Got this email today. I, like everyone else, was very sad when Sheldon Brown died. He was a giant in the bicycle world, and was widly known for knowing more about cycling than any man should. Seems his wife and a couple old friends are selling his old bikes (he had many) on ebay and craigs list. This is a sad sad day, but might be your chance to own a bit of history.
Over the next few months, several of Sheldon Brown’s bicycles, and
numerous components, will be for sale on EBay and Craigslist. My son
Jacob and I are helping Harriet sell these items.
At this time, the first item, a Brooks Professional saddle, is for
sale on EBay. Bids have gone up to $57 so far; bidding closes at 5:17
PM EST Sunday, This item amounts to just dipping a toe into the
water — *many* more items will be for sale.
to find these items (and to avoid
the many items of memorabilia related to
Generally, items of special interest, with a limited market but
likely to sell at a good price and/or easy to ship (e.g., customized
bicycles, 16-inch Greenspeed rear wheel, saddles, will go up on EBay,
and items of more general interest that will probably sell locally
(e.g., steel frames suitable to build up into fixed-gear bikes) on
Craigslist. Run-of-the-mill stuff that wouldn’t sell for much, but
can be used to build up usable bicycles, is being donated to Bikes Not Bombs.
If Interested, please keep checking at EBay and Craigslist! I’ll be
posting a message here occasionally as more items are posted.
John S. Allen
Tags: Craigs list, Ebay, sad, Sheldon Brown
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