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08-02-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 955
Posted By GamblerGORD53

SA Drum brakes have been around 90 years I guess....

SA Drum brakes have been around 90 years I guess. My TRP Spyre disc on my Rohloff will stop on a dime, but drums are still the BEST. 100% reliable, predictable, weatherproof, safe because they mostly...
08-02-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,341
Posted By GamblerGORD53

LOL. Still peddling the BS that you are driving a...

LOL. Still peddling the BS that you are driving a bicycle and that's not allowed on shoulders. HILLARIOUS
Street( dumbs) = VC with ONLY BS. FIFY
Then there's the pic above with the van and a...
07-30-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 342
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Keep cleaning till it's spotless, then grease...

Keep cleaning till it's spotless, then grease those pivots. Yes I would sand the shell with 480 or so. I give it a few angle scratches with 150 to give it some bite for a while.They seem to work...
07-29-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 342
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I really doubt anything has changed with the...

I really doubt anything has changed with the design of the shoe cap, including the shell diameter. Why would they??
I looked at that part diagram, looks just the same. Just a different SS and no...
07-29-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 789
Posted By GamblerGORD53

And I'm just wondering about that imaginary...

And I'm just wondering about that imaginary "insurance company" that requires wearing a helmet.
Has anybody actually made a CLAIM, that has also been PAID??
Forum: Touring
07-29-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Lovely bike with a PERFECT fit, IMO, very rare...

Lovely bike with a PERFECT fit, IMO, very rare with that bike. Somebody has been looking at POOR fitting LHTs for way too long.
Half my 23" bikes I couldn't get 1 finger around. LOL. As long as the...
07-28-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 789
Posted By GamblerGORD53

It's imaginary. Pffft.

It's imaginary. Pffft.
07-28-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,670
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Derailleur bikes?? NO. LOL

Derailleur bikes?? NO. LOL
07-28-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,646
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Blinkers SUCK, all day, everyday. Even worse is...

Blinkers SUCK, all day, everyday. Even worse is only a helmet light at night. Impossible to track the bike direction. Trucks see me and react from likely 200 yards back. I see this in my bar mirror. ...
07-28-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 342
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My guess is the inside is rusted. Very unlikely...

My guess is the inside is rusted. Very unlikely the shoe needs replacing. Just needs plenty of cleaning.
My home power has been off 4 hours, so I won,t try to look around with my IPad.
07-27-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Actually, it might not be a problem at all. It...

Actually, it might not be a problem at all. It happens in various scenarios to all bikes.
Taking your feet of the pedals is goofy at any speed, anyway. Maybe going thru a deep puddle I might do it....
07-27-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 463
Posted By GamblerGORD53

For direct center behind hit scenarios by average...

For direct center behind hit scenarios by average vehicle.....
I would say fast/ fast is the worst. The bike would wobble and go down with rider. Dead.
Then fast/ slow. Rider would go way airborne,...
07-26-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By GamblerGORD53

You will likely need a longer seat post as well....

You will likely need a longer seat post as well. At least 3" inside the tube.
07-26-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,660
Posted By GamblerGORD53

ONLY everlasting SA drum brake hubs are suitable...

ONLY everlasting SA drum brake hubs are suitable for an Armageddon bike. Those days are coming ....
07-26-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By GamblerGORD53

+1. The right side is likely too tight. Remove...

+1. The right side is likely too tight. Remove the cones before opening the shell.
Take it apart and soak and clean everything in solvent. Make sure you don't throw out the plastic washer on top of...
07-25-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,660
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Darn right it's nuts. You have NO Sturmey Archer...

Darn right it's nuts. You have NO Sturmey Archer hub. Preferably a RD5w. I rode mine 106.5 miles last Monday.
Easy as pie. And it's 78 lbs, LOL.
07-24-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By GamblerGORD53

It already has a bar far above the seat, in the...

It already has a bar far above the seat, in the pic I see.
https://www.amazon.ca/Performance-Raven-Kids-Bike-PINK/dp/B01M3T1V8L
It has a threadless H set. Either get a riser bar or a proper size...
07-21-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Well, I'll bug you one more time. LOL. Yesterday...

Well, I'll bug you one more time. LOL. Yesterday I rode 107 miles on my 78 lb-er. GIs were 46/ 55/ 73.5/ 98/ 117.6. Clock time was 9:40 to 9:20. 7Hr36 moving, final avg. sagged to 14.0, the last 2...
07-21-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 680
Posted By GamblerGORD53

All you need is a bar with about 30+ degree sweep...

All you need is a bar with about 30+ degree sweep and 2" rise. What you have is what I call a broom handle. ZERO flexibility for hands or posture.
Forget the fit. One girl blogger got 4 fits to see...
07-19-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By GamblerGORD53

So I just ordered a 44T and 46T silver Gebhardt...

So I just ordered a 44T and 46T silver Gebhardt rings, from VeloSolo in UK, $131.5 Cdn. Shipping is only 14 Gbp, so who knows when it will get here.
Performance shipping from Beaverton was near $50,...
07-19-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Looks like shipping is closed from the US from...

Looks like shipping is closed from the US from Ben's and with USPS anyway. I found the Sugino part at Ben's cycle online.
Canadian sites don't seem to have direct online sales.
I'll have to find...
07-19-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By GamblerGORD53

46T 1/8" 130BCD rings wanted. Are there any actually 1/8"??

Last winter I got a 175mm SS Sugino crankset. It came with a 48T that isn't even 3/32. WTF. It's like a 9 speed baby rattle!!!
I have been using a White Ind. set up for 6 years. I thought they were...
07-18-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Thanks Dan Burkhart. This hub gets me down the...

Thanks Dan Burkhart. This hub gets me down the highway easier than anything I've had.
With my set up I have a super efficient middle gear like SS used 70%, with an uphill gear, headwind gear, tail...
07-17-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Why no other IGH comments? Anyway, as promised...

Why no other IGH comments?
Anyway, as promised another 46 mph video. Weeeeeeeee. LOL... 72 miles, 5Hr56 moving, 8 hr total, Avg. 12.3. I stopped for lunch at DQ and puttered thru 3 towns. Drops avg...
07-16-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My SA XL RD-5w Shifting FLAW finally Solved. Yippie !!!!

In 2012 I bought this RD5w hub from SJS, my first IGH. My spokes were slow coming, so I played with the shift chain several times. I kept wondering why it kept sticking going back in. I used it a...
Forum: Foo
07-12-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,028
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My relative in Beaverton listens to talk radio in...

My relative in Beaverton listens to talk radio in the morning. He is still sharp at 91 and still very strong for his age. I visited him for 6 days in my bike tour 2 years ago. Saying it's all wacky...
07-10-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,870
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Last Sept. / Oct. I drove thru 19 states and 4...

Last Sept. / Oct. I drove thru 19 states and 4 provinces with NO seat belt. LOL
Car won't let me cruise, oh well.
I have been in 8 fenderbenders going back to 1965, NO seat belt, no injury.
07-08-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 838
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Maybe the spokes are loose. Likely you are way...

Maybe the spokes are loose. Likely you are way too big. Maybe not sitting centered either.
07-08-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I just had the same clunking, getting worse. It...

I just had the same clunking, getting worse. It was worse when pushing very lightly.
It was my pedals with over 30,000 miles. LOL They have been so loose they would spin 10 times when flicked.
I...
07-08-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,870
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I thought the OP was going to grumble about nanny...

I thought the OP was going to grumble about nanny rules for official club rides. LOL
07-08-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By GamblerGORD53

You're joking right?? Pffft There is nice grass...

You're joking right?? Pffft There is nice grass if wanting a bailout.
The car could open the door and still miss him. I've had exactly the same happen to me.
07-03-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,317
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Why are there 4 choices for MTBs?? Lumping...

Why are there 4 choices for MTBs??
Lumping Pashley's with race bikes in ROAD is laughable. I have said this before.
And nothing for IGH roadster/ tour bikes?? This is what my 2 bikes are.
07-02-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,723
Posted By GamblerGORD53

This reminds me of a guy I saw at our biggest LBS...

This reminds me of a guy I saw at our biggest LBS about 8 years ago.
He brought in a average beginner bike that had been DRIVEN over in his driveway. LOL
He was begging them to make it rideable....
07-02-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,723
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Actually, I used a bunch of CF on my custom steel...

Actually, I used a bunch of CF on my custom steel tour bike. For my lesson, I wrapped 2 legs off a broken fork with 2 or 3 layers of CF with a real hard setting epoxy. Let it set 2 days and then...
07-02-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,723
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: 596
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.
07-01-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By GamblerGORD53

13 miles doesn't even get me warmed up. LOL. It...

13 miles doesn't even get me warmed up. LOL. It will cost you at least half the price of a decent new bike to do ANY changes. Many new bikes have horrible steep slope frames, so that is a...
06-29-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Pretty nice for a working guy. Nothing to sneeze...

Pretty nice for a working guy. Nothing to sneeze at there.
I added mine up for the same time, retired.
Tour bike with Rohloff14 > 16,700 miles.
Same bike with SA 5w > about 8,000.
CCM with old...
06-27-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 762
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Bike looks too small to me.

Bike looks too small to me.
06-27-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,885
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Thanks, but NO thanks to that. I give it a 9/10...

Thanks, but NO thanks to that. I give it a 9/10 on the lame and Pffft scale.
It's just a lazy attempt at fitting different size tubes. I would expect it scratches just as bad as hose clamps.
06-27-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,885
Posted By GamblerGORD53

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x640/waterbottle_cage_mount_229ac901470c2d729073ee3e280422b0094c8166.jpg[/QUOTE]
I tried to buy a frame mount for my old CCM. They do NOT...
06-25-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 918
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I have a strong aversion to eyeleted rims because...

I have a strong aversion to eyeleted rims because of this. ^^^^
Eyelets are the biggest CAUSE of corrosion and cracking. Putting a stiff ring around a weaker and usually rounded profile rim is a...
06-22-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 918
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Looks like a poor design to me. That flat profile...

Looks like a poor design to me. That flat profile is bound to flex.
Now buy one that is pointed like my medium heavy duty Velocity Dyads. They have other narrower and lighter models.
06-21-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,238
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...
Forum: Touring
06-19-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,724
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I know SMP 36 mm tires can't do everything, but...

I know SMP 36 mm tires can't do everything, but they aren't total off pave wimps either.
One day east of Guiyang, I was forced to ride 12 miles of construction wet clay on a cold cloudy day. It took...
Forum: Touring
06-18-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,724
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I agree with your tube choice and not much...

I agree with your tube choice and not much else...... 57 cm?, get serious. The 110 stem makes this even more ridiculous.
60 cm at the very least and maybe 90mm stem with a LONG TT for comfort....
06-17-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,859
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Too small.

Too small.
06-13-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By GamblerGORD53

It's definitely a home made frame. And first or...

It's definitely a home made frame. And first or second try at that. LOL
Is it steel or Alu? Whatever, it isn't worth a hill of beans. Looks more like a tour bike frame to me.
06-13-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,859
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The seat looks an inch lower to me. Probably...

The seat looks an inch lower to me. Probably because you didn't allow for the suspension seat post. I would chuck that ASAP.
And I agree the high HB affords ZERO leverage going up hills. As is, it...
Forum: Touring
06-11-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,880
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Pretty nice bike there. I sure wouldn't use...

Pretty nice bike there. I sure wouldn't use anything but regular shoes and flat pedals. Things can happen in 1/4 of a second.
Water bottles won't matter much for a 2 day trip, I mostly use old...
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