Okay, so near the closing of the last Interbike Ian Schwartz was building up a new frame. People are all around him, watching him put his new frame together. The question comes up about what to do with the old frame when along comes Joey whose bike was recently run over and is left riding a Specialized. Upon hearing this Ian promptly hands over his old frame. Here’s some photos of Joey with the original Ian frame and the only other one being ridden in the world!
So exactly how did you end up with Ian Schwartz’s prototype frame?
I was lucky enough to go to interbike and I saw that Ian was taking his bike apart and I was just jokeing with him when I said “You should give me that frame cause mine just got run over.” I thought he was kidding when he handed it to me. I made sure that he signed it to me.
Were you really shocked when he gave it to you?
I was extremely shocked when he gave it to me. I thought he was kidding at first. Then I realized he wasn’t.
Do you know that at that point there was only 4 of those frames in existence and only that one has been ridden?
I didn’t know this. Now that I know this it makes me even happier that I got the only frame.
How’s the frame treating you now?
The frame is treating me very good. I haven’t ridden a better frame in my life. It makes me proud that I can call it mine. One of the things I like about the frame is that it has a welded piviotal seat mount on it.
Has anyone offered to buy it from you?
There has been a couple of offers for it. I always say no. I try to be nice about it but some people are really dertimined to get it. Sometimes I am scared that I will get jumped for it, but most of the time it dosen’t attract that much attention.
So now that people know all about this frame are you even more worried about being jumped for it?
No not really not alot of people know who has it or where it is. Even if they do see it they don’t reconize it at first. I don’t just go arround bragging that I have the frame.