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5th Annual Great Southwest Bike Swap – March 4, 2012

I’ve missed the Great Southwest Bike Swap for the last few years, so it was a priority to make it out to Fort Worth for this year’s event. Having never been to a swap meet before, let alone a bike swap meet, I had no idea what to expect. Admittedly, I had delusions of a massive hall, with rows and rows with dealers dumping extra inventory, enthusiasts ready to unload their spare parts for next to nothing, collectors willing to part with some of their bikes and artisans with unique bike crafts.

In reality, it was probably a fraction of that delusion. There was a little bit of everything that I expected, but it was somewhat underwhelming. Perhaps, if this event were down the street from me, I would have had a lower expectation. However, trekking to the complete opposite end of the Metroplex, my hopes were higher. The swap seemed more like a big garage sale with lots of used stuff that nobody wanted.

I guess if I could have geeked out a little bit more and comb through everything, I might have found a little treasure. But with family in tow, my visit ended before any great finds.

I did leave the event a bit inspired. I’d like to see about setting up something like this in my neck of the woods. Perhaps a Dallas Bike Flea Market – sort of like what Bike Friendly Oak Cliff did with last year’s bike fair, but with more individual participants and food trucks.

5th Annual Great Southwest Bike Swap – March 4, 2012

5th Annual Great Southwest Bike Swap – March 4, 2012

5th Annual Great Southwest Bike Swap – March 4, 2012

5th Annual Great Southwest Bike Swap – March 4, 2012

5th Annual Great Southwest Bike Swap – March 4, 2012

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While we were in Fort Worth, we stopped by the new Trinity Bicycles location at Sundance Square in Fort Worth. They were still setting up, but it’s coming along nicely.

Trinity at Sundance Square

Trinity Bikes at Sundance Square

Written by dickdavid

March 5, 2012 at 8:38 am

5th Annual Great Southwest Bike Swap – March 4, 2012

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For some reason, I always miss this event. This year, I’m going to do my best to make it out to the 5th Annual Great Southwest Bike Swap Meet. This is a one-day event where bicycle shops, frame builders and independent bike geeks can buy, sell, trade and show bicycle stuff. Sounds like a perfect way to spend a Sunday.

Date: Sunday, March 4, 2012
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm
1100 Circle Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76119-8111

The Resource Connection of Tarrant County Campus is located on the south side of Fort Worth, off of I-20 and Campus Drive (Exit 439), One exit east of the I-20/I-35W interchange, north of I-20.

The event will be in building 2300 on the north side of the campus. The entrance and exit will be on the northwest corner of the building and will be clearly marked.

Admission: FREE to the public

RAFFLE PRIZES: Raffle tickets will be on sale for $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. Drawings will be held every half-hour for raffle prizes to those present, with a grand prize set of Mavic wheels to be drawn at the close of the show. Must be present to win raffle prizes.

For more information call Rick at Colonel’s Bicycles (817) 924-1333.

Written by dickdavid

January 21, 2012 at 6:50 am

Great Southwest Bike Swap and Cross Race – January 16

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The 4th Annual Great Southwest Bike Swap & Race is a one day swap meet hosted by Colonel’s Bicycles – where bicycle industry reps, frame builders and everyday bike geeks can get together and buy, sale and trade bicycle stuff. If you would like a table, prices start at $30 and go to $100. Looks like this year, it will be in conjunction with a cross race and criterium, hosted by Holland Racing.

DATE: Sunday, January 16, 2011
TIME: 9:00am – 2:30pm
LOCATION: Tarrant County Resource Center Connection
1100 Circle Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76119-8111

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Written by dickdavid

January 8, 2011 at 8:34 pm