Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Serfas swap meet...Wow!

The 1st Serfas parking lot swap meet was a huge success! We weren't sure what to expect at the beginning of December but the turn out was way beyond our expectations. We had over 1500 people filter through our parking lot, which by the way was completely packed with vendors selling everything in the bicycling spectrum.
From new overstock products (from Serfas, Profile, Ladera cyclery, Helen's Cycles, Rocky mountain and THE/Vigor) to used single speed vintage conversions and even electric bikes. There were also vendors selling off demo bikes for amazing prices and many vendors selling what they had collected in their own stable of bikes.
All in all I think it was so successful we will do another in the spring but we may try to expand into a larger parking lot... one nice thing is street parking was plentiful and everything went off without hitch.

Ray and John looking over the very full parking lot.

The Serfas sales corner.

Jeff from Ladera Cyclery seemed very happy with the attention he was getting.

I didn't even notice Erik's crazy face until after I took the photo... of a happy eye wear customer (my daughter) wearing the force 4 glasses.

Domino finishing up with another happy customer.

The view from the street.

Late in the day there was still plenty for people to pick through.

Our happy Los Angeles rep braught plenty of good stuff to sell.

Plenty of factory direct gear from THE, Intense and Vigor.

Thankfully I didn't bring much cash with me because there was plenty of odds and ends to be had. I could have filled my car with all the great stuff I saw.

Brand new bikes from Rocky Mountain bikes ready for a new home.

Gary "GNU" from Profile/ Bellwether... I think they sold almost everything they came with from Tri-bike components to Bellwether clothing.

Plenty of bicycling gear to ogle (or buy)
We want to thank all of the participants for coming out and making it a fun Saturday at the office.
And check back often for an update on our next swap meet in the spring.

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