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05-20-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 396
Posted By phughes

I wouldn't go to a tailor, I would do it myself...

I wouldn't go to a tailor, I would do it myself in about five minutes. I once wanted a pair of the Vibram Five Fingers shoes, but I have two toes on both feet that are webbed. There is a local shoe...
05-19-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 402
Posted By phughes

Here is everything you didn't want to know about...

Here is everything you didn't want to know about tire sizes, but very informative. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
05-19-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 390
Posted By phughes

A lot of truth in that. Though I use square...

A lot of truth in that. Though I use square taper, and like the simplicity of it, Hollowtech does have some advantages, your example being one.
05-18-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 396
Posted By phughes

Does no one sew anymore? It's fabric, sew a piece...

Does no one sew anymore? It's fabric, sew a piece in, or stretch what is remaining and sew it closed. Five minute job. If you want to get fancy, learn how to darn and darn it like you do socks.
05-18-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,646
Posted By phughes

LOL, it says, "I will in the email," and the...

LOL, it says, "I will in the email," and the post he responded to did not mention the original shipper info being in the email.

I'm honestly not sure why you have a problem with what I posted,...
05-18-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,646
Posted By phughes

Great, but, and I haven't seen the email. We...

Great, but, and I haven't seen the email. We have no way of knowing. That and the fact there is no phone number allowing you to call, raises suspicion. The only way to be sure, is to co tact FedEx...
05-18-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,646
Posted By phughes

Glad you're so sure of something you haven't seen...

Glad you're so sure of something you haven't seen in person. I too have received bills from FedEx for duty, despite not having ordered anything. So while it may be normal, many scammers use this...
Forum: Touring
05-09-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 509
Posted By phughes

Yes, a shower cap works very well, and is quick...

Yes, a shower cap works very well, and is quick and easy to put on. It is a cheap and effective solution, and stores very small. Don't get me wrong, I do have a Brooks seat cover, but it is generally...
Forum: Touring
05-06-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 509
Posted By phughes

Shower cap from Walmart or Target. I have the...

Shower cap from Walmart or Target. I have the cover from Brooks, but use it mainly when transporting the bike long distance on the bike rack. For day to day use, and on tour, the shower cap works...
Forum: Touring
05-05-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,518
Posted By phughes

I have tried to stay out of this, but I have to...

I have tried to stay out of this, but I have to say that a Brooks, and other "hard" leather saddles, are sensitive to seat height. If you get it too high, you will have pain, and I have seen many...
05-03-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,081
Posted By phughes

I use a Specialized floor pump. I bought it in...

I use a Specialized floor pump. I bought it in 2011 and use it for everything, including the cars and motorcycles. It works well. It can be used for Schrader and Presta valves.
04-26-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,011
Posted By phughes

That's why I like the Topeka, it is like using a...

That's why I like the Topeka, it is like using a floor pump, and yet it is small.
04-25-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By phughes

I ordered a pad for the top tube of my Long Haul...

I ordered a pad for the top tube of my Long Haul Trucker, since I would be leaning it on various things. The first trip to the grocery store, the bike slipped as I was loading the groceries in the...
Forum: Touring
04-23-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,561
Posted By phughes

Yeah, I just looked at both the Astra SS and...

Yeah, I just looked at both the Astra SS and Astra SP I have, and they were both made in St. Petersburg. I just bought the Astra SS recently from Amazon. Get them while there is stock. :)
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,561
Posted By phughes

From what I have read, Astra is a subsidiary of...

From what I have read, Astra is a subsidiary of Gillette. I am sure they manufacture them all over.
04-21-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 972
Posted By phughes

What?

What?
04-18-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 972
Posted By phughes

Move the seat back to where you can take your...

Move the seat back to where you can take your hands off the bars while pedaling at a moderate effort, then use a shorter stem to get the reach where you need it. You desire to not use a shorter stem...
04-18-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,107
Posted By phughes

Here is a review of the tires. Tannus Airless...

Here is a review of the tires. Tannus Airless Solid Tire Review - Aither 1.1 Road (http://www.bikeroar.com/articles/tannus-airless-solid-tire-review-aither-1-dot-1-road)
04-18-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,107
Posted By phughes

Post pictures, and keep updating with detailed...

Post pictures, and keep updating with detailed ride reports. I'm interested in how they ride. I have no desire for a solid tire myself, but there is no reason not to hear about it. They could be good...
04-16-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,011
Posted By phughes

You are "aware of the rolling resistance...

You are "aware of the rolling resistance issues..." you mean, you are aware of the much repeated myth about rolling resistance, so you compensate by over-inflating, which actually increases rolling...
04-16-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,011
Posted By phughes

My Topeak has an air hose as well. Not...

My Topeak has an air hose as well. Not criticizing the Lezyne, it is an extremely high quality pump, probably higher quality overall than the Topeak, but the Topeak has a hose as well. I like it...
04-15-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,139
Posted By phughes

I was going to make the same suggestion. They are...

I was going to make the same suggestion. They are great bikes. I have been thinking of buying one for myself, and I am all of around 170 pounds.
04-15-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,011
Posted By phughes

Or, Road Morph. Here is a link to their Mini....

Or, Road Morph. Here is a link to their Mini. https://www.amazon.com/Topeak-Mini-Morph-Pump-Gauge/dp/B0187ZSA5G/ref=pd_lpo_1?pd_rd_i=B0187ZSA5G&psc=1
Down the page it lists their other pumps
in a...
Forum: Touring
04-13-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,727
Posted By phughes

Yeah, possibly poor working on my part. Someone...

Yeah, possibly poor working on my part. Someone once said your hands on the bars should be like you are leaning over with your hands on a table. Yeah, there will be some weight on your hands, but not...
Forum: Touring
04-12-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,727
Posted By phughes

When you are slightly leaned forward, you take...

When you are slightly leaned forward, you take the weight off your rear, and the bumps do not jolt your spine. It also takes pressure off your lower back. If your bike is set up correctly, the seat...
Forum: Touring
04-08-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,759
Posted By phughes

:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Touring
04-08-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,759
Posted By phughes

Why? I have a LHT and use friction. I liked it so...

Why? I have a LHT and use friction. I liked it so much I swapped the original shifters for friction only shifters from Rivendell. Your opinion on shifters doesn't really answer the OP's question.
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04-04-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,489
Posted By phughes

I was going to suggest the same. :thumb:

I was going to suggest the same. :thumb:
04-04-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,017
Posted By phughes

Why do you have to impose your preferences on...

Why do you have to impose your preferences on someone else? :rolleyes:
Forum: Touring
03-23-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,327
Posted By phughes

Generally speaking, yes, and a lot of fitters...

Generally speaking, yes, and a lot of fitters recommend that. You found out on your own. Of course like all things fit related, it varies a bit based on the individual.
Forum: Touring
03-20-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,327
Posted By phughes

I will second that advice. I had Achilles tendon...

I will second that advice. I had Achilles tendon issues in my first tour, and perineum discomfort. Lowering the saddle helped both. Now I have no issues with either.

With the saddle too high, you...
03-19-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,433
Posted By phughes

Ludicrous? No, but other than that I don't have...

Ludicrous? No, but other than that I don't have any issues with what you are saying. But ludicrous, no, no it is not. It's simply discussion based on experience.
03-18-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,433
Posted By phughes

That works well in theory, but in practice it...

That works well in theory, but in practice it isn't always safe. Where I used to commute in Southern Missouri, there were places where it was much safer to be on the shoulder. Being in the lane could...
03-18-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,694
Posted By phughes

Well wind noise affects him every time he rides, ...

Well wind noise affects him every time he rides, and is very damaging to hearing, and will cause permanent hearing loss. A helmet's protection rarely comes into play. I wear a helmet all the time...
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,029
Posted By phughes

There no real issue. The only issues I have seen...

There no real issue. The only issues I have seen in the 15 or so years I've been on the site, is overbearing people actually trying to make issues. They post in appropriate political statements in...
03-16-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,017
Posted By phughes

Nah, drink while riding...

Nah, drink while riding...
03-11-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,542
Posted By phughes

All things equal, including tire grip, the...

All things equal, including tire grip, the lightest person will stop faster. Things are never all equal though.
03-11-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,542
Posted By phughes

As I said, simply bored on a ship. I knew my...

As I said, simply bored on a ship. I knew my comment would get a response, and rightly so. I was just stirring the pot.

If course this thread is about tires... I was just furthering the deviation...
03-11-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,542
Posted By phughes

I was waiting for that response. There is of...

I was waiting for that response. There is of course much more to the action of a bicycle descending. Of course his famous experiment was not conducted in a vacuum though. Yes, there is more to it, ...
03-11-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,542
Posted By phughes

One might think that if they had never heard of...

One might think that if they had never heard of Galileo... Oh that and the fact your friend was probably not as aerodynamic as you.
Forum: Touring
03-08-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,861
Posted By phughes

I tried the same pad and I wished for more...

I tried the same pad and I wished for more insulation. The nights were in the 50s at times, and I needed more insulation. I now have the insulated version of that same pad, and it is much better....
Forum: Touring
03-08-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,861
Posted By phughes

With my Warbonnet Blackbird, tarp, Klymit...

With my Warbonnet Blackbird, tarp, Klymit insulated pad, and Kelty sleeping bag, I'm at right around 6.5 pounds. I could get a lighter sleeping bag, but 6.5 pounds is okay for me.

I have an...
03-08-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,727
Posted By phughes

You are missing the fact that many small...

You are missing the fact that many small businesses, bike parts suppliers included, use Amazon as a platform for online sales. You also neglect to understand the many people who support their...
03-04-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By phughes

I wouldn't give it a thought. I trimmed my...

I wouldn't give it a thought. I trimmed my fenders in 2011 to fit my Surly LHT. No issues. They are Planet Bike Cascadia fenders. Mine had to be trimmed near the bottom, but I wouldn't stress over...
03-04-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By phughes

Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Touring
03-01-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,864
Posted By phughes

I worked with police in the 80s. I showed up in...

I worked with police in the 80s. I showed up in McKees Rocks one morning, and the cops asked if I wanted to ride in their car that day. I often did. They all laughed though, because the car in...
Forum: Touring
03-01-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,864
Posted By phughes

I did the same. I live in Pittsburgh, and left...

I did the same. I live in Pittsburgh, and left with no real plan. I rode from my house. When I got to DC, I rode to Washington Reagan, and picked up a car there, one way to the Pittsburgh airport....
Forum: Commuting
03-01-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,980
Posted By phughes

I'm the opposite. I ride with a steady headlight,...

I'm the opposite. I ride with a steady headlight, and steady rear red lights at night. During the day one of my tail lights is set to flash. At night I find it more of a distraction to drivers than a...
Forum: Touring
02-28-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,864
Posted By phughes

Also, If I am around when you take the trip, I'll...

Also, If I am around when you take the trip, I'll gladly help you out. Unfortunately it is difficult for me to plan too far ahead since I travel often for work.
Forum: Touring
02-28-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,864
Posted By phughes

Parking at the Pittsburgh airport is fairly...

Parking at the Pittsburgh airport is fairly cheap. The Economy lot parking rate is $7 per day. The Extended lot is $10 per day. I have been parking there for years, I fly for my work, and have had no...
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