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Forum: Foo
05-13-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 512
Posted By GamblerGORD53

IMO, All the honorable celebrities in Hollywood...

IMO, All the honorable celebrities in Hollywood died years ago. Most are Lefty morons now. Pfffft
Forum: Foo
05-12-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By GamblerGORD53

QUICK. Dig a pond and get your boat ready. A FOOT...

QUICK. Dig a pond and get your boat ready. A FOOT of rain is forecast next week.
Alberta finally got some rain to stop our dry spell.
Last week I saw a pic of the Rio Grande, I think it was. Bone...
05-09-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,794
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Ain't nothing better than SA DRUM brakes, fit and...

Ain't nothing better than SA DRUM brakes, fit and forget. 25,000+ miles with NO worries, no adjusting, no rim scratch or screech, no fade, no heating, 100% the same in any weather, very little chance...
05-07-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,796
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...
05-03-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 998
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...
Forum: Touring
04-29-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 250,716
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: 1,299
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: 63
Views: 1,677
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, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
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: 486
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...
04-10-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,038
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.
Forum: Foo
02-15-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,898
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...
Forum: Foo
02-14-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,898
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, 10:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,898
Posted By GamblerGORD53

LOL. It's all the way to New Orleans and...

LOL. It's all the way to New Orleans and Mississippi I see. There is now ZERO place you can go across on the southern tier tour route. LOL. My city has had less snow than Lubbock this winter. It has...
01-26-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 889
Posted By GamblerGORD53

First thing we need is the drop out space...

First thing we need is the drop out space measurement. 1975 could be 110 or 120. Alfines 8s are 135 mm. A 7 speed might be less, but not 120, AFAIK. This 7 speed does have more and even spaced gears,...
01-24-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,683
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Awesome ride. Don't let these weight weenie nuts...

Awesome ride. Don't let these weight weenie nuts diss such an all round useful bike. But it does look like the TT is way too short for comfort bars.
It's still 30 lbs less than what I ride with IGH....
01-12-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,742
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Here is the BEST. >>> Krazygrease.com. I've been...

Here is the BEST. >>> Krazygrease.com. I've been using it 8 years for everything. My SA 3 and 5 hubs fly down the road.
HS, BB, seat post, pedals, nuts and bolts. Nothing better.
Phil's is over...
12-29-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,469
Posted By GamblerGORD53

With all the BS that gets passed around about...

With all the BS that gets passed around about "SLOW" IGH bikes, someone >> ME>> has to prove it's 99% malarkey NONSENSE.... It sure as hell isn't a SA 5w hub.
Just yesterday there's yet another...
12-27-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,672
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I had a good year, only got to day ride from home...

I had a good year, only got to day ride from home and back. Best ride was 133.66 miles with my SA XL-RD5w, a double my age ride.
Rainy June and cold Oct. I did get a bonus 40 miles in Dec. on 3...
12-27-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,469
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I go as fast as the WIND let's me. Same as for...

I go as fast as the WIND let's me. Same as for any bike. The second last day of my last tour, I was cruising on the flat freeway/ highway at 25 to 32 mph, with a 120 lb bike. When I stopped for lunch...
12-10-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,005
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I think the problem is often with 1 pad moving...

I think the problem is often with 1 pad moving calipers. My TRP Spyre has had zero squeals, resin pads. But I only rode this tour bike in rain a few times. IME, this resin stops far BETTER. It locks...
11-25-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By GamblerGORD53

How the hell did that get you home?? 40% broke.

How the hell did that get you home?? 40% broke.
11-23-20, 01:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,627
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I have 3 drum brake hubs, SA XL-FDD with 27,000...

I have 3 drum brake hubs, SA XL-FDD with 27,000 miles, XL-RD5w and X-RD3. All flawless.
For a 3 spd, there is only the RD3, IMO. Mine is only 3 years old with 3,838 miles. I did a century on it this...
Forum: Touring
11-17-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,863
Posted By GamblerGORD53

People STILL buy LHTs too SMALL. LOL

People STILL buy LHTs too SMALL. LOL
11-15-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I would throw those crazy gimmicks in the...

I would throw those crazy gimmicks in the garbage. Is this a mudder bike? What the hell is the point of hydraulic?
My TRP cable Spyres work 100% every time on my Rohloff 203 disc, stops instantly...
11-09-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By GamblerGORD53

WHY?? It sure won't make anything faster or...

WHY?? It sure won't make anything faster or easier.
I rode my SA 5w all this summer. I rather like not needing to shift every 2 fricking mph, especially going into a breeze.
My direct middle gear...
11-08-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By GamblerGORD53

It did a test ride with those on a Simcoe I...

It did a test ride with those on a Simcoe I really liked. They stopped well, but the crunchy grinding sound and feel is grotesque. IMO.
Imagine doing that at 40 mph on a hill. NO thanks.
OTOH... My...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,483
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My Rohloff14 had 21.8 to 114.6 GI. I use the high...

My Rohloff14 had 21.8 to 114.6 GI. I use the high almost as much as the low.
When I had a big tailwind, I was doing 27 to 30 mph on the FLAT. Very seldom of course.
85 GI is for just a slight...
11-06-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,244
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My Rohloff14 is awesome for hills and SA RD5w is...

My Rohloff14 is awesome for hills and SA RD5w is awesome for thrills. It has my 5 longest and fastest records.
Nothing gets me down the highway easier. ZERO worries now.
11-04-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,831
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Cyclist couldn't figure out what's going on right...

Cyclist couldn't figure out what's going on right in front of him?? WTF.
Plus it's night. DEFENSIVE riding is compulsory. TMO.
11-04-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,456
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Roadsters are heavy 28" wheel STEEL bikes without...

Roadsters are heavy 28" wheel STEEL bikes without defaileurs. Case closed.
10-31-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,029
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Peds with lights is getting more common, with...

Peds with lights is getting more common, with cheap stuff available I guess. Attached to ankles and shoes.
I suppose it also has a neato cool dimension. They are putting them on dogs too.
10-27-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,052
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I would pump a wad of PL glue in there, so it...

I would pump a wad of PL glue in there, so it won't crush.
===
Now I see it's both sides, toast. IMO
10-21-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,029
Posted By GamblerGORD53

There have been many good ideas that have come...

There have been many good ideas that have come along, like the high center tail light on cars.
Lately they have strayed into mindless tinkering with standards.
YELLOW lights have been used for the...
09-15-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,511
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Wow what a cute and functional bike. It'll last a...

Wow what a cute and functional bike. It'll last a long time. 1 pc cranks do require a good annual lube. Backwards thread to remove. I might even have look at it right away. Cheap bikes = cheap lube....
09-05-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,078
Posted By GamblerGORD53

LOL, I'm 66.6. Just since July17, I have done 5...

LOL, I'm 66.6. Just since July17, I have done 5 centuries with my 73 lb tour bike, with a SA XL-RD5w. 101, 105, 106, 107, and 133.6 MILES, exactly double my age.
I wasn't really tired after any of...
08-27-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,810
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I bought an engraver and put my initials on my SA...

I bought an engraver and put my initials on my SA hubs. My custom frame has no serial #.
Also used that engraver to fix a sticky part in the hub. LOL
08-13-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,767
Posted By GamblerGORD53

It's hilarious how these newbie trolls ALL pick...

It's hilarious how these newbie trolls ALL pick exactly 300 miles and TWO days. LOL And a lame bike with no rack mounts.
This is what the 5th or 6th?? Even if he called it 2 nights and 3 days, it's...
08-02-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,262
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...
07-30-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,183
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: 24
Views: 1,183
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...
07-28-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,636
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: 24
Views: 1,183
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.
07-25-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,031
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.
07-21-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,016
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...
07-16-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
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: 30
Views: 2,034
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...
07-08-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,141
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
07-02-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,104
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: 922
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.
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