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2022 Madison swap, it's on

Old 01-15-22, 08:47 PM
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iab How was the attendance? And did you get a sense of how well bikes were selling in the corral? I really should have gone; recent life change has left me with bikes and parts that I SHOULD have brought to sell. Just didn't get it together in time.
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Old 01-16-22, 06:31 AM
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The Bike Swap was really well attended and quite a success from my point of view.

I had two Jeeps loaded to the brim with Park Tools, bike accessories tubes and tires and parts (as a result of buying out a small bike store last fall). I had reserved an $85 10x10 space and arrived at 6:45am, 15 minutes before the vendors were to start unloading. The loading dock was already abuzz with activity at 6:45 with vendors unloading and setting up their spaces and tables. We were ready to go before 8am and already sales were brisk between vendors. By the time the general public attendees were to be allowed in at 9am we had sold nearly a third to a half of what we brought. By the time the show ended we had sold three Park repair stands, two Park truing stands a table full of Park tools and all but a small handful of tubes/tires and accessories - The residual is being donated to Dream Bikes in Madison, who will greatly appreciate the smaller sized tubes and tires that remained. Except for the Park tools we had priced everything at a super bargain to move the volume of stuff and we were very satisfied with the final sales total - buying out the small shop to get the tool collection turned out to be a lot of work but paid off in the end.

I did not get to see much of the show as I was there to sell and not buy. But I will say that the swap appeared to be extremely well attended (we had continuous transactions from 7am until it closed at 1pm) and I saw a lot of bikes going out the door next to my booth. I think there was a lot of pent of demand after a year off.

I will definitely attend next year and will get a small table to sell whatever it is I have to sell at that time. But next year I will mostly be going as a buyer! Highly recommend this show.
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Old 01-16-22, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
iab How was the attendance? And did you get a sense of how well bikes were selling in the corral? I really should have gone; recent life change has left me with bikes and parts that I SHOULD have brought to sell. Just didn't get it together in time.
I thought it was good, and people were ready to buy. I probably sold 80% of the stuff I brought. Surprisingly, the $5 and $10 piles did better than the $2 pile. I don't know about the corral, but I suspect things that were not priced to sell, did not sell. I think this show was mostly people who have accumulated a ton of crap with no outlet and just wanted it gone and priced it as such.

Minimal C&V stuff, but there if you looked. I wasn't too interested in that, I wanted consumables like the cassette. The guy who sells FMB tubulars was not there this year, or he didn't have any (I don't remember what he looks like). But I did buy on a whim (because I had a pocket full of cash) a set of Campagnolo espresso cups.
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Old 01-16-22, 07:51 AM
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I saw a GT Edge Titanium full bike in the corral, friend bought it for $450. The table across from me was wheeling a steady stream of bikes from the corral to their table, and I saw some nice ones. So yeah, plenty of deals in the corral.
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
I thought it was good..... But I did buy on a whim (because I had a pocket full of cash) a set of Campagnolo espresso cups.
Just made illy cafe espresso this morning.

saw those cups on the Campagnolo website, fun but not reasonable at retail.
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
But I did buy on a whim (because I had a pocket full of cash) a set of Campagnolo espresso cups.
Pix! Sounds pretty cool.
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Pix! Sounds pretty cool.
Second pic is the collection in the office. Left to right. Campagnolo, climbs of Italy, Cinelli, Columbus, Lavazza.


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Second pic is the collection in the office. Left to right. Campagnolo, climbs of Italy, Cinelli, Columbus, Lavazza.
Nice collection, thanks for posting!
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Second pic is the collection in the office. Left to right. Campagnolo, climbs of Italy, Cinelli, Columbus, Lavazza.
Now, you need to source that 60's era Faema espresso machine.
I think Campagnolo has issued another set of espresso cups at one time. Smaller.
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Seen these?
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Seen these?
I wish. Those look to be proper bone china.
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