April 2nd, 2012 at 12:46 PM ^

Meh, they set up that the bike was bought as more of a favor to the elderly couple that originally owned it, a kind of bike that the store doesn't usually deal in. Also tandem bikes are extremely expensive, so I'm sure a "borderline antique" bike would probably be the cheapest he's every sold a bike.


April 2nd, 2012 at 12:45 PM ^

Great article.

Tim Rohan better get a damn good job in sports journalism if that's what he wishes to pursue.  He, and the Daily, have written some wonderful columns this year. 

The story of David Molk and his mother had to be one of the best articles regarding Michigan football I read in quite some time.

Bando Calrissian

April 2nd, 2012 at 1:22 PM ^

I definitely saw two guys riding this very bike down by the Huron River on Main St. about a week and a half ago, and thought it was one of the most out-of-place things I've ever seen.  I don't think it was Lewan, but it was definitely two athletic-looking dudes riding a powder blue tandem bike in the middle of the afternoon.

Frankly, full of win.

Feat of Clay

April 2nd, 2012 at 3:35 PM ^

That's a great article--all the funny presser quotes about the bike had been used up already, so how smart to do a little more work and get the story of the bike, the bike shop, and its purchase.  Good stuff, I hope Tim Rohan goes far.