2015 Charity Auction

Hello everyone,

Update 26.02.2015: As my web site was down more days I’ve decided to extend the auction until on 4th of March, so if there are any of you who would like to make a bid on it, I am looking forward to see them coming. The bike is better equipped than last year and the starting bid is 2500 euros, so make your move ! You can see below that if you just wanna support the campaign, you can get a Mucky Nutz face fender or a pair of pink ESI Grips. Cheers, Vlad

I am finally starting the auction for my 2014 Pink Cannondale F29er. Like this the holidays are over and you might have other plans for the coming season. The first bike went in Bucharest and the second at BAIK Cannondale Store. Where will this one go?

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As the previous seasons I will donate every single penny of the profit to a cancer charity case. With my girlfriend and my dad we thought that giving the money to a specific case will be better because there where a few “issues” with some of the foundations that are working in Romania.

The money went for a 26yr girl who unfortunately passed away, to a 36yo woman, both having breast cancer, to a 6yo girl and 17 yo boy suffering from leukemia. If you want to check, I have all their medical files.

Also I’ve decided with my project sponsors to sell it directly from my website. Like this I won’t have to pay high commissions to auctioning websites.

This Cannondale F29 is also signed by the two rock-stars from Cannondale Factory Racing: Manuel Fumic and Marco Aurelio Fontana.

Why is the bike 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.

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, ESI grips but that is some aftermarket products from Continental, Sapim, BOR Germany.

Where am I shipping the bike?

I will ship mainly to the European Union! For bidders from other European countries that are not in the EU, 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 or if you have your own shipping method available for Romania too, would be even better.

Buyer will pay the shipping and customs taxes !

For bidder outside Romania, please allow a few days to ship the bike. 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 (3,4% + 2euros).

Parts list:

Frame: Cannondale F29 – Custom Pink – size L
Fork: Cannondale Lefty XLR
Headset: Cannondale SI
Stem: Cannondale SI
Handlebar: KCNC SC Bone 710mm
Grips: ESI Chunky Pink
Brakes Sram X.0 with Ashima 160mm Flotor rotors
Seat Post: Tune Starkes Stuck
Seat clamp: Cannondale
Saddle: Tune Komm-Vor Pink
Crankset: Sram X.0 BB30 with 30t Absolute Black Spiderless ring (or XX1 32t ring + spider)
Rear derailleur: SRAM X.0 10 sp Type 2 – short cage
Front derailleur:  -
Shifters: Sram X.0 Trigger shifter
Cassette: Sram X.0 11-36
Chain: Sram PC1091
Pedal Xpedo XMF08 TI (titanium body and spindle)
Hubs: Tune Cannonball / Tune Kong
Spokes: Sapim CX Ray
Rims: BOR XMD333 29er
Tires Continental X-King 2.2 Protection

The retail price for these parts, without including the customization and all the other bits is roughly near 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 2014 season (from April until September and from December until January). I love to have a bike running really well so I was really careful with it. It has small scratches and cable rubs but mainly it had protection foil on it. Nothing to affect the functionality. Before the auction the bike was completely stripped off, cleaned and greased. It’s running really good. Most of the parts are “like new”. Whoever will win the auction will just have to adjust the seatpost.

I’ve raced it at the World Cups from Nove Mesto (CZE) and Albstadt (GER) but also at the World Championships in Hafjell (NOR).

As it has a better configuration than last year, the starting bid will be from 2700 euros 2500 euros.

You can send your bidding offers via my contact form seen bellow with a current bid or maximum bid. The amount will increase with a minimum 100  50 euros. The format is similar to ebay but without other accounts.

The auction starts today February 2rd and end on February 24th, 8PM CET. Later bids won’t be accepted.

Please do not bid if you don’t want this bike or you don’t have the money to pay it. Please think again before bidding because as I said before the whole amount will go to a cancer charity case!

For any other information, 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.

Smaller donations:

I will update this post the following days for those would like to make smaller donations. For your donations you will receive a small present: a pink custom Mucky Nutz face fender or a pair of pink ESI grips Racer’s Edge. (limited quantities). Minimum donation should be 40 euros to cover the shipping costs.

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