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Forum: Foo
06-25-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By GamblerGORD53

WTF. Were you riding with flip flops?? Barefoot??

WTF. Were you riding with flip flops?? Barefoot??
06-22-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4,966
Views: 526,199
Posted By GamblerGORD53

All I want for Christmas is a pair or 2 of 1970s...

All I want for Christmas is a pair or 2 of 1970s plastic/ nylon grips 4 1/2". Must be all SMOOTH. As shown in a bunch of my photos.
The ones I have are off a 1973 Raleigh and CCM.
I have among...
06-22-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 507
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Neither. Both are useless for anything but riding...

Neither. Both are useless for anything but riding around.
06-21-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,974
Posted By GamblerGORD53

How about you putting that bar on a bike 2 sizes...

How about you putting that bar on a bike 2 sizes BIGGER??
06-20-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 694
Posted By GamblerGORD53

IGH wheels are far stronger and so are Dutch...

IGH wheels are far stronger and so are Dutch bikes. Look for a steel city bike with a Nexus 7i. That's what my latest roadster has. I have NO problem going 100 miles with any of my heavy IGH bikes. I...
06-20-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 531
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Dumb dumb dumb idea. Go find a paved road with...

Dumb dumb dumb idea. Go find a paved road with scenery.
10 years ago I had a little slide because of springtime sand on the street. I figured it would be ok to use the side of my knee to break the...
06-15-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 242
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My Krazy Grease is almost gone. The company died...

My Krazy Grease is almost gone. The company died 3 years ago and I can't find it anywhere. :cry:
HELP !!!! My IGH bikes need it.
06-13-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,287
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Nice, but I just don't see how those fluted posts...

Nice, but I just don't see how those fluted posts don't let in a sack of dirt or rain. Likely way harder to sand evenly too.
Myself, I have made 3 good steel stems and 4 bad ones. LOL. I did...
Forum: Touring
06-13-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 714
Posted By GamblerGORD53

What you want first is low LOW maintenance...

What you want first is low LOW maintenance reliability. Derailleurs just don't cut it.
You have the cash, so no reason to not get a Rohloff14. ZERO chance of failure, every gear is perfectly spaced,...
06-13-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I rode tires likely 40 years old, went 1,930...

I rode tires likely 40 years old, went 1,930 miles. It got a nail the ride I decided would be it's last. It wobbled the 30 miles home. LOL.
They were 590 x 30 tires, so I could use them at 55 lbs. ...
06-12-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 18,396
Posted By GamblerGORD53

It has welded pegs sticking out both sides about...

It has welded pegs sticking out both sides about 8 mm. So lots of thread for a screw. There will be a sort of ugly 1/4" gap to the frame. I had another brand that had unsuitable skinny pegs.
I'll...
06-12-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 18,396
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I'm in the process of taking apart 2 nice old...

I'm in the process of taking apart 2 nice old Suntour friction shifters, to make a downtube bottle holder. LOL.
There are still builders who think pretty city bikes don't go far enough to need...
06-12-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 18,396
Posted By GamblerGORD53

That "bolt" is as long as most quill stems. It...

That "bolt" is as long as most quill stems. It needs to fit to say .0002" to go thru the whatever tunnel. It needs to be 99.9% clean.
How they don't rattle is a mystery to me. Every time you undo a...
06-12-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 18,396
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...
06-08-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,766
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Getting sued a few times for asploding too light...

Getting sued a few times for asploding too light bikes would make them reconsider things.
Or maybe it wasn't an advantage afterall.
06-07-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,766
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Last year I watched a YT video guy put disc...

Last year I watched a YT video guy put disc brakes on his unrestored 1936 Dodge. LOL.
06-07-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 552
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I've been wondering what the hell happens when...

I've been wondering what the hell happens when those threads wear out from just repeated removal, especially if it's just alu.
They made no sense to me whatsoever in any case. I have stripped lots...
06-07-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,766
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: 522
Views: 18,396
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.
06-06-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,974
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I grew up with swept comfort bars that came on...

I grew up with swept comfort bars that came on most bikes until the 1980s, if they weren't drops.
The handle bar I had with my dad's old Rudge SS bike is now on my 1973 CCM, it is 80d and 3 1/4"...
06-04-22, 11:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 557
Posted By GamblerGORD53

WTF? You bought those crashed wheels online?? ...

WTF? You bought those crashed wheels online??
Throw them both in the trash.
06-04-22, 09:47 AM
Forum: Touring
06-03-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,111
Posted By GamblerGORD53

This POS takes the cake for stupidest useless...

This POS takes the cake for stupidest useless bike design I've ever seen. LOL.
SELL it and start over.
Forum: Touring
06-02-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,111
Posted By GamblerGORD53

This shows exactly why I diss steep slope frames...

This shows exactly why I diss steep slope frames for racks. Total farce. It is weird that the vertical strut aligns with the front.
It kinda works because you have weight on the front also. Maybe...
05-28-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Get 290 and 292.

Get 290 and 292.
05-28-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Always go longer. There's no downside. The head...

Always go longer. There's no downside. The head will be far stronger. They seem to calculate short all the time anyway.
I have 2 specific flat screwdrivers, one with a notch and the other with a...
05-26-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 852
Posted By GamblerGORD53

So nothing happens when you hang a hydro bike...

So nothing happens when you hang a hydro bike upside down for a month??
05-26-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 852
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Those are cheap brakes with one pad moving....

Those are cheap brakes with one pad moving. Nothing will help as much as getting TRP cable Spyres on one wheel at least. Doing both will be 1/3 the cost of that bike. I have one on my Rohloff14 IGH....
05-23-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 260
Posted By GamblerGORD53

IMO, You are right it looks small, there is ZERO...

IMO, You are right it looks small, there is ZERO chance that bike is too big. She has short legs, so therefore a long torso. Anyway, slimmer seat and a comfort swept bar would fix that.
She's NOT...
05-19-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,937
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Even legit sites are gouging on shipping now with...

Even legit sites are gouging on shipping now with a charge on every item. They say they might adjust it when the order is assembled, might not either.
SJS was wanting 92E shipping with a hub, small...
05-19-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 481
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I have self extractors on my SS/ Rohloff crank....

I have self extractors on my SS/ Rohloff crank. They will do for a 100 uses no problem, on several bikes if needed. I need to carry a 8 mm bolt key anyway.
They are strangely hard to get and seldom...
05-19-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 736
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.
05-19-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,207
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I guess the biggest reason I got the SA 5w...

I guess the biggest reason I got the SA 5w instead of the 8, is the need for a silly 30 or 32T front. Not compatible with Rohloff14 or anything else.
So in looking at the Sheldon GI chart again,...
05-18-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 481
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I would not switch away from a sensible square...

I would not switch away from a sensible square taper crank, if that's what it has.
The new CF/ alu laminate hollowtech crap is NOT made for touring.
05-18-22, 11:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,207
Posted By GamblerGORD53

So what service did you do over that time?? Mine...

So what service did you do over that time?? Mine was tight until I took the left cone apart. I'm pretty sure it was wearing the balls before that.
Only 900 miles so far. I goofed my first SA XL-FDD...
05-18-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,937
Posted By GamblerGORD53

100% scam IMO. Just yesterday, I got a scam...

100% scam IMO.
Just yesterday, I got a scam call saying they were calling about an Amazon order.
And lots of border patrol BS calls from several states.
Only DHL asked for payment before home...
05-16-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,207
Posted By GamblerGORD53

A lot of hogwash in this thread. LOL. I have a SA...

A lot of hogwash in this thread. LOL. I have a SA RD3, XL-RD5w, Nexus 7i with deplorable roller brake, and Rohloff14 with disc brake.
I just rode my 50 lb CCM 3 speed 92 miles the first full day...
05-16-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Yesterday I rode my CCM 3 speed 92 miles on a...

Yesterday I rode my CCM 3 speed 92 miles on a perfect day. I saw 5 CF riders also on the highway part.
On the way home I was riding in the narrowest shoulder here, less than 3 feet, with busy 65 mph...
05-14-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 390
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I've never used a trailer but anyway, that tube...

I've never used a trailer but anyway, that tube should never have been used for that. That's why it crushed. If it makes it so you can't ride straight with no hands, then chuck it.
IMO get the kid...
05-12-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By GamblerGORD53

OK I was likely installing it wrong, I just got...

OK I was likely installing it wrong, I just got it out and played with my broken steerer. I think I figured out what we were doing wrong.
The think I had the top 3 pieces separated, while it should...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By GamblerGORD53

So it's the same as a lame 1x? Yup.

So it's the same as a lame 1x? Yup.
05-11-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Good luck with that POS. I used one briefly. Not...

Good luck with that POS. I used one briefly. Not even the LBS veteran could figure the stupid things out. Near impossible to get the too small tab to stay in the notch.
I then found a nice old...
05-11-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The actual very very BEST front brake is SA XL...

The actual very very BEST front brake is SA XL DRUM brakes. ZERO adjustments ever. ZERO worries ever. ALWAYS works.
EASY to take the wheel off and with air in the tire. Mine has 29,000 miles with...
05-10-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By GamblerGORD53

IF it isn't a both pad moving caliper, then get...

IF it isn't a both pad moving caliper, then get one. You can have a bigger gap. The best is the cable TRP Spyre.
Mine is with a Rohloff in homemade track ends. Never rubbed once or squealed since I...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By GamblerGORD53

380% is way more than my 5 or 7 speed IGH at 243...

380% is way more than my 5 or 7 speed IGH at 243 %. I also do fine on the highway a 50 lb SA 3 speed at 186%.
Being an inefficient boat anchor CVT is another matter. But then if it craps out, it...
05-10-22, 12:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 674
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Yah, that's the older model like mine. But the...

Yah, that's the older model like mine. But the cog shown in that Soma ad is NOT for the 5w. Could be for a the new rotary 5 sp or for an 8 speed SA.
I have seen other ads with half the info for the...
05-09-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,440
Posted By GamblerGORD53

They are all OLD guys too. LOL.

They are all OLD guys too. LOL.
05-09-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,440
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.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By GamblerGORD53

That's a problem?? LOL.

That's a problem?? LOL.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,270
Posted By GamblerGORD53

There's no need for it that ridiculously low.

There's no need for it that ridiculously low.
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