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Forum: Touring
06-16-24, 08:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 859
Posted By phughes

The problem is, your statement is too general....

The problem is, your statement is too general. Maybe a new black Brooks could possibly do that, but I have a honey colored Brooks. I also know plenty of people who ride black Brooks saddles with no...
06-16-24, 08:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 525
Posted By phughes

They could coat their lenses in carbon grease.

They could coat their lenses in carbon grease.
Forum: Touring
06-14-24, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 859
Posted By phughes

No it won't.

No it won't.
06-13-24, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 802
Posted By phughes

While on tour at night, I slather the frame with...

While on tour at night, I slather the frame with bacon grease so the bears will watch over the bike and attack anyone trying to steal it.
06-13-24, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 802
Posted By phughes

:popcorn

:popcorn
06-07-24, 11:02 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,718
Posted By phughes

A car that was limited production, and not caring...

A car that was limited production, and not caring what others think. Sure beats stressing over a stem that doesn't match the manufacturer of the bike enough to ask others what they think. :innocent:
06-05-24, 04:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,894
Posted By phughes

I agree. Also be sure to get a drone that will...

I agree. Also be sure to get a drone that will broadcast to a heads up display so you can see a birds-eye view of you and everything around you. Spend the extra money on the deluxe display with the...
06-05-24, 01:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,065
Posted By phughes

Not even the same thing. A bicycle can be stopped...

Not even the same thing. A bicycle can be stopped very easily with a cable actuated system. It takes little force to actuate a bicycle brake. It takes much more force to stop a 3500 pound car. So if...
06-04-24, 02:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,650
Posted By phughes

Fully extended? Yeah that is part of your...

Fully extended? Yeah that is part of your problem. You're lucky of you're not getting bad perineum pain.
Forum: Touring
06-02-24, 04:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,778
Posted By phughes

I did the entire trip to Washington DC during...

I did the entire trip to Washington DC during Hurricane Irene with torrential downpours. Rim brakes were no issue.
05-31-24, 06:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,543
Posted By phughes

Inexpensive or not, that's a cool old bike.

Inexpensive or not, that's a cool old bike.
05-31-24, 01:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,543
Posted By phughes

Huh, after using an indexed bar end shifter for...

Huh, after using an indexed bar end shifter for 3,000 miles before the indexing broke, I never noticed that. (Heavy sarcasm.)

Yes, you are correct, I was referring to the difference between...
Forum: Touring
05-30-24, 02:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,283
Posted By phughes

You just replied to an eight year old thread. ...

You just replied to an eight year old thread.

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05-30-24, 02:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,543
Posted By phughes

Why? I use friction shifting and love it. My...

Why? I use friction shifting and love it. My newest bike came with indexed bar end shifters, but the indexing gave out, so I switched the shifters over to friction until I could replace the shifters....
Forum: Touring
05-28-24, 09:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,434
Posted By phughes

I read books on the reader an average of two to...

I read books on the reader an average of two to three hours a day. . I often read for four or five hours a day while traveling for work. Some weeks I read a book a day. Last week I read about five...
Forum: Touring
05-28-24, 06:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,434
Posted By phughes

Okay... thanks for clearing that up. The question...

Okay... thanks for clearing that up. The question for me though, is that the energy use of a phone for reading is not acceptable for me, so yeah... clearly it is the question... for me, not you. I...
05-28-24, 11:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,210
Posted By phughes

Okay, more of a win whinny.

Okay, more of a win whinny.
05-27-24, 11:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,210
Posted By phughes

If a dead horse is beaten thoroughly, a good...

If a dead horse is beaten thoroughly, a good chain lube can be made from it. Perhaps that is the reasoning behind these threads.
05-26-24, 09:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,210
Posted By phughes

The only real way to clean a chain is this...

The only real way to clean a chain is this method: https://sheldonbrown.com/chainclean.html

:innocent: (https://sheldonbrown.com/chainclean.html)
05-26-24, 06:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By phughes

Uhm... No.

Uhm... No.
05-25-24, 03:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,210
Posted By phughes

Gotcha. I sort of wondered, based on what you...

Gotcha. I sort of wondered, based on what you said, if that was what you meant. I have plenty of brain farts so no worries. :lol:
05-25-24, 02:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,210
Posted By phughes

What are you even talking about? The Goldwing is...

What are you even talking about? The Goldwing is a shaft driven bike. No chain, unless you are referring to the primary drive chain? Camshaft chain? Neither of which are something you are lubing like...
Forum: Touring
05-24-24, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 593
Posted By phughes

:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
05-15-24, 08:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,210
Posted By phughes

Put lube on your chain. Any lube. Just lube it....

Put lube on your chain. Any lube. Just lube it. Wax counts if you wish. Honestly, lube it.
05-14-24, 06:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,210
Posted By phughes

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05-13-24, 12:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,324
Posted By phughes

I still say the spokes were most likely...

I still say the spokes were most likely improperly tensioned. I find it difficult to believe it was a result of too high pressure. I do understand the theory though, I just don't buy it. You would...
05-10-24, 11:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,424
Posted By phughes

I would l also postulate that if a chain does...

I would l also postulate that if a chain does last longer for those who use wax, it may simply be due to more frequent, and thorough chain cleaning, which could also be done to a chain that is...
05-10-24, 11:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,424
Posted By phughes

He doesn't, and I'm not against waxing. this...

He doesn't, and I'm not against waxing. this statement however, is not personal preference though, so I just want to see how he came to that conclusion. "1) In my personal experience, waxed chains...
05-08-24, 11:38 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,424
Posted By phughes

I use leftover bacon grease. I find I am much...

I use leftover bacon grease. I find I am much faster when I use that on my chain. I have to be to outrun the bears.
05-07-24, 12:40 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,969
Posted By phughes

I can relate. One of my cats wakes me EVERY...

I can relate. One of my cats wakes me EVERY morning at 4:30 like clockwork. He wants kibble. I put some in his bowl, and go back to bed. If I have been up before that, and already put it in his bowl,...
05-07-24, 11:40 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,969
Posted By phughes

Your cat may care.

Your cat may care.
05-05-24, 06:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,563
Posted By phughes

Wow. Not surprised, but, wow.

Wow. Not surprised, but, wow.
05-04-24, 06:53 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,969
Posted By phughes

What's your Strava? :innocent:

What's your Strava? :innocent:
05-04-24, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 707
Posted By phughes

How will the camera keep you safe? I'll answer,...

How will the camera keep you safe? I'll answer, it won't. Yes, it can give you footage for your loved ones to use in case of an accident, but it won't contribute to your safety.

As far as safety...
Forum: Touring
05-03-24, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,367
Posted By phughes

Don't call me Shirley.

Don't call me Shirley.
Forum: Touring
05-02-24, 09:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,367
Posted By phughes

If you don't want help, then why post? For...

If you don't want help, then why post?

For me, the Surly since it seems to better fit my needs, based on what I know about the Surly since I own one.
04-29-24, 06:04 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 12,801
Posted By phughes

Oh, integrity matters to me very much. A personal...

Oh, integrity matters to me very much. A personal attack against someone you do not know, and have never met, is really uncalled for.

So I asked you how they damaged you.

I have never bought...
04-29-24, 03:24 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 12,801
Posted By phughes

How did they damage you? Show us on the doll...

How did they damage you? Show us on the doll where Trek hurt you, or show us on the bicycle.
04-27-24, 08:04 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 12,801
Posted By phughes

Not on this thread. They just beat them....

Not on this thread. They just beat them. :deadhorse:
04-16-24, 08:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,188
Posted By phughes

I had the issue. The cause was a slightly too...

I had the issue. The cause was a slightly too high seat height. Once I got it down to where it should be, the back pain went away, as did the hip pain I was having.
04-16-24, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By phughes

Not really. The carbon would have assploded,...

Not really. The carbon would have assploded, taking out the bridge in the process, then the person would have been investigated for possible terrorism, though in the end I am sure he would have beat...
04-15-24, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,106
Posted By phughes

I like this one. ...

I like this one.

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04-13-24, 12:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,400
Posted By phughes

I have a forever bike hanging in the garage. I...

I have a forever bike hanging in the garage. I hope it lasts my lifetime. As for change, that is what new bikes are for, no reason to get rid of the forever bike when you can add another forever...
04-12-24, 03:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,601
Posted By phughes

You are correct, and quite apropos considering it...

You are correct, and quite apropos considering it was his seat rails.
04-12-24, 03:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,601
Posted By phughes

Lucky it didn't explode.

Lucky it didn't explode.
04-10-24, 03:14 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,853
Posted By phughes

Simply responded to your snark. You responded all...

Simply responded to your snark. You responded all hurt that I didn't recognize your great riding abilities, which I honestly do not doubt, but you obviously did not read what I wrote, in comparing...
04-10-24, 02:48 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,853
Posted By phughes

:rolleyes: Reading comprehension isn't your...

:rolleyes: Reading comprehension isn't your strong suit. The comparison is between the Buel with heavier wheels and the same Buel with lighter rims as allowed by using the rim mounted disc.

As for...
04-09-24, 01:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,008
Posted By phughes

I took these in the Killdeer Wildlife Area in...

I took these in the Killdeer Wildlife Area in Ohio. One of my bicycles was involved because I had to move it to get one of my telescopes out of the garage.
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04-07-24, 11:17 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,853
Posted By phughes

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04-04-24, 11:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,674
Posted By phughes

I fully understand. That is why I suggested a...

I fully understand. That is why I suggested a phone that only makes calls, or texts, no browser, only primitive text, no pictures....
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