Steve Martin’s bike

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Yes, THAT Steve Martin. It was donated by Shane Bourne (a legend in his own lunchtime himself) – apparently he used to ride it around the gardens of Como at night to avoid unwanted attention when he was here doing a film shoot about 10 years ago. Shane was left with it. He’s a tall guy. There is another photo (which I have to track down, showing Shane, Steve and the bike) that proves it.
The bike itself is nothing super-special, a 12 or 15 year old Apollo Kosciusko MTB, apart from being owned by someone famous. It’s in reasonable nick, and on the list to be restored soon. (update: it’s almost done. We’re going to swap the front wheel, because the spokes are a bit too rusty, Shane living by the bay and all).

Anyone got any ideas what we can do with it? It’s not stored on site, due to potential bikenappers.

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4 responses to “Steve Martin’s bike

  1. Nils (that Ground Effect guy!)

    How much you want for it?

  2. BACBikes

    Whatever the market will bear – although I was thinking more along the lines of an auction or raffle, proceeds to go towards keeping BAC open, that sort of thing. I may be drawing a long bow in thinking that if I find the right kind of nutter, $1500 might no t be unreasonable. What were you thinking?

  3. Nils (that Ground Effect guy!)

    …about $1450 less than that!!

  4. BACBikes

    Well, the bike’s not worth even that really – but neither are Madonna’s hair offcuts, which are collected by nutters. See what I mean?

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