Swap meet Melbourne

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Re: Swap meet Melbourne

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:08 pm

I think there's tradies coming in on Saturday. :(
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Re: Swap meet Melbourne

Postby Imwit » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:53 pm

Anyone got stories of how it went?
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Re: Swap meet Melbourne

Postby barkmadly » Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:31 pm

On a sale of 1 to 10 I would give it 9.8 ... there was 12 drops of rain before the sun came out.
Personally I sold a mountain of stuff and bought a new mountain of stuff including an unmolested 1939 Malvern Star 3 star, a couple of pre WW11 (my collecting niche) race frames, a Brooks 'hairpin' saddle in excellent condition for my turn of the century roadster and a mitt full of smaller goodies.
I think my day was representative of the others who were there: Brilliant.
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Re: Swap meet Melbourne

Postby im_no_pro » Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:32 pm

barkmadly wrote:On a sale of 1 to 10 I would give it 9.8 ... there was 12 drops of rain before the sun came out.
Personally I sold a mountain of stuff and bought a new mountain of stuff including an unmolested 1939 Malvern Star 3 star, a couple of pre WW11 (my collecting niche) race frames, a Brooks 'hairpin' saddle in excellent condition for my turn of the century roadster and a mitt full of smaller goodies.
I think my day was representative of the others who were there: Brilliant.


Next time can you just say it was a shocker and not at all worth it. Then those of use who missed out wont feel like we missed out :lol:
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Re: Swap meet Melbourne

Postby scratchman » Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:20 pm

barkmadly wrote:On a sale of 1 to 10 I would give it 9.8 ... there was 12 drops of rain before the sun came out.
Personally I sold a mountain of stuff and bought a new mountain of stuff including an unmolested 1939 Malvern Star 3 star, a couple of pre WW11 (my collecting niche) race frames, a Brooks 'hairpin' saddle in excellent condition for my turn of the century roadster and a mitt full of smaller goodies.
I think my day was representative of the others who were there: Brilliant.

I was very interested to see that MS bike and compare to my own frame on the day ( identical !! ) seeing the original parts filled in some
blanks for me.
Bought a couple of parts which was good, this swap meet can only get better.
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Re: Swap meet Melbourne

Postby Tinker » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:17 pm

im_no_pro wrote:
barkmadly wrote:On a sale of 1 to 10 I would give it 9.8 ... there was 12 drops of rain before the sun came out.
Personally I sold a mountain of stuff and bought a new mountain of stuff including an unmolested 1939 Malvern Star 3 star, a couple of pre WW11 (my collecting niche) race frames, a Brooks 'hairpin' saddle in excellent condition for my turn of the century roadster and a mitt full of smaller goodies.
I think my day was representative of the others who were there: Brilliant.


Next time can you just say it was a shocker and not at all worth it. Then those of use who missed out wont feel like we missed out :lol:


Thanks for the handlebars you sold me! Will go well with my old Austral frame (I hope)

That 3 Star Malvern Star was indeed a great buy. Lots of potential with that beauty.
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Re: Swap meet Melbourne

Postby cycles gitane » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:08 pm

The next Vintage Cycle Club Bicycle Swap Meet will be on Saturday 12 APRIL 2014 9am – 12 noon

BRING, BUY, SWAP, SELL precious bicycle stuff.
All eras welcome, esp classic and vintage.
Rear of Abbotsford Cycles, 27 Swan St, Richmond (under the station).
There is NO room in the shed for the next bike! New shed rqd.
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Re: Swap meet Melbourne

Postby YearoftheCat » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:45 pm

Beauty!

There's a fyxo organised swap meet on one week before at Coffee Supreme in Abbotsford.

Too many swap meets is never enough!
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Re: Swap meet Melbourne

Postby adam_b83 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:15 am

cycles gitane wrote:Saturday 12 APRIL 2014 9am – 12 noon

love a swap meet. *types date into phones calendar*
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Re: Swap meet Melbourne

Postby scratchman » Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:06 pm

just a gentle reminder :wink:
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Re: Swap meet Melbourne

Postby cycles gitane » Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:29 pm

The next Vintage Cycle Club Bicycle Swap Meet will be on Saturday 25 OCTOBER 2014 9am – 12 noon

BRING, BUY, SWAP, SELL precious bicycle stuff. All eras welcome, esp classic and vintage.
Rear of Abbotsford Cycles, 27 Swan St, Richmond (under the station), enter via shop.
Gold coin donation for entry.
There is NO room in the shed for the next bike! New shed rqd.
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Re: Swap meet Melbourne

Postby kukamunga » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:51 am

Ooh! I have a few days off then - I may be able to get rid of some of my valuable junk! ;-)
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Re: Swap meet Melbourne

Postby Dimitrizee » Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:52 pm

I have a fair bit of old MTB (late eighties) Deore / Deore XT stuff and things like Araya 27" wheels, road bike parts from around the same era etc..would that be okay to bring? Stuff that's too good to throw as I don't really need it. Just would like to know so I don't bring it then have to haul it all back home.
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Re: Swap meet Melbourne

Postby cycles gitane » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:15 pm

Dimitrizee wrote:I have a fair bit of old MTB (late eighties) Deore / Deore XT stuff and things like Araya 27" wheels, road bike parts from around the same era etc..would that be okay to bring? Stuff that's too good to throw as I don't really need it. Just would like to know so I don't bring it then have to haul it all back home.


Disclaimer: I am a regular seller not an organiser of the event.

Anything bike related seems to be okay, and if you price it fairly it will sell. The more sellers the better the variety of bike "stuff" :D

You need to register with Abbotsford cycles via email and pay a $10 sellers fee on the day.

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Re: Swap meet Melbourne

Postby scratchman » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:24 am

bump for this worthwhile event
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Re: Swap meet Melbourne

Postby cycles gitane » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:29 pm

scratchman wrote:bump for this worthwhile event


Another bump. With 17 sellers listed should be a day for bargains.


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Re: Swap meet Melbourne

Postby scratchman » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:01 pm

cycles gitane wrote:You need to register with Abbotsford cycles via email and pay a $10 sellers fee on the day.

regards

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I sent them an email, but got no reply, can I just turn up on the day?
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Re: Swap meet Melbourne

Postby silentbutdeadly » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:32 am

scratchman wrote:
cycles gitane wrote:You need to register with Abbotsford cycles via email and pay a $10 sellers fee on the day.

regards

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I sent them an email, but got no reply, can I just turn up on the day?


Do you know how to use a phone? You could just give them a call... :D
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Re: Swap meet Melbourne

Postby scratchman » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:39 am

silentbutdeadly wrote:
scratchman wrote:
cycles gitane wrote:You need to register with Abbotsford cycles via email and pay a $10 sellers fee on the day.

regards

Cycles Gitane

I sent them an email, but got no reply, can I just turn up on the day?


Do you know how to use a phone? You could just give them a call... :D

I have been advised to ring Charlie Farren, and I was only following the above instructions, sometimes an email
is best when dealing with a business as it's a record of your communication, anyway it's all good :wink:
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Re: Swap meet Melbourne

Postby scratchman » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:14 am

well I worked out how to use the phone and rang Charlie, seems it's going to be a big day
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Re: Swap meet Melbourne

Postby Dimitrizee » Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:29 pm

Hmm..rang and asked for a Charlie and was told they don't have a Charlie there? Anyway, was going to register but apparently theres no more room left for sellers. Oh well next time!
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Re: Swap meet Melbourne

Postby scratchman » Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:03 pm

Dimitrizee wrote:Hmm..rang and asked for a Charlie and was told they don't have a Charlie there? Anyway, was going to register but apparently theres no more room left for sellers. Oh well next time!

I referred to Charlie Farren, she and her husband Paul are involved with the Vintage Cycle club who are running the swap meet, and yes they have lots of sellers 8)
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Re: Swap meet Melbourne

Postby Tinker » Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:31 pm

Seeya all there!
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Re: Swap meet Melbourne

Postby scratchman » Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:47 pm

another good day, got some bits, pity about the temporary scaffold which took up some space.
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