Photo Gallery

Silk Hope ~ McLean Photo Gallery

Updated 2.12.2016

SILK HOPE #02055

Dan Borden's very early Silk Hope with an odd serial number #402 9081

Web master's first Silk Hope road frame, #17105

Silk Hope frame circa 1975

Mike Schmidt's Silk Hope #18016

(this frame has been refinished; note atypical braze-ons for it's age and addition of McLean transfers, something not uncommon for Silk Hope owners to do.)

Silk Hope tandem #23047

Web master's Silk Hope touring bike #19087

Ken Toda's Silk Hope #21038

Ken Wallace's McLean

Mike Dayton's Silk Hope #28048

Scott Swimmer's Silk Hope touring 1979

McLean tandem built for Mr. & Mrs. Pat Patterson

(this tandem currently resides in the NC Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC)

“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

Mike Dayton's touring bicycle #12049

Patrick Craft's Columbus KL road frame #M20049

Neil Gunnar Berg's #M05030

John Provetero's Perfect Pleasure #M50080

Jack Gabus' #M17110

Billy Boden's McLean frame #10101

Photos courtesy Karen Rawls

Tom Sander's #M26081

Wayne Bingham's McLean #M02012

Steve Meier's McLean #M16022

Jeremy Schott's McLean bike #M29032

Mike Kone's model Perfect Pleasure #M28062