1) You put on your jeans and they already have the right leg rolled up.
2) You do laundry when you don't have any more clean bike shorts.
JB, you funny.
James Baum said:
You machine your first rim, you machine your first hub.
You raise your own cow from a calf and harvest the leather to create your first suspended saddle...
you assemble a bicycle from a pile of parts, you build your first wheel, you know you are addicted to bicycling when you build your first frame.
When you go to a garage sale and see 3 old wheels sitting there (all with alloy rims, no less) and they look mostly salvagable for $1 each. You know you are a cyclist/mechanic/rebuilder when you buy them without even looking to see what size they are (2 were 700c and one was 27" upon later inspection). or care too much about general condition.
Heck, the tubes were worth the price and the tires are all in OK shape. One had a deep V Mavic rim (700) and all 3 had SS spokes. Not a bad deal. I'll probably end up breaking them down into components. The coaster hub on one of them is probably going into a project someday.
3 more wheels to hang in the garage for future builds. Time to start trolling CL for cheap framesets ;)
Even if they were steel rims without the tires/tubes I'd probably have paid $1 each for them without flinching.
You scare your new roommate when you walk in and she thinks you are the police since you still have your red flashy light on.