RE: [CR]Pic of the Day - Ted Ernst at the 1957 Chicago 6-Day


From: "David Bilenkey" <dbilenkey@sympatico.ca>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]Pic of the Day - Ted Ernst at the 1957 Chicago 6-Day
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 00:37:44 -0500
Organization: Bilenkey Industrial Design
In-Reply-To: <00ec01c6166b$05d625b0$0200a8c0@D8XCLL51>


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 I thought it was wood, but I thought by '57 they'd have been long superseded by alloy rims for racing.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 dbilenkey@sympatico.ca


> -----Original Message-----
> From: ternst [mailto:ternst1@cox.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 11:54 PM
> To: dbilenkey@sympatico.ca; classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Subject: Re: [CR]Pic of the Day - Ted Ernst at the 1957 Chicago 6-Day
>
>
> 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
> rim.
> 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
> feeling.
> All in day's riding, not that big a deal actually.
> Ted Ernst
> Palos Verdes Estates, CA
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Bilenkey" <dbilenkey@sympatico.ca>
> To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 8:29 PM
> 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
> > dbilenkey@sympatico.ca
> >
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org
> >> [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of Aldo
> >> Ross
> >> Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 10:37 PM
> >> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> >> 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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> >> (5%), rubber (2%), cotton, and less than 1% of each of the
> following:
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> copper, silk,
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