor thing.
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Beat to hell, and stripped of it's junk and left to sell on auction for cheap, the only thing remaining on the bike even remotely able to imply the story of what the machine has been through or the experiences it's shared with the myriad of owners over the years who've thrown a leg over it, is the lonely sticker on the down tube. I'd recognize that sticker anywhere...
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"Sports Garage"

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

How much did you pay for it?

Utahdog! said...

HA!


it's a 20" frame, or it would be on the way to me!