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    Front Range Gear Swaps?

    are there any bike/gear swaps that happen on a regular basis? if not, we should put one together. I have a bunch of stuff I'd love to trade or sell that just gets lost on Craigslist. maybe do a bi-monthly swap meet somewhere? or even have a sticky thread like the SS forum has for trading stuff? it's always a pain to find something you've needed, but the guy who has it is on the east coast or something...

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    RE: Front Range Gear Swaps?

    Veloswap is annual and the next one is on the 19 October.
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    Yeah Veloswap! Now that 29ers (and 26ers) aren't cool anymore, I hope I find a bunch of tires!

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    cool. what time and where is Veloswap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayson44 View Post
    cool. what time and where is Veloswap?

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    wamp wamp!

    cool, so that is a basically a sale situation...are there any where someone can actually bring parts to swap? maybe I just need to start my own. or a Facebook group for the Front Range for trading? we had one in Fort Worth called Bicycles Beg Borrow Trade. just post up what you have and what you'd like. any interest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayson44 View Post
    wamp wamp!

    cool, so that is a basically a sale situation...are there any where someone can actually bring parts to swap? maybe I just need to start my own. or a Facebook group for the Front Range for trading? we had one in Fort Worth called Bicycles Beg Borrow Trade. just post up what you have and what you'd like. any interest?

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    so, do we want to move it to Facebook? or keep it here in a sticky like the SS forum?

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    Front Range Gear Swaps?

    A gear swap sticky would be rad, my guess is it'd get shut down as a violation of the MTBR Classifieds section faster than you can say "¿Lo siento no comprende señiorita?"

    Folks have used MTBR to organize "in real life" swaps in the past, with decent success. The protocol I've seen has been to find a bike shop willing to let it go down in their parking lot at no cost, then announce dates in the forums here, Facebook, email, whatever. Works pretty good, I attended one at Pedal Pushers that was organized thru the board and got some good stuff and sold some stuff I didn't need. But with VeloSwap coming up a spring gear swap might work better.
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    the SS forum has had a gear swap thread for almost 3 years now...

    SS Parts Swap Thread

    the key is it's parts swap only, no sales. I've used it before, it would just be nice to have this for us local CO guys so we're not shipping parts all over.

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    Keep it off facebook. They are people who don't use that service.

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    ok...Mod's do we have any objections to me starting a Parts Swap thread? as in, no selling, swapping only? I don't want to step on toes.

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    I need parts, Pedals/tires/bars!

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    I'm so down. An in person event would be cool, a facebook page would work too. Ive seen it done with non bike stuff.

    I have a bunch of stuff sitting around, and would love to pickup some more 26er stuff.

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