So....I have this 80's Peugeot ATB. I like it. It looks like a stout touring bike from back in the day, with a full compliment - for the time - of braze-ons for whatever you'd like to mount. Other than the saddle, tires & tubes it looks to be bone stock. It also fits me better than any frame I've ridden yet. It's strong and it's big and that's the way I like it.
I spent some time riding it over the last couple of days through winding neighborhood streets - never straying far from home - shaking it down, looking for potential issues. It all seems good. Gotta replace the wheels soon, raise the handlebars about an inch & a half and start loading it up w/ what I want (racks, fenders, etc).
The last few days I started thinking about it as a potential "poor man's Sam Hilbourne". We'll see. I'm leaving it stock for a bit once I have it shod & adjusted properly.
But that led me to thinking about y'all. There are all kinds of posts - great, informative, helpful posts - about fitness, exercise, weight loss, the challenge of riding at the weight most of us (me included) carry.
What about the fun stuff? What's your favorite ride? How'd you doll it up? What is (or, heaven forbid, was) it about the bike that made it your favorite ride? Did you build one up? Refurbish one? Buy it all hussied up and ready to go? Ever build one and turn out disappointed w/ the results?