ALL BIKES AZ | A RYE SENSE OF HUMOR

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Legend has it that sometime back in 1988, All Bikes proprietor, Ron Adler, pulled-up anchor in Tacoma, WA and headed for Rye, AZ with his massive collection of bikes, scooters, motorcycles and other wheeled-oddities packed into eight semi-trailers.  The rest is either history or misery- depending on who you talk to.  All Bikes has a reputation for being difficult, surly and well, eccentric.  Looking at the place, it shouldn’t surprise anyone at all.  You have to be a little different to make this your life’s work. And different is good, it just isn’t always “ready-for-prime-time.”  Good.  I prefer life a little salty.

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The dry Arizona desert is a lot more hospitable to metal than the wet climate of the Northwest.  However, the intense sun of will make quick work of rubber, plastic and the like.  Trust me, man– it is brutal. I used to live there. Once I left a pair of shoes in the car during the peak of summer, and the toes curled-up quicker than the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz. That’s Ron Adler below on his two acre lot jammed with thousands of his precious wheeled wonders.

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what the locals say about All Bikes

7 thoughts on “ALL BIKES AZ | A RYE SENSE OF HUMOR

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  2. The owner/s operators are asses. They’ll treat you like a thief, act like nutcases if you touch anything for any reason. If you can get a price it’s much too high. More likely you’ll hear an outright refusal to sell anything. A waste of time.

    Most is heat deteriorated metal and rotting rubber. What a waste.

  3. I just love all your retro photos! Got any more? How old are you? Your photos (the colored ones)all remind me of my younger days and the time frame I was growing up. Thanks for the smiles!!! :) Misty

  4. This guys is such a jerk…don’t go there. You touch something and the old lady with missing teeth will scream at you. I said I had 200 hundred dollars and they said they wouldn’t sell anything unless I had 550 dollars…did they forget it’s all JUNK.

  5. The all bikes collection is more than meets the eye. Ron knows what hes doing, he knows if your just another jackass tourist there to low ball the hell out of him and waste his time . The price goes up if you are a dip shit, Sorry this is a motorcycle bone yard not victoria secret.

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