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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdangerpants
    wicked pissah ride! what's the wheelbase?
    #49 is 40.5 inches, handles like a sports car fast and precise but a bit unforgiving when you don't pay attention .

    Since it is so snowy around here I thought a picture of the unsung hero of my living room would be nice, my townie, commuter (yeah right) and most importantly my road bike.



    How about working?





    working it...



    Living large,



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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    #49 is 40.5 inches, handles like a sports car fast and precise but a bit unforgiving when you don't pay attention
    Yeah, my 1994 Rhygin Ra has a wheelbase of 40.25 and I still occasionally go over the handlebars when my mind is drifting off into space.

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    1927 28" Colson Retro/Mod/McClung wanna be. It's presently going through a full 29"er clunker conversion. This spring should see it on the trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff
    1927 28" Colson Retro/Mod/McClung wanna be. It's presently going through a full 29"er clunker conversion. This spring should see it on the trails.
    Wow very nice I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product!

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    Well the North East is under a blanket of snow at present. I got some decent riding in on number 51 before the trails vanished:





    This is Allaire State Park, squeezing in a few loops before sunset:


    This is #51's current configuration: Taken before the blizzards...





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    Al, how do you like the Blacksheep bars? Do you use the ends much when not riding technical stuff? Are they his standard mountain moustaches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigid
    Al, how do you like the Blacksheep bars? Do you use the ends much when not riding technical stuff? Are they his standard mountain moustaches?

    bruce b.

    Bruce, I find the only times I'm not on the ends of the bars is when I'm in the tech stuff or descending. The biggest benefit I find with them is while climbing, followed by the vibration damping. The places I ride out here are as tight and twisty as anywhere and I haven't found them to be too wide at all.

    They are the standard 28" bars.

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    Someday I will have to get them. I have Jones H-bars on both my bikes and like them fine but I'm a sucker for unique bars. These might be really good for the Blackbuck I'm slowly building up as it's going to be my all day explora-touring bike. Someday I might be able to order a Don bike, maybe when we sell the house in a year or so and move out of Jersey.

    Once the snow melts maybe we can get some people together to ride the singlespeed a palloza course. That way I can get to see and maybe ride? the McClung a little bit.

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    Hey Bruce, I'd be up for a pre-ride for sure.

    About the only use 51 is getting thesedays is the ride to work when there is too much snow for the fixed gear skinny wheeled bike. This was the scene on Sunset lake during the snow this morning:

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    So I haven't been on any epic rides of late but I did get to stand on top of about a billion gallons of beer up at New Belgium the other day... ( and sample a portion I might add, Ranger IPA yummy).



    Soon the trails will melt and #49 will be out and charging again!!! (I hope)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    ....but I did get to stand on top of about a billion gallons of beer up at New Belgium the other day....
    Back in September of 1993 (I think), a friend and I shipped our bikes to Denver (from Boston) and spent a week biking around the 10th Mountain Division hut system. While there, we discovered Fat Tire Ale. I remember getting rid of unnecessary items in my pack so I could stuff in as many of the 1 liter bottles as I could (I don't recall them having them in a 6-pack version at the time). Good times.

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    Finally warmed up enough to get out around here! Pretty muddy still but I was able to string together 25 miles of goodness! It took some effort to clean up afterward but my buddies at New Belgium were there to help!





    I hope everyone is getting a bit of spring!

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    I'm so glad you're taking the McClung out again! I was beginning to miss the updates on that bike's life!

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    Ohh March why are you so cruel?



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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    Ohh March why are you so cruel? P.T.
    LOL Todays ride we had a mix of both summer and spring and winter. Started off nice and warm with not a cloud in the sky, 30 min later its snowing, hard. Wait a bit longer and we are back into a bit of spring rain and warm sun. Near the end of our ride the snow started back up once again, what a crazy weather day. Looking forward to nicer weather for all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    I hope everyone is getting a bit of spring!
    We got quite a bit of spring with up to 10 inches of rain in the Boston area over this past weekend.

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    You all need to hop in your cars and drive southwest until you hit water. 78 and sunny today and the rest of the week.

    I fully intend on doing the opposite in June/July. 4 corners/Durango on my mind a lot lately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy
    You all need to hop in your cars and drive southwest until you hit water. 78 and sunny today and the rest of the week.

    I fully intend on doing the opposite in June/July. 4 corners/Durango on my mind a lot lately.
    I have trying to work the So Cal trip out, ocean, sun, single track ahhh the life for sure...

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    Mine

    Newly built
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    That is beautiful.

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    Lovely indeed! A more than worthy addition to this excellent thread.
    You are now required to regale us with hi res pictures and tall tales concerning this bike's life and adventures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surlysoul
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    Sweet, looking forward to seeing her in person!

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    Don't forget girls and tasty microbrew too.

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    Component spec please. Specifically, what rims are those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyOne
    Component spec please. Specifically, what rims are those?

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    Those are Mavic Open Pro Ceramic's. again, another nice out of the backyard!
    Just a regular guy.

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    How have those Open Pros held up for everyone riding them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdg
    How have those Open Pros held up for everyone riding them?
    They have been great, I have thousands of miles on mine and they are still going strong. One of my homies is going on ten years on the ceramic ones and they are in great shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    They have been great, I have thousands of miles on mine and they are still going strong. One of my homies is going on ten years on the ceramic ones and they are in great shape.

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    What do you guys like about running such narrow rims with wide tires? No hate, just curious. I'm doing the same thing on my 26" bike (just because I don't want to buy new rims) and I find that tire/brake clearance is pretty minimal (running V's as well). Love your bike btw..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyOne
    Component spec please. Specifically, what rims are those?

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    Yep,
    Ceramic Open Pros
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    Deore Square taper cranks for now.

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    Good to know. I have a set of Open Pros on a cross bike with cantis but had them built with disc hubs so I could use them on a mtn bike if need be.

    If it works why change it.

    I'd been curious about the strength of brazing without lugs. I've done a lot of brazing in the past, mostly on auto body type stuff and hadn't thought it would be used much for structural/high stress applications. Seems to be holding up well with a number of builders though.

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    This past week I took the kids out to Fruita for spring break with the highest of hopes,



    but the weather just kicked our butt, sleet, snow, rain, wind, cold, wind, cold, wind... but what can you do? I keep thinking just one more day and it has got to warm up a bit, the kids are convinced I'm out to torture them (well maybe)...



    we did have one nice sunset...



    We did do a handful of rides, Cooper really enjoyed Kessel run and hammered the ride back up the road to do it over and over, and the view was really nice...



    It was cold and I really didn't take many photos but I suppose these get the idea across and I did get on gratuitous pic of #49 for mtbr....



    Maybe I'll get that Thomson stem going this summer...

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    Finally drying up in the upper Ark valley and I've been getting out, hopefully I'll get out with my camera and record some of the epicness soon! If your at Monarch Sunday for closing day don't forget to dress like a rock star!

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    If any of you all out there happen to be in Salida April 28th we will be celebrating international Mustache day with a moonlight ride and drink fest. Most likely we will meet at Subculture Cyclery around 7 and proceed from there! My good friends at New Belgium Brewing will have some of there new Ranger IPA (which is sweet!) for you to partake in! There will be lots of mustaches, single speeds, tweed, beer, whiskey, biking, girls, boys, and general good times!

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    Know it is not a McClung, but one of the roaring 29ers done by Tony Pereira. Heard it is up for grabs even.
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    Any clue what happened to this...

    Quote Originally Posted by crux
    Know it is not a McClung, but one of the roaring 29ers done by Tony Pereira. Heard it is up for grabs even.
    I was expecting to see it up for sale but nuthin'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy
    I was expecting to see it up for sale but nuthin'...
    Your right Have not heard or seen anything on this frame from Tony. My understanding is that it is up for grabs. Uploaded are a few additional images of this frame. As it is in Limbo and his normal wait times are well over a year it would be a good bike for someone.
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    Great thread!!!!!

    Love the pics and the stories. Although not a SS 29, I have been working on a Kona Huma that works pretty good for me and is also a McClung wannabe.

    Will post some pics soon.

    Who knows, maybe I will make it down from Ned for the above mentioned ride. Spent some time there on the river years ago so I know a few camping spots nearby. Funny PT how a lot of your photos look like mine. Skiing, NBB, crappy camping weather with the kids, Dgo, skiing, work,...etc.

    Keep the McClung thread alive with more photos and rides

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    Quote Originally Posted by tundra277
    Great thread!!!!!

    Love the pics and the stories. Although not a SS 29, I have been working on a Kona Huma that works pretty good for me and is also a McClung wannabe.

    Will post some pics soon.

    Who knows, maybe I will make it down from Ned for the above mentioned ride. Spent some time there on the river years ago so I know a few camping spots nearby. Funny PT how a lot of your photos look like mine. Skiing, NBB, crappy camping weather with the kids, Dgo, skiing, work,...etc.

    Keep the McClung thread alive with more photos and rides
    Yahh a rally from Ned would be sweet! I grew up skiing at Eldora and riding my Stingray bmx conversion down dirt roads around there! If you don't make the mustache ride, give a shout when you do get down and we'll go ride.

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    Here it is... It was just getting a repaint.


    More detailed pics here...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pereira...7623962730668/

    Gonna be a beautiful bike for someone.
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    I love it when my friends from San Diego get all Denver Bronco with their bikes... but seriously Timmy looks sweet, got to be someone in Colorado that likes football and only needs one gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy
    Here it is... It was just getting a repaint.


    More detailed pics here...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pereira...7623962730668/

    Gonna be a beautiful bike for someone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    I love it when my friends from San Diego get all Denver Bronco with their bikes... but seriously Timmy looks sweet, got to be someone in Colorado that likes football and only needs one gear.

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    Yeah, maybe built for someone who is praying for the second coming of Craig Morton and Red Miller???? Oh sh*t, I think I just dated myself.

    Actually, I'm pretty certain Tony picked the color scheme on this. Perhaps he's a closet old school Bronco's fan? Stranger things have happened, eh?

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    Funny, I thought it must be for a Gators fan when I saw it. Guess that shows which coast I'm closer to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    I love it when my friends from San Diego get all Denver Bronco with their bikes... but seriously Timmy looks sweet, got to be someone in Colorado that likes football and only needs one gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy
    Here it is... It was just getting a repaint.


    More detailed pics here...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pereira...7623962730668/

    Gonna be a beautiful bike for someone.
    Agreed.

    Hard to believe this is the same frame with the new paint job. From the detailed pics looks like there will be no chainstay rub issues regardless of tire.

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    Anyone know how to run one of these and want to live in Salida?



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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    Anyone know how to run one of these and want to live in Salida?



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    I could learn. I used to run a distillation still at my old job. I made food flavors and one of my jobs was to distill orange oil.
    I'd do a lot of things to live in Salida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    Anyone know how to run one of these and want to live in Salida?

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    I have no clue how to run one, but could maintain it. Friend brews some great beer down here and I'm sure he would be more than capable. Let us know when you get it up and running. Would be cool seeing some pics of that.

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    I've got a doctorate in Microbiology, have a comprehensive understanding of fermantation and could learn. Any provisions for "on the job training"? ,-)

    PT. I grow more envious of you by the minute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy
    I've got a doctorate in Microbiology, have a comprehensive understanding of fermantation and could learn. Any provisions for "on the job training"? ,-)

    PT. I grow more envious of you by the minute.

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    I'm in my 50's so I've probably drank more beer than Timmy if that counts for anything. Plus I even know how to spell fermentation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigid
    I'm in my 50's so I've probably drank more beer than Timmy if that counts for anything. Plus I even know how to spell fermentation.
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    D'OH! Does that mean I failed the interview??????

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    I am in the beginning phase of development but as it comes together I will post thoughts, questions and photos. sure its not really biking but I am sure I can tie it in with some rides! Perhaps we will have something ready to taste by the time Salida hosts the 2012 SSWC Timmy you know you would have to switch that Pereira for a McClung if you moved here...

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    Gratuitous ski picture from yesterday....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    Perhaps we will have something ready to taste by the time Salida hosts the 2012 SSWC
    I'll support that, where do I register... Wife was onboard for heading over to NZ this year until we priced it out.

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    I was reminded today to make sure that bead is seated after a tube change, luckily I was between knarley sections and not moving very fast...



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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    I was reminded today to make sure that bead is seated after a tube change, luckily I was between knarley sections and not moving very fast...



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    Ha! Looks like its soul is trying to escape its mortal coil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morganfletcher
    Ha! Looks like its soul is trying to escape its mortal coil.

    Morgan
    Yes to move past it's earthly limits lucky for me it didn't move me beyond mine...Morgan looking forward to sharing a sip of whiskey with you at the start of another SSWC or some ride!
    This reminded me of this photo... I hope I don't give away your secret identity or anything!



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    Absolutely love this long-running thread!!! P.T., you should be the spokesman for McClung bikes!!!! That all being said, I still have to ask.........Is that bike freakin heavy or what??? Please don't let this thread die!!!!!

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    As much as I love my Pear...

    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    I am in the beginning phase of development but as it comes together I will post thoughts, questions and photos. sure its not really biking but I am sure I can tie it in with some rides! Perhaps we will have something ready to taste by the time Salida hosts the 2012 SSWC Timmy you know you would have to switch that Pereira for a McClung if you moved here...

    Cheers,
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    Gratuitous ski picture from yesterday....

    If it meant being able to move home I wouldn't hesitate riding flats, having only one gear but I'd definitely miss my disk brakes and curvy seat stays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    Yes to move past it's earthly limits lucky for me it didn't move me beyond mine...Morgan looking forward to sharing a sip of whiskey with you at the start of another SSWC or some ride!
    This reminded me of this photo... I hope I don't give away your secret identity or anything!



    Cheers,
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    Ha! That made me laugh. Yeah, looking forward to riding with you again. Colorado riding is so good. And Utah, New Mexico, Arizona... The Retrotec has momentarily been supplanted, I've got a new favorite. I'd be happy to show you the good stuff here if you come this way, and we've got futons.

    Morgan

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    An update seems to be in order here...

    So riding for me has been minimal of late and I am thinking the 4th of July ride will be a sufferfest for me! However you sometimes need to go with what life serves up, and so...

    1st Bear Creek of the year about a month ago



    Hanging with the Ladies after the Cursier Crit, my first official duty as the FIBArk Commodore..



    My boy Cooper doing a very funny imitation of me in Canyonlands...



    The kids totally getting busted for running down the trail and stepping on the Cleptomanitokital soil.



    Yes #49 did make it and even got a good ride in but the wind was a bit much for photo taking so this is what I got...



    On my way to the Grand Canyon I had Dinner at the Telluride Mtn. film festival with Dr. David Nichols the worlds foremost authority on LSD and other interestinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn



    And had a beer with my man Dave Foreman!!



    Then off to row the upper bit of The Canyon...











    So that's what I got for now, as soon as the Ark drops below 4000 or so the Kayak will go away and #49 will stop being neglected! Until then...

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    Amazing scenery, as always... Looks like good times!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood

    So riding for me has been minimal of late and I am thinking the 4th of July ride will be a sufferfest for me!
    Good to know i won't be alone walking my bike all the way up methodist.

    Appears to me that your priorities are in order though.

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    I am planning a long slow walk up that hill!! Sure it's the kind of thing that makes Shelman happy but me, pure misery....



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    Quote Originally Posted by Loudpawlz
    Good to know i won't be alone walking my bike all the way up methodist.

    Appears to me that your priorities are in order though.
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    you inspired me.
    heres my project, at the moment its out at spectrum for paint.
    mine will be 650b though.

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    Is it a truss fork? Nice bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy
    Is it a truss fork? Nice bike!
    no rods for me on this build. i cant wait to see the finished paint.

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    Sweet definitely post when the paint is done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by veloreality
    you inspired me.
    heres my project, at the moment its out at spectrum for paint.
    mine will be 650b though.
    Could it be that the mystery has been hanging out hiding in a whiskey shot?

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    Not to steal attention from the McClungs but wow:

    http://www.victoriacycles.com/images..._1468c/095.JPG

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    Damn you! One of my Favorite places on earth and You have to show it off........ <3
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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdg
    Not to steal attention from the McClungs but wow:

    http://www.victoriacycles.com/images..._1468c/095.JPG
    Very nice.

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    Awesome! It's good ,I think, that Salida is the underground capital of all things amazing...

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    ps If you are in THE Ida next week for FIBArk don't forget to track me down after Bensons closes on Saturday and get your spoke card for entry into The Commodores Cup at the bike race on Sunday! and yes it's OK to puke....

    Quote Originally Posted by jdg
    Not to steal attention from the McClungs but wow:

    http://www.victoriacycles.com/images..._1468c/095.JPG
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    One Week until the 4th ride! See ya'll at Don's at 4am!

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    back from spectrum




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    Quote Originally Posted by veloreality
    back from spectrum
    Pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    I am planning a long slow walk up that hill!! Sure it's the kind of thing that makes Shelman happy but me, pure misery....



    Cheers,
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    Hey I rode with that guy Kanza.. Jason and I spoke a bit, well as much as you could deep in that race..

    I need to make it back to Salida..
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    I'm just curious what some of these are weighing in at.

    Glad to see Veloreality jumping in. Still love his Moots more though! Went through this whole thread. Love all the photos. Wish I was still out west for sure! Gotta talk my wife into letting me take my bike with me the next time we go see my mom out in CO Spngs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1SPD
    I'm just curious what some of these are weighing in at.

    Glad to see Veloreality jumping in. Still love his Moots more though! Went through this whole thread. Love all the photos. Wish I was still out west for sure! Gotta talk my wife into letting me take my bike with me the next time we go see my mom out in CO Spngs.
    I think #49 is about 24 lbs but that's just a guess!??

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    Well that is not too bad at all. The frames just look like they would make for a fairly heavy (yet strong) complete. I like the retro idea but I guess I am just stuck on more modern style frame styling. But still love the classic looks of them. The build quality is remarkable though! Can't wait to see Veloreality's completed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1SPD
    Well that is not too bad at all. The frames just look like they would make for a fairly heavy (yet strong) complete. I like the retro idea but I guess I am just stuck on more modern style frame styling. But still love the classic looks of them. The build quality is remarkable though! Can't wait to see Veloreality's completed!
    all were waiting on to finish mine is the rear hub

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    Did you do a complete from them or are you putting it all together yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1SPD
    Well that is not too bad at all. The frames just look like they would make for a fairly heavy (yet strong) complete. I like the retro idea but I guess I am just stuck on more modern style frame styling. But still love the classic looks of them. The build quality is remarkable though! Can't wait to see Veloreality's completed!
    Just wait, these bikes grow on you! I kinda felt the same before but now i know that someday I will own one! Btw, ptwood, is there a waiting list for mcclung? if so, how long do you think it is?

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    I hear you. I think it is just the fork design that throws me off. I understand the design but I guess I like the more modern look. I could see me riding one with my White Brothers fork on it no doubt!
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    I always wondered about the weight as well. 24 lbs for rigid w/out discs seems a bit porky but really how it fits and rides matters more. I wonder if you guys got to ride a demo model before ordering or loved the design/look/reputation so much you just went for it? Thats not a slam BTW, thats how I ended up with my current bike.

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    not sure what the weight on mine will be but no more then my current bike (steel frame, sid fork, chris king wheels/headset, thomson stem/post...) i havent actually weighed my current rig so i dont know. but definatly sub 25.

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    I think there are only a few things I would like to see different on my current frame:

    Shorter chain stays-would be a little easier to manual on
    Different material-Ti, 853 or even 953
    Better rear dropouts-can't fit a nice tensioner in there and of course GT is giving me the run around trying to get stock ones that didn't come with my bike to start with-like they were supposed to.

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    I must say owww the 4th was a major suffer fest for me, way to much work and not enough days in he saddle I think that must change....

    a few photo's form the 4th...

    The roll out with about 50 riders...



    On Don and SSR's wheel...



    COD snack break...



    Hanging out with Loni and Heidi at the top of Monarch pass...



    loudpawlz sweet Coconino...



    Suffer, suffer, suffer, suffer....
    can't take any photo's it just hurts to much...
    My buddy Graig that I chased from Silvercreek to 285, homies a hammer!



    Bail go home with my tail between my legs,,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by tw3nty9er
    Just wait, these bikes grow on you! I kinda felt the same before but now i know that someday I will own one! Btw, ptwood, is there a waiting list for mcclung? if so, how long do you think it is?
    There is, not sure how long but he has a pile of bikes to build.

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    ooooooh, I like the Coconino!

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    more, more, more....I know you are having lots of adventures PT. We want photos!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tundra277
    more, more, more....I know you are having lots of adventures PT. We want photos!!!!!!
    Life has been fast and furious of late but here are a few random photos...

    you never know what you'll find out there...



    Looking down on the project thaat has been consuming the vast majority of my time, hard to see but its a new house we are building (finally) in St. Elmo.



    #13 and #49 kickin it at Grizzley lake after a wicked hikeabike...



    #49



    Sweet single track!?!



    and some left overs...









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    Great pics. Those still the cards from SSWC?

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    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I so want to go riding out there! All our trails just make little loops out here. Would love to just go out for a camping/mtb riding weekend somewhere like this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crux
    Great pics. Those still the cards from SSWC?
    Yes, I hoping it makes it to New Zealand!

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    Overseas travel?

    Now I see a picture of #49 in the 2010 SSWC photo gallery. So you must be heading down our way? I hope that you make time to travel around NZ for a bit - make sure that you visit the Mainland, and come down to the Southern Lakes. Great riding here in Wanaka, and over the hill in Queenstown. Locals friendly, and brewskis cold.
    It's not new - I've had that one for ages

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    Quote Originally Posted by olddboy
    Now I see a picture of #49 in the 2010 SSWC photo gallery. So you must be heading down our way? I hope that you make time to travel around NZ for a bit - make sure that you visit the Mainland, and come down to the Southern Lakes. Great riding here in Wanaka, and over the hill in Queenstown. Locals friendly, and brewskis cold.
    That's the plan! We are hoping for a month??? or so, can't wait!

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    Road tour before or after SSWC? You'll need the month! Trout season begins 1 Oct/1 Nov (depends on area) so other pursuits can also be followed. See you at the Worlds.
    It's not new - I've had that one for ages

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    I got out this weekend and actually took some photos! Lots of rain so the trails were super tacky and fast.

    #49 taking in the view above South Fooses creek!



    Just above Greens creek and the HUGE washouts on the descent, be careful if your riding the Crest anytime soon!



    Ahhhh single track...







    After the Crest we rolled up to my homies Fred and Heidi's wedding for some beer, whiskey, bluegrass and good friends...
    The next morning we headed north on the Colorado trail, Wade showed us how you rock the full kit and wellingtons on a ride!









    A quick shout out to the Professor who came up this weekend with lots of beer and some serious motivation to ride! Thanks man!



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    very nice

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    As always very nice PT.

    I was thinking of riding from Molas back down to Durango from Molas Pass on the CO trail. Was curious if you have ever ridden that section. I hear is is 75 miles of sweet ST. Possible a fall group ride???

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    Quote Originally Posted by crux
    As always very nice PT.

    I was thinking of riding from Molas back down to Durango from Molas Pass on the CO trail. Was curious if you have ever ridden that section. I hear is is 75 miles of sweet ST. Possible a fall group ride???
    I never have but but hear it is amazing! If you get something rallied let me know I would be in for that one!

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