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General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Graphics in this Message Board
« on: September 22, 2019, 10:50:37 PM »
Here are some graphics to help putting graphics or photos in a message here on this message board.

These are screen shots from my Macintosh computer. Perhaps someone can post PC-versions of these steps if they appear much different from the Macintosh.

I'll create a separate discussion to show the steps.

Hey, guys.  Two ways to add photos or images.

Click on the  + Attachments and other options   item below this big text box when you are creating a post or a reply. Clicking that opens up some options where you can BROWSE your computer to upload an image or picture file.
Then you can hit the (MORE ATTACHMENTS) to add more.

If you want to add an image that is on-line, then you need to click that first teenie-tiny icon in the second row of teenie-tiny icons.  That will insert the following code into your text.  Leave the cursor (kinda hard to see it in-between them, but then insert the on-line address for your image.   

From a post in FaceBook from the Historic Summerville group.

Looking at a map, Newburgh is only about 65 miles SSW of Copake!
Might be worth a wee bit of a detour going to or from Copake this spring.

Here's a Richardsonian Romanesque 1908 building which was the first restored by my newly formed ORG, Newburgh Architectural Conservancy in Newburgh's Historic District, the largest in the state.

Local Newspaper Stories on the restoration:

It was the National Headquarters for the "Wheelman's Club" a group of early 20th century bicycle enthusiasts. They rode those bikes with huge front wheels a saddle seat and small wheel in the rear. They lobbied Washington hard for better roads and were the initial impetus for road improvement prior to explosive automobile use which then created the impetus for the national highway system.

Wheelman's Club National Headquarters
49 Grand Street
Newburgh, NY 12550

Note the stained glass window, I had it disassembled piece by piece, then reconstructed wit new lead. It's a W inside of a wing and tire. It is the logo for that group.

General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Re: wire specs for making spokes
« on: September 13, 2019, 11:44:00 PM »
Thanks, guys.
I'll put my reading glasses on now.

General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / wire specs for making spokes
« on: September 12, 2019, 11:20:59 PM »
What specs are important for selecting steel wire to make high wheel spokes (stainless or regular steel)?
And what value (min or max) is needed for each spec?

EE not ME

General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Re: New Member old cycle questions
« on: September 12, 2019, 11:16:26 PM »

No problem. We are working to make this matter more clear.
You are not the first to not see beyond the message board.
I also did not mean to 'chase' you away, please participate and contribute to this message board.
I just wanted you to know there is more! 

Now, back to your bicycle!


General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Re: New Member old cycle questions
« on: September 12, 2019, 10:03:30 AM »

This message board is open to 'the public' as long as they are registered users.  This does not confer formal membership in The Wheelmen organization.  This is also true of the pages of The Wheelmen on FaceBook.  Being a member of The Wheelmen is a lot more than this message board or FaceBook. Membership is described here:

You are registered here on this message board and you are participating.  That is fine. I just wanted to make sure you recognized the difference and perhaps would like to join The Wheelmen if you have a continuing interest in old bikes.


General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Re: New Member old cycle questions
« on: September 10, 2019, 11:00:53 PM »

As membership chairman, I haven't seen your membership application and dues.  Did you join using the on-line system and PayPal or did you fill out a form and mail with a check?  Have I missed either of these?

"Joining" this message board or "joining" the Wheelmen FaceBook  page is not joining The Wheelmen as a member. 

This message board and Facebook are discussion areas to share ideas, information, etc.
Actual membership is much more with Newsletters, Magazines, parades, exhibits, personal discourse with others, formal and informal Meets, and more.
Explained well here:


There is a backbone for sale on eBay from Minnesota. (NOT MINE)

Offering an antique Columbia high wheel bicycle frame/ part. selling as pictured. has rust and a bent fork. 1 1/4 58 in Length. 10 in Fork opening.  badge marked Columbia. Pope manufacturing Boston, Mass. Good solid piece. age unknown. Please ask questions.

Did you get my e-mail asking about Mascotte tricycle info?
Dick DeLombard

If you have a continuing interest in bicycles of this era, you might consider joining The Wheelmen, spiffing up that nice bicycle, and ride in some parades with us.  There are many Wheelmen in the New England area.

Membership info is here:

Dick DeLombard
pardon me, but I've been promoted to be the Membership Chairman   :-)

Welcome to the Wheelmen Message Board.
I hope someone can lend some information on your bicycle! It looks in very good shape.
I've been amazed what some Wheelmen know about certain bicycles.

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