LISBON — Youngstown Cycle & Speed plans to celebrate the cycle shop’s grand opening today in the former Bye & Bye Hardware building with hogs, hot rods, music and food from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Lisbon.
Owner/operator Adam Pratt wants people to come and see what they’ve done with the building, how they’ve incorporated the store’s wooden cupboards into their shop, but also how they offer more than just bike repairs and vintage cycles.
“We do a little bit of everything,” he said.
Pratt described Youngstown Cycle & Speed as a 1960’s style speed shop, specializing in custom paint and fabrication and general repair services. He said they sell parts, shirts, hats, helmets, riding gear and custom built motorcycles, even hot rods and jeeps. The business employs three full-timers.
A huge part of their business is artwork, specializing in custom metal work for signs for businesses, communities or anyone wanting a custom metal sign with their family name or perhaps a decorative sign for the holidays or birthday gifts. Samples of their metal work can be seen on the archway signs at Leetonia’s pocket park on Main Street and at the new Wurster Memorial Park, site of the splash pad and amphitheater.
Youngstown Cycle & Speed also has industrial customers and manufactures industrial bracketing. The business makes tractor parts and pretty much anything formed out of metal.
The cycle shop has been located in Youngstown for 55 years, with Pratt the owner the past five years. He said the move out of Youngstown to downtown Lisbon was a business opportunity.
“We absolutely fell in love with the building,” he said, adding there’s more room in the shop. “This building and this town is what drew me.”
He’s from Columbiana and said he “loves that small town feeling.”
The shop made the move the last week of August and opened Aug. 29, with lots of traffic attracted during the Johnny Appleseed Festival.
“I think the excitement we’re getting from here, I think it’s going to be good for us,” Pratt said.
The celebration today will begin with a ribbon cutting at 9:45 a.m. by the Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce. The Hogs & Hot Rods Bike & Car Show kicks off at 10 a.m. with four food trucks. Sylvie Jay will open the musical performances at 11 a.m., followed by David Loy & the Ram Rods. The courthouse parking lot will be the place for car lovers and bike enthusiasts to see hot rods and hogs.
The entry fee for car and bike show participants will be $5 per vehicle, with proceeds going towards Youngstown Cycle & Speed’s toy drive for Akron Children’s Hospital, which Pratt said they do every year.
To learn more about the business, visit and follow the continuously updated Facebook and Instagram pages. The business can be reached at 234-241-1689.
Regular business hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, closed Thursday (by appointment) and closed Sunday.