I bought my first bike in 2003, jamis durango. Riding it gave me a sense of freedom and I grew connected to the bike and still am. In 2009? I came across a 1973 nishiki international off of craigslist for 40 dollars and fell in love with vintage road bikes. Since 2008 I've been basically riding the nishiki and loving it.
Now I want to get my own tools together and perform my own maintenance, basically everything that would involve a tune up / overhaul.
Brought my Jamis out from retirement and I am about to breath new life into it via new steel fork.
I will probably be hanging out in the vintage threads most of the time as I would like to do small upgrades to the Nishiki.
It is nice to meet this massive bicycle community full of knowledgable and friendly people.
p.s when can I post pics? I think I have some commenting to do.