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01-07-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 529
Posted By phughes

You can put a mudflap on the front, but it won't...

You can put a mudflap on the front, but it won't do a lot of good since your rear fender is so short in the front. Try something like the Planet Bike Cascadia....
01-06-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,743
Posted By phughes

Cool, I am as fast as the average for my age,...

Cool, I am as fast as the average for my age, while I am riding my fully loaded touring bike, over 50-70 miles.
Forum: Touring
12-22-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,159
Posted By phughes

Does it drop, as in the mount moves, or does it...

Does it drop, as in the mount moves, or does it simply "bend" down? Mine bends down a bit when loaded, not the mount itself, but the bag, but the mount has never moved or been an issue. If it is...
Forum: Touring
12-22-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,159
Posted By phughes

I have used one since 2011, and have had no...

I have used one since 2011, and have had no issues with the original mount. I load it without thinking of weight. It had held my phone, battery pack, wallet, Canon DSLR, etc. with no issues. I now...
12-20-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,827
Posted By phughes

No, I get your point, and your experience relates...

No, I get your point, and your experience relates well to the OP, and is valuable. What my point is, and the point others were making, is that the OP can ride their bike the way it is now, and enjoy...
12-20-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,827
Posted By phughes

:lol: You're welcome.

:lol: You're welcome.
12-20-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,827
Posted By phughes

You are truly missing the point. The OP has a...

You are truly missing the point. The OP has a bike that they can ride. They should ride it, and enjoy it, while watching for issues, like we all should. The OP has been advised to keep an eye on the...
12-19-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,827
Posted By phughes

The OP should ride the bike, and enjoy themselves.

The OP should ride the bike, and enjoy themselves.
12-17-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By phughes

So, why did they recommend that particular...

So, why did they recommend that particular saddle? What is it about your old saddle that compels you to replace it?
12-17-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,827
Posted By phughes

OP, enjoy the bike. As others have stated,...

OP, enjoy the bike. As others have stated, getting the spokes properly tensioned will help. When I bought my Surly Long Haul Trucker, I had the spokes de-tensioned, the re-tensioned properly. I had...
Forum: Touring
12-15-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,159
Posted By phughes

The Domane has rear rack mounts, but has a carbon...

The Domane has rear rack mounts, but has a carbon fork, so I would not mount a front rack. I have done most of my touring with only a rear rack though, so that should be no problem. The only problem...
12-15-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,430
Posted By phughes

No one can answer than for you, without knowing...

No one can answer than for you, without knowing what bike you are considering, and what your objectives are. When I bought my current touring bike, I went with the larger of two frame sizes the bike...
12-14-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By phughes

Interesting. I used to get shin splints regularly...

Interesting. I used to get shin splints regularly when I competed in track, and also when I ran long distance. I later began to run barefoot as a training tool, to correct my stride. Running barefoot...
12-03-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,628
Posted By phughes

Yes, I know. I was only playing with the word. ...

Yes, I know. I was only playing with the word.

Sadly, articles like this do nothing to truly inform, since the reporter doesn't understand what they are reporting. All you can do is read...
12-03-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,628
Posted By phughes

Well, you can judge inflation of that product,...

Well, you can judge inflation of that product, but that's all.
12-03-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,628
Posted By phughes

Quote: The average selling price of a new...

Quote:
The average selling price of a new bicycle in the U.S. in September was $346, up 28% compared with 2020 and 54% higher than the average selling price of a bicycle in 2019


No, that...
12-02-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,184
Posted By phughes

Not really. My Surly LHT came with a 26T up...

Not really. My Surly LHT came with a 26T up front, and a 36T in the back. Basically all the major commercial touring bike come with that combination, Trek 520, Kona Sutra, Surly... I wouldn't want...
12-01-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,184
Posted By phughes

Rivendell offers some triple cranks as a double,...

Rivendell offers some triple cranks as a double, using the outer chainwheel mount for a guard. They offer their Silver with a 34x24, and the Clipper with 42x26. They also sell the Silver with 38x24.
11-30-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,656
Posted By phughes

Another thread successfully resurrected. Three...

Another thread successfully resurrected. Three year old thread.

Yes, it's a good, durable BB. I think one of the reasons is exactly because it has only 7 balls per side. They can be larger than...
11-27-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By phughes

What size tires do you have now? Let's start with...

What size tires do you have now? Let's start with that. What bike do you have? What size rims do you have?

And welcome to Bike Forums.
11-24-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,017
Posted By phughes

It may be a simple question, but you have already...

It may be a simple question, but you have already received the answer. No one here can tell you definitively, you need to ask your insurance agent regarding your insurance. If someone else hit you,...
11-22-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By phughes

I have a Stanley 16 ounce travel mug. It fits in...

I have a Stanley 16 ounce travel mug. It fits in the bottle cage just fine. I commuted with it for two years. I have had it since 2015, and it is still going strong. It looks like they have changed...
11-18-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,514
Posted By phughes

I agree. I have one large red light on my rack,...

I agree. I have one large red light on my rack, it is a German light, and they don't allow a flashing light, so it is always on. I have a Superflash mounted under the seat, and during the day I will...
10-19-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,572
Posted By phughes

Beautiful bike! I love the smoothness of a belt...

Beautiful bike! I love the smoothness of a belt drive. One day I will have one. Enjoy!
10-19-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,572
Posted By phughes

No worse than a conventional chain drive. In...

No worse than a conventional chain drive. In fact, in a fall that would damage a chain ring, the pulley on a belt drive would probably be less likely to be damaged. There is also no rear derailleur...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,230
Posted By phughes

I agree. Saddlesores are usually caused by a...

I agree. Saddlesores are usually caused by a seat that is too high. Not always but usually. Given the fact the OP is getting them on one side, it further confirms that idea.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By phughes

Great job! It looks great.

Great job! It looks great.
Forum: Touring
10-04-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By phughes

I had the same problem. The reason mine did that,...

I had the same problem. The reason mine did that, was what is usually to blame. My seat height was too high, causing me to drop to one side to compensate. I dropped to the right, causing to to wear...
09-29-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By phughes

My B17 definitely did break in, it gives more now...

My B17 definitely did break in, it gives more now than it did when new. Mine is a "Special" though, and I am told its leather was a bit stiffer initially than a standard model. Whether that is true...
09-28-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By phughes

:lol:

:lol:
09-28-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By phughes

Huh... I guess I have simply been living the myth...

Huh... I guess I have simply been living the myth then. My seat is comfortable, all day, even on weeks long tours, even on 70 mile days. No padded shorts. I guess I will simply have to adjust to the...
09-28-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,730
Posted By phughes

Not necessarily. I went back to non-padded...

Not necessarily. I went back to non-padded shorts. I will very occasionally wear a pair of padded shorts, but very rarely. I use a Brooks B17 though. On tour I will carry one pair of padded shorts,...
09-27-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,074
Posted By phughes

Why? You didn't give the OP a break.

Why? You didn't give the OP a break.
09-27-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,074
Posted By phughes

Don't worry about it. What you said was perfectly...

Don't worry about it. What you said was perfectly fine.
Forum: Touring
09-25-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,322
Posted By phughes

A shop won't let you carry a handlebar bag in? Do...

A shop won't let you carry a handlebar bag in? Do they allow women to carry a purse into the store? That would be my argument. Ridiculous. I would seriously contest that, and if they didn't budge, I...
09-22-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 802
Posted By phughes

So you would rather wear down brak pads and...

So you would rather wear down brak pads and discs, or pads and rims?

The tire wear is minimal usually, and even if you are using it a lot and have a lot of wear, you can put a cheap tire on it so...
09-22-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,468
Posted By phughes

I have a ten year old Thule 2 bike rack. Yes,...

I have a ten year old Thule 2 bike rack. Yes, it's heavy, but that oly affects me when I install it or remove it, which I only do twice a year generally. Once to install it, then once to remove it...
08-28-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By phughes

I ride one.

I ride one.
08-27-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,536
Posted By phughes

It would be just as easy to sketch the five...

It would be just as easy to sketch the five minute ride on a piece of paper.
08-27-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,536
Posted By phughes

Those who ride five minutes.

Those who ride five minutes.
08-26-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,345
Posted By phughes

With that amount of riding, on your Saturday wash...

With that amount of riding, on your Saturday wash day, be sure to check the condition if your cassette, chain and chainwheels. Check your tires for wear as well. You may want to check your brake...
08-26-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,438
Posted By phughes

What? No squats, push-up, and wind sprints? It...

What? No squats, push-up, and wind sprints? It seems to be the thing to do these days.
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,008
Posted By phughes

The seat is too high or your reach is too great...

The seat is too high or your reach is too great if you get perineum pain. It doesn't matter if your seat is level with the bars. If your seat is slightly too high, you will get pain.
08-26-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,500
Posted By phughes

Awesome! Keep it up and soon you will be able to...

Awesome! Keep it up and soon you will be able to tackle a real hill, and increase your ride to 5 1/2 minutes!
08-25-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,500
Posted By phughes

After a steep hill climb, I get off the bike, do...

After a steep hill climb, I get off the bike, do 30 pushups, then 3 reps of 25 squats, then finish my five minute bike ride.
08-25-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 7,781
Posted By phughes

If a bike falls outside a convenience store,...

If a bike falls outside a convenience store, because it doesn't have a kickstand, and no one is around, does it make a sound? :foo:
08-25-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 7,781
Posted By phughes

Oh, and wax you chain, shave your legs, and run...

Oh, and wax you chain, shave your legs, and run disc brakes.
08-25-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 7,781
Posted By phughes

The answer is to buy lighter weight bottle cages,...

The answer is to buy lighter weight bottle cages, to compensate.
Forum: Touring
08-24-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,008
Posted By phughes

It doesn't have a nose up design. People often...

It doesn't have a nose up design. People often install it nose up, based on their preference. Mine is not really nose up. The B17 does have a bit of a slope due to the dip in the middle once broken...
08-23-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 7,781
Posted By phughes

We may need more. ...

We may need more.
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