I used to be quite into my bikes, but as I got older and less fit and had less time to ride it slowly dwindled away to nothing.
About 5 years ago I built up a mountain bike for hitting up some of the downhill tracks near where we lived at the time.
I started with a $1000 24 Bikes pornking frame
Avid Juicy 5's (Hyraulic Disc Brakes)
Unfortunately when we moved from brisbane to Melbourne the bike saw less and less use so I decided to sell it.