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Forum: Touring
02-01-23, 01:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 952
Posted By phughes

Seriously? Here is what the OP wrote: "Got a...

Seriously? Here is what the OP wrote: "Got a puncture today (my first on these Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires in 7000km

First puncture on a Schwalbe Marathon Plus in 7000km. Puncture, not gash....
01-30-23, 12:03 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,224
Posted By phughes

Only you can answer that. They both stop, and...

Only you can answer that. They both stop, and stop well. I personally would not upgrade unless you needed to replace a damaged braking system. Then maybe.
01-27-23, 10:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 428
Posted By phughes

Yep, good synopsis, it all comes down to the...

Yep, good synopsis, it all comes down to the individual.
01-27-23, 10:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 428
Posted By phughes

Tilt of saddle = fit. Using a chamois is a way of...

Tilt of saddle = fit. Using a chamois is a way of mitigating an issue, but what caused the issue? The OP also complained of soft tissue pain, usually caused by fit, too high seat height, too much...
Forum: Touring
01-24-23, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By phughes

Don't feel bad. I did it going from Pittsburgh to...

Don't feel bad. I did it going from Pittsburgh to DC during Hurricane Irene. Talk about downpours. I had a great tome though and enjoyed every minute of it. I especially enjoyed the C&O. I would...
Forum: Touring
01-17-23, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By phughes

Go to rei.com (http://rei.com)and search for dry...

Go to rei.com (http://rei.com)and search for dry bags. The Sea to Summit bags give dimensions. Some others do but not all.
01-17-23, 08:32 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,318
Posted By phughes

They actually cost the same to mfg. The...

They actually cost the same to mfg. The difference is, the $14,000 price tag includes a $9,000 donation to the organization, Can't Recumbent Association of People.
Forum: Touring
01-15-23, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By phughes

They have changed the valve. I'm not sure which I...

They have changed the valve. I'm not sure which I like better. I have spent more nights on my old one that you have and it is still working well. I may apply a little silicone grease to it since it...
Forum: Touring
01-11-23, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By phughes

Literally in the original post: "There are two...

Literally in the original post: "There are two gravel bikes i am interested in (Pipedream ALICE and the Pelago Stavanger). "
01-10-23, 04:21 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,016
Posted By phughes

Nah, the same person, using a different name,...

Nah, the same person, using a different name, made the same type of threads all summer with the same result. It's tiresome.
01-10-23, 04:18 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,016
Posted By phughes

Don't forget they are being called old and...

Don't forget they are being called old and fossils too. Some people just cannot believe that someone may like a particular bike. The brakes are secondary. Does it stop? Yes. Okay then.
01-09-23, 12:26 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,016
Posted By phughes

Well, second post with this username...

Well, second post with this username...
01-09-23, 12:12 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,016
Posted By phughes

I'm sure the OP is happily chuckling in his...

I'm sure the OP is happily chuckling in his basement, eating a bag of chips.

...
01-08-23, 05:32 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,016
Posted By phughes

The question is, will the rim brakes stop well...

The question is, will the rim brakes stop well while carrying a golf club, and how much chamois cream is necessary for the five minute ride?

...
01-08-23, 12:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,666
Posted By phughes

I am comfortably ensconced in a nicely stuffed...

I am comfortably ensconced in a nicely stuffed chair, slouched down with my feet on an ottoman, typing on a Macbook Pro.
01-08-23, 12:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,666
Posted By phughes

Dangit! I stand corrected... or sit corrected as...

Dangit! I stand corrected... or sit corrected as the case may be.
01-06-23, 11:30 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,016
Posted By phughes

Sorry, just got here. ...

Sorry, just got here.


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Forum: Touring
01-03-23, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 716
Posted By phughes

You don't. I have been touring wearing Crocs....

You don't. I have been touring wearing Crocs. Your fee will get wet, but they dry in a very short time after the rain. Crocks also provide a great surface for the pins to grip. Others wear sandals...
01-03-23, 10:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,047
Posted By phughes

LOL Do you ever paint anything using spray paint?...

LOL Do you ever paint anything using spray paint? Yes, use any product safely. Boeshield is no different.
01-02-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 479
Posted By phughes

https://www.mcmaster.com/spacers/for-screw-size~m1...

https://www.mcmaster.com/spacers/for-screw-size~m10/id~10mm/length~5-mm/
12-31-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,847
Posted By phughes

My 2 cents is this. First off, drilling fairly...

My 2 cents is this. First off, drilling fairly small holes most likely will not have much of an effect. If you drill large enough holes to affect the ride, the ride will most likely then be rougher,...
12-31-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,047
Posted By phughes

If you are really concerned about it, and will be...

If you are really concerned about it, and will be riding on salt covered roads a lot, spray the bike down with Boeshield, then clean the Boeshield off in the spring. You can rinse the bike during the...
12-17-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 526
Posted By phughes

I believe your seat is too high. The back of your...

I believe your seat is too high. The back of your knee seems to accelerate at the bottom of the stroke, which means you basically lose control of the motion instead of being able to pedal smoothly...
Forum: Touring
12-09-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,570
Posted By phughes

Yeah, that is why I stated most good fenders come...

Yeah, that is why I stated most good fenders come with them. It sucks that they often don't include one for the rear. I have them there as well.

The fenders that generally do not come with them...
12-08-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,299
Posted By phughes

I was flying home from Vietnam, and my bag got...

I was flying home from Vietnam, and my bag got flagged. I am used to that since I carry something rather odd in my carry-on, and it looks weird on the x-ray. That wasn't it though. It ended up being...
12-08-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,299
Posted By phughes

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Forum: Touring
12-07-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,565
Posted By phughes

And once you are at speed, the extra mass act...

And once you are at speed, the extra mass act like a flywheel in a car, which makes maintaining the speed easier. :innocent:
12-05-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,348
Posted By phughes

Definitely take them up on it. No idea how...

Definitely take them up on it. No idea how qualified they are, but it's a good start. Hey, I have aging issues and don't have scoliosis. :lol:
12-05-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,348
Posted By phughes

Ah, that changes a lot. Just as with everyone,...

Ah, that changes a lot. Just as with everyone, there is no one formula for fit. That is why I am not a huge proponent of the angle/measurement/formula systems of fit. They all fail to take into...
12-05-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,348
Posted By phughes

If the pain is still only on one side, it sounds...

If the pain is still only on one side, it sounds like you are not sitting squarely on the saddle, you are shifted to one side.

In regards to the saddle, I use a Brooks B17 on my touring bike, the...
12-05-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,348
Posted By phughes

You might want to watch this....

You might want to watch this. https://youtu.be/GJDeVD5YTo0
12-05-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,348
Posted By phughes

And only you can determine that, short of having...

And only you can determine that, short of having someone watch you on a trainer, though sliding forward is usually caused by a seat that is too high or too far forward. That is unless the seat is...
12-05-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,348
Posted By phughes

Less pressure on your hands seems to suggest that...

Less pressure on your hands seems to suggest that you are more stable on the seat, but the fact you say you are sliding forward tends to contradict that. Did you try the method of riding uphill at a...
12-05-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,348
Posted By phughes

He has some bizarre ideas, as outlined in that...

He has some bizarre ideas, as outlined in that article, but his method of setting seat height involves none of the bizarre ideas, and his seat height method is quite sound. There is no reason to...
12-05-22, 03:01 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,348
Posted By phughes

I doesn't mean your legs are different lengths....

I doesn't mean your legs are different lengths. Generally when a person has pain on one side, it is because the saddle is too high and you are dropping to one side to compensate. Saddle issues are...
Forum: Touring
12-04-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,565
Posted By phughes

Seriously? I guess I better throw my bike away...

Seriously? I guess I better throw my bike away and forget it since I don't have a Rohloff14. Oh, and I may be guilty of gearing my bike ridiculously low. Sorry. I shall toss it in the bin and take...
11-23-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,602
Posted By phughes

Okay, we all saw it, and now we know it is a...

Okay, we all saw it, and now we know it is a political post. It belongs somewhere other than here. Most people understand the need to coexist with things like airports, roads, and the like. You are...
11-23-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,602
Posted By phughes

Shouldn't this be in Advocacy? Either that or...

Shouldn't this be in Advocacy? Either that or politics given the last post.
11-21-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By phughes

https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/products/ritchey-...

https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/products/ritchey-universal-stem-face-plate-accessory-mount-supernova-black?variant=16708837605498&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&msclkid=935f1991d30f1193087f7aea109fb7...
11-21-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,490
Posted By phughes

Are we really discussing racks being stolen? I am...

Are we really discussing racks being stolen? I am generally more concerned about the items placed on the rack than I am the rack itself.
11-20-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,076
Posted By phughes

He used to, but he was constantly ridiculed about...

He used to, but he was constantly ridiculed about his posts regarding carrying golf clubs.
11-16-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,507
Posted By phughes

Yes, I have both, but now only one 100% wool pair...

Yes, I have both, but now only one 100% wool pair left. I prefer a blend.
11-15-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,602
Posted By phughes

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11-15-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,602
Posted By phughes

A bike route goes through the Pittsburgh airport....

A bike route goes through the Pittsburgh airport. No real issue there. Get involved with the planning. Make suggestions. Make your thoughts on the matter known. I seriously doubt complaining about it...
11-14-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,507
Posted By phughes

I tried them, but unfortunately when I tried to...

I tried them, but unfortunately when I tried to put them on, they rolled over and played dead . :innocent:
11-14-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,507
Posted By phughes

I third Smartwool. REI generally has a good...

I third Smartwool. REI generally has a good selection of wool socks for women. They have Smartwool and others.
11-13-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,598
Posted By phughes

Now you are more apt to find places with even...

Now you are more apt to find places with even better welding equipment and skills. It isn't a lost art.
Forum: Touring
11-13-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,145
Posted By phughes

That's a nice inexpensive idea.

That's a nice inexpensive idea.
Forum: Touring
11-13-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,145
Posted By phughes

I'm torn between putting a pillow over my ears or...

I'm torn between putting a pillow over my ears or putting in ear plugs.
11-11-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,598
Posted By phughes

Sounds like a fun, albeit pricey quest. It's a...

Sounds like a fun, albeit pricey quest. It's a tough choice I'm sure. Good luck, whatever you choose, given your criteria, it sounds like you'll end up with a great bike.
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