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Old 10-26-04, 04:22 PM
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would you ever sell the bike that propelled you up Brasstown bald?

explanation here

If you believe this one, then I've got some swampland in Florida that's going cheap!!

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Actually, that is legit. I live in Athens (I go to UGA) and I pass by Jittery Joe's (coffee shop) and The Hub (bike shop that is right across the street) at Five Points every day on my bike when I go to school. This shop is less than one mile from my apartment and from that pic that is definitely the side of the counter in the shop. Not only that, but look at the name of the seller. factoryhub. As in, The Hub bike shop. And Cesar is an Athens native, so I wouldn't doubt it.
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To a lot of pro's and even a lot of Cat II's the bike is just a tool to get the job done, nothing more.

Some teams have contracts where the bikes are team property, while others have a deal where the rider gets to keep the bike. If the riders do get to keep their bikes, as team sponsors/suppliers change, a lot are sold. It's money after all.

I like the tagline "get the bike that dropped Lance"

A: as if it was the bikes doing

B: Cesar had a GREAT ride, but if he was closer to the overall lead, Armstrong probably would have chased immediatly, and not waited for Voight to make the first move.

I saw Cesar a few weeks ago in Greenville, He Rocks, and those bikes are Beautiful.

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Originally Posted by NickSchmidt
Actually, that is legit. I live in Athens (I go to UGA) and I pass by Jittery Joe's (coffee shop) and The Hub (bike shop that is right across the street) at Five Points every day on my bike when I go to school. This shop is less than one mile from my apartment and from that pic that is definitely the side of the counter in the shop. Not only that, but look at the name of the seller. factoryhub. As in, The Hub bike shop. And Cesar is an Athens native, so I wouldn't doubt it.
Interesting. Makes me want to bust out my video tape of the Tour of Georgia and see if he really was riding it.

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Originally Posted by Smoothie104
To a lot of pro's and even a lot of Cat II's the bike is just a tool to get the job done, nothing more.

Some teams have contracts where the bikes are team property, while others have a deal where the rider gets to keep the bike. If the riders do get to keep their bikes, as team sponsors/suppliers change, a lot are sold. It's money after all.

I like the tagline "get the bike that dropped Lance"

A: as if it was the bikes doing

B: Cesar had a GREAT ride, but if he was closer to the overall lead, Armstrong probably would have chased immediatly, and not waited for Voight to make the first move.

I saw Cesar a few weeks ago in Greenville, He Rocks, and those bikes are Beautiful.

G'day,

agree with smoothie. most pro's won't have any emotional attachment to a particular bike. Robbie McEwen's bikes come up quite regularly in 'for sale' sites here in Oz...(complete with the email address in Belgium). At the end of the 'tour down under' or the Sun tour in oz, you can easily pickup some bikes & bits from pros for cash...they'll sell the jersey off their backs if the price is right, (seen that ahppen a few times)....tools of the trade, nothing more, nothing less,

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I have to admit I've never even been tempted to buy a bike ridden by a pro to use as a rider, and this is no doubt the real deal.

Pro bikes are ridden...hard.
 
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Pro bikes are ridden...hard
that would be my issue too...that & robbie is a dwarf .......but I sure woulda liked some o' dem Litespeeds he was flogging!...maybe if I just cut a few inches off my legs...hmmm

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Ex-Pro bikes often fail within a few years of buying them. They're often made to be light at the expense of sturdiness, and the riders beat the crap out of them, both riding hard and crashing on them. Doesn't really matter to them, since they get a new one the next year.
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Originally Posted by NickSchmidt
Actually, that is legit. I live in Athens (I go to UGA) and I pass by Jittery Joe's (coffee shop) and The Hub (bike shop that is right across the street) at Five Points every day on my bike when I go to school. This shop is less than one mile from my apartment and from that pic that is definitely the side of the counter in the shop. Not only that, but look at the name of the seller. factoryhub. As in, The Hub bike shop. And Cesar is an Athens native, so I wouldn't doubt it.
You'd think the Hub would buy it as a momento to hang from the ceiling.
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it could be cesars...i mean he wont need it anymore at navigators
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Okay, well not to bring up a relatively dead topic, but I was in the Hub today buying a new pump for my new road bike. And I asked the guys that work there about the bike and everything I said is correct. The Hub IS selling Cesar's bike. It was in the back of the shop and I saw it with my own eyes. They are selling it for him because Cesar apparently isn't fluent with ebay so they are just doing him a favor. It's all true fellas. Apparently after I asked him said that I'm like the 20th person to ask him personally if the auction was legit (I guess a bunch of people in the athens area have seen the auction too and were curious). Again, it is in fact Cesar's bike.
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g'day,

another of Robbie's TDF bikes up for grabs....& a jersey & number.....again....too bad he's such a midget!...cheap buying at $5K AUD for you seppo's though ($3750 USD)

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http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....sPageName=WD4V
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Originally Posted by Hitchy
g'day,

another of Robbie's TDF bikes up for grabs....& a jersey & number.....again....too bad he's such a midget!...cheap buying at $5K AUD for you seppo's though ($3750 USD)

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http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....sPageName=WD4V

That is a knockout deal. Shame I'm 6'1"
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