Hello from the FatMan on a bike- will trade.
I am new to the forum, as I am trying to return to a pedalling lifestyle, and just found out about you on a GOOGLE. I am a former fairly serious cyclist, and used to be the President of the Bicycle Federation of TN, and used to write and publish a quarterly newsletter title "Spoke 'N' Word". On average for about 15 years I'd put 5k miles on a variety of bicycles. I got re-married and started having some kids, and have put cycling aside for pursuits of a meager financial income.
I am a full-time custom CADCAM jeweler, and hand engraver. I design motif jewelry for any wish (I have started a line of exact miniature replica guitars, and will probably do bicycles) cast in gold and platinum, palladium, and maybe silver. Your ideas can become a reality; just communicate them to me.
Back to cycling - I mostly only ride on my days off now (Monday, and Sunday) and weenie out at about a 20 mile distance. I need to get back into the distance riding.
I have a 1965-ish Raleigh Carleton frameset with front fork, that is too tall for me. Probably a 25" frameset. The guy that originally owned it was a bike store owner in upstate NY (Dick Sonne), and he was about 6'3" tall. It was the first 10-speed brought into that area from England, and I got it from his son (Steve) when I worked for the store about 12 years ago. All Campy dropouts, chromed filigree lugworks, and Reynolds 531 tubing. It's been repainted blue, and no head medallion. But I've got a garage full of too much stuff to turnaround in, and need space. Make me an offer? (minimum is known - got tro get at least what I paid for it). Mark
I'd trade for stuff like some new Conties for my Litespeed, hint hint.
Thanks for reading, and get in touch if you'd like to ride on a Sun., Mon. in middle TN.