What's the heck is a Veloswap?
Billed as the world's largest, Veloswap is a "consumer bicycling and sports expo." That's fancy talk for a massive bazaar of all things cycling, complete with haggling merchants and keen buyers hungry for a bargain. Vendors range from massive corporations (Subaru, a.k.a. Fuji Heavy) to a solitary guy selling a bike on a blanket.
It was held in Denver this past weekend. If you missed it... well, there's always next year. Here's a few pics (and a video) from the event.
The crowded exhibition hall:
Chain rings and wine cozies, hmm..
Tires, tires everywhere:
Some vendors were more organized than others:
It wasn't all the latest bling:
A crowd tore into a pile of discount cycling socks. Like blood thirsty sharks swirling, a feeding frenzy ensued:
Vendors were creative:
Occasional desperate measures:
The pics above can only give you a small sense of how big this event was. Here's a little video that helps capture the scale: