Re: [CR] Was this weekend's T-Town kinda light?

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Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 05:44:47 -0400
From: "Michael Schmidt" <mdschmidt56@verizon.net>
To: <shrew13@yahoo.com>, Classics Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Thread-topic: [CR] Was this weekend's T-Town kinda light?
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Subject: Re: [CR] Was this weekend's T-Town kinda light?


Kurt,

The Spring swap tends to be lighter than the fall swap. With the rain earlier in the day and the forecast for bad weather which never did pan out, some people may have chosen not to attend. Yes, the economy may also have contributed to lighter attendence as well. T-town is still one of the better northeast swaps though and the fall swap is the main event. A few years back, the track tried to do a summer swap with poor results.

Mike Schmidt Millington, NJ USA

On 5/12/09 9:32 PM, "Kurt Henry" <shrew13@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> Having moved to PA almost two years ago, I made my first pilgrimage to T-Town
> for the swap last weekend. My first impression was that the facility itself
> was NICE. I plan to go back soon and watch some track racing very soon.
>
> But I was...underwhelmed... at the volume of people selling and the overall
> quality of the stuff sold. Don't get me wrong, there were a few bikes there
> that were lovely. I don't know enough about Colnagos to know if that
> Speciallisima (sp?) on the front stretch was on-topic or not, but it sure was
> pretty! But for the most part there was just not a lot there that made my
> heart go pitter-pat. I was hoping to find an older frame, maybe something
> English, that I could start poking at as a project. No dice.
>
> I'd be curious to hear from those who have been around the area for a while.
> Did I just happen to pick a bad day to go? Or is there another swap meet I
> should hit instead? I went to a couple of Cirques when I was in the NC area,
> so that one goes without saying. But are there other swap meets I should know
> about?
>
> All the best!
> Kurt Henry
> Lancaster, PA