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    Don McClung?

    I just read an article on Dirt Rag about a guy called Don McClung; he makes 29" SS MTBs, but the article has no pictures of his frames. Doesn't anyone have one or any pics they can post here? I so can't afford a $2500 bike but it's nice to dream...

    http://www.dirtragmag.com/articles/a...egory=features

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    Colorado Central Magazine http://www.cozine.com/ had this to say about him.
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    Don McClung, Owner, Backyard Bicycle Company

    Don is a local legend in the Salida cycling crowd; his single-speed, 29" wheel bikes are known for their distinctive antique appearance, based on the style of bicycles from the early nineteen hundreds -- but get them on a single track trail in the mountains of Central Colorado, and they really rip.

    Don gravitated to single-speed bikes when he noticed, "Everything was continually wearing out on my geared bike. Unfortunately, mass-marketed bikes are designed to ensure constant maintenance; in fact, the true spirit of riding has become lost in a marketing jungle. There's too much equipment on the bike and the rider never really learns how to ride the bike by himself or herself."

    By opting to ride -- and subsequently build -- only single-speed bikes, Don got back to the pure simplicity of mountain biking, and has been a deciding influence on the trend in this region. You can reach the Backyard Bicycle Company at 1-719-539-7146.

    Why not call him and ask if he can email some pictures?

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