Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fonzie's bike...

The first and only time that I went into Mean Marshal's bike shop in Oakland, I saw Fonzie's Triumph in the front showroom, with a couple of other bikes. It was the early 90's, and I was there looking for a stock style Bonneville tank for a 67' hardtail custom that I was putting together. Once Marshal came up front, and asked what I was looking for, I told him that it didn't necessarily have to be the "correct" 1967 tank, as I was building a chopper... He turned and walked away from me yelling " we don't do choppers", and then told me to "leave his f-ing shop"! I was a bit shocked, and all that I could think to yell back was "Fonzie's bike is a chopper". Anyhow, the guy was a dick, but Fonzie's bike was very cool. Right after that, I found Raber's in San Jose, and never looked back...

2 comments:

  1. Raber's is a great shop. This reminds me I need to stop by and see what's new down there.

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