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Old 01-20-19, 04:01 PM
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Chicago Winter Bike Swap 2019

It is on Feb. 10, 2019 at Harper College.

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Old 01-20-19, 04:51 PM
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Thanks. Will see if I can make it.
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Old 01-20-19, 11:07 PM
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Anyone know how it might compare to Brazen Dropouts?
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Chicago compared to Madison: Twice as expensive and half as big. Not worth it for me.
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And it's in Palatine.
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I went once and came away with an unusual bike (Romet - Polish, I believe) I parted out. That netted me a first gen SR rear derailleur (and a few other parts I still have) which landed on my Redcay. So, that one trip for me was worthwhile. Of course, that was probably three or four years ago. They aren't still making vintage bikes and parts, so I'm sure the pickings get slimmer each year. Still, it takes one's mind off the cold and snow for a few hours.
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Not as big but I always manage to find some interesting vintage and it gets me out of the house.
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Definitely not going as a vendor ($95/table), but may go to shop, as it can be there in a little over 3 hours. I may add up the tolls/time and see if it's worth a shot.

Right now, with Central Indiana's at 11.25/table, that's on my radar, scoped down in range for better clarity.
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You can get a 6' table at Palatine for $65
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I always find good deals on stuff at Harper. There isnt always a good selection of vintage. I thought about getting a table to sell there. i have in the past. Its getting harder to sell stuff there. Everyone wants **** for free.. lol

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Bump- swap is next Sunday.
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Bump- swap is next Sunday.
Snow cat, snowmoble or ATV to get there?
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Snow cat, snowmoble or ATV to get there?
A team of dog sled will do
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A team of dog sled will do
That's so last week.

This weekend it'll either be a boat or a dune buggy.
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Agree on the boat/dune buggy option. I rode Chicago's Lakefront Trail from its northern terminus to the Loop and back this morning (28-ish miles r/t from my house in Evanston). While it was a nice ride, there is a lot of snow melt crossing the trail. By the time I got home, I was completely filthy from the knees down, despite the fact that my Schwinn Speedster has front and rear fenders.

Despite the mid-40s temps, there were lotsa people out walking and running today. I even saw one woman outfitted like an elite marathoner. I hope she was running fast enough to stay warm.
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Agree on the boat/dune buggy option. I rode Chicago's Lakefront Trail from its northern terminus to the Loop and back this morning (28-ish miles r/t from my house in Evanston). While it was a nice ride, there is a lot of snow melt crossing the trail. By the time I got home, I was completely filthy from the knees down, despite the fact that my Schwinn Speedster has front and rear fenders.

Despite the mid-40s temps, there were lotsa people out walking and running today. I even saw one woman outfitted like an elite marathoner. I hope she was running fast enough to stay warm.

Good for the beater fixed gear Schwinn, sans fenders. We've got messy wet excess salt on the road shoulders that's especially corrosive. I could easily scoop buckets of it from the curbs as the road dept. salt spreaders certainly went overboard with it.

No biggie wiping the bike exterior but its the spraying into bearings that will need attention in short order. I have cartridge hub bearings on the Schwinn and a heavy dose of grease in the headset and bottom bracket. I don't worry much about brakes on this bike and spray heavily with WD40. The poor thing stays outside in the cold so as to minimize condensation -warm cold cycles.
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+1, still waffling on attendance.
I had a Specialized Epic (carbon) with 1055 at Central Indiana, $125, in good shape. Not even a nibble.
I sold enough to pay for my table (charged for 2, got 1), the corral space, hotel room, breakfast, lunch and gas.
Plus maybe $20. It's all good. My Tupperware bin at one time did floweth over. No longer, that's good.
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+1, still waffling on attendance.
I had a Specialized Epic (carbon) with 1055 at Central Indiana, $125, in good shape. Not even a nibble.
I sold enough to pay for my table (charged for 2, got 1), the corral space, hotel room, breakfast, lunch and gas.
Plus maybe $20. It's all good. My Tupperware bin at one time did floweth over. No longer, that's good.
I can probably fill a table with stuff. I just dont choose to. Even with fees I can make more on Ebay and not have to haggle all day.

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Despite the mid-40s temps, there were lotsa people out walking and running today. I even saw one woman outfitted like an elite marathoner. I hope she was running fast enough to stay warm.
I rode the southern leg of the Lakefront path this morning, very puddly. Glad for the full coverage fenders with the rubber flap on the front.

Also, yeah, I definitely saw a younger guy running shirtless with short runner shorts. Chicagoans lose their minds anytime the weather breaks above 40 degrees in the winter.
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Good for the beater fixed gear Schwinn, sans fenders. We've got messy wet excess salt on the road shoulders that's especially corrosive. I could easily scoop buckets of it from the curbs as the road dept. salt spreaders certainly went overboard with it.
I don't worry much about my Schwinn three-speed. I can always replace the fenders. They are easy to find. I converted to 590/650A wheels a few years ago and have a Sturmey XRD3 rear hub (AW gearing with drum brake). I swapped out the Schwinn Approved side-pull up front for a MAFAC Racer. Makes an awesome horn.

So, back to the topic at-hand. Weather looks decent for the swap, high of 30, with a chance of some afternoon snow showers.
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Does anyone want to share a table?

I'm not yet registered. Does anyone want to share a table? I'd be happy to split the cost. Plus sharing a table allows time away from the table without leaving it unattended.
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Been there, did that. Very little for C&V croud today

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I bought a Park HW-2 wrench. That was my total haul.
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