I've managed to lose or throw out just about everything from my childhood, except this bike. Maybe because I worked so hard to earn the money for it I was always loath to part with it. Its collected dust for a couple decades but I finally decided to convert it into track bike and get it rolling again. Right now its massively over geared, it takes three good strokes to get rolling then it takes off like a scalded house cat. I need to recalibrate my brain when I'm on it.
Its a heady feeling, exactly like when I was 14 and rode it the first time.