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09-26-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By GamblerGORD53

There is supposedly drag from the grease, more...

There is supposedly drag from the grease, more when cold.
My 90mm SA Dyno drum brake has NO such drag or upkeep or adjustment thru 25,500 miles. One sealed bearing went at 17,000 miles. After my...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Any SA hub bike will do in Texas. I spent a week...

Any SA hub bike will do in Texas. I spent a week there in 2003 and rode 7 cities. Right now I'm car travelling with my SA 3 CCM on the roof. Went all the way east. I rode in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec...
09-20-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 521
Posted By GamblerGORD53

What's with the S crack in the second pic?? ...

What's with the S crack in the second pic??
That rim has definitely hit a pot hole. Garbage it totally. It's Second hand used yet? pffft
08-03-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By GamblerGORD53

That chain is rusty, so it's been outside a...

That chain is rusty, so it's been outside a while.
Plus that appears to be one of those gawd awful bikes with a TT so sloped it merges with the seat stay in an almost straight line. What a STUPID...
07-31-19, 06:13 PM
07-30-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 815
Posted By GamblerGORD53

LOL Speaking of delusions... Raleigh was still...

LOL Speaking of delusions...
Raleigh was still selling bikes with rim pull/ Rod Brakes till 1981. LOL Obviously they were deluded into thinking they WORK, along with all the dolts that bought them....
07-30-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 815
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Why?? The guys at my IGH LBS derided Dyads....

Why?? The guys at my IGH LBS derided Dyads. Called them cheap and use more material for no good reason.
Eyelets have magical abilities to stiffen AND somehow allow the surrounding rim to perform the...
07-30-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 815
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Well looking at the pics, they sure don't look...

Well looking at the pics, they sure don't look pretty to me. Looks like a sewer drain. Maybe he is a puddle mudder, while I avoid it like the plague. There is dirt in the gap and a scum ring around...
07-30-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 815
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My Dyad rims are only 480g I think. The front one...

My Dyad rims are only 480g I think. The front one has 25,000 miles with a SA dyno drum, with locking nipples and 2.3/ 2.0 WH spokes. I way over tightened them at first, then backed off the tension....
07-29-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 815
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Oh look .... another crap eyelet rim.....

Oh look .... another crap eyelet rim.....
07-29-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,944
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Well I just suckered myself into buying one........

Well I just suckered myself into buying one..... THE safest car on the road too.
They now have radar control for lanes, blind spot and braking. So now you CAN take your eyes off and the car will...
07-27-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,916
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Koolstops didn't do squat with my caliper brakes....

Koolstops didn't do squat with my caliper brakes. All they do is glaze over and grip nothing. That is on a clean dry rim. With mud??? Pffft
My Spyres on a Rohloff 203 disc will skid the tire in half...
07-27-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Borrow a metric measuring tape and roll it out on...

Borrow a metric measuring tape and roll it out on the floor. Put a piece of masking tape on the side of the tire and mark the front edge. Start at the 100mm mark and push straight. Lean on the bar...
07-26-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,765
Posted By GamblerGORD53

But but but RECORD HOT yesterday. LOL hahahahaha ...

But but but RECORD HOT yesterday. LOL hahahahaha
Now they are showing the snow plow pushing a river on the road.
07-23-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,745
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I rode the whole way thru Seattle a couple days...

I rode the whole way thru Seattle a couple days last summer. Some of it twice, downtown, Green Lake and the industrial.
I saw NO need for such shenanigans or road HOGGING.
It would be nice if they...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,172
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Neato bikes, have fun riding without hearing...

Neato bikes, have fun riding without hearing grinding. ha But shift cables on the chain stay is really lame, IMO. Cable getting bonked or muddy beside your heel? Pffft
I'll ride in tall rubber boots...
07-15-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Maybe once in my life I put a light oil on a...

Maybe once in my life I put a light oil on a brake cable. My tour bike with a hard pulling Drum brake hasn't been touched in 12,000 miles/ 4.5 years/ 2 tours. My LBS guy did lube my DeR shifter stuff...
07-15-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,333
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My Sigma wired computers are very good. They have...

My Sigma wired computers are very good. They have had a memory for 8 or 10 years I think.
I've been using 1 on each wheel of my tour bike. LOL BC1412 and 1612.
07-09-19, 12:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My bikes were seldom less than 40 lbs. Speed was...

My bikes were seldom less than 40 lbs. Speed was never my calling.
I have been getting cramps for years also. My defailleurs were so bad, shifting was just a total bother.

I was SO glad when I...
07-08-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,414
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Ahlaphilippe won. Rabbit WINS for once and he had...

Ahlaphilippe won. Rabbit WINS for once and he had disc brakes.
Yellow jersey bonked, I don't know what happened with him.
I just watch the last hour after I wake up.
07-07-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,513
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Great bike brianhamp. Sure looks like my 1973...

Great bike brianhamp. Sure looks like my 1973 CCM, except the crank, chain guard and mine had an Alu stem. What is the name on your headbadge??

I bought mine 3 years ago all original with a SA 3....
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,263
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Well my XL-FDD is HALF way to 50,000 miles in 7...

Well my XL-FDD is HALF way to 50,000 miles in 7 years. LOL The cam interface is the only thing wearing.
The RS bearing had 4 crushed up balls at 17,000 miles. Cleaned it up, put in a new sealed...
06-30-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,821
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Meanwhile.... The trash slob TORN jeans look goes...

Meanwhile.... The trash slob TORN jeans look goes on and on and on........
Forum: Foo
06-27-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,550
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Cruise ships are dumping their garbage in the...

Cruise ships are dumping their garbage in the middle of the night. FIX THAT first.
06-24-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My heavyweight tour bike has had SA drum front...

My heavyweight tour bike has had SA drum front brake since new. For the first 12,000 miles the rear brake was a crummy caliper that couldn't stop a fly, so that tells you how good the drum was...
Forum: Foo
06-24-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,724
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I really liked it around Baker Nevada also....

I really liked it around Baker Nevada also. Driven thru Vegas 8 times.
In 1959 my dad drove us to the farm in western Manitoba, then thru Jellystone Park where I counted the black bears when they...
06-21-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,261
Posted By GamblerGORD53

And there's one done in Chengdu. It was an...

And there's one done in Chengdu. It was an American guy, Jacob Klink, who's an LBS owner there.
Mostly fixie's and some bamboo. He gave the lifestyle argument.
I wrote a long comment on the video....
06-21-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,389
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Welcome to Krazy Grease?. Home of the Premium,...

Welcome to Krazy Grease?. Home of the Premium, Multi-Purpose Grease!! (http://www.krazygrease.com/) <<< Click here, official site.
FANTASTIC lube. From a recent thread>>>

I have IGH bikes, so I...
06-19-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 22,602
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Did you ring your BELL?? :lol: Do you even...

Did you ring your BELL?? :lol: Do you even carry a bell?? Pffft
06-15-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,630
Posted By GamblerGORD53

LOL ..... I've been here twice. ...

LOL ..... I've been here twice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz5uxAsrbwI
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,242
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Give me a call when DeFAILLEURS stop breaking...

Give me a call when DeFAILLEURS stop breaking into spokes, stop fluttering, stop chain suck, stop grinding, shift when stopped, can ride thru tall grass, shrug off crashes and collisions and baggage...
06-12-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,489
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I have IGH bikes, so I use a lot of grease. I got...

I have IGH bikes, so I use a lot of grease. I got this absolutely GREAT stuff, Krazy Grease, at an auto/ hardware supermarket. 1/2 litre for about $9. It's waterproof and synthetic. I doubt anything...
Forum: Touring
06-11-19, 12:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,242
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Contender for the NUTTIEST bike idea of ALL time....

Contender for the NUTTIEST bike idea of ALL time. Right up there with that front fork lock arm idea.
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,422
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Cyco didn't mention the record cold high was...

Cyco didn't mention the record cold high was broken in Denver, 39F. I hope that snow melt is going to the Green River and south.
They just said Mammoth CA will be open till August. They broke their...
05-29-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,814
Posted By GamblerGORD53

No worries there. Daddy is right behind on his...

No worries there. Daddy is right behind on his bike.
Her helmet looks too small to me.
Yesterday I saw another poor kid being forced to ride with a leaning tag-along. Broken hitch I guess.
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,021
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Of these 2, the RL tour bike is far superior. The...

Of these 2, the RL tour bike is far superior. The Spyre discs are fantastic. Plus the wheel base is 2" longer, always better. The TT has a just right amount of slope. The cranks are a nice 175mm. The...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,072
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Hurry up, I've been lollygagging for 9 years,...

Hurry up, I've been lollygagging for 9 years, since I was 55+11mo.
How about Gooood Mornnning Vietnammmm??? You won't find ANYBODY who won't wave. LOL
And even more people than NYC.

I need to...
05-02-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,384
Posted By GamblerGORD53

As usual the story says nothing about the...

As usual the story says nothing about the cyclist. Did he stay at the scene?? Was he in the lane??
They always mention that the driver was uninjured when they hit a bicycle.
This road is narrow,...
Forum: Touring
04-29-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By GamblerGORD53

For sure get IGH..... As if I didn't already HATE...

For sure get IGH..... As if I didn't already HATE defailleurs, last night I had another confirmation reading a CGOAB blog. A grey hair guy like me was riding the muddy GAP trail. His drive train was...
04-28-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,588
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Speaking of alligators ...Did you see pics of...

Speaking of alligators ...Did you see pics of them frozen in ponds with just their nostrils poking out?? LOL
It's sunny 3C now, should I ride to the DQ?? Pffft
04-28-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,588
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Usual load of Lefty hogwash. Sure, I didn't write...

Usual load of Lefty hogwash. Sure, I didn't write about the whole world. Is Michigan and Wisconsin of this thread also my LITTLE piece of the world?? Idaho is 6 weeks late planting potatoes....
04-28-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,588
Posted By GamblerGORD53

CO2 GloBULL warming is the biggest FRAUD/ FARCE...

CO2 GloBULL warming is the biggest FRAUD/ FARCE in the history of mankind. Late and early snow for a few years now. I used to have the lawn raked the 2nd week of April, almost every year. It would...
04-26-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I have two SA hubs. Right from the start I...

I have two SA hubs. Right from the start I figured that 10w30 lawnmower oil would be too thin.
So I looked at everything at Canadian Tire, and came home with Wynn's 80+ old motor additive.
I put...
04-26-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By GamblerGORD53

That's a Cycling accident?? Doubt it ..... Sorry...

That's a Cycling accident?? Doubt it ..... Sorry to all these victims of this guy unfortunately gone psycho. He had already gunned the motor prior to coming upon this group.

Actually just a couple...
04-26-19, 12:23 AM
Replies: 21,540
Views: 2,173,373
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Suicidal seat post?? WTF ... Nice bike for...

Suicidal seat post?? WTF ... Nice bike for somebody 6" shorter.
04-26-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,910
Posted By GamblerGORD53

That's a typical stupid Ontario gravel shoulder....

That's a typical stupid Ontario gravel shoulder. F that. Looks like maybe 13 feet pave, counting the 2 outside the line.
04-26-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,155
Posted By GamblerGORD53

A while back, I've done at least 9,000 with a BB5...

A while back, I've done at least 9,000 with a BB5 on a bungee fork hybrid. It only got mucky a few times in springtimes.
I now have a 203 mm disc and Spyre brake on my Rohloff bike. It is wearing...
04-24-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 22,833
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Sad story. Mental illness/ deficiencies is not...

Sad story. Mental illness/ deficiencies is not really fixable, contrary to do-gooders wishful thinking. We are what we are.
She broke up with her mother at 15 was it? That was before any head bangs...
04-24-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,540
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Brand new Pashleys are classic and vintage....

Brand new Pashleys are classic and vintage. Refusing to change since 1926, LOL. Sturmey Archer IGH rules the road.
Anything threadless will never be classic, sorry.
04-22-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,469
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Looks like a little girl size to me.

Looks like a little girl size to me.
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