Jedd, To bad that shop was flattened for redevelopement in the mid-sixties. Being late in 1929 you see the twin lighted JD's and in the very center the just released to Eddie, two first VL's with single headlights and the first round horns mounted below. Eddie was "The Motorcycle Man". He sold Excelsior's for Schwinn from the teen's till the factory closed in 1931. He was a hell of a hillclimber also. Way cool photo.
Good to know you are still out there Doc. Haven't heard from you in a while. Thought you were mad at me.
Jedd, Never mad, not enough time left to be. Working on my hotrod '49 chevy p/u. "MONSTER" inline 6 cyl. Truck looks stock, it's NOT. Keep up the good work. Down the road, Doc
Angry?..NOT Mad, as in mad as a hatter??? You bet your A$$. Butit's a good thing....... By the wayI was in the building talking to Bob Ross in like, 1970 or 71. Thething that suprises me is the otherbrick 3 stories that are missing inthis photo.... They got knocked down too. And we lost the Ferry toTerminal island. All in the early70's. Totally Sane Chitlin
Going on what the last contributor has said, it would be interesting to see some later photos of the shop. Were there other buildings in the street in later years?As it stands, the bike shop seems to exist in some sort of industrial wasteland. I wonder what those structures (the giant half pipe)behind the shop were - they look like the foundations of a railroad viaduct.
The Eddie Ryan motorcycle photo was my grandfather shop as a kid spent may a day hanging out there.Thanks for the memories
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