The Wheelmen at Velodrome in Detroit Michigan


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Rambler

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nov 1, 2011
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Auburn Hills, United States
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The Wheelmen at Velodrome in Detroit Michigan - 02/16/2019.
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1903 National Racer

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1935 Ingo Bike

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1899 Columbia Chainless

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1936 Columbia Racer

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1900 Cleveland Lozier Racer

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1898 Gormully & Jeffery Model 28

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1912 Racycle Rideabout

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1892 Humber Racing Highwheel & 1891 Pneumatic 52 inch Racing Star

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Velodrome in Detroit Michigan
 

Rambler

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nov 1, 2011
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Auburn Hills, United States
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Great photos Tyson!
Did anyone take their wheel for a turn around the boards?
No doubt a few of us would have liked to but they have strict rules about bikes they will allow on the banked racing track. Our antique tires and such didn't qualify. However there is also a non-banked surface track which we were allowed to ride on so a few of us did take our antique bikes for a spin around the velodrome on that track.
 

Rambler

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nov 1, 2011
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524
Auburn Hills, United States
#7
Great display !! Is the velodrome a portable one or permanent
It is a permanent non-portable building. It is an inflatable dome type building such as are commonly used for golf domes but still permanent in the sense that it is not portable and not intended to be moved. Address: 601 Mack Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 https://lexusvelodrome.com/
 

dnc1

I live for the CABE
Apr 1, 2016
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Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
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Shame, but I guess those old rat traps could make a real mess of that expensive woodwork!
My local track is concrete/tarmac (but not roofed)
No doubt a few of us would have liked to but they have strict rules about bikes they will allow on the banked racing track. Our antique tires and such didn't qualify. However there is also a non-banked surface track which we were allowed to ride on so a few of us did take our antique bikes for a spin around the velodrome on that track.
so hopefully I'll get a green light when it opens for fixies in March.
 

mickeyc

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 21, 2013
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Rochester Hills, MI
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There is an outdoor velodrome in Bloomer Park in Rochester Michigan. Been to races there in the summer.
 

Rambler

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nov 1, 2011
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Auburn Hills, United States
#10
There is an outdoor velodrome in Bloomer Park in Rochester Michigan. Been to races there in the summer.
Yes, I've been there a few times as well. I attended the bicycle swap meets held there.
 

oldspoke

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 4, 2010
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Burlington, United States
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The Wheelmen at Velodrome in Detroit Michigan - 02/16/2019.
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1903 National Racer

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1935 Ingo Bike

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1899 Columbia Chainless

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1936 Columbia Racer

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1900 Cleveland Lozier Racer

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1898 Gormully & Jeffery Model 28

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1912 Racycle Rideabout

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1892 Humber Racing Highwheel & 1891 Pneumatic 52 inch Racing Star

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Velodrome in Detroit Michigan
Very nice display Tyler !

Any historical info - owner or ? - that that accompanied the Star ? Humber ?

Great venue the Wheelmen . Thanks for posting !
 

OHcaptain

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Nov 1, 2010
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#12
Great photos Tyson!
Did anyone take their wheel for a turn around the boards?
The light blue Schwinn Paramount sneaking in one of Tyson's photo was ridden on the track that morning by a Wheelmen. That Paramount is old at 46 years old, but not 'antique'.
 
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