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So who scored the best deal @ T-Town veloswap...(20 posts)

So who scored the best deal @ T-Town veloswap...biknben
Oct 14, 2002 5:47 AM
It was my first trip to a velodrome. Damn, that's a steep banking. It was bigger than I expected too. I had told myself I'd get out there for the Friday night races this year but never did. Maybe next year.

There were some deals to be had. Anybody score a sweet deal?

Hummah, I was looking for your Abe Lincoln mug but didn't notice anyone fitting that description.

I scoredbigrider
Oct 14, 2002 6:47 AM
I bought brand new specialized mtb shoes for 20 bucks. I already owned the same model so I knew I would like them. Bought a second pair for 10 bucks at the end of the show. Paid 30 bucks for four steel frames that can be used for fixed gears or regular bikes. I was selling in spot 10 which was right past the second blue tent on your second picture on the asphalt part of the infield.
What are you going to do with 4 fixed gear bikes? (nm)Kristin
Oct 14, 2002 6:57 AM
I am patheticbigrider
Oct 14, 2002 7:11 AM
OK, the first part of recovery is admitting I have a problem. I have a problem. They were sitting there calling my name and I only had to pay 30 bucks for all the frames. I bought five frames on Saturday, all older steel frames and all but one had forks. I plan on building one up for my growing son, and keeping a second one for him to grow into if he gets hooked. The other three I will sell to friends real cheap for fixed gears or beater bikes.

I need help with this bike addiction. Did I tell you I already have a fixed gear built up so other than finding my son a frame I was just buying them because they were there?
Well you know they say the best way to overcome an addiction...Kristin
Oct 14, 2002 8:03 AM
Is to get dispose of all the paraphernaliaand and anything else that might fuel your addiction. This is a tough first step to take, but if you can do it, I believe you'll be on the path to recovery. I'd be glad to help in anyway I can. ;-)
I talked with Abe Lincoln Guybigrider
Oct 14, 2002 9:01 AM
This guy with an Abe Lincoln beard stopped and we chatted a while. He was admiring my friend's chicago built schwinn frame that he picked up at the swap meet. He said he liked to ride single speeds with bmx freewheels and he did a 150 mile ride on that setup. Could it be?
That was me ...Humma Hah
Oct 14, 2002 1:35 PM
... I don't think there could be another!

Pleased ta meetcha!
it was a pleasure talking with youbigrider
Oct 14, 2002 3:37 PM
It is kinda cool meeting a board member face to face, especially when you don't know who they are ahead of time and you have such a great conversation.
T-town is steep???PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Oct 14, 2002 8:28 AM
The banking in T-town isn't that steep! At most its about 37 degrees (I can't remember how steep it is)... an Olympic 250 m is 45 degrees and a 200 m can be up to 52 degrees!

Anyway its an incredibly nice concrete track... probably the nicest in North America if not one of the nicest in the world. Most track over time have the tendency to get bumpy but T-town is very smooth so if you ever get the chance to ride it do so!

Keep in mind...biknben
Oct 14, 2002 9:09 AM
I'd never been to a velodrome. It was steep to me. Kids were sliding down it while sitting on their jackets. Kiss those jackets good-bye.

One of the booths had an entrance to the track at one of the turns. I thought about walking down the banking but looked at my muddy shoes and thought better. I figured there had to be a better (flatter) way.
if i wasnt so busy getting muddy feet ....Spirito
Oct 14, 2002 9:58 AM
i would have taken my skateboard out and pulled some moves on the banks.

instead i chose to sit in the stands and eat my burger with a track guy called marty ?. if you really look close you can see me in one the above pics ......

i met Hummah for the first time that day and he sure was smilin'

It's way steeper than San Diego ...Humma Hah
Oct 14, 2002 1:33 PM
... where I took my track lessons.
T-town is steep???brian n
Oct 15, 2002 4:56 PM
t-town is my home track. if i remember correctly, it is 12 or 14 degrees in the straights, 29 degrees in the turns. you're right, as tracks go, its is pretty shallow.

to everyone else who hasn't ridden there, try it sometime on your road bike. it is an easy track to ride, and you'll be hooked!

T-Town veloswap lootwilsonc
Oct 14, 2002 8:39 AM
My friend was selling at #192 while I shopped

I made out pretty well:

Kreitlers rollers $130
Cyclops fluid trainer (for a friend) $80
Dura ace front hub $5
Dura ace rear hub $25
Shimano 600 front hub $5
Hugi/DT Rear hub $10
HED aero wheels (need to be rebuilt) $10
Francaise De Jeux Jersey $25

Everything was in excellent condition too.

good deals abound....quadzilla1
Oct 14, 2002 12:00 PM
I was at spot #37....spend a lot more than I made, but it sure was fun!!
1. Ksyrium ssc rear wheel for $250 brand new
2. Santini winter jacket for $85
3. Castelli Proggetto bib shorts (new from Marty Nothstein)) $50
4. Windtex winter gloves $15
5. bought a ton of seats (in search of the holly grail)
6. Limar f107 helmet brand new $70
7. Assos prosline gloves $5.00 (new)
8. many,many more things that I can't remember. I dropped close to $700 and made about $250.

I was actually giving stuff away for free towards the end.
They are going to have another one there April 12th. Can't wait....
Will April's be as good?JL
Oct 14, 2002 12:30 PM
I liked the one Saturday, though it was my first time. I would think it would be. I bought a nice Windstopper (Exte-Ondo) for $85 (probably the same place you bought the Santini) from the big wholesaler above the dome. Picked up Castelli bibs and Exta-Ondo (not sure the model) for $45 from the same place.

I need a better "plan" next time as it was my first time up there and I didn't know what to expect.

I did remember you posted a booth # the other day, but I got up there and couldn't remember where. I didn't want to walk around saying "quadzilla".

Looks like we should have a RBR meet/greet ride with all the folks thats seemed to be there. I saw a few groups heading out after lunch.

Happy riding.

Will April's be as good?quadzilla1
Oct 14, 2002 1:25 PM
Should be good...probably with everyone's leftover winter stuff !

Pretty good prices from the vendor on his jackets & clothes. He's there every year. We'll have to plan for next year!

I was there ...Humma Hah
Oct 14, 2002 12:50 PM
... You probably saw me with a Spinergy wheel in one hand, decided I'd have never EVER bought one of those, and concluded that couldn't be me. The wheel was for work ... I just built a funky pendulum fixture with it. $50 -- not a bad price for something that high-tech.

I got a lot of bargains. Probably the best was the Sierra Club backpack Wspokes sold me for a buck to carry all the heavy steel cruiser parts I picked up. I picked up a lot of $2-$5 stuff that is hard to find used in my neighborhood.

Got a chainwheel for the cruiser, absolutely identical to the one that came with it, except without 20,000 miles of wear and tear. $5
San Diego Velo Swap meet . . .JaeP
Oct 14, 2002 1:54 PM
There's a velo swap meet at the San Diego Velodrome on Sunday Nov. 03.
I managed to miss several of those ...Humma Hah
Oct 14, 2002 2:15 PM
... while I was out there for a couple of years. Wish I could come to this one. The frame I'm buying parts for came from San Diego, so did the front wheel, and I would not be surprised if the rest of the original parts were in a box at that swap meet.