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01-13-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,162
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Here, I'll sum up C+V >>>> GET YOUR GAS PIPE OFF...

Here, I'll sum up C+V >>>> GET YOUR GAS PIPE OFF MY LAWN!!!!!!!!! :geek:
And Whistler's mother on a "fancy" tube bike is faster than Eddy Merckx on a 3 spd CCM. :lol: :giver:
12-27-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,339
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My SA XL-FDD dyno DRUM brake has 25,000 miles. ...

My SA XL-FDD dyno DRUM brake has 25,000 miles.
I bought it 4 years before this 4 year old thread started. :roflmao:
12-25-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,255
Posted By GamblerGORD53

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SeZXRBRJOo&t=2s ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SeZXRBRJOo&t=2s
HOW the hell can anybody watch this and conclude that R on red is a BAD thing??? WTF
How is it possible to get run over when you are in a bike lane...
12-24-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 684
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My dad used to have 20 year old tubes with 20...

My dad used to have 20 year old tubes with 20 patches on them. LOL I'm lucky if I can get one patch to last very long.
Then I bought a 1973 CCM 3 spd 3 years ago with nylon tires that were at least...
12-23-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,546
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The wide sidewalk only in the tunnels looks evil...

The wide sidewalk only in the tunnels looks evil alright. It looks like I would want to get on it.
Plus it definitely needs a slow no passing bikes zone. Those cars look like they are going faster...
12-23-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 454
Posted By GamblerGORD53

How tall are you?? Looks like 6'+ in your pic....

How tall are you?? Looks like 6'+ in your pic. The Ridley is obviously too small for any other bar.
If anything the 590 TT will be a bit small too. You will not need a shorter stem for sure. The...
12-23-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,546
Posted By GamblerGORD53

What was wrong with my theory, is it was going...

What was wrong with my theory, is it was going the wrong way west bound. Ooops.
What is wrong with the MUPs there anyway? They do wander some I see.
12-20-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,546
Posted By GamblerGORD53

So, you haven't a CLUE then?? LOL hahahaha

So, you haven't a CLUE then?? LOL hahahaha
12-20-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,546
Posted By GamblerGORD53

What I think happened, is the cyclist headed for...

What I think happened, is the cyclist headed for the left lane just where it widens to 2 lanes, after the little bridge overpass. This is at the west end of the park.
He must have slipped cutting...
12-11-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By GamblerGORD53

First get a 25" bike at least. Pffft

First get a 25" bike at least. Pffft
Forum: Foo
12-09-19, 11:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,889
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Oh, so that's why I got a 316 hp 2018 Volvo V90...

Oh, so that's why I got a 316 hp 2018 Volvo V90 demo last July. LOL Last year I got mad at Subaru because they didn't sell green Outbacks in Canada. LOL I had a good look at everything at the last 2...
12-09-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,281
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Anybody else read the comments? A guy who was...

Anybody else read the comments? A guy who was there just after, said it was raining, VERY dark and the bike had baskets. So most likely a slow cruiser trike. This street is also a busy highway thru...
11-18-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I vote TRP Spyre cable and silver Sturmey Archer...

I vote TRP Spyre cable and silver Sturmey Archer levers with plastic inserts.
I have both with my Rohloff. Stops on a dime. The front has SA drum brake with 25,000 miles.
The levers are...
Forum: Foo
11-10-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,443
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Gone but not forgotten, till now. >>I have...

Gone but not forgotten, till now.

>>I have pictures of boot hill in the closet too, 1997 trip.
11-10-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,045
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Shaft drive has been tried and failed, both 20...

Shaft drive has been tried and failed, both 20 and 120 years ago. The angle bevel gears just don't work unless they can be really tight, sealed and lubed. NOT possible on a bicycle because of weight...
11-09-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Hardly inspiring, maybe a little daring in those...

Hardly inspiring, maybe a little daring in those places. IMO.
Seems to be more Barnum and Bailey to her story than anything real.
Maybe 2,000 miles in those days was a bit challenging, if she went...
Forum: Touring
11-09-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,040
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I hate to RUB it in guys, but I will. LOL Seems...

I hate to RUB it in guys, but I will. LOL
Seems like half the CGOAB blogs I read there's another tale of broken rear spokes on them thar deFaileurs. :roflmao: This was just day 6 and 7, btw...
The...
11-09-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,340
Posted By GamblerGORD53

And there is another newer one that works like...

And there is another newer one that works like the pinion. It is 8 speed with 8 pairs of connected gears, pawls inside the shaft will engage one set at a time. I forget the name.
...
11-09-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,450
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Absolutely, MHL laws are MORONIC. Half the states...

Absolutely, MHL laws are MORONIC. Half the states don't even have MC laws for adults now. I went for a 2 month drive this year thru 8 provinces and 20 states. There were many bare heads alright. My...
11-09-19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,340
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Move over Kindernay. We now have a NEW contender...

Move over Kindernay. We now have a NEW contender for the STUPIDEST bicycle idea of ALL time.
CONGRATULATIONS. LOL hahahahahahahahahahaha :lol: :wtf: :roflmao:
11-07-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,337
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I have taken my 2 SA hubs apart a dozen times and...

I have taken my 2 SA hubs apart a dozen times and have ZERO clue about WTH a labyrinth seal is.... ?? Pffft

Mine have synthetic Crazy grease on the bearings. The oil is 10w30 non-detergent...
10-30-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,127
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Yes throw that POS crap in the GARBAGE, I had...

Yes throw that POS crap in the GARBAGE, I had them for too long also. Road<>MTB ?? WTF is the diff ??
Get a TRP Spyre caliper with both side moving pads. Keep using the softer resin pads that grip...
10-30-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,121
Posted By GamblerGORD53

In Chengdu I saw a 4 year old girl standing on...

In Chengdu I saw a 4 year old girl standing on the back carrier.
10-30-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,009
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I've been using an Abus granite folding lock that...

I've been using an Abus granite folding lock that is rubber coated. It works in most situations.
It looks tough which is half the battle. I made a CF pouch to hold the weight low behind the seat...
Forum: Touring
10-26-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,040
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The only thing to understand is >>> they are...

The only thing to understand is >>> they are stupidly complicated and SUCK anyway, especially on a tour bike.
The farther a guy is going away, the more likely they have a ROHLOFF14 with outside...
10-25-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,201
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I wouldn't dismiss any of the OPs advice. The...

I wouldn't dismiss any of the OPs advice. The cheaper the bike, the more you should take it apart and rebuild it.

I've bought good bikes from good LBSs and got poor advice and not perfect...
10-25-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,010
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The seat setback looks ridiculous. Your bum is...

The seat setback looks ridiculous. Your bum is nearly over the rear axle. And the hoods are past the front axle. WTH
The bike is too SMALL, 56cm at the least.
09-26-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
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: 881
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: 695
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: 1,221
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: 958
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: 958
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: 958
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: 958
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: 958
Posted By GamblerGORD53

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

Oh look .... another crap eyelet rim.....
07-29-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,199
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: 3,170
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: 414
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: 6,638
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: 3,954
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: 4,449
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: 1,277
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: 1,432
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: 832
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: 1,473
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: 41
Views: 4,266
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: 3,521
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: 11,120
Posted By GamblerGORD53

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

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