Man refurbishing bikes for cancer research after twin brother dies

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- If you're in the market for a new bike, consider a used one from GMF Bicycle Shop near 16th Street and Bethany Home Road in Phoenix.

These bikes have a special story.

Opening up a bike shop had always been a dream for David Claffey and his twin brother, Kyle. When Kyle was diagnosed with cancer, they became determined to make that dream a reality.
    
"Had the opportunity to open up the bike shop here and that's what he decided to do back in December of last year and then he passed away about a month before we actually opened," Claffey said.

When Kyle died, there was only a folding table and some tools inside the shop. Now, it's a fully operational bike shop.

"Wasn't expecting so many people wanting to help out and it just shows that there are a lot of people out there on our team and wanted to help us out as a bike shop," Claffey said.  

He refurbishes old bikes and gives them a second life for kids and adults to enjoy once again. He sells them at an affordable price before donating a portion of it.

"Part of our sales will go over to help provide funding for Barrow Neurological Institute for their cancer research center," Claffey said.

You could get a pretty good deal on these bikes with black Friday prices starting this Friday and running throughout the weekend. They open at 9 a.m.

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