Photo courtesy of Bill Currey Jr.
Currey’s Bicycle Shop
Currey’s Bicycle Shop — Currey’s Bicycle Shop was another Charleston icon that no one of the ‘50s and ‘60s era will ever forget. The shop was located at 1105 West Washington Street for the period that most of us remember, but the shop started out in several locations, including Central Avenue near the railroad bridge. Bill Currey spent most of his life selling, repairing and building bicycles. He sold the famous Schwinn line, and arguably the most famous Schwinn ever built was the “Stingray.” This was smaller than a typical bike and featured a “banana seat” and high-rise handlebars. It was the coolest innovation in bicycle history and of course, I owned one and loved it!
— J. Waters/www.mywvhome.com