Welcome to This Old Bike.
Today on This Old bike, some unsettling news from Seattle: Mother Katie’s kid-towing, hill crushing bike has been stolen.
“This bike represents the most time I’ve eva spent tinkerin’ on any rig. So when I herd that it was lifted, that just made me rip-shit mad.”
“Yeah, Norm, I am angry too. I remember the hell you went through in that shag carpet bedroom in Ballard, gettin’ that difficult bottom bracket situation taken care of.”
“As you know Bob, the threads were shot. And then there was that troublesome headset that kept coming loose. Finally, I replaced it that rainy day while you sat at the Reading Goal with a picha of beea doing pub Trivia Monday.”
“We know you can’t miss that one, Norm.”
“The JB weld job was a temporary frame save, and one only hopes that this factor alone might get that bike recovad, if it busts and the thief takes it to a shawp.”
“That’s right. Friends, we’re going to keep this episode shoat. If you’re in the Puget Sound area and you see this bike…”
“…do your best to get it back to Katie. ‘Cause if I find it, I’m gonna clock someone.”
[Closing music, clarinet and brushed snare]
Lugged TREK 950 classic mountain bike repainted with powder coat black. Medium, about 21” with a longer top tube, made of True Temper. Has some unique and some high end parts:
A grey Ritchey front wheel, sealed bearing with an oversize axle. Both wheels are double wall rims, it has a hand made aluminum riser stem adapter. Brass bushings with 6 mm holes and 12 mm diameter here and there.
Hand machined pulley mounted through the seat tube, cable connected to a TOP PULL XTR rear derailleur (these are very rare).
A bottom bracket that is JB WELDED ON (this is a repair that was done 6 months ago).
The parts on this bike are mostly high end. None are stock parts for this 20+ year old bike.
IF FOUND please email sesamesalt at Gmail.by