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05-07-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,506
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Hell NO to roller brakes, in the front at least....

Hell NO to roller brakes, in the front at least. It may be different on the road, but just spinning them they die faster than my SA dyno hub and Rohloff14. LOL. And they have a bad rep for that. They...
05-07-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,506
Posted By GamblerGORD53

WTF. The Gov'nor design and name is ORIGINAL, the...

WTF. The Gov'nor design and name is ORIGINAL, the same since 1926. This was designed as a weekend race bike, the CF-er of it's day. It would be nice to at least upgrade with a bottle holder. Other...
05-06-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Those are 590 wheels I think, same as my 1973...

Those are 590 wheels I think, same as my 1973 CCM. Just look for a department store bike.
These are the best fenders I have ever seen.
...
05-05-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,506
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I love this Pashley Guvnor video made in 2014. >>...

I love this Pashley Guvnor video made in 2014. >>
youtube.com/watch?v=CqvkVjRObf4
10 years ago the Canadian dollar was flying high and so was Pashley popularity. Dozens of them flew out the doors...
05-03-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 888
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Yes. My 8 year old Dyad rims are all as good as...

Yes. My 8 year old Dyad rims are all as good as new. The pointy profile is why. The machined brake tracks are awesome too.
I used WH 2.3/ 2.0 spokes with locking nipples, nothing better.
I month...
05-03-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 888
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The best component by far is the SA XL-FDD dyno...

The best component by far is the SA XL-FDD dyno drum brake hub, ALWAYS works with zero fiddling. My first one has 26,000 miles, including 8,100 on 2 tours.
Next best is IGH rear hubs, preferably...
05-02-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By GamblerGORD53

5 years ago I was trying to clean up my mum's old...

5 years ago I was trying to clean up my mum's old frying pans. I put a bunch of laundry detergent in the sink and really hot water.
The paint disappeared on the alu pans. LOL. Didn't do a thing for...
Forum: Touring
04-29-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 248,542
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Here's my super heavyweight at the start of the...

Here's my super heavyweight at the start of the mountains going to Canmore. Then in Washington on Long Beach and the other 2 Oregon. The grocery bags refuse to leave my bars. LOL. But they also help...
04-27-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,176
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Here is my new Roadster middleweight. This is the...

Here is my new Roadster middleweight. This is the third bike these wheels have been on. The front dyno drum has done 26,000 miles, including two tours for 8,100 miles at 120 lbs....
04-27-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,330
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I think the other cyclist was an idiot. There was...

I think the other cyclist was an idiot. There was no downside there to zipping by on the right. You obviously weren't going right and if you were also going straight, then close to FRAP in the lane...
04-24-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,823
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The actual sizes were 28 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1 5/8" (...

The actual sizes were 28 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1 5/8" ( 635 ) and also later 28" = 622 mm rim.
Then later 630 became 27", LOL.
British bikes were mostly these two 28" sizes until the 1980s. I rode all...
04-24-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,823
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Easy choice for me, I hate gravel. Steel frame...

Easy choice for me, I hate gravel. Steel frame Roadster with long TT and a steel swept bar. Disc Rohloff14 with cable TRP Spyre and SA XL-FDD dyno drum brake in the front. I have used 28" x 36 mm...
04-24-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 439
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I don't see enough difference with that bar to...

I don't see enough difference with that bar to justify it. I suppose the 31.6 might limit choices.
Mine are old 1" steel.
04-24-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 439
Posted By GamblerGORD53

IMO, your way too straight HB is THE problem, as...

IMO, your way too straight HB is THE problem, as shown in that pic. This gives you NO back/ torso adjustment. Very stiff and uncomfortable.
So get a bar with both up sweep and rear sweep, like 30 to...
04-17-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,232
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Brooklyn bikes have that beat easily. 1/3 to 1/4...

Brooklyn bikes have that beat easily. 1/3 to 1/4 the cost of a Riv.
04-13-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,651
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I have really liked my ABUS Bordo Granite, for 7...

I have really liked my ABUS Bordo Granite, for 7 years now. I just measured it, 34"/ 86 cm from the head to the open tip. It goes around about a 6" pole and the seat tube. I bought it for my tour...
04-10-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 980
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I don't think you are too far off normal. But yes...

I don't think you are too far off normal. But yes I agree with what you are thinking.
Get a shorter stem and bars with more rise and further sweep back. Straight MTB bars are awful anyway.
Way too...
04-10-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 980
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I would get the bigger one and get bars with more...

I would get the bigger one and get bars with more sweep. Straight ones are horrible for discomfort.
These boutique bikes are really bad at providing size measurements.
04-10-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By GamblerGORD53

LOL. That is the same as a Vietnam bike. On a 3...

LOL. That is the same as a Vietnam bike. On a 3 week trip there in 2007, I bought one of them in both Hanoi and Saigon, for about $80. Mine had a full double tube and came with a frame lock. I added...
04-07-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By GamblerGORD53

If the 7 is a deraileur, forget that. I just...

If the 7 is a deraileur, forget that.
I just got a Nexus 7i on a roadster frame I wanted. The few rides I used it slowly in puddle conditions, I thought it was very nice. The paddle shifter works...
04-07-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Even IF this was true, it only applies to one of...

Even IF this was true, it only applies to one of the 2 settings. One will be direct drive, same as one gear on a SA hub.
Besides that, the way the hub is stretched to inside the cluster, I think...
04-06-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,845
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I already put a bunch of comments in that video....

I already put a bunch of comments in that video. LOL. Using deraileurs there for commuting is of course completely STUPID, and rare. I would still definitely say I want more than 1 speed. Far better...
04-04-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Here is the kind of bike that will be trouble...

Here is the kind of bike that will be trouble free. And SIMPLE to ride. Shift up or down, NOTHING to think about. IMO, it's far better to have a multi-purpose bike that can carry stuff and groceries,...
04-04-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Pedals have 5 parts + bearings. I don't need a...

Pedals have 5 parts + bearings. I don't need a defaileur mechanics degree to figure them out. I know what a no adjustment pedal is, I still have some that are 30+ years old in my boxes. I did modify...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,357
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My Rohloff shifter is on my TT, same place as for...

My Rohloff shifter is on my TT, same place as for my 2 SA shifters. Zero chance of damage to it or the cables that don't flop around the front. Soon after I got it, I wrapped a shoelace around it...
03-31-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Garbage product warning > VSixty cheap loose bearing pedals

I made a mistake and bought these cheap pedals for $26, but did return them for a refund of course. They are perfect on the outside, as with my other $60 VSixty with a sealed bearing and bushing on...
03-30-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Doesn't it work the same way as the old hubs?? ...

Doesn't it work the same way as the old hubs??
I put it in the vice, then set and hold the brake arm with a rag or wear an old leather glove. Put your other finger where the cable stop is. I turn...
03-28-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By GamblerGORD53

?? I was thinking it's too SMALL and cramped....

?? I was thinking it's too SMALL and cramped. Looks like it has massive knee overlap.
03-28-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,103
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The problem with all the seat covers that have...

The problem with all the seat covers that have been offered, is they are the same hard rubber as what the seat is made of. Totally idiotic.
My last visit to the LBS, I saw a seat with fluid bubbles...
03-28-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The whole point of these comfort bars is to be...

The whole point of these comfort bars is to be somewhat upright. Plus they only really work with a 23.5" TT, and I'm just 5'8".
That Univega has a silly high stem to fit the upside down bar. I don't...
03-26-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Nice bike and I love swept handlebars. But that...

Nice bike and I love swept handlebars. But that kickstand there is a horrible idea.
03-14-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,588
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Wire style cages are OK for plastic bottles,...

Wire style cages are OK for plastic bottles, Gatorade or whatever. I use the short stubby Gatorade ones. I adjusted the fit of a stainless cage, and it wouldn't hold proper after that. For my Kleen...
03-08-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 160,760
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Thanks but those all have ribs and nowhere near...

Thanks but those all have ribs and nowhere near the quality that mine are.
03-08-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 160,760
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Here was my cheapo 1973 Raleigh 5d, that I bought...

Here was my cheapo 1973 Raleigh 5d, that I bought new. This pic was just before I scrapped most of it for parts. No, that is not the seat I used. I am posting this just because I am desperately...
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,757
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I only do motels/ hotels. Not much you can do at...

I only do motels/ hotels. Not much you can do at dark campgrounds. Most people go for a walk and find a fire pit chat going on.

If I have a long ride, I'll find a motel first, then have supper and...
03-05-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,743
Posted By GamblerGORD53

WTF. Google sends me a monthly report, why it...

WTF. Google sends me a monthly report, why it started I don't know.
So anyway, it tells me more or less all the places I went. How many miles with the car, bikes and walking.
I haven't figured out...
02-23-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,313
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I knew that stat from the start as well. Knew of...

I knew that stat from the start as well. Knew of several fatals on first ride, one girl never went a block, I think I remember.
My BIL had a motorcycle, so I got dumb and bought one too. Never did...
Forum: Foo
02-23-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I saw that story as well. Meow meow, they just...

I saw that story as well.
Meow meow, they just have longer legs. LOL. .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAmkt_cYkuA
There's a bunch of others on YT. Canadians and Russians.
02-19-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,792
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Green IS more visible actually. Because there is...

Green IS more visible actually. Because there is more blue and yellow in the environment to reflect.
I remember this from 40 years ago, during my waterskiing years. Red sure is useless. My float...
02-19-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,299
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Yesterday a sad report came out. Covid has...

Yesterday a sad report came out. Covid has already chopped off a year for whites and 3 years for blacks.
We'll be lucky if that's all, after it's done.
Forum: Foo
02-15-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,844
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Back when I had a frozen car outside, I would...

Back when I had a frozen car outside, I would fill 1 or 2 pop bottles with hot water. I would first put them on the dash to warm up the windshield, while I scraped or swept the snow. Then I started...
02-15-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,364
Posted By GamblerGORD53

^^^^ HORRIBLE idea.

^^^^ HORRIBLE idea.
Forum: Foo
02-15-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,844
Posted By GamblerGORD53

LOL. Malarkey. We are having a GSM.

LOL. Malarkey. We are having a GSM.
02-15-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,364
Posted By GamblerGORD53

That is best for non-SA hubs for sure. My SA...

That is best for non-SA hubs for sure.
My SA XL-RD5w is easy to take apart and bath the parts in solvent. So no need to dip anything. Just brush oil on, after I install the new grease. I use...
Forum: Foo
02-15-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,844
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Congratulations!!!! Coldest Valentines day ever....

Congratulations!!!! Coldest Valentines day ever. LOL. At least since 1816.
1921 was far hotter than 2021 will be. LOL.
02-15-21, 01:26 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,712
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Caliper brakes aren't much better than rod...

Caliper brakes aren't much better than rod brakes. IMO.
Drum brakes are NOT obsolete either. Idiots just won't buy them. LOL.
Forum: Foo
02-14-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,844
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I guess I've had a couple Kokanee's too, in the...

I guess I've had a couple Kokanee's too, in the 1980s at the lakes. The Canadian Rockies are way nicer, IMO. Not much boring scenery in Utah either.
In 2018 I rode 3,900 miles thru Calgary, BC, WA,...
Forum: Foo
02-14-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,844
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Alberta and Sask had 43 record colds a week ago,...

Alberta and Sask had 43 record colds a week ago, -46C I think it was. The weather channel just showed Seattle had the most snow in 50 years. LOL. Snow clear across America now.
The border area there...
Forum: Foo
02-14-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,385
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Those 6 or 7 cars were the only ones undamaged I...

Those 6 or 7 cars were the only ones undamaged I think. The were 3 empty spots on the truck, so not sure if that's the way it was.
The day before, there was an umpteenth 20+ vehicle wreck up on the...
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