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Sven

I live for the CABE
Dec 24, 2017
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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
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KingSized HD

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Feb 23, 2013
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Herndon, CA, United States
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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
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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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

I live for the CABE
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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!
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
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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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
 

bikemonkey

I live for the CABE
Jun 25, 2016
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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
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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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