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Old 12-24-13, 02:27 PM   #26
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Not yet, but I'm sure it will be weekending in spring!

Thanks Wolf...I like what I have, but most of it is pretty obscure and unimpressive to most.
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More photos, please!
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More photos, please!
I agree.

Let's get some money shots of the seat cluster, fork crowns, drop outs, etc.

Aaron, did fenders come with the Mooney?
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Meh- Anything with an Eclipse rack will make Aaron drool.




Congratulations! I thought I was hot **** for scoring a Voyageur SP.

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LOL - I do like eclipse racks. These are actually Jim Blackburns with adapters.

No fenders gomango...and I'm using pretty thick tires; I don't think fenders would accommodate the 700x33.5 jack browns.

More photos soon! I just wish the richness of color came through, and the crispness to the lug cutouts.

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I hope I didn't oversell it
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Nope.

Remember, I've seen two of these in person.

Your pictures are very nice, but the colors are tough to duplicate.

I've seen one of these painted in creme and it was a knockout as well.

Just wondering about fenders Aaron. No biggie without them.
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Freakin' wow. My color and size, too. Gotta carefully clean the drool off the keyboard now...
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Nope.

Remember, I've seen two of these in person.

Your pictures are very nice, but the colors are tough to duplicate.

I've seen one of these painted in creme and it was a knockout as well.

Just wondering about fenders Aaron. No biggie without them.
I wish you had photos...
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Gorgeous find. Nuttin' else to say, because nuttin' else needs saying.
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Will do when able!
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Gorgeous workmanship and beautiful color ? Did Mooney build his frames in Massachusetts ?
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Yes - Belmont.
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Very nice, Aaron. If it were my size, I'd be even more jealous. Saw this on the other thread and knew that whoever snagged this would be very fortunate.
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Following right on the heels of your new '61 Frejus this Mooney tourer certainly is a heck of a big bang.
With the Holidays upon us and all that good cheer, how the heck do you not go into sensory overload, Aaron?
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Holy Crap, that's a nice bike!

It answers the question, "What do you get the guy with 2 Richard Sachs bikes?"

A Peter Mooney.

You are one lucky guy!
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Following right on the heels of your new '61 Frejus this Mooney tourer certainly is a heck of a big bang.
With the Holidays upon us and all that good cheer, how the heck do you not go into sensory overload, Aaron?
By riding FMB roubaixs for the first time; WOW!

I'm actually surprised at the reaction for a relatively unknown builder - I didn't expect this level of appreciation.
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The lug cutouts sum up my attitude towards this frame.

While I'm definitely impressed by older bikes like your new Frejus, this kind of thing is where my heart's at.

Stunning overall, and wonderful details. I think the semi-wrap seatstay caps really suit such an elegant tourer. Even the font on the DT transfer is striking.

I'll take your word on the colour combination (the blue looks great in the pics, but it's true that the panels don't show as purple in these photographs).

You're having quite the Xmas season.
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I wasn't even very good!
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Congrats to Aaron, add'l info and a lateral thread hijack...

Peter is a gentleman, email him your serial # and he'll probably give you some info on the frame. Ser# is under the bb shell, near dt/shell junction; also stamped on steer tube. He's been building out of Belmont Wheelworks since the '70s, after arriving from the UK. He showed at NAHBS 2010 in Richmond, VA, and I think in '11 at the Philly show. Many of his show bikes somehow had ornate/sumptuous details while still being kind of understated.

I have a mystery Mooney, CyclArt repaint, very low ser# on steer tube, with bb shell ser# filled in w/paint. Peter's records for the number stamped on the steer tube show a different frame, I'm not anxious enough for info to start removing paint from the bb shell to verify ser#. He did confirm it was one of his; I suspect it might have had some bz-ons added at repaint. Tire clearances were pretty tight so I went with a 650b conversion, but even the narrowest 32mm 650b tires I could find are still pretty darn tight. Has vertical drops, decided to build it as a fixed gear using a Philcentric bb. I've posted pix here a couple times before.

Peter makes a point, my bad timing caught dude on left w/eyes closed, looks like he's snoozing:


Loved this one:




Ornate:


Subtle, Gordonesque?:




Back-alley wide-angley distorted:


Love the seatstay treatment:
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How in the world did you know that?? I've never even heard of this builder
Mooney has been on my radar for a long time, but as mentioned, there was a thread on this bike in the valuation forum. Aaron was on it like stink on poop and suggested that the OP should move it on to someone who would enjoy it.
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I'm not familiar with Mooney, but it certainly looks like a decent frame. Congrats! I finally grabbed a few pics of the Frejus today, but haven't posted them yet. People keep trying to distract me.
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@pcb

Thanks for all these photos and the photos you share with us throughout the year.

Noticed and appreciated.

Also, I dig your Mooney as well. Very nice bicycles Gentlemen.
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