Perhaps because I have spent such a great part of my life being a bottom feeder--finding such delight in other folks' throw-aways--I found the Trexlertown Swap great fun, and, in addition to meeting my oldest daughter who lives in Philadelphia, a rewarding experience. NR campy cranks came home, Harvey's Torpado found a new home, all of which are unneeded in this house, but what else is a swap meet for but to find things you don't need? I also saw some interesting vintage bikes there: two PX-10's, one, a kind of trashed repaint and the other in pretty good condition for $275; a really nice Windsor track bike; the bronze colored Paramount that I went back to buy but was gone; a kind of neat Woodrup replete with fenders; a low-end Legnano; the Bob Jackson I found interesting with Cinelli-Windsor style lugs with three holes in them, but with a replacement fork; a Raleigh Pro track bike; and, of course, all the other stuff.
I guess like others, I find it fun to talk to all the bike goofs (a group that I proudly put myself into). Putting more faces to names: Roy Drinkwater, Peter Guerds, familiar on the list, but never have met. Others I see again: Harvey, Chris, Wayne, and Larry. I missed seeing Peter and Jill but heard they were there.
And Harvey, in his assessment was right, my daughter, Kristin, did indulge me; I told her she owed me for all the shopping malls she traipsed me through before she could drive.
And an additional delight was the beautiful day, and the drive home to Cleveland through Pennsylvania resplendent in fall colors. A very good time. Thanks to all.
Tom Hayes 18585 Munn Road Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com