Bikes in NYC flea markets
Yesterday I stopped by the Chelsea bike shop on my way walking home across town and I came across a flea market in a parking lot, I think it was the same street, west 26th? Anyway, I thought I'd see if they had any old bikes for sale and turns out they had a few really nice bikes WAY in the bike almost in an alley (you wouldn't see it unless you took the time to weave through all the tents), there was a older canondale and some single speed bike and a few other newer really nice looking bikes. It felt kinda shady and I wonder what's the chance that these are hot? Probably pretty good right? On my way out I also saw a really nice looking rim hiding under a cover, I thought that was REALLY shady, I mean who covers up a bike at a flea market?
Anyway, maybe it's a good spot to look for your stolen bike, or maybe a good place to find a deal. Not sure but I don't think I'd feel good with myself for buying one there, unless maybe it was just some junker (which is what I was looking for in the first place).