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    Denver Veloswap

    Anyone go? Buy anything good?

    I sold a bunch of bikes, parts, and bits, and left with only an new t-shirt for my wife.

    My garage seems empty and cold now.

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    Rick Jorgensen Uptube?

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    Somerville Ti Fat,

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    Velocitech Mountain Machine,

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    Klein Pulse,

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    Clark Kent Cromag,

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    Coors Light team bike,

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    Ibis butted Ti road,

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    Bontrager CX with Steelman fork,

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    Bontrager OR,

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    Mint 85 Stumpjumper,

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    Ibis Hakkalugi,

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    Russian Ti?

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    Unknown fillet brazed mountain,

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    Ibis Spanky,

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    And finally, stuff I had to have,

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    I saw the stumpy, but wasn't my size.

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    The Hakkalugi with the hand job might have tempted me if I had gone, but I didn't feel like making the drive. What is the carbon bike with the Klein decals in the Fat Chance ti photo?

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    Trek 2500 circa 1988

    Ibis seller was motivated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Trek 2500 circa 1988
    One of the earliest Trek / Kleins

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    Where's the pinch on those bars?
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Access hole on the side to an internal pinch bolt.

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    Glad I couldn't make it... I kept my $5 LOL Some sweet deals from what I heard!

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    Good stuff <s>SBS</s> DC.

    We had a local swap as well. None of the local vintage guys showed up, which was nice.

    + more in the truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Unknown fillet brazed mountain,

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    Is that a custom brazed stem too? Seems too good to be true for 3 bills....cool swap!
    Looking for/WTB : Grove Innovations Assault Fork, Grove Innovation Hammerhead Stem or Hothead Bar Stem

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    Quote Originally Posted by apat13 View Post
    Is that a custom brazed stem too? Seems too good to be true for 3 bills....cool swap!
    Yes, custom stem, toptube cable routing and elegant Henry James drops. Current owner didn't have it very long so didn't
    have a clue. And yes, a lot of bike for $300 and it didn't sell.

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    Nice Syncros post. I really like those first generation posts. What size is it?

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    26.6 mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Yes, custom stem, toptube cable routing and elegant Henry James drops. Current owner didn't have it very long so didn't
    have a clue. And yes, a lot of bike for $300 and it didn't sell.
    Salsa style seat cluster.

    I like the hub with the independent flanges. I actually know the guy that made those. The later versions had a clear polycarbonate shell between flanges to relieve the bearings of the side load that caused them to go bad in short order.

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    Kynetyk Psykolz did the polycarbonate shell like Hershey? Haven't seen that. How about a rear hub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Kynetyk Psykolz did the polycarbonate shell like Hershey? Haven't seen that. How about a rear hub?
    Maybe the shell never made it to production, I can't remember for sure.. But I had one without first and then with the shell for a while. If I recall correctly, it didn't completely solve the problem (at least on mine) as the shell seemed to compress a bit and the bearings still went bad. I didn't use it long. Don't recall ever seeing a rear.

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    Were those the "naked" or "nude" hubs?
    Technology dragass

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    Damn... wish we had something like that in LA...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMRTIN View Post
    Damn... wish we had something like that in LA...
    I wish I had that Spanky in my garage...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats View Post
    I wish I had that Spanky in my garage...
    my thoughts... exactly.

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    the hershey version were the "naked" hubs....I still have one on an old front wheel in my garage, i purchased new bearings for it but never installed them....I was checking it out just the other day as I dig into the depths of my garage and uncover a bunch of my old MTB stuff.
    Sure wish we had something like this sale around my area.

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    In years past, Veloswap tried to expand into the Bay Area and Chicago, but it didn't catch on.

    One year they had a VeloExpo, which was a spring time counterpart.

    This was the 20th year for Veloswap.

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    The SF veloswap looked and seemed like a hit to me... no shortage of attendees and vendors that i could tell.

    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    In years past, Veloswap tried to expand into the Bay Area and Chicago, but it didn't catch on.

    One year they had a VeloExpo, which was a spring time counterpart.

    This was the 20th year for Veloswap.

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    There was a New England one too. Not sure how the turnout was and it was only one year I think


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    Sf veloswap has gotten worse every year on the swap side of the hall
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Cool hub!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    The SF veloswap looked and seemed like a hit to me... no shortage of attendees and vendors that i could tell.
    It was awesome when it was at the Cow Palace but wasn't nearly as good when it moved closer to downtown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue View Post
    It was awesome when it was at the Cow Palace but wasn't nearly as good when it moved closer to downtown.
    ya, I think I went there two or maybe three times and it was great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    The SF veloswap looked and seemed like a hit to me... no shortage of attendees and vendors that i could tell.
    Otherwise known as the good ole' days. We cleaned those places out. Good times.

    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    Sf veloswap has gotten worse every year on the swap side of the hall
    Yep.
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    My most loaded trip and the longest when loaded like this was to the Denver velo swap in 2005..

    Four complete bikes, one frame, two double triple clamp forks and a bunch of fancy parts on a duffel bag...


    I sold pretty much everything and then come back to San Francisco equally loaded with new stuff..

    Sadly I don't have pictures of that trip, but if you do it will make me really happy..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Otherwise known as the good ole' days. We cleaned those places out. Good times.


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    Kinda forgot how much fun that used to be and how much stuff we used to come home with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patineto View Post
    My most loaded trip and the longest when loaded like this was to the Denver velo swap in 2005..

    Four complete bikes, one frame, two double triple clamp forks and a bunch of fancy parts on a duffel bag...


    I sold pretty much everything and then come back to San Francisco equally loaded with new stuff..

    Sadly I don't have pictures of that trip, but if you do it will make me really happy..
    That's one crazy load!! How'd the bike feel on the highway? I'm sure you got some funny looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    That's one crazy load!! How'd the bike feel on the highway? I'm sure you got some funny looks.
    This GS's are so stable and predictable, almost nothing upset them, think about like riding with a really heavy chubby chick, putting her on the center stand, oh that is another story, In fact I did the Denver/San Francisco trip with out stopping do to the super difficult center stand, well walls work great but they can get scratch and I don't want the trouble..

    Oh in about 110.000miles of riding with bikes, I had never had a accident and I ride almost as fast as when i'm solo even in really twisty roads even with a passenger and two bikes..

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