Figured I would introduce myself since another site was pissed at me for not doing it. I have been riding and wrenching since i was a kid. I have worked in machine shops and on fighter jets. I've returned from fighting ground wars in countries where everyone hated and wanted to kill me. Now I further my passion for building bikes and the cafe bikes really appeal to me. I work with a great bike mechanic who has more years building and racing than I've been alive. I'm not here to make fake internet friends that will never walk into my shop or twist a throttle next to me. I build bikes my way for my enjoyment but will do quality repairs for others. I have read the post it but do not completely agree with it. I think everyone should build what they want how they want cheap parts/ good parts, rusty or painted, safe or unsafe, cool or lame. Making mistakes is part of the lifestyle not being criticized by some guy on the Internets opinions about how to build your bike.