Odin sacrificed an eye, trading eyesight for insight, and disguised as Vegtam the Wanderer, traveled the world in quest of the wisdom of the ages. I have the eye sacrifice part covered. I'll get back to you when that wisdom thing kicks in.

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Bill Kloos McLean

Bill Kloos is the newest member of the M.O.G.s, the McLean Owner's Group, an organization that doesn't actually exist, but should. Maybe it should be S.H.M.O.G., the Silk Hope - McLean Owners Group. Okay, we'll let the Silk Hope guys drink too, even though they are a little uppity about having Silk Hopes rather than McLeans. I have noticed that they have no compunction about putting McLean transfers on their downtubes though.

This frame was in tough shape when Bill bought it on Ebay. With a little guidance from Dale Brown he selected the color and had it refinished by Franklin Frames. Nice job. The frame is similar to mine, except the seat stay ends have a different treatment and lugs are investment castings, rather than stamped steel. Most old bicycle experts could tell us what brand these are, but I can't. Maybe Cinelli.



I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of the built up bike.

2 comments:

dale said...

These lugs are Cinelli CM investment cast.
http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Cinelli/cinelli_cm_lugs.htm

Gunnar Berg said...

Thanks. You would be one of those OLD bike experts.