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09-25-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 807
Posted By phughes

No, it is just incredibly easier to ride a fully...

No, it is just incredibly easier to ride a fully loaded bike uphill than it is to push it. And once again, sub 20 gear inch gearing is commonplace in the touring bike world.

There comes a time...
09-25-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 514
Posted By phughes

Good luck.

Good luck.
09-25-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 514
Posted By phughes

Okay, then give the recommendation. I still think...

Okay, then give the recommendation. I still think a bicycle forum is not the place to look for a lawyer. The Northeast regional section would at at least narrow it down to people who may actually...
09-25-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 514
Posted By phughes

So, you're from Santa Barbara, how many lawyers...

So, you're from Santa Barbara, how many lawyers do you know in NYC?
09-25-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 807
Posted By phughes

No it isn't. Many of us use a combination that...

No it isn't. Many of us use a combination that results in sub 20 gear inches very successfully. I am much happier climbing a hill at 3.5 mph than I am trying to push a loaded bike uphill. My lowest...
09-25-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 514
Posted By phughes

This is probably not the best place to look for...

This is probably not the best place to look for an attorney.
09-25-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 413
Posted By phughes

I found an IPod one day. I tried to find the...

I found an IPod one day. I tried to find the owner for quite a while, and then ended up using it.
Forum: Touring
09-24-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By phughes

Nice. Hope it works out for you.

Nice. Hope it works out for you.
Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By phughes

Looks like a nice trip. I'm not sure if I would...

Looks like a nice trip. I'm not sure if I would credit Buddhism for their road manners though. My wife is Thai. The interesting thing about the bulk of Thailand, is that most intersections have no...
09-23-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 807
Posted By phughes

Extremely useful, if you need it. I have a triple...

Extremely useful, if you need it. I have a triple and the lowest I have is 24 to 34. Of course mine is a touring bike, and is often loaded, and I live in a very hilly area with hills near my house...
09-22-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,540
Posted By phughes

:50: :popcorn

:50:
:popcorn
Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By phughes

You may want to consider a bluetooth speaker with...

You may want to consider a bluetooth speaker with built in FM radio. I found several on Amazon.
09-21-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By phughes

You keep talking about not liking being stretched...

You keep talking about not liking being stretched out, and you feel you will be limited to a short stem on the 55. What does that tell you?

Well, if you want to be rational I can't help you. I...
09-21-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By phughes

Based on that sentence alone, I would be inclined...

Based on that sentence alone, I would be inclined go with the smaller of the two, though the reach of both are shorter than your Crusade. If you are really worried about overlap, go with the 650...
09-19-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,783
Posted By phughes

One of the biggest problems with regulations, is...

One of the biggest problems with regulations, is that they generally favor the larger business that can afford to comply. So instead of helping, they hurt, causing the smaller competitors to not be...
09-19-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By phughes

What are you trying to accomplish? If you want...

What are you trying to accomplish? If you want your bars level or at least close to level, or even higher than the saddle, most likely the larger frame would be the better choice. If you want the...
09-18-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,783
Posted By phughes

:lol:

:lol:
09-18-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,783
Posted By phughes

I'm here for you if you need me in the future.

I'm here for you if you need me in the future.
09-18-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,783
Posted By phughes

He lost me with the premise. I didn't click...

He lost me with the premise. I didn't click because I thought it pointless and ridiculous. I also hate listening to people blabber on for five to six minutes instead of writing something coherent...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By phughes

Tire wear on rollers is not bad. A trainer would...

Tire wear on rollers is not bad. A trainer would be worse. I run my normal tires on a trainer, and wouldn't hesitate to run them on rollers.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By phughes

Great, then your statement made absolutely no...

Great, then your statement made absolutely no sense. Yes, I commuted in the Winter, but I also had a bike on a trainer for exercise. I ended up stopping riding as much in the Winter around here due...
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,079
Posted By phughes

Okay, bad term used out of habit. The weight of...

Okay, bad term used out of habit. The weight of wheels though will make more of a difference in the feel of a bike than weight on a frame. Lighter wheels will enable you to accelerate quicker, and...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By phughes

Come up to the North in the dead of Winter and...

Come up to the North in the dead of Winter and say that.
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,079
Posted By phughes

Changing wheel weight, unsprung weight, is a lot...

Changing wheel weight, unsprung weight, is a lot different than simply taking weight off the bike. Wheel weight will be felt much more than frame/load weight. Wheels are also the one place I would...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By phughes

Knobbies make it more interesting.

Knobbies make it more interesting.
09-11-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By phughes

Thanks! They are also quite comfortable.

Thanks! They are also quite comfortable.
09-11-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By phughes

[QUOTE=mr3speed;21688013]Not sure if this is the...

[QUOTE=mr3speed;21688013]Not sure if this is the right place for this thread, but I made myself some cork grips for my 1981 Miyata Commuter. I was just kind of wingin' it and think they came out...
Forum: Touring
09-10-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,037
Posted By phughes

Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: Touring
09-10-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,037
Posted By phughes

I run the same. I prefer the 24x34 over the stock...

I run the same. I prefer the 24x34 over the stock 26x34 on my Long Haul Trucker.
09-10-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,314
Posted By phughes

Yes, a compact double like that would work well...

Yes, a compact double like that would work well with a 34 on the back, if you aren't carrying a load. I went with the 24 since I do fully loaded touring. I like to spin. When I got the 24, I was...
09-09-20, 10:08 AM
09-09-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,314
Posted By phughes

As someone with ~25% grades within a 2 mile...

As someone with ~25% grades within a 2 mile radius of my house, I will second the triple recommendation. I have a 24 up front and a 34 is the biggest on the back. It works. If not a triple, at least...
Forum: Touring
09-06-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,280
Posted By phughes

What size container did you use to brine the...

What size container did you use to brine the bike, and did it remain nice and juicy after cooking? :innocent:
Forum: Touring
09-06-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,690
Posted By phughes

Anytime. I hope you had a good ride.

Anytime. I hope you had a good ride.
09-04-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 621
Posted By phughes

What a wonderful person you are to be so kind to...

What a wonderful person you are to be so kind to someone who actually offered help. Wow.
09-04-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 771
Posted By phughes

:lol: Don't worry, even with the injection of...

:lol:
Don't worry, even with the injection of logic and actual facts, I know at least one in this thread who could still argue, even if he was the only one on the thread, I'm sure he would find a...
09-03-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 771
Posted By phughes

It is pretty easy to simply look at the...

It is pretty easy to simply look at the manufacturer's bike, on their own website to see how the fork is supposed to be, and yes, it is bent.
...
09-03-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,562
Posted By phughes

Huh? As someone who mainly rides motorcycles...

Huh? As someone who mainly rides motorcycles instead of driving a car, what exactly are you implying? Are you saying to not use a front brake on a motorcycle because it will catapult you over the...
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 916
Posted By phughes

I know, I read that. I was just mentioning that...

I know, I read that. I was just mentioning that since it would have simplified things for him, and for others who may be contemplating the same thing.
09-02-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 679
Posted By phughes

So...water flavored water?

So...water flavored water?
Forum: Touring
09-02-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 916
Posted By phughes

He could have simply kept the bar end shifters...

He could have simply kept the bar end shifters and mounted them with thumbie mounts. https://www.paulcomp.com/shop/components/drivetrain/shifting/shimanothumbies/
08-31-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 705
Posted By phughes

Easy mistake to make since they were mentioned in...

Easy mistake to make since they were mentioned in the thread.
Forum: Touring
08-31-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,079
Posted By phughes

I have a LHT and use it for everything. If you...

I have a LHT and use it for everything. If you want the bike to be a little more nimble, choose the 26 inch wheels over the 700 wheels. As for weight, mine always has the bags on it, and they always...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By phughes

Perhaps an Amazon gift certificate.

Perhaps an Amazon gift certificate.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,958
Posted By phughes

That would effectively cut down the available...

That would effectively cut down the available space for cars, making traffic worse in an already congested area.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,958
Posted By phughes

Probably because one-way streets are a nightmare...

Probably because one-way streets are a nightmare for actually driving around the city. There are already plenty of one way streets in the area, we don't need more.
08-31-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 705
Posted By phughes

Okay, but the forks the OP was looking at on Ebay...

Okay, but the forks the OP was looking at on Ebay aren't EC90 forks.
08-31-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,075
Posted By phughes

Big tire up front used to be fairly common in BMX...

Big tire up front used to be fairly common in BMX racing, in the 80s, it's what I ran as well. the wider tire was to give better traction in corners. A smaller tire in the front will work fine. I...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By phughes

So you were riding along, and someone opened...

So you were riding along, and someone opened their car door, and nothing happened... Okay... Glad you got video of it. I want my click back.
Forum: Touring
08-27-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By phughes

SnoSeal is probably the worst thing you can put...

SnoSeal is probably the worst thing you can put on it. It will not be as nice for the hands, and won't soak up sweat as well. The leather won't breathe. It is also unnecessary. Simply treat it with a...
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