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    Evil Genius capsicum's Avatar
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    I went to the seattle bike expo/swap meet

    Yep I went to the expo Saturday and the Swap meet sunday and all but one bit was good. The bad bit you ask well someone swiped my swag bag while I was on a test ride so I had to go around and get new brochures for key things.

    I signed up for the STP at the expo and sampled a number of fancy new over priced, even with the special expo price, sports drink mixes. They had a bike test ride area too I tried the Specialized roubaix pro(?, dura ace at any rate), s-works tarmac, and stumpjumper expert I thought the tarmac was much nicer and more stable than the roubaix and the stumpjumper far superior to my 13y.o. hardtail. Also I don't really care for the carbon bike feel or sound (not sure which)

    The swap was great like ebay but you get to inspect everything, ask questions, and avoid shipping charges.
    I got a large(120 C.I.) seat wedge bag for $2, a nearly new ultegra 600 rear derailer for $5, a new 39t chain ring for $5, a good seamless 27" x 1-1/4 inner tube for $1.50(new), an apparently unused seven speed Sunrace freewheel(13-28) for $3, Shimano RX100 cranks 165mm (with new 42t/53t wheels)(part number FC A551) for $18, and campy clamp-on downtube shifters for $15(good condition and the only clamp-ons in the place) to replace those stupid stem shifters(my knees shift gears on hills).

    I wanted a set of 175 cranks as well but all I found were 175 left sides(???) as I want to see just what I like length wise. Also I found no crank brothers eggbeater family pedals exept for a platform set that weighed a couple of pounds. Lots of look, spd, and some time though. A lot of nice frames as well but that's not in my deck right now. There were a ton of ridged MTB and some road forks for $5 but I couldn't recall my MTB's steer tube length
    "Data is not the plural form of annecdote."
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    Sore saddle cyclist Shifty's Avatar
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    Damn, I missed it again. Missed last year too. If I ask real nice maybe some one might post the date for next years in time to get train tickets. Sorry to hear about the rip-off, glad you got some stuff.
    Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas

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    Sounds nice! I was going to go, but I didn't want to spend the $7 to get in (yes, I'm that cheap). Next year I will, though.

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    I went skiing for two days on Mount Rainier instead. Inside, crowds, and commerce, not my thing for weekend recreation.

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    Sore saddle cyclist Shifty's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bekologist
    I went skiing for two days on Mount Rainier instead. Inside, crowds, and commerce, not my thing for weekend recreation.
    OOOOH, good choice, get some tele turns in did ya? How's the snow? I was at Mt Bachelor saturday, I think have of Seattle was there too, we had fun.
    Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas

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    i went to the swap meet, but not the expo

    got myself a new carbon fork, with small mini shocks. lovin it, 60 bucks, and already installed it


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    Center of the Universe ngateguy's Avatar
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    I worked thew show Saturday and Sunday for CBC that way I got in free. Got some great deals. A bell helmet for $15, cannondale arm warmers for $10. Saw Bob Role saturday. met a bunch of great people. And I signed up for the RSVP (Ride Seattle to Vancouver BC and Party) no STP this year.
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