I'm new to the forum, but I've really enjoyed browsing through all the posts - lots of fun!
My reason for posting is this - if anyone in the central Illinois area runs across a bike for sale, a Trek 420 that has had Shimano STI shifters added to it, 1996 model (Charcoal with blue lettering), please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It was stolen from the University of Illinois in Champaign outside of a bar just a few nights ago. This was a gift to my son a couple of years ago (it had been my road bike for several years before I got the Lemond), and I had upgraded it with some nice components.
I'm pretty ticked it was ripped off, and he is without his bike now. If you are in the are - keep your eyes open and know that this is somewhat of a rare bike in this configuration.