My Bicycles

Trek 830 Antelope
The Trek is the best of my bikes in so many ways: it's lightweight, sports ample racks, and it's low gearing can get me up the steepest of Vermont's hills. Purchased new in 1986. The Trek was my mainstay for 22 years until 2008. In 2017, I streamlined the accessories and outfitted the bike with fatter tires for winter commutes.

For more background: Trek 830 Antelope.

Peugeot UO 14
This 12 speed was my brother's bike, purchased new in 1983, passed to me in 2010. I plan to keep this as a simple back up machine, without toe clips and fenders, updated with upright bar. In 2019, I added a svelte classy, English rear rack, removed the too large Wald basket, and I'm still sorting out the handlebar setup.

Swapped handlebars: Peugeot UO 14 - Adjustable Handlebars

First upgrades: Peugeot UO 14 - Making it Mine.
For original condition: 1983 Peugeot UO 14.

Rivendell Clementine
This is my first new bike in 30 years, pre-ordered and arrived in August of 2016. The plan is for this stable, step-through touring rig to become a lifelong companion for overnights and long tours.

Peugeot St. Laurent
In 2017, I found an appropriate-sized (21") step through 1988 mountain bike (to replace a too small Ross Mt. Saint Helens) to become my commuter bike. I enjoy the fit, upright stance, and a smooth ride over varied terrain.

Dahon Boardwalk 6-speed
In October, 2017 I bought a used, circa 2003, Dahon because I've always wanted to try a folding bicycle. It weighs in at 31 lbs. so not exactly a lightweight bike, but it's surprisingly nimble and comfortable. In 2018 the Dahon performed admirably as I explored New York City.


Miyata 610 Grand Touring
She was a classic beauty, one I kept in good condition even though original gearing was a challenge on aging legs. Purchased in 1983, she brought me across the country in 1984-85. I used the bicycle periodically from 2000-2013 for commuting and tours on flatter terrain, including the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal. 

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