We recently received the following letter from Joan Neil. Normally advertisements for cycling stuff go in the classified section but it's appropriate to post this request on the news page. Editor

I wonder if you would give me some help in referring some of your biking friends to help me sell my husband’s bikes?

I met some of your biking friends today.  My husband used to be a very avid biker. He has ridden the route of the Tour de France.  Ron is now very ill with dementia and can no longer use his bikes.

I was told you know a lot of cyclists in the Nanaimo area and may be able to spread the word about two of my husbands bikes.

He has a 2003 Giant TCR carbon fibre road bike, medium frame, Shimano Ultegra with Deore X5 derailleur to accommodate 32/11 cluster for hill climbing.  Chain rings 53/38 – Fitted with fenders SPD pedals.  This was his second carbon fibre bike and he has not ridden for over two years because of his condition.  It has been kept indoors.  He only rode it part of the time because he had an identical bike he used for the summer.  He bought it new at White Rock cycles.  I am asking $1,150., he paid over $4,100.

The other bike he used part time also was his mountain bike.  He mostly rode it in Stanley Park when we lived over there.  It was made by Cove Cycles in Deep Cove. It has 26” wheels and is medium size.  It also has been kept inside and has hardly been ridden for 3 ½ years as the group he rode with over here usually rode their road bikes.  I am asking $650.  I have a few jerseys and assorted gear as well.  Both of the bikes are in excellent condition. I would really appreciate your response.  If I am asking too much of you please let me know.

Thank you,  Joan Neil