Within each retail location, as well as our online store, you can find mopeds, parts and accessories. Our retail stores offer service on vintage and new mopeds. We can work with you to build custom bikes from the ground up, and are always available for consultations. Everyone employed with our company owns a moped and has a great deal of experience on the road as well as on the shop floor.
1977 MopedssfPacking up their house and dogs, Kastner headed to San Francisco with his wife, leaving Turner to hold down the Midwest shops. Starting out with a warehouse for the online store, plans for a retail location quickly developed. The youngest of all the retail locations, 1977mopedsf opened July of 2008. Nestled in the heart of the Mission District of San Francisco, this location truly highlights how moped culture has grown and transformed throughout the resurgence of these 2-stroke vehicles we all love. The steep hills of SF can’t slow us down!
San Francisco, California
Kalamazoo, MichiganOnce you ride a moped, you quickly find yourself obsessed. After riding a moped for the first time, Dan Kastner’s life quickly became engulfed with mopeds. After founding the Moped Army and the local branch The Decepticons with Simon King and Brennan Sang, there quickly became a need to get a hold of more mopeds and more parts. 1977mopeds, the flagship store opened in 2003, still holds it down in the small town of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Being quite the optimist, Dan opened this shop in an old building with four guys living in the back of the shop in a two-bedroom apartment. Things could only go up from here! In 2005 it was a huge leap to move to the current location on the Downtown Walking Mall in Kalamazoo. It was here where the online store was also launched. We consider this shop the roots of what is now the flourishing ‘77 family.
Seattle, WashingtonWith dreams to venture the company westward, Seattle Mopeds was a perfect fit for the Kalamazoo and Chicago retail locations. Opened in 2006 by Kevin Barrans, founder of the Mosquito Fleet branch of the Moped Army, Seattle Mopeds joined the ‘77 team in 2007. Residing in the Wallingford neighborhood of the Emerald City, Seattle Mopeds is a perfect and cheerful breath of fresh air in this city by the sea.
Chicago, IllinoisIn 2005 Patrick Turner, a Kalamazoo native who moved to Chicago in 1998, became co-owner of 1977mopeds. Joining forces with Kastner, they together crafted big plans for a retail location in the Windy City. Turner already had such feats under his belt such as co-founding Peddy Cash, the Chicago branch of the Moped Army, and single-handedly inventing the Magnum Rigid. Creating the perfect shop for Chicago was the natural “next step” for Turner. You will find Milwaukee Avenue buzzing with custom, vintage, and new mopeds.
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