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10-24-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By gomango

Great choice. I use them on my Blackborow...

Great choice.

I use them on my Blackborow and my son has them on his Bridge Club. Excellent hand positions and plenty of real estate to strap bags/rods as needed.
10-19-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,250
Posted By gomango

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10-19-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,662
Posted By gomango

My wife's MAP got me going on this 650b kick. ...

My wife's MAP got me going on this 650b kick.

I was amazed she could run up to 48's, which are great for our gravel country roads and even the river bottoms.

She didn't seem to lose any speed...
09-25-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,148
Posted By gomango

I've got Shimano GRX 800 on my Stigmata. I...

I've got Shimano GRX 800 on my Stigmata.

I run a compact double.

I switched back to Shimano/SRAM on most of my "new" bikes.

I haven't been a fan of Campy off road/gravel for years.
...
09-07-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,376
Posted By gomango

Tri-color is way overbuilt and I love it. :) ...

Tri-color is way overbuilt and I love it. :)

I have a 600/Velocity wheelset that has been around seemingly forever.

Likely, it will outlast its current owner.

However, my favorite all time...
08-22-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16,240
Views: 1,690,744
Posted By gomango

Nice ride with Mrs.GMG the other day. Did...

Nice ride with Mrs.GMG the other day.

Did the Grand Round in Mpls. for a total of 54 miles.

Stopped at Bde Maka Ska and was surprised at the low volume of people out and about.
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08-18-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,224
Posted By gomango

Maybe for most, but hardly for all. I know...

Maybe for most, but hardly for all.

I know quite a few that go to look at old bikes, dress up in scratchy wool, drink various concoctions and eat a lot.

They usually combine the trip with some...
08-17-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,695
Posted By gomango

I suggest you read "Shopcraft as Soulcraft" by...

I suggest you read "Shopcraft as Soulcraft" by Matthew Crawford.

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106513632

You are on a very similar trajectory I think.

FWIW I believe...
08-11-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16,240
Views: 1,690,744
Posted By gomango

That looks great! Fun to see the bikes are...

That looks great!

Fun to see the bikes are getting some use. :)
08-10-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16,240
Views: 1,690,744
Posted By gomango

We did our annual St. Paul to Lake Waconia trip...

We did our annual St. Paul to Lake Waconia trip today.

About 46 miles each way.

On the way back we rolled through downtown Minneapolis and we were struck by the absence of summer tourists.
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07-31-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 976
Posted By gomango

Hah, listen to this warning. I sold most of...

Hah, listen to this warning.

I sold most of my "c&v" bikes and ended up with a Yeti SB5 and a Santa Cruz Stigmata.

Between the two of them, I could survive rather nicely as far as bikes go.
...
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By gomango

Of course it is. Here is a tidbit though. ...

Of course it is.

Here is a tidbit though.

I just sold both of mine in the box.

While sitting on the patio .......

:)
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By gomango

I'm curious about a "value" as well. I have...

I'm curious about a "value" as well.

I have two left in original boxes and one left in a similar condition to the one posted above.
07-09-20, 03:25 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,802
Posted By gomango

I see Curt's handiwork quite often in the Twin...

I see Curt's handiwork quite often in the Twin Cities.

It is exceptional, however I don't think he is currently building.

Chris Kvale is also noteworthy and I would check in with him soon if...
07-08-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,802
Posted By gomango

I've got a very cool Serotta CSI that was rebuilt...

I've got a very cool Serotta CSI that was rebuilt by Eric Estlund.

The frameset was trashed and rebuilt from the ground up. It now has a new front fork, discs and even fenders.

New stays as...
06-20-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By gomango

Easily the prettiest bike I've seen on the forum...

Easily the prettiest bike I've seen on the forum in a long while.

I keep looking at the pics, as there are such thoughtful details everywhere.

You must be thrilled.

Congrats. :)
05-16-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,601
Posted By gomango

Just beautiful. Reminds me of western...

Just beautiful.

Reminds me of western Minnesota.
05-16-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,601
Posted By gomango

Maybe. I've owned two Rivendells, but I...

Maybe.

I've owned two Rivendells, but I never enjoyed them as much as my BMC Monstercross.

...
05-16-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,601
Posted By gomango

Nor would I confuse this with a sports tourer. ...

Nor would I confuse this with a sports tourer.

Mitch Pryor's MAP "Rambo" would be ideally suited for most of the gravel and fire roads I ride in Northern Minnesota.

It's not graded class five....
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By gomango

I agree this would be a good approach. This...

I agree this would be a good approach.

This bike needs profile in the market.

FWIW Many of the collectors I know that are my age have offloaded some very nice bikes over the last five years.
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Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By gomango

I've owned three CSIs. One is a fixie, the...

I've owned three CSIs.

One is a fixie, the next one is a frameset and the third I picked up a couple of weeks ago.

The fixie was built by Dave Kirk and it's an amazing ride.

The second was...
05-05-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16,240
Views: 1,690,744
Posted By gomango

That's good news. For gosh sakes, take it...

That's good news.

For gosh sakes, take it easy for a bit.
04-22-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,553
Posted By gomango

It's a perfect time to sell a $1,000 bike for...

It's a perfect time to sell a $1,000 bike for $400.

FWIW I gave two bikes to neighbors yesterday.

They are furloughed and need grocery haulers.
04-13-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,688
Views: 326,678
Posted By gomango

I put the fenders back on my Monstercross. ...

I put the fenders back on my Monstercross.

It snowed here again yesterday and the ride was messy.

An old pic, but you get the idea.

...
04-12-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By gomango

A couple of years, we got involved with my wife's...

A couple of years, we got involved with my wife's community garden at her school.

Since then, we have had great luck with these recycled plastic "flexible" raised beds.

Incredible yield the...
04-05-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,182
Posted By gomango

nlerner I love your BMC posted above. I'm...

nlerner I love your BMC posted above.

I'm definitely in for one of these when Mike gets it sorted and available for sale.

I've thought about switching out my Stigmata and this one would check...
03-31-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6,626
Views: 599,669
Posted By gomango

Thanks!!! Wow. I want one even more now. ...

Thanks!!!

Wow.
I want one even more now.
Wish I could fit a little more tire on my Stigmata or Monstercross or even my Bilenky for that matter.

The Stigmata can fit up to 650 x 53.

Maybe I...
03-29-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,375
Posted By gomango

Hard to say. Probably my McLean, a Kvale and...

Hard to say.

Probably my McLean, a Kvale and my Weigle.

Forum member Toavii now owns my favorite all time Kvale, so he can post pics.
My Weigle doesn't have public pics but it's very nice. I'm...
03-29-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 6,626
Views: 599,669
Posted By gomango

I use a similar set up on my Bilenky tourer. ...

I use a similar set up on my Bilenky tourer.

Works like a champ, especially when the bike is loaded.

Really comes in handy.
03-24-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16,240
Views: 1,690,744
Posted By gomango

Super awesome Park Pre!

Super awesome Park Pre!
03-24-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,530
Posted By gomango

Same here. I now know more about Google...

Same here.

I now know more about Google Classroom, Zoom, Seesaw and Google Drive than I ever thought possible.

By Monday, I'll be hosting Zoom math sessions for about 100 middle schoolers. Good...
03-23-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,222
Posted By gomango

My wife has a gorgeous MAP. Last I heard,...

My wife has a gorgeous MAP.

Last I heard, Mitch isn't building atm.

Plumbing work only after the fire destroyed his shop.

If I found a MAP in my size, I would closely consider breaking my no...
03-22-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,766
Posted By gomango

That's a gorgeous bike. I want one.

That's a gorgeous bike.

I want one.
02-24-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 976
Posted By gomango

Been there, done that. I found myself...

Been there, done that.

I found myself building the same bike over and over.

I see it all the time on the forum.
02-23-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 976
Posted By gomango

Although I have been attempting to wash my hands...

Although I have been attempting to wash my hands of any new bike projects, I have a neat Chris Kvale frameset sitting here.

It certainly needs a refinish and CK would be the only one to do that.
...
02-01-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,668
Posted By gomango

Gorgeous collection. Not so many "c&v" reels...

Gorgeous collection.

Not so many "c&v" reels here at our house. Most are newer Hardy reels, with an Abel, Orvis and Lamson tossed in for good measure.

I just picked up a Lamson Cobalt large...
02-01-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 912
Posted By gomango

What a birthday gift. I've thought about a...

What a birthday gift.

I've thought about a nice city bike and have had this one in my thoughts.

https://www.cycleexif.com/map-randonneur

or this one....
02-01-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 207,851
Posted By gomango

Looks great. How much gear can you haul in...

Looks great.

How much gear can you haul in the front bag w/o it screwing up the handling?

Also, what are your thoughts on lighting for the bike?

Any plans?
01-30-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,701
Posted By gomango

My niece accepted a "first time" position in the...

My niece accepted a "first time" position in the city.

Every last one of us recommended against this and advised towards better options.

She lasted four months at a very reasonable salary.
...
01-24-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,902
Posted By gomango

Brings back wonderful memories. I was gifted one...

Brings back wonderful memories. I was gifted one of these on my first trip to Bayern in 1988.

My wife's uncle loaned it to me for our trip to Berlin and the former DDR.

We spent a week in...
01-19-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By gomango

Don't forget the Klunkerz movie on Amazon Prime.

Don't forget the Klunkerz movie on Amazon Prime.
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By gomango

Agreed. Probably not by much though. Neat...

Agreed.
Probably not by much though.

Neat bike, but I certainly don't see more than $500 tops.
12-31-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,520
Posted By gomango

oooops. Still do. It has morphed into...

oooops.

Still do.

It has morphed into an overbuilt all road bike.

I have Rock n' Roads on it, well at least I did last fall. Didn't quite fit when the tires were muddy, so I swapped them for...
12-31-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,520
Posted By gomango

Keepers Chris Kvale tourer- building up...

Keepers

Chris Kvale tourer- building up repainted frameset this winter. 650b
Weigle 650b
Yeti SB5
Santa Cruz Stigmata set up with 650b wheelset. Son dyno with IQ-XS
Salsa Blackborow-fishing...
12-29-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,337
Posted By gomango

Absolutely mouth watering. A really gorgeous...

Absolutely mouth watering.

A really gorgeous bike.

Congrats on your good fortune.

edit:

Couple of quick questions. How wide of tire will fit? Also, is that a 11-36 cassette?
12-27-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,337
Posted By gomango

First of all, that's a fantastic bike. A...

First of all, that's a fantastic bike.

A Routt 45 would be a dream choice for me!

As for Campy on gravel, it's a toss up for me.

All of my new "off topic" bikes are SRAM or Shimano.
...
12-25-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,322
Posted By gomango

The big gift is having all of our family together...

The big gift is having all of our family together and the boys home from school.

Also, Santa left me more than my share of outdoors gear.

This book, The Great Minnesota Fish Book, was written...
12-25-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,279
Posted By gomango

First of all, that's a beautiful canoe. I...

First of all, that's a beautiful canoe.

I assume it's a Gene Jensen designed Wenonah Kevlar. Great score!!

We have a Jensen expedition canoe up at the cabin. I believe it is a 2003. Very light,...
12-21-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,279
Posted By gomango

Same here. We are taking three trips in the next...

Same here. We are taking three trips in the next six months.

Algoma, Ontario area for giant brookies and salmon.

Nye, Montana for various species of trout on the Stillwater and Galatin rivers....
11-30-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,257
Posted By gomango

31 degrees this morning. Freezing rain and...

31 degrees this morning.

Freezing rain and snow.

Rode the Blackborow and brought the Jetboil.

Hot coffee helped. So did Fireball. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukyfuErRJzA
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