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01-17-23, 03:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,046
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Anybody putting grease in a lake needs to be...

Anybody putting grease in a lake needs to be reported to EPA. IMO It will have ZERO benefit anyway. WTF are you thinking?? Another damn troll?
01-15-23, 12:46 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 16,694
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Bell's are multi-lingual. And work far better.

Bell's are multi-lingual. And work far better.
01-09-23, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I do mile centuries with my 2017 SA X-RD3 on a 50...

I do mile centuries with my 2017 SA X-RD3 on a 50 lbs loaded 1973 CCM Elan. Both wheels were upgraded, but the front hub was put in the new 650B Dyad rim. Easy as pie. Quiet as a mouse. I don't mind...
01-05-23, 08:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,978
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Why are you feeding this troll? Putting a...

Why are you feeding this troll?
Putting a hotdog stand on a bicycle is 100% impossible. Never mind the permits required.
01-05-23, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I have 14 speed. Beat that. LOL.

I have 14 speed. Beat that. LOL.
12-29-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By GamblerGORD53

It varies a lot. Usually the XL is 20 or 30 mm...

It varies a lot. Usually the XL is 20 or 30 mm longer WB. Some are less different too.
The TT length matters more with upright swept bars.
I like the TT a 1/2" longer than seat tube on all my...
12-24-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,590
Posted By GamblerGORD53

You are seriously remiss if you don't have one of...

You are seriously remiss if you don't have one of these 3 arm 4/5/6 Allen key wrenches. I have used mine since 22 years ago when I got a modern bike, these things take massive torque. Good for both...
12-19-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,088
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Change this 50+ to 55+. Problem solved. I...

Change this 50+ to 55+. Problem solved.
I actually was 50 when I started riding way farther. 120 miles is still not too hard some days.
12-02-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 790
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Neither. Get a SA drum brake. ZERO drag or...

Neither. Get a SA drum brake. ZERO drag or service needed.
11-27-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 4,402
Posted By GamblerGORD53

A hybrid is a bike that does everything poorly....

A hybrid is a bike that does everything poorly. LOL. So they are sold to beginners that are poor at knowing anything about bikes.
11-20-22, 12:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Yah, most pedals are stupidly stiff when new....

Yah, most pedals are stupidly stiff when new. Take them apart and figure out why and how they are made. Could be both sides cup and cone or 2 sealed bearings or 1 bearing and the other side is a...
11-19-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,246
Posted By GamblerGORD53

You are referring to Dr Anita Kurmann in Boston. ...

You are referring to Dr Anita Kurmann in Boston. RIP. Her ultimate mistake was stopping instead of doing a hard right and get going. Slim tho her chance was at that point, with the truck going too...
11-10-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,261
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Look at Brooklyn and Linus bikes. Steel and a IGH...

Look at Brooklyn and Linus bikes. Steel and a IGH 3 speed is what you want. Finding something in stock is the problem.
11-10-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,605
Posted By GamblerGORD53

https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1033595-build...

https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1033595-building-very-low-maintenance-ultra-fast-super-commuter-2.html

Here. Read these 6 pages. This guy got titanium, Alfine11 with hydo disc brakes and belt...
11-10-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,605
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Carbon and derailleurs for really fast and really...

Carbon and derailleurs for really fast and really useless toys for rich folks.
Steel and IGH Rohloff14 for round the world touring. Front hub is a SA XL-FDD dyno drum brake.
Steel and SA 3 speed...
11-08-22, 12:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Flawless >> SA X-RD3, SA XL-FDD, brake levers. SA...

Flawless >> SA X-RD3, SA XL-FDD, brake levers. SA XL-RD5w is awesome for speed, but had problems with the shift key nubs catching and is wearing a ring around the axle under the planets cage. Now I'm...
Forum: Touring
11-02-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,896
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I bet 76 million of those 559ers are WALMART...

I bet 76 million of those 559ers are WALMART bikes. LOL. Their tires are just as horrible.
584 is the go to smaller size now. SMP tires do come with 38 mm. They float along very nicely on my 3 speed...
10-27-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Here's the witch and Toto, or something. LOL....

Here's the witch and Toto, or something. LOL. From Coeur D' Alene park.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/imgp3237_4475ad5959e6d18b9274b5a0e20bb9bee24f13b5.jpg...
10-09-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 863,179
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Here's my one of a kind roadster. Not a racer,...

Here's my one of a kind roadster. Not a racer, but does 125 miles just as well. Function and IGH reliability are first for me. The front fender is older than me. LOL. I chucked all the tinfoil parts...
10-01-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,711
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My bikes are all basically tour bikes with IGH,...

My bikes are all basically tour bikes with IGH, so with 3 or 4 drinks they are 50 or 74 lbs.
On a good day my moving avg. is 14 mph on an all day ride. Some rides I got it up to 16 with a tail wind...
09-30-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,227
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I've had the proven shots that actually prevent...

I've had the proven shots that actually prevent illness. Shingrix 7 years ago when I was getting the travel shots.
NO flu shots since the swineflu one in 1979, or maybe there was one other one in...
09-29-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,803
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Police statement is obviously IDIOTIC. This is...

Police statement is obviously IDIOTIC. This is 100% residential. But then these spaghetti plate streets do ZERO for safety, more like they make them UNsafe. 100% NIMBY in purpose.
I assume the kid...
09-13-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,855
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The OP example is 100% NOT a ride. It's 3 rides. ...

The OP example is 100% NOT a ride. It's 3 rides.
Going home after 50 miles for lunch does not qualify either. IMO.
All my centuries involve going to a town 45 to 60 miles away and having lunch, 45...
09-01-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 937
Posted By GamblerGORD53

"Road Bike" has been usurped by the skinny tire/...

"Road Bike" has been usurped by the skinny tire/ CF racer crowd. aka Sports cars. Otherwise useless is correct. LOL.
08-30-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By GamblerGORD53

It looks like a frame for a 5'8" guy. For a...

It looks like a frame for a 5'8" guy. For a growing tall kid, forget it. It is a good frame strong tho IMO.
08-28-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,246
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The most likely scenario is the truck slowed to...

The most likely scenario is the truck slowed to make a wide turn, then cyclist caught up and entered the **** zone.
08-27-22, 02:13 PM
08-25-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 878
Posted By GamblerGORD53

From what I see now, 99% of the two wheel...

From what I see now, 99% of the two wheel clueless clods are on e-bikes and pogo-stick scooters. The latter's whole purpose is to clown around with your friends.
A couple years ago I had a shoulder...
08-15-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By GamblerGORD53

For my bikes it was Krazy Grease. But then the...

For my bikes it was Krazy Grease. But then the buggers went out of business and my jar is empty.
So far I tried 2 and their both miserable failures at not being washed out by motor oil. >> Park...
08-13-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Brake test distance RESULTS -- Post YOURS

This has never been discussed. Everybody has been boasting about their magic brakes and lately hydraulic caliper discs.
So here is my boast about the oft derided Sturmey Archer 90 mm DRUM brakes....
08-08-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 847
Posted By GamblerGORD53

It's a $60 bike now. LOL. Bent over 1/2".

It's a $60 bike now. LOL. Bent over 1/2".
08-02-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 941
Posted By GamblerGORD53

There's a difference?? LOL.

There's a difference?? LOL.
07-31-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,730
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The FACTS in this video, shows the car was at the...

The FACTS in this video, shows the car was at the crosswalk line when the dolt on a bicycle appeared. So 22 feet or so. 30 mph = 44 fps, half a second reaction time. Criminal behavior is increasing,...
07-28-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,730
Posted By GamblerGORD53

RIP the bike. LOL.

RIP the bike. LOL.
07-27-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,656
Posted By GamblerGORD53

What I do is sightseeing/ exercise/ burning off...

What I do is sightseeing/ exercise/ burning off fat and the result is fitness. 15 miles doesn't get me to the highway and back. So unless I'm really pushing the pace in the city, my heartrate just...
Forum: Touring
07-16-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,316
Posted By GamblerGORD53

You left out tire size, but we can assume it's...

You left out tire size, but we can assume it's medium width.
For 35/ 38 mm there is only ONE good choice. Velocity Dyad. It's all I have now on 3 IGH bikes. Eyelets are a STUPID abomination.
The...
06-12-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,531
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Go look at the STUCK thru axle thread. ME >> LOL...

Go look at the STUCK thru axle thread. ME >> LOL hahahahahahahaha GARBAGE technology strikes again.
My Rohloff14 now with 18,200 miles still gets BETTER every day.
My SA XL-FDD dyno drum brake has...
06-07-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,572
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Rim SCRATCH brakes. FIFY Raleigh was still...

Rim SCRATCH brakes. FIFY
Raleigh was still selling rim pull rod pretend brakes till after 1980. LOL. Whata stupid FARCE.
SA 90 mm Drum brakes beat anything.
06-06-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,531
Posted By GamblerGORD53

There's something better than a 1903 SA 3 speed...

There's something better than a 1903 SA 3 speed or 1930 drum brakes?? LOL Funny.
I'll be impressed when Joe Schmoe can ride his $10,000 CF bike on the LEJOG faster than the steel SA 3 record in 1939.
05-19-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 802
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Only 2 secs after seeing the closeup shows me it...

Only 2 secs after seeing the closeup shows me it is is FAR past best before date. Like 10,000 miles.
05-09-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,535
Posted By GamblerGORD53

So why are they following the tractor/ rake??...

So why are they following the tractor/ rake?? Because of the double yellow or they are too slow to pass?? LOL
Unlike roadhog cyclists, I've never seen a tractor go slow ON PURPOSE.
05-08-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,947
Posted By GamblerGORD53

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/imgp4141_32708a620ec3f285c12d6ded1390cc71de4538cb.jpg...
Forum: Touring
04-11-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,060
Posted By GamblerGORD53

This guy only looks a bit hunched because the...

This guy only looks a bit hunched because the frame is a size too small. Typical for Surlys for sure. LOL.
Angled up stem and tailbone way to the back end.
I had ZERO back aches on 2 tours with...
04-05-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,738
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I still haven't had threadless, clip anything,...

I still haven't had threadless, clip anything, tubeless, carbon frame or any other carbon part I haven't made myself.
03-23-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,722
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The Raleigh Portage is the only good one in the...

The Raleigh Portage is the only good one in the OP list, if in not rusty condition. Has a level top tube and is 650B?
IF it's 23"+ go try it.
The first 2 bikes in post #17 look in the ballpark at...
03-19-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By GamblerGORD53

SA 3 speeds ARE 100% wonderful, I know because I...

SA 3 speeds ARE 100% wonderful, I know because I do hundred mile rides on mine at 50 lbs with drinks/ coat. I service/ take apart mine once a year, it was new in 2017 and is a drum brake version....
03-14-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By GamblerGORD53

There's little to worry about with tires the last...

There's little to worry about with tires the last 15 years, unless there's a cut. Just don't ride thru the outer layer much. I've also used one front tire for 1930 miles that may have been 40 years...
02-28-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By GamblerGORD53

It all depends on what bikes you have. Old bikes...

It all depends on what bikes you have. Old bikes or IGH bikes need more tools, cone wrenches, cable cutter is a must, etc. A bunch of the tools I need, I take with me any ride.
The most useful is a...
02-28-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,394
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I drove my 1968 Camaro thru there in 1980 or...

I drove my 1968 Camaro thru there in 1980 or 1984, late in the day because my relative wasn't home in Portland. Half way it got dark, so I slept in the car. LOL. A couple days later I was in Wilbur...
02-24-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I think the problem is if that crank is 2 part...

I think the problem is if that crank is 2 part bonded, CF cover glued on the main alu body.
Solution is Get a NEW crank WITHOUT CF.
There was a video and thread about this recently. Only takes a...
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