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Old 11-04-07, 03:54 PM   #1
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Question for South Bay Locals

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.
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Old 11-04-07, 06:29 PM   #2
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I don't remember them, but just checked the phone book, no listing in either the white or yellow pages.
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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.
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Old 11-04-07, 09:01 PM   #4
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Yep, thats the name on it. Fabio Calle. Too Bad. Yeah, early seventies is probably the best date im gonna get. Thanks!
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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...
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Old 11-04-08, 08:15 AM   #6
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You'll love the Nishiki Competition! I did when I was in college.
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Fabio Calle/Bicyle Way

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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Bicyle Way Fabio Calle

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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...
I used to ride with Fabio around PV, and then we trained for the Great California Land Rush, probably 1985. Redwood City (San Francisco area) to LAX over the weekend. They loaded our bikes in a trailer in the South Bay and brought them up to SF, we stayed overnight in Redwood City and headed out about 4:30am to Santa Cruz, then the next day Santa Cruz to LAX. 220miles, then 230miles... Very fun. Very long time ago. I miss Fabio. He set me up with a Medichi. I still have it.
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