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11-27-14, 02:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,146
Posted By aquist

My first ten speed was a Chiorda i bought at...

My first ten speed was a Chiorda i bought at Goldblatts department store late 60's the bike boom was on and you could not find a bike at he bike shops. They all had tags on them that read "sold", my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-13, 12:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,059
Posted By aquist

i was robbed- 1980 illinois road championship

in 1980 I was veteran time trail Champion for Illinois, no results were ever posted anywhere. The following day in the road race the entire pack missed the first turn except for me,”hey, that was...
01-28-13, 10:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,235
Posted By aquist

the truck driver was high on uppers, he used to...

the truck driver was high on uppers, he used to stay awake, his question "did I hit you?" shows me how out of it he was, also he claimed that i was zig zagging all over the road, but the cqnteen...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-13, 12:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,167
Posted By aquist

Obviously you understood my post so, wtf

Obviously you understood my post so, wtf
01-23-13, 06:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,235
Posted By aquist

I have ridden the bike clubs course,its about 20...

I have ridden the bike clubs course,its about 20 miles) on five occaisons and have climbed west mountain and hot springs mountain without getting off to push, my wife is an invalid and I haven't the...
01-23-13, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,235
Posted By aquist

Lance let down, plus a little bragging

I was 31 when I rode my first criterium, i did lousy. but for the next ten years i rode my ass off lifted weights ran stairways etc and in 1980 i won the Illinois state champions gold medal for...
10-20-12, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By aquist

thats exactly how my last club ride was, i felt...

thats exactly how my last club ride was, i felt like a dork...............but really bike clubs should be for all riders. I am 72 now and not as fast as I was back in the day. btw, i am a dude not...
10-20-12, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By aquist

slow riders of Arkansas, rides proposed

I live in Hot Springs Arkansas, there is a club but they are all speed demons, I want to see slow casual rides centered around Whittington park and the bath house row area, the downtown ride would...
09-14-12, 01:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By aquist

this time I wasn't left behind

We rode the standard course that I had gotten smoked on a few years back, this time the ride leader Tim bent over backwards not to leave me behind. We started and finished together. It was 17 miles....
09-10-12, 03:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,467
Posted By aquist

Speed on the flats is another matter. i got motor...

Speed on the flats is another matter. i got motor paced once up tp 60 mph just like Gary Rybar (the stunt double for Dave) did in the Movie Breaking Away. you can tell its Gary because his thighs are...
09-10-12, 03:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,467
Posted By aquist

Oh, by the way, I had a flat in the first lap of...

Oh, by the way, I had a flat in the first lap of the race and the spare wheel I had would not stop skipping its gear going up hill, so I got off the course just after the guy from Arkansas the state...
09-10-12, 01:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,467
Posted By aquist

I was in training for the National Championship...

I was in training for the National Championship in 1980, but it was also Annual training with the ILARNG at Ft. Mc Coy Wisconsin. The CO was impressed so he let me go out and ride those huge hills...
09-04-12, 12:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By aquist

thanks,. i fell better now. the event has passed...

thanks,. i fell better now. the event has passed into the history of cycling in the USA, especially Illinois. and is just a memory of mine of those glory days when I was much younger.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-12, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By aquist

Al Stern was Jewish, and he loved to joke about...

Al Stern was Jewish, and he loved to joke about being the only Jew riding instead of selling bikes, I loved him, he was a character. His dad was ww2 veteran, I met his mom and his sister, they were...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-12, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By aquist

Oh, and another thing, for some reason the...

Oh, and another thing, for some reason the results of that race( the Will County 150) were published in Velonews. Does that mean that I am the record holder for winning the longest single day event...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-12, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By aquist

I am alive and well. I have a real racing bike...

I am alive and well. I have a real racing bike now. but god I am so slow, on the flats i can make a whole 21 miles per hour. but only for a short time. I love a film called "breaking away" and...
08-19-12, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By aquist

well, the topic is a road race, but it is the...

well, the topic is a road race, but it is the recollections of a 72 yo former bike racer. I doubt seriously whether younger riders would be interested in ancient history. to me it makes sense to...
08-19-12, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By aquist

state championship road race 1980

Illinois state championship race in 1980 -The day before I had won the veteran men's time trial. there were only three men in the race. all the fast guys were over 45, and they had split the field...
08-16-12, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By aquist

I am 72 and it shows, at least to me it does. I...

I am 72 and it shows, at least to me it does. I was at Arbys and the black girl cashier replied when I asked for a senior discount m"oh you have to be at least 55 to get that," I said well, I am...
08-08-12, 04:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,601
Posted By aquist

I used to go up to Milwaukee Wisconsin to ride...

I used to go up to Milwaukee Wisconsin to ride the Milwaukee 64, they had painted directions for the turns right on the street. you couldn't get lost because they had also given out a printed map...
08-08-12, 03:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,601
Posted By aquist

I could see being the sweeper. cuz if you get...

I could see being the sweeper. cuz if you get dropped you get discouraged. I mean all this happened in 08 and 09 and I stopped riding at all, now I want to try again and can't find my bike shorts,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-12, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By aquist

Are you tall and need a bike?

I ran across a Raleigh with a 25 inch frame, its is like an old grand Prix, It has steel wheels but a cotterless crank , its red and black. If it were mine I would get it a set of alloy 700C wheels...
08-07-12, 09:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,601
Posted By aquist

No rider left behind

When I first became a cyclist, I rode with AYH (American Youth Hostels) LAW ( league of American Wheelmen) and various other bike clubs. If they had a ride no one got left behind, there were riders...
08-06-12, 10:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By aquist

today the clips and straps arrived. I installed...

today the clips and straps arrived. I installed them and went for a ride on the Miyata, OMG it was heavenly. I couldn't even sense when I was going uphill It was like Driving my M35a2 on the...
Forum: Foo
08-01-12, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By aquist

the ones I want responses for get none, or the...

the ones I want responses for get none, or the response Ii do get go off on a totally unrelated tangent. How about this, in the 1990s I was bike messenger in downtown Chicago, that was after being...
07-31-12, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By aquist

toe clips on ebay

Yup, I won the auction and got toe clips and straps for 9.49 then i found out I could have gotten them nearly as cheap form bike nashbar, oh well, its really too hot to ride. just waiting for the...
07-27-12, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By aquist

found many deals on toe clips and straps on Fleabay

If my luck holds and no one is terribly interested in fitting their road bike with retro clips and straps I mught have a really good set for cheap, btw why do expensive road bikes never seem to be...
07-25-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By aquist

I am a bit miffed that u don't believe that I...

I am a bit miffed that u don't believe that I have lotsa great bikes but down here iN ARKANSAS, THE AVERAGE PERSON WOULD THINK IT OUTRAGEOUS TO PAY 100 DOLLARS FOR A USED BIKE. ALSO i am lousy as a...
07-15-12, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By aquist

cool, what color is it? I will get a picture of...

cool, what color is it? I will get a picture of the one I found as soon as I can, would it be wrong to ask what it cost you back in the day?. I bought my first ten speed, a Chiorda, for 79.95 at a...
07-13-12, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By aquist

I have several retro top end road bikes in...

I have several retro top end road bikes in storage up in Missouri, All of my road bikes have toe clips and straps. time was when you could buy clips and straps at wal mart. the LBS has them but they...
07-13-12, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By aquist

MIYATA nine 14

i picked up a like new 914 its black, for 100 dollars, trouble is it has clipless pedals andi am old fashioned and like toe clips and straps. the LBS threw a fairly good crankset with some good...
04-18-12, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By aquist

I am five foot seven, i used to mic out at five...

I am five foot seven, i used to mic out at five foot eight but that is when i was in Basic training at Ft Knox in 1963. i had a gold medal in the ill state Championships for veteran men in the time...
04-18-12, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By aquist

thanks for the more positive reply. i used to be...

thanks for the more positive reply. i used to be a demon on bikes, but that was when i was 29. now my numbers are 72, the fastest I got my peugot going was 21 mph on the flats. I have ten bikes...
04-13-12, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By aquist

as for the point of my post....hey, I love my...

as for the point of my post....hey, I love my bikes and love to rave whereas my wife is down on bikes and could care less that I am happy with my latest abandoned bike. the Average bike owner rides...
04-13-12, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By aquist

well I must be a kid still then because I love...

well I must be a kid still then because I love riding this bike down what is loosely called a road to our mailbox then down the shoulder of the highway they have thoughtfully made speed bump grooves...
03-15-12, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By aquist

Free mongoose

This one has an aluminum front triangle, it has 21 speeds, sprung rear triangle and front fork, and it was FREE. absolutely free. thrown away by its previous owner. I took it for a ride today and ...
03-05-12, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By aquist

I suppose i could install a derailleur and a...

I suppose i could install a derailleur and a gear cluster but this bike is supposed to be period 39-45
03-05-12, 12:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By aquist

converting German single speed to a 3 speed

its too hilly here for a single speed coaster brake bike , we are in the Ouachita Mountains,,i need a 3 speed wheel and its controls asap oh and caliper brakes for the front wheel.
02-28-12, 09:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,698
Posted By aquist

I DRESS in a feldgrau uniform and ride a bike, i...

I DRESS in a feldgrau uniform and ride a bike, i guess you could call me a bike nazi, but really I am just a ww2 reenactor that does bikes to show how the German army got around when they weren't...
02-23-12, 12:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By aquist

26X1 3/8 tire wont seat right

the tire goes in by the label I remounted it and still got a bump bump bump ride. I have tried every trick that I know. the back wheel works fine with the twin of this tire. what do I do buy a new...
01-14-12, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By aquist

German bikes i have found

I have several German bikes, Rabeinick, Executive, Steyr, yes I know that is Austrian. the executive is a 26X1 3/8 wheeled coaster brake model with fenders and upright bars. since I am a ww2 German...
12-28-11, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By aquist

thanx for all of your comments, i will try to do...

thanx for all of your comments, i will try to do what you reccomend
12-25-11, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By aquist

arthritus and cycling

my left knee is hurting I still ride a bit and am wondering if that hurts or helps my knee. I stopped trying to ride with the local club cuz I can't keep up and am dnf off the back. I am going...
11-14-11, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By aquist

clipless pedals

Ok,I picked up a Miyata 914 and it has pedals intended for a special shoe. My question is what shoes? what cleats? are there any economical options?, I am just barely getting by ,So I can't just...
11-09-11, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By aquist

The Storage place is in Shelbina about 50 miles...

The Storage place is in Shelbina about 50 miles west of Hannibal Mo. and they need to come to Hot Springs Arkansas, I mean the whole storage building full of stuff. I own a 10X20 building here.
11-09-11, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By aquist

I have a 100 can a day habit, I live on my...

I have a 100 can a day habit, I live on my teachers pension, I had a job at wal mart but they terminated me, the Schwinn was thrown away by the lbs and I bought the Peugot for 50 bucks from the...
11-09-11, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By aquist

Schwinn high Sierra, Peugot Course

these are the two bikes I ride the most, I have others but they are in storage 600 miles away and I am trying to figure uout hoe to go and get them, like my Raleigh super course TT etc. gas truck...
10-31-11, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13,467
Views: 2,687,057
Posted By aquist

thrown awaY BIKES at the LBS

Mongoose, Schwinn High Sierra, Cannondale MB, Royce union alu, all were free oh and a Trek 2000 just picked them up and took them home. Oh I did buy a Miyata 914 for a hundred dollars and a...
10-17-11, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By aquist

12 Volt car lights on a bike

the battery is from radio shack, and the lights are from wal mart.The charger I got from radio shack, but they no longer sell them. Luckily I still have one. The lead acid battery is intended for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-11, 08:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,167
Posted By aquist

well. when I first came here I assumed that I was...

well. when I first came here I assumed that I was among friends, I make that mistake often, in fact I am still getting that feeling, I get no such negative vibes on the gun boards forum, I guess...
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