My name is Essem, I currently reside, ever dissatisfied, in Central Texas... soon to change if I ever find a job in my field. I currently occupy myself by doing freelance graphic design work, Architectural model building, Vintage automobile restoration/customization and bicycle trading/restoring/collecting. I'm sure I'll be mostly lurking for a good while here as I soak up info from archived posts. I've been commuting to and from school and work for around 4 years now when It's not unbearably hot on an old cannondale mtb, then onto a specialized mtb, then to a Trek, and then two years ago onto a Motobecane grand touring SS. I have way too many projects, but it keeps me sane. I see I can't do HTML here so I've attached a picture of a few of my projects, from L to R:
1980's Lotus Mixte - the S.O's bike
1976 Motobecane Grand Touring SS
1959 Norman 3 speed - the rusty grocery getter
1962 Murray 3 speed - probably going to craiglist later this week.
old Haro V2 U.A.B.
1978 Galaxy II Fixed gear
Trek 4300 MTB
and about 12 generic road bikes, BMX bikes and MTBs
I've been lurking for a while now and am always impressed by the knowledge of the members here, hopefully I can contribute something useful someday.