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Pics From The North Texas Vintage Bicycle Swap Meet – Garland, Texas

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Yesterday, we drove out to Garland, Texas to check out the North Texas Vintage Bicycle Swap Meet – sponsored by Don Johle’s Bike World and Rat Rod Bikes. I love bike swap meets because they’re clearing houses for bike hoarders – my kind of people. Fortunately, my wife always comes along and brings me back to reality. Otherwise, we would have a garage full of bikes and no money to pay the mortgage.

Instead, I satisfy my vintage bike addiction with my hoards of photographs. Here are a few (click here to see the set).

We did discover a great new (to us) bike shop. While at the swap meet, we popped into Don Johle’s Bike World to check it out. It was a small, run-down, mom & pop type establishment with an odd mix of road bikes, BMX bikes, mountain bikes, and cruisers – as well as a few cool vintage restorations (mostly BMX). What won us over was the really friendly staff, who you could tell, really loves bikes.

Lil' Tiger


Line Up




This is Jonathan from the bike blog: A Bicycle’s Point Of View. Here is a great write up that he did for the Swap Meet.

Written by dickdavid

June 10, 2012 at 5:58 am

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  1. Thanks for the post. There were some awfully cool bikes out there. Those old stingrays brought back memories. Before there were mountain bikes, we used to put motorcycle bars, knobbies, and tool bags on ours to turn them into adventure bikes.


    June 10, 2012 at 12:39 pm

  2. Gotta love the banana seats.


    June 22, 2012 at 1:55 pm

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