hi all! i've been googleing bike stuff for a while and have found quite a bit of useful info here and thought i'd join up. i live in portland, oregon, which for those who don't know, is a pretty bike friendly city. i've only been into bikes for less than a year, but once i started i couldn't stop! i ride my bike to work nearly every day and generally all around town for most things. my moods decide which bike i choose on any particular day. lately i've been riding my fuji newest just cause it's winter and i hate cold weather and it has the granny gear. in warmer months you'll see me riding a raleigh 3-speed or my tank of a schwinn varsity. i also have an old pile of rust cruiser that i turned into a shining gold beauty. recently my projects have been to convert another bike i have into a mild mountain bike and i'm getting stuff together to build a fixie. haven't ever ridden one, but i thought it'd be fun to try it out.