It must have been early nineteen eighties because I can't remember a time before the AA shop on the H/row opposite the Leeds and Holbeck.
Ruddy useless place full of posh kit that no-one there (I ever found) knew how to fit or what went with what?
Sounds as though it was ahead of it's time though, ill-informed bike shops seem to be "Where it's at" now!
Thinking about Stiff, was there a bike shop or frame builders there before? When I was very little on the bus (This is red West Yorkshire bus, old) I can remember been fascinated by an old bike frame that was always bolted onto the apex of that building's roof. Now that Stiff has gone to posh-Harrogate way an old frame has appeared again, now it's green and hung up from the side of the building almost like a pub sign.
BTW the last time I went in Watson and Cairns must have been about 1994/5, as I brought my first ever pair of grey Tioga Physco II's there and I seem to remember that my mate Dunc, who I knew from BTCV was with me and had to be steered away from all their scooter stuff
in the motorbike accessory part!
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