Last swap meet for Memory Lane spring 2018

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  1. #21 Posted Jan 11, 2018

    I live for the CABE

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    I've been collecting bicycles for 38 year's and every since I heard of the Swap meet and started buying parts from them and Chesnut Hollow I've dreamed of going. Everything was finally going to line up financially, health wise and the free time next year! I can't believe I'm going to miss it by one year! I almost feel like crying!
     
  2. #22 Posted Jan 11, 2018

    I live for the CABE

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    Do you think the Ann Arbor swap meet will increase in size to make up for the loss of Memory Lane?
     
  3. #23 Posted Jan 11, 2018

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    This is very sad news. Everyone should make an effort to go to this show.
     
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  4. #24 Posted Jan 11, 2018

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    SORRY TO HEAR, BUT LIKE PAUL SAYS ONE DOOR CLOSES AND ANOTHER OPENS!
    LOTS OF GOOD MEMORIES!
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  5. #25 Posted Jan 11, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Ann Arbor might eventually take a hit too.
    For those that live far away, going for a Sunday morning meet doesn't seem as good as a 4-5 day relaxed meet.
    ML is a social event with other collectors, AA is the Oklahoma land rush for activity.
    Together they make for a great time, seperate, not so sure.
     
  6. #26 Posted Jan 12, 2018

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    Wasn't their talk of AA going to 2 days if ML closed? Or was this just idle chit chat?
     
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  7. #27 Posted Jan 12, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Honestly, this spring meet doesn't have to end. Bill Feasel use to put on a meet at Findlay, Ohio, at a fairground. ( With buildings/barns you set up in. Rain was no problem because you were inside.)
    This meet would start on Wednesday and basically end Saturday, early, and then everybody would drive to Perrysburg where the old Memory Lane was.
    Everybody would hang around there and then head north to Ann Arbor for the Sunday meet.
    This was back in the 1980's.
    The hobby was actually smaller then it is now and I don't see why this couldn't start up again somewhere else in Ohio.
     
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  8. #28 Posted Jan 12, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Do they plan on going to a bigger building or just getting out of the bike business?
     
  10. #30 Posted Jan 12, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    We went to Memory Lane and the swap meet a few years ago in October. It was a neat place and left quite a bit of money with the lady there. I’ve also ordered many items over the years. I’m sad to hear of the closing. Living in KS makes for a long road trip but really enjoyed our time there.


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  11. #31 Posted Jan 12, 2018

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    For me a 12 hour one way ride is out of the question for a six hour show. I really hope another show takes its place. V/r Shawn
     
  12. #32 Posted Jan 12, 2018

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    Same here.
     
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  13. #33 Posted Jan 13, 2018

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    Everyone who has ever wanted to attend the Memory Lane Spring meet, but hasn't - should make an effort to go this year. This has always been one of the best meets every year. And we should show are support and gratitude to the good people at Memory Lane by making this the biggest show ever.
     
  14. #34 Posted Jan 13, 2018

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Catfish, you are absolutely right. It will be heartbreaking but we have a chance to turn it into a huge celebration of everything good about the hobby. And also, for some of us more local guys, I was really impressed with Paul Kleppert and the AA gang's new swap meet in Royal Oak, Mi. Maybe that will turn into a really big deal. Hope so...
     
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  15. #35 Posted Jan 13, 2018

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  16. #36 Posted Jan 13, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    It would be cool to do a ride Saturday afternoon before everyone leaves for Ann Arbor
     
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  17. #37 Posted Jan 13, 2018

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    Good idea!
     
  18. #38 Posted Jan 13, 2018

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    My Dad and I might be down--depending on the weather! V/r Shawn
     
  19. #39 Posted Jan 14, 2018

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    I'm going to do my best to make it! I've never been but wanted to go last spring. Everyone I talk to say if your into the bike hobby this is a must. Sounds like the spring show needs to be on my bicycle bucket list. I hope I can make it this year and hope to meet all the guys I chat with on here!
     
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  20. #40 Posted Jan 14, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I haven't missed a Memory Lane show for going on 5 years. This is devastating news. I'll be there for this spring show and would definitely be down for a Saturday ride. Grand Rapids is such a gorgeous area.
     
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