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    Time once again to post the details for the 3rd annual Midwest Bicycle swapmeet.

    When: Sunday April 22nd, (rain date Sunday April 29th)
    Where: Haysville hometown market, Haysville, Kansas
    Time: vendor setup at 7am open for business at 8am and runs until ?

    New this year will be a Pre-swap ride Saturday evening, Haysville has some decent bicycle paths so bring something to ride!

    Out of towner's...
    Haysville has two Hotels, one of them is brand new and should be open for business in the next few weeks. Also dont forget the brand new Kansas Star Casino is open 24/7 and its just 7 minutes south of Haysville.

    Booth space still just $5

    Im also working on some raffle stuff, maybe some cool parts, or even a rat bike? one free entry per paid seller, extra tickets will be available for purchase. more details to come!

    Also... I just got word that a writer for Popular Mechanics magazine is interested in attending our swap meet, possibly to do an article for the magazine! I will keep you posted if I hear anything more.

    Please spread the word, lets make this year the biggest yet!!!

    Visit the Midwest bicycle swapmeet Facebook page here... http://www.facebook.com/pages/Midwest-Bicycle-Swapmeet/138329249606191

    More details at the official Midwest bicycle swapmeet website here... http://www.midwestbicycleswap.com
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    I'm saving my lunch money! Hoping to come out to buy more stuff I don't need! :mrgreen:
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    Haha, yeah just do like we do.... sell stuff so you can buy more stuff!! :mrgreen:
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    Save me a booth! The recent move caused me to unload a bunch of my goodies before the swap. Guess that means I need some more flippers!
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    Just wouldnt be the same without you.... so yeah, until I hear otherwise you have a booth with your name on it :D

    And yeah, your pickins looked pretty slim, but Im sure you'll get it all re-filled soon :mrgreen:
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    Save me one too 8)
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    You betcha...
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    I have a small pile of things i will never use so i will need a small spot 8) also being new to this i dont know how to price some of it :?: I dont want to bring it home with me so what would you put on say an old hawthorne headlight if i know what to price that i can probably figure from that what to put on the other stuff [​IMG]
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    ndaway... dont worry, we will have the room for you.

    I know if you spill the beans and show us your parts.... you wont have anything to sell at the swap meet :D

    price on the light, hmmm ? I would say keep en eye out for other sales to see what similar stuff sells for and go from there. No matter what its priced at, someone is sure to make an offer if they really want it.

    I try to price the stuff I dont want to haul home, pretty low. I try to make sure the stuff finds a new home. Sometimes it helps to give the Homies a good deal, that way we can trade back and forth and try to help each other out. Good bicycle Karma! :wink:
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    Yeah I'd encourage people to hang on to stuff for the swapmeet and not be tempted to sell prior to. Obviously the more stuff for sale at the swap the more successful it will be and increase the likelihood of it continuing.
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    Thanks guys :D. I really don't have a lot but I'm not trying to get rich just give the stuff I know I wont use a new home I would like some of that karma :p
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    Put me down for a booth! Don't know if I will have anything to sell or not, but it's worth it to me just to be able to attend & for the priviledge of buying!!! :lol: :mrgreen:
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    You got it! 8)
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    I've got a few goodies saved up for our swap. Trades are welcome.
    I had a great time last year and I'm sure this one will be better.
    The free pile was a success last time, so it may return again!
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    Was the free pile just yours or was it a community pile? Either way great idea I think I can round up some freebees :D
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    You know.... that sounds like a great idea!

    Im sure I can find an area to dedicate to a "community pile" of freebies.

    my only issue would be what happens to all the stuff that is left over at the end of the day?
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    It was just mine. Out in front of my booth. I was scared for a bit because people kept adding to it!
    Then all of a sudden some dude can along and took it all. He said he was an artist and one of his mediums was old bike junk. If you were at The Art of The Bicycle show then you saw some of his work.
    Free stuff is cool and all, but if no one wants it you got to drag it home.
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    Just a FYI... Harry the pinstriper will be on site, so if you need ANYTHING pinstriped, Harry is they guy!!!

    Ive gotta say, I have seen a LOT of different pinstripers and their work, but this Harry kid... One of the best by far! I dont know how he does it, but all of his designs are symmetrical, both sides match. A lot of guys CANT do this, you will be able to spot differences from one side to another.

    Very talented dude, and we are lucky to get him. 8)
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    That's awesome I was just thinking about some white pinstripeing on my Hawthorne on the forks and rear rack so I will bring it with me 8)

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