Cascade held their annual bike swap Sunday. I, along with my wife who HATES crowds and bike swaps, but loves, and about a thousand of my closest acquaintances, converged on the Seattle Center Exhibition hall to see what we could get for cheap! 🙂 The downside for a new biker is the lack or time and professional advice, the upside is saving money. It’s a tradeoff, but it was fun!
As you can see, there was no lacking for stuff or people! It was a busy day for me, so I had to make it a quick round. But like I said I didn’t need anything. There was every component I had ever heard of, and some I hadn’t EVER seen before. Bikes ranging from kids trikes to classic lever shift 10 speeds to some of the most sophisticated bikes I’ve ever seen.
Backs, panniers and tools, anything a biker could ask!
Well given all this, there is no way I could get out without buying SOMETHING! So what did I come out with?
A Specialized bike jersey, high pressure mini-pump and a multi bike tool. Hex wrenches, screw driver, bottle opener, and chain breaker. it all fits together into one! All for under $45.
My friend Liz spent less than $60 for a 4 bike Thule rack, jersey and pump, Amanda a Jersey and coat. Great day, and great values. Worth the $5 admission fee!
I have to say though, I had to stop and consider what you see in the picture below. A hedge against layoffs? A dream to live in Key West? Or just money on the side? Oh well its fun to think about!