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Local business reminisces with the City Times

Kleinfontein Cycles has been advertising with the City Times since 1967.

Kleinfontein Cycles, in Prince’s Avenue, recently turned 116 and reminisced with the City Times about its decades in Benoni … and being a loyal advertiser in the newspaper.

The business started in February 1905, by the Addison brothers, who are from Canada and was known as Kleinfontein Cycle and Motor Works before Brian Adams took over and changed the name.

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“The business was originally at 1 Prince’s Avenue, then moved to number five, then 17 and is now at 13 Prince’s Avenue,” explained Brian.

“The Addison brothers sold to Harry Eisman and his mother and in 1967 my father, Claude Adams, bought the business from Mr Eisman.

“In 1968, I joined my father in the business and later my mother and brother also joined.”

When Brian’s father died in 1998, Brian took over the business and relocated it to number 13 Princess Avenue.

“My mother then died in 1999 and my brother in 2003,” he said.

“I then changed the name to Kleinfontein Cycle and Appliance Spares and Repairs.

“My wife, Joan, then joined me in 2005 and we currently run the business.”

Kleinfontein Cycles has been advertising with the City Times since 1967.

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“Being part of BCT turning 100 years has brought wonderful memories as I served at the SPCA and The Benoni

Publicity Association, Benoni Chamber of Commerce and Industry, I was a councillor and served on The Management Committee of Benoni,” he explained.

“Benoni has been part of my life and my family with great memories and I wish the City Times a very happy birthday with hopefully many memories to come.”

   

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