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1972? The Dura Mixte

Old 02-13-20, 07:36 PM
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repechage My client swears she bought the bike at the Westwood location. We have discrepancy of accounts! The receipt does not clarify, as all three stores are listed at top. The bicycle license seems to back her up as it indicates “West LA” purchase location, which is how the address is written on the receipt for the Westwood location, now Helen’s bike shop.

The bike does not measure anywhere near 59 cm
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The Beverly Hills store did sell LA licenses too. I was sent a few times to go buy a pack of 50, purchased at the Police station or at the Court Clerk.

I looked back over my records last night, the Westwood Store did open in time for Christmas in 1972. In October the store was quite new.

My Mom got a job in Westwood in September, my Christmas gift was a Raleigh/Rampar tool kit purchased there, $12.95 plus tax.

My first visit to the shop was early 1973, I was riding my proto BMX bike, saw a sister to my bike on the rack, when I told the workers I owned one of those, they did not believe me.

BTW- the shop had open accounts for customers, this was started way before credit cards were a thing.
sometimes abused, lots of bookkeeping. At the Beverly Hills store it really was a "thing" kids could get service work done on a signature.
One "enterprising" entertainer's son would buy skateboards for his friends, resell them for cash, then the CPA of the family paid the bill.

Not sure the date exactly, Having invoices printed up with the location details prior to opening makes sense.

The lead time for the stickers may not have allowed the arrival of the new ones. The stores did trade stock, and a bike that was showroom weary at one location was Fresh at another.

The three location version had significantly revised art. And/or, use up existing stock.

Later when the Los Angeles location closed, they used the three location version till it was gone.

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