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Mitch Pryor home and shop burned down when Paradise, CA went up in smoke

Old 11-12-18, 08:32 PM
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Mitch Pryor home and shop burned down when Paradise, CA went up in smoke

There's a gofundme site for him.

I met Mitch at French Fender Day 2017, he's a really great guy, very modest, somewhat quiet. His M.A.P. frames are legendary in a short amount of time. When I asked about his custom dropouts and rack bits, he offered them to me "off menu".

I gave, how about you?
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
There's a gofundme site for him.

I met Mitch at French Fender Day 2017, he's a really great guy, very modest, somewhat quiet. His M.A.P. frames are legendary in a short amount of time. When I asked about his custom dropouts and rack bits, he offered them to me "off menu".

I gave, how about you?
Yep

You beat me to it, talked to his good friend Matt (current interim manager) at Performance bike Mall 205 today.

Total loss as he was just getting ready to fully reboot his whole operation after months of full on preparation to start full time production back up.

Horrible loss, custom tooling, many years of collecting, assembling, designing and refining equipment for his techniques at no doubt very high cost.

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Oh, that's terrible. I met and chatted with Mitch at the 2012 NAHBS, and he seemed like a swell guy from our brief chat. No doubt an incredibly talented frame builder.

About 25 years ago, my wife and I took a spontaneous diversion to Paradise during a road trip from SoCal to Oregon. She wanted to take the I-5 and rush through the trip. I successfully argued for a slower, take-it-as-it-goes approach, with plenty stops of fancy. "If we take Route 99, where are we going to spend the night?" she asked. My eyes scanned the map...

"Paradise!" I replied, of course. No argument to that. Two 20-somethings in love, with dog in-tow, and an open road ahead. It was Paradise indeed.

I'll always think fondly of that town.

Well wishes to all those affected by the fires throughout the state. (Both my dad and brother have been evacuated, too.)
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Ugh, this is horrible. Happy to put in what I can. Paul Components is very close to there as well, but their Instagram shows that the business has been spared so far.

Does anyone have a line to Jan Heine? He might be interested in doing a profile of some sort to raise awareness since MAP has had a presence in BQ. He profiled Paul Components in a recent issue, which is why the thought popped up.

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Old 11-13-18, 08:23 AM
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Will do

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Back to the top!

The gofundme page is rocking, plenty of well deserved support going on there.

Please consider piling on.
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Back to the top!

The gofundme page is rocking, plenty of well deserved support going on there.

Please consider piling on.
I have.

In addition, Iíll order a frameset when he gets through this disastrous outcome of these wildfires.
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post

I have.

In addition, Iíll order a frameset when he gets through this disastrous outcome of these wildfires.
Excellent, not surprised, very good on ya!

I would be doing the same had I not already set something in motion.

If there is a next one, it will be him.
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Excellent, not surprised, very good on ya!

I would be doing the same had I not already set something in motion.

If there is a next one, it will be him.
My wife has a MAP and it is the only bike she rides at this point.

Would be fun to have two under the roof and if that helps Mitch down the road, even better.

However, I realize this may be well down the line as this nightmare is still unfolding.

I only wish the best for all the folks impacted by these wildfires.
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
My wife has a MAP and it is the only bike she rides at this point.

Would be fun to have two under the roof and if that helps Mitch down the road, even better.

However, I realize this may be well down the line as this nightmare is still unfolding.

I only wish the best for all the folks impacted by these wildfires.
+many

Maybe we could figure out how to tap into the Vanilla 5 year wait list, get the $$$, rebuild, get rolling, deliver in 5, easy peasy, right?
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Mitch is asking folks to donate to others instead now that his fund has reached a very modest goal. Nothing but class.

"thanks for the support but our goal has been reached thanks to the support of so many.
I realize that folks want to help someone they can connect to personally, but I encourage those who haven’t yet shown their support to do some research and then get behind the many good causes supporting the relief effort right now.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart." -Mitch Pryor

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Guess I should have got here sooner. He has reached his goal.
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Guess I should have got here sooner. He has reached his goal.
BUMP!

They are taking donations again.
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It looks like Jan Heine got word, and he sent out an email this morning urging readers to donate. Also, the gofundme says that anything raised past the personal 10k goal is going toward local organizations that Mitch knows are worthwhile.
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If you want to continue to help the folks affected by the Camp Fire, there's an easy way to do it by doing something many of us enjoy-drinking beer.

The Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, based in nearby Chico California will be releasing Resilience Butte County Proud IPA with 100% of the beer sales going to the Camp Fire Relief Fund, and have offered the recipe to every brewer in America asking them to do the same. So far over 1000 breweries have pledged to participate. Find a craft brewer near you that's on the list and have a few beers for a good cause.

https://www.sierranevada.com/resilie...unty-proud-ipa
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I like that idea!
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Dual Citizen is five minutes away from us in STP.
Definitely will check in with them on this effort.
Thanks for the heads up.
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