Author Archives: 16incheswestofpeoria

About 16incheswestofpeoria

Former bicycle mechanic, current peruser of books, feeder of birds.

A few years ago…

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Rebuilt in central Illinois: the Royal Scot

Dave inserted the Royal Scot back into the flow of history, creating something sure to confuse anyone trying to identify this particular model. Continue reading

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Les confessions du snob de selle

Every once in a while, you realize your imagination has its limits. Your flexible mind, capable of intuiting many potential solutions to the same challenge, is faced with something that cannot, in any way, be a solution to that challenge. … Continue reading

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Review while parked: Click-Stand

I have bikes with kickstands and without. The Click-Stand is the parking solution for bikes without a standard kickstand–like my tandem. Continue reading

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Connecting with the Northeast in Kentucky

A bicycle ride connects points A and B. A bicycle ride with conversation connects the points between. And beyond. Continue reading

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Big ride (even though we haven’t been king sized since we were 13 colonies)

Is this a Schwinn I see before me? Let us now praise a big coaster-brake bicycle with full-coverage fenders. Continue reading

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Not Old Paint. Don Walker tandem does Horsey Hundred with no paint

When a builder sends a fillet-brazed bicycle out without paint, you get to see the frame pretty nearly as it came from the torch. Continue reading

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