2016 Charity Auction

It’s time to prepare for the annual charity auction.

This year as you might already saw I’ve raced a brand new bike, the Cannondale F-Si which is by far the most amazing hardtail I’ve ever ridden.

As always all the cash got from this auction will be donated for charity cancer cases. With my wife and dad will search specific cases that need money, because most of them don’t get any help from any kind of foundations and their financial situation isn’t quite good.

The auction will take place on my website as the previous 3 years because like this high selling commissions from auction websites will be avoided and more money will be available for charity.

This bike is also signed by Manuel Fumic, Marco Aurelio Fontana and Henrique Avancini, Cannondale Factory Riders who don’t need any other kind of presentation, so it’s also highly collectible.

 

Why the bike is pink?

You might know that the  pink ribbon  is an international symbol of breast cancer awareness. Pink ribbons and the color pink in general, identify the wearer or promoter with the breast cancer brand and express moral support for women with breast cancer.

The color pink is feminine Considered in modern Western countries. It evokes traditional feminine gender roles, caring for other people, being beautiful, being good, and being cooperative.

The pink ribbon represents the fight against breast cancer, hope for the future, and the charitable goodness of people and businesses that publicly support the breast cancer movement. It is Intended to evoke solidarity with women who currently have breast cancer.

After having a terrible incident in my family that ended with the loss of my mother I’ve decided to get much more involved in this fight. In the 2011 racing season I had a lot of pink bike parts and so some pink argyle socks to express my moral support, but then I told myself that I can do more so I got involved pro active and this is the 4th pink auctioned bike.

 

Sponsors of this project

The sponsors of this bike mainly where my personal sponsors but I had the pleasure to have some custom parts from Cannondale, Ashima, Sram, Tune but that is some aftermarket products from Ryde, Sapim, Xpedo, ESI grips.

So once again I would like to thank them for their support and to all of you involved in this project. Means so much for me and I bet my mom would be very proud. Thank you!

 

Where I am shipping the bike?

I will ship mainly to the European Union! For bidders from other European countries that are not in the EU and the rest of the World, please send me a message before bidding to see if it’s possible to send the bike to your country and how much will be!

Please contact me for quotations. Buyer will pay the shipping and custom taxes !

For bidder outside Romania, please allow a few days to ship the bike. I would like to get the most convenient way to send the bike to you. Many thanks for understanding.

 

Payment:

Payment of the bike should be made ​​within 7 days after the end of the auction via Paypal or bank transfer, Depending what the winner would  like. If the winner will prefer Paypal he will have to pay the commissions.

 

 

Parts list:

Frame: Cannondale F-Si Carbon – Custom Pink – size L
Fork: Cannondale Lefty 2.0 PBR*
Headset: Cannondale SI
Stem: Cannondale
Handlebar: Tune Turnstange Flatbar 730mm
Grips: ESI Chunky Pink
Brakes Sram XX World Cup with Ashima AiNeon rotors and KoolStop pads
Seat Post: Tune Starkes Stuck
Seat clamp: Cannondale
Saddle: Tune Komm-Vor Pink
Crankset: Cannondale Hollowgram Si XX1
Rear derailleur: Sram XX1
Shifters: Sram XX1
Cassette: Sram X01 11-42
Chain Sram XX1
Pedals Xpedo XMF08 with Titanium spindle
Hubs: Tune Cannonball / Tune Kong
Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray
Rims: Ryde Trace XC 29er
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph Tubeless Ready

*The fork has the 2016 solo air piston upgrade, it’s serviced and the lockout is tuned. Also has the new 2016 aircap. XLR kit available for extra 150euros.

The retail price for these parts, without including the customization and all the other bits is roughly over 6000 euros.

This is a race ready bike, prepared for a new season or for a collection.

 

Condition of the bike:

I’ve used this bike on the 2015 season (from April until October). Since then it was used occasionally. The photos were taken while the bike was new !

I love to have a bike running really well so I was really careful with it. It has only minor scratches and dents from normal using, nothing really to worry about. Before the auction the bike was completely stripped off, cleaned and greased. It’s running really good. Whoever will win the auction will just have to mount some pedals and adjust the seatpost and saddle.

 

Bidding rules:

From December 24th 2015 to January 3rd 2016 January 10th you will be able to make offers. The highest offer will be the starting bid for the auction. All the offers will be posted here on this page.

The auction will start on January 4th 2016 January 11th and will end on January 22nd.

When bidding please send your highest bid. The amount will increase each time with a minimum 50 euros (similar to other auction websites if you are familiar with it).

Before making your offer or bidding, please take in consideration, once again that this is a charity auction.

If you have any questions related with the project or auction, do not hesitate to contact me 

The actual bids will be updated daily and posted on this page with the amount, given name and the initial of the given name. Of course that I can post also a link to your site/blog or social media page if wanted.

 

Other opportunities to support the project:

For those who would like to support the project I’ve came up with something. You can donate or purchase other pink parts or equipment. All of them brand new !

30/20 cm signed action photo 10 euros or more Unlimited
Pink Mucky Nutz Mud Fender 30 euros or more 5 pcs available
Grip Grab Racing Glove (Size L) 40 euros or more 1 pair available
Pink ESI Grips Chunky 40 euros or more 3 sets available
Pink Xpedo Baldwin Pedals with Ti spindle 120 euros or more 1 set available
Pink Tune Mig70 (24h) and Mag 170 (28h) hubs 450 euros or more 1 set available
Purple Tune Mig70 (24h) and Mag 170 (28h) hubs 450 euros or more 1 set available
Pink Tune King (32h) and Kong (32h) hubs 450 euros or more 1 set available
Purple Tune Cannonbal (32h) and Kong (32h) hubs 450 euros or more 1 set available

* The shipping costs are not included and will have to be payed separately by the customer.

** Photos with these will be available soon.

To purchase any of these products, please contact me.

Offers:

– Simon Jenni / CH – 1800 €

– Javier Villarroya Valero / ESP – 2000 €

– Javi Castillo / ESP – 1995 €

 

Bids:

– Javier Villarroya Valero / ESP – 2000 € – which had the highest bid before auction

– Dan Mitru / ROU – 2050 €

– Simon Jenni / CH – 2150 €

– Kristofer Reiertsen / NOR – 2250 €

– Simon Jenni / CH – 2300 €

– Kristofer Reiertsen / NOR – 2350 €

– Romulus Vestemean / RO – 2400 €

– Simon Jenni / CH – 2450 €

8 Responses to “2016 Charity Auction”

  1. Taylor Coffroth January 13, 2016 at 10:53 pm #

    Hello…
    I love to be on any future list if you can ship to USA.
    I had cancer and love to support! I am a 59 year old Mtn biker and ride a Cannondale, of course a XLarge, but hey it is for a great cause! Thanks Taylor

    • vlad January 14, 2016 at 5:33 pm #

      Hey Taylor,
      Thank you so much for your message. First of all I am happy to see that survivors like you and not only heard about my annually campaign.
      I would ship to USA too but the costs are really high considering that it’s a “fragile”, heavier and high volume package. But it’s not impossible.
      Anyway, you have other ways to support this :)

      Keep on the good fight,
      Vlad

  2. Bogdan January 22, 2016 at 7:24 am #

    What time does the auction end on the 22nd?

    • vlad January 22, 2016 at 7:58 am #

      12:00 AM CET :)

      • Bogdan January 22, 2016 at 8:44 am #

        So there is time until midnight ;)
        Does it include pedals? The parts list mentions pedals, but later in the article you say that pedals have to be mounted after the auction.

        • vlad January 22, 2016 at 8:48 am #

          The pedals are included, but I am able to ship the bike with the pedals off the crank, so you will have to mount them

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