My Bicycles


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. Since winter 2020/2021, I have outfitted the Peugeot with studded tires (extra wheelset) for fun times on snowy rail trails.

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. 

Bassi Rachel
2002 purchased as a frame, then our son built it up with lightweight, hand-built wheels, currently set up tubeless. It's a fast bike, and the plan is to be able to tour, board Amtrak, etc. and manage the weight, both physically lifting the bike, and have a lighter, shorter wheelbase touring rig.

SOLD:

Peugeot UO 14
This 12 speed was my brother's bike, purchased new in 1983, passed to me in 2010. In 2019, I added a svelte classy, English rear rack, and switched handlebars in conjunction with a taller stem, which was a perfect setup for long, flat rides. In 2022 I realized I no longer rode the bike and it was time to pass it onto someone else.

Rivendell Clementine
This was my first new bike in 30 years, arriving in August of 2016. I had high hopes for this step-through touring rig to become a lifelong companion for overnights and long tours. We had some fun on Long Island...however, I'm seeking a more spritely bicycle.

Dahon Eco 3
Purchased second hand in 2021, barely used. The model was only made 2010-2011. It's lightweight and a zippy, fun ride. It's currently gifted to my sister-in-law and she's enjoying it immensely and gets compliments from her friends. 

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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