Road bike specially made for ex-NBA center stolen
Thursday, November 10, 2011
MURRAY, Utah (AP) -- At 7-foot-6, former NBA center Shawn Bradley needs just about everything custom-made, from clothes and chairs to countertops and doorways.
Yet the Utah resident remains dumbfounded over why someone would steal a bike so large it is probably useless to anyone but him.
The bike has an 80 centimeter carbon fiber-aluminum frame -- about 50 percent larger than that for a normal-sized person. Trek never even included a serial number when it built the bicycle in 2006 because it is so unique.
The bicycle was taken Friday morning from a barn next to Bradley's home in Murray, Utah.
Bradley acknowledges it's just a bike and hardly the end of the world. But he says he's used it to shed 30 pounds of fat he put on after retiring in 2005.