a week or so ago i posted a notice to find the whereabouts of Bill Babbit. I recieved a few e-mails sharing condolences and opinions on the matter. the impression my message had made was maybe one of open accusation against Bill. not true, i don't know if bill was the one who stripped my bike, all i know is that i left it in his care for a year yes, but during that time I had a lot of verbal contact and assurance from him. i knew that he had a lot of mopeds to work on so the time didn't bother me, i also offered to pay him or just take the bike off his hands, but he insisted that as a friend he would be more than glad to do it. my dad impatient to have the bike done called bill to tell bill that he would just pick it up but bill emphatically insisted that he wanted to do it. when after the previously stated time span i decided that to get anything done with it i would have to do it myself. of course after picking it up i found it mostly stripped.
now ive only stated the facts here and given my initial impression of what "seems" to have happened. there is still room for a lot of questions though and those could be easily answered if bill could be found.
Another funny thing is, IF some other party were the perpetraters of the stripping, since it was under bills care at the time it seems funny that he would just dissapear without a trace leaving no information for me about the whereabouts of the parts seeing as he understood how important the bike was to me and my dad(we had restored it together as a father\daughter project).
these are the facts as i know them and i am not trying to groundlessly accuse anyone of wrongdoing
another thing worthy of note is that another girl affiliated with the moped army, Sara (Dan Webber's former girlfriend) also needed help fixing her moped, and as in my case Bill had offered his services free of charge, upon the return of her moped she also noticed missing parts as well as some other defects that were not previously there.