Greetings I am Jim and 58I'm hoping a few of you can answer a question for me.
Within a paragraph, tell me why you chose to start working with vintage or custom bicycles. Also, if you don't mind, state your age in your answer as well.
I'm curious to know what motivates the users here to be involved in this hobby and what you get from it.
I dig bikes like you my friend. I don't have the skills, space or time to do full blown restorations. Maybe when I retire in a few years. What I do like to do is find bikes that are old and crusty but can clean up with things like tires, pedals, chains, cranks, hubs and bottom brackets. Some light painting and a lot of buffing with steel wool. I do this all the time. Enjoy working in my garage while drinking some cold beers. I lose myself in itGreetings I am Jim and 58
For me it's several reasons.
1. When I see an old bike, to me it's a blank canvas screaming free me into what I should have been.
2. Old stuff works and was built to last and repair, unlike most of today's bikes.
For some reason bikes seem to bring happiness and energy into my life.