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04-11-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 617
Posted By phughes

Except you also said this, "nope most riders I...

Except you also said this, "nope most riders I know would say nice job way to go keep it up....not on bf .." and you started this thread regarding your RHR, so you are looking for affirmation from...
04-11-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By phughes

You should have went with the other one.

You should have went with the other one.
04-11-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By phughes

It lasts a long time. I bought two 12 oz cans...

It lasts a long time. I bought two 12 oz cans last year, since I was using it on a motorcycle with a side car. I barely used much from the fist can, and I used it all Winter, reapplying from time to...
04-11-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By phughes

If you use Boeshield, it won't wash off by simply...

If you use Boeshield, it won't wash off by simply rising with water. I used Boeshield on my motorcycle this Winter, and hosed it down after riding to get the salt off before putting it in the garage....
04-11-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 269
Posted By phughes

The reducer goes on the inside of the receiver,...

The reducer goes on the inside of the receiver, there would be no need for a longer bolt.
04-09-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By phughes

If you like the bike, and the gearing is...

If you like the bike, and the gearing is appropriate for where you ride, I wouldn't worry about any of those things. You won't notice any frictional losses unless you ride it, then quickly convert it...
04-08-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 961
Posted By phughes

You mean like the speed boasting on this thread?

You mean like the speed boasting on this thread?
04-08-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 840
Posted By phughes

Old Wobbly treated you well. How you find a...

Old Wobbly treated you well. How you find a replacement that you enjoy as much.
04-08-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 961
Posted By phughes

He tried to get a spouse, but he kept dropping...

He tried to get a spouse, but he kept dropping his girlfriends since they couldn't keep up with 19 mph.
04-07-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 53
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Views: 1,130
Posted By phughes

They work well. They generally have a smaller...

They work well. They generally have a smaller range than a derailleur setup, so some stay away for that reason. They can be heavy. The require the ability to adjust the chain, so if you are...
04-07-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By phughes

The bike was used on BMX tracks. It saw many...

The bike was used on BMX tracks. It saw many jumps. What happened to your bike was slight by comparison, as you described it. There should be no issue.
04-07-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,913
Posted By phughes

You should stop while you're behind. I'd say stop...

You should stop while you're behind. I'd say stop while you're ahead, but you passed that point sometime before this thread.
04-07-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 840
Posted By phughes

I would be concerned about it too. Can if be...

I would be concerned about it too. Can if be fixed? Yeah, I am sure a competent builder could repair the frame, and you can buy a new fork. No question. Would it be worth the cost? No.
04-07-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,913
Posted By phughes

I will add, stop drafting people. You will have...

I will add, stop drafting people. You will have to work harder to maintain speed that way, and will burn more calories.
04-07-21, 11:10 AM
04-06-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,913
Posted By phughes

Did you ever think you "dropped them", because...

Did you ever think you "dropped them", because they were simply annoyed at your presence and slowed down to get rid of you?
04-06-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,913
Posted By phughes

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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04-06-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By phughes

Okay, once again, take a look at the link I...

Okay, once again, take a look at the link I posted, and still, overuse, and too much too soon. Hope you sort it out. 50 cm over the magic formula is still a lot, and as a result, I am almost...
04-06-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By phughes

That is almost 2 inches higher than the "magic...

That is almost 2 inches higher than the "magic formula" says. I think for one, your seat is very likely too high. I don't care for the "magic formula" BTW. Take a look at this:...
04-06-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 773
Posted By phughes

Then why are you asking a bunch of total...

Then why are you asking a bunch of total strangers for validation?
04-04-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By phughes

Highly doubtful that your fork bent. I used to...

Highly doubtful that your fork bent. I used to race an aluminum BMX bike, and I guarantee it took many worse hits, at much higher speeds than yours did. If your fork bent at such a slow speed, and...
04-03-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,412
Posted By phughes

You're doing great, Mark. Enjoy, and keep on...

You're doing great, Mark. Enjoy, and keep on riding!
04-03-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,412
Posted By phughes

Don't be too impressed. It is easy to ride a...

Don't be too impressed. It is easy to ride a keyboard.
04-03-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By phughes

Were the shorts made by Nike?

Were the shorts made by Nike?
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By phughes

I look at a map, and decide. On my last tour I...

I look at a map, and decide. On my last tour I used WikiCamp, it has campgrounds shown on a map. I used their map, and simply decided what roads to take as I went.
04-01-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By phughes

I vote for overdoing it. Have you been riding a...

I vote for overdoing it. Have you been riding a lot lately, or have you not ridden a while, then suddenly went out and rode as you described?
03-31-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By phughes

Glad you have something more comfortable. Now,...

Glad you have something more comfortable. Now, about core strength. Go back and read the link I posted earlier. The reason for setting the seat setback properly, is to unweight the upper body, so you...
03-30-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,437
Posted By phughes

Welcome, and since others mentioned the...

Welcome, and since others mentioned the Clydesdales section of the forum, I don't have a lot to contribute. I will recommend finding a bike with a high spoke count, 32 or 36 spokes. I run 36 spoke...
03-30-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,412
Posted By phughes

No one is bored, but what is the point of posting...

No one is bored, but what is the point of posting the same thing in two different threads? You are also asking a question that cannot be answered. Ride you own ride. If you want to go faster, work on...
03-30-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,412
Posted By phughes

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03-29-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By phughes

Glad it worked for you.

Glad it worked for you.
03-29-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,929
Posted By phughes

Yeah, but what about the bed sores? :innocent:

Yeah, but what about the bed sores? :innocent:
03-29-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,929
Posted By phughes

That eating an entire pizza helps overcome the...

That eating an entire pizza helps overcome the sadness brought on by a tame ride?
03-28-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By phughes

Seat setback is generally set to unweight the...

Seat setback is generally set to unweight the upper body, taking pressure off your hands. If the seat is too far forward, you will have too much weight on your hands. Forget KOPS, read this:...
03-28-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 873
Posted By phughes

You beat me to it.

You beat me to it.
Forum: Touring
03-26-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,912
Posted By phughes

Not being able to find food during the day, and...

Not being able to find food during the day, and wanting protein is why I always carry a jar of peanut butter. I also throw in some cans of tuna, or the like. I'm never caught without something to...
Forum: Touring
03-26-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,912
Posted By phughes

I understand preparing, and I do, but not...

I understand preparing, and I do, but not over-thinking, using charts and spreadsheets. As for fads, and miracle products go, that is more a product of over-thinking than simply choosing good food...
Forum: Touring
03-26-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,912
Posted By phughes

Since I bake all of our bread, and other things,...

Since I bake all of our bread, and other things, I use a very nice scale as well. It simply makes replicating a recipe mush easier, and making bread dough easier, since I can simply add as much flour...
Forum: Touring
03-26-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,912
Posted By phughes

I get what you are saying, but I have planned...

I get what you are saying, but I have planned week long trips on the bike as well, and as long as there are stores on your route, it isn't really difficult to "just eat." I will have to add though,...
Forum: Touring
03-25-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,912
Posted By phughes

Am I the only one who just eats?

Am I the only one who just eats?
03-25-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 878
Posted By phughes

Then that isn't a crash. It fell over.

Then that isn't a crash. It fell over.
03-24-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By phughes

If it is occasional, figure out why it is...

If it is occasional, figure out why it is occasional, and fix that. :foo:
03-24-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 754
Posted By phughes

Doesn't surprise me a bit. I see "fitters" put...

Doesn't surprise me a bit. I see "fitters" put the seat too high all the time. In the past few years there has seemed to be a push towards too high seat heights. It is maddening. If I fitter works...
03-23-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By phughes

The first thing to do is get the seat height...

The first thing to do is get the seat height right, then if that isn't the issue, possibly turn the seat, but I honestly doubt turning the seat is the answer. The most common reason for that type of...
03-23-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 754
Posted By phughes

If you have tried so many saddles, and have the...

If you have tried so many saddles, and have the same issue, it is not the saddle, it is your bike fit, mist likely, the saddle is too high, possibly too far forward, or too much reach. I'm going to...
Forum: Touring
03-22-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,912
Posted By phughes

Oh man, I forgot about Vienna sausages. Now I man...

Oh man, I forgot about Vienna sausages. Now I man need to take a trip to the store. :lol:
Forum: Touring
03-22-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,186
Posted By phughes

My wife did the opposite. She moved here, from...

My wife did the opposite. She moved here, from Thailand when we got married in 2012. One day we were outside and it was about 88F. She was complaining she was hot. I asked, "Where did you grow up?"...
03-22-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By phughes

Though all that is true, the OP said the pain...

Though all that is true, the OP said the pain came after making adjustments. He induced the pain by the adjustment he made, most likely raising the seat slightly too high.
Forum: Touring
03-21-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,186
Posted By phughes

I agree with that. My wife has V-brakes, and it...

I agree with that. My wife has V-brakes, and it stops as well as any disc brake setup I have ridden. My bike has cantis, it does not stop as well as any disc brake bike I have ridden, it does stop...
Forum: Touring
03-21-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,912
Posted By phughes

Yes, they are much improved. I would still not...

Yes, they are much improved. I would still not like to carry them. IN some situations though, they might be the right choice.
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