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    Is there any Chicagoland Bike Swap coming up?

    I need parts for my winter bike project.
    "Cycling is for pleasure not penance"

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    It is held in Jan every year.

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    ' can't wait. I'll just go Ebay.
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    http://chicagowinterbikeswap.com/

    I am thinking of heading here to look for a touring/long commute bike. Does anyone have experience in attending in past years?

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    Alright!

    I acquired another frame to build, so I'll be there for sure.
    ' counting the days to break the piggy bank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bibliorun View Post
    http://chicagowinterbikeswap.com/

    I am thinking of heading here to look for a touring/long commute bike. Does anyone have experience in attending in past years?
    I haven't been to this one, but I attended the one held in Chicago last year. I left very satisfied with what I bought. I am sure it's just as good or maybe better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bibliorun View Post
    http://chicagowinterbikeswap.com/

    I am thinking of heading here to look for a touring/long commute bike. Does anyone have experience in attending in past years?
    Yes. I usually have a booth/tent. You will find something you are interested in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibliorun View Post
    http://chicagowinterbikeswap.com/

    I am thinking of heading here to look for a touring/long commute bike. Does anyone have experience in attending in past years?
    It's a good show with plenty to look at. I always leave with more than I expected to.

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    Another one in March.

    http://chicagobikeswap.org/
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    how is the chicago bike swap? was gonna go this past weekend but i went snowshoeing instead.. I've been to a local area camera swap and it was a total waste of admission fee and time.. poor selection, and high asking price. I figured it's just the nature of a swap meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogman View Post
    how is the chicago bike swap? was gonna go this past weekend but i went snowshoeing instead.. I've been to a local area camera swap and it was a total waste of admission fee and time.. poor selection, and high asking price. I figured it's just the nature of a swap meet.
    Pretty happy with what I hauled, except for the broken front derailleur I picked up. I should have inspected it before putting it in my bag. But I am only down $10.

    9 speed barend shifters for $15, Tiagra front and rear Derailluer for $20 (almost new), Topeak Dynapak for $25, bottle cages for .50 cents......
    All in all I spent $125 and I got lots of stuff's. Most I need, some I don't, but they are nice to have....I think.


    I am looking forward now for the one in March.
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    Totally forgot about this. Putting the March one on my Calendar.
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