Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Some stories are happy

About 1993 I built a lugged frame and fork with a fillet brazed stem for this guy in the photo. He put all Dura Ace parts on it and rode it until May of this year when the bike was stolen. Usually around here bikes that get stolen are never seen again. A couple of days ago someone came by with the bike, paint partially stripped and a bunch of low-end parts had been installed. The story was that this person had seen a craigslist ad for the bike for $ 150. He borught it by my shop to authenticate it but also to see if it had been stolen. I knew immediately who's bike it was and today bike and owner are reunited. Maybe the frame needs new paint and parts but this owner is really happy. Some times you just get lucky.

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