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Postby chameleon » Wed 28 Dec, 2011 7:14 pm

[quotenick="Jogon"] RichT wrote: I know some of the bike shops, but not many normal sports shops (bar Radcliffes)'Watson & Cairns' (eulogised elsewhere)'Bob Jacksons' (formely of Harehills Lane, now in Bramley)'Woodrups' (Kirkstall Road)=I recall the old (the real) Bob Jackson then at Harehills La (now Drakes) exported all over the place. Built one for President Gerald Ford of tha US of A (or is that a Leeds urban myth).Someone bought the Bob Jackson name, no longer a retail bike shop they are specialist frame makers still up at Bramley. Nice kit.     Bob and his son had their shop and workshop in Woodhouse long before the move to Harehills.
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Postby jdbythesea » Wed 28 Dec, 2011 7:33 pm

There was a bike shop on North Lane (Otley Road end) not so many years ago.
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Postby Jogon » Wed 28 Dec, 2011 7:38 pm

jdThe white building next to Bretts was Woodrups 'kids n toy' bikes for a time.Then a new bike shop opened in new building opposite this, but didn't last long and is now a bar restaurant.    
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Postby Jogon » Wed 28 Dec, 2011 7:40 pm

[quotenick="chameleon"] Jogon wrote: RichT wrote: I know some of the bike shops, but not many normal sports shops (bar Radcliffes)'Watson & Cairns' (eulogised elsewhere)'Bob Jacksons' (formely of Harehills Lane, now in Bramley)'Woodrups' (Kirkstall Road)=I recall the old (the real) Bob Jackson then at Harehills La (now Drakes) exported all over the place. Built one for President Gerald Ford of tha US of A (or is that a Leeds urban myth).Someone bought the Bob Jackson name, no longer a retail bike shop they are specialist frame makers still up at Bramley. Nice kit.     Bob and his son had their shop and workshop in Woodhouse long before the move to Harehills. Where was this Chame ? I'm product of 1960 and only ever knew them harehills. There was a Daves bikes at woodhoouse

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Postby Leodian » Wed 28 Dec, 2011 7:50 pm

The Lilywhites shop at the Lands Lane - Headrow junction would presumably class as a sports shop. JD Sports on the site now is though probably not a sports shop as meant in the context of the thread.    
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Postby iansmithofotley » Wed 28 Dec, 2011 8:30 pm

[quotenick="Jogon"] chameleon wrote: Jogon wrote: RichT wrote: I know some of the bike shops, but not many normal sports shops (bar Radcliffes)'Watson & Cairns' (eulogised elsewhere)'Bob Jacksons' (formely of Harehills Lane, now in Bramley)'Woodrups' (Kirkstall Road)=I recall the old (the real) Bob Jackson then at Harehills La (now Drakes) exported all over the place. Built one for President Gerald Ford of tha US of A (or is that a Leeds urban myth).Someone bought the Bob Jackson name, no longer a retail bike shop they are specialist frame makers still up at Bramley. Nice kit.     Bob and his son had their shop and workshop in Woodhouse long before the move to Harehills. Where was this Chame ? I'm product of 1960 and only ever knew them harehills. There was a Daves bikes at woodhoouse Hi Jogon,In the 1950's 'Bob Jackson" traded as 'JRJ' at the bottom of Hyde Park Road and near to Burley Lodge Road. JRJ was 'John Robert Jackson' and his frames had stickers bearing the legend 'JRJ Olympic Cycles'. I used to have a JRJ track bike which I road on the grass track at Roundhay Park on Tuesday evenings in the 1960's.Maurice and Jean Woodrup had a shop at 111 Burley Lodge Road and he started making road racing frames around 1960. Maurice had frame No. 1, Jean had frame No. 2, Pete Fryer (South Leeds RC) had frame No. 3, John Clay (Leeds Coureurs) had frame No. 4 and I (Yorkshire Century RC) had frame No. 5. (Maurice and Jean were in the Yorkshire Clarion CC at that time.) Maurice may have built some of these frames but, later, I think that they were built by Bob McLean who had a workshop further up Hyde Park Road. Bob later went on to make frames for his own business under the name McLean.Here is a link to the 'classic' frame builders around that time:http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/builders.html             (previously shown above)Alot of the racing frames in those days were built with Reynolds 531 tubing and Nervex Professional Lugs, which were really ornate and fancy. It became popular to have more sleek and streamlined lugs which were called 'Italian Lugs' and Maurices's first frames were built with those. My JRJ track frame had the Nervex Professional Lugs.IanP.S. - all of this stuff is in this same thread in 2009.            
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Postby chameleon » Wed 28 Dec, 2011 9:22 pm

[quotenick="Jogon"] chameleon wrote: Jogon wrote: RichT wrote: I know some of the bike shops, but not many normal sports shops (bar Radcliffes)'Watson & Cairns' (eulogised elsewhere)'Bob Jacksons' (formely of Harehills Lane, now in Bramley)'Woodrups' (Kirkstall Road)=I recall the old (the real) Bob Jackson then at Harehills La (now Drakes) exported all over the place. Built one for President Gerald Ford of tha US of A (or is that a Leeds urban myth).Someone bought the Bob Jackson name, no longer a retail bike shop they are specialist frame makers still up at Bramley. Nice kit.     Bob and his son had their shop and workshop in Woodhouse long before the move to Harehills. Where was this Chame ? I'm product of 1960 and only ever knew them harehills. There was a Daves bikes at woodhoouse Hyde Park Road as I remember - never took much notice of street names in those days, just knew how to get from A-B! Definitely on a steepish hill though, part the Moor, looking over the valley towards Kirkstall/Armley, Bought my trck bike from there. Ian - you will remember judt where perhaps? EDIT - I see he already has!! Yes, going over old ground a little here, I think newer members can be overwhelmed at times by the ammount of potential reading the site offes        
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Postby Richard A Thackeray » Thu 29 Dec, 2011 12:43 pm

eighties boy wrote: 'Maverick Cyles' (Dave Laverick, near 'Dawsons Corner', Pudsey) - Remember this one, it was opposite the fire station and Pudsey police station, Dave was a good rider, fit as a fiddle as used to go cycling with him in the late 80's, he had a wife who rode called Diane and a friend of mine saw him a few weeks ago and he's well. I was having a dig about under eaves of the attic the other day & actually found an album with some pics of Dave & Diane from the races in the mid-80'sThey were 'Yorkshire Mountain Bike Club' events, organised mainly by a guy who shared a house (on Otley Road, in Headingley) with John Stevenson (later went on to edit 'MBUK') & Deb Murrell (the tough as anything/ex fell-runner, who was on the national squad)

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Postby Jogon » Fri 30 Dec, 2011 11:56 am

Richard's Bicycle Book, the early 80's one deserves a re-visit. It was just before mountain bikes came in (and they didnt have suspension when they did).Can anyone remember the name of a bike shop on Burley St just past Park La College?Think it's Hendersons Cafe now.
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Postby volvojack » Tue 11 Jun, 2019 8:59 pm

iansmithofotley wrote:
Thu 07 May, 2009 8:50 pm
Johnny39 wrote: Arthur Clues, the former Australian international Rugby League player (Leeds R.L. & Hunslet R.L.), had a sports shop in Merrion Street. I think he had another shop in Leeds but I'm not sure where. He could have taken over Sutcliffe's when it changed hands but I'm not certain. Terry Cooper had one near Leeds Bridge. Hi Johnny39,In the 1950's, Arthur Clues's shop was situated in Woodhouse Lane in the 'Blenheim' area, not far from the BBC. It was later relocated to Merrion Street, opposite Nash's Fish and Chip Restaurant. The Merrion Street shop was managed in the 1970's by Bill Cartwright (around 6' 6" tall, totally bald head) who played in the second Row for Headingley R.U.F.C. for many years. I saw him in the Fox and Hounds at Bramhope last year.Ian.
Just come acros this Ian.
Just before i left school Mt St. Maryi's about 1947 we bought our first completely new football kit from Wainwrights on Leeds bridge.(prir to that we had always had the seniors castoffs .
As for Artur Clue's shop on Woodhouse Lane and about 1950 i was working for an American sports firm Spaldings. they where in King Edward St. and Mr.Wilson used to send me up Clues shop with a cricket bag, half full when it was full i had to lug it up to a small placeon Kirkstall Hill where they would repair them and that became a regular event. Horse Work looking back.
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