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07-13-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By veganbikes

Omniums are track cranks so no real small...

Omniums are track cranks so no real small chainrings. The smallest I have seen is vintage campy at 41t and the new stuff of quality is usually 44t sometimes I have seen a 42t. If you don't plan on...
07-13-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By veganbikes

Maybe ask bicyclePubes. He is great a getting...

Maybe ask bicyclePubes. He is great a getting tiny frame bags and if you are in the industry or know it well, he is freakin' hilarious.
07-13-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By veganbikes

If you get new cranks I would certainly upgrade...

If you get new cranks I would certainly upgrade that bottom bracket. Plastic cups on a bottom bracket are a complete no-go for me in any situation and you can get a UN-55 from Shimano pretty cheaply...
07-13-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3,875
Views: 503,668
Posted By veganbikes

Yeah it is a poor choice on them I made sure to...

Yeah it is a poor choice on them I made sure to remove mine when I bought the Phil Wood frame from them. They also got the seatpost size wrong so I bought a seatpost in the correct size and had to...
07-13-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By veganbikes

I should have figured. The 7400 stuff has always...

I should have figured. The 7400 stuff has always been listed as compatibility challenged with other stuff. Kinda sad as it is probably one of the best performing gruppos ever. 600 Tricolor is best...
07-13-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 117,828
Posted By veganbikes

Sounds good will have to try that

Sounds good will have to try that
07-13-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By veganbikes

I did replace a uniglide freehub on a 600...

I did replace a uniglide freehub on a 600 tricolor hub. I believe it was an LX freehub and it worked well. It was an ex-coworkers hub and he is riding it today. If you want 11-xx you might look for...
07-13-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 117,828
Posted By veganbikes

Pacific (and others) make a lovely hazelnut milk....

Pacific (and others) make a lovely hazelnut milk. I usually do almond but really am not super picky because I am generally cooking with it so I can work with most things. However I am curious to try...
Forum: Touring
07-13-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By veganbikes

Camelbak Podium Chill works great, but the Podium...

Camelbak Podium Chill works great, but the Podium Ice is even better. Aerogel for max insulation. I don't then have to worry about color of my bottle so I can go with whatever looks good.
Forum: Touring
07-13-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By veganbikes

My hovercraft is full of eels.

My hovercraft is full of eels.
07-13-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,785
Posted By veganbikes

Yes some people still believe that certain colors...

Yes some people still believe that certain colors are somehow gendered but there are people who believe that the Earth is flat, Elvis is alive working at a Denny's in Fresno and George Washington...
07-13-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By veganbikes

That's odd. I mean I can understand some front...

That's odd. I mean I can understand some front racks because they aren't as popular but are getting there now but no 700x25 and bottom brackets? Come over here we got some old ISIS Downhill crap and...
07-07-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By veganbikes

No worries, I use the QBP calculator all the time...

No worries, I use the QBP calculator all the time so I am happy to get other people on it as well. I use the All City New Sheriff SLs and am quite happy with them and had considered the Surly hubs...
07-07-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,920
Posted By veganbikes

Hello I am Cycling Joe, I represent the...

Hello I am Cycling Joe,

I represent the concern of Awfully Good Starches. We are manufacture of high quality starches for the athletic needs of athletes and people who are also interested. We have...
07-07-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,134
Posted By veganbikes

If you don't want your Zipp torx bolts feel free...

If you don't want your Zipp torx bolts feel free to send them my way, I actually need one for a stem. I love T25 torx personally and find it to be very easy to use and it comes on most of my...
07-07-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By veganbikes

The issue here was an improperly set up...

The issue here was an improperly set up derailleur. Keep your bike maintained and that cheap piece of plastic is not needed. I have a lot of bikes and many of them with derailleurs and none of them...
07-07-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By veganbikes

I am all for measuring by hand for some of the...

I am all for measuring by hand for some of the odd older stuff but QBP has a great spoke length calculator and Surly and All City are both QBP brands and so far everything has been accurate for me. I...
07-07-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,517
Posted By veganbikes

Hollowtech II is just fine by me not really had...

Hollowtech II is just fine by me not really had any issues so far. They are pretty easy to work with and you don't need a crank puller which is nice though you probably will want a cap tool which...
07-07-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,708
Posted By veganbikes

I have used a Lifeproof for years on my tablet...

I have used a Lifeproof for years on my tablet and my phone and no issuses and a lot of abuse. I don't like cracked screens or having to worry about weather so a Lifeproof just made sense. I have the...
07-07-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,785
Posted By veganbikes

I went to that site just out of curiosity and the...

I went to that site just out of curiosity and the first thing I saw was "AS SEEN ON T.V." and then I saw those awful seat pads that move around and give you no support. It seems like they have plenty...
07-07-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By veganbikes

That is an odd one. At my past two shops we have...

That is an odd one. At my past two shops we have gotten everything from our distributors and I have never really had any problems of them selling non-OEM parts. QBP does a fantastic job of selling...
07-07-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By veganbikes

If you want personal opinions: Road Rim Brakes:...

If you want personal opinions:
Road Rim Brakes: Cane Creek eeBrakes, SwissStop pads and Jagwire Elite Link cables and housing.

Mechanical Disc Brakes: TRP Spyres, SwissStop pads, Jagwire Elite...
07-07-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,785
Posted By veganbikes

Girly? What exactly qualifies something that has...

Girly? What exactly qualifies something that has no gender as gendered? Also why does a gender binary matter in any case? Gender is a silly construct to make people different for no real reason....
07-07-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By veganbikes

Maybe then go support your local bike shop. Less...

Maybe then go support your local bike shop. Less likely to be a scam and you can likely get the part right away rather than wait for shipping. People are so cheap these days that online scams sites...
07-07-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By veganbikes

I never understand going super cheap on already...

I never understand going super cheap on already low cost items. Go expensive on this stuff and get better braking performance and you still won't spend that much. I like SwissStop personally and have...
07-07-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By veganbikes

I would recommend using a trainer specific tire...

I would recommend using a trainer specific tire which is designed to handle the heat of a trainer and also make sure your tires are properly pumped up. You won't get any punctures from glass or...
Forum: Touring
07-07-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,794
Posted By veganbikes

Ultegra hubs are nice but for touring I want...

Ultegra hubs are nice but for touring I want sealed bearings personally. I know some will disagree but they are all wrong :roflmao2:

My favorite road hubs are White Industries T11s, they are MUSA,...
Forum: Touring
07-07-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 735
Posted By veganbikes

What are you looking to do with these bikes? They...

What are you looking to do with these bikes? They aren't exactly touring bikes, are very heavy for what they are and are more designed for looks.

I always say get a bike that fits and is most...
07-07-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By veganbikes

What makes a bike good is quality and bikes in...

What makes a bike good is quality and bikes in the lower price points lack the quality. For a fixed gear bike you want nice round chainrings and cogs made of stiffer materials, typically that comes...
07-07-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4,577
Views: 452,221
Posted By veganbikes

Oooh...can't wait to see that bike! Love me some...

Oooh...can't wait to see that bike! Love me some good Suntour. I really want to build up something with some nice Superbe Pro but sadly none of it has yet to grace my spare parts bins only a few...
07-07-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By veganbikes

I always say get a bag that works for you. Don't...

I always say get a bag that works for you. Don't worry about the trends or who is wearing what make sure that bag will do what you need it to do and is comfortable and fits you well.
07-07-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By veganbikes

Why Montague? Their bikes aren't particularly...

Why Montague? Their bikes aren't particularly that exciting, most of them use pretty low end components or a mix of a few nice things and a lot of cheaper stuff. If you really need a folding bike...
06-30-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By veganbikes

ABUS ABUS ABUS and ABUS! Seriously if you are...

ABUS ABUS ABUS and ABUS! Seriously if you are looking for a lock get an ABUS lock especially if weight is a concern, most locks are heavy because with cheap steel and poor hardening you need extra...
06-30-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By veganbikes

If the decent price is well under $100 and the...

If the decent price is well under $100 and the bike is in excellent shape and doesn't need anything at all then possibly. Other than that I would take a pretty hard pass. The first number in the Fuji...
06-30-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By veganbikes

I would recommend buying your bike from a local...

I would recommend buying your bike from a local shop. You get a already built bike and usually some tune ups with it and you can test ride bikes and find one that works for you.

Certainly you can...
06-30-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By veganbikes

Wow this is what Russian roulette has become....

Wow this is what Russian roulette has become. Should I load a round into the shooty thing (because the "g" word is controversial) and then spin it or should I just not load the round into the...
06-30-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,360
Posted By veganbikes

It depends on the bike and components and how...

It depends on the bike and components and how well it is locked up. None of those brands are particularly exciting. Maybe a Jamis but I don't think that is a particularly tasty brand for thieves....
06-30-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,927
Posted By veganbikes

Cool I probably wouldn't be interested in your...

Cool I probably wouldn't be interested in your party anyway. I am sure you guys will have fun sitting around in awkward silence drinking flat tap water. I will be enjoying myself with fun people who...
06-30-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,105
Posted By veganbikes

A frame that does not fit, is not a good thing....

A frame that does not fit, is not a good thing. Having a product that is good to make products that don't fit sort of work-ish just isn't good. Get something that fits and you will be way happier...
06-30-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,977
Posted By veganbikes

Wow nice attack on the mountain bikers and...

Wow nice attack on the mountain bikers and further creating the B.S. divide that exists. Just because you have a clunky heavy mountain bike doesn't mean that mountain bikes are slower and Wally-Marts...
06-30-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,311
Posted By veganbikes

There is no need to develop coaster brakes any...

There is no need to develop coaster brakes any more. It would be one thing if they had good braking power but they don't. I would prioritize good braking power and quality over a purely clean look....
06-30-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,010
Posted By veganbikes

What exactly are you looking for in this frame?...

What exactly are you looking for in this frame? What do you absolutely not want? What do you consider cheap?

People really need to stop asking such generic questions. You come here expecting help...
06-30-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4,577
Views: 452,221
Posted By veganbikes

Why thank you, good sir! I don't need to be extra...

Why thank you, good sir! I don't need to be extra flashy. That is why I generally go with a Cane Creek 110 great quality but understated. However I like Chris King but I don't need to say KING KING...
06-30-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,835
Posted By veganbikes

What disinformation? Tire Liners are terrible,...

What disinformation? Tire Liners are terrible, sorry to face the facts but it is something you are putting in your tire that can cause a puncture or abrade a tube or just move around, that just...
06-30-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,927
Posted By veganbikes

LOLOL...you kids are funny. Ain't my fault y'all...

LOLOL...you kids are funny. Ain't my fault y'all are butthurt because you cannot accept your bike isn't French and the components on it aren't Japanese and how dare anyone ever question that. It's...
06-30-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,927
Posted By veganbikes

Ehh so many people try to do that. I just don't...

Ehh so many people try to do that. I just don't stand for it, if you want to buy a bike for the brand name buy the right bike if you want just a cheap bike than buy a cheap bike and leave the brand...
06-27-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,927
Posted By veganbikes

The problem is I do know better and so do you....

The problem is I do know better and so do you. Your bike is not French and your components are not Japanese and lying to someone and saying they are is just wrong. Buy a cheap bike, ride a cheap bike...
06-26-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,264
Posted By veganbikes

No because he could have spent that $10k printing...

No because he could have spent that $10k printing calendars that have every day as Thanksgiving so he would feed the poor daily at the soup kitchen. Or he could have built a mobile bike powered soup...
06-26-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By veganbikes

Ti doesn't chip, it is super durable and reliable...

Ti doesn't chip, it is super durable and reliable and plus if you get a scratch you can just use a brillo type pad and remove it pretty easily. I got a ti mountain bike because it is going to be much...
06-26-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,807
Posted By veganbikes

It's Duraacé, it is Italian. I am actually...

It's Duraacé, it is Italian.

I am actually building up an old Proteus frame with mostly 600 tricolor. Though if I didn't have all these tricolor parts (and some other useful bits and bobs) I...
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