The Robin Williams Bicycle Collection auction

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The late Robin Williams was a rider and prolific collector..

“In total, 87 bicycles from Williams’ collection are being auctioned off. Proceeds will be donated to two charities Williams supported: The Challenged Athletes Foundation and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. ” source Mashable

The auction is being hosted online by Paddle8 , and amongst the 87 bicycles is a Colnago x L ‘ Carrera Futura Pista , possibly what will be the highest yielding of that limited number of frame sets.

Mr Antonio Colombo and saarf.london

Whilst at the Colnago factory , I told the saint that made it happen , Laura , that I’d ridden a Cinelli Laser tandem at L’Eroica XX Gaiole , that weekend just past…

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,thanks and respect to Colombus brand manager Federico Stanzani for making this happen, a true L’Eroica Hero, I met him on the 137km first feed stop with an slr camera over his back,( great to meet you Federico ) , pictured below with my ‘Concurse D’ Elegance 2016 ‘ enterant , a 1984 Colnago Super CX , made with Columbus steel…

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Laura said she’d worked with Mr Antonio Colombo himself , and that his art gallery  maybe of interest….so off I went…

img_3119  I was greeted by Mr Colombo’s assistant , who showed me round the gallery , and very kindly let me picture this, one of 21 Cinelli Laser Pista , signed by Mr Colombo..

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 I was then introduced to Mr Antonio Colombo himself…

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Mr Colombo was kind enough to talk with me for a while, a truly amzing man, we talked about what he’s doing with Red Hook, Mike Giant, and the Mash crew , and a little about art, a true inspiration to me, to be with him and Mr Colnago on the same day is something I will never forget, I just wish I asked Mr Colombo about his time with Keith Haring.

Thanks to Laura @ Colnago, Federico @ Columbus

Mr Colombo’s asssitants,

and Mr Colombo, thank you for your patience and hospitality, and thanks for the joy you bring!