Cycle Peugeot Museum
The recollection of Patterson's House
I used to visit to Patterson's House every Sunday to see the bicycles.
However, I didn't buy anything at the shop (Patterson's House was not ordinary shop where you buy bicycle parts).
I only looked around the shop and listened to a talk of Mr. Dazai, or overheard conversation between Mr. Dazai and his customers.
I could see the advertisement of Patterson's house in New Cycling magazine till No. 100.
However, advertisement hadn't been issued anymore in those days of my visiting.
In 1978, I ordered my Patterson's House Rundneur because Mr. Dazai had said that he could build a bicycle for me.
Its motif was his bicycle.
The Photos which I posted at here are his 35B Randoneur bicycle.
This bicycle looked like a sample of special frame-works.
It was equipped with the 650B tubular wheels (I had heard that the tires were produced for cycle soccer at Czechoslovakia).
As for his bicycle, the wires run through inside of tubes.
However, I feared to order it. Since he had said "people who can't take maintenance of bicycle should not use this method" in Cycle sports magazine.
After that, I enrolled in a university at Nagano prefecture. I had visited at Patterson's House when I was on holiday.
But unfortunately the shop already moved to Kawaguchi city Saitama prefecture.
Later, I had heard that Mr. Dazai opened a shop "Bicycle Club". However, I don't know about the detail.
He seemed to have passed away in 2009 or 2010.
It's so hard to sell my Patterson's House because of my memory.
However, I haven't ridden it a long time.
Therefore I decided that it might be better to hand it over to someone who wants to ride it.
There are still lots of episode in my memory. However, I stop around here today.
To me, TOEI was also one of longed-for bicycle in those days.
However, TOEI went to different direction to Mr. Dazai aimed at.