I am tech guru and Webmaster of Harris Cyclery in West Newton, Massachusetts. Currently, this bike is set up as 63 speed, with a Sturmey-Archer 3-speed hub, 7 rear sprockets and 3 chainwheels. It was originally configured as a touring bike, but I later reconfigured it as a mountain bike. I used to cruise the sand trails of the Cape Cod National Seashore on this bike, back in the '70's.
I also have written extensively on (primarily technical) bicycle matters, first for Bike World, then for several years with Bicycling, and most recently American Bicyclist, a trade magazine that goes to every bike shop in the country.
I wrote for them both under my own name and the nom-de-plume "Christopher Joyce." American Bicyclist was recently sold, and the new owners canned everybody, so I am between magazines. Originally came with a Rosa 48/30 crankset and a 14/16/19/26 freewheel, with Fiamme 622 mm (700c) rims. I built this in the late '60's from two Raleigh Sports frames brazed together.
After a couple of weeks, I learned that the working conditions are not the way I want to spend my working life.
I have worked off and on in the bicycle business, primarily as head mechanic, at one point for a chain of 15 bike shops.
I built this criterium frame while apprenticing to Robert Myers, in Evanston, Illinois.