Today's post features a long time companion of Curtis, his Grandis. He purchased it in the early 1980's from a gentleman named Gus Betat, who was an importer of high end cycling parts from Louisiana. Originally it was painted blue with yellow decals, the opposite of the color scheme now. Curtis sweated the paint … Continue reading Cool shop bike: Curtis’s Grandis
This is the original business card that Curtis used when he first opened Via Bicycle in February 1982. The shop was located at 1353 Lombard Street on the second floor, no windows. Rent was $100.00 a month. Curtis was the only employee. We have come a long way since then, and thank everyone who … Continue reading Shop history: The first business card!
Todays edition features this pretty slick 70's Colnago track bike. We acquired this a few years ago at a swap meet, it has been hanging in the office ever since. Curtis says he has plans to put it back in action, but he is a very busy man with little free time. So, it … Continue reading Cool shop bike: Colnago Pista
I was thinking yesterday about which bike to profile next and this one jumped out at me. It has been parked this winter in the garage way up high out of view to most, but I know its there. This is another one of Curtis's riders. This bike is a late 70's Bruce Gordon. … Continue reading Cool shop bike: Curtis’s Bruce Gordon