There has been a lot of strife on the boards as of late so I thought I would share what I was thinking about earlier today.
I guess I could have built any bike, but a couple months back I was looking at buying a replacement mountain bike and none of the bikes had the proper component group / frame combo I was looking for so I thought "heck I'll build a bike". I am SO bad with tools so I decided to build the simplest cheapest bike possible to learn from. I ended up doing tons of research, learning a bunch about bikes and eventually building a fixed gear conversion from an old Bridgestone frame. I was determined to do everything including the headset myself.
Fast forward a couple months and I ride my conversion every day, am completely obsessed with biking, have rebuilt an old road bike, rebuilt my existing mountain bike and removed and installed yet another headset (which for some reason feels like an accomplishment to me), want to build a road bike / fix one up for road riding which is kinda calling me now . Now every time I go to a hardware store I am less daunted and more "I wonder what I can do with this". Building that first bike really helped that side of my brain I guess and now I have a tool box and my first power drill and am constantly tinkering with my bikes and other projects. I'm only 23 but I always just assumed doing anything with my hands other then typing was a lost cause but now there is hope yet!