Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Yolo County, West Sacramento CA
Bikes: 1995 Trek 820 25 inch frame 26 inch wheel. Modified 26 inch frame Schwinn Varsity with 700c wheels and Shimano 7 speed Nexus with roller brake and front roller brake. Rans Gliss recumbent with 20 inch wheelset.
new to you older bicyclist introductions
I love mountain biking, most road biking as long as it is safe, night bicycling, recumbents bikes, cargo bikes, and modified bikes. I own at least one of each of the previous and of course have opinions on all. I own a 1995 Trek 820 that has only the frame and fork as original, a RANS Gliss sprung recumbent with 20 inch wheels, a Schwinn, Chicago, Varsity that runs drum brakes and a nexus 7 speed internal geared hub on 700c wheels, and a 1995 Worksman LGB model with front hub brake and a Sturmey Archer 2 speed rear hub. I'm interested especially in safe road rides and dirt road/off road rides. I love single track and work on new off road rides all the time. I build my own wheels and do all my own repair. I have been straightening steel bicycle frames since I was a kid so have some expertise at that also. I am 6ft x 5in tall and this makes me build custom modifications to all of the above bikes except for the RANS so they will fit me. The RANS fits me well and is the most comfortable bicycle I own. Questions? Love to hear from you.