[CR]T-town Swapmeet

Example: Framebuilders:Chris Pauley

Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2004 19:13:04 -0400
To: classic list <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "Roy H. Drinkwater" <roydrink@ptd.net>
Subject: [CR]T-town Swapmeet

Tom Hayes, Jamie Swan and Tom Adams all checked in, so it's my turn. As always the weather & the selections are variables, the people are always great! Tom Hayes scored a Frejus track bike on ebay that was from Lititz (too big for me). I picked it up from the seller in July and brought it to the Velodrome so Tom could pick it up. The collectors and the messengers all dug it and I had to put a "not for sale" sign on it.

Having a table, I made the rounds before the gate opened, and snagged a few items on my "must buy list". Then I sat around and sold some odds and ends (3 odds, 1 end), and said hi to people. Several were mentioned already, and some lurkers introduced themselves.

My ibob buddy was groaning about how he hadn't found anything, so I took him over a row and showed him some Blackburn racks. At the same time I found a NOS in the box set of Lyotard Berthet pedals in English threading for $10. Score of the Day! I also found a good Look adjustable stem for $60 from the top female rider at the velodrome.

Janet came and scored shoes, a messenger bag (!) and Talih's set of postcards.

There was also some overflow from the other swap meet that takes place at the firehouse next door. It's 'classic bikes' from the 30's through 60's, sting-rays, middleweights, etc. Usually it's the weekend before, but it was postponed to the same weekend this year.

Roy "whatta want for that?" Drinkwater Lititz, PA