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I'd like the pdf file for my display events. Can you post the full-res version to the Facebook group? There's no reason I can think of to limit its distribution; it is after all for membership recruitment.


Someone on here - Craig Allen? - sold me a whole NOS bottom bracket set for my 1899 Rambler.

General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Re: New TheWheelmen "look"
« on: February 11, 2020, 12:43:32 PM »
The previous site actually did not work just fine; it was difficult to maintain or even update, then our webmaster resigned. This new one is much easier to add new content to and, as the redesign progresses, will hopefully do more things for us.

Both of these designs are rear-steer! Does anyone know why there was such insistence that everybody should be able to steer?

Hi Chris,
Well, if you've figured out where the bike was built and when the company was in the bike business, that's honestly more than some of us ever find out about a bike we find. Have you asked the club librarian, Bill Smith, if he has any literature about it?

If your dates are correct, then just judging by the frame geometry, your bike is most likely from 1895. Earlier ones typically had sloping top tubes and huge head tubes, even longer than yours. By about 1895 the geometry had settled on a recognizably modern diamond frame, just a little taller and shorter than we'd ride now. Yours looks in terrific condition; just overhaul the bearings, find someone to fix the seat, and put some cyclocross tubular tires on it and it could be ridden.


I don't know about the spokes, but I needed to replace the nipples on my wheel and straighten the rim and was able to just pop the rubber off with an ordinary tire iron, and put it back the same way. It's putting new rubber on that's hard. I'm going to guess that someone will jump in here and say I shouldn't be able to do that, but I was.


Bump. They're for me!


If, like me, you'd like to see the daily plan so you can figure out which nights you want to be there, here's what I've been given:

52nd Annual Wheelmen Meet

State Fair Community College

Sedalia, Missouri

July 24-28, 2019

Wednesday July 24, 2019 –   Check-In opens at 2 pm
  • 5-6:30 pm – Dinner
  • 7 pm - Ice Cream Social
  • 8 pm - Century Meeting

Thursday July 25, 2019 – 
  • 6 am - Century Ride Day – 25 – 50 or 100 mile ride
  • 7-8 am - Breakfast
  • 11 am - Noon – Lunch
  • 1 pm – Historic Sedalia Bus Tour
  • 5-6:30 pm – Dinner
  • 8 pm - Executive Business Meeting

Friday July 26, 2019 – 
  • 7-8 am - Breakfast
  • 8 am - Swap Meet
  • 10:30 - Drill Team Practice
  • 11 am - Noon – Lunch
  • 1:30 - Bicycle Games
  • 2 pm - Special Guest “Meet and Greet”
  • 3 pm - Clinics on Emergency dismounts and trick riding
  • 5-6 pm – Dinner

Friday night
  • 6:30 pm – Ragtime music slideshow
  • Mark Twain speaks of “Taming the Bicycle”
  • Other Special Guests

Saturday July 27, 2019 – 
  • 7-8 am - Breakfast
  • 8:30 am – General Business Meeting
  • 10 am - Official 10 Mile Tour for Ordinaries and Safeties
  • Group Photo
  • Box Lunch – Cycling Demonstration – Drill Team Performance
  • Antique Bicycle Races and modern bicycle criterium
  • 2 pm - Return to the College

Saturday night
  • 6-8 pm – Banquet and Awards

Nah, I'm too busy polishing my nickel-plated one. That thing gets fingerprints on it every time you look at it.

I just noticed this nice-looking 54" Kennedy Ordinary on eBay for a starting bid of $2000. I'd buy it myself but I already have a 54" Kennedy. It's in Camby, Indiana, which is just down the road from me, and shipping is not offered, so if anyone wants to buy it, I'm willing to pick it up and hold it until we figure something out.


General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Oberlin portrait orders
« on: August 06, 2018, 11:08:53 PM »
If you were at the Annual Meet at Oberlin and had your portrait taken, apparently we're supposed to have our orders in by Aug 8. The photos are at

When is Mackinac Island?

I believe the password requires at least 2 upper case, 2 lower case, 2 numbers, and 2 special characters. I tried all that except with only 1 special character and it rejected it. It would be helpful if the requirements were listed on the registration page, as right now it just rejects you without really any explanation.

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