Newbie to the forum at least - I'll be turning 38!
I have been riding for decades but took about 6 years out when we moved to Melbourne and started a family. My motivation for starting again was seeing my 6 year old learn to ride a bike without trainers, and escaping the claustrophobia of public transport.
I raced till I was 29 - MTB, Track, Road.
I still have my:
> Zullo track
> Gios evolution (Nickel Vanadium Chromium alloy frame with Campy - Record/Chorus)
> Giant ATX780
In July I purchased a Kona Dr Dew for commuting. Sadly the ATX was giving up the ghost and is in need of a serious overhaul... or just maybe i can convert it to a singlespeed.
I ride the Kona nearly every day on a 40km round trip to work with my trusty crumpler and cache of creased clothes.
I am aiming to do all maintenance on my bikes. I have just managed to sort out my Hayes 9 hydraulics (convinced that they were never correctly set up). I am now about to embark on wheel building and convert the old ATX780 to a single speed. Now to get that Truing jig and dishing stick. Might make the dishing stick out of marine ply.
I have been lurking on the maintenance forum for a few days now, so you may hear some stupid questions soon. Hopefully, they'll be stupid questions that no one has asked yet!!!