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09-24-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 156
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Why the shim?? Get the right size post for...

Why the shim?? Get the right size post for starters.
09-15-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,281
Posted By GamblerGORD53

LOL My Rohloff14 tour bike is 73+ lbs all the...

LOL
My Rohloff14 tour bike is 73+ lbs all the time. I do up to 130 mile rides with NO cheater E. Maybe a dead E is a bigger drag, I don't know. Also used with a SA XL-RD5w.
09-15-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 843
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Maybe pry the spokes apart where the red arrow...

Maybe pry the spokes apart where the red arrow is.
The biggest noise will happen when the brake bracket rubs the disc. Just move the bracket and see what happens.
09-15-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,245
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Daytime running lights absolutely DO help looking...

Daytime running lights absolutely DO help looking in the mirror on a divided freeway. Especially with my BIKE mirror.
I play on full speed highways a lot, 2 lane merges included. I wear golf clothes...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Get the Priority between those 2 for sure. It...

Get the Priority between those 2 for sure. It looks bigger and good as new, nice rack and has track dropouts for any IGH.
The Nexus 7i will be good without boat anchor roller brakes. Likely comes...
09-13-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,140
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...
09-11-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 675
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My rides aren't short enough to just have pie....

My rides aren't short enough to just have pie. LOL.
Forum: Touring
09-11-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,281
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My total weight was around 120 lbs both tours....

My total weight was around 120 lbs both tours. And that's all hoteling it. LOL. I take about all the same luggage stuff as on a car trip.
Around home I do 120 mile rides with the weight 73 or 78...
09-10-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,406
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Hills will get the heart going no doubt. Getting...

Hills will get the heart going no doubt. Getting too sweaty is not my thing.
I have never read 1 word in a book about heart rates. LOL. I have ZERO miles wearing a monitor. The doctors did hook me...
09-08-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 864
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I got on the pants my last ride, 115 miles. The...

I got on the pants my last ride, 115 miles. The high was about 70F and only that for a couple hours. I only had the jacket on the first few miles.
Some times I have started out with shorts at 48F,...
09-08-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,288
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Honda 150 will do ya .....

Honda 150 will do ya .....
Forum: Commuting
09-02-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Looks like maybe a SS Rudge. And too small. LOL.

Looks like maybe a SS Rudge. And too small. LOL.
09-02-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I would chop the top off and braze a 1 1/4 tube...

I would chop the top off and braze a 1 1/4 tube all the way around.
Use a collar like you said and make sure the slot is narrower than now and DON'T drill a big keyhole. If the double thick is too...
09-02-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 776
Posted By GamblerGORD53

There's a bike that is NOT fitness?? LOL

There's a bike that is NOT fitness?? LOL
09-01-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 776
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.
09-01-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 776
Posted By GamblerGORD53

6. IGH steel is real ROADSTER. My tour bike is...

6. IGH steel is real ROADSTER. My tour bike is also IGH Rohloff14.
08-30-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 556
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: 41
Views: 1,538
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: 628
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...
08-25-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I have 4 IGHs. I have NO clue WTF you are getting...

I have 4 IGHs. I have NO clue WTF you are getting at. Yah, I know Sheldon was a ratio fanboy too. It's all Greek to me, LOL.
My SA RD3 has 46/19T. About 47.5/ 63.5/ 84.5. My SA XL-RD5w is now with...
08-15-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
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...
08-14-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Actually, ALL my bearings have been set with...

Actually, ALL my bearings have been set with play. Been doing it 53 years. I won't be stopping either.
Just checked the rattle on my SA XL-RD5w. It goes 46 mph EASILY. Last week it did 40 on a...
08-14-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,349
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Anything longer than 5" post showing is a stretch...

Anything longer than 5" post showing is a stretch for that slack angle clown frame. The OP is trying 10". LOL.
The seat stays are already 4" from the top.
Even if it's fixed, it will only fit...
08-14-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,349
Posted By GamblerGORD53

So, this is a lame E-bike. Is this the LARGE...

So, this is a lame E-bike. Is this the LARGE frame?? If not then the LBS is at least 80% to blame.
I've never seen anything so obviously STUPID. It would take a lot to MacGyver a fix to that.
08-13-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I loosened the left cone on my Nexus 7i with...

I loosened the left cone on my Nexus 7i with roller brake. There should be half a mm play at the rim. Grease it while you at at it.
Mine then coasted way farther.
08-13-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By GamblerGORD53

This Sigma 14.12 speedo is wired and rollout set....

This Sigma 14.12 speedo is wired and rollout set. Accurate to 30 feet a mile. I could get it set closer. 100% reliable and repeatable.
Unlike bogus GPS wireless strava gizmos.
I didn't feel any Gs...
08-13-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
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....
08-13-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 894
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I did a couple 39 mph brake tests with my 2 SA...

I did a couple 39 mph brake tests with my 2 SA drum brakes roadster bike. Where the road is flat after a short steep hill.
Stopped in 6 or 7 turns of the 700x36c tire. 42 to 46 feet. Anybody beat...
08-12-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,154
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Looking at all these other klutzy dodads, my...

Looking at all these other klutzy dodads, my klutz is looking more and more genius. LOL.
08-12-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Darn. I very seldom see drunk drivers weaving....

Darn. I very seldom see drunk drivers weaving. Usually it's when I'm driving.
But anyway, I feel 99.99% safe while riding. It's NEVER been better where I've been. South California might be a...
08-08-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,433
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Yup. One piston was always a stupid design. For...

Yup. One piston was always a stupid design. For sure, get a cable TRP Spyre caliper. Mine is on my Rohloff14 tour bike, 120 lbs loaded.
ZERO squeaks and minimal fiddling. I have the gap bigger...
08-08-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,154
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I would say nuts to rivnuts. LOL. I drilled the...

I would say nuts to rivnuts. LOL.
I drilled the seat tube on both my old CCM and new Simcoe. Used a broken golf shaft to hold the bolt and then the socket. Later I figured that I should have got the...
08-08-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 817
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".
Forum: Touring
08-08-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,153
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Of course you go faster when the 70 mph traffic...

Of course you go faster when the 70 mph traffic is pushing the air along. It's not just semis either. I call it the traffic vortex.
Every time I go out on the highway, I have to deal with busy ones...
08-05-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Truck was exactly in the center of his lane....

Truck was exactly in the center of his lane. Whatever bike lane there was ends there it looks like.
He had to wait for the truck in front. His window was open, so that's the place to RING a bell. It...
08-03-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,981
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Geeze, go back to the P+R backwards think echo...

Geeze, go back to the P+R backwards think echo chamber.
08-02-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By GamblerGORD53

There's a difference?? LOL.

There's a difference?? LOL.
08-02-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,981
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Yesterday I watched the lady in yellow, like the...

Yesterday I watched the lady in yellow, like the crash dummy was wearing. Watch from the start, at 0:50 she is watching her buddy while facing the approaching car.
At 0:55 she raises both arms...
07-31-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By GamblerGORD53

CYCLINGABOUT has a new video with even more IGH...

CYCLINGABOUT has a new video with even more IGH hubs, have fun.
Is the 3x3 similar to the SA 8 with all up and small/ big cogs??
07-31-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,981
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, 10:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,324
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Most of us go far enough to make a speedometer a...

Most of us go far enough to make a speedometer a useful. LOL. Too bad for the cranks that don't.
07-28-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,981
Posted By GamblerGORD53

At 4:03 it shows the better reverse direction...

At 4:03 it shows the better reverse direction view. Almost looks like a Russian insurance scam unfolding.
Made good use of their helmet at least.
Funny thing is yesterday evening I was riding slow...
07-28-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,981
Posted By GamblerGORD53

RIP the bike. LOL.

RIP the bike. LOL.
07-27-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,324
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...
07-27-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By GamblerGORD53

In 2018 I managed to bumble thru there from Green...

In 2018 I managed to bumble thru there from Green Lake, across that bridge on the way to Rat city bikes. Had lunch then went on to a Des Moines motel.
07-27-22, 11:37 AM
07-22-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 894
Posted By GamblerGORD53

LOL. 2 weeks ago I rode 120 MILES in 12Hr12 min...

LOL. 2 weeks ago I rode 120 MILES in 12Hr12 min with the tour bike at 78 lb. BEAT THAT sucker. LOL.
07-22-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 894
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Quit fooling around. Get a SA 90 mm DRUM brake...

Quit fooling around. Get a SA 90 mm DRUM brake hub, or better yet a SA XL-FDD dyno drum. My first one has 29,000 miles on 3 bikes and 2 tours at 120 lbs.
ZERO fuss in any weather. Stops almost as...
Forum: Touring
07-17-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,036
Posted By GamblerGORD53

All mine are black with machined sides, that...

All mine are black with machined sides, that helps a LOT for nighttime visibility. I still have one caliper brake on my old CCM now with 584 mm rims and 38/ 37 mm wide. They ride nice with 6 lbs less...
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