This is a great month to be a cyclist in Portland. Cyclopedia, the art of the bicycle is at the art museum thru August, pedalpalooza started Thursday with over 250 events in the next three weeks. Hundreds of naked cyclist take over the city tonight at 8:30. I discovered bike forums after my ss vintage steel was stolen. After a three month mourning period i started thing about gears. Coming from a bmx background I knew nothing of road bikes so I searched the web and here I am. I bought an 80's Benotto and have rediscovered the love of bicycles I had in my racing days. Last thing. Today, I bought clipless pedals after years of believing they were dangerous and unnecessary, 5 minutes into riding with them I realized how wrong I was! So thank you bike forum community, the exchange of knowledge I found here has changed my life.