One man’s second hand sale is another man’s precious

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - A gorgeous Coppi frame, found on a second hand bike site.

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – A gorgeous Coppi frame, found on a second hand bike site.

“This isn’t my neighbourhood, so I am exploring.”

Photographer’s notes: At first glance, the yellow mirage on the road, and then saw it was a Fausto Coppi frame. One of the great names in bike racing. To be truthful, I do not think I have seen a Fausto Coppi frame before. It really is a delight seeing vintage frames like this. The older names, classic design.

He found this frame through a second hand bike website. There are a lot of good second hand bikes out there, rides that still have their worth. It is nice when bikes like this get picked up by someone who appreciates its history.

And then, the rationale for the day. To take a bike and crawl around a neighbourhood that is new to you. I try and do this when I get out to anther city or country. Take the bike and zig-zag across the area and see more, enjoy more. Bike can do in a day what feet will take months to do.

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Read more about the Fausto Coppi legend and his namesake frames here…

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