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Old 03-09-18, 10:15 AM
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Thanks for working on this @jetboy!

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OK: UPDATE! EDIT at Doyle Hollis Park, EMERYVILLE 94608

We got the space reserved, but not for the 1st or the 29th: Sorry: you know how it goes with various scheduling.

It is officially reserved for SUNDAY APRIL 22nd (Earth Day).

A few things:

1. It cost us about ~200$ to "rent" the space.. most of that is insurance. Ideas for helping generate some cash to offset those costs would be appreciated. We do not want to charge high vendor fees or anything (though perhaps a small fee would be helpful- let us know what you think). but also thinking about having some repair stations, some fit stations, maybe some general help workshop areas and ask for donations. This would also help get more general public interest in coming.

2. We are considering call it a "swap and show" (or show and swap) so that people who understand what a swap is, will get the idea, but others who are less deep in the bike culture will still feel like they can come and there is something for them. Basically have various bikes on display with small placards with the name, history of the bike, etc. and perhaps have a voting system for choosing the "peoples choice" award etc. this combined with the help stations might help drive up interest and get more people on their bikes!

3. We would need your help networking out to get enough people interested in buying and selling- and suggestions for the best way to advertise. as this would be new- it takes a bit to generate buzz and get people showing up. and I am not a marketing person!

We are working on a flyer now that the space is reserved and hopefully will have that done by the end of the week.

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Twenty vendors at $10 a spot? Pretty cheap I say. If someone could make a flyer we could copy to post at local bike haunts and self advertising on CL, it should work.
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Old 03-21-18, 11:38 PM
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Where is this being held? I'd love to come!
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If i get the bandwidth to participate I have no problem with a fee to offset the overhead. No reason you guys have to take a loss for your good deed!
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Old 03-22-18, 08:32 AM
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Where is this being held? I'd love to come!
sorry, i edited it to include the place! now that its a few pages back: Doyle Hollis park, emeryville 94608
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Old 03-22-18, 09:17 AM
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I know it's far, but have you checked out Davis? They have an event where all the bikes left on campus over the campus are sold for super cheap.
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Originally Posted by four20blackbird View Post
I know it's far, but have you checked out Davis? They have an event where all the bikes left on campus over the campus are svold for super cheap.
The idea is to have a central bay area spot to include both north and south bay.
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Old 03-22-18, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
The idea is to have a central bay area spot to include both north and south bay.
and east and west bay. (Sf people love it when I call them west bay). once the flyer gets done ill post a new thread with it.
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ok, official flyer! its on!

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Ah, rats. I'm out then, I'll be riding the SFR Hopland 400k that weekend. Hope y'all have fun, though!
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Ah, rats. I'm out then, I'll be riding the SFR Hopland 400k that weekend. Hope y'all have fun, though!
thanks! yeah it was tough to find a weekend open- more info now available via the inter-web!

sign up to be a vendor below:

https://www.colorwheelbicycle.com/events/
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Old 03-28-18, 09:34 AM
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I have posted the event info to the Classic Rendezvous list and signed up as a vendor. A bargain at $10 even if I don't sell anything, but only if the rest of you show up to keep me company!
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Old 03-28-18, 10:15 AM
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I have posted the event info to the Classic Rendezvous list and signed up as a vendor. A bargain at $10 even if I don't sell anything, but only if the rest of you show up to keep me company!
Brent
Thanks Brent. I need to check in on how many people have signed up. Any other ideas of where to post? We are making some physical flyers today, but it seems like digital is the way to go. I don't use facepage, so not sure if there is anything there that might be good.
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Craigs, just some examples...
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik...530914799.html
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik...545089772.html
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bdp...524713471.html
Haven't called yet, but does he need money up front for spots?
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Unfortunately, that's the last day of the Sea Otter in Monterey so we will be traveling back home and will miss the swap meet
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Old 03-28-18, 09:37 PM
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thanks. no need for money up front. they already payed for the use, so the $10 is just to help offset those costs- fine to just bring it on the day of as there won't be assigned stalls. its just a field (so a tarp or something might be good to bring). and any shade tents..

i am gonna bring some plastic folding tables but only have around 4
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https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/6547748936.html
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nice! good news they confirmed the taco truck! good honest food at a good price.
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Posted a flyer at The Pedaler in El Sobrante. Talked to Jeff, the owner, and he says he gets customers all the time looking for vintage parts. Also posted on the Nextdoor app. Went down and payed for two spots. Any one coming with a few things is welcome to share my extra space. Looks right now that I'll have 4 bikes and I'm thinking about selling my Frejus project.
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Posted a flyer at The Pedaler in El Sobrante. Talked to Jeff, the owner, and he says he gets customers all the time looking for vintage parts. Also posted on the Nextdoor app. Went down and payed for two spots. Any one coming with a few things is welcome to share my extra space. Looks right now that I'll have 4 bikes and I'm thinking about selling my Frejus project.
Great! I went on a flyer run up san pablo but ran out by the time i got to Tokyo fish. they went south and hit west oakland. still have not gone into central berkeley much. maybe try and hit that this weekend if I get a chance.

I am planning to have 2 good bikes for sale, and then a pile of cheap or free stuff. i shoudl have waited as i sold like 4 bikes last month. but actually- taxes have not been kind so I sort of needed the money.

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Going through my pile, just wondering if anybody is looking for something specific?
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Looking like perfect weather for a sale. Thanks again @jetboy for organizing. Any insider tips for loading/ parking? I will have some good "rider" frames and components for sale.

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Looking like perfect weather for a sale. Thanks again @jetboy for organizing. Any insider tips for loading/ parking? I will have some good "rider" frames and components for sale.

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parking is super easy there. the park is just a rectangular city block with parking on all sides - its full on weekdays due to the workers (lots of companies in emeryville) but on sunday its wide open.

Ill be there setting up as well! I don't actually have all that much stuff but a few small things id like to trade or sell. Hopefully we get a decent turn out. its always tough to know for any event, even more when its the first time doing it.
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