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05-17-24, 10:56 AM
Replies: 27,206
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Posted By GamblerGORD53

April 22 I rode the Rohloff14 tour bike NNE to...

April 22 I rode the Rohloff14 tour bike NNE to Gibbons, 64 miles to start the season. Saw 6 other older guys on the highway, the last one had a super CF race bike. DQ lunch. Did 41 mph on my fave...
05-15-24, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6,409
Views: 596,129
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Tuesday I rode my tour bike the season's first...

Tuesday I rode my tour bike the season's first whole hundred miler going south with over 200 big trucks because it's a work day.
Nice day in the 60s with mostly blue sky between clouds on both sides...
05-09-24, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By GamblerGORD53

That usually means I have a wire stuck in my tire...

That usually means I have a wire stuck in my tire hitting the fender.
05-02-24, 10:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,034
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Get a SA drum brake. LOL.

Get a SA drum brake. LOL.
04-26-24, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6,409
Views: 596,129
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Tuesday I went 64 miles on my Rohloff14...

Tuesday I went 64 miles on my Rohloff14 heavyweight north to Gibbons, to start the highway season, 10:30 to 6:40. DQ lunch and A+W small supper.
There's 3 valley dips, the steep 2nd one I got to...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-24, 09:01 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,945
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Yesterday I rode my tour cruiser weight with...

Yesterday I rode my tour cruiser weight with Rohloff14. First highway ride of the year 64 miles with 3 good valley hills.
All 3 faster than 29.5 LOL, got up to 41.1 mph, weeeee. My SA 5w has done 46...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-24, 08:25 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,945
Posted By GamblerGORD53

LOL. So how many rides did it take to figure out...

LOL. So how many rides did it take to figure out you took the wrong free advice, 10 rides?? Still it shouldn't be that slow, but those tires looked way too fat.
Noglider should hang his head in...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-24, 12:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Yah, for sure Tom Shifter is the best at plugging...

Yah, for sure Tom Shifter is the best at plugging sensible IGH commuting. He films on a Sunday morning likely.
We need a helmet like a hole in the head, but 75% do I guess. LOL. Calgary is a...
04-17-24, 10:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,935
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Just adding this to point out there's a lady...

Just adding this to point out there's a lady vlogger that did a 2 hour livestream of the Monday wake ride and it's posted on YT. She was about the middle of the pack of about 200 I guess, riding her...
04-13-24, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Oh the horrors.... a TREK. LOL. I wouldn't sell...

Oh the horrors.... a TREK. LOL.
I wouldn't sell my steel is real SA drum brake IGH for 10 grand.
03-27-24, 08:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,326
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I'm good at spotting nails and screws.

I'm good at spotting nails and screws.
03-27-24, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I think it's a 2014 that came with Acera. Looks...

I think it's a 2014 that came with Acera. Looks OK and not used much.
Give the wheels a good spin to check the lube. If it needs a BB, get a FSA 7420. Far better than cheapo shimano.
03-15-24, 12:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,911
Posted By GamblerGORD53

If it's 78F+ you will need 2 bottles every 33...

If it's 78F+ you will need 2 bottles every 33 miles. I wear golf clothes and a baseball cap so I sweat more likely.
I had 120 mile days with 7 bottles and 2 lunches and still came home 5 lbs...
03-14-24, 09:46 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 15,145
Posted By GamblerGORD53

New update, AZ has debunked the steering fault. ...

New update, AZ has debunked the steering fault.
Quote >> Quintana-Lujan is now charged with two counts of causing death by a moving violation and nine counts of causing serious physical injury by a...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-24, 12:46 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,945
Posted By GamblerGORD53

That WAS true for tires made from about 1990 to...

That WAS true for tires made from about 1990 to 2010 and maybe now for some cheap brands, IDK. I had some that died in 3 years, the corners just disintegrated. I think they were Specialized made....
03-08-24, 06:47 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,565
Posted By GamblerGORD53

We have NO choice if we are in the last gear. LOL.

We have NO choice if we are in the last gear. LOL.
03-08-24, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Get a nice big bar mirror. Anything else is a...

Get a nice big bar mirror. Anything else is a toy. I ride highways with hundreds of trucks, many are 12+ foot wide.
BikeINN in Spain has LOTS of them. Mine is basically for a motorcycle that has a...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-24, 04:20 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,945
Posted By GamblerGORD53

So that's what happens when you get a beach...

So that's what happens when you get a beach cruiser instead of a SUV.
Even with racks I've had grocery bags on the bars for 40,000 miles. LOL. No big deal really. This pic was on a 94 mile or so...
03-01-24, 11:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,411
Posted By GamblerGORD53

So your Trek Domane isn't that special or...

So your Trek Domane isn't that special or expensive, then it is fine for commuting with 32/ 35c tires.
I see NO need to get another derailleur bike. Pinion / belt is the way to improve.
Grannies in...
03-01-24, 11:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,528
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Ooops, I just had another look, it actually only...

Ooops, I just had another look, it actually only had 14/ 24T >>> 51.8/ 59.1/ 65.4/ 73.1/ 88.7
3 speed with same high has 2" lower low. No wonder I always felt like I was struggling with the Raleigh....
02-29-24, 11:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,411
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Why do you need 3 or 4 e-bikes?? Make no sense. ...

Why do you need 3 or 4 e-bikes?? Make no sense.
If anything, get a gravel NOT E bike, but I doubt there's much for steel around. You will get stronger and be able to keep up with the girls on e...
Forum: Touring
02-26-24, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Of course the freeway is ugly, it's a truck route...

Of course the freeway is ugly, it's a truck route getting lots of SNOW. More pics with the river....
Forum: Commuting
02-13-24, 11:29 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,945
Posted By GamblerGORD53

There's a hundred ways to look at this, the car,...

There's a hundred ways to look at this, the car, the bike and exercise costs. The OP goes 20% the miles that many do.
I hardly used my 2005 Chrys300 in the summer and when I was working it wasn't...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-24, 11:46 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,945
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Just skip the snow rides and you don't need half...

Just skip the snow rides and you don't need half that stuff. I never job commuted but a few times, but have two suitable roadsters. There were some years I rode 6.2 miles to lunch at DQ, when I was...
01-31-24, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By GamblerGORD53

They are both horrible bikes for a horrible...

They are both horrible bikes for a horrible route. JMO. Blah. LOL
01-23-24, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Oh look, the 3 roller brake fans. LOL. Throw the...

Oh look, the 3 roller brake fans. LOL. Throw the POS boat anchor in the garbage and get a SA XL-FDD dyno drum brake. The fork brace fits both the same.
My first one has 32,000 miles with 8,200 on a...
12-27-23, 05:29 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,878
Posted By GamblerGORD53

+1 To it's got to be car carrier wiggling. Those...

+1 To it's got to be car carrier wiggling. Those things bounce and shake like hell at highway speed.
12-26-23, 02:37 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,211
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Bespoke. Now there's a overused ingratiating...

Bespoke. Now there's a overused ingratiating whackadoodle term. Pfffft
12-25-23, 02:18 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,211
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Yah the Google def is FOS. Cockpit for a bike...

Yah the Google def is FOS.
Cockpit for a bike includes CONTROLS and navigation equipment. Handlebar, brake levers, shifters, speedometer/ GPS, grips, mirrors, bell.
Pedals on a bike are DRIVETRAIN....
Forum: Touring
12-19-23, 10:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,689
Posted By GamblerGORD53

If you aren't already a MTB kind of guy, then...

If you aren't already a MTB kind of guy, then that's the worst possible place to tour. JMO.
But yah, 2" tires NOT 559er and Pinion would be the better way to go. Poor countries won't have thru...
Forum: Touring
12-12-23, 12:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,974
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The OP is a tall guy. Stay away from stupid steep...

The OP is a tall guy. Stay away from stupid steep slope little frames like Priority has.
Checkout the YT guy > The Outside Perks. He has a really tall custom Co-Mo pinion. Detailed discussion of his...
Forum: Touring
11-27-23, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The only bar for me is old style steel bars. Only...

The only bar for me is old style steel bars. Only full 80d sweep works very well. I have 3 widths, the inbetween one at 52 c/c cm I like best. My tour bike had the narrower one the last tour, 48 cm....
Forum: Commuting
11-23-23, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15,704
Views: 12,441,205
Posted By GamblerGORD53

So tell us which one is faster? How far is the...

So tell us which one is faster? How far is the commute?
I'm retired, so I do some centuries on my 3 IGH heavyweights.
11-18-23, 01:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The top of the list.

The top of the list.
11-12-23, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6,409
Views: 596,129
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Got a heat wave going here in Nov. It was a whole...

Got a heat wave going here in Nov. It was a whole 8C and sunny today. So about 2:30 I went along and over the river.
11.12 miles on 11.12. 2023. LOL.
Lots of others out as well.
After a snow and...
10-23-23, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Way to go, the ride at least. LOL. 50 years ago...

Way to go, the ride at least. LOL.
50 years ago I was only doing maybe 40 to 50 miles on an antique SS Rudge.
But now I can do 120 miles on an IGH heavyweight. LOL. My last ride was 101 miles in 10...
10-15-23, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6,409
Views: 596,129
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Last Saturday I rode my heavyweight 101 miles in...

Last Saturday I rode my heavyweight 101 miles in 10 hours flat, the 4th century. The Rohloff14 just cruised along so easy, never had a cramp all day. I seem to do better if I eat hotdogs for...
10-15-23, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By GamblerGORD53

No wonder. Your digits are backwards. Try 31.5...

No wonder. Your digits are backwards.
Try 31.5 x 22 x 8.
10-14-23, 10:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,690
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I have dyno lights on 2 bikes now, always on and...

I have dyno lights on 2 bikes now, always on and NOT blinking.
Riding on highways with hundreds of 22 wheelers half the time. NOBODY doesn't see me from a quarter mile back.
Could be the lights,...
10-12-23, 09:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,314
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The days of junk yard fix bike shops are long...

The days of junk yard fix bike shops are long gone, like 50 years ago.
10-05-23, 07:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,942
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The frame is pretty enough. Fenders look poor....

The frame is pretty enough. Fenders look poor. But what I suspect, is the OP has done NOTHING to lube and maintain this bike in the 10 years.
Therefore, it's probably beyond any reasonable fixing....
10-05-23, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Nothing new. One day in 2015 I went to a bunch of...

Nothing new. One day in 2015 I went to a bunch of car dealers in Chengdu. 2 of them had these kind of special branded bikes. Porsche was one.
$10,000 to $20,000 is nothing unusual now. Not sure why....
10-03-23, 12:25 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,367
Posted By GamblerGORD53

And here again my favorite VC comeuppance video....

And here again my favorite VC comeuppance video. LOL.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7AVC1YCcO0
Actually here, there's MORE cyclists than ever. All ages, all kinds bikes.
How many ride VC??...
09-22-23, 12:01 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,619
Posted By GamblerGORD53

They didn't use GORILLA GLUE?? LOL hahahahahaha ...

They didn't use GORILLA GLUE?? LOL hahahahahaha
And yah, I said 2 years ago it's a STUPID idea.
09-19-23, 10:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,088
Posted By GamblerGORD53

OP says his spokes are shot. So that rules out...

OP says his spokes are shot. So that rules out 590 tires, IMO.
I'm riding with 46/ 19T, 47.7 > 66.4 > 84.7. Middle goes 10 to 16 mph. It's unrideable on the highway any other way. IMO.
My SA 5w is...
09-18-23, 10:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,041
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The only thing guaranteed to NOT be on my bars is...

The only thing guaranteed to NOT be on my bars is TAPE.
All have 2 bells to carry bags. LOL. Mostly just one SIGMA speedo and a GoPro mount somewhere. My mirrors are 20x safer than any hellmet....
09-17-23, 04:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,996
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Before threadless, carbon, sloped frames,...

Before threadless, carbon, sloped frames, helmets, bungie forks and balloon tire MTBs.
>>> Oh I forgot the biggest one, before TRIPLE deFaileurs.
09-13-23, 11:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Since you don't really go anywhere, get a steel 3...

Since you don't really go anywhere, get a steel 3 speed bike with fenders. Nothing is simpler to ride.
Replies: 20
Views: 2,262
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I'm not really a randonneur. I go do 90 to 128...

I'm not really a randonneur. I go do 90 to 128 mile rides, 11 or 12 hours mostly. Have a big lunch and rest in the middle. Just sightseeing really. Longest ride was 133.6 miles with these 2 wheels on...
Replies: 17
Views: 2,488
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I've been using $50 or $60 Vsixty pedals for...

I've been using $50 or $60 Vsixty pedals for 60,000 miles. What's better about these is the pegs screw in from the bottom and do NOT twist out.
They have 1 sealed bearing on the inside and a bushing...
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