not that anybody on this forum needs another reason to love their bike, nor was anybody unaware of this before... but i'm sort of a newbie bike owner (well, at least a newbie "nice bike" owner). and it just amazes me that any problem i have with my bike, i can search this forum and come up with 3 possible solutions and try them all and have one of them work. with a car, when something goes wrong, you gotta take it to the shop and you're carless for 2 or 3 days, unless you've had significant experience working on cars. with bikes, its clean this, loosen that, lube these... and bam, problem solved. hooray bikes.