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Sleights Bike Shop

Postby bilcar » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:19 pm

Hi All
Have just found this site and it brought back memories. I was wondering if anyone remembers if Bill Sleeth, who ownes the Cycle shop. If he was a member of a cycle club and if so which one.
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Re: Hello

Postby Snowhite » Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:04 pm

I have no idea bilcar :| but welcome to the site.
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Re: Hello

Postby grammer » Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:07 am

Hi bilcar
welcome to the site and if you browse around the dunlaoghaire postings there have been mentions of sleights shop
in the search box on the top left of the home page key in sleights bicycles or sleights
something of use should turn up
good luck and once again welcome
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Re: Hello

Postby Strum » Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:53 pm

Welcome bilcar, I used the shop many times over the years but that's all I'm afraid. Good luck in your search. :D
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Re: Hello

Postby Enviro500 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:55 pm

Bilcar,
Welome to the site,
I used Sleith's Cycles regularly and and bought 'my own' first bike with my milkround money, possibly 1962 and it was a Trimph Palm Beach Sports with five gears....It was used for years and I broght it to England and travelled to Work from Bayswater to Fulham ever yday on it for two years. Prior to that my Parents bought there too. Thanks fro the memory recall. Now who remembers Davy ? the Ship Chandlers Shop near Linrary Rd junction, see what you have done Bilcar , ha, ha,

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Re: Hello

Postby Strum » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:35 am

Enviro500 wrote:possibly 1962 and it was a Trimph Palm Beach Sports with five gears.



Nah ne Nah, mine was an ESKA Sports 1972, so many Gears you just stayed in third. Loved that Bike till some Nogginer robbed it.
Yeah I still remember who too. :D
Watch out there you lot. :mrgreen:

Sleight's was brilliant though. All those add ons, Handlebar Mirrors etc, turned it into a Chopper haha, the first "pimp my bike" place to go.
You'll never beat the sound of the cardboard strapped to the spokes with the clothespegs though!
Great memories. :D

This should be a new topic? :oops:
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Re: Hello

Postby grammer » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:55 am

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Yeh Strum but the secret was what empty cigarette packet to use to get the loudest clacking sound
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Re: Hello

Postby johndle » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:56 pm

To the Nogginer that stole Strums Bike
You Bad Bad Boy Hee hee hee
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Re: Hello

Postby Harjoe » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:19 pm

Welcome to the site Bilcar
I remember Bill well as I used to work as a messenger boy for O Rourke's Chemists a couple of Doors away from Sleiths 1954/55 I got 17and 6 pence(75cent) a week from O Rourke's I gave my mother ten shillings(50 c) and bought my first bike from Bill for 6 and 9 pence(20cent) a Raleigh Triumph which was robbed outside ST Micheal's Church one Saturday night while I was going to Confession
Bill was a great man when the Dun Laoghaire week came around and there are some pages from the programmes on the site (Harjoes photos)
I remember Nan Lyons who worked and lived down Wellington St she married Con Enright both were racing cyclists I think Bill was also the main man behind Dun Laoghaire Wheelers cycling club.
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Re: Hello

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:59 pm

Welcome Bilcar. I too used Sleight's for my bike needs,it was a great bike shop staffed by people who loved bikes. :)
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Re: Hello

Postby Enviro500 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:21 pm

Hey Strum,

You old divil, you rekindled the memory, yes I bought TWO Chrome mirrors, so there!!! that's not all, mileometer, clickers instead of fag packets for the spokes, pannier etc. They had not got into indicators just yet . Thanks for the memories old mate..

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Re: Hello

Postby fenyx » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:21 am

Welcome,bilcar!

Gosh! I didn't buy my own brand new bicycle until I was an adult!
As a child, there were things we bought new and things we could make do with second-hand.
I didn't start earning money until my teenage years, and by then, my friends and I walked everywhere we went.
So I bought cigarrettes and candy instead of a bike. ;)
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Re: Hello

Postby Strum » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:05 pm

Harjoe wrote:...a Raleigh Triumph which was robbed outside ST Micheal's Church one Saturday night while I was going to Confession



Hahaha Harjoe, that's what you get for all those Sins! :lol: :lol:



Welcome back Fenyx. Great to hear from you again. :D
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Re: Hello

Postby Enviro500 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:53 pm

Fenyx,

In those far off innocent times one would or could get a job easily for pocket monies... I started on the milk at nine years old in 1957 and I got 7/6 a week (35p) during the holidays..I had the job, same guy Liam Roberts Merville vDairy until I was 15 years old. Easy times then and no Health and Safety etc nonsense.

Is it better nowadays ??????

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Re: Hello

Postby fenyx » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:36 am

Enviro, one really must wonder if times are better now or in the past.
The age of internet has brought people closer and yet further away from one another.
I often wonder what life will be like when my Youngster is out in the adult world!
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Re: Hello

Postby Enviro500 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:28 pm

Fenyx,

Much of a muchness though we are a lot more wiser and better educated now, don't forget there was still pervs and oddballs about even then, the difference it was not reported...especially when minors were involved as they all knew each other and the embarassment etc..
That said we we were just as protected...we had freedom at a younger age, I went out to play at 9.30am and came back at 6 p.m for my tea and no one asked.... so there you have it'

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Re: Hello

Postby Sinead » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:32 pm

Yes, when I was young in summertime you went off to Salthill with a bottle of water and bread and jam sandwiches and you were gone for the day. Mind, you were always warned if you see ...... make sure you stay well away from him/her. Often times we would borrow a baby for a few hours to wheel around. Just imagine knocking on a door these days and asking can you take the baby for a walk.
A more innocent time but Thank God we enjoyed it.

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Re: Sleights Bike Shop

Postby grammer » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:48 pm

:? :? :? :? :? :? :? :?
wha' happened to all the gossip about bicycles and Sleights bike shop ???????????? :? :? :?
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Re: Sleights Bike Shop

Postby johndle » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:07 pm

Just like the Bikes Robbed
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Re: Sleights Bike Shop

Postby Strum » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:34 pm

Scroll down Grammer.

This all started with a "hello" topic but as usual yiz all went askew again.
In other words. OFF-TOPIC! :evil: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Sleights Bike Shop

Postby grammer » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:16 pm

yeh strum --
so up on your Sleights bikes gang and off yis go
BACK ON TOPIC=================================
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Re: Sleights Bike Shop

Postby johndle » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:25 pm

Did Sleights sell Motorbikes ?
I think the Bro got his Honda 50 there
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Re: Sleights Bike Shop

Postby grammer » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:32 pm

Ithink they did JD-

they used to have a couple up beside the main counter -if Iremember rightly
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Re: Sleights Bike Shop

Postby Strum » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:50 am

grammer wrote:yeh strum --
so up on your Sleights bikes gang and off yis go
BACK ON TOPIC=================================



We ARE on Topic now. :roll:
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Re: Sleights Bike Shop

Postby Chiropodist » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:36 pm

I remember the cycle shop named Sleights. It was situated a few doors down from the entrance to St.Michaels hospital. You could get a new bike for as little as 7 or 8 pounds and pay for it by weekly installments of about 10 shillings. They sold pellet guns and the like,too.
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