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Bikers tumble into Park Slope for ‘Jumble’

Fine tuning: Bike mechanic Adam Sadowsky fiddles with a steed at the Bike Jumble flea market at Old Stone House on May 9.
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

Bike lovers flocked to Washington Park in Park Slope to tumble and fumble through a jumble of bikes at the semi-annual Bike Jumble bicycle flea market on May 9.

The Jumble, which claims to be New York’s only bike flea market, provides shoppers the chance to pick from a variety of cheap-o “beater bikes” as well as pricier rides, and has a tune-up station so buyers can get the a-okay on their new bikes. One amateur bike mechanic who volunteered at the event said the demand kept his hands plenty busy.

“I definitely got a solid 50 people coming through for a tune-up,” said Adam Sadowsky of Manhattan, who kindly lent his expertise to the people of Brooklyn.

For those bummed about missing the Jumble (including your correspondent, who thought he was all set in the bike department until some fiendish brigand gershed his trusty steed in Bushwick on the afternoon of the Jumble) the organizers are throwing another flea market at Erie Basin Park in Red Hook on June 7.

Bike Jumble, in Erie Basin Park in Red Hook, nybikejumble.com, June 7.

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at nhurowitz@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz

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