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Old 12-09-23, 09:44 AM
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The Road Bike Shop SW Virginia

My ride yesterday me along SW Virginia near Macadam in Portland. I passed an awing on a store front reading “ The Road Bike Shop.” It clearly was not operating as a bike shop but did have a Selle Italia sticker on the window, so it must have once been one.
Anyone know the history of this place?
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Old 12-09-23, 12:47 PM
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Here's one image in the Google results:

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EnSelle, Sella Italia, no wonder I got that mixed up. Thanks for that info.

Mystery solved with the owner’s name. Seems shop was in biz during a time I was not able to ride much.

https://bikeportland.org/2014/11/21/...usiness-113824

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Might want to add city to title so as to attract Portlandrians rather than us Virginians.
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The geographic notes do appear shorthand
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Jask Liskear was in biz for 16 years (since '98) and has/had a sweet conversion van used as ride support.




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Originally Posted by Mr. Spadoni
My ride yesterday me along SW Virginia near Macadam in Portland. I passed an awing on a store front reading “ The Road Bike Shop.” It clearly was not operating as a bike shop but did have a Selle Italia sticker on the window, so it must have once been one.
Anyone know the history of this place?
Wait... I live IN SW Virginia (not to be confused with "Southside". My brother lives in Portland. Does this mean there's some extra-dimensional shortcut that can be used?
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Wait... I live IN SW Virginia (not to be confused with "Southside". My brother lives in Portland. Does this mean there's some extra-dimensional shortcut that can be used?
Yes but now you have to get through the space time continuum to navigate back 9 years, probably going to have to find Yoda.
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Yes but now you have to get through the space time continuum to navigate back 9 years, probably going to have to find Yoda.
But if I can go back in time, I'd want to make a quick stop a few years farther back to un-trade that J.A. Holland that I let go for the Hetchins that I didn't keep.
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Originally Posted by USAZorro
Wait... I live IN SW Virginia (not to be confused with "Southside". My brother lives in Portland. Does this mean there's some extra-dimensional shortcut that can be used?
Yes, just say “Velocult” 3x in a row while Ralph Stanley plays in the background.
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Originally Posted by USAZorro
Wait... I live IN SW Virginia (not to be confused with "Southside". My brother lives in Portland. Does this mean there's some extra-dimensional shortcut that can be used?
And don't confuse Southside with Southside Hampton Roads.
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And don't confuse Southside with Southside Hampton Roads.
… or South of the James.
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