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04-13-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,211
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: 778
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: 778
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: 765
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: 14
Views: 683
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 7 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: 272
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: 1,493
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: 540
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: 475
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: 16
Views: 864
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: 475
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: 322
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: 440
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: 1,035
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: 440
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: 440
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: 3,254
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: 158,552
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: 158,552
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: 3,486
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: 1,534
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: 2,960
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: 503
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: 1,634
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: 5,148
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: 2,684
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: 5,270
Posted By GamblerGORD53

^^^^ HORRIBLE idea.

^^^^ HORRIBLE idea.
Forum: Foo
02-15-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,684
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: 5,270
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: 2,684
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: 7,341
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: 2,684
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: 2,684
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: 3,174
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...
Forum: Foo
02-14-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,684
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...
02-05-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My guess is it's a bad idea to use a stiff cold...

My guess is it's a bad idea to use a stiff cold liner. Are there really thorns about in winter?
Let's see the inside of the tire. Bound to show more than the outside.
Forum: Touring
02-05-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,523
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I still think the 559 is NOT and never was the...

I still think the 559 is NOT and never was the world standard. Only popular in the knobby MTB areas, mostly America, WalMart World and Latin America?? No clue about Russia or east Europe.
28"/ 622...
02-01-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,008
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My secret is CABLE TRP Spyre caliper on my...

My secret is CABLE TRP Spyre caliper on my Rohloff. ZERO fuss or rub or squeaks. Stops instantly when needed. Pads are wearing down of course.
My front brake secret is SA DRUM brake. ZERO...
01-30-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,468
Posted By GamblerGORD53

For a REAL laugh, how bout everybody post their...

For a REAL laugh, how bout everybody post their Ignore list??? :geek:
Mine had one 9 years ago.
01-30-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,468
Posted By GamblerGORD53

There's already a billion too many who think FAKE...

There's already a billion too many who think FAKE GloBULL warming is a real problem. LOL
01-29-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,228
Posted By GamblerGORD53

It's a meaningless ratio, IMO. What happens when...

It's a meaningless ratio, IMO. What happens when one city has extra safe drivers and extra clumsy cyclists.?? LOL
NY has winter, while lots of these cities don't.
01-29-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,960
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Rather unfortunately, my city has just had an...

Rather unfortunately, my city has just had an e-bike fatality on Jan. 4th. I believe it's the first, certainly not the last. I just figured out the e-bike part today....
Forum: Framebuilders
01-29-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,536
Posted By GamblerGORD53

With that heavy fork I think you need a SA XL...

With that heavy fork I think you need a SA XL drum brake. Bonus is you'll never need to adjust it ever again.
My dyno drum has 26,000 miles with one bearing change. Done 2 tours on my 120 lb tour...
01-29-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I have figured out some more here. The CTV video...

I have figured out some more here. The CTV video shows very well the back wheel of the bike. I am sure it is a hub drive e-bike and it looks clean and new to me. There is a wire on the NDS and there...
01-29-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Fate comes to Edmonton, a really unfortunate and fatality of a 64 year old man.

The improbable sad and logically impossible happened here the afternoon of Jan. 4, 2021. First one in over 3 years I think. A 20 foot empty flatbed trailer pulled by a 10 ton picker truck rolled over...
01-29-21, 01:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,581
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I would get the 54 and a 70 mm stem or whatever...

I would get the 54 and a 70 mm stem or whatever works. The smaller frame servers only to make you reach 2 cm DOWN, or have a gangly high steerer. An angled up stem is far stronger way to get height....
01-26-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 835
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, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Forget it.

Forget it.
01-24-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,853
Posted By GamblerGORD53

How about shutting down laugh tracks while...

How about shutting down laugh tracks while they're at it.
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