Hi Pete! ( waves )
You know edric, sometimes the jumble's poo and you're waaay better off going to ebay. All that hassle of travel cost when you could stay in the comfort of your own sofa making a tidy amount out of bike bits.
Avoid embarrassing social contact with other mountain bikers ( I'm doing clumsey heavy irony, can you tell? )...YOU MAY NOT LIKE THEM!
Petrol, diesel, parking fees and expensive barrista-made coffee with delicatessen cakes ( bit of a sh1t nightshift, just ignore me; Pete'll back me when I say I'll soon run out of steam and naff off to bed....IF I can kick the narcoleptic dog off it ) BUGGER THAT! Get yerself round to Aldi for 4 kilos of coffee and a 30-pack of " deli " cakes AND STILL have change out of a pound coin as you rush off to bargain heaven on Gumtree.
I made the jumble to be anti-ebay, mates' rates and a big-@rsed giggle. Sometimes it's poo, most times it rocks with stupid bargain prices and/or loads of cash for sellers.
Loads of parking at okay prices
Mountain, road, fixie, bmx and just plain weird.
Month after month, year after year ( 7th year this September ). The regulars often swap stuff and save a fotune or give in the knowledge the favour returned will be at least equal or twice as lush ( " Godfather Rules " ).
Come and make mistakes, lose some money, meet people you'll disagree with loudly over cocaine-strength coffee. You might hate it.