Geoff Guerrero Bicycle(s) Raffle Benefiting LSPF

A really great group of friends set out to support their friend Geoff Guerrero, who became paralyzed from a bicycle accident on Mt Bonnell. They came up with an idea to raffle off two very cool refurbished bikes and have the proceeds benefit Geoff, but when presented with the idea, Geoff asked that the proceeds benefit the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation instead, as the org has played an important role in his recovery process. How incredible is that!

Raffle tickets will go on sale July 1 and can be purchased until the live drawing held on July 28 at Live Oak Brewing Company
One raffle ticket will win these two cool bikes:
– Circa 1975 Raysport Super Corsa(#0025)
– 1968 Bottecchia (#T68702)

Ticket pricing: $10=1 ticket, $50=6 tickets, $100=12 tickets, $150=18 tickets, $200=25 tickets
Tickets can be purchased at the The Peddler Bicycle Shop – Hyde Park or online here:
 http://bit.ly/lspfbikeraffle2019

Please email jags@austin.utexas.edu or caitlyn@lonestarparalysis.org with any questions!

Thanks to Richard Whittington for designing the poster for this benefit and Capital Printing for printing it!

Geoff Guerrero

There are certain people in your life who seem invincible. For so many friends and family, Geoff Guerrero has always been one of them. He is a quick-to-laugh, fun-loving father of two toddler boys who loves his wife madly. He rarely needs help—he can handle anything. In fact, he usually has a baby strapped to his chest while he’s grilling you a steak and opening you a cold beer. He never sweats the small stuff, and puts everyone around him in a better mood—even when the Dallas Cowboys are making it very difficult.

On February 16, 2017, Geoff’s life changed forever. In a terrifying cycling accident, he suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Geoff loved being a cyclist and riding the Hill Country roads of Central Texas. Cycling was an easy activity for him to bond with others over. He enjoyed the sounds of the cassette spinning and the “whoosh, whoosh” of the tires on the pavement when your pedaling is just right. Being active outside and sharing an experience with a friend or family member was always a priority.Thanks to the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation, Geoff’s progress has been incredible. Despite the daily challenges he faces as a husband and father of two small children, Geoff’s positive vibes have persevered through these very trying times. His work ethic and spirit are inspiring, and that is in large part due to the environment that The Lone Star Paralysis Foundation helped create.All donations made to honor Geoff Guerrero would not only benefit his health and well-being, but the spirit of so many who need the care provided at the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation. Thank you for your raffle ticket purchase in honor of Geoff Guerrero for the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation

Bike 1 of 2 – Circa 1975 Raysport Super Corsa (#0025)

A Brief History of the Bike

Commissioned in the mid-1970s as a house-brand bike by Raymond J. “Ray” Florman, owner and operator of A-1 Bicycle Sales & Service, a family run business from 1953-2015 in Kirkwood, MS, the Raysport Super Corsa is a Cinelli Super Corsa copy with tightened geometry that was hand built in Mexico by Ian Alsop, Scottish cycling champion and former Olympian (Mexico 1968). 

Some Specs

The tubes on the Raysport are custom drawn Reynolds 531; the lugs are Prugnat Type “S”; the fork crown is an internally lugged, fully sloping Cinelli; the dropouts are Campagnolo.  Downtube bottle mounts and a cable stay on the chainstay are the only braze-ons.  The frame weighs just under 4.5 lbs… fully chromed!

Size?  If you must know, it’s measures 58 cm x 58 cm

The build includes:

  • A Sturmey-Archer 2-speed kickback coaster rear hub and an old “Schwinn Approved” high flange front hub, both laced onto some 27” Sun M13II rims
  • Stronglight cranks (170 mm, tapped for English pedal threads) push the tall gears that are installed (54-22)
  • Dura Ace bottom bracket; Shimano 105 headset; Sakae Ringyo stem; Sakae Custom Road Champion bars; Brooks synthetic bar tape; Terry Liberator saddle; Odyssey platform pedals; Panaracer Pasela 27 x 1-1/4 tires

The builder says: “The bike rides great, albeit it is definitely geared for a stronger rider than me.  I completely disregarded my age and abilities the last time I rode it and, although I had a blast speeding around town, I sorely felt the effects of my cavalier attitude the next day.”

Bike 2 of 2 – 1968 Bottecchia (#T68702)

A Brief History of the Bike

Returning home from a group ride, Austinite Alex Hendrex – a.k.a. Coach Cool – briefly parked his bicycle behind his home.  He returned to his back yard to put his bike away only to find that someone had left a 1968 Bottecchia… and taken his beloved 29” Fireman’s Texas Cruzer.  To turn his frown upside down, Alex decided to donate the Bottecchia to a charity of his friend, Geoff Guerrero’s, choosing.  After a fair amount of polishing and by picking some select parts from his stash of vintage bicycle parts, former bike mechanic, Jeremy “J” Jagodzinski managed to turn this Italian beauty into an Austin T.U.R.D (Tactical Urban Recreational Device).

Some Specs

This Bottecchia is likely a Model Special, a mid-range, high tensile steel frame with chrome accents that offers fantastic ride quality.  The frame is straight as an arrow.  The fork is slightly out of alignment, but not enough (in the builder’s opinion) to warrant trying to straighten… or replace.

Size?  If you must know, it also measures 58 cm x 58 cm

The build includes:

  • An Origin 8 rear hub and a Sunshine front hub are laced onto some 27” single-wall aluminum rims (Arraya in the rear, Ukai in the front)
  • Nevar cranks (170 mm, tapped for English pedal threads) mounted to a Nevar bottom bracket push the tall-ish gears that are installed (51-20)
  • Dia-Comp brake calipers actuated by Shimano aero-levers; “Unknown” (but cool looking) headset; Carnielli stem; Nito bars; Cinelli bar tape; Selle Italia Lady Turbo saddle; Odyssey platform pedals; Continental Ultra Sport 27 x 1-1/4 tires

The builder says: “This bike is fast!  It climbs like a dream…”