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Forum: Touring
10-12-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,132
Posted By phughes

Great panning shot.

Great panning shot.
Forum: Touring
10-12-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,132
Posted By phughes

I have never worried about the speed. I have hit...

I have never worried about the speed. I have hit 45mph many times fully loaded with no issues. I did it every day while commuting a few years ago as well, both loaded and lightly loaded. It depends...
10-12-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,487
Posted By phughes

It honestly doesn't take a lot of fiddling. If...

It honestly doesn't take a lot of fiddling. If you are properly fitted on the bike, it should be fine. The issue is, that many people are not properly fitted on the bike, and therefor are not stable...
10-11-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By phughes

You can use this tool to compare different stems....

You can use this tool to compare different stems. It will show you how different length, and angles change the height and reach. Stem Comparison Tool | yojimg.net...
Forum: Touring
10-02-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 395
Posted By phughes

I have the Tubus Cargo Classic on my LHT, 26 inch...

I have the Tubus Cargo Classic on my LHT, 26 inch wheels. It fits perfectly. If you look at the pictures, the tubes on the Classic come down at a different angle, so it fits the Surly better. You...
09-22-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,501
Posted By phughes

Read these two articles by Steve Hogg, he helped...

Read these two articles by Steve Hogg, he helped me immensely, solving fit issues that caused me a world of pain, perineum pain, hip pain, and lower back pain. Getting the seat height correct, for...
09-14-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By phughes

Marketing aside, it works very well for me. I...

Marketing aside, it works very well for me. I agree about the rails, but I have mine where I need it, so in the end, (pun intended) that' all that is important.
09-14-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By phughes

Oh no! We finally disagree on something....

Oh no! We finally disagree on something. :roflmao2: I actually love my B17. All day comfort, day after day on tour, no matter the distance. Of course we still agree on the fit aspect, that is the...
09-13-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,536
Posted By phughes

Do you work at a Target or a Walmart? I am not...

Do you work at a Target or a Walmart? I am not clear on what bikes you have had assembled. Good to hear they worked out for you, but hiring a mobile bike service to check their work seems redundant....
09-13-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By phughes

You could try a Brooks... :p

You could try a Brooks... :p
09-13-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,536
Posted By phughes

In many areas, mine included, retailers like...

In many areas, mine included, retailers like Target and Walmart use a service that assembles the bikes. The company sends employees to the respective stores to assemble the bikes. That being said,...
09-11-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,014
Posted By phughes

A lot of people get, "professional," fits, and...

A lot of people get, "professional," fits, and end up with a too high saddle. Mine was high, and I went though a period of frustration and pain as a result. I wasn't rocking, but I had saddle pain,...
Forum: Touring
09-09-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,271
Posted By phughes

I will add https://www.campfirecycling.com. They...

I will add https://www.campfirecycling.com. They took over thetouringstore.com when Wayne retired.
Forum: Touring
09-09-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,641
Posted By phughes

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Sorry about the non-drive side image. :roflmao2: I have a mirror...
09-09-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,359
Posted By phughes

Congratulations, and great pictures! Glad you...

Congratulations, and great pictures! Glad you completed the ride. Looks like a wonder place to ride.
09-09-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,681
Posted By phughes

Sorry, I got carried away reading all the other...

Sorry, I got carried away reading all the other ridiculous dire warnings regarding square taper BBs.
09-07-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,284
Posted By phughes

What are you talking about? I don't wax my chain,...

What are you talking about? I don't wax my chain, nor have I made any derogatory comments about your coveted new system. I simply stated I had not seen a prototype actually shifting. I did not say...
09-07-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,681
Posted By phughes

I shall run out in a panic and remove the cranks...

I shall run out in a panic and remove the cranks from my 1984 Ross Mt. Rainier today. Had you never told me this, I could have died. Thanks. The have been hiding their catastrophic failure form me...
09-07-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,681
Posted By phughes

Or, proper installation, and maintenance....

Or, proper installation, and maintenance. :rolleyes:
09-07-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,681
Posted By phughes

:roflmao2: No seriously... :roflmao2:

:roflmao2: No seriously... :roflmao2:
09-07-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,359
Posted By phughes

Well, now you have the food problem worked out,...

Well, now you have the food problem worked out, fresh deer meat. :D

Sorry to hear about the ride being cut short. Glad to hear you both made it our relatively unscathed.
09-07-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,284
Posted By phughes

Many claims are awesome, it is reality that is...

Many claims are awesome, it is reality that is generally less than awesome.
09-07-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,284
Posted By phughes

You are one up on me, I have never seen a video...

You are one up on me, I have never seen a video of it shifting. All the prototypes I saw were not yet able to shift.
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By phughes

No, if it has already been done, you are fine,...

No, if it has already been done, you are fine, especially since it was done recently. Ride and enjoy.
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By phughes

Take your wheels to a good shop, and have them...

Take your wheels to a good shop, and have them de-tension, then re-tension the spokes. That will go a long way to making the wheels stronger, and reliable. I had mine done when I first bought it in...
09-04-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By phughes

Not necessarily. If you are not stressing the...

Not necessarily. If you are not stressing the joint, there is a good possibility you would not feel pain. Once you resume pedaling, you will feel it.

I vehemently disagree with raising your...
09-03-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,120
Posted By phughes

No, that isn't what was suggested. What was...

No, that isn't what was suggested. What was suggested has nothing to do with reach, it has to do with getting the seat positioned correctly, so it counterbalances your lean forward, just as you do...
09-03-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By phughes

I will suggest simple overuse. If you can ride 75...

I will suggest simple overuse. If you can ride 75 miles without the pain, most likely your fit is okay. Did you suddenly ramp up your mileage?
09-03-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By phughes

Did you clean the spindle and apply a small...

Did you clean the spindle and apply a small amount of grease when you reinstalled it? Sometimes the crank arm will band a bit before it is properly seated. It will then loosen up as you ride. A clean...
09-01-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,821
Posted By phughes

I agree. Saddle comfort is dependent upon saddle...

I agree. Saddle comfort is dependent upon saddle position. I think many of the newer saddle designs are band aids for bad saddle fit, generally a too high seat height.
Forum: Commuting
08-29-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,684
Posted By phughes

I will second this post. I suffered a scratched...

I will second this post. I suffered a scratched cornea on my tour in June, and was unable to wear my contacts. I was wearing eye protection when the scratch occurred, but, you cannot prevent...
08-29-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,315
Posted By phughes

Sorry, I misread what you wrote. I needed more...

Sorry, I misread what you wrote. I needed more coffee. I thought you wrote that modestly too high was preferable.
08-28-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,109
Posted By phughes

:roflmao2: You are too much. The point is, that...

:roflmao2: You are too much. The point is, that many people still use 10 speed cassettes, and they are far from dead. For you perhaps, but not everyone. I only mentioned Surly's classification since...
08-28-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,109
Posted By phughes

Yes, context matters. The Surly Ogre is listed on...

Yes, context matters. The Surly Ogre is listed on Surly's website under the touring section, so...
08-25-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,109
Posted By phughes

10 speed is only dead in your eyes. In the...

10 speed is only dead in your eyes. In the touring world, it isn't dead, and many, myself included, use 9 speed. The 9 speed makes it nicer to friction shift if necessary, since many bar ends allow...
08-25-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,315
Posted By phughes

I really have to respectfully disagree with that....

I really have to respectfully disagree with that. A too high saddle can cause all sorts of very serious problems, saddle sore being the least of them.

That being said, I take it you have a...
08-24-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,315
Posted By phughes

Saddle height and tilt is often a cause of saddle...

Saddle height and tilt is often a cause of saddle sores. If you are not stable on the seat, you will have friction. If the seat is too high, you will generally compensate by dropping one side, which...
08-24-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,041
Posted By phughes

I honestly wonder how my touring bike has...

I honestly wonder how my touring bike has survived, with countless days of heavy rain, parked in the rain, ridden in the rain, crossing deep puddles, water covered sections of road, etc. Wow.
08-23-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By phughes

What are you using as a wrench on the cassette...

What are you using as a wrench on the cassette tool? If you are using a wrench, or adjustable wrench, don't. Go get a socket that fits the tool, and a breaker bar. You need leverage, and the breaker...
08-23-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,456
Posted By phughes

I buy it too, but some days there are no places...

I buy it too, but some days there are no places to do so. I ran into that recently. I would only have places to buy water where I camped, and then again where I planned to camp at the end of the day....
08-23-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,456
Posted By phughes

On my tour in June, I would ride all day with no...

On my tour in June, I would ride all day with no place to stop for water. One day, I stopped in the only town I went through, and there was no business still open, it was a dead town. I rode on and...
08-17-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By phughes

The bike is a 2005, perhaps the cassette is worn,...

The bike is a 2005, perhaps the cassette is worn, as is the chain he said he was replacing. And of course you should replace the cassette and chain at the same time. HIs question was specific to...
08-17-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,559
Posted By phughes

Yeah, it's all about fit. I just did a 400 mile...

Yeah, it's all about fit. I just did a 400 mile trip on my LHT, with drop bars, and no neck pain, back pain, or hand and wrist pain. I did obsess over them during the many hours in the saddle each...
08-16-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,902
Posted By phughes

I have no issues inflating my mountain bike tires...

I have no issues inflating my mountain bike tires with the Specialized pump. they are 26x2.25. I also use it for car tires.
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By phughes

I use them on the bike, using flat pedals with...

I use them on the bike, using flat pedals with pins. The pins stick very well into the soles of the Crocs, so no slipping. I run DMR V-12 pedals. My Crocs are the Swiftwater leather clogs, which I do...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,479
Posted By phughes

Yes, it does. I don't see any reason to give it...

Yes, it does. I don't see any reason to give it any thought at all. Your wife wanted a car. She save for it, and bought it. You still own a bike. You don't have to change a thing. Relax, I'm not...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By phughes

I thought the same. I also though perhaps someone...

I thought the same. I also though perhaps someone mistyped, "Texas." :roflmao2: It's a good thread for me though, I have been thinking of switching to Tevas. I have been using Crocs for my tours so...
08-15-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,243
Posted By phughes

If you want to take a stab at it yourself, read...

If you want to take a stab at it yourself, read on this site before you do. It can give you a lot of good information regarding self fit. I liked it enough to pay to join the site, which gives you...
08-15-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,559
Posted By phughes

As others have said, if the fit is correct, for...

As others have said, if the fit is correct, for you, you shouldn't have a lot of weight on your hands, That being said, flat bars can be worse. What kind of grips do you have? You can prevent the...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,269
Posted By phughes

I'm still using my eight, almost nine year old...

I'm still using my eight, almost nine year old Lupine Piko 3. Even pricier than the Light and Motion 360, but it has a detachable, replaceable battery. I am still using the original, but it is nice...
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