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09-13-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,153
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The OP example is 100% NOT a ride. It's 3 rides. ...

The OP example is 100% NOT a ride. It's 3 rides.
Going home after 50 miles for lunch does not qualify either. IMO.
All my centuries involve going to a town 45 to 60 miles away and having lunch, 45...
09-01-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 776
Posted By GamblerGORD53

"Road Bike" has been usurped by the skinny tire/...

"Road Bike" has been usurped by the skinny tire/ CF racer crowd. aka Sports cars. Otherwise useless is correct. LOL.
08-30-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 558
Posted By GamblerGORD53

It looks like a frame for a 5'8" guy. For a...

It looks like a frame for a 5'8" guy. For a growing tall kid, forget it. It is a good frame strong tho IMO.
08-28-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,545
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The most likely scenario is the truck slowed to...

The most likely scenario is the truck slowed to make a wide turn, then cyclist caught up and entered the **** zone.
08-27-22, 02:13 PM
08-25-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 634
Posted By GamblerGORD53

From what I see now, 99% of the two wheel...

From what I see now, 99% of the two wheel clueless clods are on e-bikes and pogo-stick scooters. The latter's whole purpose is to clown around with your friends.
A couple years ago I had a shoulder...
08-15-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By GamblerGORD53

For my bikes it was Krazy Grease. But then the...

For my bikes it was Krazy Grease. But then the buggers went out of business and my jar is empty.
So far I tried 2 and their both miserable failures at not being washed out by motor oil. >> Park...
08-08-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 817
Posted By GamblerGORD53

It's a $60 bike now. LOL. Bent over 1/2".

It's a $60 bike now. LOL. Bent over 1/2".
08-02-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By GamblerGORD53

There's a difference?? LOL.

There's a difference?? LOL.
07-31-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,990
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The FACTS in this video, shows the car was at the...

The FACTS in this video, shows the car was at the crosswalk line when the dolt on a bicycle appeared. So 22 feet or so. 30 mph = 44 fps, half a second reaction time. Criminal behavior is increasing,...
07-28-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,990
Posted By GamblerGORD53

RIP the bike. LOL.

RIP the bike. LOL.
07-27-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,330
Posted By GamblerGORD53

What I do is sightseeing/ exercise/ burning off...

What I do is sightseeing/ exercise/ burning off fat and the result is fitness. 15 miles doesn't get me to the highway and back. So unless I'm really pushing the pace in the city, my heartrate just...
Forum: Touring
07-16-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,038
Posted By GamblerGORD53

You left out tire size, but we can assume it's...

You left out tire size, but we can assume it's medium width.
For 35/ 38 mm there is only ONE good choice. Velocity Dyad. It's all I have now on 3 IGH bikes. Eyelets are a STUPID abomination.
The...
06-12-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,103
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Go look at the STUCK thru axle thread. ME >> LOL...

Go look at the STUCK thru axle thread. ME >> LOL hahahahahahahaha GARBAGE technology strikes again.
My Rohloff14 now with 18,200 miles still gets BETTER every day.
My SA XL-FDD dyno drum brake has...
06-07-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,978
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Rim SCRATCH brakes. FIFY Raleigh was still...

Rim SCRATCH brakes. FIFY
Raleigh was still selling rim pull rod pretend brakes till after 1980. LOL. Whata stupid FARCE.
SA 90 mm Drum brakes beat anything.
06-06-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,103
Posted By GamblerGORD53

There's something better than a 1903 SA 3 speed...

There's something better than a 1903 SA 3 speed or 1930 drum brakes?? LOL Funny.
I'll be impressed when Joe Schmoe can ride his $10,000 CF bike on the LEJOG faster than the steel SA 3 record in 1939.
05-19-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 759
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Only 2 secs after seeing the closeup shows me it...

Only 2 secs after seeing the closeup shows me it is is FAR past best before date. Like 10,000 miles.
05-09-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,030
Posted By GamblerGORD53

So why are they following the tractor/ rake??...

So why are they following the tractor/ rake?? Because of the double yellow or they are too slow to pass?? LOL
Unlike roadhog cyclists, I've never seen a tractor go slow ON PURPOSE.
05-08-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,891
Posted By GamblerGORD53

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Touring
04-11-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,187
Posted By GamblerGORD53

This guy only looks a bit hunched because the...

This guy only looks a bit hunched because the frame is a size too small. Typical for Surlys for sure. LOL.
Angled up stem and tailbone way to the back end.
I had ZERO back aches on 2 tours with...
04-05-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,354
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I still haven't had threadless, clip anything,...

I still haven't had threadless, clip anything, tubeless, carbon frame or any other carbon part I haven't made myself.
03-23-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,590
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The Raleigh Portage is the only good one in the...

The Raleigh Portage is the only good one in the OP list, if in not rusty condition. Has a level top tube and is 650B?
IF it's 23"+ go try it.
The first 2 bikes in post #17 look in the ballpark at...
03-19-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By GamblerGORD53

SA 3 speeds ARE 100% wonderful, I know because I...

SA 3 speeds ARE 100% wonderful, I know because I do hundred mile rides on mine at 50 lbs with drinks/ coat. I service/ take apart mine once a year, it was new in 2017 and is a drum brake version....
03-14-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By GamblerGORD53

There's little to worry about with tires the last...

There's little to worry about with tires the last 15 years, unless there's a cut. Just don't ride thru the outer layer much. I've also used one front tire for 1930 miles that may have been 40 years...
02-28-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 982
Posted By GamblerGORD53

It all depends on what bikes you have. Old bikes...

It all depends on what bikes you have. Old bikes or IGH bikes need more tools, cone wrenches, cable cutter is a must, etc. A bunch of the tools I need, I take with me any ride.
The most useful is a...
02-28-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,275
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I drove my 1968 Camaro thru there in 1980 or...

I drove my 1968 Camaro thru there in 1980 or 1984, late in the day because my relative wasn't home in Portland. Half way it got dark, so I slept in the car. LOL. A couple days later I was in Wilbur...
02-24-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I think the problem is if that crank is 2 part...

I think the problem is if that crank is 2 part bonded, CF cover glued on the main alu body.
Solution is Get a NEW crank WITHOUT CF.
There was a video and thread about this recently. Only takes a...
Forum: Touring
02-23-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,761
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I love my 4 finger Sturmey Archer levers on my 3...

I love my 4 finger Sturmey Archer levers on my 3 IGH bikes. They have 2 holes for the rivet but come as short pull, I'm using them long. The newer ones have comfy plastic inserts that are not wearing...
02-20-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,873
Posted By GamblerGORD53

.... Why I LOVE SA drum brakes. ZERO chance of...

.... Why I LOVE SA drum brakes. ZERO chance of failure.
02-18-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4,628
Views: 717,785
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Here's my smoky pic of a little Devil's tower SE...

Here's my smoky pic of a little Devil's tower SE of Yizhou, Guangxi, China. They were burning sugar cane for weeks there as I was riding from Vietnam.
...
Forum: Touring
02-13-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,892
Posted By GamblerGORD53

That's just crazy how wide they make those....

That's just crazy how wide they make those. Useless in traffic or on sidewalks. I would probably cut off 3 cm from both sides at least.
In 2002 I bought a bungie fork hybrid that wasn't that wide...
01-29-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,376
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The triple play of downgrades. LOL. Hydro, 1x...

The triple play of downgrades. LOL.
Hydro, 1x and tubeless.
Forum: Touring
01-06-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,269
Posted By GamblerGORD53

.... And wear a John McEnroe forehead sweat band.

.... And wear a John McEnroe forehead sweat band.
Forum: Touring
12-13-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,146
Posted By GamblerGORD53

It gets no popularity I know, but there's only...

It gets no popularity I know, but there's only ONE dyno choice for me. SA XL-FDD dyno with DRUM brake. ZERO adjustments, little cleaning service and NO worries. It only costs around $120 and...
Forum: Touring
11-22-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,709
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I should show my bike too. Biggest hunk of metal...

I should show my bike too. Biggest hunk of metal and CF around. LOL. That's a tandem threaded fork.
This was on a 112 mile day ride. I left the folding lock at home, case behind the seatpost....
11-17-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,532
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I used to strip chains right out of the box. NOT...

I used to strip chains right out of the box. NOT anymore, but they are now all 1/8" SS. Spring last year I put a new SRAM chain on and rode it. Still have NOT lubed it, way over 3,000 miles now, with...
10-24-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,354
Posted By GamblerGORD53

This tale is somewhat unbelievable to me. There...

This tale is somewhat unbelievable to me. There is ZERO chance of going 15 mph on loose gravel. I don't often average that on paved freeways. Bike weight or going to 700c tires will have little if...
Forum: Touring
10-07-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,690
Posted By GamblerGORD53

What's wrong with walking?? NOTHING. It actually...

What's wrong with walking?? NOTHING. It actually relieves my cramps at times.
3.2 mph walking/ pushing is EASIER than 4 or 5 wizzing.
10-02-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,413
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Those kind of bikes just aren't made for all...

Those kind of bikes just aren't made for all round riding. IMO, forget the steep trail option and get a road + gravel type bike.
For starters, NO road bike should have those crazy steep slope top...
10-02-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,413
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Yup, that's the most useless road bike on the...

Yup, that's the most useless road bike on the planet. LOL. Only slightly faster than a Vietnam SS. Slower than my SA 3 speed.
But a 34T will get you 90 GI, a fast granny bike. Close to my Nexus 7i...
09-27-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Is that carbon or Alu foil?? Only STEEL tubes are...

Is that carbon or Alu foil?? Only STEEL tubes are straight.
Maybe it got the dip from leaning on it when you are getting on and off. Those tubes are so thin now to placate weight weenies. Pffft.
09-21-21, 12:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By GamblerGORD53

LOL. My CAR very very seldom stops for signs...

LOL. My CAR very very seldom stops for signs either. My seat belt is never used, except maybe on a snowy highway.
09-02-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,930
Posted By GamblerGORD53

They belong on your bar, like in the old days and...

They belong on your bar, like in the old days and on motorcycles. See how expertly I hang my grocery bags on it and my bells?? LOL
The 8 mm arm is very solid. The swivel parts kind suck tho. I can...
09-02-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,822
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Just face the facts. The design is ignorant. The...

Just face the facts. The design is ignorant. The bikes are protected until every intersection, where NEITHER can see each other.
How the hell can you go 20 mph in that circumstance?? It has ZERO...
09-01-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,715
Posted By GamblerGORD53

You really should be able to do more. If anything...

You really should be able to do more. If anything you are a bit underweight. Do some lifting.
Don't fight the wind for one thing, ride a different direction. That's the first thing I do every ride....
08-31-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,715
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Actually, I always have a third or fourth bottle....

Actually, I always have a third or fourth bottle. 1 was in the bag. 1 Gatorade and the rest are water. Both get refilled. Some rides I drank 7 and still not enough. My cotton clothes are extra...
08-31-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,715
Posted By GamblerGORD53

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-31-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 925
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The best rim for 35 mm tires, is Velocity Dyad...

The best rim for 35 mm tires, is Velocity Dyad with machined brake tracks. This is all I have on 3 bikes, all with IGH gears, Rohloff14 on the tour heavyweight. NOTHING is more reliable. Broken...
08-31-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,715
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Centuries made easy, LOL. My 1973 CCM with new SA RD3.

For some reason all my last 10 mile century or close rides have been a struggle, on my 2 IGH heavyweights with 3 diff back wheels. Cramps after 65 miles and even before that, I keep needing to stop...
08-22-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By GamblerGORD53

RIP. Didn't need to happen for sure. The 2020...

RIP. Didn't need to happen for sure. The 2020 view shows a bike lane ending right at this block. I would sure be headed for the sidewalk at that time and in the presence of any truck. So the question...
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