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04-06-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 261
Posted By veganbikes

I would upgrade touch points first. Get some...

I would upgrade touch points first. Get some Ergon grips, some high quality pedals maybe with a larger platform (or at least one that fits the feet well and has replaceable and adjustable pins and...
04-06-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 741
Posted By veganbikes

So it sounds like they told you, you could get...

So it sounds like they told you, you could get new shifters. It seems like you went and got new shifters.

They might have said the shifters you are looking at are not compatible with your...
04-06-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By veganbikes

That is sad your local shop is closed. Bike shops...

That is sad your local shop is closed. Bike shops are essential and you should be fighting for them to stay open as they are essential. Where I work is still open and serving and we are quite busy,
...
04-06-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 541
Posted By veganbikes

I am of a larger size and I don't break spokes,...

I am of a larger size and I don't break spokes, my key is high quality components built by someone who has built or builds a lot of wheels. I think at this point all of my wheels are 32h and many are...
04-06-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 741
Posted By veganbikes

My stuff is already here bought it at the bike...

My stuff is already here bought it at the bike shop and brought it home the same day : )

Jeff Bezos doesn't need our money any more, he is just fine without but your local businesses who are...
04-06-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2,994
Views: 246,048
Posted By veganbikes

That is a neat build. I have that same frame but...

That is a neat build. I have that same frame but went in a totally different direction. Mine is a 1x9 hybrid with Surly Moloko bars and a carbon fork. It is super cool to see it built up so...
04-06-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By veganbikes

So what they are typically using is a 44mm...

So what they are typically using is a 44mm straight head tube which with the correct bearings can run tapered steerer tubes. A 1 1/8 straight head tube will not accept a tapered fork because it is...
04-06-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 831
Posted By veganbikes

I really like a darker background so maybe like a...

I really like a darker background so maybe like a deep rich purple and with black letters it would say mechanical engineering. Nothing too fancy font wise to distract attention from what you are...
04-06-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4,676
Views: 507,941
Posted By veganbikes

Not 100% no but I would doubt it was anything but...

Not 100% no but I would doubt it was anything but otherwise there would be a sticker from Tange or Reynolds or Columbus or Ishtawa or True Temper, one of the major tubing manufacturers.
04-06-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By veganbikes

No I get that but it would be nice if everyone...

No I get that but it would be nice if everyone played the same game. Make it easier on everyone.
04-05-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By veganbikes

Don't really have anything to add in helping just...

Don't really have anything to add in helping just want to say Specailzied headsets are garbage, especially the mindset but even newer stuff is not so good on some of the stuff. Why can't you just...
04-05-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By veganbikes

They are Threaded doohickeys or maybe...

They are Threaded doohickeys or maybe whatchicajickers. One of the two. On a serious noteI am unsure. The pedal extender thing could be something but they seem a bit long and certainly don't have any...
04-05-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By veganbikes

I generally would use what the manufacturer of...

I generally would use what the manufacturer of the carbon rims recommended. If no recommendation or agnostic like I would go Swissstop as I love those pads and have been using them for quite a while...
04-05-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,855
Posted By veganbikes

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So the seat height has not been set to my fit and the pedals aren't sticking around (I...
04-05-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4,676
Views: 507,941
Posted By veganbikes

I didn't buy anything but I sold a Shimano XT 9...

I didn't buy anything but I sold a Shimano XT 9 speed shifter and a Chris King Hub which for me is a big deal as I don't tend to sell stuff. Am planning on buying a bunch of stuff in the very near...
04-05-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By veganbikes

If I was looking at a Jamis for commuting or...

If I was looking at a Jamis for commuting or touring it would probably be the Sequel if I wanted flat bars, the steel Renegades if I wanted drop bars and wasn't doing fully loaded touring and the...
04-05-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By veganbikes

The Muirwoods paint job is excellent, the parts...

The Muirwoods paint job is excellent, the parts hanging on it are cheaper and not as fun. If you could do that Rasta paint job with a belt drive Alfine 11 and the thumb shifter and 650bs like the...
04-05-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By veganbikes

So I would get a ground anchor like the GRANIT™...

So I would get a ground anchor like the GRANIT™ WBA 75 from ABUS and then use the GRANIT™ CITY CHAIN XPLUS and that will be a good solid lock solution if you want to avoid U-locks. I don't bother...
04-05-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By veganbikes

Yes geometry and fit will always matter. As we...

Yes geometry and fit will always matter. As we move forward we learn things about cycling and try to go further and faster and want our machines to be able to keep up. Yes sometimes things from the...
04-05-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 831
Posted By veganbikes

I haven't tried it yet but I dig the concept. I...

I haven't tried it yet but I dig the concept. I personally really love my UDi2 set up on my Ti road bike and cannot really see much improvement on that aside from allowing the software to allow MTB...
04-04-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By veganbikes

Creo without a doubt. It looks cleaner, it can go...

Creo without a doubt. It looks cleaner, it can go to 28mph has a 480wh battery for longer range and a range extender battery if you want more or if you want to travel. Plus the Creo EVOs can fit a...
04-04-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 318
Posted By veganbikes

Well a big part of your problem is Wally-Mart...

Well a big part of your problem is Wally-Mart bikes aren't that great at anything. Certainly cheap initially but generally are pretty heavy and clunky and certainly don't offer great performance. You...
04-04-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2,994
Views: 246,048
Posted By veganbikes

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I need to set fit on it and do some aligning of stuff but overall a fun build. A mix...
04-04-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By veganbikes

Nothing really valuable about a rusted bike that...

Nothing really valuable about a rusted bike that was mass produced. It may be a great bike heck it could have been at the top of the range when it came out but if it is in rough shape as this one...
04-04-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By veganbikes

I am a big fan of TRP Spyres having used them on...

I am a big fan of TRP Spyres having used them on my touring bike and ridden them on other bikes. I would probably stick with those. The Shimano calipers are single piston design that are a little...
04-04-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 464
Posted By veganbikes

I would buy it for the price certainly you can...

I would buy it for the price certainly you can try and go lower but a lot of cool vintage Park tools plus an old Helicomatic tool plus a box. Not a terrible deal.
04-04-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By veganbikes

Upgrading pedals will usually make a big...

Upgrading pedals will usually make a big difference. Higher quality pedals will be using sealed bearings (or really nice loose ball bearings and polished races) and higher quality bushings, In terms...
04-04-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 318
Posted By veganbikes

What exactly are you looking to do? There are so...

What exactly are you looking to do? There are so many ways to build up a bike and maybe a pure road bike might not be what you are after.
04-03-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,494
Posted By veganbikes

My Cinelli Mash Work is a fantastic bike. It...

My Cinelli Mash Work is a fantastic bike. It rides quite nicely and looks great. I might change a few things here and there but only because I have mine set up more as a randonneuring style bike...
04-03-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 772
Posted By veganbikes

Well Colnago has made excellent steel bikes for a...

Well Colnago has made excellent steel bikes for a long time but so has Waterford (they used to be Schwinn Paramount back when that meant something).

Certainly for looks and more well known...
04-03-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By veganbikes

If you have drilling for a brake you can put a...

If you have drilling for a brake you can put a brake on just about anything. If you don't have a front brake always put on a front brake first. That has most of your stopping power.

The best thing...
03-29-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By veganbikes

My Langster build is similar way too much for the...

My Langster build is similar way too much for the bike but it rides nice. The brakes alone almost cost as much as a complete regular Langster. Granted I had them in the parts bin but still. Shoot I...
03-29-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By veganbikes

Keep in mind the BD prices are not off of...

Keep in mind the BD prices are not off of anything. Those are all fake prices made to trick you into thinking you are getting an amazing deal. Motobecane, Mercier, Windsor, et Al are no longer the...
03-29-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By veganbikes

There unfortunately are counterfeiters in...

There unfortunately are counterfeiters in everything. Maybe this person is legit but with eBay sales and other similar third party sales you lose out on warranty and support from the manufacturer...
03-29-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,798
Posted By veganbikes

I saw this thread and got really excited and then...

I saw this thread and got really excited and then saw it was asking "does my cheap Raleigh have some fancy handlebars" and I was disappointed. That Raleigh is likely using cheap aluminum bars or...
03-29-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By veganbikes

I use nothing but this:...

I use nothing but this: https://gourmetgroceries.com/product/λ-lambda-ultra-premium-olive-oil-500-ml-bespoke-white-gold-plated-edition/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7ZCQ9ITB6AIVCYeGCh2tQAgfEAQYASABEgIZufD_BwE
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Forum: Touring
03-28-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 793
Posted By veganbikes

I go double duty and use a Clif Bar wrapper or if...

I go double duty and use a Clif Bar wrapper or if I am out a dollar bill for a tire boot. Heck I once used a receipt because that is all I had luckily it was a commute home and I wasn't super duper...
Forum: Touring
03-28-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,252
Posted By veganbikes

I am going to pick up a frame from Mark at...

I am going to pick up a frame from Mark at Habanero Cycles (https://www.habcycles.com). He was kind enough to dust one off for me (well way more than that) so you might check with him. I will say he...
03-28-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 751
Posted By veganbikes

If you are looking at road groupsets Dura Ace...

If you are looking at road groupsets Dura Ace 7401 and for mountain it would be Deore XT M735. Plenty of excellent bikes in that era came with it. These days though it is relegated to the cheap stuff...
03-28-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By veganbikes

I like a good steel road bike but wouldn't waste...

I like a good steel road bike but wouldn't waste time or money on Claris ever. When I first saw it in a magazine I thought oooh that looks decent then I saw it in real life and was supremely...
03-28-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4,676
Views: 507,941
Posted By veganbikes

It is probably a pretty generic 4130 chromoly...

It is probably a pretty generic 4130 chromoly frame and fork. Certainly a step up from hi-ten but nothing that exciting. You could get the same basic bike on BD right now with that same "triple...
03-26-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By veganbikes

I keep wanting to wax my chains just to try it....

I keep wanting to wax my chains just to try it. Maybe during Modelo Time I should try it out. The idea of leaving them in overnight is interesting and wonder if it actually does make it better....
03-26-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 683
Posted By veganbikes

The bike was designed to fly less likely to get...

The bike was designed to fly less likely to get punctures while flying : P

I tend to use the fabric reinforced Continental rim strips to good result but I don't think they make them for your tire...
03-26-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By veganbikes

We are open but wearing gloves and masks and...

We are open but wearing gloves and masks and doing a lot of sanitization and keeping most customers out. More out of building stuff. Though if you are buying a bike we are allowing the person buying...
03-26-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By veganbikes

Airless tires are a wave of the past. They are...

Airless tires are a wave of the past. They are great for not having to pump them but well that is really where it ends. Airless tires lead to a rougher ride that transfers every little imperfection...
03-26-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By veganbikes

I don't believe the story but will play the home...

I don't believe the story but will play the home game because I am also a bigger rider. I really like my Sugino 75 Direct Drive cranks, they look real nice but more importantly they are a two piece...
03-26-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4,676
Views: 507,941
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't take the risk. It is not an actual...

I wouldn't take the risk. It is not an actual Motobecane of France. If that were a mint Grand Jubilee for $185 it would be well worth it but a bikes direct bike that was a little over $300 new isn't...
03-20-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By veganbikes

As someone who owns the Sugino 75DD crankset I...

As someone who owns the Sugino 75DD crankset I will say it is a sexy crank. It also seems plenty stiff and much better for me than the standard 75s. I personally do not like Omnomnomns I am sure with...
03-20-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,050
Posted By veganbikes

Quality parts are almost always worth it. In the...

Quality parts are almost always worth it. In the case of pedals they are likely to have bearings and sometimes quality bushings as well and be made of quality materials. Generally as well for the...
03-20-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 519
Posted By veganbikes

Always check QR or thru axle tightness, bolt...

Always check QR or thru axle tightness, bolt tightness and for anything loose that could make noise.
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