I've used this forum as a resource while searching for bike info (especially to find the compatibility of various parts). I'm currently building a bike from a bare Rawland Olaf frame. I own an early model (2005, I think) Bianchi San Jose, which is my first "real" bike.
I have some neat projects in mind that I'm sure I will be sharing with you all later.
Oh, by the way, I'm from the Portland, OR, area.
Welcome aboard. I'm not familiar with the bicycles you mentioned, but if you can ride it then that's all that matters.