I'm Rob, old runner moving into cross-training, had friends w/bikes back in the 80's, so all I remember is their bikes. Picked up a couple of old Centurions and am having fun making them better, and riding, of course. Learned a lot about them from this Forum, and people tolerate my ignorance of bikes and most else.
My goal is to amass a collection of Ironman bikes, restore or upgrade them, and ride them against "kids," who think steel is a verb. I've got one about done and midway into another, looking squarely at a third. With gas and a teenager, I'm hoping to set an example of how we can RIDE to the store, post office, gym, etc.