I've been lurking for a while to check this place out, and it seemed like a good idea to finally register...
I have been a runner off and on for a few years, and have begun to take it quite a bit more serious over the past year (even getting in a few races). With this, I have started fussing with my knees. Upon advice from friends/co-runners/doctors, I took up biking to help strengthen the knees and have discovered (well, re-discovered, I guess. I used to love biking when I was younger) that I enjoy it quite a bit, as well. I'm imagining a duathlon in my near future.
I've got a ton of interests that have me looking all over this board... I'm a clyde, starting to commute by bike, am trying to go "car-light", enjoy wrenching on bikes, and definitely have a fondness for vintage bikes.
My current stable of rides:
1974 Schwinn Le Tour, commuter-duty. The paint's a little haggard and there's specks of rust here and there, but she's a beauty to me. Rides silky-smooth.
198x (I think) Steel-framed Bianchi of undetermined model. Currently stripped down to the frame. Awaiting fresh powder coating, then going to be built up for racer-duty.
1996/7 Trek 470 Yet another steel-frame, bought it for a song at a garage sale, discovered it was too small to ride comfortably, and my daughters aren't interested in it. May strip the parts off of it, or sell it outright. Also toying with some other ideas...
2002 Giant Cypress, foul-weather commuter-duty. This is a recent acquisition, taken in even-trade for a knock-around full-suspension Mongoose MTB that was too small for me and had been living in the basement for years. It needs some TLC, but it is coming along nicely.
All my posts won't be this long, I promise!