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
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.