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Robbin Williams bike at auction

Old 10-13-16, 02:09 PM
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Robbin Williams bike at auction

he had lots of bikes.

https://paddle8.com/auction/robin-williams/
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Some beautiful/unusual bikes. Digging the Cooper track bike. I suppose there are enough potential buyers who would love any number of these bikes, and contribute to a good cause, but it seems like a lot of bikes to dump on the market all at once.
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Jeez, that list just kept on going and going. The man had quite a collection. I'd like to see a picture of how he stored them all, probably a cool room to be in.

Excellent charity for the proceeds of the auction to go to, nice gesture by his family.
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Wow. I think there are over 80 bikes for sale.
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Amazing - what a collection!
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How much do you think these will fetch above the starting bid? Some of them actually seem to be undervalued even if not considering it's a celebrity item. The Waterford with Red groupset has to be worth more than $1500, no? If they were my size I'd be tempted to bid for these just to have a piece of Robin's belongings.
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Wow, I had no idea he was such a cycling nut, what a collection!
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hmmm, RW had some wide-ranging tastes.

wasn't what I was expecting to see actually...thought there would be more of the older classics.

$350 shipping...? ouch.
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Originally Posted by johnnyace
Wow, I had no idea he was such a cycling nut, what a collection!
He was getting interviewed regularly at the TdF for a while. He was a pretty serious USPS groupie during that era. I like that the bikes are all ready to roll and they all show signs of use. Normally if you saw him in the media he was on specific bikes (like the USPS team bike), so it's cool that they've all seen the roads.

It's seems a lot like Jay Leno's car collection - if it's in the collection, it was there to be put on the road. There's a couple there that I'd be tempted to bid on too if they weren't all too small. That Dogma must be a 51.5. I imagine the prices will go pretty high since it's a charity auction, which is too bad. That would mean a lot of them will just be hung up somewhere.
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Ritchie Breakaway... Mmmm....

Starting bid for the Indy Fab is $25,000. Must be a typo.


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Crud, I found something I want. In my size (close enough, anyway- there are a lot of different sizes in the collection). I love Robin Williams and the charity. Watching item...
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Wow, Masi bike built for the Soviet Union national cycling teams:

Throughout the late 80s and early 90s, Masi regularly built bikes for the Soviet Union national cycling teams. Their bikes were notably used by the team in the 1988 Seoul Olympics and the Tour DuPont. The “3V Ma3N CCCP” was destined for such competitive use; however, following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 the team dissipated and the bikes were no longer needed. Masi consequently turned the bikes into a limited edition series of 100. This highly-coveted and extremely rare bike is built with 3V Volumetrica oversized tubing.
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Wow, Masi bike built for the Soviet Union national cycling teams:

Red, of course...
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Originally Posted by kc0bbq
He was getting interviewed regularly at the TdF for a while. He was a pretty serious USPS groupie during that era. I like that the bikes are all ready to roll and they all show signs of use. Normally if you saw him in the media he was on specific bikes (like the USPS team bike), so it's cool that they've all seen the roads.

It's seems a lot like Jay Leno's car collection - if it's in the collection, it was there to be put on the road. There's a couple there that I'd be tempted to bid on too if they weren't all too small. That Dogma must be a 51.5. I imagine the prices will go pretty high since it's a charity auction, which is too bad. That would mean a lot of them will just be hung up somewhere.
He actually rolled out on a stage of the TDF. Didn't stay very long but it was a site to see. My understanding is that Lance gave him a couple of Treks during that period.
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I know at one time he had a fabled Ibis Bow-ti. I don't see it in the collection, I wonder what happened to it.

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Who knew an orangutan could ride a bicycle!
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^Totally inappropriate. Nobody taught you manners or decency? Delete your post.

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Imagine walking out to your storage area and being able to pick from 80 plus bikes to ride depending on your mood. Boggles the mind.
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Curated collection, right? Like, each bike has a reason for being there. Honorable fetish for one with the means and the mind for it.
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Originally Posted by Meathorse
Who knew an orangutan could ride a bicycle!
You joined this forum 6 years ago, and in that period you've posted 6 times, including this. You really thought it was a good idea to come out of hibernation to make a "joke" like this?

Extremely distasteful, IMO.
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Such a cool collection of bikes. I'd love that District Carbon (not to mention the other pie-in-the-sky expensive bikes in the collection), but Robin was a wee bit smaller than me.

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You joined this forum 6 years ago, and in that period you've posted 6 times, including this. You really thought it was a good idea to come out of hibernation to make a "joke" like this?

Extremely distasteful, IMO.
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What a pathetic and uneducated thing to say.

Some people are going to be ecstatic. I'd actually bid on one but a future adoption is apparently going to put me in the poorhouse. I noticed a $350 shipping fee plus a 20% buyer's premium which goes to the auction house. So if you win at $3,000, it will end up being $3,000+$600+$350= $3,950. I'd still try but I'm torn. He was my favorite actor of recent times.
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I saw him a few times starting mtn bike rides.

Don't recall the bike, but it wasn't one of the Y- frame ones.

I think the electric bike maker had a shop nearby for a while.

Interesting designs, expensive retail space, he can't have sold much.
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Thankfully (I suppose), the one I was interested in quickly went past my comfort zone. Especially with the shipping charges. Really cool to watch, though.
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Originally Posted by Meathorse
Who knew an orangutan could ride a bicycle!
Enjoyed reading through the posts then I came to yours. WOW!!! Not funny at all. It's actually upsetting so I'll keep the choice words I have for you to myself.
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