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Since we’ve been in every element of the bicycle business for over seventy years we are confident our Emory clientele appreciates the quality, durability and pride of ownership they have come to expect from one of the only true American made bicycle factories left in existence.
Our newest iterations have melded tradition and modern technology into the Best Coastal Bicycle you can buy!
The Emory Difference
Left to Right: Seabrook Smith, Clayton Smith, Stephen Boss
After five years at Jacksonville University and a stint in the Army as an Intelligence officer, Clayton Emory Smith II followed in his father’s bicycle footsteps. In 1976 he and his father started Emory Manufacturing Company to replace the Industrial bicycles they had been selling as distributors for Arnold Schwinn and Company; after twenty years Schwinn elected to decouple from all their old distributors. Clayton and Willard Sales being one of twenty or more. Bringing tooling from Rollfast in upstate N.Y. Smith began production and shortly turned the Industrial bikes into the first cruiser bicycles; later, Emory would make the last Western Flyer nostalgia bikes. Sadly production ended in 2000 as all bike manufacturing left for China and Smith’s parts supply chain dried up. Since 2010 Smith has designed the “new” Emory line of retro coastal cruisers; together with most all of the parts. Full production commences in 2021
As a two year old he became the only Smith to ride a bike without training wheels before three. The tradition was by three, like his father, but Seabrook was destined to be better. A true Emory bicycle heir.
Seabrook has attended every bike show like the North American Hand Made Show (NAHBS) and every One Spark in Jacksonville except the first. He has personally hawked our bikes since he was a kid and made loads of friends along the way. His bio in his own words:
Seabrook Emory Smith; born into the emory Bicycle family. An Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow with the Boy Scouts of America, attended University with many years of hands on manufacturing business experience.
Meet Stephen with a “P.” Stephen told me why he has a P in his name and it’s a good story should you ever have the honor of meeting him in person he will instantly come across as one of the most engaging and dedicated men you’ll ever meet. Yes, he is dedicated to bicycles in general and Emory bicycles in particular.
I had no idea that he had been collecting Emory bikes from all over the country for years when he came into the shop one day and was the most fired up person I think I’ve ever met; wanted to ride an Emory bike down the coast of Florida. That was many years ago and Stephen, a master printer by trade, has been with us every step of the way since we first met. He’s a family man with daughters and new son so I’ve been able to disabuse him of that epic journey for a while, besides if we are going to get bikes out on time we need him here. His ability with tools or selling Emory’s is second to none and he has headed up many successful projects with his sidekick Seabrook. Together they make a formidable team.
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