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09-21-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
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: 11
Views: 262
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: 4,375
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: 11
Views: 262
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: 4,375
Posted By phughes

:lol:

:lol:
09-18-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,375
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: 4,375
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: 279
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: 279
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: 1,927
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: 279
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: 1,927
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: 279
Posted By phughes

Knobbies make it more interesting.

Knobbies make it more interesting.
09-11-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By phughes

Thanks! They are also quite comfortable.

Thanks! They are also quite comfortable.
09-11-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
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: 937
Posted By phughes

Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: Touring
09-10-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 937
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: 2,279
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: 2,279
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: 3,231
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: 45
Views: 2,417
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: 607
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: 758
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: 758
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: 3,540
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: 906
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: 671
Posted By phughes

So...water flavored water?

So...water flavored water?
Forum: Touring
09-02-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 906
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: 689
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: 1,927
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: 626
Posted By phughes

Perhaps an Amazon gift certificate.

Perhaps an Amazon gift certificate.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,739
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: 1,739
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: 689
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: 1,065
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: 497
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: 968
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...
Forum: Touring
08-27-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,417
Posted By phughes

Have a great ride! My wife and I are headed to...

Have a great ride! My wife and I are headed to Niagara Falls today, but we will be back sometime Saturday, probably not until late. After that we should be around. Let me know of I can help in any...
08-26-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,700
Posted By phughes

Good luck, I've been waiting for that for years...

Good luck, I've been waiting for that for years with my wife. :lol: That being said, we have fun riding together. We just ride our own ride.
08-26-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,700
Posted By phughes

I know I wasn't the first, as evidenced by the...

I know I wasn't the first, as evidenced by the fact I quoted someone who said her seat was "a little too high." I said it was more than a little too high, which it is, by a large degree. Get that...
Forum: Touring
08-26-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 968
Posted By phughes

I have no issues in the rain with my leather bar...

I have no issues in the rain with my leather bar tape, in fact, I prefer it over other materials, it doesn't get slick like others. It's held up for nine solid years of rain and sun.
08-26-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,700
Posted By phughes

Her seat is more than a little too high.

Her seat is more than a little too high.
08-25-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,141
Posted By phughes

But if course. :innocent:

But if course. :innocent:
08-25-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,141
Posted By phughes

I use the freezer for that type of thing as well....

I use the freezer for that type of thing as well. Putting bearings in the freezer helps pressing them in, for certain applications. I have also put a gun in the freezer when the rear sight...
08-25-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,141
Posted By phughes

Also currently riding a chair, drinking coffee,...

Also currently riding a chair, drinking coffee, but, my bicycle is in the freezer in an attempt to make my water in the water bottles stay cold longer.
08-23-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,528
Posted By phughes

I don't know, my Podium Chill bottles are nine...

I don't know, my Podium Chill bottles are nine years old so far. They haven't spontaneously destructed yet. :rolleyes:
Forum: Touring
08-23-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,459
Posted By phughes

Sure, lower the saddle slightly, I will venture...

Sure, lower the saddle slightly, I will venture to guess it is slightly too high. The B17 is not forgiving of a too high saddle, and it doesn't take much. If it is set up right, you won't have...
08-20-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 695
Posted By phughes

Good thought, and a cool place.

Good thought, and a cool place.
Forum: Touring
08-20-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,417
Posted By phughes

Let me know when you nail down a date. I won't be...

Let me know when you nail down a date. I won't be around the last week of August most likely, but should be here the first week of September. I may be able to help you.
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