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Spring Carlisle 2012 (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'BIKE TALK' started by expjawa, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. expjawa

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    Although the real bike collectors go to Ann Arbor this weekend, I was in Carlisle, PA for the Spring Carlisle swap meet. Car guys, of course, know about Carlisle - the city hosts a series of swap meet/car shows all season long. Most are brand-specific, but the season opening "Spring" event is non-denominational. Vendors bring out all sorts of stuff. In between the piles of old car parts, though, are a lot of bicycles (and tricycles).

    My father & I walked it all Thursday and Friday. I took pictures of 1/3 to 1/2 of the bikes I saw. I can't really say why some compelled me to take a picture and others didn't, although ones with crazy price tags encouraged me to keep walking. I saw a riding condition Apple Krate w/ rear disc brake for $1800, a his/her pair of average, standard Stingrays for $2000, and a restorable Firestone Super Deluxe for $550. None of those were photographed, although I wish I'd shot the Firestone for research purposes. Anyway, here are the pictures.

    An Evans with a really wide tank:
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    A chrome Roadmaster Skylark:
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    A lady's Columbia ballooner:
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    A folding adult trike:
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    Rollfast Space Flyer (was nice but $180 was more than I wanted to spend):
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    An exercise bike a little different from what you guys normally part out:
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    An Elgin trike:
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    Continued...
    A couple of cool little trikes:
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    Truck full of Stingray models:
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    Hawthorne (I think) trike with truss rods and skirt guards:
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    Later Stingray & Ross Barracuda:
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    Girl's Barracuda:
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    Pile of bikes, trikes, pedal cars, etc:
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    AMF:
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    20" Monark Rocket:
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    Really cool pedal jet trike:
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    Ross Skyrocket & a twin-bar Typhoon:
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    Wee little bikes:
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    A tandem child's tricycle (I've never seen one of those before):
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    A Ross trike:
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    Mr. America bike:
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    And two I came home with -
    A Sears middleweight w/Spaceliner-type frame:
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    And a TBD skip tooth ballooner:
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    This was fun, just got back yesterday. That trike tandem was cool and I too was tempted by the rollfast. There was a bone shaker too but other than that those were all the noteworthy bikes.
     
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    I like the mr america
     
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    It seems like every car show swap meet I find alot of overpriced bikes and few deals. I think most people selling are looking for a big fish!
     
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    Nice pics. I almost feel like I was there! Those last two pics look like they were taken in your basement. Did you buy those two? What is a TBD ballooner? Gary
     
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    Thanks for the pics :wink: The last time I went to Carlisle was 2007 Muscle Cars 8) I want to go to the Corvette one though :mrgreen:
     
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    Yes, I did. The "TBD ballooner" hasn't been identified, thus "TBD" - to be determined...
     
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    thanks for the pics. Do you remember what they were selling the Elgin tricycle for?
     
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    And probably for good reason, too. This just asks for WWIII breaking out.

    Superb finds, though. All of them!
     

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