Hello, from Western New York
I've ridden bikes all my life, but I've just recently gotten more "into it". I have a Takara Prestige (old 27" ten speed) and a Columbia Formula 10 (26" 10 speed) that I rescued from a trash heap, a partially dismantled Nishiki Century (27" 12 speed, large frame) that I picked up recently, and a Huffy Ironman that I use for getting around at college. I enjoy doing my own repairs and saving bikes from the junk pile.
Welcome to the forums.
You gonna eat that?
Sounds like you have good credentials to come over to the Classic & Vintage section. I'd love to get my hands on an old Nishiki big frame; I crashed my big frame Olympic 12 in February of this year. By the way, where in WNY are you? I grew up in Cheektowaga, right next to Buffalo.