Hello bicycling folk!
I just wanted to say thanks for everything. Even though this is my introduction I've been lurking for a couple of weeks and have learned more about bikes than I thought there was to learn.
I live in Chicago and have been car-free for a couple years now. I just realised this spring that I should be riding a bike and not the train. I bought a fourty dollar Murray Bio-Tech Physical Fitness Cycle off of craigslist and started riding it everywhere. It was quite a piece and eventualy broke, but now I've got the itch. I have since bought a shiaty Varsity that will be operational in the next year (thanks to all of the information I've found here), and a '69 Peugeot that I will ride to work everyday and the bar every night. I know it's a '69 because of y'all, and your endless 'WTF Peugeot am I riding' threads.
Anyhow, I now hangout here every day and just wanted to say hi and thanks. So hi, and thanks!