Many many years ago, there was a junkyard for bikes, tucked away in the outlying boruoughs of Central Massachusetts, not a stones throw from the old Whalom Park – a legend in its own right, and home of a classic, now demolished, wooden rollercoaster. When I started converting motorcycles, I tried to find them, and there was nothing. I tried to find any salvage yards for bikes, there is a kind-of lame garage on the South Shore, but nothing like Sky.
Well, after a trip out to Lunenburg, and some sniffing around and some pointed questions, I found them. Here’s a snap Teresa took while we were there- just one room of the huge space inside the mill you see above:
The address is 109 River Street, Fitchburg, MA. 01420. Their phone is 978-345-4647. You can email them requests at skyused07 (at) aol.com. And yes- they’re used to getting requests from guys like me building electric bikes, and they do buy parts, too.
Talking to the owner, I realized he looked familiar… it was Fred. The original owner of Sky Cycle- the Honda/Yamaha/Suzuki/Kawasaki dealership in Central Mass back in the day, and the very same place I bought my beloved 1986 Yamaha SRX600. New. In 1986. That I still ride almost every day. “You mean that sweet red bike with the kickstart? says Fred. Yes, yes indeed.