New Year means SWAP!

Every January for the last 20 years, the biggest, greatest bike swap in the midwest happens in Madison, the Chronometro/Brazen Dropouts Swap Meet.  This is where I spend pennies on the dollar to get all my expensive generator hubs, folding bikes, fenders, fancy racks, etc.  Here are few of the deals I have made:

  • Fully built wheel with SON generator hub-$150
  • Minty Dahon Folding Bike-$85
  • New Tubus rack-$12

Everything is priced to haggle.  Offering the full posted price is almost an insult to the seller and turns what should be a fun personal interaction into a cold monetary exchange. Let’s make a deal!

If you need a bike, studded tires, or want to get rid of stuff, this is the place to be.  A line forms early, so be prepared.  The best way to get in early on all the deals is to have a table as a lot of the sellers make exchanges before the doors even open to the buyers. Who’s going?

When Saturday, January 8, 2011
Time 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Where Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center
Cost $7 per person

Video by Michael Kienitz


About daveschlabowske

Cyclechic advocate from Milwaukee
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5 Responses to New Year means SWAP!

  1. Russell says:

    I of course could never miss this event.

  2. Russell says:

    Table #5!

  3. d'Andre says:

    $12 tubus rack? $85 folder? and I can’t go?!? argh! I need a straw buyer.

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