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1980 Mclean "perfect pleasure"

Bike tags: Road bike | 53cm | Mclean | vintage
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Mclean / 53cm / 1980

cinelli bars and stem

columbus? slope crown fork / campagnolo super record headset

mavic rim / campagnolo small flange hub / continental 28mm tire

mavic rim / campagnolo small flange hub / continental 28mm tire

campagnolo record crankset w/ super record chainring / campagnolo record bottom bracket

newer brooks swift saddle / campagnolo super record seatpost

campagnolo record strada pedals

Campagnolo record downtube shifters / campagnolo super record front and rear derailleurs

campagnolo super record brake calipers and levers

52/42 up front, 13/26 rear. Brooks leather bar tape.

Bike has front and rear rack/fender braze-ons. It is a repaint, due to incipient rust bubbling under the paint, which I felt I had to address.
More info on Mcleans here: http://www.classicrendezvous.com/USA/McLean/mclean_main.htm

People who friended this bike abstrait, Aaron C, oldmuthariley, reticentremedy, Joey Volpe, Rcbax, campystamp, Izzat, velocepedestrian, axe_somebody, thegrither, vqstaphbeard

Classy rig

Love it- thanks for sharing!

chrome hammered honjo

mudguards would finish this off perfectly!

McLean Fonvielle... What a talent and loss.

I consider McLean Fonvielle to be one of the most compelling frame builders, eschewing all modern convenience, running a shop that hearkened back to years gone by, even in the 70s. Tragic that he died at 29. He's buried a few miles from where I live now. He was a craftsman and character in the true sense. I'm always on the lookout for a racing frame from his hands though almost as rare as hen's teeth.

I love the McLean Fonvielle article by Mike Dayton, a UNC-Chapel Hill student at the time. It's well worth the read, giving you a sense of McLean in only a few paragraphs. Perfect ending...

- kh



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