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07-27-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 685
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Forget it. It's a total eyesore with that midget...

Forget it. It's a total eyesore with that midget size.
Forum: Touring
07-22-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,275
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I would just ride if it's a nice day. 2 easy days...

I would just ride if it's a nice day. 2 easy days to get used to the load, if going hwy 30 or 47. No idea of those road conditions myself.
I rode the Can/Am NW in 2018, was in Astoria on July 7. I...
07-17-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24,810
Views: 3,058,301
Posted By GamblerGORD53

3 speed gearing is what it is, no mystery to me....

3 speed gearing is what it is, no mystery to me. Logic, and the original SA intension, dictates that you start with a SS gear in the middle, most were 63GI > 46/19T. So you wind up with 48/ 63/ 84...
07-06-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By GamblerGORD53

For starters, you can't just put any of these...

For starters, you can't just put any of these hubs in any bike. 3 speeds are 118 mm or so. The others could be 127 to 135.
I would get the new 25% SA RXL-RD5. Drum brakes are king off the hill, NO...
Forum: Touring
06-30-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,275
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Last year, winter cold and snow started record...

Last year, winter cold and snow started record early Sept. 8, in the Rockies, all the way south past Denver.
In 2019, I was out driving mid Aug. to mid Oct. I didn't get snowed on, but saw lots. It...
06-29-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,367
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Nice try Vegas. LOL. Lytton B.C. broke the all...

Nice try Vegas. LOL. Lytton B.C. broke the all time record 3 days in a row. Was 121.28F today, 49.6C.
I went to Vegas in the middle of July once, maybe twice. It was 99F at 10 am one morning. If...
06-29-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,367
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Lytton BC just broke Canada's all time record....

Lytton BC just broke Canada's all time record. Was 115.2 in 1937, now it's over 117 and maybe 118 tomorrow. This little town has always had the most hot spot days.
Even Jasper was over 100 today and...
06-25-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,147
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Why not go behind them?? I do that LOTS. Maybe...

Why not go behind them?? I do that LOTS. Maybe I'm on the road or lots of times I'm going along the sidewalk. If there are 3 lanes cars, then this won't work.
Lots of times if someone is waiting for...
06-25-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Likely needs a new frame. Does it have 2 nuts at...

Likely needs a new frame. Does it have 2 nuts at the back?
Just a week ago my Flyer bottom rail broke for the second time, replaced. They just snapped right at where it was clamped.
The first...
Forum: Foo
06-20-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By GamblerGORD53

So go to the South Pole. It was minus 115F last...

So go to the South Pole. It was minus 115F last week. LOL
06-11-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 966
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I find that an Advil with breakfast goes a long...

I find that an Advil with breakfast goes a long way to prevention, used mostly on my long rides.
Those other hydration remedies are necessary as well of course.
06-08-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,186
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Looks interesting.

Looks interesting.
06-08-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,186
Posted By GamblerGORD53

An Advil pill with breakfast has made a BIG...

An Advil pill with breakfast has made a BIG difference to my legs. My biggest problem is always getting dehydrated. Takes 2 days to recover. I carry 3 water and a Gatorade on all centuries. About all...
05-24-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Well there is your mistake. The rim is...

Well there is your mistake. The rim is ridiculously too narrow.
Forum: Touring
05-24-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,947
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Easy choices. Back wheel has Rohloff14 with TRP...

Easy choices. Back wheel has Rohloff14 with TRP Spyre cable disc brake.
Front wheel hub is a SA XL-FDD dyno DRUM brake. Always works in any weather with ZERO adjustment, for 30,000 miles. A strong...
05-22-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,182
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Here is the best I've had. >>>...

Here is the best I've had. >>> https://www.primeauvelo.com/en_ca/mini-charger-pump-0004753?gclid=Cj0KCQjw16KFBhCgARIsALB0g8LVA4HQbB__s3Fe8rp60BkzcPrm7111-qGZCNv-vmGyOBEHKhsQgJEaAqlgEALw_wcB

It's a...
05-22-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 22,569
Posted By GamblerGORD53

NO noise??? LOL hahahahaha The newest...

NO noise??? LOL hahahahaha
The newest itteration of defaileur bikes sound like little kids' and New Years Eve noisemakers, when coasting. I would ride ZERO miles with such. I hear their grinding...
Forum: Touring
05-22-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,090
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I've been wearing nothing but steel toe low cut...

I've been wearing nothing but steel toe low cut shoes in summer, on bike or not. Steel toe rubber boots in snow and for riding in spring puddle conditions. They do get hot on hot days. So I have zero...
Forum: Touring
05-21-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,562
Posted By GamblerGORD53

So in the 4 years since, my Rohloff14 is only up...

So in the 4 years since, my Rohloff14 is only up to 17,200 miles. My SA 5w and 3 speed are just too much fun. But still, neither are defaileurs. LOL. never again. In 2019 I took a 2 month car trip...
05-21-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Easy choice .... Velocity Dyad rims for 35/ 38...

Easy choice .... Velocity Dyad rims for 35/ 38 mm. It's all I have now on 3 bikes, including my super heavyweight custom tour, 120 lbs loaded. They have a perfect strong pointy profile with NO...
Replies: 22
Views: 879
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I sure wouldn't trade the RB for any of those...

I sure wouldn't trade the RB for any of those cruiser Treks.
$450 buys very little these days. 19" is definitely a small fit for a level TT. I have several 23" and I'm 5'8".
I just spent $1000Cdn...
Replies: 22
Views: 879
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I think it's worth over $400 for sure, since it...

I think it's worth over $400 for sure, since it has dyno and lights. Not over $500 either.
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,420
Posted By GamblerGORD53

There's a couple straight roads in BC. LOL ....

There's a couple straight roads in BC. LOL . Absolutely nothing to worry about. Don't get up so early, problem solved. LOL.
I don't recall the sun being in my eyes much on any day in my 13 week trip.
Forum: Foo
05-13-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 900
Posted By GamblerGORD53

IMO, All the honorable celebrities in Hollywood...

IMO, All the honorable celebrities in Hollywood died years ago. Most are Lefty morons now. Pfffft
Forum: Foo
05-12-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By GamblerGORD53

QUICK. Dig a pond and get your boat ready. A FOOT...

QUICK. Dig a pond and get your boat ready. A FOOT of rain is forecast next week.
Alberta finally got some rain to stop our dry spell.
Last week I saw a pic of the Rio Grande, I think it was. Bone...
Forum: Touring
05-11-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,420
Posted By GamblerGORD53

In 2019 starting May 19, I rode a 3,900 mile loop...

In 2019 starting May 19, I rode a 3,900 mile loop from Edmonton thru Calgary, Revelstoke, Okanagan, Princeton, Hope, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Spokane, C'D, Cranbrook, Pincher Creek, etc. So I...
05-11-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,462
Posted By GamblerGORD53

:roflmao: One of the few times I got my discs...

:roflmao:
One of the few times I got my discs all wet, all they did was screech. LOL
My drums never get wet.
05-09-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,462
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Ain't nothing better than SA DRUM brakes, fit and...

Ain't nothing better than SA DRUM brakes, fit and forget. 25,000+ miles with NO worries, no adjusting, no rim scratch or screech, no fade, no heating, 100% the same in any weather, very little chance...
05-07-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,587
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Hell NO to roller brakes, in the front at least....

Hell NO to roller brakes, in the front at least. It may be different on the road, but just spinning them they die faster than my SA dyno hub and Rohloff14. LOL. And they have a bad rep for that. They...
05-07-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,587
Posted By GamblerGORD53

WTF. The Gov'nor design and name is ORIGINAL, the...

WTF. The Gov'nor design and name is ORIGINAL, the same since 1926. This was designed as a weekend race bike, the CF-er of it's day. It would be nice to at least upgrade with a bottle holder. Other...
05-06-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Those are 590 wheels I think, same as my 1973...

Those are 590 wheels I think, same as my 1973 CCM. Just look for a department store bike.
These are the best fenders I have ever seen.
...
05-05-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,587
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I love this Pashley Guvnor video made in 2014. >>...

I love this Pashley Guvnor video made in 2014. >>
youtube.com/watch?v=CqvkVjRObf4
10 years ago the Canadian dollar was flying high and so was Pashley popularity. Dozens of them flew out the doors...
05-03-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Yes. My 8 year old Dyad rims are all as good as...

Yes. My 8 year old Dyad rims are all as good as new. The pointy profile is why. The machined brake tracks are awesome too.
I used WH 2.3/ 2.0 spokes with locking nipples, nothing better.
I month...
05-03-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The best component by far is the SA XL-FDD dyno...

The best component by far is the SA XL-FDD dyno drum brake hub, ALWAYS works with zero fiddling. My first one has 26,000 miles, including 8,100 on 2 tours.
Next best is IGH rear hubs, preferably...
05-02-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By GamblerGORD53

5 years ago I was trying to clean up my mum's old...

5 years ago I was trying to clean up my mum's old frying pans. I put a bunch of laundry detergent in the sink and really hot water.
The paint disappeared on the alu pans. LOL. Didn't do a thing for...
Forum: Touring
04-29-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,515
Views: 265,124
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Here's my super heavyweight at the start of the...

Here's my super heavyweight at the start of the mountains going to Canmore. Then in Washington on Long Beach and the other 2 Oregon. The grocery bags refuse to leave my bars. LOL. But they also help...
04-27-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,794
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Here is my new Roadster middleweight. This is the...

Here is my new Roadster middleweight. This is the third bike these wheels have been on. The front dyno drum has done 26,000 miles, including two tours for 8,100 miles at 120 lbs....
04-27-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,413
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I think the other cyclist was an idiot. There was...

I think the other cyclist was an idiot. There was no downside there to zipping by on the right. You obviously weren't going right and if you were also going straight, then close to FRAP in the lane...
04-24-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,790
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The actual sizes were 28 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1 5/8" (...

The actual sizes were 28 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1 5/8" ( 635 ) and also later 28" = 622 mm rim.
Then later 630 became 27", LOL.
British bikes were mostly these two 28" sizes until the 1980s. I rode all...
04-24-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,790
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Easy choice for me, I hate gravel. Steel frame...

Easy choice for me, I hate gravel. Steel frame Roadster with long TT and a steel swept bar. Disc Rohloff14 with cable TRP Spyre and SA XL-FDD dyno drum brake in the front. I have used 28" x 36 mm...
04-24-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I don't see enough difference with that bar to...

I don't see enough difference with that bar to justify it. I suppose the 31.6 might limit choices.
Mine are old 1" steel.
04-24-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By GamblerGORD53

IMO, your way too straight HB is THE problem, as...

IMO, your way too straight HB is THE problem, as shown in that pic. This gives you NO back/ torso adjustment. Very stiff and uncomfortable.
So get a bar with both up sweep and rear sweep, like 30 to...
04-17-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,786
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Brooklyn bikes have that beat easily. 1/3 to 1/4...

Brooklyn bikes have that beat easily. 1/3 to 1/4 the cost of a Riv.
04-13-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,005
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I have really liked my ABUS Bordo Granite, for 7...

I have really liked my ABUS Bordo Granite, for 7 years now. I just measured it, 34"/ 86 cm from the head to the open tip. It goes around about a 6" pole and the seat tube. I bought it for my tour...
04-10-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,289
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I don't think you are too far off normal. But yes...

I don't think you are too far off normal. But yes I agree with what you are thinking.
Get a shorter stem and bars with more rise and further sweep back. Straight MTB bars are awful anyway.
Way too...
04-10-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,289
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I would get the bigger one and get bars with more...

I would get the bigger one and get bars with more sweep. Straight ones are horrible for discomfort.
These boutique bikes are really bad at providing size measurements.
04-10-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,897
Posted By GamblerGORD53

LOL. That is the same as a Vietnam bike. On a 3...

LOL. That is the same as a Vietnam bike. On a 3 week trip there in 2007, I bought one of them in both Hanoi and Saigon, for about $80. Mine had a full double tube and came with a frame lock. I added...
04-07-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,658
Posted By GamblerGORD53

If the 7 is a deraileur, forget that. I just...

If the 7 is a deraileur, forget that.
I just got a Nexus 7i on a roadster frame I wanted. The few rides I used it slowly in puddle conditions, I thought it was very nice. The paddle shifter works...
04-07-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Even IF this was true, it only applies to one of...

Even IF this was true, it only applies to one of the 2 settings. One will be direct drive, same as one gear on a SA hub.
Besides that, the way the hub is stretched to inside the cluster, I think...
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