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    Senior Member CustomSteel's Avatar
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    Out of the frying pan and into the fire, and loving every minute of it!

    Hello everyone! I am relatively new to the cycling world, having started back into it about a year ago as a means to maintain my health and fitness. Having been involved in automotive restoration for a little over a decade, I have found that I enjoy vintage bicycles nearly as much as I do vintage automobiles. I started with a 1983 Peugeot that I had pulled out of a trash pile when I was younger, which spent it's time in a shed because it was too big for me at the time. I'm still working on it, and have added a few other bikes to my collection that I work on as time allows. It's a nice change of pace from school and work, and I find that I often enjoy working on bicycles more than I do riding them. I'm currently learning how to build wheels, which I'm finding is truly an under-appreciated art form. I love all types of bicycles, although I find myself riding road bikes the most for my fitness runs. I'm not really into fixies because I'm not used to the concept, but I plan on building up an old Schwinn frame that I was given into a fixie to help me gain a better appreciation for them.

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Welcome to Bike Forums. I think the folks in the Classic & Vintage forum would like to see the bikes and hear about them. They like pics.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale SuperSix EVO carbon

    If you worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on. -- Lance Armstrong

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    Welcome. You've got quite a nice stable of bikes!
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    Now get on your cheap bike and give me a double century. You walking can of Crisco!!

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    Senior Member CustomSteel's Avatar
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    Thank you Ron and Cbad! I'm not sure how interested people are in seeing bikes that aren't completely fixed up and shiny, but I will work on taking some hopefully nice looking pictures of them when weather and time allow.

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    Welcome to the forum customsteel, you're half right about seeing bikes fixed up and shiny,, I say they have to be assembled, but they don't have to be shiny,,, take the pictures

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    Senior Member CustomSteel's Avatar
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    Thanks Fastfingaz! A couple of the bikes aren't much more than a frame now, but I will take some pics of the others when I have the opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CustomSteel View Post
    I find that I often enjoy working on bicycles more than I do riding them.
    A man who likes to work on bicycles will never lack companionship.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Senior Member CustomSteel's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    A man who likes to work on bicycles will never lack companionship.
    Right on

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    Welcome to BF!

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    Senior Member CustomSteel's Avatar
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    Thanks Lacumo!

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    Well my prognosis is, it looks like you've caught a serious case of the cycling bug. Congratulations!

    Welcome to bikeforums! That's an impressive list of bikes you have there too!
    Needs some Italian steeds tho *cough* *cough* campagnolo is nice *cough*

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    Senior Member CustomSteel's Avatar
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    Thanks Leukybear, and I think I'd have to agree with you!

    I had an affordable Bianchi slip through my fingers late last year, but I'm keeping my eyes open. I love Campagnolo and Bianchi, and I would also love to add a classic Dutch touring or road bike to my stable. All in due time I'm sure.

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