Hey now, I figured I'd chime in too. Some of you know me but for those who don't, I'm Sean Sweeney and write under the name XsSpeed. Up until last month, I wrote for The Horse Backstreet Choppers magazine for 10 years. I have been building bikes part-time since 1996. I'm not from a gearhead family - I just got interested in fabrication and learned on my own (and took some classes). I grew up skateboarding and although skating was my life from 5th grade on, I was never all that good. Here I am in 1983 on my 1/4 pipe.