Retro Recap: ZESTFESTDC featuring D&Q

D&Q’s first retro bike show featured a modest number of bicycles as a part of the ZestFestDC event at the  Loree Grand Field on October 22. While short notice of the event prevented many vintage bicycle owners from pedaling their prized possessions to the show, 3 vintage Raleigh bikes arrived from  bicycle mechanic Paul Reighard’s collection. Others were displayed by a few collectors who appeared as the sun began to set on another fine autumn day. Among the bikes on display were Jay Keese’s restored 1967 Raleigh DL-1, Alan Goad’s 60′s Schwinn Collegiate, and my own 1964 Schwinn Mark IV.  Dandies Emil King and Bipin Badhe made dapper appearances. I’m already looking forward to the next show and seeing the bikes of those who enthusiastically responded to my e-mail about the show but were unable to attend.  Below is a glimpse of both old and new retro bikes on display at the event. Thank you tothe NoMa BID and  ReadySetDC for inviting us to participate in ZestFestDC.  Thank you to the Bicycle Space and their veteran mechanic Paul Reighard for the bike racks and vintage rides.

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  1. Danielle says:

    This makes me totally depressed. I live in Clarendon and a few weeks ago my circa 1976 green schwinn was stolen right out of my back yard. It had an awesome basket and everything. I was riding in serious style for quite some time. I just hope that the next owner loves it as much as I did!

  2. Dave says:

    Danielle,

    Sorry to hear your Raliegh was stolen. I am about to post on Craigslist a 1973 black men’s Raleigh Sports, in very good all-original condition cosmetically (it all gleams, and people stop to admire it) and perfect mechanically (all bearings redone, new, high-grade German tires, etc.). It was my Dad’s neighbor’s, so I know the whole history of the bike, and I have the original saddle bag, pump, and headlight. I’d love it to go to a Seersuckerer who will enjoy it for its style.

    If you, or anyone you know are interested, please email me via Raleigh.8.mocool@spamgourmet dot com