Trek-Livestrong Bike Stolen from Mellow Johnny’s
Over the course of this past weekend, somebody made off with a Trek-Livestrong time trial bike from Lance Armstrong’s Mellow Johnny’s bike shop in Austin, TX. The Trek Equinox TTX XL was ridden by team member Ryan Baumann in the 2009 season. Ted Arnold, the store’s sales manager, said that the store was broken into early Sunday, but they didn’t think anything was stolen at first. He ended up counting photos taken by Velo News and realized that Baumann’s bike was missing. The stolen bike features custom-painted Bontrager Aero bars, with Baumann’s name on the top tube. It also sports a Bontrager front wheel and Zipp disc rear. The bike is owned by Trek, and is worth about $10,000. The shop will use Twitter to try and recover the bike, as Ted Arnold says, much like Lance Armstrong used it to recover his stolen bike at the Tour of California. If you have information about the bike, call store manager Craig Staley at (512) 473-0222.
Via Velo News.