The annual Trexlertown swap meet happened over the weekend, May 2nd inside the velodrome and also May 1-3rd at the firehouse next door for the more antique items. The weather was perfect and all the usual suspects were in attendance, as well as an ever expanding crop of folks new to the game. It is good to see the next generation and the enthusiasm they have. This first set of photos is from Saturday inside the velodrome(the first two pics). Then we went to the firehouse next door on the way out and that is where I saw the most interesting stuff of the weekend. A seller had a table full of rare French parts and two interesting French constructeur bikes. I bought a few items, hoping he would be there on Sunday again, but alas, he was not.  Enjoy!

 Nice group of track bikes. Holdsworth, Harry Quinn, etc.

 Interesting hinged rear fender on a fixed gear bike to facilitate easy rear wheel removal when changing a flat with rear facing drop outs.

 Rene Herse cranks

 VERY interesting 1930’s French constructeur bike.

 Cyclo Rosa chain rings. Cranks are just installed backwards on the frame, not left hand drive.

 Rear rack with wing nut attachments.

 Seat cluster with all types of braze ons.

 Rear brake with brazed on pivots on the inside of the seat stays and cable stop.

 brass clamp Guidonnet levers, RARE!

 Fork crown and front brake with brazed on pivots. Barely in view is the brazed on generator mount.

 Reynolds 531 stamp on chain stay.

 Rare Tank pedals.

 Another view of the rear cable stop

 Early Phillipe stem.

Cyclo rear derailleur cable stops.
Rear Maxi (pre CAR) drum brake hub
Maxi (pre Car) front hub

 Reynolds 531 stamp on fork blades.

 Thomann Randonneur bike, pretty nice bike but odd that it has steel wheels.

 Dual luxor 51 hammered front lights

 Rear Luxor light and Jos reflector.

 Very cool hammered chain guard.

 More elaborate alloy chain guards of various marques.

 Lots of Jos and Radios lights and reflectors.

 Ideale Record 60 alloy rail saddle

2 thoughts on “Trexlertown spring 2015 swap meet report part 1

  1. These “guidonnet” brake levers fitted to the French randonneur frame a of the Erpelding make. The Luxembourgian Eugène Erpelding developped a handle bar for three positions for what these levers were made.


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