Owned by V.J. Chappuis, this is one of the oldest bicycle stores in the St. Louis area, started in 1933. Meramec sells Schwinn and Raleigh bikes and does a good repair business. The store is exceptionally large and the owner has equipped himself with a spray room and a very extensive repair shop in the rear. Mr. Chappuis owns the building and rents the upper floors. History South Side Cyclery The Roots of South Side Cyclery were planted about 1932-33 when young Velmo "Chap" Chappuis and a friend opened a small bicycle shop on Grand and Meramec in South St. Louis.