My first bike came from Ken Bird's
Interesting, have you still got it?
I am just about to begin the restoration of my late Brother's Bird, would be very interested in any recollections you have about the shop, and any photos of your
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Mine wasn't one of his, it was a low end Raleigh in the the mid 80's but bought at his shop. It may even have been a kid's size because I'd have only been about 10. It's long gone. I seem to remember both his shops were quite big and packed with bikes. I can't picture inside but we used to drive past regularly enough and I think they were both double shops with the door in the middle. So the shop in Anerley closed down when I was young but the other one over in Streatham (or somewhere over that way) was open until quite recently and I was quite surprised when I was passing and saw it still there.