[Classicrendezvous] Trexlertown report

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Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2000 08:10:09 -0400
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Harvey M Sachs" <sachs@erols.com>
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] Trexlertown report

Well, about 10 of us showed up. Prizes for distance to Tom Hayes (Cleveland, but East of town, so deduct 20 mi.) and Peter Naiman (Boston). Tom brought his lovely daughter Kristen, who seemed amused by our passion for the bikes; and Peter brought his lovely wife JoAnne, who tolerates us well :-). Kristen took The Picture, and, if it didn't break the camera I'll send to Dale to post in a couple of weeks.

Trexlertown had about 40 commercial vendors, and probably 60 or so private individuals. It is mostly racing stuff, with a strong undertow of mountain. As usual, the dealers are clearing the slow-moving stuff, and the individuals can be divided into garage-cleaners and those who want to raise $$ for the next bike purchase.

Best I saw were a 70s Paramount in deep gold (went for $600), and a Bob Jackson with Hetchins-type baroque lugwork, chromed lugs, don't know what it went for. Best sleeper: early 80s (?) Stinsman tandem, asking $600 but would have taken less.\

I finally got my Sachs (no relation) Gruppo, almost mint, and too much other "bottom-feeding" junque like More Campy Record front shifters. Will post a list of stuff I shouldn't have bought in a couple of days.

Thanks, Tom Hayes, for wanting my Torpado and trading the Eldi stand for it. The stand makes my basement shop look 30 years older, all by itself.

Harvey