[Classicrendezvous] Introduction


From: "Mike Self" <self@fuse.net>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 14:53:07 -0500
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] Introduction

I'm Mike Self & I live in Cincinnati, OH. I've been on the list for a month or more and have enjoyed the discussions & experiences of the group. I am a club, day & touring rider, not a racer. I like to get in a few centuries & a loaded tour every year. Most of my older bikes are the ones I liked when I first started riding in the mid 70's, but couldn't afford then.

My interest in Moulton/small wheeled bikes started about 4 years ago when I found 2 F framed Moultons at a local mom & pop used bike shop that was going out of business. It was easy to get hooked.

I've done quite a bit of loaded camping/touring including 2 months out west (Yellowstone to Oregon coast to Santa Barbara), 1 month down the Baja (both trips on a too small Austro Daimler Inter 10, hey it was my only bike), 2 months in Europe when the bikes took an unplanned detour on the train to Gavle, Sweden instead of Geneve, Switzerland. Also a couple of Ireland trips & several week long trips in the states. Most of these trips have been on a 1973 Raleigh International (chartreuse) frameset built up with 70's parts (Stronglight 99, Campy Rally, etc).

Dale does a great job with the list.

Older Road Bikes I own:

1973 Raleigh International mentioned above 1974 Raleigh International, copper, all original 1973 Raleigh RRA 1975 or 76 Viscount Aerospace Pro MkII (plus a couple of parts bikes). Death fork & replacement. Early or mid 70's Motobecane Le Champion

Small wheeled bikes:

2 Alex Moultons, '88 AM7, '84 AM7 2 Raleigh Moultons, Mk3, early 70's 2 F frame Moultons 4-speeds, '64 & '65 2 Raleigh Twenty's Raleigh RSW 16 1988 Bickerton Elswick Hopper

Other Bikes:

1992 Trek 1420 1989 Cannondale Tandem 1988 Cilo full Dura Ace (nice condition, just picked it up at a yard sale)

Mike Self
self@fuse.net