KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
8:07 PM CST, January 15, 2013
Forty years’ worth of pictures. But just a few of them are the only ones people are talking about lately.
"Lance Armstrong is still my idol for cycling, when I did go out and do it competitively as a kid,” Patrick Scanga said.
He works at his family-owned business, “Bicycle X-Change Shops.” Mixed-in with the posters, memorabilia, and new bikes… you'll find Lance Armstrong's impact.
"A lot of people come in here and ask why are these bikes still here? Well, they're not for sale,” Scanga said.
The two Treks are similar to the bikes Armstrong rode in the Tour. While you can't buy these bikes, Scanga wonders if Armstrong's name will sell like it used to.
"Do I expect customers to come in here and separate themselves from Lance Armstrong? No,” Scanga said.
Regardless of Armstrong's admission, Scanga says Armstrong should be remembered for his work with the cancer support organization--the Livestrong Foundation. And, bringing competitive cycling to the front of the pack in America.
"At the end of the day, what he did for cycling is huge,” Scanga said.
That's why Armstrong’s pictures, posters, and bikes will remain on display. And Scanga will keep his autographed picture.
"Yes, I'm going to personally keep [it]. I'm going to have it forever. And I'm not ashamed of it or anything like that when it comes to cheating,” Scanga said.
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