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Monday, June 16. 2008
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Found out last night being part of a "cool" bike group and owning a bike has it's privileges!( $12.cover reduced to $5) if you didn't stay to hear White Ghost Shivers you missed out on a great band and good times!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hi! I am new to your club and have been lucky enough to so far have Steve S. agree to restore my 1960 girls Schwinn back to the great bike it was (it was the original bike I learned on) when he has time. I brought my bike to your Bikefest this weekend and was totally impressed by the friendliness with which I was greeted---one problem for me and I need some help--do you ever have a singles get together of Coaster members? I saw a lot of couples and famalies there, but I really need to hook up with a nice guy to cruise with! I have tried all the regular outlets and to no avail! I am 57, look pretty good for my age, work at the P.O. and have weekends off. Love motorcycles, bikes, travel, just having fun and passionate about life! If anyone wants to respond (or you have a potential person you know of that might enjoy a"coasting" buddy) please let me know. Hope this is acceptable as a "comment"--but girls just want to have fun--and NOT alone! Looking forward to hearing from any and all! Thanks! Diane
Please join us this Thursday at the ShamRock Lounge for our Pub Pedal around 7 to 7:30 pm. I am single, too, and know how hard it is to meet like-minded people. Look for the guy riding the satin black Electra.
Bob- Thanks so much for the reply. Unfortunately I work nights (3:15 p.m. until 11:45 p.m.) M-F. Sometimes I can take off a Thursday night, but not this week. I leave on vacation to Dallas for 4 days starting this Sat. Do you ever bike anywhere on a weekend? I would be available on Sunday Oct. 12th. Usually I am free any weekend pretty much...just so happens that the next couple involves vacation time and the Columbus Day holiday. Also, if you would like a picture of me I would be happy to send one to your e-mail. Thanks again! Look forward to hearing back from you. Are there many other singles besides us that go to the events? Have a good day! Diane
Well, your not gonna believe this, but I bought a bike this morning! I got in my truck to go to work, and noticed the neighbors were setting up stuff for a garage sale, I wandered over and bought a nice 26" cruiser for $20 Now I finally have something I can Rat Rod.
Great! Holler if you need anything.
Here's a good website if you need advice or ideas http://ratrodbikes.com
PIX!, we need PIX! What didja git? PIX and specs, I guess. $20 sounds like a good price, but what didja git?
Randy-- great link!
Ill definetly get some pics here soon, Its actually a pretty neat bike, Im not real familiar with the Schwinn brand, but it looks pretty old, but well taken care of, I got to looking and its got some number stamped under the crank.... G478879
Web Page for dating Chicago built Schwinn bikes: www.bunchobikes.com/serialnumber2.htm
Looks like a 1950 November model
Well here are a few pics... Never knew Schwinn made a Westport?
and here is a sneak peek of whats happening to it...
Neat, Mitch. Congrats, and have fun. Carful sitting down though.
Oh BTW, I have a 16" Schwinn Stingray (new style) that Im using for parts... so far all I have used is the front forks and wheel. I still have the frame, crank, rear tire & wheel, seat, and misc small stuff. If anyone needs any of these parts, I would be willing to trade for anything I might need for my "Rat" project.
Stuff I need... Setback style seat post, maybe a cool set of handlebars, pedals, grips, etc.
I have a very old bike,in my garden,that is probably 30-35 years old,and thought if anyone there could use it for parts,you are welcome to it,FREE.
I Can not find a name plate on it,but maybe I don't know where to look for it.
It really is not in bad condition considering it has been outside so long.
Times are hard and people are desperate! Please keep in mind to obscure views of your valuables from prying eyes. It doesn't matter if you lock doors. My bicycle and tools were stolen from my garage and the local PD could care less. The serial numbers are only handy if it's pawned at a reputable place or if you come across the stolen items.
We just got back from Crested Butte/Monarch, we being, Stephanie, me, Randy Croley, Mark, and Teresa.
The skiing was fantastic! But even better(well not really but this is the Coaster site) is that Crested Butte, and Gunnison, is Old School Klunker heaven.
It snowed every day and was cold, 17 degrees, but folks were out and about on the pedals. They did have studded tires, so no slippy.
I'll get the pics from Randy to post to prove it.
Maybe a Coasters trip to CB needs to be planned, winter or summer.
It was my first time skiing ! Fun, beautiful and great company! Bikes everywhere...
Hope to see everyone soon
Peace on Earth
Glad you all had a nice trip. This summer we were in Salida, Cripple Creek, Gunnison and Leadville which were full of cruiser bikes (old and new). Of course Ft Collins (home of Tour De Fat) is the same way. I've never been in winter though.
I'm hoping we can all try again to meet up at the TDF next year.
Welcome home Snow bunnies. Glad to know you all made it back safe and sound. Skiing is fun or at least it used to be. It has been a very long time since I've been. Can't wait to hear details. Happy Holidays!
I am the Director of the Black Hills Fat Tire Festival held in Rapid City, SD. We have been looking to ad a classic bike component to the festival. You guys seem to have it down. It would be great if some of you could come up this spring. We would sure work with you if you got a group to come this way. Check out the website and get back to me if interested.
hey everyone, rod taylor from the cycle staion, wants to have a spring bike show at his shop at senca/maple.So anyone interrested please contact me at choctaw firstname.lastname@example.org. Im pretty sure that we may have the show sometime in early may. so get on your bikes and ride.
Let me know the details once they're worked out and I'll post it on the site.
Wash your car and benefit Kyle Hicks. Daron, Coasters friend and owner of the Conference Bike, sent this...
Has anyone ever attended the "Ann Arbor Classic Bicycle Show? www.ann-arbor-bicycleshow.com It is scheduled for April 26, 2009 and advertises 7000 display bikes and 250 vendors. Long trip for a one day event, but looks like a bike show on steroids.
Just had to add a comment to publicly thank Steve Stang for the absolutely beautiful job he did on restoring my 1960 rose/white Schwinn girl's bike. He returned it to me yesterday...and...it was truly like stepping back in time when he unloaded it and I saw it. It was the original bike I learned on and I remember my dad running alongside me, holding on, while I (with my training wheels firmly afixed) went round and round the court we lived on in Michigan. He did a beautiful job, and took a bike from years of abuse (spray paint, dents, house paint,scuffs and rust) and made it into a true thing of beauty. Anyone having a bike that needs to be refurbished--Steve is your man! He researched, scouted out, dug up, invented, created and hired out everything possible to fulfil my dream of seeing her returned to her original beauty. Thanks so much Steve----words can't express what you've given back to me. Diane Parrett
I saw your bicycle over at his place and it's truely a winner. He did a great job and I hope to see you out with us riding soon. Good job Steve.
Thanks Erick! Wish I had Thursday nights off for your crawls....oh well. I will try to make some things this summer. Steve you're the man!! Diane
Our band "SUITE 68" is hosting
Hog Roast and Kegger's!!!
June 6th Behind Garrison Tire
S. Hillside, Wichita
Bands, Pork, Beer
More info later....
bring your bikes and friends
So did anyone here get the Daisy tandem and other 2 old bikes in Newton? If so congrats!
HEY----Is anyone interested in going to Oklahoma City on Oct 11 to be a part of their Gravity Race ? I need 10 or 12 BIG GUYS (or strong girls) to push start my entries. This race is a charity event put on by "Rebuilding Together". You can find info on the web under OKC Gravity Race or something like that. The race is a "push start" using 4 people to push each car. Another crew member is required at the bottom of the hill plus the driver making it 12 people for 2 entries. Crew members will receive custom tee shirts. My cars have been accepted to race (big deal) & I need to round up crews for each of them asap to get everyone registered. Is there any interest out there or am I just barking at the moon ? Also the race at Sand Springs (near Tulsa) is the day before. That race does NOT require pushers. Anyone out there want to bring a car to that one?
(Thanks Randy for the use of your web page) For info on the Oklahoma gravity races at Tulsa & OKC, google "Sand Springs Derby" for Tulsa & "OKC Construction Derby" for Ok City. Rules vary for the races. If you want to be a pusher for the OKC race please email me at email@example.com or call at 316-706-6364. OKC requires a 4 man push off the line for 15 feet. I need to get crew members registered ASAP. Thanks to the guys who volunteered last night. If you have an entry I can haul it to the race for you. Sand Springs had 137 cars last year, OKC had 45. This will be a great time to get ideas for your next build. Lets race-- ----------
More about the OKC race----see rebuildingtogetherokc for awards, rules, etc. We can use this event to promote the Coasters. Anyone out there have the means to make a large banner, decals, shirts, flyers or whatever ? These could also be used at the Festival. OCTOBER 10 & 11---coming soon
This is really short notice, but there is a charity ride today, Sunday October 3rd, at 3:00 pm.
Details here: http://media.photobucket.com/image/recent/houndstoothdesign/CourageousCogs.jpg
Sorry for the short notice. I found out about it Tuesday and kept forgetting to post the notice.
Bike as Art show in Phildelphia as listed on Bicycling web page. Looks like a neat show.
After watching the show "Parking wars" which I believe is based on the parking situation in Philadelphia.... I wont be attending!! but thanks for posting.
We can't make it tonight but will be there next Thursday for Hallowheelie.
On HDnet a show called Art Mann Presents - Hard Cider Bike Ride. It's Sacramento's Turkey Day ride.
Airs next on 12/12 at 9:00pm Central time and then again several other times through out the month.
Hey, does anybody know if the Coasters are in the Riverfest parade? I have not heard anything, and tomorrow April 9 at 5:00 is the deadline for entries.
I haven't heard of anyone entering us.
I just assumed we were no longer entering because they always seem to have a problem with us. Just recall hearing talk to that effect after last year's parade. I don't know anything for sure.
what kind of problems, maybe we need a city official to help get us in.
I just recall hearing someone say that the parade officials were getting on to us to hurry up, stay closer together or something. Never heard it first hand myself.
I never got the notice in the mail and I guess if nobody did, they have officially not invited us. I'm OK with it, they were not happy with us last year.
Coasters Bicycle Club = Too BIG for the river festival.
Ya'll ready for some downhill mayhem? The race Jeep is rebuilt and ready, any takers?
If your looking for downhill mayhem, I suggest you race Cody, safest place would be out in front since he is the new chief guardrail inspector! lol
I just had to make sure that they were up to par they held up well but didn't try much on the side you tested last year LOL
Don't forget tomorrow, May 21, 2010 is National Bike to Work Day.
We are going to have a little get together of old school or new school bicycles tonight 05/28/10 at Si Senor Mexican grill starting at 6 pm it is located at 803 N West Street..it is our first get together that we kind of just threw together to kick off summer.. If you know anyone else who shares our love for old bicycles please invite them too
Not gonna make that one, gonna be right down the street at Central & West street for the Friday night CARSHOW, taking a few bikes down there
Israel, Thanks for the invite as it sounds right up I & my Mrs. alley. Unfortunatly, we have previous plans . Going have to check out the Si Senior Mexican grill aint no doubt!!!
1# fan of south of the border cusine.
For anybody that's interested. My bike journey from Wichita to Austin, TX starts tomorrow and I've started a blog! Have fun this summer, Coasters! http://sejodiolabicicleta.tumblr.com/
I noticed a post on Craigs list of a "Hutchinson swap meet" this 4th of july weekend @ the state fair grounds.
What I posted is all I know of the event.
Just a heads up ...
FYI I contacted the "poster" It is $7 @ the gate to see the Hutch Rod run car show & swap meet.
I just talked to Mitch about the 'Art of the Bicycle' show. The Swap Meet will be Saturday July 31. The show this year will include some good art work & a different way to display the bikes---sounds great. Mitch is putting a lot of time & effort into this show. It is an excellent opportunity to promote the hobby & have a good time doing it.
Alright... Momma told me tommorow is the 18th and that I need to get my bike all shined up and take it to the Go Away Garage so that it can be hung so people can look at how cool it is..... I just wanted to be a good lad and let everybody know that its the final day to take your bikes down as well... Get yer art and yer bikes and get yer butts down to 508 S Commerce...
I don't think it's the final day to take bikes but don't wait until the last minute, I'm taking some tomorrow. Sounds like it will be a great show this year & there is an ad on CL that shows a lot of stuff coming to the swap meet.
PARTRIDGE PEDAL PARTY
7:30-9:30 BREAKFAST Paul's Garage,north end of Main
10:00 -10:30 PARADE down Main,assemble King Street 9:30
10:30-2:30 Games for kids of all ages
Food vendors in various locations
Entertainment south of gym
Craft demonstrations and sales
History exhibits and contest entries on display
Raffle tickets for special items
BIKE SHOW AND ACTIVITIES prizes,trophies
10:45 UNICYCLE HOCKEY in church parking lot
3:00 ALLEY CAT RIDE enter your team of bikers in
town treasure hunt,instructions at 2:45
contact bike stuff Jay Yoder 620-567-3102
Sounds like fun Jay... I attended last year and had a great time! Plus of course you can beat the home baked goodies for sale, and the pies! oh the pies!!!! I plan on being there this year, need to restock on pies, lol
Mitch & I are going to the hill to do some practice runs tomorrow --9-12-10--at 10:00. If you need to test your car--whatever-- you might come on out.
Just got word from Rebuilding Together about the Oklahoma City Race OCT 10. Geo Testing, our sponsor last year, has already paid entry fees for the Wagon & the new Skunk Works Car & we are in ! I will bring waivers to be signed by the pushers & speed bumps Thursday evening. A member from each team will need to attend a drivers meeting in OKC Oct 4th. Lets RACE---
Antique and Custom Bicycle Show
Cinnamon's Deli West St., Wichita
October 16, 2010 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Come hang out, bring your bikes to show and share, and vote for your favorites!
Door Prizes awarded at 2:30 p.m.
Best Custom Bike Award and Best Classic/Antique Award
at 3:30 p.m., $1 entry per bike.
(Must be present to win prizes.)
Note: We are not trying to compete or take people from the Partridge Pedal Days, just give those another option that aren't able to make it out there. Have fun and enjoy the bikes wherever you end up!
This Weekend Oct. 23-24 we will be set up at the Hutchinson FairGrounds Car Swap Meet. We will have a wide selection of Bicycles from Riders to Fixer-uppers, and alot of Frames. Also will have a large selection of Parts including wheels, seats, handlebars, racks, baskets, kickstands, and just about any part you might need for your bike or Rat Rod project. Hope to see you all there!!!
2011 Art of the Bicycle
508 Commerce Go Away Garage
Bikes and art due... July 17
Hang on 20th
Open on 22,
Final Friday 29th
Close on August 05
Swap meet 6th....
Multi week event! Working now to get Flyers and T-Shirts designed
Any questions or comments please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
Small mistake on the date for AOTB swap meet... it will be Saturday July 30... $10 booth fee...
Also this is a low budget show that has big turnouts... In fact it is the best and most popular art show put on at the Go Away Garage... word of mouth works wonders... Please do your part and spread the word far and wide...
I'm bringing a few bikes to sell at the Pub Crawl tonight, then I'll take them to the Flea Mkt this Sunday---several fat tires & some Spaceliners----100.00 to 450.00. Finally getting nice enough to ride !
I won't be scheduling the Gravity Race this April. If someone else wants to do it, jump in there.
Just got word---The Springfield Mo Swap Meet is this Friday May 20 & Sat May 21. It is NOT at the same location as last year. This year it will be at the Ozark Steam & Tractor Grounds. The address is 3848 South Farm Road 93, Republic Mo 65738. Phone 417-732-7136 for info or call James Allen at 417-732-7136. This location is about 8 miles West of Springfield.
Art of the Bicycle is comming up fast... Calling all Coasters to lend a helping hand to make this a success... I will be out of town on some key moments... Vacation.. Florida... Colorado... oh ya... so gonna need all the help we can get to make this roll as smooth as possible....
OKC was great this year---many thanks to Steve Stang, Dave Wilburn, Ariana Powell, Larry Sutterfield, Cody Gloshen & John Walker
Ride Westcliffe 4th annual Charity Ride takes place 9/8/12 the height of the autumn colors along Frontier Pathways - a scenic byway. Westcliffe is in southern Colorado between the towering Sangre DeCristo Mountain range (14,000 feet) and the lush wet Mountains. The Ride has 4 options a Century with 10,500 feet in elevation gain, a metric century with 8,500 evg, the New Guys Ride (25 Miles) with 1,500 evg and a family ride 8 miles with 250 feet evg. The entry includes a pasta feed, shower, pool and sauna, free concert, t-shirt, full support, 5 rest areas and a goody bag.
This is Westcliffe's 125th anniversary and merchant and dining discounts are available. Group discounts are available for 10 or more riders. See details at www.ridewestcliffe.com.
We have a color e-mailable postcard where should we send it. Hope to see you on the 8th of September.
719 783 3229
Box 1338, Westcliffe CO 81252
Hey all you Coasters, It's been a long time since I've talked to you. So let everybody know that the PARTRIDGE PEDAL PARTY is OCT. 20. Please check out the days events on partridgecommunity.org . We have great recycled bicycles to give away and lots of prizes. Hope that you all can make it. Jay Yoder
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Anyone who brings something and doesn't want to carry it on there own bike, I am going to be there and will be riding my Worksman truck bike.
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Hey all you Coasters, It's been a long time since I've talked to you. So let everybody know that the PARTRIDGE PEDAL PAR TY is OCT. 20. Please check out the days events on partridgecommunity.org . We have great recycled bicycles to give away and lots of prizes. Hope that you all can make it. Jay Yoder
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Thad about No Gas Nationals
OK, Eddie has said he will allow about anything to run. He would like to get some Coasters there & is going to be flexib le on the rules. Lets race !
Thad about No Gas Nationals
OK, I got that length wrong----max length is 6', max height is 4'. max width is 3'----Good, that lets some other cars in . Good luck Eddie