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Robin Williams Collected More Than 100 Bikes, 87 Are Up For Auction

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10/21/2016 11:13 AM

Who knew comedian and actor Robin Williams was such a cycling fanatic? Turns out he collected over 100 bikes during the latter half of his lifetime, and 87 of those are being auctioned in support of the Challenged Athletes Foundation and Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

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Shortly after Williams' passing, Conan O'Brien looked back on some fun interview with Williams, including a time when Williams bought O'Brien a bike to help lift his spirits:

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Here are some random highlights from the collection:

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Learn more about Williams' love of bikes in this Bicycling feature with some very entertaining quotes:

"With thighs like these, you've got two choices- cycling, or go-go dancer." — Williams, describing his less-than-classic cycling physique.

"The dope tests came back. They found traces of Viagra. It helps me ride long and hard, and I don't need a kickstand." — Williams, at the start of the 2002 San Francisco Grand Prix bike race.

The auction runs through October 25, so get on it soon if one of his many classic rides appeals to you.
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10/21/2016 11:58 AM

Thanks for posting the Conan clip!! I hadn't seen that yet. I watched so many of Robin's movies that you feel like you know him IRL. His stand up acts were hilarious, I remember growing up listening to "A Night at the Met" just laughing my ass off. I knew he was a huge bike nerd but did no know he did so much for the troops. He will be missed.

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Where the white women at?

10/21/2016 12:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/21/2016 12:31 PM

the outland!!!

edit - watched the clip...what a cool story!

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10/21/2016 5:39 PM

He came into a road shop i worked at in Vancouver in the late 90's,we chatted and he ended up buying some roadie kit.He drooled over a steel Basso and i always wondered why he didn't buy it.It perplexed me as he really seemed to want it and could clearly afford it.I made an N+ 1 comment and he laughed.A really nice guy.I loved Good Morning Vietnam.Ride In Peace Robin.

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10/21/2016 5:53 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/21/2016 6:01 PM

still a childhood hero of mine. i knew he was a cyclist, but didn't know he was also into mtn bikes. looks like dude knew his parts too - m952 cranks, judy sl, anodized ringle stuff. everything except the saddle bags, but it was the 90s so i'll let it slide.

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10/22/2016 9:06 AM

i hope some of these bikes will go to people that will actually ride them and take proper care of them. that's what he would have wanted and that's what his family sells them for

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10/24/2016 6:12 AM

I would ride most of them. Specially the last one.

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10/24/2016 6:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/24/2016 6:29 PM

I stopped into CBO the other day and they were avidly checking out the list. Hopefully one lands there.They have quite a collection.

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