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Basically as far back as I can remember Faber's was a fixture on the edge of South First Street.
As a native San Jose'ean, it was the go-to place to go to locate that oddball bike part that you needed. If you think you are going to Fabers to have a traditional shopping experience - watch out!... You had best be prepared for get your work gloves on and dig, dig, dig for that awesome long lost frame or cherished Schwinn fork or fender for your cruiser or stingray!
Fabers Cycles was a bicycle museum, which was run and operated by Tony Faber. Tony was a walking historical wizard on everything Schwinn. Whatever you needed you can just tell Tony, he would ponder for a second and then miraculously walk over to a pile of bike parts and pull out the exact piece you need. Amazing.
When I learned of the fire this evening, creating damage to a large portion of this building, a sense of sadness fell over me. I will definitely follow this story and hope the damage is not too extensive.
-Sonya Paz, former Downtown Campbell business owner, former Downtown Campbell Business Association President