Tom worked and met his wife at REI in College Park. He started his framebuilding work at Proteus, and they still have some Palermo-built frames hanging on the walls.
This September, Proteus is auctioning an original Proteus build that was the personal bike of Proteus founding owner Larry Dean. The bike was donated by Larry’s brother John, who was also on Roland Ave. that day and witnessed the aftermath of the crash.
The bike is a custom steel frame built at Proteus with 50th anniversary Campagnolo components. Proceeds will go to the educational trust fund that was set up for Tom Palermo’s children.
Donations can also be sent to the trust fund care of Molloy Investment Group, One South St., 30th Floor, Baltimore, Md. 21202 or via the fund’s donation page.
More information can be found here.
The bike is on display at Proteus this month, and you are welcome to drop by and check out the fit.
Auction started on September 9th and ends on October 4th.