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Old 02-14-20, 10:31 PM
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Lynch name may be a possible source of confusion as there was also an Ed Lynch, a well known California cycling personality.

AFAIK he had no connection to S&L.

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Old 02-14-20, 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
Was California Bikes on California Ave? Perhaps it was previously Lynch's?
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It was indeed. Owner was Fred Morse, whose father ran the shop on the Stanford campus. The California Ave. shop closed up around 1989, and Fred moved to Napa and became an artist/painter.

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I haven't been following this thread lately, decided to catch up. Note that both myself and nlerner both worked for the Garner brothers, but missed each other by about 6 months. Neal was at the Alma store with Mike, I was mostly in Redwood City with Rick. Or Mick and Rick as we used to call the twin brothers. One of us might have built or sold this!

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Visited the Redwood City location two or three times in the late '70's and early .80's.

As recalled, it was located on the east side of El Camino in a light green storefront.

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Correct. The Palo Alto store was heavily damaged by a grease fire at the Hobie's restaurant next to it and never reopened - Mike Garner ran it. The Redwood City shop was sold and has a new name, but it still had the old Garner's Pro Bike shop sign up front last time I drove by a year ago. Rick bought a bike shop up in Oakhurst, California, I believe.
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IIRC we had a prior discussion regarding this establishment. it catered to bicycle messengers.

have some familiarity with the SF shops but had not previously heard of this one.

now long gone.

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Old 02-15-20, 09:02 AM
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This is on my 1977 Raleigh Comp GS
I bought this from the original owner who lived in Cupertino California. He bought this bike and an International or Professional I canít remember. This bike was supposed to be for his wife and she hated the bike. When I got it the bike was like NOS! Joe
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
I haven't been following this thread lately, decided to catch up. Note that both myself and nlerner both worked for the Garner brothers, but missed each other by about 6 months. Neal was at the Alma store with Mike, I was mostly in Redwood City with Rick. Or Mick and Rick as we used to call the twin brothers. One of us might have built or sold this!
Any relation to George Garner - shop in the northern suburbs of Chicago?
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Any relation to George Garner - shop in the northern suburbs of Chicago?
As far as I know, no. The brothers Garner grew up in Redwood City and went to Sequoia High School, I believe.
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This is a great thread. It would be even better if there was one post that someone could update with an index and links. I'll post and ask the admins if there is a way to insert a reply at the beginning of this thread, otherwise it would be buried and hard to find.
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They can just make it sticky, can't they?

(As an aside - no response necessary - forum threads aren't really good at aggregating/indexing reference data. There's a reason they are called "discussion" forums. <wink>)
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Wow, can't believe this thread is still going!

Very cool.

I'll have to check my current rides for stickers to add.

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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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Had not known previously of the Joselyn's in Monterey.

One thing I learned in recent decades regarding this name is that there are at least three different spellings. Was the name of the Monterey shop spelt the same as the Menlo Park shop?

Sugden & Lynch -

went on one visit in the early '80's because a friend tipped me that they had Campag Record rear mechs for US 10.80 each. bought three and put them away in their handsome dark blue cartons.

IIRC the story within the trade at that time was that although they had been discontinued Teddy Carnielli wanted to use them on a particular model. evidently he and Tullio were old friends from their racing days and he was able to persuade T. to put them back into production.

whilst there, spoke with the Caledonians regarding my search for Gnutti replacement cones. in the Caledonian version of English Gnutti comes out sounding like "GA-nutti."

local frame maker Ed Litton purchased his Pogliaghi there in about 1969.

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Yeah, Joselyn's in Monterey had the same spelling, and I think they may have even had the same sticker. They were the local Peugeot and Raleigh shop FWIW. Wouldn't surprise me if it was founded by the same Joselyn, though at this point it might be difficult to find out.

A lot of my friends when I was in college (SFSU) had grown up on the peninsula and used to talk about all the old shops there, including Sugden and Lynch. As I said, I think I stumbled in there once probably towards the end.

Do you know Ed Litton? I remember him coming into one shop I used to work at to pick up frames. Nice guy. (I'm sure he doesn't remember me - just one of the mechs in the back...)
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