Monday, May 18, 2009
I sold a matching pair of Schwinn Collegiate bikes. A his-and-hers pair. With brand new tires and a full tune up they were in perfect condition. I buffed the chrome with some #oo steel wool and they were looking better then new. They were rust free bikes from Texas, ready for another 25+ years of urban riding. The other city bike I gave away for a paltry $25.00 simply because I like to see people using their alternative transportation on a regular basis.
Posted by NEAT Mike at 11:29 PM
It was a pleasure to meet like minded cyclists as well as old friends at the BCM bike swap. The opening sales rush from 10am-11am was very intense! If you did not get there early then you most likely missed out on a great deal. Thanks to the Bicycle Coalition of Maine for putting on another great bicycle swap. I heard there were almost 2000 people there and they made a lot of money for their bicycle advocacy efforts. As for me, I had considerable interest in the cargo bike and handed out many business cards to excited cyclists.
Judging by the prices people were asking for the bikes they were selling, I guess I was not pricing my bike high enough for the market. My friend and I sold 2 bikes before they even got into the door of the swap. I guess great bikes at great prices sell fast!
Posted by NEAT Mike at 11:19 PM