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Old 02-10-20, 10:49 PM
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Wow, Con Dentes!!!
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Old 02-11-20, 05:23 AM
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I saw that Gitane Tandem. Would have to have ridden it home, though, no way it was fitting in my car...
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Old 02-11-20, 12:55 PM
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Yes it sure was. It did sell and thatís one I hope I donít regret selling. I did a full rebuild on that one and it turned out pretty well. Hope the buyer enjoys it.
Whole bike or just the frame?
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Old 02-11-20, 01:01 PM
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I had a good time, and got a modest haul of useful stuff for cheap. You can't beat $2-$5 Vittoria Corsa/Open tires that look like new take-offs.

But the guys I rode up with did even better. All were worked-in-bike-shops-in-the-70's types, and they spotted fab deals I would have missed. Like a Schwinn Voyageur in decent shape for $30 - with Campy con dente Pista pedals (what?!), and two U08s for $10@ with all sorts of Suntour/Stronglight upgrades. The piece-de-resistance was a ~1979 Gitane Tandem with TA cranks, Campy pedals/headset, Phil hubs, two nice Brooks seats, Cyclone RD in ready to ride condition for $250. It was quite the Tetris puzzle fitting all into the van.
So next year I'm either gonna roll up with your or at least make sure that I'm ahead of you in line!

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I had a great show. Bike geeks everywhere! Sold 4 out of the six bikes I took with me to sell and a bunch of small parts. I had more fun chatting with all the people that came by my set up and it was great to make a little money at the same time. I always make sure I have full disclosure about any issues with bikes that I sell. I sleep better at night because of that.
For instance I had a decent Benotto for sale, but the seat post was stuck. I sold it at a great discount and the buyer was perfectly fine with it. I was kind of sad selling a few of them, but made room for some new ones in the stable .
Were you selling the blue/white Schwinn Tempo? I think I remember seeing that bike at last year's swap if I'm not mistaken. It was awful tempting...if you didn't sell it and it's there next year then three times may be the charm. I'll at least stop by to say hi next time!
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Old 02-11-20, 01:57 PM
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I saw the tandem and the guy told me, "Make me an offer," and I replied that I'd had one like it and sold it. Saw many of the other bikes mentioned in this thread so far but had no interest in them beyond the academic. I was searching for an '80s tourer and saw only a too-small Univega Specialissima and a ditto Trek 620.
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Old 02-11-20, 07:07 PM
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Whole bike or just the frame?
It was complete and ready to ride. Full Campy and freshly rebuilt.
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Old 02-11-20, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by TrboDieselPwrd View Post
So next year I'm either gonna roll up with your or at least make sure that I'm ahead of you in line!



Were you selling the blue/white Schwinn Tempo? I think I remember seeing that bike at last year's swap if I'm not mistaken. It was awful tempting...if you didn't sell it and it's there next year then three times may be the charm. I'll at least stop by to say hi next time!
Yes, that was my Tempo also. This was the first year there for that one. It didnít sell, but thatís ok.
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Old 02-11-20, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
I saw the tandem and the guy told me, "Make me an offer," and I replied that I'd had one like it and sold it. Saw many of the other bikes mentioned in this thread so far but had no interest in them beyond the academic. I was searching for an '80s tourer and saw only a too-small Univega Specialissima and a ditto Trek 620.
I had this Specialissima there, but I had several people tell me it was too tall. Brought this home also, but I was on the fence to sell it anyways.
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Old 02-12-20, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by brandenjs View Post
It was complete and ready to ride. Full Campy and freshly rebuilt.
Ooof...I would have been all over that.
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