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Old 07-07-09, 01:55 PM   #1
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Sort of new, in Eastern NC

Hey, all.

I've used the forums occasionally for a few years now, but I'm starting to get quite a bit more into it, so I suppose it's time for a real introduction.

So, I'm Brian, in Greenville, NC (the username dates from when I lived in Charlottesville, VA).

I've been a daily bike commuter for ten years and pretty much never use a car in town, even here in the sprawly South.

My usual bike is a 1984 Peugeot P8, made more commuter-friendly with Nitto moustache bars, Suntour barcons, Zefal half-fenders, and Wald folding baskets. It's out of commission at the moment with a totaled rear derailleur. Anybody got a Sachs Huret Eco (for a standard / Campy hanger...no claw) lying around?

I also have a 1980 Raleigh DL-1 roadster (recreational use only -- I don't quite trust the rod brakes with heavy loads, although I suppose millions of people in Asia and Africa do it every day) and an early-'90s Diamondback hybrid I use when the others are broken.

I also supply my fiancee with bikes, which she tolerates. Just finished fixing up a 1957 Raleigh Sports for her; her daily commuter is my mom's ca. 1961 Atala.

I'm doing some bike advocacy work with the city council here in Greenville and am getting certified as a LAB traffic safety instructor soon.

So, there you go. Cheers!

Brian
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Old 07-07-09, 02:18 PM   #2
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Welcome Brian.
Have you stopped by the Southeast Regional subforum to say hello to the locals? Lots of NC folks there.
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Old 07-07-09, 07:32 PM   #3
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Welcome to Bike Forums Brian. Looks like you'll have lots of great experiences to contribute. I look forward to reading more of your posts.
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