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Old 02-02-11, 03:33 PM   #1
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Copake Bicycle Auction

Think I might try to get to this. It's over near my daughter's place and looks like a lot of fun. (scroll down for bike auction)
http://www.copakeauction.com/index.html
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Old 02-02-11, 04:36 PM   #2
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I'll have to look through this year's catalog once they post it. Just browsed last year's sales, and there were some pretty good deals, and many in my size! A bicentennial Varsity sold for $25, confirming disbelief many of us have when sellers seek big bucks for one. But an Alenax, estimated at $100-$150 sold for $400! Whodathunkit?
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I went several years back for the swap the day before the auction. It was disappointing. Too much over-priced vintage road bike goods, and too much vintage ballooner-bike goods for me.

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I went several years back for the swap the day before the auction. It was disappointing. Too much over-priced vintage road bike goods, and too much vintage ballooner-bike goods for me.

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Look through last year's auction catalog; some pretty nice lightweight stuff.
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i've never been to an auction, but I definitely saw some interesting stuff in last years catalog. A Durkopp lightweight for one that really caught my fancy.

I'd consider a trip to check it out.
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i've never been to an auction, but I definitely saw some interesting stuff in last years catalog. A Durkopp lightweight for one that really caught my fancy.

I'd consider a trip to check it out.
Yeah, a '38 Durkopp with wood rims sold for $900. The auction estimate was $2000-$2500.


And a '48 Galletti with Cambio Corsa sold for $1100. And a '37 Hetchins for $900. A '45 Drysdale for $400. Raleigh International for $300. And lots of others, most in 23"-24", my size! Lots of saftey bikes and penny farthings, too. And some very cool lamps and bells.
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I like the Dr Seuss looking bike with three wheels but I can't see paying 14K for Fixie

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I've been to the swap for the past few years and I've always enjoyed it. I always come home with a few goodies

I'm thrilled that it's under an hour away for me. I don't know if I would be pumped up to drive more than that since it does seem to cater mostly to balloon vendors.
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I like the Dr Seuss looking bike with three wheels but I can't see paying 14K for Fixie
That's a Rex Cycle, very rare and sought after amoung collectors of early Safteys.

I'm planning on going to the Swap and preview the auction on Friday.
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