Well, I might be a newbe but I like to save things, even if they are old and worn out. I bought my first bike in 1972. I was going back to school to get my BS in ME and a friend in work inspired me to get the best I could afford. So it was a choice of an Atala (Italy) top of the line all Campy Nuovo Record for $200 or $125 for the next step down Campy equiped with a Stronglight Chainwheel. It was only 21 pounds with the tubular tires. Since I just got married and Betty was with me (never bring your spouse!) I settled for the $125 one. (Boy, have prices changed!) It had the top of the line handbuilt double butted Columbus Tubing with chromed brazed lugs. Anyway, it was the best investment I made. Trust me, it never gathered dust as I logged over 3500 miles in the two years going 10 miles eachway to school in Germantown (Phila) over cobblestones. Now, it is time to redo it with upgraded parts. After my back operation, my daughter entered me in a 15 miler fun ride in Hamilton Twp in NJ. As you can imagine, there were some snickers but thats cool. You mean no one has center pull brakes and Brooks leather seats with copper rivits anymore?