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10-04-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,906
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: 2,906
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: 1,125
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: 4,780
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: 32
Views: 1,298
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: 847
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: 847
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: 119,569
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: 152
Views: 8,093
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: 1,087
Views: 95,011
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: 89
Views: 5,536
Posted By gomango

Beauties. Practical, attractive bikes. :)

Beauties. Practical, attractive bikes. :)
03-10-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,262
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: 83
Views: 4,262
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: 6,702
Posted By gomango

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

@ Brent's Dinucci.

Wow.

A showstopper. :)
02-27-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,231
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: 1,839
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: 2,279
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: 1,796
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: 3,211
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: 7,271
Views: 731,840
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: 2,450
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: 3,492
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: 3,492
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: 119,569
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: 3,684
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: 3,684
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: 3,684
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: 803
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: 12,519
Posted By gomango

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-19-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,330
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: 2,488
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: 4,078
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: 17,994
Views: 2,035,861
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: 8,433
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: 9,406
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: 17,994
Views: 2,035,861
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: 17,994
Views: 2,035,861
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: 1,358
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.
...
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By gomango

Of course it is. Here is a tidbit though. ...

Of course it is.

Here is a tidbit though.

I just sold both of mine in the box.

While sitting on the patio .......

:)
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By gomango

I'm curious about a "value" as well. I have...

I'm curious about a "value" as well.

I have two left in original boxes and one left in a similar condition to the one posted above.
07-09-20, 03:25 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,264
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: 73
Views: 5,264
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, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,818
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. :)
05-16-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,606
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: 5,606
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, 10:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,606
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: 861
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.
...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
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...
05-05-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17,994
Views: 2,035,861
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: 8,918
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.
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