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02-20-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,555
Posted By Mike from Iowa

Kaul's column was "Over the Coffee" on the back...

Kaul's column was "Over the Coffee" on the back page of the first section of the Des Moines Register. He passed away during RAGBRAI last summer. I put an "RIP Donald Kaul" note on the back of my rack...
02-18-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,555
Posted By Mike from Iowa

I SAW the first one. In 1973 I was in 8th grade...

I SAW the first one. In 1973 I was in 8th grade in Iowa City, it happened in late August and we were already back at school. On Friday was all brought cookies and lemonade and handed them out free as...
02-16-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,555
Posted By Mike from Iowa

I remember seeing him too! For those not...

I remember seeing him too! For those not familiar, that's a 2 speed where the lower geared speed is accessed by pedaling backwards. Very odd seeing him pedal backwards up hill.

Hirondelle Retro...
02-15-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,555
Posted By Mike from Iowa

Here is a '73 Raleigh International I spotted on...

Here is a '73 Raleigh International I spotted on the 2018 ride. The original campy derailleur still there? I know Rick Paulos, part of the every dwindling group of riders who has done EVERY MILE of...
02-08-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,555
Posted By Mike from Iowa

Here's a shot from last year's ride. I rode it...

Here's a shot from last year's ride. I rode it with the same bike I rode my first one in 1987, my '86 Panasonic Touring Deluxe. As to making connections happen: don't overplan anything. Leave it to...
01-09-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,621
Posted By Mike from Iowa

This 1939 James Arrow Ace Convertible Touring...

This 1939 James Arrow Ace Convertible Touring Tandem is currently in for some updates, I'll post newer pics when I get it back....
12-07-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By Mike from Iowa

Is that a Resilion coaster brake hub? My 1950...

Is that a Resilion coaster brake hub? My 1950 dunelt cantilevered frame cruiser has one of those.
05-09-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21,584
Views: 2,183,291
Posted By Mike from Iowa

Thanks for this route option! My wife and I will...

Thanks for this route option! My wife and I will be there again this year on our matching Humbers.
03-14-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 36,486
Posted By Mike from Iowa

It's funny what you find when the old threads...

It's funny what you find when the old threads resurface... I didn't see this question when it was asked, sorry.

The couch is NOT a Stickley. Orignally it was a fold out loveseat sized bed with a...
05-04-17, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,284
Posted By Mike from Iowa

I'm pretty sure I posted this on some other...

I'm pretty sure I posted this on some other thread too...

I'm the one who is obviously not related. The other three were siblings who lived across the street from us....
05-03-17, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21,584
Views: 2,183,291
Posted By Mike from Iowa

There will be at least TWO sets of of his and...

There will be at least TWO sets of of his and hers Humbers then. My wife and I will be riding for the first time since 2011 on the LP3ST. We are excited to be going again. Ours are green and from the...
02-07-17, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21,584
Views: 2,183,291
Posted By Mike from Iowa

I remember an earlier discussion of this movie...

I remember an earlier discussion of this movie where an older Brit mentioned that when this was filmed in early/mid 50's Britain was still on war-time level food rationing. I think they were eating...
01-25-17, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21,584
Views: 2,183,291
Posted By Mike from Iowa

In Case You Missed This

What the video shows is how a Trivelox 3 speed works, The CHAIN stays in place and the GEARS move. This is a great display of what happens. The British were obsessive (IMHO) about chain angle and...
01-24-17, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By Mike from Iowa

Don't you mean 34 bike garage?

Don't you mean 34 bike garage?
01-23-17, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21,584
Views: 2,183,291
Posted By Mike from Iowa

I agree about seeing more of that bike! I'm...

I agree about seeing more of that bike! I'm pretty certain my late '30's The James Arrow Ace Convertible Touring Tandem (say that three times fast) had a Trivalex. There's a picture of my bike in...
05-24-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,153
Posted By Mike from Iowa

PM sent on the Sturmey conversion!

PM sent on the Sturmey conversion!
03-21-16, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21,584
Views: 2,183,291
Posted By Mike from Iowa

I LOVE The "Hall Bicycle Cedar Rapids"...

I LOVE The "Hall Bicycle Cedar Rapids" sticker!
03-18-16, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21,584
Views: 2,183,291
Posted By Mike from Iowa

Norman Rockwell's Rudge: 510343 Story...

Norman Rockwell's Rudge:

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Story about Rockbridge MA Norman Rockwell Museum with bike:

The Distracted Wanderer: The Fine Art of Illustration at The Norman Rockwell Museum in...
05-12-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,670
Posted By Mike from Iowa

It is cool, we don't ride it as often as we...

It is cool, we don't ride it as often as we should. It doesn't have the original gear system, I got it with a Suntour 5 speed already installed. Here is a scan of some original literature.450931
05-12-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,670
Posted By Mike from Iowa

I rarely use the foot brake, you have to REALLY...

I rarely use the foot brake, you have to REALLY need to stop in order to use it. We tried having the stoker reach forward in order to use it, but typically the time of Captain making a verbal command...
05-12-15, 11:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,670
Posted By Mike from Iowa

Yep, here's the footbrake, Captain has to take...

Yep, here's the footbrake, Captain has to take left foot off pedal and reach back for it:
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05-12-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,670
Posted By Mike from Iowa

I dusted off the Famous James Arrow Ace...

I dusted off the Famous James Arrow Ace Convertible Touring Tandem last Friday for the end of Bike to Work Week dinner:
450885 There is a hand operated front drum brake for the Captain as well as a...
04-28-15, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,663
Posted By Mike from Iowa

Climbing out of the Missouri River valley to...

Climbing out of the Missouri River valley to start and heading into Mississippi Valley to close always make for some good elevation. As a general rule of thumb, a northern route (like this year) has...
03-30-15, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,322
Posted By Mike from Iowa

While he's too modest to mention it, list member...

While he's too modest to mention it, list member Noah Scape makes a nice rack trunk along with panniers and rando bags:

Dolliver Trunk Bag - Ironweed Bicycle Products...
01-02-15, 03:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,401
Posted By Mike from Iowa

Here's a link to a page from a "James Arrow Ace...

Here's a link to a page from a "James Arrow Ace Convertible Touring Tadem." Trivalex was the standard on this, but mine had already been replaced by a suntour 5 speed when I got it.
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07-11-14, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,932
Posted By Mike from Iowa

Just to post another vintage tandem: 1939(?)...

Just to post another vintage tandem:

1939(?) The James Arrow Ace Convertible Touring Tandem. Stoker is set in the "Ladyback" postion (as opposed to the "double gents") Also front drum brake is...
06-09-14, 09:26 AM
Replies: 52,521
Views: 7,097,769
Posted By Mike from Iowa

Schwinn TRIPLE Town and Country: Vintage...

Schwinn TRIPLE Town and Country:

Vintage Schwin Tandem Bike Town and Country | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-schwin-tandem-bike-Town-and-country-/111376246604?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123)...
05-22-14, 05:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,067
Posted By Mike from Iowa

My third birthday, July 23, 1963. I'm second from...

My third birthday, July 23, 1963. I'm second from the left. The others were the neighbor family that lived across the street. I do remember Steve's giant tricycle. In my memory it was something akin...
04-25-14, 08:44 AM
Replies: 52,521
Views: 7,097,769
Posted By Mike from Iowa

I have the identical model, even the same size,...

I have the identical model, even the same size, that I bought new in 1987. It is a great riding bike. Yes I have short legs, but NO it isn't "pink." "Maroon" would be my description of it. The only...
04-11-14, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,523
Posted By Mike from Iowa

So I ran in to one of our local Bike Gods...

So I ran in to one of our local Bike Gods downtown today at lunch time (I *think* he's Noah Scape here on BF. Anyway, sure enough BOTH bag loops are ripped out on his B72 saddle... I guess it will be...
04-10-14, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,523
Posted By Mike from Iowa

Hey everyone, many thanks for the suggestions and...

Hey everyone, many thanks for the suggestions and advice. I went and looked at my 40 year old B72 and sure enough the metal frame covers the bag loops on the inside. I had never noticed that...
04-10-14, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,523
Posted By Mike from Iowa

Brooks saddle bag loop issue?

I was getting ready to ride home from work yesterday and noticed that the saddle bag loop on my Brooks B72 had ripped out and the eyelet was still attached to my bag strap:
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03-25-14, 09:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,261
Posted By Mike from Iowa

Those are Resilion (not "Rosilion" as the seller...

Those are Resilion (not "Rosilion" as the seller says) cantilevers. I really want to add a set of those to my 1939 James tandem...
03-11-14, 12:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,199
Posted By Mike from Iowa

I watched a high school teammate lose 10 pounds...

I watched a high school teammate lose 10 pounds in 4 hours. He wanted to see how far over weight he could get and still make weight for a meet. He won that night, because as he said "I'm not doing...
01-09-14, 05:03 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 91,428
Posted By Mike from Iowa

I've never noticed this thread before, here is my...

I've never noticed this thread before, here is my most recently built bike, a 1986 Panasonic Touring DeLuxe which I purchased from my LBS in 1987 as a closeout. This was take from a ride last summer....
12-22-13, 09:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,444
Posted By Mike from Iowa

That's the convertible part, the stoker top tube...

That's the convertible part, the stoker top tube can be moved to DG position (double gents) or as we have it currently have it set in the LB (lady back) position. I think originally it had a trivalex...
12-20-13, 10:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,444
Posted By Mike from Iowa

1939? The "Famous" James Arrow Ace Convertible...

1939? The "Famous" James Arrow Ace Convertible Touring Tandem. The 5 speed in newer. The foot operated rear drum brake takes a little getting used to!
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12-11-13, 11:55 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,535
Posted By Mike from Iowa

And just making it in by a nose (Hub date of...

And just making it in by a nose (Hub date of 1-60) my daily commuter Robin Hood Sports. This bike is 7 months older than I am.

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06-28-13, 01:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,323
Posted By Mike from Iowa

Is this what the folks at the beginning of this...

Is this what the folks at the beginning of this thread were expressing as the best?

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06-24-13, 08:20 AM
Replies: 52,521
Views: 7,097,769
Posted By Mike from Iowa

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1930s-Sun-Tandem-with-Wa...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1930s-Sun-Tandem-with-Watsonia-sidecar-very-rare-/200935527853?pt=UK_Bikes_GL&hash=item2ec8b0d5ad

Really who here ISN'T looking for a 30's Sun tandem with Watsonian...
05-26-13, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,402
Posted By Mike from Iowa

It's really hard to tell from the photo but...

It's really hard to tell from the photo but Humber used to have distinctive "Twin" legs on the front fork. That may be what I'm seeing in the first photo, but it's hard to tell. I'm not sure if after...
05-22-13, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By Mike from Iowa

I don't know what's up with the decal except that...

I don't know what's up with the decal except that I'm guessing there was a re-paint and upgrade at some point?

These pics (except the catalog page) were all taken by the seller. After looking at...
05-22-13, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By Mike from Iowa

The James Arrow Ace Touring Tandem

I'm not sure how this ad escaped the notice of the Craigslist/Ebay (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/561211-eBay-CraigsList-finds-quot-Are-you-looking-for-one-of-these!-quot-Part-II) thread,...
05-14-13, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By Mike from Iowa

Won't help! The (very good) problem is that mass...

Won't help! The (very good) problem is that mass transit is popular. I got on at 11:33 AM and the bus was nearly full. The University is NOT in session, and we still had people getting on and off at...
05-14-13, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By Mike from Iowa

My C&V Bronze Medal Finish

As is typical in the Iowa City metro area to kick off Bike to Work Week the annual Bike-Bus-Car race was held yesterday. The race is from the Coralville Public Library to the Iowa City Public...
04-11-13, 08:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,410
Posted By Mike from Iowa

Oldest bike in this thread: 309996 January...

Oldest bike in this thread:
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January 1960 Sturmey Archer hub. This bike is 7 months older than I am.

-Mike
04-08-13, 07:56 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,607
Posted By Mike from Iowa

Scott, I got your PM but I'm 4 posts (three after...

Scott, I got your PM but I'm 4 posts (three after this one) short of sending private messages...
I'll take a photo of the Robin Hood tonight when I'm home. It's only the frame, handlebars, and...
03-07-13, 03:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,607
Posted By Mike from Iowa

I hadn't heard about it yet, I'll go look! I...

I hadn't heard about it yet, I'll go look! I might be riding my 1960 Robin Hood this year, or my 1950 cantilevered frame Dunelt cruiser...
03-06-13, 03:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,607
Posted By Mike from Iowa

OK this last exchange is really funny. Scott, I'm...

OK this last exchange is really funny. Scott, I'm the Mike who was on the Iowa City tweed ride with my wife and our matching Humbers:

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Mike Wolfe from American Pickers has his store about...
02-26-13, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21,584
Views: 2,183,291
Posted By Mike from Iowa

http://www.bikeforums.net/images/misc/quote_icon.p...

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