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    #59 brings a smile to my face.
    I think I'll ride my Don bike tonight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetime View Post
    P.T.,
    Thanks for this thread, I followed it from the start.
    Thanks Frank, you have to make the trip out to Colorado W #59 for a ride and a whiskey!
    Could it be that the mystery has been hanging out hiding in a whiskey shot?

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    Could it be that the mystery has been hanging out hiding in a whiskey shot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood View Post
    Very cool -- that turned out nice!

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    pt - I was expecting more pictures of the McClung!

    Did you ever get that thing repainted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood View Post
    More total self promotion sorry...
    Acceptance of the apology will cost a snifter

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    Quote Originally Posted by phsycle View Post
    pt - I was expecting more pictures of the McClung!

    Did you ever get that thing repainted?
    I haven't painted it I kinda like the battle scar.

    Yesterday was a spectacular day to ride in Salida!







    At the same time it is epic in the mountains!



    And busy at the distillery

    Whiskey Advocate on my hooch


    New barrels


    and our new label machine!


    Cheers,
    P.T.
    Could it be that the mystery has been hanging out hiding in a whiskey shot?

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    Cool, thanks for the pics. Hope you at least sprayed some clear coat over the bare metal...

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    Would love to share a whiskey with my single brother and sister's!


    Cheers
    P.T.
    p.s. another few feet in the hills and dry singltrack still in the valley!
    Could it be that the mystery has been hanging out hiding in a whiskey shot?

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    My new frame bag from Andrew at Bedrock Packs & Bags!


    And my new riding buddy Pearl!


    Cheers,
    P.T.
    Could it be that the mystery has been hanging out hiding in a whiskey shot?

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    Lots of riding going on around here! Plenty of rain is keeping it tacky and fast! My rear wheel wasn't holding air any more and was going through Stans like crazy so I took it to Subculture and had Jason take a look, well turns out that 6 years is about as long as the Open Pros are good for and they where paper thin. So #49 just got a rear end rebuild with a Mavic A719 rim.


    And now a few photos from the past few months...
    Our Whiterim trip was by far the most epic, hours of pounding rain, cold wind, misery and pain also tight hard packed sand, wild flowers and great friends!





    I also got out to ski Mtn Ouray.




    At the distillery we shipped thousands of bottles of hooch to Italy!


    And stacked a few barrels of whiskey!


    There is some fresh single track at the top of cottonwood that is quite nice!


    If you find yourself in Salida around August 20th I am in charge of the beer tent at the finish of the Queen stage of the US Pro challenge at Monarch Mountain and could really use a few volunteers! Beer, Fame and good times!

    Cheers,
    P.T.
    Could it be that the mystery has been hanging out hiding in a whiskey shot?

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    The legendary saga continues. As always, great pictures and looks like you're still living the dream.

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    Prompted by a comment I heard from Joe Polk about a new model of McClung coming out in the near future, I got to thinking and wondering.... how does one order a McClung these days? Do you go through Subculture, send Don a letter... if so, what address? Also, how long is the wait time these days? Last I'd heard it was a couple of years. I met Don at his place years ago and got a tour, even then I'd been a fan for years as 2-3 guys in K.C. had McClungs and I still believe they're one of the most beautiful bikes made. Thanks for any enlightenment anyone can shed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 Speed View Post
    Prompted by a comment I heard from Joe Polk about a new model of McClung coming out in the near future, I got to thinking and wondering.... how does one order a McClung these days? Do you go through Subculture, send Don a letter... if so, what address? Also, how long is the wait time these days? Last I'd heard it was a couple of years. I met Don at his place years ago and got a tour, even then I'd been a fan for years as 2-3 guys in K.C. had McClungs and I still believe they're one of the most beautiful bikes made. Thanks for any enlightenment anyone can shed.
    Probably worth a call to him. I believe this is the contact info:

    Backyard Bicycle Company,
    444 W Sackett Avenue
    Salida, CO 81201
    Phone: (719) 539-7146

    I hope I am fortunately enough to get one one day.

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    I called Don directly and all the follow up was by phone as well.
    - Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetime View Post
    I called Don directly and all the follow up was by phone as well.
    - Frank
    Thanks for the info. guys.... the phone thing makes it difficult from Europe. Especially given the time difference. Hmmmm. Anyway, good to know and thanks again.

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    My New (Old) McClung

    Hi PT-

    What a fantastic thread (blog?) you are sustaining here, quite inspirational. Living in northern CA, I never thought I would see a McClung anytime soon, let alone have the opportunity to own and ride one. I was stoked to find #25 for sale recently.

    My new McClung-150_1391.jpg

    After a few rides in the dirt, it is fair to say I am smitten. Best summed up by a paragraph from the 2004 Dirt Rag interview with Don:

    Why do you curve your seat tubes?

    Curving the seat tube tucks the rear wheel under the rider and keeps the chainstays short. If you donít bend the seat tube on a 29, the shortest you can make the chainstays is 17 inches, and to get that you have to steepen up the seat tube angle to 73 degrees. Iím not a real fan of that high up in the air seating position. Iíve always liked to sit lower and further back. I keep my chainstays at 16 inches because the bike takes on a more instinctive kind of handling. It turns more on your center of gravity and you have much more traction, both climbing and braking.


    Glad to see you are keeping this thread alive!

    -Brian

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    Brian,
    Nice catch on #25. It only gets better...you steer it with your eyes.
    -Frank

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    I saw that one for sale and almost bought it. Glad it went to a good home.

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