Roman Stankus' 1979 McLean

     "This was my only bike since about '79 when I had the bike built for me by McLean.  It is a racing frame and it was an adventure seeing McLean's shop, talking with him about what I was looking for in a bike, being measured and ultimately picking the frame up."
     "I'd gotten to know McLean when he was working at the Clean Machine in Chapel Hill in the early 70's when I was first getting interested in bikes and just hanging out watching McLean work in the back of the shop assembling and fixing bikes."
     "I was a young aspiring racer and the Clean Machine had the greatest bikes in the area.  When he was there, he was always a quiet but friendly presence in the shop with a sharp and dry wit, an unusual and distinctive voice and a sly smile. When I got my first job as an architect/intern, the McLean was my first major purchase."             
                                                                                                Roman Stankus, March 2004









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