Help Chuck and Debbie rebuild from CZU SC Fires

Chuck and Debbie Teixeira lost their beloved home and workshop and a museum's worth of vintage bicycles, cars, and rare parts to the CZU August Lightning Complex fires that have swept through Santa Cruz County in California and continue to rage on unchecked. 
50593184_1597990793960110_r.jpegChuck is a lifelong gear junkie and a magnificent story teller.  He and Debbie built their home in the Santa Cruz mountains and recently celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary. 
50593184_1597990728200258_r.jpegIf you found this page through a bicycle industry contact that you know Chuck's work.  He was a longtime Easton employee engineering amazing revolutionary products like the Easton Taperwall handlebars and many tubesets. Now at Specialized he's been responsible for engineering products from aluminum frames to carbon wheels and some stuff you haven't seen yet.

50593184_1597990857471278_r.jpegChuck holds many patents and is a habitual learner often honing his own skills in his home workshop, suitable for creating incredible machines like his 'chopped Merc or "Flaming Blue Bitch" which was thankfully saved from these flames.  Sadly many of his other cars, his Model T that many of us have watched be transformed with his work on display through his instagram as well as his Model A and the mint Hemi engine set to drop into it.
50593184_1597990651360323_r.jpeg50593184_1597990768425442_r.jpegTruthfully $100,000 wouldn't scratch the surface on replacing 10% of it.  Much of what was lost were rare relics from a lifetime of being involved in the pointed end of performance bicycles and crafting hot rods.  Much of the tools were custom made or those that were generations old.  

Chuck and I were co-workers for a few years and there's nothing he wouldn't do to help me out and many others. If you ride a bike, love your Specialized, or simply want to help one of the good ones, consider pitching in to aid getting Chuck and Debbie back on their feet.
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    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Michael Santos 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Jed St Henri 
    • $100 
    • 9 mos
  • Battista Psenda 
    • $50 
    • 13 mos
    • $500 
    • 13 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Dave Koesel 
San Juan Bautista, CA
Chuck Teixeira 
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