Re: [CR]Trexlertown Swap Reprot

Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck
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Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2003 15:01:52 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Trexlertown Swap Reprot

In a message dated 10/5/2003 6:55:17 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes: Maasland had some astounding examples of track bikes from the thirties through the sixties. Other bikes of interrest for this group were the following: a nice Roberts touring bike, a very good example of a Windsor Pro, a Marononi track bike, a curved seattube Paramount, a Batavus track bike (I never could find the seller of this to discover how much he wanted for it), Sam had a neat fifties or sixties Frejus chome track frame (that might also have been at last year's Cirque), a member picked a beautiful example of Raleigh Pro from the seventies, and others that I have now forgotten. There was also, I thought, certainly enough vintage parts to keep me wandering around until almost the end.

All in all, a very worthwhile trip for me.


Tom Hayes Chagrin Falls, Ohio Tom Good report Sorry about the weather, too. I think I am a bit to blame. At 4:15 when I was about tho leave, it started gettin foul. I reached into the van and jettisoned the portable solar oven I was going to use to bake a couple of potatoes and heat my macaroni. I thought at the moment I was being pessimistic and that there'd be a payback. I should have been more positive!

The Batavus track bike owner was seen by one of my employees (John Davis, who had a shop in the DC area in the early 80's and had an appreciation before startuing to work for us)

He said the guy was a bit less than chalant about selling it and could not get a price.

I was happy to see John Schubert, a walking encyclopedia and one of the nation's greatest bicycle journalists. He's got some great historical insights and Harvey and I are looking to get him to Cirque as a speaker. He traveled to our 10th anniversary of the Mt Airy shop and spoke a few years ago.

Thanks to all who made the event tolerable in light of the lack of light.

I missed Jill and Karen, who make up about 40% of their group on our list.

Jill had a charity ride to wrench and I forgot what happened to Karen, probably skirmishing with her muskets or scaring her pet snakes playing with bikes and rifles.

See y'all at the next one.

Larry Black
Mt Airy, Md