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04-10-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 837
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: 2,730
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: 2,730
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: 2,730
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: 861
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: 3,547
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: 36
Views: 1,822
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: 117
Views: 10,346
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: 3,564
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: 117
Views: 10,346
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: 969
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: 442
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: 1,506
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: 17,666
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: 549
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: 347
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: 853
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: 3,341
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: 2,122
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: 2,683
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: 2,364
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: 4,883
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: 983
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: 4,883
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: 2,210
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: 3,026
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: 2,754
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: 1,710
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: 11,140
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: 1,115
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: 1,115
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: 8,468
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: 1,115
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: 3,963
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: 972
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: 586
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: 2,002
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: 3,088
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: 87
Views: 8,027
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: 884
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.
06-21-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,524
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...
05-31-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My dad wore out his SS Rudge ring and cog plenty,...

My dad wore out his SS Rudge ring and cog plenty, took 60+ years. LOL He was a GM mechanic, but refused to spend money on his/ mine old bike. We got the bike in 1968 when it was 10 or 20 years old....
05-31-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Why rarely ride it?? If it's because of cotter...

Why rarely ride it?? If it's because of cotter cranks and or goofy rim-pull brakes, I can see that. When windy, just go crosswind.
I'm not afraid to ride my bought in 2017, 1973 CCM, city or...
05-13-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,706
Posted By GamblerGORD53

All the posters here are dead or banned. LOL

All the posters here are dead or banned. LOL
05-11-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,307
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Well I certainly see CO2 containers on most rides...

Well I certainly see CO2 containers on most rides over 40 miles. And I agree they are slobs.
The beer can tossing thing started with the open container in car law. And they were in the ditch every...
05-10-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,082
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Get your posts up to 10 and show the pics. Then...

Get your posts up to 10 and show the pics. Then we can see if it fits.
A smaller bike will not help as you are getting older. More likely to be riding more upright.
That is what's happening to me....
05-01-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Yup, useless as pictured, could be dangerous as...

Yup, useless as pictured, could be dangerous as well. Connect the front properly. I agree the fender looks best when in line with the chain stays. I avoid mud like the plague.
For flaps, I cut up...
04-16-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 973
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Lots less, in the case of my 2003 Spez hybrid. It...

Lots less, in the case of my 2003 Spez hybrid. It had an integrated HS with a threaded nut. I did 18,000 miles in 15 years.
I never did a thing to it. So I have no idea what the bearings were. LOL...
04-13-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By GamblerGORD53

SS bikes most likely have a 120 dropout. So only...

SS bikes most likely have a 120 dropout. So only a 3 sp will fit. I wouldn't trust the no cable ones, prone to fail I hear.
You can put the shifter on the TT like I do. No cable flopping or clutter...
04-11-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,552
Posted By GamblerGORD53

>>> One I just started following that I am kind...

>>> One I just started following that I am kind of into is called Two Wheel Cruise, its a guy who lives in Japan that works for a cycling company. He is an American (I think) and his wife who is...
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