kia ora from newzealand. Been a commuter cyclist all my life now semiretired still cycling am also an activist with nz's cycle action network pushing local and national govt to improve conditions for cyclists. Have a small stable of older bikes incl a 12 speed Raleigh Rapide and an electric kit fitted to my old Avanti mountain bike and more recently an old autobike I couldn't resist at local dump! Am amateur mechanic and often repair bikes for family/friends strangers also work at cycle hire co. in Napier nz "Fishbikes" doing same. Best transport known to mankind!!
Welcome aboard Bike Forums! Quite good write up you did.pics when yo get a chance,please.