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Anybody going to the Mill Valley Bicycle Swap in CA?

Old 06-20-07, 11:58 AM
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Anybody going to the Mill Valley Bicycle Swap in CA?

I just found out about it on craigslist. The person seems pretty serious about doing the event. He is going to be at the place at 5:30AM. I am thinking about getting there around 6 o'clock to scope the parts...With any luck I will find a vintage bike frame it is my size and not overly expensive. It is free for a 5x5 space larger spaces have a fee. It seems like it should be a fun event.
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Every year I plan to go, and every year something comes up. Turns out, I've already signed up and paid for an organized ride that takes place on the 30th, so I'm going to miss it again.
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haven't been in a few years, but got some good things in the past. at a swap meet, anything is possible.
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Old 06-20-07, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by bigbossman
Every year I plan to go, and every year something comes up. Turns out, I've already signed up and paid for an organized ride that takes place on the 30th, so I'm going to miss it again.

The real reason is he wanted to ride and embarass me on Saturday. C'mon admit it!
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Old 06-20-07, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Mhendricks
The real reason is he wanted to ride and embarass me on Saturday. C'mon admit it!
Yeah, that's it.

I went up a local hill yesterday and thought I was gonna cough up a lung. I need to stop smoking crack and get myself in better shape. Hmmm.... mebbe I should switch to meth?



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I've been able to figure out that it's going to be held on Saturday the 30th, now can you reveal the exact location or do I have to go search Craig's List?
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Old 06-20-07, 02:16 PM
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Sorry - it's a secret. You need the code word and you need to be familiar with the secret handshake.















Strawberry Point Elementary
171 East Strawberry Drive
Mill Valley, California 94941 8am -2pm
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Originally Posted by bigbossman
Strawberry Point Elementary
171 East Strawberry Drive
Mill Valley

8am -2pm
Thank you so much!

But I did figure if I showed up in downtown Mill Valley at 6 a.m. for coffee, I'd likely find someone who would know the place.
 
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If I knew for sure that were going to be there I'd be seriously considering stripping down my PX10 and letting you take it home with you.
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Originally Posted by Dirtdrop
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If I knew for sure that were going to be there I'd be seriously considering stripping down my PX10 and letting you take it home with you.
Boy, that makes it a lot harder to say no . .

I just checked the calendar and it's clear that day. But I'll have to double-check with the Mrs. to make sure. I'll PM you the results and we'll arrange a rendevous if I get "greenlighted".

and I'm going to a bicycle swap meet. GreeAAat! There goes the deposit!!!

 
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Picked up a box of goodies in trade for a schwinn suburban. Mostly Mountain bike. I'll be there. Also, looking for a newer 60cm frame to replace my damaged Fuji Team.
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I was planning to go, but I think I'm buying another motorctcle today, so no spare dough...
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I hope somebody will post some pictures. Dr. Deltron stopped by my house after he left the swap to pick up my PX10 and he said it was great. I thought it was best if I stayed away. I've spent way too much on bikes lately.
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Hey D, It was a pretty good turnout. I sold 80% of my stuff and picked up a carbon 2001 USPS Trek frame for $350 (all my earning). Trips for Kids next weekend at the Race way. If you go, let me know how it went.
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Originally Posted by curbtender
I sold 80% of my stuff and picked up a carbon 2001 USPS Trek frame for $350 (all my earnings).
Nice frame! Glad you were able to sell enough to get it!
You post pics of your build & I'll post pics of my build.
All I got was a "frame" as well. I'm starting a thread.
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bump.. old thread, but I was wondering if anyone was going this weekend.

How's the turnout? I'm planning on doing a crazy public transit trip up there from SF, so I'm wondering if it's worth it.

And if anyone in SF is offering a ride, I'd be more than happy to pay for some gas and toll!
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Originally Posted by notfrench
bump.. old thread,
And in that time, this is what happened to the frame I got ...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/owhn/se...7608666766179/
 
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And back! Did anyone score anything good?

I was contemplating the Shogun that was going for $180.. just as non-buyer's remorse, does anyone recall the model, or the tubing? I totally forgot to check it out.
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Originally Posted by Dr.Deltron
And in that time, this is what happened to the frame I got ...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/owhn/se...7608666766179/
That is the coolest looking tandem I've ever seen.
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Originally Posted by notfrench
And back! Did anyone score anything good?

I was contemplating the Shogun that was going for $180.. just as non-buyer's remorse, does anyone recall the model, or the tubing? I totally forgot to check it out.
I wasn't planning on going but since I woke up early I considered it fate and headed across the Richmond / San Rafael bridge and got there just after 8AM. It was crowded already with a good early turnout. I saw that black Shogun and took a good look at it. I didn't see any tubing stickers and there was not a model name on it from what I could tell. I didn't ask any questions of the seller since I wasn't looking for any more bikes - Got plenty of projects in the making already! I thought the Shogun was fairly priced for the condition it was in. The seller had it labeled as a touring bike but it only had single eyelets on the rear dropouts I think.

Lot's of interesting bikes and stuff but I forgot my camera in my rush to get out the door...

I picked up a few things; an Aheadset threadless 1 1/8 headset and a pack of carbon spacers for it, a Shimano SC 105 bottom bracket, some period correct Schwinn toeclips for the Chrome Varsity rebuild that will happen someday and some front and rear Blackburn touring racks for BlankCrows. The best find was a Cinelli stem with some Nitto mustache bars for a very fair price. I saw the same Cinelli stem for $45 at another booth later on and I paid a Hamilton less for both.
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Cheers TIOS. I rode the Shogun and the ride felt very good. Was going to pick it up, but I'm just starting out, and already have a beater project.
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That Shogun was a 600, 58cm, with Arabesque parts. It sold as a package deal with the KHS for $200. I see Joe E. sold his Cinnelli for $650. It was a nice day, great turnout and sold everything I had.
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Originally Posted by curbtender
That Shogun was a 600, 58cm, with Arabesque parts. It sold as a package deal with the KHS for $200. I see Joe E. sold his Cinnelli for $650. It was a nice day, great turnout and sold everything I had.
Were you the seller curbtender? Sounds like insider information there. Congrats on your good day of selling. I'm not up on Shogun models but the Shimano 600 Arabesque components stood out. That KHS need more attention and was on the larger side if I recall. $200 was a very fair price for both and must have made the buyer happy. Which Cinelli was Joe E's? I saw a couple at the show.

Wish I would have known they belonged to a fellow BF member. I would have said hello instead of just pondering what you had available and wondering if I needed it. At least I didn't try bartering you down on anything...

Time for the Northern California / San Francisco Bay Area to have a vintage ride event so we can show off our C&V treasures and put some names with faces.
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The Shogun was not mine, but a fellow flipper from my area. I brought the KHS as filler for our spot. The Scot Nicol Novara XR was mine. Nice Ibis designed bike. Joe E's Cinelli:
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