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Old 01-31-22, 03:24 PM
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Are bike swaps back?

Checking the temperature of the regions.....
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Originally Posted by bamboobike4 View Post
Checking the temperature of the regions.....

Not near me...we don’t even have a co-op, though one might be forming as a charity club rather than a true co-op.

But no swap meets in the vicinity.
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That one's in MD, about three hours south of me. Hoping to attend. Velofest in Trexlertown is supposed to return this year, but I have not heard anything yet.
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Madison, WI held their big one earlier this month
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I posted awhile back that there will be one here in Oregon but apparently it is mostly balloon tire domestic stuff. I’ll go anyway because….why not?
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As mentioned Madison was a couple weeks ago. Bike Chicago is the 13th. Novegro is also still on Feb. 11-14.
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An annual Milwaukee swap coming up in mid March. Typically happens in early December but returning nonetheless
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Originally Posted by BFisher View Post
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That one's in MD, about three hours south of me. Hoping to attend. Velofest in Trexlertown is supposed to return this year, but I have not heard anything yet.
I have a spot at this one this year on Feb.13th. A bunch of bikes, parts and goodies for sale. Hope it has a big turnout.
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se mich. this year.

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There's a new one scheduled in Piedmont, AL this year March 26th. There's been scant info out yet.
Piedmont is on the Chief Ladiga Trail, a 95mi rails-to-trails from Weaver, AL connecting with the Silver Comet Trail into Atlanta.

EDIT: the organizer just changed it to Sept 17th (as of 2/02/22)

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Central Indiana has one on 2/12, which raises $ for the Hilly Hundred. Noblesville, just N of Indy.
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Seattle Bike Swap - Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 9:00am to 2:00pm


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Monthly Whittier, CA swapmeet got canceled last month due to covid cases within the church where it's held. Hopefully it returns this month.
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Tucson's swap meet happened late last year, and is scheduled again this year on April 11.
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There's been a little swap in Butler PA that's always on the coldest weekend of the year in January. In spite of a new location, bitter cold and snow, attendance seemed to be up this year. There is one at a campground in Kutztown PA that started in the fall of 2020. That one seems to be growing and everybody has a good time at it. Westminster was a bust last year but there was an ice storm that morning and they had strict covid restrictions in place. We'll see how it goes this year and I'm looking forward to it.
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Seattle Bike Swap - Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 9:00am to 2:00pm


Covid willing and the creek don't rise.

Ugh, as much as I would love to go back; I don't do well in large crowds and the past couple I went to were absolutely packed.

I haven't heard if Tacoma is having theirs, it's usually in May. It way more my pace.
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Central Indiana has one on 2/12, which raises $ for the Hilly Hundred. Noblesville, just N of Indy.

I’ll have a table at this one.
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The Mountain Bike Museum in Fairfax, Marin, California has been my go-to these past few years, always a good turn out and fun to meet a few fellow members of the museum, and of this forum.
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Frankenbike has been having swaps in Austin and Houston Texas. From what I could see there has really not been much there. It would appear that most of us are hanging onto anything we have that is still serviceable so mostly unusable items show up at the swap. The good thing about the swaps is that it brings cyclists together of all ages and that is allot of fun...

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Originally Posted by BFisher View Post
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That one's in MD, about three hours south of me. Hoping to attend. Velofest in Trexlertown is supposed to return this year, but I have not heard anything yet.
Definitely attending, have a table with Poguemahone. Probably taking three bikes to sell, 1955 Royal Enfield 3-speed, 1970 AMF Roadmaster middleweight, and a 1927 Emblem girl's bike.
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Originally Posted by kingsting View Post
There's been a little swap in Butler PA that's always on the coldest weekend of the year in January. In spite of a new location, bitter cold and snow, attendance seemed to be up this year. There is one at a campground in Kutztown PA that started in the fall of 2020. That one seems to be growing and everybody has a good time at it. Westminster was a bust last year but there was an ice storm that morning and they had strict covid restrictions in place. We'll see how it goes this year and I'm looking forward to it.
It's looking hopeful, and masks are mandatory.
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I have been informed swaps at Imola and Reggio Emilia have been cancelled for good.

Last ever Imola swap - https://www.flickr.com/photos/681231...57710890071037

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It's looking hopeful, and masks are mandatory.
Weather is looking good. I have a large spot and will have around 8 or 9 bikes and a couple tables of parts and accessories all priced to sell. I need to clear some space in the bike shop. A couple cool framed pictures also. I'm hoping for a big turnout.
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Weather is looking good. I have a large spot and will have around 8 or 9 bikes and a couple tables of parts and accessories all priced to sell. I need to clear some space in the bike shop. A couple cool framed pictures also. I'm hoping for a big turnout.
Sounds hopeful. I'm going up flush this year, at it's going to be the first meet I'll have attended since rebuilding the garage/shop from the fire. Definitely going looking for inventory restock.
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The CIBA swap meet just N of Indianapolis has sold out of tables and the bike corral.
Saturday should be interesting.

Chicago is happening same day.

Good for the hobby.
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