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07-27-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 357
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: 38
Views: 842
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: 18
Views: 357
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: 38
Views: 842
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: 1,684
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: 1,684
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: 19
Views: 828
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: 1,684
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: 1,684
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: 28
Views: 1,053
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: 19
Views: 828
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: 19
Views: 828
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: 2,285
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: 446
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: 19
Views: 828
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: 101
Views: 3,519
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: 101
Views: 3,519
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: 886
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: 886
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: 886
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: 546
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: 101
Views: 3,519
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: 854
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: 911
Posted By phughes

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

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Forum: Touring
06-01-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,079
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: 1,079
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: 2,685
Posted By phughes

Ironic.

Ironic.
05-27-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,008
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: 1,389
Posted By phughes

New to sarcasm? :lol:

New to sarcasm? :lol:
05-26-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,389
Posted By phughes

FTFY :thumb:

FTFY :thumb:
05-26-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,471
Posted By phughes

Well, they don't call you "Veganbikes," for...

Well, they don't call you "Veganbikes," for nothing. :lol:
05-26-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,008
Posted By phughes

The disconnected feeling on a motorcycle occurs...

The disconnected feeling on a motorcycle occurs when the user puts too much air in the AirHawk. The trick is using very little air, just enough to take the pressure off the sit bones and tail bone,...
05-25-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,389
Posted By phughes

Even within a particular brand's offering, you...

Even within a particular brand's offering, you will find many varying degrees of rolling resistance. Schwalbe makes some that have more, and some that have less rolling resistance. It depends on the...
05-23-21, 01:38 PM
Forum: Touring
05-21-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,874
Posted By phughes

Congrats, and enjoy the new bike!

Congrats, and enjoy the new bike!
05-20-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,905
Posted By phughes

Your doctor said you could probably ride, if you...

Your doctor said you could probably ride, if you took it easy, and didn't feel any sharp pains. Did you feel sharp pains? If so, stop. If you want to ride a little, put it in a very easy gear, and...
05-20-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,905
Posted By phughes

Moving the saddle forward places MORE weight on...

Moving the saddle forward places MORE weight on your hands. That is the exact opposite of what you should do. Saddle setback should be set so that, while pedaling at a decent power level, but not...
05-15-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,215
Posted By phughes

Enjoy the ride. Old bikes can be great. I have a...

Enjoy the ride. Old bikes can be great. I have a 36 year old one in my garage. It is still in great condition, and I still ride it. BTW I still have the original Stump Jumper knobbies in the garage...
05-15-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,062
Posted By phughes

Also take a look at this article. It elaborates...

Also take a look at this article. It elaborates on some of what I was talking about. https://www.cyclingabout.com/fascinating-aerodynamics-bikepacking-bicycle-touring/
05-15-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,062
Posted By phughes

There are plenty of bike specific posts there....

There are plenty of bike specific posts there. The people on that forum, as a whole, are better equipped to answer your question. There all types of bike tourers there, some that use traditional...
Forum: Touring
05-14-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,874
Posted By phughes

Yeah, the Novara, out of the ones you list.

Yeah, the Novara, out of the ones you list.
05-14-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,427
Posted By phughes

As long as they have a bell, all is well.

As long as they have a bell, all is well.
05-13-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,519
Posted By phughes

In your last pictures, you are still toes down on...

In your last pictures, you are still toes down on the left side, but the right side doesn't look as bad. Your seat is too high.
05-12-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,519
Posted By phughes

Just because Hogg has some things you don't agree...

Just because Hogg has some things you don't agree with, doesn't mean everything he says doesn't have merit. Hogg isn't the only one who holds these views, I quoted others as well, it is just that...
05-12-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,519
Posted By phughes

These are not wild claims. Read the links I...

These are not wild claims. Read the links I posted from Hogg's website. Also check out Bikefitmaes on Instagram. Also check out this page: https://neillsbikefit.com.au/?page_id=364 Here is a quote...
05-11-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,519
Posted By phughes

Seriously read Hogg's article on seat height, and...

Seriously read Hogg's article on seat height, and try his method. It really does work. He has you make changes in 3mm increments. If you are dropping to one side, you may have to drop more than 5mm....
05-11-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,519
Posted By phughes

There is a lot of truth in that. I went with...

There is a lot of truth in that. I went with shorter cranks as well. I had to lower the seat height, so the shorter cranks helped up top so my hips didn't close up too much.I was reaching at the...
05-11-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,519
Posted By phughes

No, your saddle is too high for you. Guaranteed....

No, your saddle is too high for you. Guaranteed. A person can adapt more easily to a lower saddle, with no issues, than a too high saddle, which can, and will cause issues with your back. knees, and...
05-10-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,519
Posted By phughes

Forget the numbers and angles. If you are...

Forget the numbers and angles. If you are dropping off one side, your saddle height is most likely too high for you, taking into account your own flexibility. Drop it slightly.

Read these:...
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