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August 13, 2010
3:27 pm
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Who buys this story?

Bike bought for $5 at yard sale belonged to Floyd Landis

Only a Kentuckian would put a $5.00 price tag on a working off road bike--People think I'm kidding when I say that when I cross that Rover I immediately break out in Hives. Laugh Totally different world down there---amazingly so.

The bicycle at a Kentucky yard sale had two flat tires, broken pedals and carried a $5 price tag. That didn't stop Greg Estes from buying the bike in hopes of flipping it for a small profit. He should get his wish, to the tune of a few thousand dollars.

It turns out the broken-down bicycle was originally owned by Floyd Landis, who rode it in a race in 2007. The bike was built especially for Landis, complete with custom pedals that look foreign to those unfamiliar with professional cycling (hence the original seller's belief that the pedals were broken). It retailed for $8,000.

ROTFLMAO Abandoned along a motorway~~~WOW!

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Broken pedals---LOL---

Estes told the Owenton News-Herald that the bike was found abandoned on an interstate and nobody ever reported it lost or stolen. He says he'll return the bike if someone claims it. For now though, authorities say it belongs to him.

I can understand someone thinking the bike wasn't worth a few thousand dollars. After all, how many abandoned bikes are custom-built jobs for Tour de France winners? But five dollars? That seems a little low. If I were having a yard sale I'd have probably put a $5 tag on the bike's water bottle. Even if the bike were an actual piece of junk, wouldn't, say, $25 be a more appropriate asking price?
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Anyway, just like he said, the Owenton, Ky., resident showcased his new bike at his own yard sale. Estes' asking price? Six-thousand dollars.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/post/Bike ... top-262060

How can you not tell the value of QUALITY vs a tin can China knock-off?

Only in Kentucky! Laugh Laugh

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August 13, 2010
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Like the story Cole!

Story could be true, but it is a nice lookin bike for 5bucks to begin with.

“Living backwards!” Alice repeated in great
astonishment. “I never heard of such a thing!”
“—but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s
memory works both ways.”
— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

August 13, 2010
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Stolen is one thing, but people have all kinds of things they have, and have no idea what they are worth.

Just recently someone bought negatives in a Fresno garage sale that were thought to be lost negatives of Ansel Adams and worth as much as $200 million dollars. It ended up they were not, but it took many experts in his art work to conclude it, and another person recognized one of the photos, as a picture her uncle had taken. It was an exact match to what she had hanging on her wall.

August 13, 2010
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A good friend of mine has a set of Chad Campbells cast off Taylor Mades--he used them in a few tournaments----didn't find them on the side of a road in some dry ditch.

I don't buy the garage/yard sale BS for one second. Oh and these irons ain't worth anywhere near 6-8 K--But they are Chad's cast offs--no doubt!

POINT: I don't ( 4-1 second ) believe the guy found this bike on the side of the road---yes I could be wrong, wouldn't be the first time or the last but,---come on!

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August 17, 2010
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Cole it just goes to show you, you do not know what you are talking about. First, you started out with insults about the guy from Kentucky, and than your disbelief he didn't steal the bike. You state that he may have found it, but you didn't think so, saying you could be wrong. In your mind he was a thief, and just a dumbass from Kentucky, your mind was made up.

Well, you were dead wrong and a SIMPLE EXPLANATION, tells the story of what happened, not what Cole's imagination thinks.

The moral of this story to you should be, you do not have things all figured out. There are simple explanations to things, like this or the collapse of the WTC. Your conclusions were wrong about a $5 bicycle story, knocking someone's teeth out that proved to not do anything, and definately not about a WTC plots, or if stolen Pentagon papers are harmful.

Read it a weep, the bicycle blew off the back of a car in a wind gust, and the guy did find it on the side of the road.

Mon Aug 16 03:28pm PDT

Solved! The mystery of the $5 Floyd Landis bike
By Chris Chase
Last week we shared the story of Greg Estes, a Kentucky man who bought a broken-down $5 bike at a yard sale and eventually discovered it was originally an $8,000 custom-built bicycle for former Tour de France champion Floyd Landis. The bike had been discovered on the side of a highway before it was found and sold for the bargain-basement price.

The obvious question at the time was, how did a bike built for Landis end up abandoned on the side of the road with two busted tires?

Consider the mystery solved.

Brad Cobb and Jamey Hurst met Floyd Landis at an endurance mountain-biking event in 2008 and offered to transport his bike between races. They locked the bike on their rack, but when they arrived at their destination, it wasn't there because a gust of wind had blown it off the back of their vehicle. Hours of backtracking their route didn't turn it up, nor did a call to a friend who worked as a Tennessee state trooper. The pair eventually had to tell Landis they lost his bike. They were surprised at how understanding the disgraced champion was.

At first Landis didn't believe them, Cobb says. They had to convince the infamous cyclist that it was true. "He started laughing, and said 'dude, that's awesome,'" Cobb told the New York Daily News. "He said pick up a case of beer, we're going to watch the race together."

Landis eventually called a contact for a new bike to ride at the race.

Cobb was unaware that the bike had been found until Landis emailed him a link of the story last week. He says that the bike's eventual resting place was "right where we were looking."

Estes can expect to get a few thousand dollars for the bike, presuming nobody comes and tries to claim their lost property.

Thanks, Deadspin

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August 17, 2010
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Another case in point.

Ya know, mael still hasn't shown up to eat crow after his outlandish claim that we are all going to die of chemical dispursant poisoning from the Gulf.

Not to take a jab at him while he's not here to defend himself but that's the point. He's not here, nor has he said a word here ever since he was proven wrong. People go totally overboard with these claims... I mean, mael was telling people to run, abandon their house, run with just the shirt on their back and get outta town. And then... *nothing happened.*

The people that do these things... most of them typically *never* admit, "hey, I was wrong, I fell for that one." Instead they insult people who disagree and just conjure up more and more crazy theories and stories.

There is a mental condition at play but I don't know what it's called. It's some combination of paranoia and narcissism.

Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man. - Albert Einstein

August 17, 2010
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Okay Greeney: Last time!

I never suggested he stole it--I merely said I don't believe the story of how he happened upon it--not the guy who bought the phucking thing--the guy who had it for sale in the first place.

As I've said many many times and as you so eloquently point out on 99% of you posts--you can't decipher simple written text. This can't be denied.

Now if you want to have an intellectual pissing contest I suggest you either study up, or move along to lesser competition.

Reread the phucking quote partner.

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August 17, 2010
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You just showed the real you Cole AGAIN, full of himself and full of bullshit. At least Mael was capible of coming down to earth.

August 17, 2010
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Yes Greeney: I'm more real than you and your lot are capable of. End of story!

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August 17, 2010
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Windbags all say that too. Laugh

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