Hello, I'm borderline obsessed about bikes so I figured I'd join up to the forums.
My main machine is a Motobecane fixed gear, which I've put straight bars and new fenders on. (And yes, I use a brake)
My other is an old Schwinn Varsity that was sitting out rotting to death, which I decided to adopt. I put new tubes and tires from Wally World on it and it's ridable, though nothing to look at.
At my school we're in the process of building a Bike Co-op, from getting people, equipment, a building, and overall becoming established. I'd like to learn more about bike maintenance and repair.
Also, I'm thinking more and more every day about bike touring this spring/summer.