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.
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 Paddle8 Auctions
Colnago Master Pista, La Carrera, Futura 2000
This limited edition Colnago fixed gear features a striking polka dot paint scheme. Paddle8 Auctions
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 Paddle8 Auctions
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 3×8-speed Campy drivetrain Paddle8 Auctions
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 Paddle8 Auctions
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.