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11-04-07, 02:54 PM
I recently bought a Nishiki Competition with a really cool old shop sticker from Bicycle Way in Torrance. Is this place still around? I found a listing online, however the person on the other end definitely wasnt a bike store.
I don't remember them, but just checked the phone book, no listing in either the white or yellow pages.
11-04-07, 05:34 PM
That was Fabio Calie' (sp?) Bicycle Way. His first shop was on Calle Mayor and PCH in and around 1973. His second shop was on PCH between Hawthorne and Crenshaw.
He isn't there anymore.
11-04-07, 08:01 PM
Yep, thats the name on it. Fabio Calle. Too Bad. Yeah, early seventies is probably the best date im gonna get. Thanks!
11-04-08, 04:08 AM
I used to train with fabio and his son or nephew francisco, and regurly rode with the group from bicycle way up and down palos verdes. i bought one of his personal old tour de france bicycles, a chrome stello....no idea where they may be...nice folk
fabio must be in his 80's by now...
11-04-08, 07:15 AM
You'll love the Nishiki Competition! I did when I was in college.
02-24-09, 02:30 PM
I too used to train with Fabio Calle and his nephew Francisco on the weekend rides leaving from Bicylce Way on PCH in Torrance. I really learned a lot from Fabio and the bike shop was a great place to hang out and get service and gear.
I saw Fabio last year (2008). He has moved back to Columbia and still rides every day. He's also still involved in cycling and does group rides in his home town.
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