Free Stuff and Raffle at May 7 Meeting

Remember? A very nice cyclist named Michael O’Higgins is no longer able to ride. He left the country. So, what to do with his cycling gear?

I brought all his gear to the April club meeting and a lot of it was snatched up. I’ll bring the remaining items in May. Last chance.    I’ll give whatever is left over to Bike Clark County or WashCo Bikes after the meeting.

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 bike will be raffled. Tickets will be $5 each to enter to win. Bring cash. No plastic!

There is also a bike stand which will be raffled for $1 per ticket to enter.

Must be present to enter and to win. You may send a proxy.

Thanks again to all of you who work the STP finish line, especially the years when Michael O’Higgins rode. Some of those years were down at Cathedral Park. You don’t always know in the moment, but your kindness is noticed and appreciated.

To see last month’s article, go to Free Bike Gear.

Ann Morrow, Vice President