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Think you got a deal on your last bike? How about finding an XTR equipped BMC Fourstroke at a yardsale marked for 5 bucks? Hard to believe, yes, but it happened.
According to the Associated Press, Greg Estes of Owenton KY, picked up the bike for a measley $5 planning on reselling the bike for a couple hundred and attempting to make a profit. Greg knew the bike was worth more than $5 even with two flat tires, but had no idea just how much. The bike was custom built by Cyco-Path Bicycles out of Temecula, Calif., near San Diego specifically for Floyd Landis to race in the 2007 Leadville 100. Obviously the bikes value is closer to $8,000 or roughly 1600 times what Estes paid for the BMC.
The strange part about the story is that Estes offered the seller of the bike a percentage of the profits if he is able to sell it, but the seller denied stating “finders-keepers.” Stranger still is that apparently the seller claims to have just “found” the bike on the side of a highway in Kentucky. So I suppose it could have been the result of bike rack failure, or the product of a new highway initiative utilizing expensive bikes as mile markers.
Either way, Landis has not been able to be reached for comment while all of this comes on the heels of his broad doping allegations in the world of competitive road cycling.

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Note : A gentleman on Cycling News wrote the following, not me. I’m only helping to spread the word to other cycling fans, as I told him. The letter comes in direct response to McQuaid’s statements today, denying using the money Armstrong “donated” in 2005 as bribe to cover up the latter’s positive test in 2001. You guys must read this, as we’re going through one of the biggest scandals in sports. NYT reports today that the investigations are going to broaden. Two unnamed individuals have already been contacted by investigators to exchange vital information in return for leniency.

To read the letter click here and you’ll be taken to Cozy Beehive awesome blog.

In response to the arrest warrant issued by French Judge Thomas Cassuto for alleged computer hacking, Floyd Landis has denied the allegations and says he has not been contacted by the court.

In an email to the Los Angeles Times, Landis states: “I can’t speak for Arnie, but no attempt has been made to formally contact me. It appears to be another case of fabricated evidence by a French lab who is still upset a United States citizen believed he should have the right to face his accusers and defend himself.”

Then he took the liberty to jab them a bit: “But certainly I hope it’s not lost on anyone that it is a grand admission to having substandard computers at their self-proclaimed ‘nation’s best lab.”

The electronic paper trail that led to an investigation and current arrest warrant claims to lead to Landis’ former coach Arnie Baker’s computer address. However, a computer security consultant quoted in the LA Times says there’s likely more to the story and suggests there may be an internal third party that could have shared their computer access.

Landis, who started racing for Team OUCH last year after his doping ban expired, is currently without a team and therefore unable to race in any of the bigger Tours or Classics. He has said he only plans on racing domestically this year.

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