Re: Obligatory Greetings
Welcome aboard, GoreWound.
You're right; the simplicity is just beautiful. And these bikes are a lot of fun.
You say that you don't have much mechanical experience? Well, you're about to get it. Because these bikes are often temperamental and need a lot of TLC.
But the good news is that it's not all that hard. And keeping on top of the bike and keeping it in good working shape is rewarding.
You'd do well to read as many of these threads as you possibly can. That'll likely keep you from making some errors. The sort of errors that are all too likely when you're unfamiliar with them.