I am a retired (2 years now) Special Education teacher of grades K-8. I've been building bikes for about four years now. I began as a restorer of old French and Italian bikes and gradually moved into building my own as I also designed and built most of the specialized tools we use in this trade. So, I've also learned a lot about machining along the way. This really is a passion for me and I try to build the best bikes that I can, so I'm a little slow on the production line at this point. I live near two major velodromes and am becoming active in that arena as time passes.Ri More later.