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06-17-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
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: 40
Views: 1,284
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: 5,099
Posted By phughes

Thanks so much! Phil

Thanks so much!

Phil
Forum: Touring
05-28-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
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: 426
Posted By phughes

LMGTFY...

LMGTFY (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=bicycle+suspension+grease)
Forum: Touring
05-27-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,646
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: 679
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: 60
Views: 5,219
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: 54
Views: 2,646
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: 9,183
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: 32,130
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: 6,567
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: 5,099
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: 5,099
Posted By phughes

What dehydrator do you use?

What dehydrator do you use?
05-22-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
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: 24
Views: 1,294
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: 679
Posted By phughes

He didn't ask a question.

He didn't ask a question.
05-20-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 883
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: 679
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: 679
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: 679
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: 660
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: 1,319
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: 1,722
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: 60
Views: 5,219
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: 1,658
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: 5,149
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: 5,149
Posted By phughes

(Insert slow clap here)

(Insert slow clap here)
05-16-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,149
Posted By phughes

Right back atcha'. :thumb:

Right back atcha'.

:thumb:
Forum: Commuting
05-14-19, 11:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,781
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: 1,614
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: 1,614
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.
05-13-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,202
Posted By phughes

Relax, I'm just answering questions, and offering...

Relax, I'm just answering questions, and offering an opinion. You do not have to take my advice, or anyone else's for that matter.

Your Opus Allegro 3.0 when new, had an MSRP of $2198. Bluebook...
05-13-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,202
Posted By phughes

You need to figure out what you really want. You...

You need to figure out what you really want. You are throwing a lot of money away. You may be better off getting a bike fit, rather than continually changing entire bikes.
Forum: Touring
05-13-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By phughes

Why not ride from Pittsburgh to Washington DC?...

Why not ride from Pittsburgh to Washington DC? You ride the GAP trail to Cumberland, Maryland, then the C&O Canal trail to DC. It's a great ride, on trails, with plenty to see along the way. You can...
05-13-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,551
Posted By phughes

Try goggles with pinlock, they won't fog. Subzero...

Try goggles with pinlock, they won't fog. Subzero makes a pair. Motocross goggles are made with anti-fog lenses as well, but pinlock is the best, they make mainly shields for motorcycle helmets...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,781
Posted By phughes

I think the forum is open, with the exception of...

I think the forum is open, with the exception of people telling someone they are not really riding a bicycle when they choose to ride an ebike, for whatever reason. With an ebike, you still have to...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,781
Posted By phughes

Your argument on a whole is irrelevant where many...

Your argument on a whole is irrelevant where many people ride. I ride on the road, amongst very heavy cars and trucks, there are no pedestrians. I have no MUP where I ride for general commuting. I...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,781
Posted By phughes

Are you saying there are not bicyclists riding at...

Are you saying there are not bicyclists riding at 16mph without electric assist? Really?
05-10-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 19,559
Posted By phughes

Now that the zombie has awakened, there is also...

Now that the zombie has awakened, there is also this: https://velo-orange.com/collections/city-accessories/products/vo-wheel-stabilizer
...
05-10-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By phughes

Yes, but your actual speed relative to the room,...

Yes, but your actual speed relative to the room, and floor was zero while you were on the rollers. I would speculate the speed you experienced when actually falling off the rollers was much less than...
05-09-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By phughes

Heat it with a hair dryer, or carefully with a...

Heat it with a hair dryer, or carefully with a heat gun. You can also try WD-40, if you have some, instead of rushing out to buy the 3M adhesive solvent already mentioned. WD-40 will sometimes...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,291
Posted By phughes

I never liked riding with a mask, it made it more...

I never liked riding with a mask, it made it more difficult to breathe comfortably. I used to have pretty bad allergies, and tried Clartin, it sort of worked. Ome day my brother said he quit taking...
04-28-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,229
Posted By phughes

If you want quick, use a tank. I have one similar...

If you want quick, use a tank. I have one similar to this.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/456x456/3300166_954da37dd5a9f2f4de4983c75ff74e196cf802e6.jpeg

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Forum: Commuting
04-27-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,763
Posted By phughes

True, buying it would be a waste since you would...

True, buying it would be a waste since you would have no money left to put inside the bag. :roflmao2:
Forum: Commuting
04-26-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,763
Posted By phughes

I understand. Most of my rides now are fairly...

I understand. Most of my rides now are fairly short trips around town. I do get out occasionally for a 20-40 mile ride though.

Clothing definitely makes a difference. I have some pants I can ride...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,763
Posted By phughes

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/medrando_brown_eebec839_6807_472e_91f3_7bb51e80271e_1024x1024_dbfcc40ca000b8676d2907ee06f6d500de032b18.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,763
Posted By phughes

I ride longer than that without padded shorts on...

I ride longer than that without padded shorts on my B17. My longest day so far was 70 miles, but then did 35 the next day, then 50, then...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,763
Posted By phughes

Actually, most people I know, including myself,...

Actually, most people I know, including myself, who ride leather saddles, do without padded shorts. I find my leather saddle is more comfortable without the padded shorts.

Hey, you can get pink...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,763
Posted By phughes

Sweet! Let's spemd all her money! :lol:

Sweet! Let's spemd all her money! :lol:
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