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I'm Just back from the Velo Orange "garage sale"

Old 03-09-19, 12:40 PM
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I'm Just back from the Velo Orange "garage sale"

I went to the VO garage sale this morning, even though it is a 1 3/4 hour drive from home. I missed the turn into the business park where they reside and had to circle a large block to get back to where I needed to be. I was fortunate to find a parking space - a car was pulling out of one as I arrived. The place was very busy, around 40 customers were picking through boxes of fenders, fender hardware, saddles, leather goods, rims, hubs, wheels, forks, etc. A few folks were test riding bikes in the parking lot, and there were frames for sale as well. Non-garage sale parts were also 20% off for the day.

I picked up a Model 3 leather touring saddle, 2 leather chain slap guards, 2 leather mud flaps, silver braided brake and derailleur cables and housings, and some hardware - all for under $50. All in all worth the trip, I'll probably go to the next one as well.
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Old 03-09-19, 01:48 PM
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Love to see what you do with the haul!
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Love to see what you do with the haul!
I'm planning on using the saddle, cables&housing, and crank dustcaps (part of the hardware haul) on my Cimarron. Although I must admit when I look at the Cimarron's paint, I feel as if I am putting lipstick on a pig.
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Originally Posted by dweenk View Post
I went to the VO garage sale this morning, even though it is a 1 3/4 hour drive from home. I missed the turn into the business park where they reside and had to circle a large block to get back to where I needed to be. I was fortunate to find a parking space - a car was pulling out of one as I arrived. The place was very busy, around 40 customers were picking through boxes of fenders, fender hardware, saddles, leather goods, rims, hubs, wheels, forks, etc. A few folks were test riding bikes in the parking lot, and there were frames for sale as well. Non-garage sale parts were also 20% off for the day.

I picked up a Model 3 leather touring saddle, 2 leather chain slap guards, 2 leather mud flaps, silver braided brake and derailleur cables and housings, and some hardware - all for under $50. All in all worth the trip, I'll probably go to the next one as well.
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when I look at the Cimarron's paint, I feel as if I am putting lipstick on a pig.
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VO also has a 20% mail order promo on right now.
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Thanks, but I will probably carry the fork into Macy's and have a little chuckle when I ask the salesperson to match the color in nail polish. Or I may go all CABE and just leave it as it is with a new seat and cables.
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This is the first chance I have had to see some of the merchandise in person, and I was not disappointed. They have an efficient bare bones operation and good staff. The only complaint that I have with them is that their shipping costs seem to be a bit high on smaller orders.
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This is the first chance I have had to see some of the merchandise in person, and I was not disappointed. They have an efficient bare bones operation and good staff. The only complaint that I have with them is that their shipping costs seem to be a bit high on smaller orders.
Shipping is crazy. I paid nearly $4 to ship a regular envelope with two little plastic parts in it recently. I don't know how anyone "free shipping" on small inexpensive items.
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Spent some money at the website and benefitted somewhat by the sale. Half the savings went to shipping which may have been recoverable as I spent near $200 but so it goes.
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I spent just under 200$. 2 Bars, 3 saddles, 2 cranks, 2 pair reverse brake levers, Tektro levers, water bottle cage, chain guard, a stem, some cables, a few oddball odds and ends.
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I do feel lucky to live close enough to make it most years. This all came to under $120.
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I took advantage of the 20% sale online to pick up some fenders. Alas, the $13 I saved went straight back into shipping. Oh well!
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I love VO. Hope they stay in business forever!
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Spent some money at the website and benefitted somewhat by the sale. Half the savings went to shipping which may have been recoverable as I spent near $200 but so it goes.
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I spent just under 200$. 2 Bars, 3 saddles, 2 cranks, 2 pair reverse brake levers, Tektro levers, water bottle cage, chain guard, a stem, some cables, a few oddball odds and ends.
FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS > $150. Call or email them to request, VO customer service is top notch.
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Thanks, but I will probably carry the fork into Macy's and have a little chuckle when I ask the salesperson to match the color in nail polish. Or I may go all CABE and just leave it as it is with a new seat and cables.
My Macy’s doesn’t have much polish. You should go to Ulta.

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Couldn't go, but fortunately Poguemahone picked me up a new saddle for the Rossin I'm building.
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I also could not pass up the 20% off so I bought a saddle, seat post and fenders for my repurposed mountain bike.
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Online sale for me, too - picked up shallow drop bars and Milan bars, and the discount paid for shipping...
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I do feel lucky to live close enough to make it most years. This all came to under $120.
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That's a sweet haul, especially at that price!
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I also could not pass up the 20% off so I bought a saddle, seat post and fenders for my repurposed mountain bike.
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Nice use of discounted parts. What frame did you use for the base of the build?
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Nice use of discounted parts. What frame did you use for the base of the build?

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