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RIP Tom Teesdale
Last Post 07/24/2014 11:59 AM by off_the _back. 4 Replies.
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Bluemasi1

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07/23/2014 01:09 PM
While not as prestigious as Richard Sachs a prolific builder none the less. http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/local/2014/07/22/west-branch-framebuilder-tom-teesdale-dies-ragbrai/13002205/
Nick A

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07/23/2014 02:36 PM
Very sad. I couldn't tell from the article whether he had an accident or not. I know it said he died of a heart attack later at the hospital, but I think that can happen as a result of trauma. Not that it particularly matters...I guess it's just human nature to make sense of things, even when there is no sense to be made.

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Nick A

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07/23/2014 02:39 PM
Google told me:

"The man died due to a medical condition and not from a traumatic injury, though Libby said he did not know the exact cause of death."

Source: http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/2014/07/22/rider-dies-on-ragbrai-monday/12983815/
zootracer

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07/23/2014 03:06 PM
Other sources said it was a heart attack...certainly sad news...
off_the_back

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07/24/2014 11:59 AM
I grew up in Iowa City and used to ride by his original frame shop location with my dad. As a kid I loved seeing Tom working on frames. He was always very nice to us. Very sad news indeed.
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