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Forum: Touring
01-22-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,980
Posted By phughes

So sorry to hear. Hope you are mending well, and...

So sorry to hear. Hope you are mending well, and that it was a one off event. Take care.
01-20-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 811
Posted By phughes

Replace the frame....

Replace the frame. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Brooks-BYB-339-Professional-Copper-Bicycle-Saddle-Replacement-Frame-Assembly/313356536288?hash=item48f58149e0:g:Ot8AAOSwQHVf5FxR

There are also places...
Forum: Touring
01-20-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 456
Posted By phughes

There is no denying there are differences in...

There is no denying there are differences in seats, but pain that can be prevented by a cutout, is generally caused by a too high seat, or too great of reach, or a seat that is too far forward. Often...
Forum: Touring
01-20-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 456
Posted By phughes

Like any seat, for male or female, if it is too...

Like any seat, for male or female, if it is too high, too far forward, or of reach is too great for the particular rider, you will have pain. Fit issues like that are noticed more with a seat like a...
01-19-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 614
Posted By phughes

I really want nothing that will distract a...

I really want nothing that will distract a driver. During the day, I will run blinking red lights on the rear, along with my solid red light mounted on the rack. At night, all my lights are solid. I...
01-19-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 614
Posted By phughes

I'd just skip the entire video.

I'd just skip the entire video.
01-18-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 559
Posted By phughes

Just get a seat post clamp with rack mounts....

Just get a seat post clamp with rack mounts. Salsa makes one. Many make them. https://salsacycles.com/components/category/collars/rack-lock
...
01-17-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 559
Posted By phughes

Tubus

Tubus
01-16-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,640
Posted By phughes

I know. I've been using the same floor pump for...

I know. I've been using the same floor pump for nine years, and use threaded. My technique must be off.
01-14-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 577
Posted By phughes

My take on it is someone gave the OP some bad...

My take on it is someone gave the OP some bad information, under the guise of being helpful.
01-14-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,209
Posted By phughes

When I bought my Long Haul Trucker, I ordered a...

When I bought my Long Haul Trucker, I ordered a pad for the top tube, so when I leaned it against poles and the like, it would prevent scratches. On its first trip to the grocery store, before...
01-13-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 906
Posted By phughes

Then you are fine, you will have 2mm less...

Then you are fine, you will have 2mm less seatpost exposed than the maximum recommended above the minimum insertion line.
01-12-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,209
Posted By phughes

Alternately, I hire a neighbor kid to hold the...

Alternately, I hire a neighbor kid to hold the bike as I go into stores. He appreciates the part time work, and is fond of the nickname, "Kickstand."
01-11-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,209
Posted By phughes

I capped the ends of my top tube, installed a...

I capped the ends of my top tube, installed a presta valve, and filled the tube with helium. The bike now stands up on its own, no kickstand needed.

Alternately, you cold mount a gyroscope...
01-11-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 577
Posted By phughes

I have a 1 1/4 receiver and use a Thule tray...

I have a 1 1/4 receiver and use a Thule tray rack. I have been using it on two different cars since 2012. It works great. Here are Thule's 1 1/4 inch racks:...
01-08-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,996
Posted By phughes

Zombie thread resurrected by a newbie who posted...

Zombie thread resurrected by a newbie who posted a very odd comment. I don't even know what the comment is supposed to refer to, or mean.
Forum: Touring
01-08-21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,778
Posted By phughes

That is a thing if beauty. Well done.

That is a thing if beauty. Well done.
Forum: Touring
01-08-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,778
Posted By phughes

:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Touring
01-07-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,778
Posted By phughes

Yeah, it only took a second to realize who posted...

Yeah, it only took a second to realize who posted that. I didn't see the original comment. I put him on ignore a while ago, and now my world is a little less moist.
Forum: Commuting
01-05-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,158
Posted By phughes

I'm well aware of the conditions around the...

I'm well aware of the conditions around the coast, and what it does to metal. Regular rain is not like that though, and that is how the question was posed. No rain requires degreasing, though, not...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-21, 02:49 PM
01-05-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,640
Posted By phughes

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

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Forum: Commuting
01-04-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,158
Posted By phughes

Why would you degrease if the chain got wet? Rain...

Why would you degrease if the chain got wet? Rain is not made of grease, nor doe it make the old oil caustic. Wipe the chain and re-lube.
01-04-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 922
Posted By phughes

Your seat is probably slightly too high, or your...

Your seat is probably slightly too high, or your reach it too great. It is rarely the seat, it is usually the fit.
01-03-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By phughes

Go to Lowes and get some Grabits. This was...

Go to Lowes and get some Grabits.

This was a screw from the timing cover for an engine I was working on. The head was a 4mm. This Grabit fit perfectly in the head, and allowed me to easily remove...
01-03-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By phughes

Go to Lowes and get some Grabits. This was...

Go to Lowes and get some Grabits.

This was a screw from the timing cover for an engibe I was working on. The head was a 4mm. This Grabit fit perfectly in the head, and allowed me to easily remove...
01-03-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,640
Posted By phughes

It's not the weight. It's the wind resistance....

It's not the weight. It's the wind resistance. :innocent:
Forum: Touring
01-03-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,002
Posted By phughes

Tubus rack, and Ortiebs. Tubus racks are...

Tubus rack, and Ortiebs. Tubus racks are seriously good. They will last as long as the bike.
01-03-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,640
Posted By phughes

I found one the other day while cleaning. It took...

I found one the other day while cleaning. It took me a while to remember what it was. I actually got some with some tubes int he past, but forget which tubes they were. I see nothing wrong with using...
Forum: Touring
01-02-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,793
Posted By phughes

I would rather pony up the $60-$70 extra and buy...

I would rather pony up the $60-$70 extra and buy Ortliebs. It seems like a false economy. Watch for sales as well, REI has them on sale once in a while, as do other places.
01-02-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,343
Posted By phughes

Not really. There are many bags, along the size...

Not really. There are many bags, along the size of a messenger bag, that attach to a rear rack like a regular pannier. Once stopped, you can remove the bag and carry it like a messenger bag, or over...
Forum: Touring
01-01-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,793
Posted By phughes

In other words, if you don't put the Ortliebs on...

In other words, if you don't put the Ortliebs on properly, they can come off...Okay...In other words, user error, not the fault of the bags. I truly get tired of people dissing a product because they...
01-01-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,343
Posted By phughes

:lol::roflmao2::twitchy::rolleyes:

:lol::roflmao2::twitchy::rolleyes:
Forum: Touring
12-31-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,793
Posted By phughes

Every tour I have done has included enough heavy...

Every tour I have done has included enough heavy rain to affirm my need for waterproof panniers. On one tour I was actually riding into Hurricane Irene. I simply do not worry about my gear, and...
Forum: Touring
12-30-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,793
Posted By phughes

I honestly don't understand what the advantage of...

I honestly don't understand what the advantage of a knockoff would be. Pay the money for the Ortleb, they really are not that expensive considering how well made they are, how well they perform (no...
Forum: Commuting
12-30-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,737
Posted By phughes

Ride your Trek, that's what it is for. You cannot...

Ride your Trek, that's what it is for. You cannot enjoy a bike unless you ride it.
12-30-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,251
Posted By phughes

$1400

$1400
12-30-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,382
Posted By phughes

Sorry to see this. Glad you weren't hurt worse....

Sorry to see this. Glad you weren't hurt worse. Take care of yourself and I wish you a speedy recovery.
12-29-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,115
Posted By phughes

From a wine glass. :thumb:

From a wine glass.
:thumb:
12-27-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By phughes

I was watching a Dateline episode about a...

I was watching a Dateline episode about a kidnapping and murder, while my phone was on and lying by my side. I the started getting ads for duct tape, rope, and shovels. Weird.
Forum: Touring
12-26-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By phughes

Great to hear the new bars and setup solved your...

Great to hear the new bars and setup solved your problem! Looks great too. Thanks for coming back and updating.
12-26-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 888
Posted By phughes

https://analogcycles.com/product/brass-ferrules/ ...

https://analogcycles.com/product/brass-ferrules/

Brass Derailleur Adjusters | Kirk Frameworks (http://kirkframeworks.com/models-and-accessories/brass-derailleur-adjusters/)
12-24-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 888
Posted By phughes

Replace your stem spacers with brass. Get a big...

Replace your stem spacers with brass. Get a big brass bell. I'm not too keen on brass fasteners on a bike due to its lower strength.
12-24-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 863
Posted By phughes

I will add what no one else has. Be sure your...

I will add what no one else has. Be sure your seat is not too high. I know I harp on this on this forum, but pain on one side is often caused by dropping to one side to compensate for a seat height...
Forum: Touring
12-23-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,531
Posted By phughes

The issue is not disc brakes, but the fact they...

The issue is not disc brakes, but the fact they completely redesigned the LHT frame, and they discontinued the old style frame, which is what some are disappointed with. I prefer the old frame, in...
12-22-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 888
Posted By phughes

Looks great. Getting panniers made the deal...

Looks great. Getting panniers made the deal better too. Enjoy!
12-21-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 905
Posted By phughes

Not really. Your goal with seat setback it so...

Not really. Your goal with seat setback it so unload the muscles supporting the upper body. Getting the seat setback correct is like what happens when you squat down, your butt moves back and acts as...
12-20-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 905
Posted By phughes

That's the point. If your seat setback is...

That's the point. If your seat setback is correct, for you, then you won't be taxing your core to hold your body up. This assumes you are pedaling with at least moderate effort.
12-20-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,472
Posted By phughes

And the number one way to get rid of drafters:...

And the number one way to get rid of drafters: Move to Canada.:thumb:
12-19-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,367
Posted By phughes

Waiting for OP's ten posts to be complete so he...

Waiting for OP's ten posts to be complete so he can post the link to his online course.
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