Most people remember Robin Williams for his incredible acting talents. Williams brought a depth to his characters, whether they were comedic or dramatic roles, that is tough to match. But for a smaller community, Williams was also something else. He was cycling’s most famous fan and participant.
Williams was a passionate rider, often in the loudest spandex kits available, and booster for the sport of cycling. He was frequently next to Lance Armstrong’s side during his streak of Tour de France victories and amassed an impressive collection of bikes, ranging from custom masterpieces to spontaneous off-the-rack purchases. Nearly two years after Williams’s death, three of his children are placing 87 of his bikes up for auction to benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, two causes that were close to Williams during his life.
The bikes up for auction through Paddle8 range in price from $1,950 up to $26,000. That $26,000 bike is an extremely limited edition Colnago fixed-gear bike with a polka dot frame designed by the renowned street artist Futura.
There are also high-tech time trial bikes like a Trek done up in the Postal Service livery and quirky ones like a rusty Schwinn unicycle.
The auction continues until October 25 at 1pm ET. Check out some of the other highlight bikes below.