I joined the forum because I found information about my bike, which is kind of vintage.
I ride a 1981ish Nishiki Royale. I bought the bike brand new at Jim's Redlight Bike Shop in Kankakee IL, back in 1982. Medium grey with gold lettering and accents. Shimano 600 components. I think it is a beautiful bike and it is like new because I only started riding it regularly in 2007... a long story.
I like to ride all the time but traffic is scary. I run errands, go to meetings, work out and spend time with my friends and family on my bike. I hope to use it for sometimes commuting, but I need to get a job first, because I was laid off last fall!
I have just decided to buy another bike, to try some mountain biking, but I think it would be best to start off with a used one in good condition that fits. I am a little worried about getting a good fit. I figure I will need to spend between $100-250.
My favorite blog is the fatcyclist.com Check it out if you like sarcasm.
Have fun, ride safe and share the road.