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Forum: Touring
09-25-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 899
Posted By phughes

A shop won't let you carry a handlebar bag in? Do...

A shop won't let you carry a handlebar bag in? Do they allow women to carry a purse into the store? That would be my argument. Ridiculous. I would seriously contest that, and if they didn't budge, I...
09-22-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 476
Posted By phughes

So you would rather wear down brak pads and...

So you would rather wear down brak pads and discs, or pads and rims?

The tire wear is minimal usually, and even if you are using it a lot and have a lot of wear, you can put a cheap tire on it so...
09-22-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 719
Posted By phughes

I have a ten year old Thule 2 bike rack. Yes,...

I have a ten year old Thule 2 bike rack. Yes, it's heavy, but that oly affects me when I install it or remove it, which I only do twice a year generally. Once to install it, then once to remove it...
08-28-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By phughes

I ride one.

I ride one.
08-27-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,559
Posted By phughes

It would be just as easy to sketch the five...

It would be just as easy to sketch the five minute ride on a piece of paper.
08-27-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,559
Posted By phughes

Those who ride five minutes.

Those who ride five minutes.
08-26-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,809
Posted By phughes

With that amount of riding, on your Saturday wash...

With that amount of riding, on your Saturday wash day, be sure to check the condition if your cassette, chain and chainwheels. Check your tires for wear as well. You may want to check your brake...
08-26-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,921
Posted By phughes

What? No squats, push-up, and wind sprints? It...

What? No squats, push-up, and wind sprints? It seems to be the thing to do these days.
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By phughes

The seat is too high or your reach is too great...

The seat is too high or your reach is too great if you get perineum pain. It doesn't matter if your seat is level with the bars. If your seat is slightly too high, you will get pain.
08-26-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,980
Posted By phughes

Awesome! Keep it up and soon you will be able to...

Awesome! Keep it up and soon you will be able to tackle a real hill, and increase your ride to 5 1/2 minutes!
08-25-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,980
Posted By phughes

After a steep hill climb, I get off the bike, do...

After a steep hill climb, I get off the bike, do 30 pushups, then 3 reps of 25 squats, then finish my five minute bike ride.
08-25-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,513
Posted By phughes

If a bike falls outside a convenience store,...

If a bike falls outside a convenience store, because it doesn't have a kickstand, and no one is around, does it make a sound? :foo:
08-25-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,513
Posted By phughes

Oh, and wax you chain, shave your legs, and run...

Oh, and wax you chain, shave your legs, and run disc brakes.
08-25-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,513
Posted By phughes

The answer is to buy lighter weight bottle cages,...

The answer is to buy lighter weight bottle cages, to compensate.
Forum: Touring
08-24-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By phughes

It doesn't have a nose up design. People often...

It doesn't have a nose up design. People often install it nose up, based on their preference. Mine is not really nose up. The B17 does have a bit of a slope due to the dip in the middle once broken...
08-23-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,513
Posted By phughes

We may need more. ...

We may need more.
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Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,251
Posted By phughes

Well, to post again on this old thread, my LHT is...

Well, to post again on this old thread, my LHT is now 10 years old, and the Brooks leather bar tape, also ten years old, is still holding up well. Two years of commuting daily in all weather,...
Forum: Touring
08-11-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,526
Posted By phughes

Actually, there is something better, Wiki Camps....

Actually, there is something better, Wiki Camps. It uses Google maps, but they build on it, and allow you to download the maps so you do not need cell service to use it. GPS still works with it whne...
08-09-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,938
Posted By phughes

Guaranteed your seat is too high, for you. Don't...

Guaranteed your seat is too high, for you. Don't play around. You will do permanent damage if you leave it like this. Drop your seat height 5 to 10 mm. Go to Steve Hogg's site and read his articles...
08-07-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,938
Posted By phughes

No, perineum pain is generally caused by too...

No, perineum pain is generally caused by too great of reach, or a seat that is too high. Many "professional" fitters place the seat too high because they reply on numbers and rules, instead of...
07-27-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By phughes

Yes, yes, yes. Even 5mm can make the difference...

Yes, yes, yes. Even 5mm can make the difference between perineum pain, and no pain.
07-25-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,774
Posted By phughes

Which is why I said what I said. The importance...

Which is why I said what I said. The importance of having a triple depends on your use. Quite frankly, and 10% grade is not much compared to what is around my area. I have 15% grades within an eighth...
07-25-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By phughes

I have a recommendation. Perineum pain/numbness...

I have a recommendation. Perineum pain/numbness is usually a result of a seat height that is too high, or too great of reach. Most likely your seat height is too high. If both are too great, it will...
07-25-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,774
Posted By phughes

But you don't have the low range I have with my...

But you don't have the low range I have with my small 24 tooth on my triple, and my 34 in the back. The triple is very usable for touring applications. You can get the low range by using a larger...
Forum: Touring
07-14-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,976
Posted By phughes

Apology accepted. We've all had days like that....

Apology accepted. We've all had days like that. Thanks.
Forum: Touring
07-14-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,976
Posted By phughes

What is wrong with YOU?! I was just trying to be...

What is wrong with YOU?! I was just trying to be helpful. I don't care what you buy. I thought I was adding something since I had forgotten I had already mentioned how the bottom was made. I see now...
Forum: Touring
07-14-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,411
Posted By phughes

Well, lets see, in a Warbonnet Blackbird, you...

Well, lets see, in a Warbonnet Blackbird, you sleep diagonally across the hammock, which uses a foot box, and extended area on the right end of the hammock for your feet. That means you lie basically...
Forum: Touring
07-14-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,976
Posted By phughes

The reason I suggested the Coleman, was your...

The reason I suggested the Coleman, was your insistence on it being waterproof. The floor is a bathtub design, and is made of a tarp like material. It is very heavy duty and completely waterproof....
Forum: Touring
07-13-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,976
Posted By phughes

Below $150 is tough. In that range I would...

Below $150 is tough. In that range I would recommend a Coleman. I have one I have used for around 16 years so far, and it has been reliably waterproof. I still have yet to retreat it. I have an old 3...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,892
Posted By phughes

Ride whatever you enjoy riding. Riding a more...

Ride whatever you enjoy riding. Riding a more expensive bike won't necessarily get you there faster, so ride the bike that you find comfortable, and enjoyable. That is more important than shaving a...
Forum: Touring
07-09-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,411
Posted By phughes

Here is what I wrote the last time I posted this....

Here is what I wrote the last time I posted this.

I used my bike to hang the hammock using only one tree. You need a good ground anchor, I am using Orange Screws. I will also be getting Boom...
Forum: Touring
07-08-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,411
Posted By phughes

You can hang it using only one tree and your...

You can hang it using only one tree and your bike. I am headed to bed right now. I will post details tomorrow.
...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,384
Posted By phughes

I do a lot of work on cruise ships. Cougars are a...

I do a lot of work on cruise ships. Cougars are a danger there as well.
07-06-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By phughes

I have a 3D printed saddle, custom formed to my...

I have a 3D printed saddle, custom formed to my butt. It's made of leather. A cow made the cover, Brooks put it on a frame, and my butt custom molded it to my shape. :50:
Forum: Touring
07-03-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,411
Posted By phughes

On my last two tours, I used the hammock 100...

On my last two tours, I used the hammock 100 percent of the time, with the exception of one night when I got a hotel. I had set the hammock up as a bivy, but was within 50 feet of some train tracks,...
06-25-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,381
Posted By phughes

The saddle height is fine for your right and not...

The saddle height is fine for your right and not your left, because you are dropping to your right to compensate for a too high saddle. You get knee pain initially when you lower it, because you are...
06-24-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,381
Posted By phughes

Sorry, I was traveling when you wrote this. I go...

Sorry, I was traveling when you wrote this. I go for snug when measuring. That being said, stop measuring and using formulae! You have an issue, and have used the "numbers." They are simply a...
06-15-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,559
Posted By phughes

Well, I'm 56, so I do know. Of course I stopped...

Well, I'm 56, so I do know. Of course I stopped caring what people thought about 40 yeas ago.
06-15-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,559
Posted By phughes

Okay, in all those words, I did see, "I'm not...

Okay, in all those words, I did see, "I'm not 'racing' really." Go for comfort, forget looking like a pro, or needing to have a certain drop because it is a "superbike." Oh, and quite caring about...
06-15-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,559
Posted By phughes

What is your goal? are you racing, or simply...

What is your goal? are you racing, or simply riding? If you aren't racing, go for comfort, no need to have a lot of drop.
Forum: Touring
06-14-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By phughes

Take a look at the app, WikiCamps. I used it on a...

Take a look at the app, WikiCamps. I used it on a tour two years ago, and ended up using its maps for my daily routing as well. It allowed my phone to function with GPS only when I had no cell...
06-12-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,381
Posted By phughes

Sure, which is why you need to set your seat...

Sure, which is why you need to set your seat height according to your personal flexibility, according to the way your body interfaces with the bike when in motion. Drop your saddle, or continue to...
06-11-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,083
Posted By phughes

Congrats on the PR, and the weight loss! Way to...

Congrats on the PR, and the weight loss! Way to go!
06-05-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,000
Posted By phughes

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Forum: Touring
06-01-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,262
Posted By phughes

That is how I understood what is happening to...

That is how I understood what is happening to you. There is no flex to the base of your existing saddle, or at least, very little. Once the padding is compressed, it is hard. The leather saddle will...
Forum: Touring
06-01-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,262
Posted By phughes

IN reality, once broke in, the leather saddle...

IN reality, once broke in, the leather saddle would actually be less firm than the Selle SMP. THe SMP has a much harder base, which will not give, so once the cover/cushion is compressed, it is hard....
05-27-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,081
Posted By phughes

Ironic.

Ironic.
05-27-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,525
Posted By phughes

I just don't see a cover like this working well...

I just don't see a cover like this working well on a bicycle seat. On a motorcycle, with minimal air, the AirHawk is quite comfortable. ON a motorcycle seat though, your thighs are supported by some...
05-26-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,542
Posted By phughes

New to sarcasm? :lol:

New to sarcasm? :lol:
05-26-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,542
Posted By phughes

FTFY :thumb:

FTFY :thumb:
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