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08-09-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 3,913
Posted By phughes

Sorry, who said anything about your GPS? Wow, I...

Sorry, who said anything about your GPS? Wow, I simply responded to a post about finding North. Carry GPS, carry your phone, I personally do not care. I do not have a GPS for the bike, but I do have...
08-09-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 3,913
Posted By phughes

At night, it is very easy to find the North Star,...

At night, it is very easy to find the North Star, in the Northern Hemisphere, and if you know the sky, and the North Star is obscured by clouds, it is still fairly easy to find your directions.
08-07-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 541
Posted By phughes

Start with the basics. Get your seat fore/aft set...

Start with the basics. Get your seat fore/aft set correctly for you, then address the seat height. My guess is both are not right. Your reach may be too great as well, or maybe too much drop. I...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 288
Posted By phughes

Lube it?

Lube it?
08-07-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 3,913
Posted By phughes

Yes, there is no problem with carrying a phone,...

Yes, there is no problem with carrying a phone, they are extremely useful and handy to have. What people are taking issue with though, is the thought that you have to have some plan in place for...
08-05-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 822
Posted By phughes

:lol:

:lol:
08-05-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 822
Posted By phughes

No. Throw it out. It will never be the same. You...

No. Throw it out. It will never be the same. You will feel the scratch. The only potential you have to not feel the scratch is if "your cycle shorts padding is up to scratch..." as per Bob.
08-05-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 822
Posted By phughes

I ride without special bike shorts quite often,...

I ride without special bike shorts quite often, 50 miles or so days on tour without issue. How do you explain that? Oh... yeah, proper seat height, reach, etc.
08-04-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 3,913
Posted By phughes

Who said it was useless? My point is in reference...

Who said it was useless? My point is in reference to the OP and their concern about not having service. That is what this thread is about, not whether or not a cell phone is useful. You can carry a...
08-04-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 3,913
Posted By phughes

Okay, but you don't need service to use the...

Okay, but you don't need service to use the camera.
08-04-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 3,913
Posted By phughes

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-03-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 3,913
Posted By phughes

How do you make it through the day?

How do you make it through the day?
08-03-20, 11:29 AM
08-03-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 3,913
Posted By phughes

You're overthinking. Ride and enjoy.

You're overthinking. Ride and enjoy.
08-02-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 822
Posted By phughes

You can determine if a saddle will be comfortable...

You can determine if a saddle will be comfortable by ensuring the seat height, fore and aft adjustment, and tilt are correct, as well as your reach.
08-01-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 329
Posted By phughes

What kind of chainring is it, and what is it made...

What kind of chainring is it, and what is it made of? Okay, I reread the original post, and it is steel. Maybe post a picture of it and maybe I could come up with an idea.
08-01-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 329
Posted By phughes

Sure you could file it off, but after killing...

Sure you could file it off, but after killing someone with it, the forensic lab will still be able to see the original stamping.
08-01-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 979
Posted By phughes

Yes, but be sure to save as much weight as...

Yes, but be sure to save as much weight as possible by using overpriced water bottle holders.
07-31-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By phughes

Still listed on Shimano's site.

Still listed on Shimano's site.
07-31-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 979
Posted By phughes

As a jumpstart, the Lunar Rover had four 1/4 HP...

As a jumpstart, the Lunar Rover had four 1/4 HP motors for a total of 1 HP. The average recreational rider puts out .35 HP over a two hour ride. It weighed 460 lbs on Earth, and could carry a...
07-31-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 979
Posted By phughes

Give me a bit, I'm suited up and will give it a...

Give me a bit, I'm suited up and will give it a try.

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07-29-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By phughes

Not surprising, or unusual. I have seen many...

Not surprising, or unusual. I have seen many people have a too high seat from a "professional" fit. Too many fitters use measurements and formulae and ignore how the individual actually interfaces...
07-28-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By phughes

The bike has a tripple, it is not intended to be...

The bike has a tripple, it is not intended to be used on the small ring up front and the small cog in the back. Get it out oif the small ring up front and it should be fine.
Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,964
Posted By phughes

That is the key for me. I like being able to load...

That is the key for me. I like being able to load the maps and use them with no service. WikiCamps worked like that for me. I was able to download the state map I wanted, and use it offline. I tried...
Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,964
Posted By phughes

How often do you actually need to see the phone...

How often do you actually need to see the phone for directions? You aren't traveling at a high speed, so turns come slower than in a car. A constant view of a map and turn by turn directions are not...
07-26-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By phughes

Yes, there are other reasons people rock their...

Yes, there are other reasons people rock their hips, not just seat height, but usually you can tell by watching them.
07-25-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By phughes

' A lot goes into it, but the magic...

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A lot goes into it, but the magic measurements are part of it. The biggest part of it is the over-hyped belief that a higher seat height will always give you more power, when it really doesn't....
07-24-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By phughes

Many of the "saddle issues" I see people having...

Many of the "saddle issues" I see people having comes from a too high seat height, which seems all the rage theses days. There is such a push towards high seat height that people over-do it, losing...
Forum: Touring
07-22-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,389
Posted By phughes

Bummer.

Bummer.
Forum: Touring
07-22-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,389
Posted By phughes

As I said, I go for function and comfort,...

As I said, I go for function and comfort, matching was simply an added benefit.
Forum: Touring
07-21-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,389
Posted By phughes

My Brooks tape is nine years old at the moment. I...

My Brooks tape is nine years old at the moment. I am not as concerned as much as the ultimate durability, as I am the comfort of leather. I like the way it feels, and like the way it soaks up sweat....
Forum: Touring
07-21-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,389
Posted By phughes

Okay, I see what you are saying. I don't recall...

Okay, I see what you are saying. I don't recall any splices in mine, but they are old. They may be, but they look good and function well. That is all I ask.
Forum: Touring
07-21-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,389
Posted By phughes

What do you mean? The Brooks is one piece per...

What do you mean? The Brooks is one piece per side. No splices. I've never wrapped a drop bar all the way across, I have always wrapped each side individually, and that is how I have seen every drop...
Forum: Touring
07-21-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,389
Posted By phughes

I have been using Brooks bar wrap on my LHT since...

I have been using Brooks bar wrap on my LHT since 2011, and it has been removed and rewrapped multiple times. I just recently removed it to replace the bars, then removed it again to try out a...
07-20-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 707
Posted By phughes

By "stem extender," I thought the OP meant a...

By "stem extender," I thought the OP meant a steerer tube extender, based on the comment they heard they were potentially dangerous.
07-20-20, 10:50 AM
07-20-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,467
Posted By phughes

I have as well, sometimes on multiple nights...

I have as well, sometimes on multiple nights during a tour.
07-19-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By phughes

https://lmgtfy.com/?q=26x1+3%2F8+tires+Colorado

https://lmgtfy.com/?q=26x1+3%2F8+tires+Colorado
07-18-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By phughes

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=26x+1+3%2F8+bicycle+tir...

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=26x+1+3%2F8+bicycle+tire&crid=GC9O9PVR9SWH&sprefix=26x+1+3%2F8%2Caps%2C147&ref=nb_sb_ss_ac-o-p_1_9
07-15-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,126
Posted By phughes

Thule or Kuat in a tray type rack. I have been...

Thule or Kuat in a tray type rack. I have been using a Thule with no complaints for the past eight years.
07-15-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,364
Posted By phughes

Glad to hear you got it sorted out. Yes, small...

Glad to hear you got it sorted out. Yes, small adjustments can make a very big difference.
07-13-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By phughes

If your B17 is giving you pain in sensitive...

If your B17 is giving you pain in sensitive areas, very likely the seat is too high, or you have too great of reach. It isn't the seat, though many other seats will be more forgiving of a bad fit.
Forum: Touring
07-12-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By phughes

I have a 56 with 26" wheels, non-disc. I prefer...

I have a 56 with 26" wheels, non-disc. I prefer the 26 inch wheels. Personal preference, but after riding both, I find the 26 inch wheel version to be more agile, and I can mount my Topek Road Morph...
07-11-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,911
Posted By phughes

He was asked to leave the thread BEFORE he called...

He was asked to leave the thread BEFORE he called anyone names. BEFORE. Not that I am condoning the calling of names in the later post, but he was asked to leave BEFORE. Please redirect the blame to...
07-11-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,911
Posted By phughes

New to the internet and opposing ideas in a...

New to the internet and opposing ideas in a thread? Come on, your original reply to him was uncalled for. I have always respected your comments and posts, but you were out of line.
07-10-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,911
Posted By phughes

Good to hear. Thanks for the info. Always good...

Good to hear. Thanks for the info. Always good to have alternatives. I'm old fashioned, I simply use bicycle chain lube. :lol:
07-09-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,911
Posted By phughes

As a longtime motorcyclist with cans of that...

As a longtime motorcyclist with cans of that stuff in my garage, I would not, and do not use it on my bicycles. It works great on a motorcycle where the chain is being driven at high speed, and gets...
07-09-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,011
Posted By phughes

:lol:

:lol:
07-09-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,011
Posted By phughes

Perfectly disgusting. :lol: Well done! That's an...

Perfectly disgusting. :lol: Well done! That's an ugly bike. The "rust" around the fender mount is especially realistic, as is the "rust" on the chainwheels, and stem cap.
07-08-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,011
Posted By phughes

I agree completely, and the technique he is using...

I agree completely, and the technique he is using on his bike is creative. I like that.
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