Big Man Riding...
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Westminster, CO
Bikes: '07 Fuji Roubaix RC, '04 Kona Hoss, '95 Cannondale RT2000 Tandem
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Veloswap was awesome! It was my first time going so I had no idea what to expect - there were many thousands of people! I got there when the doors opened and several booths were like a feeding frenzy. I understood why after learning that most things there were anywhere from 25-75% off! An example: I got 2 pairs of Pearl Izumi Microsensor bib shorts - normally $140 each - for a total of $150! I was tempted to get a pair of prescription sunglasses - marked down about 45% - but even with that my wallet begged for mercy! lol
Anyway, for those considering going to the Chicago or San Francisco Swaps, it's most definitely worth the cost of admission. Especially if you're actually looking for something - deals can be made!
Here are a few shots - the lighting wasn't the best so some of the pics are a bit fuzzy - but it gives you the idea:
One of the many, many swap booths.
Row after row looked like this. It was somtimes tough to make your way through the crowds, go with a little patience.
Some booths were better organized than others - but if you were willing to dig, bargains could most definitely be found!