"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
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
McLean work in the back of the shop assembling and fixing bikes."
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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