Hello ! (from another cyclist/mechanic)
I'm ED and I currently work in the field of higher education. In recent years I have raced under USCF Veterans class and worked for Huffy Corporation as a mechanic. I have held numerous officer positions in the local cycling club and president for 3 terms. Please don't ask how many bikes I've owned as I'm finally getting the "pile" down to a manageable level!!
Working on cheezy, department store bikes was interesting in itself and yet frustrating to make the crud work. The relief at day's end was knowing I could go home and work on something worthy of a Park tool & my time. I respect and enjoy fine bicycles, especially high-end, custom bikes. I look forward to exchanging good advice & comments with other members in this forum... meantime, keep the wheels rollin'.