Re: [CR] Emey Hoffman has passed away


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Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 19:35:57 -0800
From: Fred Rednor <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <BLU0-SMTP3115E7AC701AFB17040134E4BD0@phx.gbl>
Subject: Re: [CR] Emey Hoffman has passed away


...and if you closely atthe upper right hand corner of the photo, you will see a lockring tool for a Helicomatic freewheel. This was clearly a fellow who was prepared for anything.
       Cheers,
       Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)


--- On Mon, 2/9/09, Dr. Paul Williams wrote:


> From: Dr. Paul Williams <castell5@sympatico.ca>

\r?\n> Subject: Re: [CR] Emey Hoffman has passed away

\r?\n> To: "John T.Pergolizzi" <jtperry1@sbcglobal.net>

\r?\n> Cc: "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

\r?\n> Date: Monday, February 9, 2009, 8:28 PM

\r?\n> John,

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Emey's shop looked like a blast - just the sort of

\r?\n> place where a rummage

\r?\n> would turn up all sorts of forgotten treasures. Moreover,

\r?\n> your meeting space

\r?\n> reminded me of a cross between the kids' clubhouses or

\r?\n> teenage hangouts of

\r?\n> my childhood - so cool! I am sure there were some good

\r?\n> laughs there which

\r?\n> will be missed.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Thanks for sharing!

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Paul.

\r?\n>

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Paul B. Williams, BAH (Laurier), MPhil (Cardiff, Wales),

\r?\n> PhD (Queen's)

\r?\n> Dept. of Geography and Environmental Studies,

\r?\n> Carleton University,

\r?\n> Ottawa, ON, Canada

\r?\n> castell5@sympatico.ca

\r?\n> paul_williams@carleton.ca

\r?\n>

\r?\n>

\r?\n> ----- Original Message -----

\r?\n> From: "John T.Pergolizzi"

\r?\n> <jtperry1@sbcglobal.net>

\r?\n> To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>; "'John

\r?\n> T.Pergolizzi'"

\r?\n> <jtperry1@sbcglobal.net>

\r?\n> Sent: Monday, February 09, 2009 6:52 PM

\r?\n> Subject: [CR] Emey Hoffman has passed away

\r?\n>

\r?\n>

\r?\n> > Dear List,

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > I got word a few hours ago, and have just confirmed,

\r?\n> the very sad news

\r?\n> > of the passing of Emey Hoffman of Emey's Bike

\r?\n> Shop, formerly of E.17th

\r?\n> > st. and Busy Bee Bicycle on E.6th st in New York City

\r?\n> on January 8th,

\r?\n> > 2009 of a heart attack at age 62.

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > Emey was a fixture going waaay back in the NYC vintage

\r?\n> scene and he

\r?\n> > still rode his bike from home to the shop regularly.

\r?\n> He was super

\r?\n> > knowledgeable with the hands on "get it

\r?\n> fixed" style of wrenching and

\r?\n> > often worked upside down alla Tom Avenia style with an

\r?\n> old Tommy floor

\r?\n> > style wooden handlebar holder. His inventive mind

\r?\n> never ceased to work

\r?\n> > on an improvement on some commonly used item. His

\r?\n> shop on 17th St. was

\r?\n> > the last of the old time repair shops. If ya needed a

\r?\n> washer, you went

\r?\n> > to the floor!

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > Emey was very generous to The Brooklyn Velodrome

\r?\n> Vintage Wheelmen,

\r?\n> > allowing us to use the back of his bike shop to hold

\r?\n> our first BVVW

\r?\n> > meeting back on Friday December 7,2001.

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > I remember Emey this way:

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/John-T-Pergolizzi/album283/Emey+1A.J

\r?\n> > PG.html

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > and:

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/John-T-Pergolizzi/album283/BVVW+019.

\r?\n> > jpg.html

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > Please look at the rest of the album for shots of a

\r?\n> BVVW meeting at the

\r?\n> > old shop so as to get an idea of what that classic

\r?\n> place was like:

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> <http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/John-T-Pergolizzi/album283/?g2_page

\r?\n> > =4>

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/John-T-Pergolizzi/album283/?g2_page=

\r?\n> > 4

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > Thank you Emey for your generosity, the good memories

\r?\n> and rest in peace,

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > John T.Pergolizzi

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > San Diego, Ca.