I too prefer the building aspect to the riding though after being off the bike for a few years due to injury i realize that you really need to do both
The mechanical side of things stimulates your brain with problems to be solved. With older bikes its thinking outside the box thats important and thats excellent for mind development
After my fall and a few years down the line my health isnt too good. Not fatal or anything
its just that i now know that we need our bikes to keep our physical health strong.
One project at a time
A bike to ride and one to build. When the build is finished you take the pics and then sell it or split it and buy another frame to project on.
It is pointless to keep so many bikes especially if theyre just garage queens or just bikes its unlikely youll ever use past a quick jaunt around the park. Do you feelthat owning 10 or 20 makes you special?
Take it from me, the VAST majority on here are 'Special'
1976 Raleigh Chipper,1991 Muddy Fox Adventurer,1991 Claud Butler Ventoux 400 ,1992 Raleigh Diablo ,1992 Rudy Project, 1995 Cannondale M200 ,1997 Santa Cruz Tazmon ,1997 Specialized Stumpjumper ,1997 Specialized Rockhopper ,1997 Marin Quake 9.0,1998 Marin Pallisade trail ,1998 Raleigh Torus,1999 Orange Clockwork , 2005 Kona Hahanna ,2007 On-One Inbred ,2010 Orange Pure7 And of course The Ti
The Marvellous Mechanical Hope Collection ,and other Hope niceties