Cycling champ sets up shop in Bandon

2012-05-29T11:00:00Z Cycling champ sets up shop in BandonBy Amy Moss Strong, The World Coos Bay World
May 29, 2012 11:00 am  • 

BANDON -- A former two-time United States national cycling champion has opened a bicycle shop along U.S. Highway 101.

Karl Maxon, a Bandon resident for nine years, retired from his 17-year career as a certified public accountant to get back to his passion for cycling and has opened South Coast Bicycles at U.S. Highway 101 and June Avenue.

Maxon raced from 1980 to 1992 all over North America and Europe as a professional and has garnered 106 career wins and 187 top three finishes, earning his national championships racing on the road in the time trial and team time trial in 1986.

South Coast Bicycles is a full-service complete cycling center that hopes to serve all communities on the South Coast. It features and is an authorized dealer of Specialized bicycles, which Maxon believes is one of the best lines available. The shop carries something for everyone and for all ages, including road, mountain, cruisers, hybrid, racing and children's bikes.

'We'll help you choose the right bike and size to help you get the most out of your riding experience," Maxon said

The shop also carries accessories and parts for every type of bike, is an authorized NIRVE and KHS dealer and has multiple other authorized bicycles, parts and accessory brands. South Coast Bicycles also sells unicycles, tandems, three-wheelers, trailers and bike racks, as well as apparel for riders.

The shop offers tune-ups to complete overhauls, including work on suspension, frames, drive trains, brakes and wheels.

South Coast Bicycles also rents bicycles for a day, weekend or week, with single and multiple-day special rates.

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  1. darlaD
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    darlaD - September 21, 2012 5:13 pm
    The roads and drivers need to accommodate cyclists. As Justice for All expressed, the roads don't only belong to motorists. They also belong to cyclists and pedestrians. Of course, cyclists (and pedestrians) have responsibilities as well (but one of those isn't choosing "more appropriate roads to traverse"). Share the road; it isn't just yours.
  2. Justice for All
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    Justice for All - May 30, 2012 9:25 am
    Sorry deceptions, bicycle riders have the exact same rights to use our roads as those driving cars. And according to the law, it's not the obligation of bicycle riders to limit themselves to "appropriate roads" (whatever those may be), it is the the obligation of the person driving the vehicle weighing a few thousand pounds to be aware and to avoid hitting someone riding a bike. Hopefully this knowledge will help make you a better driver.
  3. deceptions
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    deceptions - May 29, 2012 2:22 pm
    Now if only the bicyclists could choose more appropriate roads to traverse, motorists could be more considerate of their rights.
  4. Coosbaynative
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    Coosbaynative - May 29, 2012 1:11 pm
    Way to go Karl! Now if the drivers in this county would be courteous to cyclists, you might get some good business. Any chance you want to help get a Rails to trails going around here?
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