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09-25-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 956
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.
...
09-20-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,261
Posted By gomango

Yep, you and Drillium Dude are top shelf.

Yep, you and Drillium Dude are top shelf.
09-19-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By gomango

Yes and you had very interesting posts. I...

Yes and you had very interesting posts.

I have noticed your posts on the gravel section and I believe you also have a Stigmata.

So do I.

This one should keep your's very good company.
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09-12-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By gomango

better pics please. looks like a nice bike.

better pics please.

looks like a nice bike.
09-08-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,272
Posted By gomango

I commute and run around town on this CSI. ...

I commute and run around town on this CSI.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3458_d17817844131dccc6a75bad4d8c60df49f73e7f9.jpeg

I'm collecting parts for this...
09-07-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,206
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...
09-07-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 30,789
Posted By gomango

My wife's Stumpjumper for sure. ...

My wife's Stumpjumper for sure.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3149_c7080ed50260407c93cde5dddda0561963b450e1.jpeg

After that, folks ask about her MAP, my...
09-06-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By gomango

No need to justify, especially not with me. ...

No need to justify, especially not with me.

Sometimes we get a sweet tooth for a certain bike and we just have to have it.

I have two bikes right not now that are hanging above my office desk....
09-06-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By gomango

Nice photos, nice bike. It looks like it has...

Nice photos, nice bike.

It looks like it has zero miles on it.

I'm reasonably certain that can be corrected.
08-22-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16,123
Views: 1,673,416
Posted By gomango

Good to see that nice bike. One of my...

Good to see that nice bike.

One of my favorites.
08-22-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,024
Posted By gomango

I'm not a fan of press fit bottom brackets. ...

I'm not a fan of press fit bottom brackets.

Yes, there are solutions to reduce the "creakiness" but I could easily live without that "improvement."
08-22-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16,123
Views: 1,673,416
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, 02:29 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,024
Posted By gomango

Those events look fantastic. I have a couple...

Those events look fantastic.

I have a couple of bikes that folks might like to look at and discuss.

After multiple knee surgeries, RA and thyroid issues, my body just won't hammer like it used...
08-18-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,024
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, 06:27 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,363
Posted By gomango

You might have liked my dad's BSA Gold Star 650. ...

You might have liked my dad's BSA Gold Star 650.

He managed to return from Germany after military service with three bikes in tow.

That BSA and a couple of others that I can't remember, except...
08-17-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,363
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...
08-17-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,024
Posted By gomango

A "somewhat" entertaining thread. Kind of...

A "somewhat" entertaining thread.

Kind of like the old days on "c&v" when folks would bash fixies and carbon fiber frames.

Carry on.
Replies: 24
Views: 792
Posted By gomango

I could likely help you with a "value" as well,...

I could likely help you with a "value" as well, but will needs pics and a description of general condition.

As Randy mentioned, paint a picture for us and fill in why the bike is special.

Did...
Replies: 24
Views: 792
Posted By gomango

If you are in the Twin Cities, take it to Dan at...

If you are in the Twin Cities, take it to Dan at Grand Performance.

He can get you started on value, as he is "in the know' with a CB.
08-11-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16,123
Views: 1,673,416
Posted By gomango

Thank goodness I never touch a paint brush on my...

Thank goodness I never touch a paint brush on my bikes.

I'm a hack.

When I was still riding "fast" road bikes, that De Rosa was a rocketship.

Great climbing bike as well if I recall.

btw...
08-11-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16,123
Views: 1,673,416
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: 16,123
Views: 1,673,416
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.
...
08-08-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,243
Posted By gomango

Bell Sixer MIPS Gotta have a visor. ...

Bell Sixer MIPS

Gotta have a visor.

Most comfortable helmet I have owned.

https://www.bellhelmets.com/bike/p/sixer-mips-mountain-bike-helmet/100000000500000069.html
...
08-07-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By gomango

In reference to nlerner's post above. Not...

In reference to nlerner's post above.

Not ours.

I have never sold so many bikes in such a short period of time.

It feels great to free up so many hooks and "redistribute" the funds after the...
07-31-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 955
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.
...
07-29-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 999
Posted By gomango

I have a Swift Ozette that I use on my Weigle and...

I have a Swift Ozette that I use on my Weigle and Bilenky. Super nice bag, for sure.

We chose an Acorn Boxy Rando for my wife's MAP and it's also a great bag.

FWIW Ruthworks is another bag...
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By gomango

For everyday use, they are not my favorite. ...

For everyday use, they are not my favorite.

I'm a King cages and Camelbak kind of guy.

For a certain "special" bike, what the heck.

It's fun to accessorize. :)
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By gomango

Not quite, but it was a straight venmo deal. ...

Not quite, but it was a straight venmo deal.

I hate to give ebay $$$ and the shenanigans are crazy on ebay.

Money is in my account and I will ship them to Colorado in the morning. :)
Replies: 14
Views: 565
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: 565
Posted By gomango

Danke!

Danke!
Replies: 14
Views: 565
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.
07-16-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,580
Posted By gomango

Same with me on the memory check. After 50+...

Same with me on the memory check.

After 50+ bikes in the last dozen years, it gets blurry.

To be honest, I am not paying close attention to my vintage or even road bikes any more.

I'm mainly...
07-16-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,580
Posted By gomango

Easy to straighten dating out. :) I...

Easy to straighten dating out. :)

I contacted De Rosa and they said the frame was originally invoiced/dated to 1988.

The local shop confirmed this to me.

Another (former) forum member...
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By gomango

It could be a fun project bike if one stays...

It could be a fun project bike if one stays reasonable or a massive money pit.

You might have a fun time with this one.......
07-13-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By gomango

I have a very similar story, except for the fact...

I have a very similar story, except for the fact that I was using DA spd-sl pedals.

I lasted about two blocks with the Sidis on and then went barefoot the rest of the way.

Needless to say, I no...
07-11-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By gomango

As I mentioned on PL, great bike and thanks for...

As I mentioned on PL, great bike and thanks for the review.

My wife has a similar story to yours, as she has quite a few other nice bikes.

They all just sit there, as she only rides her MAP.
07-11-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,695
Posted By gomango

I bet you will!!!! :)

I bet you will!!!! :)
07-10-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,695
Posted By gomango

Yes and also Dinucci for sure. I'm still...

Yes and also Dinucci for sure.

I'm still holding a Kvale frameset that has been around for ages.

I've owned some very nice Kvales, but the one I have is in tough shape atm.

I was going to...
07-10-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,695
Posted By gomango

Jason, what a lovely surprise to start the day. ...

Jason, what a lovely surprise to start the day.

I knew you were working on this, but I didn't know the details.

How was the process?

Kind of reminds me of a "super premium" Quickbeam. :)
...
07-09-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,695
Posted By gomango

That was an incredible find. Lovin' the...

That was an incredible find.

Lovin' the all-road version.
07-09-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,695
Posted By gomango

Welcome to the forum neighbor! :) That would...

Welcome to the forum neighbor! :)

That would be quite a bike, but I'm certain he could pull it off.

FWIW I saw a guy today with a gorgeous Goodrich Sportif.

What a bike.
07-09-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,580
Posted By gomango

I'm down to 190 lbs and I run at the same...

I'm down to 190 lbs and I run at the same pressure.

@sx426 Starbike has Veloflex Vlanderens for $63. I really like that tire and I have an extra wheelset for my Della Santa with those on it and...
07-09-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,695
Posted By gomango

I can do without the framebuilding course, but...

I can do without the framebuilding course, but the rest of this sounds fantastic.

https://www.richardsachs.com/

fwiw I have taken up fly rod building and one obsession at a time will have to...
07-09-20, 03:25 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,695
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: 3,695
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, 03:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 842
Posted By gomango

Such a nice example. When it rains, it pours...

Such a nice example.

When it rains, it pours nice bikes on the forum today.

Love the fork crown as well, plus so many other nice details.

Congrats!
06-20-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,311
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. :)
Replies: 34
Views: 1,385
Posted By gomango

What is this sorcery? Please explain so I...

What is this sorcery?

Please explain so I may understand.
06-17-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 58,274
Views: 8,511,994
Posted By gomango

I have five outstanding offers on that Miyata. ...

I have five outstanding offers on that Miyata.

That was after two no shows, eighty likes on Facebook and me standing on a street corner for an hour in 90 degree heat looking like an idiot.

All...
06-17-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 58,274
Views: 8,511,994
Posted By gomango

Yes, they are moving quickly. I've sold three...

Yes, they are moving quickly. I've sold three since last week and have another pending for tonight.

I'm posting two more before the weekend.
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