Free Bike Gear

Yes, FREE.  First come, first served.

Here’s what’s happening:  A very nice cyclist named Michael O’Higgins is no longer able to ride. He is also leaving the country, moving to Prague. So, what to do with his cycling gear?

Michael was never a member of our club. However, he rode STP (Seattle to Portland) from 1991 to 2010. He loved the ride and appreciated the Finish Line that PWTC (now PBC) provided for him each year. He thought of us when it was time to rehome his cycling gear. 

I have:

  • multiple men’s jerseys, sized large
  • 3 STP Tyvek jackets – various years
  • Bike computer that needs a battery
  • 2 Giro helmets
  • 2 or 3 pairs of cycling shorts and some of the padded under garments for riding with regular shorts
  • Multiple pairs of cycling gloves
  • A frame pump
  • CO2 cartridge
  • Winter wear including tights and booties
  • 1 pair sized 44 SiDi shoes- cleats fit the Pinarello’s Campagnolo Chorus Pro-Fit pedals

It will all be at the meeting April 7 for you to browse through and take what you can use.

Additionally, Michael donated a custom built Pinarello. Frame size 55 cm. His desire is that it be used to generate some money for the club and that it go to someone who wants to ride it and enjoy it, not just sell the components.

Here is his description:

Mikey’s Pinarello Sestriere

  • Named for the 2035-meter mountain village that has hosted over the years many arrival and departure stages of the Tour de France and Giro di Italia.
  • Designed and built during the 1990’s as a fast, training bike for professional riders. The bike was never marketed in the United States.
  • In 2013, I purchased the frame (new in box) from a dealer in Barcelona. I wanted a fast, touring bike for rides like RAGBRAI, Hotter than Hell, and STP.
  • Assembled in 2014 and ridden less than 500 miles. Last ride was the 2014 MS-150 in Springfield, Missouri, where my riding days ended abruptly.
  • Frame:
    • 55cm seat tube (center to center)
    • TIG welded Pinarello Forma® 25CRMO4 oversized steel tubing
    • Pinarello® rear dropouts (adjustable, short horizontal)
    • Fork: Columbus® Carbon Fiber (aluminum crown & dropouts)
  • Wheels:
    • Hubs: Campagnolo Record OS with ceramic bearings
    • Rims: Nisi Professional 32h (Mavic Open 4 CD (mfg. in Italy under license)
    • Spokes: DT stainless butted 3 cross
  • Headset: Campagnolo Record Threaded
  • Seat post: Campagnolo Record Carbon
  • Pedals: Campagnolo Chorus Pro-Fit (newly rebuilt with new springs and bearings)
  • Water bottle & cage sets: Campagnolo Super Record Carbon (possibly one of the most expensive sets ever made)
  • Gruppo: Campagnolo Centaur 2012
    • Crankset: Campagnolo Centaur Carbon, Power Torque Compact 34/50
    • Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Centaur Power Torque
    • Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Centaur Black.
    • Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Centaur Black.
    • Cassette: Campagnolo Veloce 10 sp. 12-29
    • Chain: Campagnolo Veloce 10 speed
    • Levers: Campagnolo Centaur Ultra Shift 10 speed, black
    • Brakes: Campagnolo Centaur, black

The board has yet to determine how to sell or auction or raffle this bike. I will bring it to the meeting for show and tell. There is a matching jersey which I will keep to see if it works for the new owner.

There are also some nicer jerseys, wool Campagnolo, etc., that I don’t think we should give away. Also, a bike stand.

Please come and enjoy this gracious gift from an appreciative STP rider. And thanks to all of you who worked the finish line when Michael O’Higgins rode. Some of those years were down at Cathedral Park. You never know how your kindness will move someone!

Ann Morrow, Vice President