The annual swap meets in Trexlertown, PA. happened over this past weekend, Oct 2-4th. The swap on Saturday was inside the Lehigh Valley velodrome in Trexlertown, PA. The weather was miserable. Cold and rainy. We were there at 6:30 AM scouring the landscape for wheelin' and dealin'. The fall swap is generally the bigger one as shops are trying to get rid of stock they did not sell over the summer season as well as individual vendors cleaning out garages and basements. This year though the weather was a huge factor in limiting attendance. The infield was only half full of vandors and the riders pits were also not very full. Last year was much the same in terms of attendance and weather. A bit overall disappointing. We got a handful of good items, Sometimes poor weather works to your advantage as there is not so many people competing for stuff and vendors do not want to load the cold steel and waterlogged cardboard boxes back into their cars at the end of the day. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera so I have no pictures from that day. I did see some cool bikes though. an Aplehans track bike, a pair of Frejus road bikes, Nagasawa track, and Yamaguchi track, as well as many others!
The swap next door at the firehouse ran from Friday through Sunday, and has been an annual event since about 1984. It used to be held in a close by town called Macungie. It is mostly antique bike stuff including muscle bikes and balloon tire machines as well as some lightweight stuff. You never know what will show up! Again, vendor turnout was low because of the weather. Two days of rain made the grass field a soggy mess. We were there again at 6;30 AM and got a bunch of bikes and some small parts. I remembered my camera this time! So all the below photos are from the Sunday swap at the firehouse.