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07-02-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 390
Posted By phughes

Actually the Microshift 10 and 11 speed bar end...

Actually the Microshift 10 and 11 speed bar end shifters can be switched to friction.
06-28-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,265
Posted By phughes

Yes, but if people accepted indisputable fact...

Yes, but if people accepted indisputable fact that the premise of the OP is faulty, there would be noting for people to argue about. :deadhorse:
06-26-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,265
Posted By phughes

They may have increased the stack, to potentially...

They may have increased the stack, to potentially eliminate a lot of spacers under the stem, but now you have a ridiculous about of seat post showing.
06-26-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,265
Posted By phughes

I have seen it. At first I was skeptical, but...

I have seen it. At first I was skeptical, but overall I think they did a decent job. I still like the original though. I thought it was funny that they said they increased the stack height because...
06-26-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,265
Posted By phughes

Kona Sutra - CroMoly. Salsa Marrakesh -...

Kona Sutra - CroMoly.

Salsa Marrakesh - CroMoly

Salsa Vaya GRX 600 - CroMoly

Trek 520 - CroMoly
06-26-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,265
Posted By phughes

So... Surly Long Haul Trucker, 100% Surly...

So...

Surly Long Haul Trucker, 100% Surly 4130 CroMoly steel.
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,616
Posted By phughes

Except that they make one LHT frame without disc...

Except that they make one LHT frame without disc brake mounts, and one with.
06-21-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,199
Posted By phughes

Great, I'm sure the OP has been anxiously waiting...

Great, I'm sure the OP has been anxiously waiting since 2016 for this answer.
06-14-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 818
Posted By phughes

Photography, astronomy, motorcycles, bake, cook,...

Photography, astronomy, motorcycles, bake, cook, aquarium, camp... bother my wife...

...
06-13-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,368
Posted By phughes

Why not just get a torque wrench and use it? It...

Why not just get a torque wrench and use it? It is useful for everything else as well. I personally own five, all different types for different uses.
06-13-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,368
Posted By phughes

Yep, and with all those years of experience, I...

Yep, and with all those years of experience, I still use a torque wrench, probably even more after all those years of experience. I am talking about 45 years of experience.
06-12-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,269
Posted By phughes

Yeah, I love those comments about Iowa. Having...

Yeah, I love those comments about Iowa. Having grown up in Southeastern Iowa, I know there are plenty of hills there that are challenging especially with a loaded touring bike. Western Iowa near...
06-09-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 694
Posted By phughes

Pretty bad advice on so multiple levels. First...

Pretty bad advice on so multiple levels. First off, UV is very bad for your eyes. It is the leading cause of cataracts for one. Secondly, glasses while riding, either sunglasses, or clear lenses...
06-08-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,412
Posted By phughes

Yes, I have ridden them both, and much prefer the...

Yes, I have ridden them both, and much prefer the 26 inch wheels, and rim brakes on it. It is a completely different bike with 26 inch wheels.
06-02-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 782
Posted By phughes

How about, I prefer friction shifters on my...

How about, I prefer friction shifters on my touring bike, because it simply feels better to me, and functionally, I like them. I can go from eh smallest cog to the highest cog in one quick flip of...
Forum: Touring
05-30-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,184
Posted By phughes

Yeah, Tensa make great stuff. The Tensa4 shown is...

Yeah, Tensa make great stuff. The Tensa4 shown is quite a bit to carry though, it weighs in at 14 pounds. I considered their Tensa Solo, but that still adds over 3 pounds to my system. The hammock...
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,184
Posted By phughes

The two types of anchors I mentions will work...

The two types of anchors I mentions will work fine, and support the weight. They are used by many who use the Tensa system to hang hammocks. As for the hammock being too low, that is why I tested it...
05-26-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,574
Posted By phughes

Is it really difficult to stand on a scale and...

Is it really difficult to stand on a scale and lift the bike? I never found it to be a problem.

Now, for getting the weight into pound and ounces, a separate scale is necessary.
Forum: Touring
05-26-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,184
Posted By phughes

I posted this on another thread. To make it...

I posted this on another thread. To make it solid, you will need good anchors for the bike tie outs. I will be using Orange Screws for softer ground, and Boomstakes for harder ground. This setup will...
05-26-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,574
Posted By phughes

Weight yourself, pick up pick up bike, weigh...

Weight yourself, pick up pick up bike, weigh yourself and bike, do the math.
Forum: Touring
05-26-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,398
Posted By phughes

I love the Klymit pad. I have had it two years...

I love the Klymit pad. I have had it two years now and it has been great. I am considering one of their insulated pads now as well.

On another note, I have been considering a Tensa Solo pole for...
05-25-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,409
Posted By phughes

Glad you got to be there. On a other note....

Glad you got to be there.

On a other note. This reminded me of my short lived greeting card writing career. I actually did write some, but I stopped when I had writer's block, and came up with...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,055
Posted By phughes

:popcorn

:popcorn
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,016
Posted By phughes

Yeah, I tried Peter White too. Their website...

Yeah, I tried Peter White too. Their website leave a bit to be desired.
05-22-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By phughes

Let's see, happy with tires, been using them for...

Let's see, happy with tires, been using them for years, extremely happy with the tires... :geek:

My calculations say, buy another set of the same tires.
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By phughes

Glad to hear it fits. Hope it works out for you....

Glad to hear it fits. Hope it works out for you. If it is exposed, and you are worried about rain at all, you may be able to find a dry bag to slide the laptop into before placing it into the bag.
05-21-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,867
Posted By phughes

If you are wanting a platform pedal, you might...

If you are wanting a platform pedal, you might want to consider a mountain bike type platform pedal. I am running the DMR V12 magnesium pedals, but Wellgo makes pedals like them as well. Wellgos are...
05-21-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,498
Posted By phughes

It is easier for a person with longer legs to get...

It is easier for a person with longer legs to get used to a shorter crank, and be fine with them, than for a person with shorter legs to ride a bike with long cranks. The person with short legs can...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,055
Posted By phughes

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,055
Posted By phughes

I believe the best way, would be to talk to her...

I believe the best way, would be to talk to her about it.
Forum: Commuting
05-14-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,450
Posted By phughes

The battery is replaceable. It says so on the...

The battery is replaceable. It says so on the page, and tells you how it is accessed.

"While the battery is built into the bike, it can still be removed if ever needed for service. Simply drop...
05-13-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 12,013
Posted By phughes

Seriously people, do you listen for cars while...

Seriously people, do you listen for cars while driving a car? No, you use a mirror. This is ridiculous. If you choose to use earphones, use them, but be cautious as you always should. If you are...
05-12-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,684
Posted By phughes

Yeah, I saw MSRP for all their rear derailuers...

Yeah, I saw MSRP for all their rear derailuers except the SX. The SX is listed, bit no MSRP was shown.

Despite that, OP, if you don't wasn't to pay their price, go elsewhere. What I would do,...
05-10-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 12,013
Posted By phughes

Okay, I will give a serious response to this. We...

Okay, I will give a serious response to this. We are not dogs, our sense of hearing is not the same, we cannot discern location well from sound, as dogs, and most animals can. While I believe you...
05-09-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 12,013
Posted By phughes

It's only an issue if you listen to music via...

It's only an issue if you listen to music via headphones. If you don't do that, the cantilevers will be fine, and the carbon fiber won't burst into flames.
05-09-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 12,013
Posted By phughes

Don't do it. Your cantilever brakes will go out...

Don't do it. Your cantilever brakes will go out of adjustment, your helmet will disappear, and your carbon fiber bike will burst into flames.
Forum: Commuting
05-08-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,125
Posted By phughes

Brooks saddles sit higher off the rails than many...

Brooks saddles sit higher off the rails than many seats. If you didn't lower your seat height when you installed the saddle, that is most likely what is wrong.

Even if you did, the most likely...
05-05-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,480
Posted By phughes

I just found this one on Amazon. ...

I just found this one on Amazon.


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05-05-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,480
Posted By phughes

Me too, I may try to find one for myself.

Me too, I may try to find one for myself.
05-04-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 12,013
Posted By phughes

:popcorn

:popcorn
05-02-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By phughes

He can stop anytime he want to...those bike have...

He can stop anytime he want to...those bike have brakes. :lol:
04-30-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,320
Posted By phughes

Sorry, cantilevers are not bad, and you don't...

Sorry, cantilevers are not bad, and you don't have to waste your time in order to adjust them, you just have to know what you are doing. With experience its fairly easy. They also have an advantage...
Forum: Touring
04-22-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,576
Posted By phughes

You can use Sheldon Brown's calculator. You can...

You can use Sheldon Brown's calculator. You can choose between gear ratios, and gear inches, just choose which one you want with the Gear Units drop down menu.
...
04-17-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,200
Posted By phughes

I use a Specialized floor pump. The filler head...

I use a Specialized floor pump. The filler head accommodates Schader and Presta valves automatically. I use it for bike, the motorcycle, and the cars. I have had it for eight years and it is still...
Forum: Touring
04-14-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,073
Posted By phughes

Have you considered planning part of trip to...

Have you considered planning part of trip to include her? maybe fly her to some place along your trip, so you can enjoy the place together for a few days. Take in some interesting sites there...
04-13-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By phughes

It would really depend on your load, the hills...

It would really depend on your load, the hills you will encounter, and whether or not you want to ride up them, or walk the bike, and of course your preference.

I might go with the 34/21, or the...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,666
Posted By phughes

You evidently have not been on really big hills,...

You evidently have not been on really big hills, where momentum is gone in short order, leaving you with nothing but gears, muscle, and endurance to get you up the hill. Trust me, in the Ozarks on my...
Forum: Touring
03-31-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,910
Posted By phughes

The explanation is different butts, and most...

The explanation is different butts, and most usually, people trying to run the seat too high. and sometimes too much reach.
03-15-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By phughes

Good catch. That will effectively "raise" your...

Good catch. That will effectively "raise" your saddle, or more correctly, increase the extension of your leg, a bit, which could cause what you are seeing. Again though, I would read the article I...
03-08-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,240
Posted By phughes

That is a peg to secure a frame mount pump. ...

That is a peg to secure a frame mount pump.


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