Attending the annual swap meet at Trexlertown is like going to a history class on bike parts and kit. Parts, and in some cases brands that no longer grace the the shelves of bike shops get a second life through the swap meet. There are bargains to be had for sure, but most of the tables are populated by parts from days when you drilled them to save weight. It is a true coming together of the east coast cycling community from New York to Philadelphia. I am sure most people head home with a trunk load of kit and like myself wonder “now why did I buy that?”.