Posts Tagged ‘flea market’

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

October 4, 2011

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.

Vintage Cycle Jersey Collection

February 5, 2009

I have been looking for a nice woolen jersey to go underneath my jacket for a while, as wearing a cotton t-shirt was becoming insufficient.

I find the problem with jerseys is they fit too damn tight… and yes I know they are meant to but I come from the school of Hip Hop so when it comes to t-shirts and jumpers I am reaching for the XL.
Little did I know that a good quality vintage cycle shirt in an XL is quite rare.

After scouring Ebay and various shops looking for the ‘right one’ I got a call off Frank from Urban Village ( Birmingham’s finest dealer in all things vintage ) saying he had just had a big delivery of jerseys in from Belgium… so I went over last week and took a peep.


I have been after one of those Brooklyn chewing gum jerseys for a while and I thought I had got my mitts on one until I tried it on, too small.
I am not even that big!

I did manage to get one in the end and I love it.
The problem is now I have found one, I need another.

Peep more like these at his stall at the Custard Factory flea market every Sunday.

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