L’Eroica 2011. The Flea market [photographs].


Day one on Saturday sees the flea market come into town, I say flea market it is a great big cycle jumble in English terms. Stretched out either side of Gaiole’s main road this jumble is big and not only is it big, it is good, very good. Everything you ever needed for your period build and all the accompaniments to go with it can be found here. Even the rarest of the rare is on the tables, it seems that the cream of Italy’s cycle merchandise dealers have landed in Chianti for the day to bless all of the hungry with their wares. You simply do not get a selection this good in the U.K.

I could have bought it all, I really could. Had I gone there with an empty suitcase and a full bank account I surely would have at least grabbed a frame or two, and some wheels, and a groupset and then probably most of the other needed components to build a complete. Instead I bought a Gios T-shirt, I figured I should buy something off them considering how much I was lurking around their stall all day, staring at those beautiful blue frames.

Peep more photographs over at my Flickrspot.

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5 Responses to “L’Eroica 2011. The Flea market [photographs].”

  1. Jonathan Sadler Says:

    That looks like a dream come true. So much stuff that i need that until a minute ago I did not know existed.
    One question: how do you know when your bank account is full? I guess when you go to the bank and try to put more money in it and they say, “Sorry. Your account is full.”

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  3. lpcc Says:

    it looks crazy.
    Moser in a box?


  4. texas longhorn Says:

    nice pix slick. have you got any shots of your 70’s machine?

    • Gavin Campbell Says:

      Hey, thanks.
      Unfortuantely no proper shots of my race machine, I do have a phone pic somewhere though… I’ll dig it out. It was ok, nothing remarkable, it had a mix of GS and unbranded group parts and also a heavy frame made of unknown tubing. That said, it did get me round with no technicals.

      My cycling partner ( lucky sod ) got given a Cinelli model A to ride, that was lovely and he pretty much had a smile on his face all day.

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