Neat! I thought it was wood, but I thought by '57 they'd have been long superseded by alloy rims for racing.
David -- David Bilenkey Ottawa, Ontario, Canada firstname.lastname@example.org
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> Now you guys are getting tough!
> Believe it or not, I still had one wood rim wheel left that I
> was using. Its a small flange I think BSA tied and soldered
> Fairbanks / Boston V shape
> Sorry, don't have it anymore and can't remember where it
> rollled off to. The bandage came from a previous race when I
> went over the stem after
> several riders went down in front of me.
> The gash in my inner thigh was big enough to put a fried egg
> yolk in and to
> this day the triangular scar and small tissue around it has no nerve
> All in day's riding, not that big a deal actually.
> Ted Ernst
> Palos Verdes Estates, CA
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> From: "David Bilenkey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Subject: RE: [CR]Pic of the Day - Ted Ernst at the 1957 Chicago 6-Day
> > Nice pic!
> > What I want to know (besides the banking angle) is what Ted's front
> > rim is. All the other rims in the pics are shiny, but Ted's
> front is
> > dull. Why? Also
> > his hubs seem different from the standard large flange hubs
> that can be
> > seen
> > on the other bikes. Are they something special?
> > And lastly, how'd Ted come to need the bandage on the inside of his
> > left thigh?
> > David
> > --
> > David Bilenkey
> > Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
> > firstname.lastname@example.org
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> >> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Aldo
> >> Ross
> >> Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 10:37 PM
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> >> Subject: [CR]Pic of the Day - Ted Ernst at the 1957 Chicago 6-Day
> >> Pic of the Day
> >> 11 January, 2005
> >> Ted Ernst at the 1957 Chicago 6
> >> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/album17/1957_Chicago_6_Day
> >> Action from the 1957 Chicago 6-Day. From left to right:
> World Sprint
> >> Champion John Tressider of Australia (#4), Dutchman Peter
> Post (#12),
> >> our own Ted Ernst (#14), and Emile Gosselin of Belgium (#22). Note
> >> how Ted is gloving the wheel to slow into position after having
> >> lapped the
> >> field. Ted would go on to place 2nd overall with teammate
> Irv Peser,
> >> behind Post and teammate Harm Smits. Picture kindly provided by Ted
> >> Ernst.
> >> (click on pic for larger image)
> >> Aldo Ross
> >> Middletown, Ohio
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