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What city/state are you in?

John is correct.
The Robert H Hugman story is quite interesting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRAiHNSEMdM
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The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas.
The River Walk has a interesting history of how it came to be.
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What city/state are you in?
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General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Re: Be nice.
« Last post by AlanPonder on September 06, 2018, 08:28:10 PM »
I agree Bill. Many of the newer members don't understand the value of some of the rarer items. Fortunately we have the Copake Auction and ebay to reference them to. I myself have paid too much for some, gotten good deals on others, and fair deals on others. it usually all balances out in the end.

We do have some 2nd and 3rd generation families in our club. Thats whats wonderful to see in my opinion. i hope it can continue. My oldest son has been doing our 10 mile tours, but is scared of high wheels. He seems to be happy on a safety though. I have a 3 yr old grand daughter that I'm hoping will show some interest in a couple of years. My youngest son came to his first parade over the weekend. He enjoyed it. Maybe....just maybe.....
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I went down to the Pearl this morning for breakfast at bakery Lorraine. The Pearl is a repurposed brewery that has lofts, shops, the culinarily Institute of America and restaurants. I used to fit steam pipe there many years ago.
I stopped for a photo at some old shrine on the way home.
 
It turns out that the southern reach of the riverwalk is definitely navigable on an ordinary. I look forward to riding it on one soon!
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General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Re: Be nice.
« Last post by Bjd. on September 06, 2018, 01:13:19 AM »
Sometimes people/new wheelmen make it pretty hard! I tried twice to sell a complete rideable rare size pneumatic safety for about half what it would have brought on eBay, and buyers acted like I was trying to gouge them, rob them blind! It has a rare hub on it that is worth half what I was asking, and I tried to explain that but was ignored! I took it off the market! They need to educate themselves a good bit about bike brands, quality of brands, rarity, values etc! I have about thirty bikes, including high wheels, high wheel trike, hard and cushion tire safeties, pneumatics and a good bit of memorabilia! I try to rotate my display bikes, and demo bikes, and I can haul up to six in my trailer without any dis-assembly. I try to share my bikes if someone needs one at a meet. Bill Dizer
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General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Be nice.
« Last post by AlanPonder on September 05, 2018, 04:41:33 PM »
At one of our recent parades, I was reminded about how much Jim Spillane was doing to try to push this hobby into the next generation. There was a young man there riding one of the "bumpys" Jim built. i was told they were passed around from child to child as the kids grew. Nobody had to buy them. He just loaned them out. That's just one of the many things I've heard about Jim that impressed me. I wish I had known him. I think we would have gotten along wonderfully.

When i first joined this club, it was very difficult for me to find someone who would even consider selling me a bike. My wanted ad was up on the previous website for nearly a year before I finally got a high wheel if I remember correctly. It may have been longer. I know there have been discussions about this topic but the truth is, if we want this club to continue, we have to take new members under our wing and help them, and try or best to get our next generation interested in what we enjoy.

One last comment. If you have a bike in your collection that you haven't either ridden, or taken somewhere to display in the last 10 years, consider passing it on to someone who actually wants to ride it. I'm not saying give it to them. I've yet to see a Wheelman that had to be concerned about where their next meal came from. Be fair. Be nice.
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General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Re: Wheelmen recreate machines AND outfits
« Last post by rusty_apache on September 05, 2018, 11:13:40 AM »
Check out Historical Emporium for authentic 19th century  period clothing.
www.historicalemporium.com
They have great stuff there, i have several outfits from their online store. They just don’t make it in my states color They carry frontier classics brand which can also be found on eBay. Wah maker is another brand that can be found used on ebay.
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General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Unknown HTS
« Last post by rusty_apache on September 05, 2018, 11:04:46 AM »
I finally gave in to temptation and am in the process of acquiring a HTS from Mr. Cates.

He informed me that it is missing the steering neck clamp/nut.
 Does anyone have one laying around or possibly photograph one that is in use?

He did sell me a  new block chain for it, and indicated the grips are wrong, so I’m going to need to know what pedal rubber and grips are acceptable for this example.
It has holes for a head badge so if possible I would like Any clues as to who manufactured it. I will take detailed photos whenever it arrives.
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General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Wheelmen in Oberlin Meet group photo
« Last post by DelombardR on September 05, 2018, 09:23:07 AM »
To make it easier for future researchers to know who was at the 51st Annual Meet of The Wheelmen in Oberlin, Ohio, the names of those in the group photo are being collected. If you were there and you're not on the list, please send your name and ID number to me at: ohiowheelmencapt@gmail.com.  Thanks!
Download a copy here:
http://ohiowheelmen.org/2018annualmeet/IDinPhoto/IDinGroupPhoto-2018-03.pdf
More detailed version:
http://ohiowheelmen.org/2018annualmeet/IDinPhoto/IDinGroupPhoto-2018.pdf


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