Skeexix here. Ten years a SF bike messenger (1980-1989) did a little touring, worked as a mechanic until 1993, but mostly a commuter these days. Still running my 1990 Stumpy Comp with no modular components, on my 3rd and probably last BB spindle, headset is well notched, but i ride mostly in a straight line anyhow.
Had a 1993 Avalanche, but it got stolen in New Orleans. Never liked that True Temper Groove Tube stuff anyhow (grumble, gripe, sour grapes spoken here . . .)