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07-18-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,535
Posted By phughes

I will agree with this. I began a tour in June,...

I will agree with this. I began a tour in June, with my right knee already hurting. I was careful the first two or three days, making sure I didn't mash, but still did 50 miles the first day, and the...
07-18-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By phughes

Skip the brake cleaner. Use lacquer thinner. That...

Skip the brake cleaner. Use lacquer thinner. That is what we have always used to prep areas on cars before painting. Much cheaper than using brake cleaner. Wear gloves, and apply with a rag. It...
07-16-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By phughes

I have been wearing minimalist shoes for many...

I have been wearing minimalist shoes for many years. My favorite pair are from SoftStar shoes. They are nothing but leather uppers, and a thin sole. I used to get shin splints when I ran, but after...
Forum: Touring
07-12-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,236
Posted By phughes

Thanks for the update, and well done! I'm glad...

Thanks for the update, and well done! I'm glad you had a great time. It is a wonderful ride. My wife and I ride the GAP often since we live near. SO happy to hear from others who enjoy it as much as...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,637
Posted By phughes

Only once my tires get worn. I went around 3000...

Only once my tires get worn. I went around 3000 miles with no flats, then multiple, in a short amount of time, less than 200 miles. Changed tires, and no flats so far in a little over 1000 miles.
07-08-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,382
Posted By phughes

No. No, and no. Get a tap, do it right.

No. No, and no. Get a tap, do it right.
07-04-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,548
Posted By phughes

Check seat height too. Your seat may be a bit too...

Check seat height too. Your seat may be a bit too high. Excessive reach may also be a factor, you may want to try a shorter stem.

For seat height, try this method:...
06-30-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By phughes

No kidding? Really? Yes, I am aware of all that,...

No kidding? Really? Yes, I am aware of all that, and chose the size I did accordingly. It is more than aesthetic, the size I got came with a longer steerer tube as well, which I specified uncut, so I...
Forum: Touring
06-30-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By phughes

I will add that when you install the saddle,...

I will add that when you install the saddle, remember it may sit higher off the rails than your existing saddle, so you will have to lower it. The B-17 is more sensitive to a too high seat height...
06-30-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By phughes

When I straddle the top tube on my LHT, I lightly...

When I straddle the top tube on my LHT, I lightly touch the bar, but I can pull the bike up a bit before it hits hard. I could have gone with the next smaller frame, but wanted the larger frame so I...
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,386
Posted By phughes

I've used mine for two years now. It has been...

I've used mine for two years now. It has been holding up great.
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,996
Posted By phughes

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06-25-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By phughes

I honestly don't have issues riding the LHT...

I honestly don't have issues riding the LHT unloaded, though it does ride "better," fully loaded. Run wider tires for a softer ride. That being said, all the bikes you are looking at are nice bikes....
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,386
Posted By phughes

Thanks for the link to the Tensa. I had heard of...

Thanks for the link to the Tensa. I had heard of it but had forgotten the name.

Yes, the GAP and C&O are very hammock friendly. I have done it and used the hammock every night. No issues finding...
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,386
Posted By phughes

If you want a really compact air mattress, here...

If you want a really compact air mattress, here is what I have been using. It packs very small, is quick to inflate, and comfortable. It does not however, give much insulation, but that wasn't an...
06-24-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,715
Posted By phughes

My thoughts are, don't get hung up on numbers and...

My thoughts are, don't get hung up on numbers and calculations. They may be a starting point, but they are not a great way to fine tune saddle height, or any other part of bike fit. For seat height,...
Forum: Touring
06-22-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,391
Posted By phughes

Lol It looks as if it were wider, you could drive...

Lol It looks as if it were wider, you could drive a car across it. It is plenty sturdy for a bicycle.
Forum: Touring
06-18-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,980
Posted By phughes

I just got home from a tour, and used my phone. I...

I just got home from a tour, and used my phone. I hadn't planned on it, preferring paper maps, but I had downloaded the maps I needed on WikiCamps, and ended up using them. The app worked even when I...
06-17-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,882
Posted By phughes

Uh...no. That would most likely result in too...

Uh...no. That would most likely result in too high of a seat height. Had you not made the statement, "impossible to reach," I might have let it slip by.
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,932
Posted By phughes

I live in Monroeville and currently, there is a...

I live in Monroeville and currently, there is a bear in the area. They are definitely around along the GAP, but rarely seen.

I hang the bag I carry food in. I carry line on which a have a lead...
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,590
Posted By phughes

Thanks so much! Phil

Thanks so much!

Phil
Forum: Touring
05-28-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,303
Posted By phughes

Thank you both. This is a good thread OP, and...

Thank you both. This is a good thread OP, and this information is timely for me as I was planning out my relatively unplanned tour. I have to go to Iowa for a wedding, and am planning on driving to...
05-27-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By phughes

LMGTFY...

LMGTFY (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=bicycle+suspension+grease)
Forum: Touring
05-27-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,236
Posted By phughes

You will have to walk the bike up. Unless it has...

You will have to walk the bike up. Unless it has changed, the, "trail," is very rocky and steep, and not something you will ride a loaded bike up. I walked my bike up after a 70 mile day though, and...
05-25-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By phughes

I can't believe this is serious. Personally, I...

I can't believe this is serious. Personally, I think it is easier to either wax your own chain, or lube it, rather than take the time to remove the chain, and ship it to someone else, or are you...
05-25-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,579
Posted By phughes

That's all that matters. Fix what needs to be...

That's all that matters. Fix what needs to be fixed. Let her enjoy her choice. It's not about you.
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,236
Posted By phughes

I ride the GAP often, and no, the "uphill" isn't...

I ride the GAP often, and no, the "uphill" isn't grueling. It is barely noticeable. We often ride sections out and back, and I cannot notice an appreciable difference either way. The only thing that...
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,016
Posted By phughes

I have the DMR V12 Magnesium pedals, though at...

I have the DMR V12 Magnesium pedals, though at the moment they need rebuild, there is a bit of play in one, so I need to get the rebuild kit for them. I swapped them out the other day and have the...
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 32,962
Posted By phughes

I wouldn't use it personally. Mink oil will clog...

I wouldn't use it personally. Mink oil will clog the pores of the leather, so it won't breathe. It also will soften the leather, something you don't want. It also may make it more attractive to...
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,358
Posted By phughes

I guess you weren't around for the 80s were you....

I guess you weren't around for the 80s were you. Way to resurrect an almost year old thread with an uninformed opinion. :rolleyes:
Forum: Touring
05-22-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,590
Posted By phughes

Thanks. I was asking veganbikes, I had already...

Thanks. I was asking veganbikes, I had already seen what you use. Thanks for the more detailed info.
Forum: Touring
05-22-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,590
Posted By phughes

What dehydrator do you use?

What dehydrator do you use?
05-22-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By phughes

I have a Thule tray type hitch rack, and use it...

I have a Thule tray type hitch rack, and use it with two bikes, both with fenders. Originally with my Long Haul Trucker, I could slip the arm between the fender and tire, now that I have bigger...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,602
Posted By phughes

Ortleibs would probably drag on the ground if...

Ortleibs would probably drag on the ground if mounted to those racks. The wider part of the bags would also be closer to your heel on a lower rack, if the bags are tapered like Ortleibs.
05-21-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By phughes

He didn't ask a question.

He didn't ask a question.
05-20-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 956
Posted By phughes

Hysterical. This showed up in my Instagram feed...

Hysterical. This showed up in my Instagram feed this morning. Danny is great. Nice testament to the trailer, it seems to have survived fairly well.
05-20-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By phughes

True, but he may be shilling for the YouTube...

True, but he may be shilling for the YouTube hits, not necessarily the product. I'm just always skeptical of first posts that include links to a product or YouTube video.
05-19-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By phughes

Well, your very first post was promoting a...

Well, your very first post was promoting a product, or the YouTube post, so... the response.
05-19-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By phughes

Great first post. :rolleyes: Are you the YouTuber...

Great first post. :rolleyes: Are you the YouTuber trying to get more views, or the one making and selling the electric front wheel?
Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 751
Posted By phughes

I would simply buy multiple mounts. I have...

I would simply buy multiple mounts. I have removed the mount from my bike numerous times, without replacing the cable, so it can be done, and you do not need to remove the cable completely from the...
Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,529
Posted By phughes

I generally leave my phone off while touring,...

I generally leave my phone off while touring, turing it on when I need it. Even if using it for mapping, I really do not see the need to have it on continually. You are not going fast enough on the...
05-18-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,849
Posted By phughes

Buy a higher quality seat post, with two bolts...

Buy a higher quality seat post, with two bolts for better adjustment, and strength. For me the ultimate is the Paul Components Tall and Handsome. Velo-Orange also makes the Santa Cru which has good...
05-16-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,579
Posted By phughes

A friend of mine flew to California with just his...

A friend of mine flew to California with just his seat, pedals and shoes, and bags, bought a bike at Walmart, added a trailer, and rode it to the East coast. He gave it away when he was done, and...
Forum: Touring
05-16-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,821
Posted By phughes

You may also consider a silk liner for your...

You may also consider a silk liner for your sleeping bag. They pack very small, and add a good deal of warmth to your bag.
05-16-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,552
Posted By phughes

I once passed three riders in full kit,...

I once passed three riders in full kit, "pacelining," hey, they were in a line, on my 1984 Ross Mt. Rainier mountain bike, with bull moose bars, and loaded panniers. I must be a champion. :giver:
05-16-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,552
Posted By phughes

(Insert slow clap here)

(Insert slow clap here)
05-16-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,552
Posted By phughes

Right back atcha'. :thumb:

Right back atcha'.

:thumb:
Forum: Commuting
05-14-19, 11:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,986
Posted By phughes

Well, since you used 7.000 miles, I take it you...

Well, since you used 7.000 miles, I take it you are referring to something I said. The man I was talking about rides a normal bike at home, but decided to add an assist to his touring bike for long...
05-14-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,766
Posted By phughes

Depends on the saddle, and the person.

Depends on the saddle, and the person.
05-14-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,766
Posted By phughes

Well, if you experience no perineum pressure, and...

Well, if you experience no perineum pressure, and the seat is comfortable to you at that angle, it is okay.
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