RE: [CR]Westminster MD swap 2/3


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From: "Bingham, Wayne R." <WBINGHAM@imf.org>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: RE: [CR]Westminster MD swap 2/3
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 13:17:46 -0500


Amanda wrote -
>>>>We've never gone to this one before, and are planning to go this year. What kind of event is this -- big? small? all vintage lightwight? balloons? etc? Glad for any input !!<<<<

Amanda and all -

The Westminster swap is what I'd describe as small-to-medium size, compared to T-Town (big), and Velo-Swap (imagining, haven't made it there yet - really big). Cirque (just the swap component) has grown to medium, so it's now similar in size Westminster (which may still be a little bigger, but less "focused"). Westminster is all swap, nothing else, except for the Larry B Lounge, which is sort of a museum/display/hospitality/gathering place. I assume he's doing it again this year (Larry?). The event usually has a little bit of everything, tho' not much balloon stuff. Mostly current road and MTB, with enough vintage lightweight to make it interesting. The vintage stuff seems to be increasing, with significantly more last year than in previous years. There's usually a guy there with some track stuff, and there's the usual shop and rep displays full of shoes, helmets and such. Usually some good clothing deals as well. Prices are generally pretty good. Remember, it's February!

There are some pics from previous years on the CR site:

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Events/Westmstr_main.htm

Generally a good Winter bike-fix. I'll be there with a table again this year (and hopefully a camera), so please stop by.

Here's the sponsor's site for more info:

http://www.rpmcycling.com and follow the links.

Wayne "swap-junkie" Bingham
Falls Church, VA