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03-28-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By phughes

Yeah, I agree. If I were going to clear coat, I...

Yeah, I agree. If I were going to clear coat, I would have wet sanded before adding the stickers. The stickers will make it difficult to wet sand. If you don't wet sand, the results won't be so...
03-26-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By phughes

Read these and reassess your seat height. Mine...

Read these and reassess your seat height. Mine was too high and caused all sorts of problems. It is easy to get it wrong, for you, by using a formula. Bottom line is, if you are having issues,...
03-24-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 772
Posted By phughes

Number 1 cause - Friction, usually caused by a...

Number 1 cause - Friction, usually caused by a seat that is too high.
03-23-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 323
Posted By phughes

I just watched the history of that band...

I just watched the history of that band yesterday. They were a hard working band.
03-23-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 323
Posted By phughes

You're welcome. I hope you find what you need.

You're welcome. I hope you find what you need.
03-23-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 323
Posted By phughes

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/search/27in-road-t...

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/search/27in-road-tires?adl=1&msclkid=96238459eb011718278fda211ff09553&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Bike%20Tires%20and%20Tubes%20-%20Partners&utm_term=27%...
03-20-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 764
Posted By phughes

There are plenty of bikes still offered with...

There are plenty of bikes still offered with quill stems. Lots of fixies use them, therefore many hipsters like them, therefore thieves... It just depends on the area. Me? I never worry too much...
03-16-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By phughes

Here are some articles that explain chainline....

Here are some articles that explain chainline. https://www.velodrome.shop/chainline https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/chainline-concepts https://sheldonbrown.com/chainline.html

Remember...
03-15-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By phughes

Good catch. That will effectively "raise" your...

Good catch. That will effectively "raise" your saddle, or more correctly, increase the extension of your leg, a bit, which could cause what you are seeing. Again though, I would read the article I...
03-14-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By phughes

Your seat is most likely too high, causing you to...

Your seat is most likely too high, causing you to not be able to pedal fluidly. Read this: https://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com/bikefit/2011/02/seat-height-how-hard-can-it-be/
03-10-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,283
Posted By phughes

This child seemed to have no problem. I took this...

This child seemed to have no problem. I took this in Dalian, China.

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03-08-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,243
Posted By phughes

Not the same as using a cheap wrench on a...

Not the same as using a cheap wrench on a fastener that may take a bit of torque to remove. Cheap wrench not fitting properly and made of inferior metal, thereby stripping the head of the fastener,...
03-08-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 998
Posted By phughes

:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Touring
03-08-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By phughes

I went the opposite, down to 172.5. I love the...

I went the opposite, down to 172.5. I love the shorter cranks, but, I am not as tall as you. I am all of 5' 11" and a 32 inch inseam. If you like them, and they are comfortable, then they are great....
03-08-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 998
Posted By phughes

That is a peg to secure a frame mount pump. ...

That is a peg to secure a frame mount pump.


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03-08-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,243
Posted By phughes

I was more worried about others thinking it might...

I was more worried about others thinking it might be a good idea.
03-07-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,243
Posted By phughes

If you are buying it for the spoke wrench and...

If you are buying it for the spoke wrench and tire levers, you would be better spending the $20 on a spoke wrench and tire levers. You would then have a few dollars left over for a Gatorade or a cup...
03-07-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,015
Posted By phughes

Turn off location history for Google. I have...

Turn off location history for Google. I have never had it enabled. In fact, I have basically everything Google related disabled.
03-03-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 900
Posted By phughes

May I be the first to suggest a Brooks B17. Just...

May I be the first to suggest a Brooks B17. Just be sure you don't set it too high or you will feel pain. Adjusted correctly, it disappears underneath you. It is not forgiving of a too high seat...
03-03-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 11,760
Posted By phughes

I think you need to calm your anxiety. You have...

I think you need to calm your anxiety. You have been listening to too many fear mongering media heads. You are not going to catch Covid-19 from someone exhaling in a passing car. On a bicycle, you...
02-29-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 764
Posted By phughes

I have been using WikiCamps for my tours. It...

I have been using WikiCamps for my tours. It doesn't map a ride out for you, but it uses the maps from Google, which you can download to your phone and use even when you have no signal. I never saw...
02-12-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By phughes

Seat height, not tilt or how level it is. Seat...

Seat height, not tilt or how level it is. Seat height from the crank or pedal. Dropping it about 5mm or even 10mm will probably help. I had to drop mine from what a fitter put me, since he went with...
02-12-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By phughes

Your saddle is most likely slightly too high. I...

Your saddle is most likely slightly too high. I had issues with my B17 until I got my saddle height correct. I took Steve Hogg's advice and got it where it should be, now I have zero issues even on a...
Forum: Touring
02-07-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,618
Posted By phughes

I purposely bought a 56cm LHT with 26 inch rims....

I purposely bought a 56cm LHT with 26 inch rims. It is in no way squirrely at high speeds, in fact, I used to commute on it, and hit 40-45mph every day on the downhills. It was rock solid, loaded or...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By phughes

Glad you have the all clear from the doctor to...

Glad you have the all clear from the doctor to ride again. Take care, and welcome back!
Forum: Commuting
01-31-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By phughes

How did you rupture it? Was it bike related? When...

How did you rupture it? Was it bike related? When you come back, be sure your seat is not too high. I injured my Achilles tendon with a too high seat on a tour. The height made me have to have my...
01-31-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By phughes

Search Amazon for a 9 or ten inch frisbee.

Search Amazon for a 9 or ten inch frisbee.
01-31-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By phughes

A quality 6mm hex socket on a ratchet or breaker...

A quality 6mm hex socket on a ratchet or breaker bar. Don't mess with an "L" allen wrench.
01-09-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By phughes

Yes, it does matter. If the scratches are large...

Yes, it does matter. If the scratches are large enough, they will erode the fork seals as they travel over the scratches, or gouges.

I wouldn't go crazy over them, but I would smooth the surface...
12-31-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,893
Posted By phughes

That is dry weight. You want it filled with oil...

That is dry weight. You want it filled with oil and gas. That brings it up to 564 pounds. The heads up display unit will add a few pounds as well, and I assume you will have bags and a water bottle...
12-31-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,333
Posted By phughes

Really nice job. I am amazed you got that result...

Really nice job. I am amazed you got that result with a brush. Very well done. Great video too. Made me laugh.
12-31-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,893
Posted By phughes

Forget carrying it up the stairs, that will be...

Forget carrying it up the stairs, that will be easier than finding a Harley that weighs only 547 pounds.
12-30-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By phughes

This was from 2009. ...

This was from 2009.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agacQbJr0_c
12-30-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By phughes

Get is replaced ASAP!!!! That's what carbon fiber...

Get is replaced ASAP!!!! That's what carbon fiber looks like right before it explodes! :50:
12-30-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,893
Posted By phughes

I agree with the other Phil. If you go this...

I agree with the other Phil. If you go this route, you will have enough left over to purchase these special clipless shoes.
...
12-28-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By phughes

Look at the Cannondale Quick bikes. They are very...

Look at the Cannondale Quick bikes. They are very nice.
12-27-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,977
Posted By phughes

Sounds like me. I carry extra tubes as well. Nice...

Sounds like me. I carry extra tubes as well. Nice when you need them.
12-26-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 865
Posted By phughes

:lol:

:lol:
12-26-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,977
Posted By phughes

Why not? It depends on how far you are going...

Why not? It depends on how far you are going though. If you are close to home, no biggie, of you want to call someone to get you if something happens, though rare, or walk home. For me, I carry a...
12-26-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 865
Posted By phughes

It's fine, you are doing something. Stick with...

It's fine, you are doing something. Stick with it, you will get faster, if you want to, and you will see more results. Keep at it, and do so at a pace you enjoy, or you will get frustrated and quit....
Forum: Touring
12-24-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By phughes

Get a small breaker like this one:...

Get a small breaker like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-CT-5-Chain-Brute/dp/B000OYHCHG/ref=sr_1_18?dchild=1&keywords=chain+breaker&qid=1577229092&sr=8-18

...
12-24-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 818
Posted By phughes

Probably the best choice. It will most likely...

Probably the best choice. It will most likely last a very long time.
12-21-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By phughes

Surly makes bikes in smaller sizes. The Cross...

Surly makes bikes in smaller sizes. The Cross Check is available down to 42cm. After 54, they have a 52, 50, 46, and a 42. https://surlybikes.com/bikes/cross_check

The Midnight Special comes in a...
Forum: Touring
12-20-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,061
Posted By phughes

:lol: Sounds like fun. I love the looks of the...

:lol: Sounds like fun. I love the looks of the narrow bars.

Cheers
Forum: Touring
12-20-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,061
Posted By phughes

I was only joking. I am sure it is a great bike...

I was only joking. I am sure it is a great bike to ride. I like the look, too. I always laugh when people talk about bad handling with narrow bars, short stems, etc. Usually you get used setups like...
Forum: Touring
12-20-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,061
Posted By phughes

How can you possibly ride that? You'll die!...

How can you possibly ride that? You'll die! You'll die I say! :50:
Forum: Commuting
12-20-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,509
Posted By phughes

Round ones.

Round ones.
12-20-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By phughes

I run the DMR v12 pedals. I get very good grip...

I run the DMR v12 pedals. I get very good grip from them. https://www.amazon.com/DMR-Pedals-Magnesium-Platform-Black/dp/B00MEN2FGI/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=dmr+pedals&qid=1576866178&sr=8-6
...
12-18-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,701
Posted By phughes

I can relate to that. I bought my Surly LHT, and...

I can relate to that. I bought my Surly LHT, and ordered a top tube pad to prevent scratches when leaning it on things while running errands. I rode the bike to the store the first day, before...
12-18-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,074
Posted By phughes

Good to hear you got it sorted out.

Good to hear you got it sorted out.
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