I used this forum a lot when my bike hobby was in its infancy and found it extremely helpful! I used it as I was maintaining a hand-me-down MTB that was used as a commuter my freshman year of college. Until I found an old Bianchi Nyala (from somewhere between 93-95) frame and fork that was left for trash and I decided to try my hand at rebuilding it. This forum was instrumental to getting that bike back on the road and now it's my daily ride. There will be pictures of it later on my profile. I decided to join the forum as I am getting deeper into upgrading that same Bianchi (more about that later). But a big thanks to this forum; its been a lot of help and I'm glad to be a part of it now.