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01-09-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
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: 3,305
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: 1,146
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: 3,305
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: 513
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: 270
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: 3,305
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: 675
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: 94
Views: 4,211
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: 24
Views: 737
Posted By phughes

:lol:

:lol:
12-26-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,211
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: 24
Views: 737
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: 491
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

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12-24-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 725
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: 585
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: 966
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: 966
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: 966
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: 24
Views: 901
Posted By phughes

Round ones.

Round ones.
12-20-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
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: 5,149
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: 911
Posted By phughes

Good to hear you got it sorted out.

Good to hear you got it sorted out.
Forum: Touring
12-17-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,135
Posted By phughes

Nice old photos. Great memories, I'm sure. You...

Nice old photos. Great memories, I'm sure. You will have to simply keep searching for those racks if you want them. In lieu of those, Tubus racks are very well made, and strong.
12-17-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 911
Posted By phughes

I think you missed wgscott's point. The issue is...

I think you missed wgscott's point. The issue is running it too high. There seems to be a tendency today to jack the seat height too high. This has been made bearable by seats with cutouts, which...
Forum: Touring
12-17-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,135
Posted By phughes

The bike in the photo I posted is steel. No...

The bike in the photo I posted is steel. No shimmy. I can make it feel wiggly if I violently move the bars back and forth, but simply riding the bike normally, no, it is rock solid when loaded, at...
12-17-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 911
Posted By phughes

He should try to go with shorter cranks it he has...

He should try to go with shorter cranks it he has the issue with the seat adjusted properly.
Forum: Touring
12-16-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,135
Posted By phughes

I've done this with no shimmy. It is going to...

I've done this with no shimmy. It is going to depend upon your bike. I got up to about 40mph with this load. The rack is a tubes, and I used nylon tie down straps straps for the trunk. I chose a...
12-16-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By phughes

:lol:

:lol:
12-16-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By phughes

Very true. I am still using a pair of Endura...

Very true. I am still using a pair of Endura shorts I bought in 2011. They still look good and function well. Pricey? Maybe, I paid all of $89 for them, but, so far that is something like $11 a year....
12-16-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 911
Posted By phughes

How was it uneven? The reason I ask, is my B17...

How was it uneven? The reason I ask, is my B17 showed dimpled off-centered, which was a result of the saddle being too high, and me dropping to one side to compensate. That caused the hip problems I...
12-15-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By phughes

We all benefit from that, since spammers can't...

We all benefit from that, since spammers can't simply join and post all sorts of links. Relax, post a few more times, then post the pictures you need to post.
12-15-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By phughes

Why not? If you ride the bike, it pays to have a...

Why not? If you ride the bike, it pays to have a seat you find comfortable.
12-14-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,149
Posted By phughes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUiGhyHC-1A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUiGhyHC-1A
Forum: Touring
12-14-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,422
Posted By phughes

I personally own a Surly Long Haul Trucker, and...

I personally own a Surly Long Haul Trucker, and ride it loaded and unloaded. While I am sure it probably rides better loaded, I never really give it much thought. I would suggest getting a 26 inch...
12-14-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,149
Posted By phughes

I think you should have.

I think you should have.
Forum: Touring
12-13-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,399
Posted By phughes

The Surly Bridge Club is another good option. It...

The Surly Bridge Club is another good option. It is made for all you are planning. https://surlybikes.com/bikes/bridge_club
Forum: Touring
12-13-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,399
Posted By phughes

True, but be sure the bike doesn't offer a better...

True, but be sure the bike doesn't offer a better groupset by compromising elsewhere that may be more important to your needs. Nothing is free, so it the bike offers a higher end groupset and the...
12-13-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,088
Posted By phughes

:thumb: Anyway, yes, bike two would be the bike...

:thumb: Anyway, yes, bike two would be the bike that is easier to pedal uphill.
12-12-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By phughes

Does he ride where there are hills? Will he ride...

Does he ride where there are hills? Will he ride on the road or trails?

The recumbent suggestion is a good one if your friend is receptive to that. For a decent straight bar bike, the Cannondale...
12-10-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 911
Posted By phughes

And very possibly great advice. It took me years...

And very possibly great advice. It took me years to get over hip pain resulting from a too high seat. Steroids were involved in making the pain go away. Thankfully it is gone now, and I have a lower...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,003
Posted By phughes

That's why I like this type of thread. I've been...

That's why I like this type of thread. I've been in bikes since the 70s and I still learn.
Forum: Commuting
12-09-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,003
Posted By phughes

The biggest problem the OP has is the lack of...

The biggest problem the OP has is the lack of eyelets for mounting fenders. Other posters have addressed that issue with links to adapters.
Forum: Commuting
12-09-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,003
Posted By phughes

No, you aren't missing anything I simply pointed...

No, you aren't missing anything I simply pointed out that the reason the OP's fenders were rusting every three months was not the fault of the fenders, but instead improper painting, namely not...
Forum: Touring
12-09-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,300
Posted By phughes

I agree, and I have yet to see a mini compressor...

I agree, and I have yet to see a mini compressor pump a tire up faster than I can with a hand pump. They generally take longer. The only "benefit," is you don't have to do the pumping.
Forum: Touring
12-09-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,300
Posted By phughes

You're welcome. I'm sorry they weren't really...

You're welcome. I'm sorry they weren't really positive towards the product.
Forum: Touring
12-08-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,300
Posted By phughes

This an example of a problem in search of a...

This an example of a problem in search of a solution. There are some great hand pumps out there that are dead reliable, and easy to use. I have one and trust it completely. It is lightweight, mounts...
12-08-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,143
Posted By phughes

I see what you are saying here. Moving the extra...

I see what you are saying here. Moving the extra weight takes more force.
Forum: Touring
12-08-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,300
Posted By phughes

How would you power it, and why would you want it...

How would you power it, and why would you want it when a nice compact hand pump will be less complicated, not need power, and works perfectly fine and is reliable?
:foo:
Forum: Touring
12-08-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,822
Posted By phughes

:lol:

:lol:
12-08-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 907
Posted By phughes

I completely understand that. If you do choose to...

I completely understand that. If you do choose to do it yourself though, the saw guide makes it so much easier, and you get a much better result. Whatever you do, I would definitely steer clear of a...
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