Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Boston Burbs
Bikes: Diamondback Sorrento, 1978(ish) Peugeot PRN10e
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Any one know of a Boston /NH swap meet any time soon?
Ive actually never been to one. I think that's what I need. I want to find the parts that I neeed to put my old UO-8 back in service. I'm not even sure what I need.
Up until recently I had two, wonderful "go-to" guys who had vast stores of old parts tha could fix any thing tha needed it. Sadly, one guy passed away and the other gave up his business. There are a few other "small" local shoes that have popped up, but I am dubious that they would have strange, old part just laying around in the same way that guys would who have been doing it since the 70s-80s.
I know that there are plenty of places closer to the City but, they scare me* and I'd rather not drive into town if I can help it.
* I'm not a very outgoing person to begin with and being a "nooB' or "outsider" walking into a place full of "pros" and "regulars" makes me a little anxious. I also have a job that forces me to drive in and out of Boston several times a day so going into Boston when I don't have to has all of the appeal of having a tooth extracted with a hammer.
"I'm built like a marine mammal. I love the cold! "-Cosmoline
"MTBing is cheap compared to any motorsport I've done. It's very expensive compared to jogging."-ColinL
1999-ish Diamondback Sorrento (I'm not Dead Yet! I feal happy. I think I'll go for a walk!)
1980ish Raleigh Marathon (Vintage Steel)
2007 Gary Fisher Advance (giving the Sorrento a break)
2006 Trek 820 (Captain Amazing)
2010 Specialized Tricross (Back in Black)
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