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Old 02-19-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: In the sticks of Colorado County
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I'm am so surprised that Dibble's is still there. Saw something written about it while reading GBNF I and went to Google maps and looked it up.

Funny, I was thinking the trip from Lyceum to Dibble's was a long pedal, but MS Street & Trips used the same route we rode but makes it out to be less than four miles one way.

Couldn't tell you about any current MC shop. I'm no longer in SA and haven't been much past 1604 for several years. I know the shop we went to wasn't on Fred. Rd. It was on an east/west street a lot or two shy of the corner of West Ave., Vance Jackson, or maybe even Blanco Rd. Hardly bigger than a two car garage with a closet for an office. Guy did small engine, scooter and occasional motorcycle repairs and had a bunch of used and junk parts. Made change from his pocket. Don't recall anything new being displayed.



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Dibble's on Donaldson between Wilson and St.Cloud. Jefferson Village is correct i think. Isn't there still a motorcycle shop in the old station at Babcock and Fred.?? Gy2020 would know Jefferson area.
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:58 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Anybody still around that can still remember drag racing - illegally - out on Potranco Rd (FM 1957) ....or another place on the far northside nicknamed "Little Green Valley"
I recall going out Nacogdoches road near a cemetary...there were 1/4 mile lines painted on the road...I am guessing this was back in 78-80 or so....cops rarely did anything but tell you to leave.
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Old 02-19-2010, 03:08 PM
 
Location: In the sticks of Colorado County
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I'm thinking it was Nacogdoches too, but that wasn't "my" part of town so I was kind of turned around every time I was out there. We only ever saw Bexar Co. SD when we hung around too long....and then they just joshed with us and told us to get lost.

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I recall going out Nacogdoches road near a cemetary...there were 1/4 mile lines painted on the road...I am guessing this was back in 78-80 or so....cops rarely did anything but tell you to leave.
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Ma.
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I recall going out Nacogdoches road near a cemetary...there were 1/4 mile lines painted on the road...I am guessing this was back in 78-80 or so....cops rarely did anything but tell you to leave.
In the lated 50's we used to leave the Flame drive in (Later Jim's Frontier) and go down Pleasanton Rd. or 281 South to FM2537. There was a straight, flat 1500 feet in the middle, but you had to be careful of the RR tracks about half way down. Since there were three ways out (back to Pleasanton rd, back to 281 or you could cut up the Martinez road that ran along side the tracks back to Pleasanton rd.) we never worried much about the Sheriff. He did catch a few of us, but we got tickets for disturbing the peace and illegal exhausts. It's all built up now, so you'd never be able to do anything like that any more.
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Ma.
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Here's the Flame/Frontier as it is today. Chinese take-out. The horror, the horror.

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Old 02-19-2010, 05:55 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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Ok motorcycle shops that I remember. Schoffer Bros. Babcock and Fred. Hog Haus. Blanco and Hildebrand. The Honda dealer just past Schoffer Bros. on Fred next to the DUNKIN DONUTS and the Yamaha place further down that I think used to be the TOP VALUE Stamp redemption place. This was all late seventies. There was a big motorcycle used parts place on Probandt near the flour mills. The Chinese restaurant on 410 and Blanco just below Guajillo's used to sell Vespas. The big Honda dealer Bandera and 410. The Harley Davidson sales and service out by the Quadrangle Mall. The Sears and Monkey Wards catalogues. The sears warehouse out by the New Braunfels railroad tracks that sold parts for their scooters. I can't remember where the Kawasake Dealer was but I think it was near Brackenridge park. There were probably a lot more motorcycle shops around --I have to think!
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:57 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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Oh yes How could I forget Krumms Cycles on Bandera!
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:08 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Here's the Flame/Frontier as it is today. Chinese take-out. The horror, the horror.

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Lasses and Goliad. Frontier's were good places. Yep, I miss them BR!! You aren't mixing up the Flame on Military Drive are you ?? Now it's a Mexican Restaurant...

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Ok motorcycle shops that I remember. Schoffer Bros. Babcock and Fred. Hog Haus. Blanco and Hildebrand. The Honda dealer just past Schoffer Bros. on Fred next to the DUNKIN DONUTS and the Yamaha place further down that I think used to be the TOP VALUE Stamp redemption place. This was all late seventies. There was a big motorcycle used parts place on Probandt near the flour mills. The Chinese restaurant on 410 and Blanco just below Guajillo's used to sell Vespas. The big Honda dealer Bandera and 410. The Harley Davidson sales and service out by the Quadrangle Mall. The Sears and Monkey Wards catalogues. The sears warehouse out by the New Braunfels railroad tracks that sold parts for their scooters. I can't remember where the Kawasake Dealer was but I think it was near Brackenridge park. There were probably a lot more motorcycle shops around --I have to think!
Schoffer Bros. that's it. Thanks Dwangle. Back in the 60's Broadway was lined with motorcycle rentals just north of Mulberry! There was a Honda Dealership on S.Presa near Fair Ave.
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:16 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Oh yes How could I forget Krumms Cycles on Bandera!
I remember Krumm's and Hog Haus!! Don't recall anything on Probandt around Pioneer!! Was it near Joske's warehouse? Probably hidden on east side of the street I'm guessing.
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Ma.
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[quote=satx56;12974654]Lasses and Goliad. Frontier's were good places. Yep, I miss them BR!! You aren't mixing up the Flame on Military Drive are you ?? Now it's a Mexican Restaurant...

Nope, no mix up. It was the Flame until '58 or '59 when Jim's bought him out. He took the money and opened the Flame on military in '60, but since we had nowhere but the Frontier to go to for a year, we mostly stayed there. I joined the Navy after I graduated from Highlands in '60, and haven't spent much time in SA since. I was back for my Mom's 90th birthday last week, which is when I took the picture.
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