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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)
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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.

    Neal

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    Quote Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
    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.

    Neal
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox View Post
    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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