Re: [CR] Emey Hoffman has passed away


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From: "Dr. Paul Williams" <castell5@sympatico.ca>
To: John T.Pergolizzi <jtperry1@sbcglobal.net>
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Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 20:28:28 -0500
Cc: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] Emey Hoffman has passed away


John,

Emey's shop looked like a blast - just the sort of place where a rummage would turn up all sorts of forgotten treasures. Moreover, your meeting space reminded me of a cross between the kids' clubhouses or teenage hangouts of my childhood - so cool! I am sure there were some good laughs there which will be missed.

Thanks for sharing!

Paul.

Paul B. Williams, BAH (Laurier), MPhil (Cardiff, Wales), PhD (Queen's) Dept. of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada castell5@sympatico.ca paul_williams@carleton.ca


----- Original Message -----
From: "John T.Pergolizzi"
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


<jtperry1@sbcglobal.net> Sent: Monday, February 09, 2009 6:52 PM Subject: [CR] Emey Hoffman has passed away


> Dear List,
>
> I got word a few hours ago, and have just confirmed, the very sad news
> of the passing of Emey Hoffman of Emey's Bike Shop, formerly of E.17th
> st. and Busy Bee Bicycle on E.6th st in New York City on January 8th,
> 2009 of a heart attack at age 62.
>
>
>
> Emey was a fixture going waaay back in the NYC vintage scene and he
> still rode his bike from home to the shop regularly. He was super
> knowledgeable with the hands on "get it fixed" style of wrenching and
> often worked upside down alla Tom Avenia style with an old Tommy floor
> style wooden handlebar holder. His inventive mind never ceased to work
> on an improvement on some commonly used item. His shop on 17th St. was
> the last of the old time repair shops. If ya needed a washer, you went
> to the floor!
>
> Emey was very generous to The Brooklyn Velodrome Vintage Wheelmen,
> allowing us to use the back of his bike shop to hold our first BVVW
> meeting back on Friday December 7,2001.
>
>
>
> I remember Emey this way:
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> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/John-T-Pergolizzi/album283/Emey+1A.J
> PG.html
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> and:
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> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/John-T-Pergolizzi/album283/BVVW+019.
> jpg.html
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> Please look at the rest of the album for shots of a BVVW meeting at the
> old shop so as to get an idea of what that classic place was like:
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> <http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/John-T-Pergolizzi/album283/?g2_page
> =4>
> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/John-T-Pergolizzi/album283/?g2_page=
> 4
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> Thank you Emey for your generosity, the good memories and rest in peace,
>
>
>
> John T.Pergolizzi
>
> San Diego, Ca.