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    swap meets?

    Are there ever any bicycle-related swap meets in the DFW area?

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    They had a monthly one near downtown Dallas for a bit, but I think the guy sponsoring it moved or something.

    Only one I know of coming up is this:
    http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/bik/1330821902.html

    "We are having our 13th Annual Vintage Classic Bicycle Swap Meet on Saturday Oct 17th at the Bicycles Inc parking lot. 143 E Harwood.
    The Vintage Bicycle Club of Texas hosts this event.
    Last year was our biggest ever. Bring out whatever you want to sell.
    If you want to push a bike around to sell you can for free but spots are $10. Setup time is 7am and the meet starts at 8am.
    More links and postings will be done as the time closes in. Hope you see you there. "

    As I recall, this is more nearly "antique" bikes, as in old cruisers and stuff, not so much 80's & 90's "vintage" high-end bikes.
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    There as also a cyclocross and swap meet in January; I think it's an annual thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    They had a monthly one near downtown Dallas for a bit, but I think the guy sponsoring it moved or something.

    Only one I know of coming up is this:
    http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/bik/1330821902.html

    "We are having our 13th Annual Vintage Classic Bicycle Swap Meet on Saturday Oct 17th at the Bicycles Inc parking lot. 143 E Harwood.
    The Vintage Bicycle Club of Texas hosts this event.
    Last year was our biggest ever. Bring out whatever you want to sell.
    If you want to push a bike around to sell you can for free but spots are $10. Setup time is 7am and the meet starts at 8am.
    More links and postings will be done as the time closes in. Hope you see you there. "

    As I recall, this is more nearly "antique" bikes, as in old cruisers and stuff, not so much 80's & 90's "vintage" high-end bikes.
    Just a heads-up for those not from around these parts: This is in Hurst.
    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    I went to the one at Bicycles Inc last year. If you are looking for Roadie parts it's very hit and miss and very limited. There were a few guys who had complete bikes, but not many.

    As said above it's mostly antique and cruiser stuff. It's still not a bad way to spend a morning.

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    ill be out there with some road junk :-P but its a fun swap meet
    there was one last year out by the fort worth water treatment area off 35 (im probably wrong , im pretty dumb) they had a cx race at that too
    Yep, it's sad. Local cycling around here does deserve better. But there's always that "not invented here in Texas" inbreed attitude to deal with as well which stops progress.

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    There's been a very good swap meet in January or February the last two years. They held it in Ft Worth. Dunno if it's still on for next year, but I got/got rid of a ton of good gear there.

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    truman i think thats the one with the cx race ? i wish i could find some info on it it was a really good swap
    Yep, it's sad. Local cycling around here does deserve better. But there's always that "not invented here in Texas" inbreed attitude to deal with as well which stops progress.

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    I'll be at the vintage swap in Hurst this Saturday in search of a touring worthy frame with lots of chrome! There was a Fuji America that I missed on CL not long ago..Maybe that sucker will be there.

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    yeah i live right down the road from there , going to load up my bob with hardware and hault it up there got a trek 613 frame and a lot of other road stuff
    Yep, it's sad. Local cycling around here does deserve better. But there's always that "not invented here in Texas" inbreed attitude to deal with as well which stops progress.

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    Consider this a "bump" for the swap meet in Hurst:

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/mdf/bik/1421784352.html
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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