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08-15-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 252
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...
08-14-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 120
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Actually, ALL my bearings have been set with...

Actually, ALL my bearings have been set with play. Been doing it 53 years. I won't be stopping either.
Just checked the rattle on my SA XL-RD5w. It goes 46 mph EASILY. Last week it did 40 on a...
08-14-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,081
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Anything longer than 5" post showing is a stretch...

Anything longer than 5" post showing is a stretch for that slack angle clown frame. The OP is trying 10". LOL.
The seat stays are already 4" from the top.
Even if it's fixed, it will only fit...
08-14-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,081
Posted By GamblerGORD53

So, this is a lame E-bike. Is this the LARGE...

So, this is a lame E-bike. Is this the LARGE frame?? If not then the LBS is at least 80% to blame.
I've never seen anything so obviously STUPID. It would take a lot to MacGyver a fix to that.
08-13-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 120
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I loosened the left cone on my Nexus 7i with...

I loosened the left cone on my Nexus 7i with roller brake. There should be half a mm play at the rim. Grease it while you at at it.
Mine then coasted way farther.
08-13-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By GamblerGORD53

This Sigma 14.12 speedo is wired and rollout set....

This Sigma 14.12 speedo is wired and rollout set. Accurate to 30 feet a mile. I could get it set closer. 100% reliable and repeatable.
Unlike bogus GPS wireless strava gizmos.
I didn't feel any Gs...
08-13-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Brake test distance RESULTS -- Post YOURS

This has never been discussed. Everybody has been boasting about their magic brakes and lately hydraulic caliper discs.
So here is my boast about the oft derided Sturmey Archer 90 mm DRUM brakes....
08-13-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 857
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I did a couple 39 mph brake tests with my 2 SA...

I did a couple 39 mph brake tests with my 2 SA drum brakes roadster bike. Where the road is flat after a short steep hill.
Stopped in 6 or 7 turns of the 700x36c tire. 42 to 46 feet. Anybody beat...
08-12-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,015
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Looking at all these other klutzy dodads, my...

Looking at all these other klutzy dodads, my klutz is looking more and more genius. LOL.
08-12-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Darn. I very seldom see drunk drivers weaving....

Darn. I very seldom see drunk drivers weaving. Usually it's when I'm driving.
But anyway, I feel 99.99% safe while riding. It's NEVER been better where I've been. South California might be a...
08-08-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,239
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Yup. One piston was always a stupid design. For...

Yup. One piston was always a stupid design. For sure, get a cable TRP Spyre caliper. Mine is on my Rohloff14 tour bike, 120 lbs loaded.
ZERO squeaks and minimal fiddling. I have the gap bigger...
08-08-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,015
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I would say nuts to rivnuts. LOL. I drilled the...

I would say nuts to rivnuts. LOL.
I drilled the seat tube on both my old CCM and new Simcoe. Used a broken golf shaft to hold the bolt and then the socket. Later I figured that I should have got the...
08-08-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 774
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".
Forum: Touring
08-08-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 721
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Of course you go faster when the 70 mph traffic...

Of course you go faster when the 70 mph traffic is pushing the air along. It's not just semis either. I call it the traffic vortex.
Every time I go out on the highway, I have to deal with busy ones...
08-05-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 430
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Truck was exactly in the center of his lane....

Truck was exactly in the center of his lane. Whatever bike lane there was ends there it looks like.
He had to wait for the truck in front. His window was open, so that's the place to RING a bell. It...
08-03-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,002
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Geeze, go back to the P+R backwards think echo...

Geeze, go back to the P+R backwards think echo chamber.
08-02-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 829
Posted By GamblerGORD53

There's a difference?? LOL.

There's a difference?? LOL.
08-02-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,002
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Yesterday I watched the lady in yellow, like the...

Yesterday I watched the lady in yellow, like the crash dummy was wearing. Watch from the start, at 0:50 she is watching her buddy while facing the approaching car.
At 0:55 she raises both arms...
07-31-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By GamblerGORD53

CYCLINGABOUT has a new video with even more IGH...

CYCLINGABOUT has a new video with even more IGH hubs, have fun.
Is the 3x3 similar to the SA 8 with all up and small/ big cogs??
07-31-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,002
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, 10:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,574
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Most of us go far enough to make a speedometer a...

Most of us go far enough to make a speedometer a useful. LOL. Too bad for the cranks that don't.
Forum: Foo
07-28-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 345
Posted By GamblerGORD53

We only had 1 channel in 1959. LOL. You watched...

We only had 1 channel in 1959. LOL. You watched or didn't. So of course I saw the beaver. Can't say it was anywhere near my top 20 of the 60s.
But speaking of school shop experiments, one day the...
07-28-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,002
Posted By GamblerGORD53

At 4:03 it shows the better reverse direction...

At 4:03 it shows the better reverse direction view. Almost looks like a Russian insurance scam unfolding.
Made good use of their helmet at least.
Funny thing is yesterday evening I was riding slow...
07-28-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,002
Posted By GamblerGORD53

RIP the bike. LOL.

RIP the bike. LOL.
07-27-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,574
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...
07-27-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By GamblerGORD53

In 2018 I managed to bumble thru there from Green...

In 2018 I managed to bumble thru there from Green Lake, across that bridge on the way to Rat city bikes. Had lunch then went on to a Des Moines motel.
07-27-22, 11:37 AM
07-22-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 857
Posted By GamblerGORD53

LOL. 2 weeks ago I rode 120 MILES in 12Hr12 min...

LOL. 2 weeks ago I rode 120 MILES in 12Hr12 min with the tour bike at 78 lb. BEAT THAT sucker. LOL.
07-22-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 857
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Quit fooling around. Get a SA 90 mm DRUM brake...

Quit fooling around. Get a SA 90 mm DRUM brake hub, or better yet a SA XL-FDD dyno drum. My first one has 29,000 miles on 3 bikes and 2 tours at 120 lbs.
ZERO fuss in any weather. Stops almost as...
Forum: Touring
07-17-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,536
Posted By GamblerGORD53

All mine are black with machined sides, that...

All mine are black with machined sides, that helps a LOT for nighttime visibility. I still have one caliper brake on my old CCM now with 584 mm rims and 38/ 37 mm wide. They ride nice with 6 lbs less...
Forum: Touring
07-16-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,536
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...
07-11-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,941
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The most likely scenario I see, is that the left...

The most likely scenario I see, is that the left trailer wheel was to the left of the rumble strip, but could still be in the shoulder.
And maybe the car was squeezed by other traffic.
Yesterday I...
07-09-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,858
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Pffffft. The kid is right. Tell him to sub a 80...

Pffffft. The kid is right. Tell him to sub a 80 mm stem and send the medium.
07-08-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,941
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Oh no. RIP. I think they were headed south, but...

Oh no. RIP.
I think they were headed south, but doesn't matter, BOTH sides had a total crap soft pavement with some kind of gouge in the middle and rumble by the line.
Even worse, at 7 miles north...
07-07-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 915
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The truck did go on red no doubt. Why is another...

The truck did go on red no doubt. Why is another question. It does look like it might be one of those new 3 phase plans with one just for peds and bikes to cross in all directions. In that case no...
07-06-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Last week I went to the top LBS here, they have...

Last week I went to the top LBS here, they have all kinds of bikes. So I walked up to a nice MTB and looked at the tag ....$10,499...
Another customer was there and said go look over there...Full...
Forum: Touring
07-04-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The bike is 1984 eh. The cassette was likely 13...

The bike is 1984 eh. The cassette was likely 13 to 30 or 32.
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,819
Posted By GamblerGORD53

^^^^^ That's AZ, NM and Utah, nothing in common...

^^^^^ That's AZ, NM and Utah, nothing in common with those Iceland pics. I've been all over the western states a dozen times with the car....
Forum: Touring
07-01-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By GamblerGORD53

It's only a 2 1/2 day ride to the Tsawwassen...

It's only a 2 1/2 day ride to the Tsawwassen ferry. It took me 4 days from North Vancouver to Green Lake. Hwy 99 was NO problem for me. The curb lane is reserved for buses, taxis and bikes.
Maybe...
Forum: Touring
06-30-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,413
Posted By GamblerGORD53

"FLAT" bar is the dumbest of dumb bike terms ever...

"FLAT" bar is the dumbest of dumb bike terms ever used. 100% USELESS too.
Forum: Touring
06-28-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,819
Posted By GamblerGORD53

^^^^^^ What the hell is the attraction in that...

^^^^^^ What the hell is the attraction in that bone shaking Moon scape????
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,819
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Nothing will make that pig into a tour bike.

Nothing will make that pig into a tour bike.
06-27-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By GamblerGORD53

It's a tall bike conversion. It'll certainly help...

It's a tall bike conversion. It'll certainly help if he's heavy as well. No need for the rear fender like that.
Forum: Foo
06-25-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By GamblerGORD53

WTF. Were you riding with flip flops?? Barefoot??

WTF. Were you riding with flip flops?? Barefoot??
06-22-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 547,996
Posted By GamblerGORD53

All I want for Christmas is a pair or 2 of 1970s...

All I want for Christmas is a pair or 2 of 1970s plastic/ nylon grips 4 1/2". Must be all SMOOTH. As shown in a bunch of my photos.
The ones I have are off a 1973 Raleigh and CCM.
I have among...
06-22-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 645
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Neither. Both are useless for anything but riding...

Neither. Both are useless for anything but riding around.
06-21-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,388
Posted By GamblerGORD53

How about you putting that bar on a bike 2 sizes...

How about you putting that bar on a bike 2 sizes BIGGER??
06-20-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,136
Posted By GamblerGORD53

IGH wheels are far stronger and so are Dutch...

IGH wheels are far stronger and so are Dutch bikes. Look for a steel city bike with a Nexus 7i. That's what my latest roadster has. I have NO problem going 100 miles with any of my heavy IGH bikes. I...
06-20-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 687
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Dumb dumb dumb idea. Go find a paved road with...

Dumb dumb dumb idea. Go find a paved road with scenery.
10 years ago I had a little slide because of springtime sand on the street. I figured it would be ok to use the side of my knee to break the...
06-15-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 556
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My Krazy Grease is almost gone. The company died...

My Krazy Grease is almost gone. The company died 3 years ago and I can't find it anywhere. :cry:
HELP !!!! My IGH bikes need it.
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