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12-09-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 982
Posted By gomango

Just checked. I have the Strada Biancas....

Just checked.

I have the Strada Biancas. 700x30. Clinchers.

Little bit wider and they give a nice ride.

You are welcome to them if you can fit them.

Be prepared for bleeding fingers to...
12-08-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 982
Posted By gomango

Well, this has been a problem for this brand. ...

Well, this has been a problem for this brand.

When you get a good batch, they sing.

When you get the bad batch, they stink.

@DD I might have some for you to try before you buy. Let me check...
11-30-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 707
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
11-30-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 201,124
Posted By gomango

Yeah, the Elsinore was pretty easy to buy locally...

Yeah, the Elsinore was pretty easy to buy locally bitd. Not as many shops were carrying the brands you mentioned.

However, it took me 8-10 years to find one that was straight and in my price...
11-30-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 201,124
Posted By gomango

Yes sir! This is going to look like a brand...

Yes sir!

This is going to look like a brand new Elsinore by spring.

But this is no garage queen. It'll be covered in grime every weekend I can get away this summer. The same roads I ride my...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,545
Posted By gomango

This bike has a load of charm and probably an...

This bike has a load of charm and probably an interesting story.

I've owned a bunch of Supers and raced these locally many years ago.

As for the price, one could have fetched pretty decent coin...
11-29-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 201,124
Posted By gomango

Hooray! Just picked up the repainted...

Hooray!

Just picked up the repainted fenders/tank for the 1972 Elsinore.
11-29-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By gomango

Now that's something you don't see so often. ...

Now that's something you don't see so often.

You've caught my attention, that's for sure.

Pretty frameset.
11-24-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By gomango

Columbus EL-OS

Columbus EL-OS
11-23-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,150
Posted By gomango

An armoire and bed from Bergen, Norway. At...

An armoire and bed from Bergen, Norway.

At least 1867.

Been in the family all along.
11-23-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,533
Posted By gomango

Yes, but so is clearing the basement of "extras"...

Yes, but so is clearing the basement of "extras" at this point.

Just too many unused parts.

I still love to ride though.

Just got back from riding my Yeti SB5 along the frozen river bottoms...
11-17-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 53,190
Views: 7,324,370
Posted By gomango

Very nice. That's about the only vintage...

Very nice.

That's about the only vintage Italian brand I would buy at this point.

Not that there is a single thing wrong with all of the other great brands.

I just want a Marnati.

Sooner...
11-16-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 393
Posted By gomango

Frustrating, but they'll restock. Even if...

Frustrating, but they'll restock.

Even if you have to pay a bit more, the tires will likely suit your needs for some time to come.
11-16-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 393
Posted By gomango

Hah, I would likely recommend the same for that...

Hah, I would likely recommend the same for that bike. :)

Decent tire at an el-cheapo price.

Not every bike needs RH/Compass tires.
11-15-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 393
Posted By gomango

Will this be an everyday rider? A train...

Will this be an everyday rider?

A train station bike?

If I know the intended use, I'll suggest something.

I like the bike btw. It will be charming when its all spiffed up.
11-13-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By gomango

Great prices. Would you happen to have a 13-29...

Great prices. Would you happen to have a 13-29 per chance?

edit: Forum member alerted me to one on sale at Velomine.

GLWS though. :)
11-12-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By gomango

I get the itch pretty often to have something...

I get the itch pretty often to have something built, but then I look at the basement full of neat bikes.

It's a-ok to dream. imho
11-12-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By gomango

Going to have a little something built?

Going to have a little something built?
11-12-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By gomango

It's been awhile, but I think the Universals I...

It's been awhile, but I think the Universals I had on the Mariposa were Model 61s.

I didn't have that bike very long, but I recollect we used modded Kool Stop pads.

There was a clearance issue...
11-10-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By gomango

Good post. Thanks. I just checked and our...

Good post. Thanks.

I just checked and our bikes are going along to Austin with us this time.

Beats renting.
11-10-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14,471
Views: 1,361,237
Posted By gomango

I get this all too well. Yesterday I was...

I get this all too well.

Yesterday I was riding with our regular group. One of the guys had fenders and got a stick caught in the front wheel and it jammed up under the fender.

Sorry to report...
11-10-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,561
Posted By gomango

One of our favorite and most scenic rides is the...

One of our favorite and most scenic rides is the Skyline Drive/Duluth Traverse singletrack trails.

From the top, the rider looks out over Duluth harbor and it is a charming sight!
...
11-08-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 53,190
Views: 7,324,370
Posted By gomango

Love to get my hands on this one and give it some...

Love to get my hands on this one and give it some fine tuning.

Big potential and a small cash outlay.

If it were in STP I'd likely give it a chance.
Replies: 29
Views: 1,188
Posted By gomango

A nice bike at a nice price. Five years ago,...

A nice bike at a nice price.

Five years ago, one would fetch $700 from the right buyer.

Nowadays it is worth what you paid.

Vintage market is super tough.
11-05-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By gomango

Can't wait. Neat bikes, congrats.

Can't wait.

Neat bikes, congrats.
11-03-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,342
Posted By gomango

Yep. Will watch as well.

Yep.

Will watch as well.
11-03-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 201,124
Posted By gomango

Collecting parts for a Moots YBB. 26" mtb...

Collecting parts for a Moots YBB.

26" mtb goodness.

Kind of doing this up as an all-road/cruiser bike.

Going full XT off an old Miyata Train Runner with a newer Mavic wheelset.

Going with...
10-30-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,532
Posted By gomango

Very pretty bike Aaron. I don't blame you...

Very pretty bike Aaron.

I don't blame you for picking that up. :)

All of it is super nice. That crankset is dreamy.
10-30-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 734
Posted By gomango

Looks great everyone. However, I am pleased...

Looks great everyone.

However, I am pleased to report my overflowing supply of wheelsets is just about depleted.

Down to four and they are nice ones.
10-30-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,552
Posted By gomango

I started using the Gravel Kings on my...

I started using the Gravel Kings on my Monstercross last year. A really decent tire for half the price of Compass/RH tires.

I tossed a wider set of GK's on my Bilenky for our St. Paul to Duluth...
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By gomango

What's your time worth though? Older British...

What's your time worth though? Older British bikes don't necessarily bring more money in the Twin Cities. Just too much effort on a marginal bike.
10-26-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,082
Posted By gomango

I think that ti Serotta is gorgeous and would be...

I think that ti Serotta is gorgeous and would be fun to own/ride.

However, I won't touch any road bike that won't take at least a 700x28 nowadays.

The roads here stink and a 700x25 just sinks...
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By gomango

Cobbled together and a repaint. Can't see...

Cobbled together and a repaint.

Can't see anyone shelling out more than $400 for it.

Our CL and FB marketplace are loaded with options.
10-19-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,306
Posted By gomango

Yes, probably me. I deleted my Flickr...

Yes, probably me.

I deleted my Flickr account for the most part.

A few stray pics and that's about it.

Show and tell is over for me.

I just didn't want to play the game anymore.
10-14-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,625
Posted By gomango

Would love to meet everyone for this event. ...

Would love to meet everyone for this event.

I'm not so far out from retirement. Impossible to get away during the school year, but that issue will fade soon.

But which bike to bring?

I've...
10-12-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 53,190
Views: 7,324,370
Posted By gomango

I have a Kalkoff that I use as a train station...

I have a Kalkoff that I use as a train station bike.

It sits in the garage at my BIL's house in Emmerting, Bayern.

Totally unassuming bike. I don't even bother to lock it at the station.

I...
10-12-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By gomango

While I don't use this particular model of VP's,...

While I don't use this particular model of VP's, I do use their platform (VP015) with pins for off road riding/commuting.

Great budget pedal that seems to hold up as well as the XT platforms for a...
10-11-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 81,401
Posted By gomango

What a thread. Thanks everyone.

What a thread.

Thanks everyone.
10-10-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By gomango

Turned out great. I have a friend that has a...

Turned out great.

I have a friend that has a Melton and she loves it.

Used to be her father's bike and she got her mitts on it recently.

I'm sure you'll enjoy yours!
10-09-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 81,401
Posted By gomango

Thanks for the info on the paint Brent. Such...

Thanks for the info on the paint Brent.

Such a nice bike, for sure.

Keeping with the theme of this thread, another forum member contacted me about a beautiful McLean he was fortunate enough to...
10-08-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 81,401
Posted By gomango

Yes, please tell us a little more about the color...

Yes, please tell us a little more about the color choice and your process Brent.
10-08-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 81,401
Posted By gomango

Brent, Your DiNucci is sooo nice. If I...

Brent,

Your DiNucci is sooo nice.

If I were to go for a new road bike, your's would be a perfect model.

DiNucci, Chris Bishop and Chris Kvale are still my favorites.

I hope you enjoy it.
10-04-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,908
Posted By gomango

All of my newest off road bikes came from a local...

All of my newest off road bikes came from a local shop.

Salsa- Blackborow- stock but bags from Ruthworks and Swift https://salsacycles.com/bikes/blackborow/2020_blackborow_gx_eagle
Yeti- SB5 ...
10-02-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,574
Posted By gomango

Cool. @op Send a pm and I'll take care of...

Cool.

@op Send a pm and I'll take care of this.
10-01-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,574
Posted By gomango

I'll take them if Papa Tom isn't interested. ...

I'll take them if Papa Tom isn't interested.

They might fit an old Moots frameset my kids have sitting here.
09-29-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By gomango

I've seen this in person and Doc is right, it's...

I've seen this in person and Doc is right, it's gorgeous.

I wish I could afford another bike right now.

Mrs. Gomango would look great on this one, that's for sure.
09-24-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,132
Posted By gomango

Agreed. I would retire them.

Agreed.

I would retire them.
09-22-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,534
Posted By gomango

That's an attractive bike as well.

That's an attractive bike as well.
09-22-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,534
Posted By gomango

Jason, super nice. I rode my former Mariposa...

Jason, super nice.

I rode my former Mariposa in July for a weekend.

So nice, I thought.

FWIW Your Mariposa and my Weigle have the same color scheme.

Is the white on yours on a creme color?
09-19-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,909
Posted By gomango

Seven bikes are "fairly"period correct here. OCD...

Seven bikes are "fairly"period correct here. OCD to the 5th power.

McLean Perfect Pleasure
Tommasini Sintesi
John Hollands Sportif
Yeti FRO
Bridgestone MB1
1983 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport...
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