The Philly Bike Expo was held in an old Armory that was very interesting and beautiful. The architecture in Philadelphia is really fantastic. You could spend weeks looking at buildings and houses.
We drove down and set up on Friday, then went to Engin Cycles for a pre-event party. Drew at Engin is doing some great work and has one of the best equipped shops around [and he knows what he is doing too].
We were hosted by our customer in NJ, Mark and his daughter Rachel. We were delivering Rachel’s bike and Mark has a Light Roadster in the making, that we will be taking to NAHBS in Austin. The were a lot of fun and we went to the City Tavern for dinner on Saturday.
The Expo was well attended and we would say a great success. Our hats are off to the organizers and all at Bilenky Cycles. This is their first show and they did a fantastic job and for sure will now be an annual event. And we got to see Hot Dog Man.
On Sunday they held a swap Meet out side and there were some fantastic bicycles out there, like this Schwinn Town & Country tandem and this Columbia Scorcher.
Like most shows, I did not get out of the booth very much, because the event was so well attended. So many people came by to say hello and see the bikes!
When we got back I had a package from Acorn Bags waiting for me at the post office :) I bought some Acorn bags to use on a show bike for NAHBS. I have wanted some Acorn bags for a long time, but they are very hard to come by. I have to say well worth the effort to purchase their work. Really fantastic stuff.