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07-02-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,166
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My steel fork broke near the top, 3 times on a...

My steel fork broke near the top, 3 times on a tour. So also fixed 3 times. LOL It wasn't completely unrideable when broke either.

I hate to be a ghoul, but IMO many deaths could be attributable...
07-01-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 542
Posted By GamblerGORD53

It's a gouge. Anyway we need a better pic of the...

It's a gouge. Anyway we need a better pic of the whole part. I thought it was a dented rim looking at the pic. LOL
Is it CF ?? WTH.
I would DEMAND my money back from the bugger that sold it.
06-21-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,100
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Go for it !! It will be absolutely perfect for...

Go for it !! It will be absolutely perfect for sweptback comfort bars. 24" TT would be the minimum for that. There are bars with no rise up to over 3", suit yourself. LHTs are notorious for gangly...
05-31-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My dad wore out his SS Rudge ring and cog plenty,...

My dad wore out his SS Rudge ring and cog plenty, took 60+ years. LOL He was a GM mechanic, but refused to spend money on his/ mine old bike. We got the bike in 1968 when it was 10 or 20 years old....
05-31-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Why rarely ride it?? If it's because of cotter...

Why rarely ride it?? If it's because of cotter cranks and or goofy rim-pull brakes, I can see that. When windy, just go crosswind.
I'm not afraid to ride my bought in 2017, 1973 CCM, city or...
05-11-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,885
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Well I certainly see CO2 containers on most rides...

Well I certainly see CO2 containers on most rides over 40 miles. And I agree they are slobs.
The beer can tossing thing started with the open container in car law. And they were in the ditch every...
05-10-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 829
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Get your posts up to 10 and show the pics. Then...

Get your posts up to 10 and show the pics. Then we can see if it fits.
A smaller bike will not help as you are getting older. More likely to be riding more upright.
That is what's happening to me....
05-01-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Yup, useless as pictured, could be dangerous as...

Yup, useless as pictured, could be dangerous as well. Connect the front properly. I agree the fender looks best when in line with the chain stays. I avoid mud like the plague.
For flaps, I cut up...
04-16-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 815
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Lots less, in the case of my 2003 Spez hybrid. It...

Lots less, in the case of my 2003 Spez hybrid. It had an integrated HS with a threaded nut. I did 18,000 miles in 15 years.
I never did a thing to it. So I have no idea what the bearings were. LOL...
04-13-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By GamblerGORD53

SS bikes most likely have a 120 dropout. So only...

SS bikes most likely have a 120 dropout. So only a 3 sp will fit. I wouldn't trust the no cable ones, prone to fail I hear.
You can put the shifter on the TT like I do. No cable flopping or clutter...
04-11-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,458
Posted By GamblerGORD53

>>> One I just started following that I am kind...

>>> One I just started following that I am kind of into is called Two Wheel Cruise, its a guy who lives in Japan that works for a cycling company. He is an American (I think) and his wife who is...
03-18-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,351
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Obviously the writers NEVER rode a SA bike .... ....

Obviously the writers NEVER rode a SA bike .... . Pffft ... Very dated even then ......
BEST Inventions>>
DRUM brakes>> Work 100% of the time with ZERO adjustments
IGH, SA 3 sp, ROHLOFF14>> see...
Forum: Touring
03-14-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Congratulations for getting back in the game....

Congratulations for getting back in the game. Nice quality bike, I love IGH hubs too.
It's hard to judge what you're doing riding when you said nothing about what speed in what gear. I would expect...
02-19-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,120
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I never use tools like that, even on old bikes. ...

I never use tools like that, even on old bikes.
As for OLD tools.... I ended up with an uncle's double open end wrench, made near a hundred years ago. It was 5/8+ and 3/4.
I needed a 17mm and 7/8...
02-04-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,202
Posted By GamblerGORD53

^^^^^^^ And I'm still waiting for somebody...

^^^^^^^
And I'm still waiting for somebody riding something faster there. SIX YEARS and counting. LOL hahahahahaha
Sturmey Archer still rules the roads after 117 years. Primitive technology...
12-24-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 861
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My dad used to have 20 year old tubes with 20...

My dad used to have 20 year old tubes with 20 patches on them. LOL I'm lucky if I can get one patch to last very long.
Then I bought a 1973 CCM 3 spd 3 years ago with nylon tires that were at least...
10-25-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,431
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The seat setback looks ridiculous. Your bum is...

The seat setback looks ridiculous. Your bum is nearly over the rear axle. And the hoods are past the front axle. WTH
The bike is too SMALL, 56cm at the least.
07-27-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Borrow a metric measuring tape and roll it out on...

Borrow a metric measuring tape and roll it out on the floor. Put a piece of masking tape on the side of the tire and mark the front edge. Start at the 100mm mark and push straight. Lean on the bar...
07-09-19, 12:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My bikes were seldom less than 40 lbs. Speed was...

My bikes were seldom less than 40 lbs. Speed was never my calling.
I have been getting cramps for years also. My defailleurs were so bad, shifting was just a total bother.

I was SO glad when I...
07-07-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,745
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Great bike brianhamp. Sure looks like my 1973...

Great bike brianhamp. Sure looks like my 1973 CCM, except the crank, chain guard and mine had an Alu stem. What is the name on your headbadge??

I bought mine 3 years ago all original with a SA 3....
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,733
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Well my XL-FDD is HALF way to 50,000 miles in 7...

Well my XL-FDD is HALF way to 50,000 miles in 7 years. LOL The cam interface is the only thing wearing.
The RS bearing had 4 crushed up balls at 17,000 miles. Cleaned it up, put in a new sealed...
06-30-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,180
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Meanwhile.... The trash slob TORN jeans look goes...

Meanwhile.... The trash slob TORN jeans look goes on and on and on........
04-26-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,113
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I have two SA hubs. Right from the start I...

I have two SA hubs. Right from the start I figured that 10w30 lawnmower oil would be too thin.
So I looked at everything at Canadian Tire, and came home with Wynn's 80+ old motor additive.
I put...
Forum: Touring
02-26-19, 12:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,891
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Jones bars are way too wide and clumsy. Get a...

Jones bars are way too wide and clumsy. Get a moustache bar or similar. Mine is a nice old comfort swept bar.
I can sit up or lean as far as I feel like it. Almost the whole 2 trips, I had grocery...
12-10-17, 10:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,808
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The problem is the down/ up dips that the USA has...

The problem is the down/ up dips that the USA has by the millions. Far better to max momentum and power up in high as long as you can. 92 GI is useless for that.
08-01-17, 08:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,140
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My SA XL-FDD has 22,000 miles, including 4,200 on...

My SA XL-FDD has 22,000 miles, including 4,200 on SE Asia tour at 290 lbs. I would say it is fabulous for sure and I wouldn't be using anything else. It never was much at locking the wheel, mostly an...
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