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Klein Q Carbon Team Road Bike

My third bike. Purchased at Maplewood Bicycle, Maplewood MO. A true road bike. A sweet deal, purchased on sale for 30% off. Triple crank, full Ultegra, including the pedals.

2003 KLEIN Q Carbon Team

TREK 7500FX Fitness Bike
My second bike. Purchased at Maplewood Bicycle, Maplewood MO. Referred to as a "performance hybrid" by TREK, it is sort of cross between a hybrid and road bike. Aluminum frame, triple crank. Mixture of Deore and Nexave components.

2002 TREK 7500FX

TREK Antelope 830 Mountain Bike
CroMoly frame and fork, color: Intense Blue. Bike came equipped 21 speeds, a triple crank and Suntour drivetrain. Purchased new in 1989 from Maplewood Bicycle. I rode this bike from from 1989 through 2003. I had domesticated it into a pseudo touring bike over the years. Rigid steel frame and fork (no suspension).

I had pretty good luck with this setup for 12 years and somewhere over 12,000 miles. Midway into the 2002 riding season I had a flat rear tire and had trouble with the rear derailer not shifting properly. The chain was replaced (it was stretched so much the gauge couldn't read it) that helped a little. The rear cassette was replace with a Shimano part (Suntour is no longer available in the US) and that helped a little more. Finally I ended up having the rear derailer (Shimano Alivio MC16) and shifters (Shimano Tourney TY-22) replaced.

This bike has been on a week long tour across Kansas, a week tour of Door County Wisconsin and a week tour of Northeastern Iowa. I have logged somewhere around 3,000 miles with a child on the back. I rode this bike over 13,000 miles before frame broke.

1989 model TREK 830

Picture taken in 1999 somewhere between Defiance and Dutzow MO on the KATY Trail. TREK 830 bicycle is modeled by Miss Katie Anderson. Katie always wears her helmet when on the bike.

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