Also from Iowa...
Hi - just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm a former roadie (from the 80's and early 90's) who got out of biking for a little while, and am now getting back in.
1. (In the process of building up) 2004 Specialized Allez frame with some parts from other bikes, mostly older 105.
2. 853 steel hardtail mountain bike converted to a singlespeed (with a Surly rigid fork). (Great for riding with the kids!)
Specialized Allez Epic, early 90's, carbon, etc.
Centurion Ironman Expert ('89) (still have this one, in pieces)
Bianchi Nuovo Alloro ('85)
Centurion Sport DLX ('85)
A couple of other old mountain bikes (Raleigh, Diamondback, etc.)
Looking forward to reading and learning a few things --