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Bike sold for $5 in Ky. once belonged to Landis

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By Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The bicycle had two flat tires, but Greg Estes figured the $5 asking price still made it a great bargain at a yard sale. Little did he know just how great.

Estes checked on the bike’s origin after buying it in Owenton this month. He was shocked to learn it may be worth as much as $8,000 and was custom built for cycling star Floyd Landis, who used it in the 2007 Leadville 100, a mountain bike race in Colorado.

Landis crashed but finished second in that race, which was shortly after his victory in the 2006 Tour de France, a win since vacated due to doping charges.

“It’s a Cadillac of bicycles, that’s for sure,” said Estes, 38, of Owenton. “It’s just unreal how good it rides.”

A sticker on the bike told him it was custom built by Cyco-Path Bicycles out of Temecula, Calif., near San Diego. Store manager Loren Foley said he was stunned when Estes started describing the parts, knowing the company had made only one such model and they remembered it well considering Landis’ celebrity at the time.

Foley dug up photographs of the Colorado race to be sure and recognized Landis’ crashed bicycle as identical to the model Estes was describing.


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