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Goods BMX doing well on MLK

Posted by on May 18th, 2006 at 7:22 am

Goods BMX shop
[Owner Shad Johnson.]

The other day, while looking for the BMX Museum, I happened upon a new bike shop in Northeast Portland called Goods. Goods specializes in high-end BMX parts, frames, and clothing.

The shop was started about a year ago by 10-year Portland resident Shad Johnson. While Shad says there’s a great BMX scene in Portland, most of his sales come from his website at GoodsBMX.com.

In typical BMX’er fashion, I received the glaring stare-down by some too-cool shop regulars when I rolled up on my dorky road bike. They looked at me and said, “You must be looking for Cyclepath.” Cyclepath is a shop that sells custom road and mountain bikes and is in the same building as Goods.

Goods BMX shop
Goods BMX shop

Notable at the shop is the huge bizillion-inch big screen TV. I assumed it was for watching BMX videos until they pulled out the Playstation 2. I just love it when bike sub-cultures live up to their stereotypes!

If you’re into BMX and want to check out a really nice shop, stop into 2808 NE MLK Jr. BLVD. (Suite O) and pay Shad a visit. See the rest of my photos here.

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  • West Cougar May 18, 2006 at 10:00 am

    Ahh, sweet, sweet stereotypes. They’re funny ‘cuz they’re true.

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  • the hand May 18, 2006 at 10:11 am

    i heard stevie really isn’t magic.

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  • that tall guy May 18, 2006 at 1:19 pm

    If it were me, I would Dipset.


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  • Tim May 18, 2006 at 1:37 pm

    That’s a great shop and Shad’s a hell of a nice guy.

    BMXers ride for fun, not as a form of political statement.

    Don’t get me started on stereotyping the typical PDX cyclist.

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  • Jarrett May 18, 2006 at 3:07 pm

    For some reason, the phrase ‘high-end BMX parts’ made me chuckle. Apparently there’s a whole world there I’ve never encountered.

    Oh, and that Cyclepath blog sure is… never updated.

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  • magic May 22, 2006 at 4:14 pm

    Duh, cyclists are wack. Bike riders are where it’s really at cuz! haha

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  • CyclePath May 24, 2006 at 11:43 am

    Our luck in finding a trustworthy, efficient web designer has been a major fiasco. a few have been commissioned and been too busy to get it done in a reasonable time or fall down on the job. We now have a guy who’s taking care of building the site. So, within 2-3 weeks we should have a new Cycle Path website. stay tuned.


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