Well, who knows, if this really can be proven to be the bike on which Coppi won the 1950 Paris-Roubaix, someone will be willing to pay that, I'm sure. I'll bet a collector could be found to pay that for one of the bikes Lance rode in the last two TdFs. I wonder what was done with Lance's bikes? I'd think he should auction them off to support his charities. You know, what would be really cool this year would be an internet auction on OLN during the Tour, with the winner getting Lance's bike. Liggett could announce each day who the current high bidder is. There are still enough oil millionaires in Texas to make the bidding really rich. And if the money went to one of Lance's charities to fight cancer, I wouldn't mind seeing this.
Provenance is everything.
Scott Goldstein wrote: