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08-17-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By phughes

The bike is a 2005, perhaps the cassette is worn,...

The bike is a 2005, perhaps the cassette is worn, as is the chain he said he was replacing. And of course you should replace the cassette and chain at the same time. HIs question was specific to...
08-17-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,032
Posted By phughes

Yeah, it's all about fit. I just did a 400 mile...

Yeah, it's all about fit. I just did a 400 mile trip on my LHT, with drop bars, and no neck pain, back pain, or hand and wrist pain. I did obsess over them during the many hours in the saddle each...
08-16-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 896
Posted By phughes

I have no issues inflating my mountain bike tires...

I have no issues inflating my mountain bike tires with the Specialized pump. they are 26x2.25. I also use it for car tires.
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By phughes

I use them on the bike, using flat pedals with...

I use them on the bike, using flat pedals with pins. The pins stick very well into the soles of the Crocs, so no slipping. I run DMR V-12 pedals. My Crocs are the Swiftwater leather clogs, which I do...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By phughes

Yes, it does. I don't see any reason to give it...

Yes, it does. I don't see any reason to give it any thought at all. Your wife wanted a car. She save for it, and bought it. You still own a bike. You don't have to change a thing. Relax, I'm not...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By phughes

I thought the same. I also though perhaps someone...

I thought the same. I also though perhaps someone mistyped, "Texas." :roflmao2: It's a good thread for me though, I have been thinking of switching to Tevas. I have been using Crocs for my tours so...
08-15-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,705
Posted By phughes

If you want to take a stab at it yourself, read...

If you want to take a stab at it yourself, read on this site before you do. It can give you a lot of good information regarding self fit. I liked it enough to pay to join the site, which gives you...
08-15-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,032
Posted By phughes

As others have said, if the fit is correct, for...

As others have said, if the fit is correct, for you, you shouldn't have a lot of weight on your hands, That being said, flat bars can be worse. What kind of grips do you have? You can prevent the...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,265
Posted By phughes

I'm still using my eight, almost nine year old...

I'm still using my eight, almost nine year old Lupine Piko 3. Even pricier than the Light and Motion 360, but it has a detachable, replaceable battery. I am still using the original, but it is nice...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By phughes

There is no reason why you still can't ride to...

There is no reason why you still can't ride to work. Ride and enjoy, and when you feel the need to drive the car, when the bike is not a reasonable option, take the car. You can now enjoy both. Don't...
08-15-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By phughes

No it's not, it's only 33.3 foot pounds at 400...

No it's not, it's only 33.3 foot pounds at 400 inch-pounds. That is not, "a crap-ton." That is very easy to exceed without a torque wrench, so it is not difficult to achieve with a socket and ratchet.
08-15-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By phughes

Shhhhhhhh... don't let out the secret.

Shhhhhhhh... don't let out the secret.
08-15-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 647
Posted By phughes

Skip the adjustable wrench. Buy a socket that...

Skip the adjustable wrench. Buy a socket that fits the cassette tool. Much easier, and it won't slip off. Use a long ratchet handle, or breaker bar if it is too tight. If you are using vise grips, it...
08-15-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 896
Posted By phughes

I have one from Specialized, and have been using...

I have one from Specialized, and have been using it for the past eight years. It has held up very well. I use it for the bikes, motorcycle, and two cars.

I also have a small air tank, but don't...
08-15-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 689
Posted By phughes

If you have a safe place to leave you car, and...

If you have a safe place to leave you car, and bike, you may want to consider driving to work, then riding home. You would then ride the bike to work, then drive home. You could do that for a while...
08-14-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By phughes

Home? Work? Garage? Inside house? A little...

Home? Work? Garage? Inside house? A little information on what you are looking for would help.
08-13-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By phughes

I have friction shifters, so I have no shifting...

I have friction shifters, so I have no shifting issues. Currently, I don't have the clicking, but, I'm not riding the bike fully loaded right now. I will replace the cassette soon. I think what is at...
08-13-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By phughes

I have that now. I swapped pedals out because I...

I have that now. I swapped pedals out because I thought that was it. Nope. Probably the cassette. I removed it the other day and cleaned and inspected it, reinstalled and torqued it down. Better, but...
08-13-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,545
Posted By phughes

Is there a reason you are being so vague? I mean,...

Is there a reason you are being so vague? I mean, did they threaten you with legal proceeding for giving up the name, or maybe bodily injury? Was he an Italian rider who has connections or something?
08-13-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By phughes

The reservoir is also sealed to ambient air...

The reservoir is also sealed to ambient air pressure. What you are describing has nothing to do with changes in air pressure. If the bike is upside down, at just the right angle, for long enough, and...
08-13-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 647
Posted By phughes

I use the proper sized socket and a breaker bar...

I use the proper sized socket and a breaker bar if it is too tight.
08-12-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By phughes

I would look for someone who pays close attention...

I would look for someone who pays close attention to how you actually interface with the bike, and pays close attention to you actually pedaling, rather than a fitter who goes by the numbers and...
08-12-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By phughes

Also keep in mind an airplane is filled with...

Also keep in mind an airplane is filled with hydraulics, if it were an issue, they wouldn't use it on a plane. The brake lines on your bike are sealed, unless you experience a problem, I wouldn't...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,265
Posted By phughes

I have on old Piko 3 from Lupine. It has been...

I have on old Piko 3 from Lupine. It has been working for eight years now with no problems. I am still using the original battery. It wasn't cheap, but it works great. I have it mounted to the fork...
08-12-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By phughes

I still use a Superflash. It is simple, and gets...

I still use a Superflash. It is simple, and gets the job done....
08-11-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,545
Posted By phughes

Unless he is looking for the bike, or unless it...

Unless he is looking for the bike, or unless it is really ugly, keep it on if you like. If it doesn't mean anything to you, or speak to you in any way, remove it. If you keep it, and if the sticker...
08-09-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,813
Posted By phughes

In fairness, they clearly state that the lock is...

In fairness, they clearly state that the lock is intended to be left where you lock your bike. Still...what a monster. :roflmao2:
08-08-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,611
Posted By phughes

I haven't tried any of the cheap ones from...

I haven't tried any of the cheap ones from Amazon...yet, but I will say that my Enduras have been worth the price. I bought them in 2011 and they are still in great shape. They have multiple tours on...
08-08-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By phughes

Exactly. This has been determined a long time ago.

Exactly. This has been determined a long time ago.
08-08-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By phughes

Oh sweet, a chain lube thread. :roflmao2:...

Oh sweet, a chain lube thread. :roflmao2: :popcorn
08-07-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By phughes

No, those are not penetrating oils, although...

No, those are not penetrating oils, although WD-40 does make a penetrating oil. The normal WD-40 is not though.

Liquid Wrench, PB Blaster, 3-IN-ONE, Kano Kroil Penetrating Oil, are all penetrating...
08-02-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By phughes

Let's see, pain in pelvis, and shifted to one...

Let's see, pain in pelvis, and shifted to one side... Your seat is most likely too high, that causes the pelvic pain, and you shift to one side to compensate. I have experienced the same issue, and...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,118
Posted By phughes

That bike has no braze ons for a rack. This one...

That bike has no braze ons for a rack. This one does, and it has fenders as well: Save up to 60% OFF Mango Macaw 3 Speed Shimano Nexus Aluminum No Rust Frame Cruisers from bikesdirect.com...
08-01-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By phughes

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/wheel-re...

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/wheel-removal-and-installation#article-section-2
Forum: Commuting
07-30-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,118
Posted By phughes

If you are capable of assembling a bike, and...

If you are capable of assembling a bike, and generally checking things over, you can try Bikes Direct. They have good prices on bikes with decent components. Save up to 60% off new Fitness Bikes,...
07-30-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By phughes

Different word, peroneal, not perineal. Peroneal...

Different word, peroneal, not perineal. Peroneal tendonitis is in the foot.
07-24-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,408
Posted By phughes

This is where training come into play. It's not...

This is where training come into play. It's not the brake's fault. I have been in emergency stop situations, and have not gone over the bars. Take time to practice, and even time to simply think...
07-23-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,094
Posted By phughes

I second the steerer tube cutting guide. I have...

I second the steerer tube cutting guide. I have one from Park Tools. It makes it quick, easy, and allows a very straight cut.
07-18-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,360
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: 15
Views: 696
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: 6
Views: 1,403
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: 4,821
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: 8,449
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: 1,575
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: 3,433
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: 2,368
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: 1,101
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: 2,368
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: 3,911
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: 3,438
Posted By phughes

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