Robin Williams’ legendary bike collection goes to auction

87 of the late comedian's boutique bicycles will be sold for charity

Robin Williams left more than a lifetime of comedic works behind. While the late actor and comedian will be remembered by most of his fans for moving performances in films such as Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets Society, Williams was also a fanatical cyclist.

He lived by the “N+1” rule of bicycle ownership, and amassed an impressive collection of bicycles that spanned decades as well as disciplines.

Williams’ passion for cycling was matched by his advocacy for people with disabilities. Now 87 bicycles from his vast collection will be auctioned off to benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, two charities Williams supported during his lifetime.

Here’s a look at five of the most interesting bicycles in William’s vast collection.

Outland VPP

This mid-‘90s full suspension was a decade ahead of its time. Santa Cruz would buy the rights to the VPP suspension design in 1999 and employ it to great success across its mountain bike line
This mid-‘90s full suspension was a decade ahead of its time. Santa Cruz would buy the rights to the VPP suspension design in 1999 and employ it to great success across its mountain bike line

Colnago Master Pista, La Carrera, Futura 2000

This limited edition Colnago fixed gear features a striking polka dot paint scheme.
This limited edition Colnago fixed gear features a striking polka dot paint scheme.

Dario Pegoretti Responsorium

A custom frame with custom paint from the legendary Italian frame builder, this stainless steel frame is decked out with a full Campagnolo Record gruppo
A custom frame with custom paint from the legendary Italian frame builder, this stainless steel frame is decked out with a full Campagnolo Record gruppo

Riedel Roubaix-style road bike

If you think gravel and endurance road bikes are something new, think again. This rare ‘90s Riedel has a suspension fork and 3x8-speed Campy drivetrain
If you think gravel and endurance road bikes are something new, think again. This rare ‘90s Riedel has a suspension fork and 3x8-speed Campy drivetrain

Schwinn Apple Krate Stingray

The majority of Williams’ bikes are performance-minded machines, but this late ‘60s / early ‘70s Schwinn Apple Krate adds a bit of levity to the collection
The majority of Williams’ bikes are performance-minded machines, but this late ‘60s / early ‘70s Schwinn Apple Krate adds a bit of levity to the collection

Most of Williams’ bicycles are mediums / size 54cm frames. These and the rest of the collection are open for bidding now through October 25, 1:00pm ET.

You can view the full collection at https://paddle8.com/auction/robin-williams.

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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