Been lurking for a while, so thought I should introduce myself. My name's Ben and I currently ride a mid 90s Bontrager Race-Lite and a similar aged Rossin road bike. Cycling's been in my life since I started work at an LBS aged 14- I'm now mid 40's. In between I've run a shop, worked in the UK and abroad as a mechanic and cycling tour guide, toured, raced (offroad) and generally revolved my life around bikes for years. I'm coming back to it after an 8 year break when I started my own business- didn't have the time to get on the bike!
I've been lucky enough to ride lots of fine machinery, but it's always been the people that have attracted me to the sport- generally everyone's so friendly and helpful- I only wish the rest of life was the same!
Reading the posts here, it's clear to me there are some extremely knowledgeable people around, but if I can help in any way I'd be delighted to. I still have most of my pro tools, so if anyone near Bath needs a hand, pm me and I'll see what I can do.
See you all on the road sometime- it's good to be here.