Is there no respect for the Golden Toidy - that lovely little sarcastic award given to bike companies that seem to violate some sacrosanct code of ethics that is not written anywhere but understood by many.
Apparently someone from Cannondale didn't find the humor in it and threw their Golden Fist award for their "'successful re-organization' after going bankrupt and leaving their vendors SOL to the tune of 1.2 million and then 'going forward' as if nothing had ever happened," back in 2005.
Well guess what? The Golden Fist has made it's way to eBay and it's most recent bid is only $10.50 (look out for that hefty $30 shipping charge though). Hurry though there's only three days left to get a hold of this genuine article of industry shame.
Here's how the seller describes the item:
I GOT THIS OUT OF THE TRASH AT THE 2005 INTERBIKE TRADE SHOW IN LAS VEGAS
NEVER USED WHILE I HAVE HAD IT
I THOUGHT IT MIGHT COME IN HANDY IF I MET MONICA LEWINSKY
Gotta love it.
Well, if you want to know more about the history of the SOPWAMTOS the best I can tell you is to Google it and read about it through the links that you find. Like Critical Mass this "organization" does not seem to have a true home on the Internet. (Here's a link to the 2005 award winners, however).
Hey, if one of you crazies out there buys this thing be sure to send me a picture of you "using" the prize and I'll be sure to post it.
UPDATE Feb, 10: The winning bid went for $172.50. The winner was named cannondalelover1973 who appears to have no previous history on eBay. Could it be a Cannondale employee reclaiming the award?