The Bike Stand's Hours of Operation and a little History
by Steven Willis
The Bike Stand was started in November of 1982. With $10,000.00 in my pocket and nothing
else but the love of cycling, I set out to open up a bike shop. I picked the quiet little town of Scotch Plains because
they had free parking, and the shop that was in town looked like it was going under at the time. I was right, it closed
its doors a few days after I opened mine. I never had much head for business. I still don't. But I am a pretty good
mechanic, and I love bikes.
I would love to say how a great success I have made of The Bike Stand, but I can't.
I have a great time and I am glad for all the people I have met and the friends I have made over the years. So, I
come to work every day, fix the bikes, and try and figure out how to make ends meet. There are not many other things
that could get me out of bed for that many years. I have had some high points, like two bicycle frames I built that
were ridden in NJ and got first place by both men and women who were ranked number one for the year. And a low, when
I found out the building owner's son was taking bikes out of the basement with a key I did not know he had.
When I get some free time I will try and add to this page.
Now that you know who we are, come on down for a visit and let's see if we can help you in any way. And yes, that is Steven
Willis of The Bike Stand in the cartoon. The art work for this picture was done by Dave Neuhaus of
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