Thursday, September 23, 2010

America for the Win

Even though the Ben's Cycle Webstore has only been in existence for a couple of years, the brick and mortar shop has been around for decades. It has been owned by the same family spanning three generations. Once you have a shop for that long, you find some interesting things tucked away in storage.

Here's a little treat from 1962.

These cut-out hubs were used at the Schwinn school to teach mechanics how they work. We have all sorts of Sturmey Archer AW and AWC hubs as well as Shimano's take on the 3-speed. Here's a Bendix two-speed kickback. Glad to know someone is reissuing these types of hubs!

Since I'm dipping into a bit of history...

Ben's Cycle Circa 1950's
(check out the Racoon hats hanging on the wall)

Ben's Cycle Today

Come pay us a visit!


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