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I took a 50" over to our new members house this morning, and she was able to ride it fine. So a 50" will fit the bill also. Still searching, but this opens our possibilities a bit! Thanks

Sent you a message Jim. Unable to open attachments.

Still looking around for a 48". Thanks.

We have another new member here in CT needing a 48" bike. I took my 48" Columbia Expert to her house last Saturday and she rode it well. She is a really cool younger lady, and is going to be a great addition to our group. She likes antiques and is gonna fit in nicely. It's important that we be vigilant in trying to move the next generation into enjoying our hobby. She really wants an original bike, but I think she may consider a 48" Victory if black and the price was fair. Ok to text or call me at 203 671-6635 Thanks. Alan

SAVE THIS DATE! MAY 18th. This will be our first CT Wheelmen 10 mile tour this year! WE will be touring Milford, CT. The event will be hosted by Bill and Nyle Blanck. Refreshments to follow. I'm kicking around a weekend in Keene, NH also some time during the summer. I'm hoping fall will take us to Mystic, CT, for and event that may coincide with a Cour de Elegance I've been told about. I'm hoping to throw in a mother 1 or 2 this year also. ALL WHEELMEN ARE INVITED! If you've never been to one of these you're missing out. They are lots of fun.

Thanks Richard! Keep on rollin.....

General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Re: Sloping top tube
« on: November 17, 2018, 07:09:59 PM »
Love that Prince Pneumatic. Looks like a really comfortable rider.

I had no idea. Thanks for the info. Maybe it's not too late for us to join in!

General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Re: what happened to our club?
« on: October 28, 2018, 12:03:45 PM »
I haven't had problems posting pics. I do think the club is suffering in some areas of the country. Other areas are thriving, actually growing. IMO it comes down to each state chapter, and how much time and effort you want to put into it. If state captains aren't active, participation and interest drops off. This new site will grow. Give it time. Be positive and participate.

General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Re: Sloping top tube
« on: October 25, 2018, 09:39:44 PM »
Very nice. That Lyndhurst doesn't look very comfortable even for a racer. Maybe good for track though. Thanks for all the pics. So does having the crank center lower than the rear hub provide any better leverage? I'm assuming leg position was the advantage they were trying to achieve. First time I've ever seen either of those frame styles. Thanks again.

General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Re: Sloping top tube
« on: October 22, 2018, 06:31:48 PM »
That helps very much. Makes sense really. Thank you for the thorough explanation Mike. I appreciate it. Continuing education for me. Amazing how they were considering aerodynamics as far back as the pre 1900's. How many manufacturers were offering these setups? Anyone have any examples to share? Did Pope do any?

General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Sloping top tube
« on: October 21, 2018, 10:27:22 PM »
i saw this cabinet card on ebay. I haven't seen too many old bikes with sloping top tubes. Can someone identify this one? I'm also curious about what other manufacturers were making safeties around this time period with sloping top tubes. Can someone that has ridden one share their experience with how they ride and handle? Was this just a passing fad that didn't make much of a difference? Thanks.

I've had very good results with Bikeflights also, but the Fastenal option does have possibilities for more expensive machines.

i put that number into the search and nothing came up. What was it Mr Rath? Can you post a direct link?

General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / CT Wheelmen 10 Mile Tour #3 2018
« on: September 12, 2018, 06:03:48 PM »
We're headed to Norwalk, CT for a 10 Mile Tour! This will be the 3rd for the year. These rides have been very enjoyable. We've ridden East Haven, and Milford so far. We usually have around 15 riders. All are invited. Drag that old bike out and come ride with us. This is the area longtime Wheelman member Jim Miller frequently rides. We will meet 9am Sunday Sept 30th 9am at 1 Fullin Rd., Norwalk, CT.

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