14 September 2015

Working On It

Things take a little while but the next step is in line.  Off to the finisher.

01 September 2015

I only took ten years.

As some of you know there are two "marks" I really enjoy.  Moulton and Mclean.  This post is about a McLean I have been chasing for 10.  This bike rode around NYC messenger style on the gritty roads for ten or maybe even longer.

Well It finally came me for free.  well free is a misnomer.  This bike was in relative solid condition until it decided to have a fight with a truck.  You can guess who won.  It has been a long time since I fired up the blog but I am going to dedicate some time to this project and to the blog on this.  So here are the first salvo of photos to get us started on the journey of saving this wreck.

Here is how she looked when first spotted in NYC 10 years ago.

And here she is after the frame took on a truck in the city.  Ok I got the frame for free but not really because she needs to go to surgery at the hands of Mr. Russ Denny.

 So now the repairs begin and the story go on.  More to come.......

20 January 2015

Ritchey...well maybe.

Well it has been awhile since my last post ...but who gives a shit.  About a month ago I bought this supposed Ritchey.  Its not, anyway I bought it for 100 bux so who cares.  I called a local frame builder and he quoted me a price for a clean up.  After thinking about it I said I can do this.  So this has become an experiment in fillet brazing. Let see how good I am at cleaning this bastard up.