So I started listing the parts bin, priced as barters for beer. I'll take $$ too of course, but the idea was some guy would bring a 12-pack, leave with a seatpost, and we could discuss bikes over a beer in the meantime.
So far a modestly successful strategy. Have had a few nice conversations with guys rebuilding old steel frames - one of whom got a great deal on some Grand Bois tires, another took away a pair of 27" wheels, and a third took the truing stand.
|The list says "barter for Fat Tire," but I'm having success with guys bringing random local microbrews as well.