Hello folks, I've been reading this forum for a while and just decided to sign up. I'm from St. Louis, and I had been riding a mountain bike for a few years for its versatility, but when it got stolen last summer I decided to replace it with a road bike. I only just recently got it as I've been borrowing a friend's bike for a while, but I'm very happy with it - it's a 1997 Cannondale R500T in great shape. I'm also in the process of putting together a fixed gear/SS bike for winter (with two brakes) for the sake of maintainability and traction -- I'm planning to put some well-treaded cyclocross tires on it for snow riding. I figure it's a good idea to have a more practical bike around too.
I've gotten a lot more into the deep waters of bicycle maintenance recently, so I'm hoping I'll be able to find good answers and good discussions here.