My Bicycles

Peugeot UO 14
This 12 speed was my brother's bike, purchased new in 1983, passed to me in 2010. The plan was 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, switched handlebars again, but this time in conjunction with a taller stem, which is a perfect setup for long, flat rides. I think I'm finally done!

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.

Trek Marlin 7
Trek Marlin 7
Purchased in September 2020 because I suddenly had the time to explore our new home's nearby forested trails while my usual lakefront paved greenway was overwhelmed. The mountain bike has lent freedom and contentment, opening up new ways to enjoy trails of a different flavor. 

SOLD:

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.

Trek 830 Antelope
The Trek was the best of my bikes in so many ways: it was lightweight, sported ample racks, and it's low gearing propelled 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. Unfortunately, the 19" frame was too small and I kept many of the components and donated the frame to Old Spokes Home.

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