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Old 01-14-2012, 03:08 PM   #1
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Vintage Parts/Shop in Houston

Seems like all I have these days are old bikes.
'78 Kwak KE250 needs crank bearings
'76 Kwak KE100 just needs some TLC
'72 Aermacchi needs complete rebuild
'72 Honda CL175 needs TLC

Called Union Cycles and he has none of the bikes or parts I would think to need. Don't know of any local shops that work on vintage stuff. I had the Honda at EBC Cycles down here in League City to chase an electrical problem but they, well, they left me with a less than confident feeling. I am not going racing with these machines but I needs me some help and parts, and I like having a local shop to hang out in.
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
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Have you given Motorcycles Unlimited a try? I know a they are a bit away from you, but I'm sure the guys over there will help you anyway they can.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:11 AM   #3
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I looked at their web page but they do not mention vintage iron. I mean I realize the mechanical stuff is the same, but seem shops welcome vintage bikes and advertise that fact, and some just shuffle them out the door with "well it's 30 years old, you'd be better off with a new bike." I am looking for the former.
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try sam's cycle's
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:51 AM   #5
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Give Patrick a call at Motorcycles Unlimited. His shop did a great job on my 1978 KZ1000 Z1-R.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:34 PM   #7
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Airline Cycle Center works on a lot of vintage bikes. Don't let the humble looking store front deter you. Andre is a great mechanic and works on a lot of vintage stuff. He built a CB750 for a friend of mine and it has purred for about 5 years now with no major problems even though my friend rides it everyday. Relic Cycles in Alvin works exclusively on vintage British bikes but I've seen Japanese bikes in there.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:51 AM   #8
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Ah, more leads, thank you. Where is Airline Cycle Center? I don't mind a humble storefront, back in Florida I hung out at a friend's shop which was located in an industrial park behind a Lowes and in between air conditioning repair shops, but this guy was the guru of exotica. His shop was the only time I've seen a new Laverda up close.
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Ah, more leads, thank you. Where is Airline Cycle Center? I don't mind a humble storefront, back in Florida I hung out at a friend's shop which was located in an industrial park behind a Lowes and in between air conditioning repair shops, but this guy was the guru of exotica. His shop was the only time I've seen a new Laverda up close.
It is off of Airline and 45N.
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Is Airline Cycle Center still around...???? Did they move???? went by there last week and didn't see any bikes behind the fence... or the fence.....
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Is Airline Cycle Center still around...???? Did they move???? went by there last week and didn't see any bikes behind the fence... or the fence.....
Yea Andre is still around. He was prolly just closed last week.
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Yea Andre is still around. He was prolly just closed last week.
Sorry about that.... I was thinking about the place that was south of them...
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Only other place that was there was jjs. And yea that place closed like 5 years ago
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Check out Land's cycles on east I-10 right by beltway 8 in Channelview. They got tons of old parts.
http://landscycle.com/
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:34 AM   #15
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http://landscycle.com/
Cool. Website is a little rough, it would be nice if they had more information about what parts they have in hand (i.e. list of parts bikes, full engines on the shelf, even some pictures of the salvage yard).
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For sure the website is rough, it is family operated business. They are cool people and it would be best to check it out in person
You could call them to find out, their pricing is not too bad. More expensive than you would usually find on the ebay lol.
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