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I grew up a bit north of the Quad Cities, which includes Davenport, Iowa, and met Mike when he had a bike shop in Eldridge, Iowa. This must have been the early 90's. He had a nice collection of antique bikes then. I recall an American Star, which is like a highwheel bike, but with the large wheel in the rear. There was also a shaft drive safety bike. There were probably a few others of that general era, but I don't recall any details. He had some pretty nice stuff, though!

I had recently moved to Peoria, and was surprised to see that Mike had a copy of a book that covered the history of cycling and bike manufacturing in Peoria.

His shop in LeClair is a handful of miles east of Eldridge, also on the north side of the Davenport area. I've been past it, but never stopped in.

Steve in Peoria
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