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Westminster Bike Swap 2022 - 2/13

Old 01-29-22, 10:59 AM
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Westminster Bike Swap 2022 - 2/13

Anybody going? Never been there before, but planning to make the trip.
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Old 01-29-22, 11:12 AM
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Hello, live close you should go once and decide for yourself. It is a real circus, A game approach attitude. As far as vintage parts go, all hit or miss, Do It!!
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Old 01-29-22, 11:22 AM
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As big as some years have been, with the mask Covid thing, the show would be a lot more enjoyable if it would be two days. I am learning first hand, that getting parts to build a vintage bike when you want to sell the stuff you did not need for that build, with the shipping costs I am on the losing end. I have realized, that is the price of cycling hobby, and I am ok, with that!
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Definitely attending, have a table with Poguemahone, and will be taking three bikes for sale: 1955 Royal Enfield 3-speed, 1970 AMF Roadmaster middleweight, and a 1920's-something Emblem girl's bike. It's looking pretty hopeful for this year, seeing 2020 just squeaked the COVID wire, and I passed on last year (which I understand was poorly attended).

Masks will be mandatory to get in, no matter what your vaccination status.
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I will be there.

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I'll be there. I may bring a couple bikes to sell. We should figure out a way to ID Bikeforums members. Maybe a little sign for tables?
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If you're making the trek to Westminster and you like Ice Cream, I have to recommend Hoffman's Ice Cream & Deli (which is not far from the farm museum / fairgrounds). I grew up in the area and spend a good bit of time as a mechanic on Main Street at White's Bikes, so I have to recommend them as well. But definitely check out Hoffman's, your tummy will thank me!
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So who went? I had a decent day - sold a bike, and bought some stuff I did and didn't need.
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Originally Posted by jeirvine View Post
So who went? I had a decent day - sold a bike, and bought some stuff I did and didn't need.
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OMAS.... those are becoming $$ as Campagnolo are $$$
wheels are the new deals as too much to ship.
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Given that I drove an hour & a half in a driving snow . . but the roads were still warm so the roads stay safe.
I skipped last year, both over weather and the pandemic. Had to go just to check in with a handful of old friends.

I did get a couple small things: A Phil Wood front hub, NOS, for $30. Two Cinelli stems, one NOS @ 90mm, the other light used @ 110mm, for combined $50.
Some tubes and lubes. A funny thing called a "Cable Luber - A Power Injection Tool". It was free.

And, totally cool, a true unobtanium bit, a Zeus pedal wrench. Unmarked, but with a bunch of other Zeus tools. And it does fit. (I have two bikes w/ Zeus pedals.)

A photo of it, just for entertainment purposes.



Zeus, and it fits. It also weighs about 3x time any other pedal wrench known.

Slightly not-round, and cerated edges only up top. Works flawlessly on Zeus pedals.

Anyway, the Westminster Swap is a fine and well-run event. Definitely worth the effort to get there!

And cheers to the friends I did see, and apologies to those missed.

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Not a bad day for Poguemahone and myself. I sold one bike (the 70 AMF Roadmaster), brought the 55 Royal Enfield back home. There was a guy there with a couple of 23" frame Raleigh Sports and Humbers, for decent prices, but I had to move two bikes to have room to take a new one home.

For me, it was wheels day. Picked up three sets, a 27" wheels on 126mm Shimano hubs which will finally give my "baseball bike" (a stripped single speed on a BCA frame - my commuter to the ballpark for Richmond Flying Squirrels games) a proper set of wheels, not the mismatched junk left over from the fire that I built it with, a set of blade spoked 700c clincher/freehub wheels which will go on my 92 Diamondback Expert (my only 'modern' bike) since the freehub on the stock set of wheels has died, and a set of carbon fiber aero sewup wheels which I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them (summer use on the Diamondback?), but they were in nice condition and cheeeeeeep! And a Campagnolo aero bottle and cage for my third Rossin. And I came home with eight free sewups, of which six look like they're going to be useful.

Turnout was definitely not up to two years ago. The couple of guys I normally see who deal in 20's and earlier American bikes weren't there this year (so much for my plans on offloading the third bike), merchant count felt lighter, the bicycle corral was definitely half of what it usually was, and the place was nowhere near as crowded as past years. Hell, I never had to wait in line for a urinal in the men's room this time.
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Old 02-16-22, 08:14 AM
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I made it again. Sold three bikes and bought three more. Got a roll of cable housing and several used long cage derailleurs. Hoping to score some bulk consumables but with supply chain issues still being a problem, not many shops were there selling them. I thought turnout was good and saw a lot of goodies changing hands. Much much better than last year but not quite back to 2019-2020 crowds. Always a good time and a well-run show. They also let vendors set up on Saturday night now.
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