Friday, October 28, 2011

vintage bike swap meet @Richmond station


Sandwiched between Abbortsford Cycles and the Richmond station overpass,the bi annual vintage bike swap meet is fast becoming my favourite. It's a huge hit amongst the ancient, bike part hoarder crowd.ie me. Pretty much anything goes here,from a Sturmey Archer 3 speed,clapped out freewheeels to wooden rims which have seen better days.There's always a most excellent display of restored and wonderful treadlies.(of which more later) And of course you have to pass through the totally fantastic Abbortsford Cycles on the way in,and out.


How could you not love a bamboo Dursley Pedersen?

4 comments:

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I would so much love to go to that.

slow rpm said...

G'day John Lee.I know what's going on here.You collect all of these beautiful old bike parts which you can't use but can't bear to throw out.so you set up shop and hope someone else will buy them.To tell you the truth,I'm happy just to give them away!
cheers,

ian

Ben said...

very nice event. i just wrote about a bike expo in philadelphia. the old bikes have some very interesting details....

slow rpm said...

Hi Ben.There were a bunch of interesting vintage bikes at this swap meet,including a 1920s shaft drive. I'll post some more photos soon.

cheers,

ian

PS: just checked out your blog.Love that bucket of cranks and chain rings!