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    Velo Swap Haul

    Going to start this one early. Report on your finds...

    I got some Schwalbe Alberts for $5 apiece, some bib knickers, shorts, a t-shirt.

    The most interesting thing was Black Sheep's 36er.

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    $5 Schwalbes?...score!

    I didn't go so I have no booty.

    But I did get a ride in and thought about staying at a Holiday Inn express.

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    Ugh, I went, but didn't really pick much up. I had crazy allergies this morning, and just wasn't in the mood to search that hard. Veloswap is cool, but I have to be in the shopping mood to really search thru everything.

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    Rode instead. All I got was trail rash.

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    This was the first time I've been. I went late looking for a good Rock Shox fork, but didn't find anything worth the money. I ended up getting some new Fox gloves (which I really needed) for $5 and a used Pearl Izumi seat pack for $2. Not a big shopping day for me.

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    I don't think there was a whole lot of buying going on. I didn't buy or sell a single thing, just socialized with all the bike peeps!
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    We had a super show! Thank you to all who stopped by and gave us their testimonials...and then turned their riding buddies onto the product. See you next year!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffkerkove/2972312231/" title="2008 Veloswap - Denver by Jeff Kerkove, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3063/2972312231_c105d4cbfc.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="2008 Veloswap - Denver" /></a>
    T-minus 2 minutes until the doors open for the day.


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffkerkove/2973164460/" title="2008 Veloswap - Denver by Jeff Kerkove, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3028/2973164460_f32c7d7dc4.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="2008 Veloswap - Denver" /></a>
    It was a good day....lots of product was installed on many mnt bikes in the Front Range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    $5 Schwalbes?
    I got me a sh|t load of em.

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    For the second straight year I was impressed with Wheel and Sprockets offerings. OEM F100 RL for $350 ( the Talas RL was $370) and yet again they had screaming deals on avid disc breaks.

    Various new and used parts for the commuter bike. Some crocs, socks, and one of those neat pop up shower tents for the many overnight trips I will be taking to keystone next summer.

    This was a great year for me. Graduation, new job, and one very happy Veloswap shopper.
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    Uhh....

    I was going to go...then I realized that I was upside-down on my mutual fund...
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    Didn't go rode sourdough in the snow!

    Great ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka
    The most interesting thing was Black Sheep's 36er.
    That it was!

    Hooked up on a Flite saddle from a "Free" bin and some 29er Ignitors for $18 each from Lenz.

    By the way, that's me in the jersey in this pic and I'm 6'2".
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    twas a good day. thanks to all that bought from me!

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    Wish I could have gone!

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    Saved about 15 bucks each on 3 veloflex tires. It was allot of fun. Wow, I saw some great deals and some real junk. Ridley X-fire frame new and it would be going for around 900. (normally 1495.00+tax), Scott Spark 20/XT new 2500, then again a r/s judy fork for 50 bucks.Maybe a collectors item.

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    I scored a basically brand new 2008 Salsa El Mariachi fully rigid 29er. It's beautiful. A couple paint scratches but the bike looks unridden. I got a good deal but, suffice to say, I uh... blew my budget. I took it out for a short ride in the afternoon and ended up with two very flat tires (goddamned goatheads!).


    I'm also impressed by the Wheel and Sprocket booth. I got two SRAM 971 chains for $10 a piece! I just put a new chain on my Yeti, but I'll need them eventually.
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    Worked, then pedaled (1st time in a month), then drank good beers @Ironworks.

    Niiiiiice!
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    I got my usual socks for the year and some winter riding boots - 40 bucks,plus admission. got off cheap

    Quote Originally Posted by ERGON
    We had a super show! Thank you to all who stopped by and gave us their testimonials...and then turned their riding buddies onto the product. See you next year! .... It was a good day....lots of product was installed on many mnt bikes in the Front Range.

    Jeff
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    Some guy was walking around with his mini vid camera and caught me and the wife and sleeping kids on digi-film. Then he walked back into the Ergon booth, 2 and 2 together = viola, Jeff 'Ergon'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERGON
    We had a super show! Thank you to all who stopped by and gave us their testimonials...and then turned their riding buddies onto the product. See you next year!
    I bought a set for my around-town bike. I've been suffering tendonitis in my left wrist, so I was definitely interested in checking these out, and the deals at Veloswap clinched it.

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    Yea that Black Sheep 36er was a work of art. And Black Sheep had a way cool looking road bike on display as well.

    I bought a Felt Nine Comp (29er) for $999 for my stepson. It rode really sweet in the parking lot.
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    I picked up a few nice deals myself. Right side 9spd dura ace brifter for $35, feedback sports grams scale for $25, new Eggbeater SLs for $35, a few $1 chainrings for future projects or wall decoration, another set of ergons, other small bits...

    I was really tempted by an Ultegra level 2x9 58 cm road bike with S&S couplers installed, only $599, that's what it cost to get couplers put on in the first place! Alas, I didn't bring that much money, precisely because if I did I would've bought it.

    There was also a nice Salsa Dos Niner that I was tempted by, but that was high on the "hard to justify" scale.
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    I sold a used chamois to someone for $5!









    Alright, which one of you was it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Trucker
    I sold a used chamois to someone for $5!

    Alright, which one of you was it?
    Really!? Did you get any offers on renting out Proctor for manual labor?
    You have just been mentally Rick Roll'd. Yup you're thinking about it right now aren't you? Don't fight it.

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    Full Trucker needs a better business plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Full Trucker
    I sold a used chamois to someone for $5! :
    You should've rented- $1.00 a sniff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nepbug
    There was also a nice Salsa Dos Niner that I was tempted by, but that was high on the "hard to justify" scale.
    Was that the Salsa with the orange-colored frame that was up near the front, near the Subaru tents? That was a sharp-looking bike with nice components, too. Just the right size for me and reasonably priced at $2200. I actually went back to take a second look at it, but it was already sold and gone. Good thing for my bank account.
    I drank the 29er koolaid- turns out it was POWERade

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    Redline should build some 36'ers with long top tubes for tall people

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Trucker
    I sold a used chamois to someone for $5!









    Alright, which one of you was it?
    was that the one that was yellow in front and brown in back? dude, you need to upgrade to pampers.

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    I took it out for a short ride in the afternoon and ended up with two very flat tires (goddamned goatheads!).
    Tubeless...I know everyone will thank me if I don't continue just search ghetto tubeless. I'm a ghetto tubeless evangelical ....hallelujah! Nuff said. I said good day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu
    Really!? Did you get any offers on renting out Proctor for manual labor?
    No, can you believe it? A perfectly healthy 15-year-old white boy and not a single soul interested! I mean, I truly didn't expect my slalom bike to sell at VeloSwap, but I thought a strong, house-broken, semi-educated white kid was a sure bet!


    Quote Originally Posted by hairylegs
    You should've rented- $1.00 a sniff.
    Your ideas intrigue me and I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MtbRN
    Was that the Salsa with the orange-colored frame that was up near the front, near the Subaru tents? That was a sharp-looking bike with nice components, too. Just the right size for me and reasonably priced at $2200. I actually went back to take a second look at it, but it was already sold and gone. Good thing for my bank account.
    No it was a large '07 green one with full XTR (960), he wanted $1700, so tempting. I do like that orange color though.
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    Man... I really wish I knew of an event like that somewhere close in Europe.

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    I got a few cool things, but the best was a new phil wood 9 speed cassette hub for 100 bucks and a used chris king single speed disc hub for 75 bucks. good times. i love the veloswap!
    check out my new offroad fixed gear site, tell me your thoughts: www.muddyfixedgear.com

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    We drove over from GJ for the event. As usual, we had a blast. Sold almost everything on our table and brought back a ton of stuff that wasn't necessarily needed, but wanted, such as:

    '08 Yeti 575, Black Ano, Medium, XT package, was a demo bike so it was quite "affordable." It rides beautifully!
    Set of older, black Mavic CrossMax wheels in great shape
    New XT crankset and Shadow rear derailleur
    Two new XT 160mm rotors for $10 each
    '09 Fox TALAS Fork, 100-140mm
    '08 Fox RCL Fork for a neighbor
    Easton Monkeylite XC Carbon bars, near new for $40
    Pedro's Torque Wrench
    Usual small bits & pieces

    The wife loved the gigantic Crocs trailer and went back multiple times. I missed out on a couple of items that were gone when I went back to take a second look, so the lesson is: buy it the first time you see it!

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    Mb-1

    finally got my prize cleaned up it's reenergized my passion, just jump on and ride. had a blast, brought a friend of mine he got to see that there is a whole culture out there
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