FrankenBike to mark 10 years of free swap meets on Saturday

Andrew Kyle, left, checks out bike parts being sold by Andy Outcalt at FrankenBike, a free bike swap meet. File photo by ALBERTO MARTINEZ/Austin American-Statesman

Andrew Kyle, left, checks out bike parts being sold by Andy Outcalt at FrankenBike, a free bike swap meet. File photo by ALBERTO MARTINEZ/Austin American-Statesman

Halk up 10 years in the books for FrankenBike.

The free monthly event – part bike swap meet, part keg party and all bike-geek-o-rama – will celebrate its anniversary with a special event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 27 at Independence Brewing Company, 3913 Todd Lane, Suite 607.

Patrick Crovo, left, buys bike parts from Carlos Barron at FrankenBike in 2012. File photo by ALBERTO MARTINEZ/Austin American-Statesman

Patrick Crovo, left, buys bike parts from Carlos Barron at FrankenBike in 2012. File photo by ALBERTO MARTINEZ/Austin American-Statesman

FrankenBike at Clown Dog

Besides the usual tabletops spread with cranksets and derailleurs, bike seats, handlebars and used cycling jerseys, FrankenBike officials will unveil their very first FrankenBike video, new websites and the third edition of their annual Austin FrankenBike map.

Local bands Stoic’s Descent, The Kneivels and Bad Dad will provide live music and Quality Seafood will sell food. And did we mention beer?

For more information go the organization’s webpage here or its Facebook page here.

Austin-born FrankenBike takes place monthly at rotating sites across the city. This weekend’s event will be the 119th.

Part of the event’s charm comes from the mix of attendees. From high-end roadies to commuters and the fixie crowd, they all converge to find new homes for their no-longer-needed stuff.

FrankenBike now operates meets in San Antonio, Houston, Corpus Christi, Denton, Dallas, Fort Worth, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Portland and Las Vegas.


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