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WANTED TO BUY
THIS SUSTAINING IMAGE

Kindly contact via email to:  lorne-shields@rogers.com

Thanks all ... enjoy the winter.
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You didn't mention the length you need. many 26" wheel used 10 5/8".  If that's what you are looking for, I have had these for sale on eBay from time to time, I don't have any right now, but keep watching eBay. I've seen other bike guys selling them also.  ;)
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Hi,

If anyone knows where I can get these spokes and nipples for a restoration, I will be eternally grateful.

Thank you
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General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Re: Odd (early?) chain construction
« Last post by DelombardR on January 16, 2019, 02:11:54 PM »
It looks like a variation of the Morgan patent chain. ... . It might be my imagination, but it appears that some of the bushings are oval shaped instead of being concentric. .......

Thanks, Craig!  I see now.
https://www.sterba-bike.cz/album/321/category/kangaroo?lang=EN

It might take a little work to get the two sprockets into alignment. They are slightly non-planar. I had rotated the mechanism holding the front sprocket so the lower edges are more aligned.  I have to await better weather for more road-testing! 

I have thought of replacing all those cylinders if they are warped and have lengthened the pitch.

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General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Re: Odd (early?) chain construction
« Last post by Craig Allen on January 16, 2019, 12:42:32 PM »
It looks like a variation of the Morgan patent chain. Placing a straight edge alongside the sprockets will tell you if they are actually in alignment. It might be my imagination, but it appears that some of the bushings are oval shaped instead of being concentric. The chain shouldn't be tight.
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General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Odd (early?) chain construction
« Last post by DelombardR on January 16, 2019, 12:19:11 PM »
This chain is on a ca 1884 Mascotte tricycle.  The chain is comprised of steel cylinder sections connected by U-shaped rods, flat plates, and tiny cotter pins.
It has a tendency to roll off the sprockets and jam. I have tried re-aligning the front and rear sprockets and also measuring the pitch to see if it is 'stretched'.

Has anyone else had experience with a chain like this?
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Thanks to the folks that have sent me offers. Still looking for original MT items. Anyone have this pinback ?
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Mike,
No, that is not mine.

Richard,
Is this your carrier and previous automobile my daughter took a photo of while traveling? I don't see the diagonal bracing though. Must be a Wheelmen as it is an original antique bicycle. Can't make out the yellow and black lettered license plate. If not Richard's, who claims it? I did send some photos of my design carrier to someone years ago and maybe it is that person?
Mike Cates, CA.
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built mine for nothing except the time to wire-feed weld the square tubes from a 'loft bed' I got at the local recycling center. I built it on receiver hitch bike carrier tongue. the only thing I don't care for is, it rocks towards and away from the car when driving on rolling surface. I made a stabilizer bar to go from the minivan spoiler to the hiwheel handle bar to keep it in check. When the temperature gets above zero I'll put it on the minivan and submit another photo of the highwheel in the carrier.
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Board for buying and selling Wheelmen goods and services. / Re: WTB- Racycle Pacemaker
« Last post by gtdohn on January 14, 2019, 06:07:48 PM »
Thank you Mike.
I sent you an email
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