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Sven

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 24, 2017
2,507
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Mechanicsville, MD, United States
Has anyone ever googled the the info from the bike shop sticker that is on one of your old bikes? Just out of curiosity I wanted to see what is there today.
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Apparently Brenann"s Bike Shop is now Gladys Dominican Hair Salon.
I guess from what I found on the internet, the shop was owned by John "Pops" Brenann and / or his sons. There's a bit of information about John "Pops", who was a bicycle racer, mechanic and builder, on the internet.
 

bulldog1935

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 21, 2013
3,766
Bulverde, TX
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KingSized HD

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Feb 23, 2013
675
Herndon, CA, United States
I love this history stuff. Sumners bike shop; still in the biz but mostly repair work now. Long-time owner can rebuild New Departure, Bendix 2-speed kickbacks, all the old stuff.
He leaves a “yard art” cruiser out front daily.
1971 fastback:
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Today:
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5782341b77vl

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jul 8, 2017
75
42
Chesapeake, Virginia
On my 1964 Schwinn Typhoon -
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Serving Portsmouth & Norfolk, Virginia

Anyone know about this shop? Still in business? ANY info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! :D

I saved this bike from a scrapyard (didn't get from this shop), but I am curious about my bike's history - including the shop it came from. At least one of their bikes is STILL on the road!
 

Sven

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 24, 2017
2,507
55
Mechanicsville, MD, United States
On my 1964 Schwinn Typhoon -
0DlLbtA.jpg

Serving Portsmouth & Norfolk, Virginia

Anyone know about this shop? Still in business? ANY info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! :D

I saved this bike from a scrapyard (didn't get from this shop), but I am curious about my bike's history - including the shop it came from. At least one of their bikes is STILL on the road!
Doing a quick search of bicycle shops in the area...Could this be CONTE & SONS? Been around since 1957
https://contebikes.com/about/about-contes-bike-shop-pg219.htm
 

5782341b77vl

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jul 8, 2017
75
42
Chesapeake, Virginia
It IS possible.

The founder did have 2 sons, was named was Charles, and it looks like a "C" above the bird's wing (maybe C. CONTE & SONS), though I'm just guessing. I'll check it. Thanks
 
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bikemonkey

I live for the CABE
Jun 25, 2016
1,247
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North Carolina , Albemarle, NC, United States
Pretty sure it is Conte's. They were a competitor when I worked in Va. Beach in the early 1980s. Besides our shop (Freewheelin), the other big shop in the area was Colley Ave. in Norfolk and they did not have a shop in Portsmouth.
 

PCHiggin

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 22, 2008
3,793
Ryderwood, United States
I bought a Varsity from Jakes back in the early 80's. It was near a good breakfast joint my buddies and I would regular every Sunday morning.
 
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