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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Classic Bikes to be Appraised at Science Center

Posted By on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Got a Huffy Bandit? Schwinn Fair Lady? J.C. Higgins Deluxe?

On Saturday, in conjunction with its exhibit BIKES: Science on Two Wheels, the Carnegie Science Center is hosting a local expert who’ll look over your classic bike and offer restoration tips.

The appraiser is Craig Morrow, who owns the nearby Bike Heaven museum and shop. From noon to 2 p.m., he’ll be stationed at the Science Center’s temporary outdoors Bikes Plaza (right near the dinosaur, right on the Center’s back lawn, along the Riverfront Rrail).

If you’ve never visited Bike Heaven, it’s worth hitting the coaster brakes for (and neither you nor your bicycle has to die — or be good — to get in). The warehouse-sized joint, located along the Riverfront Trail about a mile downriver, has an astounding collection of bikes spanning the entire history of two-wheelers, plus vast stores of paraphernalia, ephemera and memorabilia. It’s a working repair shop, as well.

Morrow calls Bike Heaven “the world’s largest bicycle museum and shop.” Bikes from Bike Heaven’s collection are included in BIKES.

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