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07-13-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By phughes

If your B17 is giving you pain in sensitive...

If your B17 is giving you pain in sensitive areas, very likely the seat is too high, or you have too great of reach. It isn't the seat, though many other seats will be more forgiving of a bad fit.
Forum: Touring
07-12-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By phughes

I have a 56 with 26" wheels, non-disc. I prefer...

I have a 56 with 26" wheels, non-disc. I prefer the 26 inch wheels. Personal preference, but after riding both, I find the 26 inch wheel version to be more agile, and I can mount my Topek Road Morph...
07-11-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,433
Posted By phughes

He was asked to leave the thread BEFORE he called...

He was asked to leave the thread BEFORE he called anyone names. BEFORE. Not that I am condoning the calling of names in the later post, but he was asked to leave BEFORE. Please redirect the blame to...
07-11-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,433
Posted By phughes

New to the internet and opposing ideas in a...

New to the internet and opposing ideas in a thread? Come on, your original reply to him was uncalled for. I have always respected your comments and posts, but you were out of line.
07-10-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,433
Posted By phughes

Good to hear. Thanks for the info. Always good...

Good to hear. Thanks for the info. Always good to have alternatives. I'm old fashioned, I simply use bicycle chain lube. :lol:
07-09-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,433
Posted By phughes

As a longtime motorcyclist with cans of that...

As a longtime motorcyclist with cans of that stuff in my garage, I would not, and do not use it on my bicycles. It works great on a motorcycle where the chain is being driven at high speed, and gets...
07-09-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,684
Posted By phughes

:lol:

:lol:
07-09-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,684
Posted By phughes

Perfectly disgusting. :lol: Well done! That's an...

Perfectly disgusting. :lol: Well done! That's an ugly bike. The "rust" around the fender mount is especially realistic, as is the "rust" on the chainwheels, and stem cap.
07-08-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,684
Posted By phughes

I agree completely, and the technique he is using...

I agree completely, and the technique he is using on his bike is creative. I like that.
07-08-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,684
Posted By phughes

Yeah, I think that is part of why I even...

Yeah, I think that is part of why I even mentioned anything about the comment. The OP doesn't need someone else to defend him. Doing so seems a bit condescending.
07-08-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,489
Posted By phughes

:lol:

:lol:
07-08-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,684
Posted By phughes

Once again, no one mentioned location until you...

Once again, no one mentioned location until you did. Your comment was uncalled for. As for the trolls, yes, they were rude. Call them out for that without reading into their comment. There was...
07-08-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,684
Posted By phughes

If you do more, post pictures. Of course only do...

If you do more, post pictures. Of course only do it if you want to. It's a great idea. Very creative.
07-08-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,489
Posted By phughes

Air pressure too high. Those aren't drop bars....

Air pressure too high. Those aren't drop bars. Brake pads not toed in properly. That isn't a Brooks B17.
07-08-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,684
Posted By phughes

Thanks. Yes, I know the, " ugly American" comment...

Thanks. Yes, I know the, " ugly American" comment wasn't directed at me. What I took issue with, was the comment being made at all, to anyone. THe comment was made before anyone knew where the OP...
07-07-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,684
Posted By phughes

Okay... I am very aware of the conditions in...

Okay... I am very aware of the conditions in Manila. I have been there, have many friends there, and I actually like the city, though I prefer Cebu. Now, once again, no one has said anything negative...
07-07-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,684
Posted By phughes

No it won't. I rode in the same conditions and as...

No it won't. I rode in the same conditions and as long as you get good black tape, it will be fine. In fact, the black tape on my motorcycles, near the engine, holds up just fine, and it i hotter...
07-07-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,684
Posted By phughes

How is anyone being an "ugly American?"...

How is anyone being an "ugly American?" Personally I take offense to that, and I've been to Manila as well, and it is actually a very big, bustling city. I have many friends there as well. I guess my...
07-07-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,684
Posted By phughes

It still just looks like a dirty bike. If you...

It still just looks like a dirty bike. If you want to prevent someone from stealing it, use black tape, the time honored way to camouflage a new bike.
07-07-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,684
Posted By phughes

I see no appreciable difference at all. It...

I see no appreciable difference at all. It doesn't look older, just slightly dirty. That's a lot of effort for no result.
Forum: Touring
07-05-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 924
Posted By phughes

I have Atlas Multi Trip travel insurance. Mine is...

I have Atlas Multi Trip travel insurance. Mine is for trips up to 30 days, which covers me for my work travel. They have other types that would cover you longer. I go through Tokyo Marine for my...
07-02-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 891
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.
07-02-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By phughes

Remove the frame mounted pump and see if the buzz...

Remove the frame mounted pump and see if the buzz goes away. It looks as if the handle portion of the pump is hitting on the frame slightly. The handle is a thin metal, and could very well buzz if it...
07-02-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 891
Posted By phughes

From one who had the indexing fail on a Shimano...

From one who had the indexing fail on a Shimano bar end shifter, the biggest advantage to me is the fact it is able to be switched to friction mode. I was able to ride on, and shift with no issues. A...
06-30-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 891
Posted By phughes

They can be switched to friction if necessary....

They can be switched to friction if necessary. You can also switch from the smallest cog to the largest in one sweep, instead of clicking through each cog to get to the largest.
06-29-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,758
Posted By phughes

Hi, nice to meet you. :thumb:

Hi, nice to meet you. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,651
Posted By phughes

Another PA person that agrees.

Another PA person that agrees.
06-29-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By phughes

I agree. I would not buy the 56 with the thought...

I agree. I would not buy the 56 with the thought you may grow more. You may not, and even if you did, the 56 would not be necessary now. You are comfortable now, that is what is important. Even if...
Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,741
Posted By phughes

Yeah, I don't use mine, but I may at some point....

Yeah, I don't use mine, but I may at some point. I have a Topek Road Morph mounted on the seat tube, between it and the fender. It fits because I have 26 inch rims. I may use the peg to mount...
06-28-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,758
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:
Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,069
Posted By phughes

Yeah, we are really off on a tangent, but a fun...

Yeah, we are really off on a tangent, but a fun one, for us.

I went with a Sugino XD2 46/36/24 Crankset on my bike. Rivendell has their own cranks now, Silvers, which can be had with 44/34/24.
Forum: Touring
06-27-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,069
Posted By phughes

You really don't notice the movement since it is...

You really don't notice the movement since it is sitting on three wheels, that and the fact it has a whopping 42 ft. lbs. of torque. :lol:
Forum: Touring
06-27-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,741
Posted By phughes

No more pump peg.

No more pump peg.
06-27-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By phughes

I for one was sorely disappointed when I clicked...

I for one was sorely disappointed when I clicked on this thread.
Forum: Touring
06-27-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,069
Posted By phughes

Yes, the Ural is a unique experience. It really...

Yes, the Ural is a unique experience. It really brings a smile to my face. A sidecar is completely different to ride than a standard motorcycle. There is a bit of a learning curve, but it's so...
06-26-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,758
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, 04:59 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,758
Posted By phughes

Yes it can. They only shortened them 10mm so it...

Yes it can. They only shortened them 10mm so it should be fine. I like the length for the slower, more stable handling.
06-26-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,758
Posted By phughes

Which is why they did what they did. They didn't,...

Which is why they did what they did. They didn't, however, need to shorten the chain stays. As I said, I understand why they did what they did, and think they did a good job on the redesign. I have a...
06-26-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,758
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, 01:36 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,758
Posted By phughes

:lol:

:lol:
06-26-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,758
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, 09:02 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,758
Posted By phughes

Good, they make great bikes. There are plenty of...

Good, they make great bikes. There are plenty of steel bikes around, it is just that now there are many other options as well.
06-26-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,933
Posted By phughes

Kitten...

Kitten mittens?https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1300x1151/zgk1566_gry_a3af56eaa42a5f898ef268b54e8d8279809df760.jpg


Chainmail gloves? Great abrasion resistance. ...
06-26-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,758
Posted By phughes

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

So...

Surly Long Haul Trucker, 100% Surly 4130 CroMoly steel.
06-26-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,758
Posted By phughes

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
Forum: Touring
06-26-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,069
Posted By phughes

It depends on your use. If I were racing, or...

It depends on your use. If I were racing, or simply wanted a racing type road bike, sure, for touring, I much prefer friction, on this particular bike. It is smoother than indexing, and I can make a...
Forum: Touring
06-25-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,069
Posted By phughes

When the indexing went out on my LHT rear bar end...

When the indexing went out on my LHT rear bar end shifter, I switched it over to friction to get by until I could change it. I was surprised at how nicely it shifter a 9 speed. I did grow up with...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By phughes

If your pants are wearing due to rubbing against...

If your pants are wearing due to rubbing against the seat, which is fairly common when using street clothes, then something under the pants won't help. A slicker seat, like the B17 made of leather,...
06-25-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 814
Posted By phughes

I'm not sure where they are getting that, but you...

I'm not sure where they are getting that, but you could actually use either. If you want your bars up higher, you may want to go with the 56. Both will work, both may need some adjustment. No big...
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,741
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.
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