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Treasure in my basement?? Old Bicycling mag. worth $$??(11 posts)

Treasure in my basement?? Old Bicycling mag. worth $$??JBergland
Nov 6, 2003 6:47 AM
Last night while digging through some old boxes that have been storied away for a couple years I came across an old Bicycling mag. that I'd saved. It was Oct. 1999 ed. with Lance on the cover, arms raised coming across the finish line, looking towards the ski. I thought it was cool looking cover so I kept it. While looking at it last night, it seemed ‘different'. The only thing on the cover is a pic. of Lance with ‘Bicycling' at the top. everything else is black. I stopped by the library during lunch today and looked up that specific issue of Bicycling. in the archived area. The mag. I looked at was much different than the one I have at home. full color with descriptions of what to expect inside. I went back to my office and e-mail Bicycling directly. They said it must have been an accident and I should consider myself lucky. Now, if I could only get this sucker signed by Lance, I could afford that new bike!!:)

Anyone else remember getting the all black or full color copy of Bicycling??

A few got sent out to bike shops as well. nmwspokes
Nov 6, 2003 7:00 AM
Lance's bottle cage bolts are worth $$ to the right personDave Hickey
Nov 6, 2003 7:09 AM
Put it on Ebay with a reserve of $500, is nobody bid's keep it.
could be worth millions...mohair_chair
Nov 6, 2003 7:11 AM
Or not.

The black cover was only sent to subscribers. The newstand edition was a regular cover. There should be a note about that in the magazine. I doubt it's worth anything. If it is, I have one I'd like to sell.

Lance "looking toward the ski" is when he crossed the finish line to win at Sestriere. I think it's probably the best Lance photo ever taken.
could be worth millions...JBergland
Nov 6, 2003 7:26 AM
"The black cover was only sent to subscribers. The newstand edition was a regular cover."

Why do you suppose Bicycling didn't know/pass on this info??

Because no one at the mag is left from '99...biknben
Nov 6, 2003 7:59 AM
They have shed a lot of people and joined forces with Mtn. Bike mag. I bet the person you talked to had no clue.
yeah...they finally canned Zap...he was a total moronColnagoFE
Nov 6, 2003 8:57 AM
At least he's relegated to the Mountain bike "Supplement" that comes with Bicycling...though I didn't see it this month. Wonder if it got cancelled.
haven't read the lastest issue. Don't have 5 minutes to spare:-)Dave Hickey
Nov 6, 2003 9:26 AM
Mine goes right next to the crapperColnagoFE
Nov 6, 2003 10:05 AM
I think the toilet is the only place worthy of Bicycling these days. Thank goodness it is a cheap subscription or I'd cancel in a second.
Nov 6, 2003 7:39 AM
I think you'll definitely get something for it. There are folks who collect anything. Seriously. Start it at about $25. The words "rare" and "Lance Armstrong" would seem to ensure some kind of market.
I think I had oneColnagoFE
Nov 6, 2003 7:59 AM
I seem to remember that the subscription ones were different from the newsstand ones. Doubt it's worth anything but Ebay it. There all all kinds of suckers out there.