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Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Have you seen Elvis's bike?

Every couple of years, someone turns up another vehicle that was previously owned by Elvis. Today, for example, there's hubub around a rather ugly Harley that Elvis supposedly bought for a second cousin or a great aunt or some other relation. But we're much more interested in locating The King's first bicycle, seen here in a very rare photo:

Or, for that matter, any other bicycle the king might have ridden. Like this one:

Which brings to mind Yellow Jersey bike shop's efforts to get a photo of a wooden bike that belonged to Elvis. Stashed away in Graceland's basement, it was supposedly custom built for the King by Fender--the guitar company-- and has a headbadge that says it's a "Stratocoaster." Anybody else seen this wacky thing?