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10-12-19, 08:05 AM
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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: 191
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: 512
Views: 78,634
Posted By gomango

What a thread. Thanks everyone.

What a thread.

Thanks everyone.
10-10-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 222
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: 512
Views: 78,634
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: 512
Views: 78,634
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: 512
Views: 78,634
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: 8,160
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: 5,108
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: 5,108
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: 866
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: 876
Posted By gomango

Agreed. I would retire them.

Agreed.

I would retire them.
09-22-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,360
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: 1,360
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: 4,377
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...
09-19-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 176,391
Posted By gomango

The heavens opened up and a PL forum member...

The heavens opened up and a PL forum member offered me my 3rd McLean.

Off to the frame prep folks in Mpls.

Let's see if I can get Chris Kvale to take this on in the winter months.
09-18-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By gomango

After two notes sent to De Rosa, they said 89 one...

After two notes sent to De Rosa, they said 89 one time and maybe a 91 the second.

Both notes said "good frameset" and "rides good" in their replies.

I just sent them a note as I picked up a...
09-18-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,947
Posted By gomango

Can't miss with Columbus EL-OS. My John...

Can't miss with Columbus EL-OS.

My John Hollands Sportif is soooo nice.

The tt is 58cm and the st is 59 cm.

A smidge big, but I get by with seatpost/saddle/pedal adjustments.

Pretty as...
09-16-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 52,370
Views: 7,063,413
Posted By gomango

Seems like a case of getting the "deal" so I'll...

Seems like a case of getting the "deal" so I'll just say thanks for the info.

I just don't do this anymore. Too old for bargain shopping I'd reckon.......
09-15-19, 01:49 PM
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Views: 7,063,413
Posted By gomango

I'm sure someone can clue me into why this is...

I'm sure someone can clue me into why this is vital/important, but I don't want to spend that much time on the web.
09-15-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 52,370
Views: 7,063,413
Posted By gomango

Guys, doesn't it say $2,300 obo in the ad? ...

Guys, doesn't it say $2,300 obo in the ad?

FWIW I had one of these at the in-laws in Bayern.

The bike didn't like weight on the front end and I usually only use front bags nowadays.

I much...
09-14-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By gomango

I just noticed this hasn't sold. I have one...

I just noticed this hasn't sold.

I have one on my Weigle and transfer it to several bikes with Nitto racks including a MB-1, a BMC Monstercross and a Bilenky.

This is a bag that will last you...
09-10-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 20,789
Posted By gomango

Always wanted to try one. Such an incredible...

Always wanted to try one.

Such an incredible history of incredible craftsmanship.
09-10-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 20,789
Posted By gomango

Gorgeous and such a versatile build. ...

Gorgeous and such a versatile build.

Speaking my language, for sure.
09-09-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,204
Posted By gomango

That's a great idea. Right now, it's hanging...

That's a great idea.

Right now, it's hanging over my office desk so I can oogle it.

Your very nice Motobecane is getting the gears in my head going.

I wasn't planning on doing a bunch of...
09-09-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,737
Posted By gomango

Sounds good. Thanks!

Sounds good.

Thanks!
09-08-19, 03:46 PM
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Posted By gomango

fender1 One of the nicest looking bikes I've...

fender1

One of the nicest looking bikes I've seen in a long time.

Love it!!!!!!
09-08-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By gomango

I used to make a buck or two up until 6 years...

I used to make a buck or two up until 6 years ago.

Nowadays, I'm happy to get a hardy hand shake.

I was never very aggressive about selling, but it's almost always slow on any given season. imho
09-08-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,204
Posted By gomango

I ride my gravel/mtb's almost every day. The...

I ride my gravel/mtb's almost every day.

The river bottoms here are a favorite.

Hope they don't put in asphalt MUPs. :(

We have multiple mtb parks nearby and they are all super...
09-08-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,737
Posted By gomango

Doc, is that the Quick Cage you are using? ...

Doc, is that the Quick Cage you are using?

Do you think it would stand up for bouncy off road/gravel usage?

TIA
09-07-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 176,391
Posted By gomango

Same here. Not yet. I'll likely post on the...

Same here.

Not yet. I'll likely post on the Honda forum.

There are some fun shots of my Africa Twin on Facebook from this past summer as well.
09-07-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 176,391
Posted By gomango

That's cool. I may have to pm you with a...

That's cool.

I may have to pm you with a question or two as we go through the process.
09-06-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 176,391
Posted By gomango

Kind of off topic, but we are working on a barn...

Kind of off topic, but we are working on a barn find 1976 Honda Elsinore Cr 250.

Google it if you are interested.

I raced these for a shop in central Minnesota in the mid 70s.

It's in one...
09-04-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,095
Posted By gomango

I won't buy another disc bike w/o thru axles. ...

I won't buy another disc bike w/o thru axles.

Set and forget without monkeying with clearances.
09-04-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,095
Posted By gomango

Same here. I would go with their Nor'easter....

Same here.

I would go with their Nor'easter.

It suits what I am up to nowadays.

https://bikepacking.com/bikes/matts-crust-nor-easter/
09-04-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 707
Posted By gomango

plus one. I'd email Dave Kirk at Kirk...

plus one.

I'd email Dave Kirk at Kirk Frameworks.

He built both of my CSI's and could be an additional source of info.
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By gomango

That's too much for a Sport. My wife has one...

That's too much for a Sport.

My wife has one and its a fun bike, but it's no MB1 for example.

fwiw I've owned two 1983 Stumpjumpers and I paid much less than the Sport you mention.

I haven't...
08-25-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,914
Posted By gomango

I always had a soft spot for this car. ...

I always had a soft spot for this car.


FWIW I had a 1974 AR GTV and I can't even remember why I sold it. Cool car, fun to drive but not so nice to maintain if I recall.
08-23-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,914
Posted By gomango

Keep it off freeways. :) They run forever. ...

Keep it off freeways. :)

They run forever.

We just put tabs on ours and always laugh about the annual costs to own.

Next to zippo.

Think of it as an efficient appliance.
08-22-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,430
Posted By gomango

Just log out and don't log back in. Just...

Just log out and don't log back in.

Just walk away from it.

Go ride a bike or read a book.

I wouldn't spend this much energy on such a low level conversation.
08-21-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,430
Posted By gomango

Each and every one of us? Please, that's a...

Each and every one of us?

Please, that's a little over the top.

Let's try for civil discourse.

Enough stuff going on the world, let's do better here.
08-21-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By gomango

el bumpo So nice and no need to languish on...

el bumpo

So nice and no need to languish on page two.

Again, I have one and it just went with me on my STP to Duluth trip.

Plenty of room for my Jetboil and a few other goodies.
08-20-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,420
Posted By gomango

Quite true. I''m on my fourth surgical...

Quite true.

I''m on my fourth surgical repair of my left knee.

Second on my right.

A lifetime of hockey (playing/coaching) didn't do them any favors.

Knee replacement is looming on the...
08-15-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By gomango

I'd probably buy that if it were in STP. ...

I'd probably buy that if it were in STP.

Folks would love it at the cabin!

Looks brand, spankin' new for gosh sakes.
08-12-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 976
Posted By gomango

Sorry, misread the op. Will rebuild the...

Sorry, misread the op.

Will rebuild the Bilenky for summer touring, but I am putting studded tires on my Blackborow.
08-12-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 976
Posted By gomango

My wife runs when possible right through the...

My wife runs when possible right through the winter.

No small adventure, that.

I'm going for cross country skiing and snowshoes.

edit: Will rebuild the Bilenky for summer touring, but I'll...
08-12-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,914
Posted By gomango

Correct information. :) FWIW We share a BMW...

Correct information. :)

FWIW We share a BMW 1 series hatchback. The diesel version.

It's located in Emmerting, on the Austrian Bavarian border.

My wife's brother's house.

We drove it for...
08-11-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,914
Posted By gomango

My brother traded an Outlander for a 2017 Golf...

My brother traded an Outlander for a 2017 Golf Alltrack wagon.

https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a15100368/2017-volkswagen-golf-alltrack-first-drive-review/

His wife wanted it for its cargo...
08-10-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,914
Posted By gomango

Surprising! Thanks for the data. Maybe I'm...

Surprising! Thanks for the data.

Maybe I'm just looking at a small sample space, but our neighborhood in STP is all Hondas and Subarus.

.....and ginormous SUVs.
08-10-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,914
Posted By gomango

I'd take one of those in a heartbeat for our...

I'd take one of those in a heartbeat for our youngest son if I could find one.

Honda should return this model to the market with a similar design. I wonder what their sales numbers looked like...
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