Re: [CR]Report on Atlanta Bike Show.

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From: "First Flight Bicycles" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Report on Atlanta Bike Show.
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 20:53:22 -0500

Hey guys, I have attended this show for 6 of the 11 years and it has always been focused on the balloon tire and Stingray stuff. The swap meets are always tough to organize and finance. We will have our third event this September 21 (details on our web site) and I know it is a break even at best. The shows depend on the participants. If everyone wants to see lightweight stuff, bring it!!!! I offered to bring anything from our web site and deliver it to Atlanta. Not a single person took us up on the offer. Since there appeared to be no interest in the lightweight parts, I brought balloon/Stingray stuff.

These events are what you make them. Jeff Archer First Flight Bicycles 216 S. Center St. Statesville, NC 28677 704.878.9683 Always looking for vintage mountain bikes/parts/literature

----- Original Message -----
From: "Louis Schulman"
Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2003 8:05 PM
Subject: [CR]Report on Atlanta Bike Show.

> We travelled from Tampa to Atlanta and back this weekend for the
> Atlanta show (8 hrs each way). Here is the report.
> First, let me express only admiration for the sponsors of the show. It
> is a lot of thankless work. It is little wonder few are willing to
> undertake such a venture.
> Nonetheless, the show was a disappointment. Basically, it was a bunch
> of ballon-tired bikes and Sting-rays in a small room, with some
> displayed outside. I suppose, if you are into that kind of stuff,
> there was a good selection.
> The promised "lightweight section" was evidently to be a group of
> bicycles donated to the club. These did not arrive for the Saturday
> evening "preview", but I was told they would be there on Sunday
> morning. We were at the opening on Sunday morning, and stuck around
> for a while, but the lightweights didn't arrive. Probably, they
> arrived sometime after we left, but we had a long drive to make, and
> couldn't wait.
> Otherwise, there was a Colnago with gold trim, and a repainted Minton,
> and a few lightweight parts. But nothing worth the drive.
> Well, traffic was terrible, and the show disappointing. Hey, but it
> was a nice weekend for a drive.
> Louis Schulman
> Tampa, Florida