Obsessed With Tinkering
Never having been a really avid cyclist, I find myself newly and overenthusiastically drawn to the grease and wrenches part of cycling.
A co-worker (who's a regular of these forums) got me hooked on old steel bikes and I swap components and monkey with parts until I tweak things smooth.
I have no idea what I'm doing, but I'm learning everyday.
Currently working on a '96 Bontrager Race as a keeper, an old GT as a beater, an old Mongoose Alta as a rider and an '83 Fuji Monterey as a tangent into the road world. The wife has an old Trek Antelope that she'll only let me touch when broken - sticking very firmly to the old adage of "...if it ain't broke..." despite my insistence that I can make it better.
I'm coming here to learn about mistakes before making them myself. I'll work on the riding in the meantime.