Noobie here from the Central Coast of California. For those who don't know Cali very well, I am located half way between San Francisco and Los Angles. Perfect weather. Tons of places to ride. I have had an old Schwinn frame for about 10 years or so, and finally decided to fix it up. After doing some research here, I found that my frame was built in December of 1980. I am not sure with the scheme of how I want my bike to look, but I will def. post some progress pics. Thanks for this awesome site!!!!