[CR]Hello from a new list member


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Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 16:56:06 -0700
From: Brad Upton <iriscat@peak.org>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Hello from a new list member

Hello all:

I just joined the list. My name is Brad Upton. I live in beautiful and bicycle friendly Corvallis, Oregon (USA) in the heart of the Willamette Valley (western Oregon). I am a year round bicycle commuter, and in fact use my bikes for almost all of my transportation needs. I also love to ride recreationally, both day rides and touring, on and off road.

I have several bikes, a few of which might be of mild interest to the group:

On topic bikes: 1953 Raleigh Sports 3 speed, "refurbished" with a variety of aluminum parts (crankset, bars, stem, seatpost, rims, brakes) - (is this cruiser on topic?) 1974 Raleigh International, set up as a fixed gear 1978 Raleigh Super Course, converted to an internal hub transmission (1951 Sturmey Archer AM medium ratio three speed)

I have a few other bikes that may also be somewhat on topic: 1987 Specialized Expedition tourer 2003 Rivendell Rambouillet 2004 Rivendell Atlantis

This is not intended to be a commercial solicitation (rather an example of my interests), but I'm also looking for a new bike or frame with which to build up a winter fun bike. The idea is a lightweight lugged steel bike with long chainstays and room for 32 mm (actual) width tires and fenders (using either side pull or centerpull brakes). I hope to set something up with half step plus granny gearing. I've considered converting my fixed International into this bike, but at 23.5 inches (c-t) the International is a tad small for me. Plus I don't want to take off the original Campy Record crank and BB on this bike.

Anyway, I'm glad the list exists and happy to have joined.

Best regards,

Brad Upton
Corvallis, OR
USA