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The bicycle repair shop near the Aladdin Theater now has a new name, and a new owner

RITA A. LEONARD - Tom Martin is the new owner of the bicycle repair shop next to Brooklyn Pharmacy, on Milwaukie Avenue, just south of Powell. The bicycle repair shop adjacent to Brooklyn Pharmacy has a new owner, and a new name.

Tom Martin, proprietor of what is now known as TomCat Bikes, has taken over the space at 3117 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue. "Basically, I'm a service-only bike shop, to keep costs down for my customers," he says, "but I do also sell a few curated and new bikes. I offer safety assessments, tune-ups, overhauls, and flat-tire repairs, among other services."

As for those few bikes for sale: "Although I have a Second-Hand Dealer license, I avoid walk-in offers of a 'bike for sale' by requiring a 30-day hold, no cash exchange, and a photo of the seller's ID. This helps me avoid problems with stolen bicycles."

Martin is no newcomer to the bicycle industry; he reports he's been part of it for 35 years, and is a friend of shop's former owner, Tom Daly. "I was one of his first suppliers," he remarks, "and I worked here on and off for seven years before buying him out last November."

He's open year 'round, but currently his winter hours at TomCat Bikes are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the phone number is 503/232-4983; the e-mail address is – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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