Ladies and gentleman, that is the same bicycle.
Thank you Rossi, Jesse and Angel. Thanks for rebuilding it. Thanks to Chato for waiting in front of the scrap yard all day, plucking salvageable bikes from the jaws of steel recycling. Thanks to the anonymous guy that picked this bike up from the alley. Thanks to Petra for making this operationally possible. Thanks to Esther and Lupe for keeping the store presentable. Thanks to Velo Orange, Shimano, CST, Cane Creek, J&B, XLC, KMC, Cateye and some other random Chinese bicycle component companies that make rebuilds like this economically feasible. Thanks to Randy for the technical support. Thanks to Mark. Thanks to the random bikes that were stripped so this one could live. Thanks to those that donate used bicycles to Coco's to allow us to build a stockpile of used parts. Thanks to Mike for garage saling with me. Thanks to Adam, Chad and Lissa at Linus. Thanks to Hooptyrides readers, Dinosaurs and Robots supporters and friends of Mister Jalopy. Thanks to Echo Park Cycles, Bike Oven, Bicycle Kitchen, Flying Pigeon and Budget Bicycles for sending customers our way. Thanks to Photo-Lettering and House Industries for making us look awesome. Thanks to our friends. Thanks to our family. Jolly good thank you. And, especially, thanks to our customers for their support, money, baked goods, recommendations to friends, garden bounty, Yelp reviews, firm handshakes, Twitter shout outs, blog mentions, Flickr sets, kind words, Facebook links, understanding, counsel and generous emails. Thank you, you. This isn't easy but we are in this together, baby.
To the fellow that stole the Linus from us this week, thanks for nothing. We lost a bike. You lost more.
Faded champions. Reborn. For another chance at glory.
Previously, before and after.