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    Vintage Schwag and Trinkets

    Schwag: promotional items given to employees, visitors to trade shows, etc., an informal variant of swag

    A trinket is a small showy ornament, such as a jewel or a ring, or something that is a mere trifle.

    I did a search looking for a place to post something I came across the other day and couldn't, so I started one for those little or not so little items that while they may not have a specific purpose directly related to the operation of a vintage bicycle, are nonetheless made by folks that were in the industry at the time that vintage bicycles were made.

    Here is my offering.

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    A bike by any other name is still a bike.

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    I got these from Interbike back in '97 or '98.

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    Ringle bottle opener

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    Bombshell key chain

    Rubber sole key chain from Lake
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    Vintage Schwag and Trinkets-image.jpgNot free swag but bought it from the Ibis booth

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    I broadened the category a bit to include just such as above. While not necessarily free items they represent the more whimsical nature of mtbing and that's a good thing!
    A bike by any other name is still a bike.

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    Cheers!

    As I read this thread, here's my Hot Unit - in continuous, almost daily use for over 20 years, now! I was given this by a friend who was a sponsored Salsa rider back then.

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    I lost the instruction manual somewhere along the way, but just found it on-line:

    Cyclofiend: Salsa Mug Owner's Manual
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    Mug instructions FTW!

    How I yearn for the days when our industry didn't take itself sooooo goddam seriously.....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    I'm not even I big Gary Fisher fan, but if got this at Interbike one year, and still hold onto it for some reason. It cracked a couple of years ago, so I don't use them anymore on the bike.
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