Hello to all of you. I have been a fan of fast bikes ever since I was a boy - and the kid that all the other kids brought their bikes to for repairs. I also love steel frames. Even in this day of carbon fiber, titanium, etc. there is just something about a nicely made steel frame (preferably with lugs) that pulls at me. Of course, I like the idea of putting the latest technology on that steel frame. I am currently riding a 1999 Schwinn Peloton with the newest Shimano 10-spd Dura-Ace and Ultegra triple components. However, a current project of mine is to put the latest (2007) Campagnolo Centaur group onto an older frame. I chose Centaur because it is the best Campy stuff made today that does not force you to use a carbon fiber crankset - even though I know that the cf crank would be stiffer than the Al one that appeals to my eye. I will have their latest ultra-torque all-aluminum crank to complete the classic look - but a 10-speed cassette and the ergobrain computer as well. I also enjoy working on old cars, so I am a forum member on several car sites as well.
Thanks again for hosting such an excellent forum and see you on the road!