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02-08-22, 05:15 PM
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Views: 195,924
Posted By gomango

Snazzy. Color me envious. Great bike!!!!!!!!!!

Snazzy. Color me envious. Great bike!!!!!!!!!!
02-03-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,393
Posted By gomango

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Great bikes. I did a 230 mile trip on mine last summer.

Please excuse the...
01-26-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,603
Posted By gomango

Minnesota style. :) ...

Minnesota style. :)

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01-25-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 6,495
Posted By gomango

My McLean Perfect Pleasure is pretty zippy. ...

My McLean Perfect Pleasure is pretty zippy.
It's pretty similar to this nowadays, but I have GP 5000's (700x32) on there atm....
12-31-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,349
Posted By gomango

Horrifically out of shape over the last ten...

Horrifically out of shape over the last ten years, I called a halt to that issue two years ago.

I decided to stop collecting and just work on the engine.

Four of my riding buddies are doing...
12-31-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,349
Posted By gomango

Slow year for me. Sold a bunch of goodies...

Slow year for me.

Sold a bunch of goodies (C&V related) and rode constantly.

Just over 4,100 miles on the road bikes and another 2,800 on the mtb/gravel bikes.

Been super busy building fly...
12-25-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 746
Posted By gomango

This Christmas I am thankful for a wonderful...

This Christmas I am thankful for a wonderful family and friends.

I also thought about Scott Gabriel today and I hope his family is doing ok.

I'm going fly fishing tomorrow and using some of...
12-12-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5,056
Views: 559,415
Posted By gomango

Interesting bikes I think. They make a great...

Interesting bikes I think.

They make a great all purpose bike, for sure.

A friend just gifted me one that had been hanging in his garage for years.

I might just go in a similar direction,...
12-11-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5,056
Views: 559,415
Posted By gomango

My Bilenky ...

My Bilenky

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50212440431_32a34cae9f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jv6Taz)IMG_6502 (https://flic.kr/p/2jv6Taz) by Grady Linehan...
11-26-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,788
Posted By gomango

I'd fire up the Paypal machine for the right...

I'd fire up the Paypal machine for the right Chris Kvale or Curt Goodrich opportunities.

A Toei may get me hot and bothered as well.
11-11-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 9,339
Posted By gomango

It's still here, so maybe my Hollands. ...

It's still here, so maybe my Hollands.


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11-06-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,047
Posted By gomango

This is sad news. I sent him a few notes...

This is sad news.

I sent him a few notes last spring about fly fishing without a response.

Scott was an immensely talented fly tier and routinely sent me "care" packages. He wanted me to test...
10-04-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,293
Posted By gomango

It rides great and is a great bike packing rig. ...

It rides great and is a great bike packing rig.

So nice that I am selling my Bilenky tourer, which is a very nice bike in its own right.

I went with the Shimano GRX 800 2x build and had them do...
10-03-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,293
Posted By gomango

Same here. I'm in the process of listing...

Same here.

I'm in the process of listing three bikes this month and they are all vintage.

Beautiful bikes for sure, but I need the $$$$ for my fly rod building hobby. I have eleven orders from...
09-03-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,317
Posted By gomango

That's what we did for my wife. Bought the MAP...

That's what we did for my wife. Bought the MAP frameset for a surprisingly reasonable amount and then collected parts and built the wheelset.

It was not cheap, but she loves the bike.

I have...
08-15-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,029
Posted By gomango

I can think of many builders that deserve support...

I can think of many builders that deserve support ahead of this RH option.

For example, I'd much rather toss an order at Mitch Pryor (MAP) if he were to pick up a torch again.
...
08-13-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,541
Posted By gomango

Do it! We sold two of my wifes' nice bikes....

Do it!

We sold two of my wifes' nice bikes. She only rides her MAP and seems to survive with one bike.

I know that's hard to believe. :)

edit: Your Lyons are very nice bikes. I'm impressed.
08-11-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,161
Posted By gomango

A buddy has the Ruthworks 10" waxed canvas rando...

A buddy has the Ruthworks 10" waxed canvas rando on his Weigle.

Seems very durable and looks great.

He brings a Craft bag cover to put on for driving rain and it is very bright.
08-11-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,161
Posted By gomango

My wife has an Acorn rando on her MAP. Nice...

My wife has an Acorn rando on her MAP.
Nice bag.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50254215413_c45bfd5eef_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jyMZpT)IMG_6542 (https://flic.kr/p/2jyMZpT) by Grady Linehan...
05-19-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 129,495
Posted By gomango

@ Terpdevil My Hollands is a great bike....

@ Terpdevil

My Hollands is a great bike. I've owned it for years and it is always a joy to ride. If I could fit 32's on it, it would be perfect.

Pm me for details on JH if you get a chance.
...
04-11-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 11,420
Posted By gomango

Your Ritchey looks great and so practical. ...

Your Ritchey looks great and so practical.

FWIW I gave up on "vintage only" over five years ago. I started riding modern mtb's and it was game over.

So many improvements.

As for modern road...
04-10-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 103,748
Posted By gomango

Thanks again. Got my Hollands right back on...

Thanks again.

Got my Hollands right back on the road. :)
03-26-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,323
Posted By gomango

Beauties. Practical, attractive bikes. :)

Beauties. Practical, attractive bikes. :)
03-10-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,336
Posted By gomango

I ordered a Faran. Haven't received it yet,...

I ordered a Faran.

Haven't received it yet, but I am collecting components.

...
03-10-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,336
Posted By gomango

Best of both worlds. imho :) Moots Baxter ...

Best of both worlds. imho :)

Moots Baxter


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03-09-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,366
Posted By gomango

@ Brent's Dinucci. Wow. A showstopper....

@ Brent's Dinucci.

Wow.

A showstopper. :)
02-27-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,712
Posted By gomango

I have one on my Yeti mtb. Helps keep the...

I have one on my Yeti mtb.

Helps keep the chain on (tension) when the trail gets super bumpy.

https://flowmountainbike.com/tests/shimano-xt-shadow-plus-rear-derailleur/
02-10-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,344
Posted By gomango

One of my top five bikes on the forum. Great...

One of my top five bikes on the forum.

Great to hear you have an enthusiast that will take over stewardship. :)
01-01-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,822
Posted By gomango

4,500 miles. Tough to do on a mtb, but not...

4,500 miles.

Tough to do on a mtb, but not on gravel touring.

Have the "tools" and the partners in crime.

Four longer trips are planned along with some lofty weekly numbers.

I may retire...
12-26-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,225
Posted By gomango

Mrs. Gomango has been dealing with my OCD...

Mrs. Gomango has been dealing with my OCD tendencies for 35 years. She politely asked me to clear the deck this coming calendar year. I am keeping four total, which seems pretty reasonable. Expect to...
12-20-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,036
Posted By gomango

Yes, it was a great tire. Old pics, but I've...

Yes, it was a great tire.

Old pics, but I've used it on a couple of bikes in the last few years.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50254215293_d2753b9bbd_b.jpg...
12-14-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7,606
Views: 819,334
Posted By gomango

Great minds and all that. :) Just arrived at...

Great minds and all that. :)

Just arrived at home and mine is here as well.

A gift to moi, I will open it at the appropriate moment.
12-13-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,573
Posted By gomango

Nice tires, but a little spendy for what you get....

Nice tires, but a little spendy for what you get.

I rode a set on my Stigmata, which I recently sold,

I used the 700x38's when I didn't run the 650b wheelset, but I ran them tubeless.

If you...
11-11-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,500
Posted By gomango

Not in my experience. The shop I rode for...

Not in my experience.

The shop I rode for had three options with a De Rosa frameset.

Think of good, better, best.

It was all defined by groupsets.

The "dentists" were not racing att....
11-11-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,500
Posted By gomango

Buy one of each and live with them for a bit. ...

Buy one of each and live with them for a bit.

Internet discussions are fun, but you can tell the difference when you compare in person.
11-07-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 129,495
Posted By gomango

That Kvale can do no wrong. :) The only...

That Kvale can do no wrong. :)

The only fault I notice is it doesn't live at my house.

Congrats Kobe, love the build.

I should have mine built by next summer.
11-03-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,381
Posted By gomango

They did a fantastic job on the color. It's...

They did a fantastic job on the color.

It's sooo close to the original.

....and a great decision on the drivetrain.

I'm inclined to go with the same plan on my Bilenky this winter
...
11-03-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,381
Posted By gomango

Another keeper for me is my Hollands. EL-OS...

Another keeper for me is my Hollands.

EL-OS goodness, with a light touring possibility as well.

Again, an old pic but you can get the idea,

A lot of other bikes have come and gone, but this...
11-03-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,381
Posted By gomango

Some nice pics of my McLean. Better than I...

Some nice pics of my McLean.

Better than I could shoot, for sure.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x820/full_70ed1fe19bf28336dc203285bbc423c188af40e3.jpg


McLean...
10-24-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
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: 122
Views: 15,336
Posted By gomango

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10-19-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,720
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: 51
Views: 3,174
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: 5,121
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: 18,839
Views: 2,303,455
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.
...
08-18-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,753
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: 154
Views: 12,034
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: 18,839
Views: 2,303,455
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: 18,839
Views: 2,303,455
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.
...
07-31-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,546
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.
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