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07-10-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 782
Posted By gomango

Yes and also Dinucci for sure. I'm still...

Yes and also Dinucci for sure.

I'm still holding a Kvale frameset that has been around for ages.

I've owned some very nice Kvales, but the one I have is in tough shape atm.

I was going to...
07-10-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 782
Posted By gomango

Jason, what a lovely surprise to start the day. ...

Jason, what a lovely surprise to start the day.

I knew you were working on this, but I didn't know the details.

How was the process?

Kind of reminds me of a "super premium" Quickbeam. :)
...
07-09-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 782
Posted By gomango

That was an incredible find. Lovin' the...

That was an incredible find.

Lovin' the all-road version.
07-09-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 782
Posted By gomango

Welcome to the forum neighbor! :) That would...

Welcome to the forum neighbor! :)

That would be quite a bike, but I'm certain he could pull it off.

FWIW I saw a guy today with a gorgeous Goodrich Sportif.

What a bike.
07-09-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,962
Posted By gomango

I'm down to 190 lbs and I run at the same...

I'm down to 190 lbs and I run at the same pressure.

@sx426 Starbike has Veloflex Vlanderens for $63. I really like that tire and I have an extra wheelset for my Della Santa with those on it and...
07-09-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 782
Posted By gomango

I can do without the framebuilding course, but...

I can do without the framebuilding course, but the rest of this sounds fantastic.

https://www.richardsachs.com/

fwiw I have taken up fly rod building and one obsession at a time will have to...
07-09-20, 03:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 782
Posted By gomango

I see Curt's handiwork quite often in the Twin...

I see Curt's handiwork quite often in the Twin Cities.

It is exceptional, however I don't think he is currently building.

Chris Kvale is also noteworthy and I would check in with him soon if...
07-08-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 782
Posted By gomango

I've got a very cool Serotta CSI that was rebuilt...

I've got a very cool Serotta CSI that was rebuilt by Eric Estlund.

The frameset was trashed and rebuilt from the ground up. It now has a new front fork, discs and even fenders.

New stays as...
06-20-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 677
Posted By gomango

Such a nice example. When it rains, it pours...

Such a nice example.

When it rains, it pours nice bikes on the forum today.

Love the fork crown as well, plus so many other nice details.

Congrats!
06-20-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,046
Posted By gomango

Easily the prettiest bike I've seen on the forum...

Easily the prettiest bike I've seen on the forum in a long while.

I keep looking at the pics, as there are such thoughtful details everywhere.

You must be thrilled.

Congrats. :)
Replies: 34
Views: 1,072
Posted By gomango

What is this sorcery? Please explain so I...

What is this sorcery?

Please explain so I may understand.
06-17-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 56,876
Views: 8,186,653
Posted By gomango

I have five outstanding offers on that Miyata. ...

I have five outstanding offers on that Miyata.

That was after two no shows, eighty likes on Facebook and me standing on a street corner for an hour in 90 degree heat looking like an idiot.

All...
06-17-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 56,876
Views: 8,186,653
Posted By gomango

Yes, they are moving quickly. I've sold three...

Yes, they are moving quickly. I've sold three since last week and have another pending for tonight.

I'm posting two more before the weekend.
06-16-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By gomango

Great score. Big potential and I'm certain...

Great score.

Big potential and I'm certain you'll take care of it.
06-12-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By gomango

Gorgeous. Ask Jiangshi.

Gorgeous. Ask Jiangshi.
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Views: 602
Posted By gomango

Agreed. Nice bike!

Agreed.

Nice bike!
06-10-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By gomango

It's a nice tire. It works if you want it...

It's a nice tire.

It works if you want it to. :)
06-09-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By gomango

Fun project. Tire choice can be tricky. I...

Fun project.

Tire choice can be tricky. I usually used either Town and Countrys, Fat Franks (Performance) or Marathon Supremes on our MB-1s.

All of these are fine for our Class 5 trails and...
06-09-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By gomango

I've owned three of those "butcher" covers during...

I've owned three of those "butcher" covers during my record biz days.

Brought some decent coin from collectors.
06-02-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,235
Posted By gomango

Sounds like a success story to me. Cool...

Sounds like a success story to me.

Cool bike. :)
05-26-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By gomango

Fun project and nice bike. I had a Taiwanese...

Fun project and nice bike.

I had a Taiwanese Rock n Road and I loved it.

I had it built with Shimano XT and way overbuilt 36 spoke wheels.

Needless to say, it was a heavy beast but rode very...
05-22-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,348
Posted By gomango

Maybe. The last Rivendell I saw in public...

Maybe.

The last Rivendell I saw in public was a beat Homer Hilsen.

Four weeks ago.

Homer Hilsens are practical, capable bikes. He should take advantage of this if he is ahead of "trends" and...
05-19-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By gomango

Accurate info. Same experience here. We...

Accurate info.

Same experience here.

We have used our CRV's like bike mules. I have a four place rack that goes on the back. It uses the hitch.

In fact, we also have a Thule for the roof as...
05-18-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,798
Posted By gomango

Fun project! I love blue bikes. Yours...

Fun project!

I love blue bikes.

Yours is handsome, practical fun.

FWIW I would be really tempted to go with a bar like a MAP/Ahearne to sit in an upright position.

Fun for sightseeing on...
05-16-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,731
Posted By gomango

Just beautiful. Reminds me of western...

Just beautiful.

Reminds me of western Minnesota.
05-16-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,731
Posted By gomango

Maybe. I've owned two Rivendells, but I...

Maybe.

I've owned two Rivendells, but I never enjoyed them as much as my BMC Monstercross.

...
05-16-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,731
Posted By gomango

Somehow I have managed 700x38s on my McLean. ...

Somehow I have managed 700x38s on my McLean.

I wish I had the moxie to ride mine all the time like you do Tom.

I know I'll never get another one past the two I have, so I guess I'm chicken to...
05-16-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,731
Posted By gomango

Nor would I confuse this with a sports tourer. ...

Nor would I confuse this with a sports tourer.

Mitch Pryor's MAP "Rambo" would be ideally suited for most of the gravel and fire roads I ride in Northern Minnesota.

It's not graded class five....
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By gomango

I agree this would be a good approach. This...

I agree this would be a good approach.

This bike needs profile in the market.

FWIW Many of the collectors I know that are my age have offloaded some very nice bikes over the last five years.
...
05-10-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,482
Posted By gomango

Sven Nys was an absolute beast riding a Colnago...

Sven Nys was an absolute beast riding a Colnago Prestige. With a Shimano drivetrain.

I would love to see a new lineup with GRX options. I'd really like to see a Colnago at Dirty Kanza or Almanzo...
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By gomango

I've owned three CSIs. One is a fixie, the...

I've owned three CSIs.

One is a fixie, the next one is a frameset and the third I picked up a couple of weeks ago.

The fixie was built by Dave Kirk and it's an amazing ride.

The second was...
05-08-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,482
Posted By gomango

I still like Master Extra Lights, but they could...

I still like Master Extra Lights, but they could likely snap that offering up quite a bit.

They should look at a Hampsten Strada Bianca and think about wider tire capability. More water bottle...
05-05-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15,671
Views: 1,596,643
Posted By gomango

That's good news. For gosh sakes, take it...

That's good news.

For gosh sakes, take it easy for a bit.
04-22-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,793
Posted By gomango

It's a perfect time to sell a $1,000 bike for...

It's a perfect time to sell a $1,000 bike for $400.

FWIW I gave two bikes to neighbors yesterday.

They are furloughed and need grocery haulers.
04-14-20, 02:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 865
Posted By gomango

Yes. Most often, this is true. I...

Yes.

Most often, this is true.

I currently have two bikes that this applies to.
04-13-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 34,521
Posted By gomango

Ah yes, I see it now. Very nice and thanks.

Ah yes, I see it now.

Very nice and thanks.
04-13-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 34,521
Posted By gomango

Cool pic. Is that an Elegant in Wordperfect...

Cool pic.

Is that an Elegant in Wordperfect scheme?

Maybe a 1993?
04-13-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 282,471
Posted By gomango

I put the fenders back on my Monstercross. ...

I put the fenders back on my Monstercross.

It snowed here again yesterday and the ride was messy.

An old pic, but you get the idea.

...
04-12-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 913
Posted By gomango

A couple of years, we got involved with my wife's...

A couple of years, we got involved with my wife's community garden at her school.

Since then, we have had great luck with these recycled plastic "flexible" raised beds.

Incredible yield the...
04-07-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,326
Posted By gomango

Two versions of Gravel Kings. SKs have the...

Two versions of Gravel Kings.

SKs have the knobs and the others are slick.

I ride both and the standard works great in the 700x35 size on our cruddy Twin Cities roads.

We prefer to think of...
04-06-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,326
Posted By gomango

They make loads of sense here in Minnesota. ...

They make loads of sense here in Minnesota.

During the snow season, which seems like half the year, they are a blast.

Now that the snow is retreating, I see folks riding these on MUPs and it...
04-05-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7,760
Views: 2,250,085
Posted By gomango

Wow. Looks fantastic. I have a Kvale...

Wow. Looks fantastic.

I have a Kvale frameset sitting here.

Waiting on a refinish.

Color scheme is now confirmed..
04-05-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,326
Posted By gomango

nlerner I love your BMC posted above. I'm...

nlerner I love your BMC posted above.

I'm definitely in for one of these when Mike gets it sorted and available for sale.

I've thought about switching out my Stigmata and this one would check...
04-02-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,062
Posted By gomango

Those are very good. Use them on Yeti. ...

Those are very good. Use them on Yeti.

Everything else gets XT's.

Simple to set up, they shed mud and don't become a pain.

Not so expensive if you watch for good prices.
03-31-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6,423
Views: 556,363
Posted By gomango

Thanks!!! Wow. I want one even more now. ...

Thanks!!!

Wow.
I want one even more now.
Wish I could fit a little more tire on my Stigmata or Monstercross or even my Bilenky for that matter.

The Stigmata can fit up to 650 x 53.

Maybe I...
03-29-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,982
Posted By gomango

Hard to say. Probably my McLean, a Kvale and...

Hard to say.

Probably my McLean, a Kvale and my Weigle.

Forum member Toavii now owns my favorite all time Kvale, so he can post pics.
My Weigle doesn't have public pics but it's very nice. I'm...
03-29-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 6,423
Views: 556,363
Posted By gomango

I use a similar set up on my Bilenky tourer. ...

I use a similar set up on my Bilenky tourer.

Works like a champ, especially when the bike is loaded.

Really comes in handy.
03-29-20, 04:54 AM
Replies: 6,423
Views: 556,363
Posted By gomango

Wow! How about a side view. Please? :) ...

Wow!

How about a side view. Please? :)

Such a cool bike made even more versatile.

Wish I had that much tire clearnce for my Bilenky tourer....
03-26-20, 02:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,403
Posted By gomango

I'd love to have a Moots Psychlo X. A ti...

I'd love to have a Moots Psychlo X.

A ti frameset for gravel/fire roads would be fun to try.

Spendy when new, but rim brake ti is a bit of a deal atm.
03-25-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15,671
Views: 1,596,643
Posted By gomango

Yes I do! Not as fancy as yours. Wish...

Yes I do!

Not as fancy as yours.

Wish it were larger, I'd toss some $$$$ at it.

However, just ordered Gravelkings for it.

Hope they fit.
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