Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: E. Dundee, IL
Bikes: 1954 Robin Hood, 1964 Dunelt, 1968 Raleigh Superbe, 1969 Robin Hood, 197? Gitane, 1973 Raleigh SuperCourse, 1981 Miyata 710, 1990 Miyata 600GT, 2007 Rivendell Bleriot
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Howdy from East Dundee, IL
Actually, I'm sitting in a hotel room in SLC, but I live in E. Dundee, IL, a far NW Chicago burb. When I'm not traveling for work, hence being in Salt Lake, I bike the 11.6 mi round trip to my shop year round. I have a dozen or so bikes, that run the gamut from fixed gear, multispeed fixed gear; 3, 5, 7, and 8 speed gear hubs, hybrid geared, and a couple of Miyatas with derailluers hanging off of them. Most have fenders and all have a leather saddle.
I've been riding for nearly 50 years, was an Effective Cycling Instructor with the old League of American Wheelmen, am a Life member of the League of American Bicyclists. I rode in most of the old Wis/Ill 24hr time trial series in the eighties and rode in PBP in 1991. I am a fan of pre bike boom Brit bikes and Sturmey Archer hubs and have converted many SA AW 3 speed hubs to 2 speed fixed gear hubs and setup Dynohubs to run LEDs.
I'm a tinkerer, a futzer, retrogrouch, and a grandpa.