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01-26-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 964
Posted By veganbikes

Thanks, as someone who has ridden a lot of...

Thanks, as someone who has ridden a lot of e-bikes and sold a lot of them I have learned a lot and changed a lot of old ancient opinions that I wish I never had. E-bikes are awesome. Being able to go...
01-26-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 559
Posted By veganbikes

You forgot the only one worth a damn...

You forgot the only one worth a damn https://www.crankbrothers.com/products/speedier-lever I have used a lot of tire levers and the Speedier Lever is the one I keep going back to time and time and...
01-26-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By veganbikes

I would try something like the Velo Orange Crazy...

I would try something like the Velo Orange Crazy Bars, Surly Moloko Bars or Koga Denham bars. Give you more hand positions like a touring bike but without the drops.

For shifters I would...
01-26-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By veganbikes

Did you check to make sure it is not an errant...

Did you check to make sure it is not an errant cable or something else scrapping? I have had that happen more than once. Sometimes the sound you think you are hearing is not the sound at all.
...
01-26-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 298
Posted By veganbikes

If everything is mounted and seated properly and...

If everything is mounted and seated properly and wheel is true and the tire is not bulging anywhere or looking odd in natural state and the tire is not over or significantly under pressured, I...
01-26-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 158
Posted By veganbikes

My advice to any novice tool buyers who are...

My advice to any novice tool buyers who are actually planning on using their tools with some regularity. Buy the absolute best you can especially the basic stuff like Allen keys/wrenches and a good...
01-26-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 917
Posted By veganbikes

I say we just call them "One of them there pedal...

I say we just call them "One of them there pedal deelys" solve the whole ding and the dang problem
01-26-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By veganbikes

The only thing worth a damn is a good light set...

The only thing worth a damn is a good light set that has some brightness. For me reflective gear is fine as fashion but when you require someone else to be shining lights on you to be seen and that...
01-26-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By veganbikes

Having run Vittoria tires for a bit now I can say...

Having run Vittoria tires for a bit now I can say anything with Graphene is excellent, Really great grip and seemingly good durability. I have been running various Corsa G+s on road bikes and my gosh...
01-26-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By veganbikes

It is a damn shame thru-axles didn't become...

It is a damn shame thru-axles didn't become standard right when disc brakes came out. Would have made life so much easier. I generally find installing a wheel with it on the ground helps and if you...
01-26-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 771
Posted By veganbikes

Like him or hate him he was in the pro peloton...

Like him or hate him he was in the pro peloton for quite.a while and could provide some interesting commentary. I wish he hadn't been such a terrible person when everything came out and just had come...
01-26-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,811
Posted By veganbikes

I would never expect to have the weight of a...

I would never expect to have the weight of a seatbag of any sort. Some people pack light and some people pack heavy. For my normal road kit I have kept pretty minimal but for touring I have a ton of...
01-22-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 964
Posted By veganbikes

Go out and try a quality one with a Bosch, Brose...

Go out and try a quality one with a Bosch, Brose or Shimano STEPs system. They are awesome, I have a whole bunch of bikes which are all non-electric but I am planning on getting a custom one built...
01-22-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,811
Posted By veganbikes

As people have said economy of scale but also...

As people have said economy of scale but also using cheaper parts helps out a lot. Giant I think are pretty good at cutting corners and using some pretty low grade stuff on a lot of bikes. One big...
Forum: Touring
01-22-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 305
Posted By veganbikes

Ehh I wouldn't really want to do much touring on...

Ehh I wouldn't really want to do much touring on a full suspension bike. I certainly wouldn't want massive full coverage fenders because they just wouldn't be very safe for mountain biking and would...
Forum: Touring
01-22-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 356
Posted By veganbikes

I probably wouldn't really go either personally...

I probably wouldn't really go either personally but if I had to choose DB Apex. At least the Apex is decent tubing (Tange Double Butted if not mistaken) and some decent enough parts of the era. The...
01-22-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By veganbikes

What are you talking about there, sonny? My...

What are you talking about there, sonny? My Icebox is just great it will keep a whole head of a cabbage fresh for 4 hours as long as the ice boy is on time and with these new horseless carriages I...
01-19-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,266
Posted By veganbikes

I did it once in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia on...

I did it once in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia on tour once and was just fine but they see a lot of cyclists so it wasn't an odd site I was glad for it too, after that day I was hurting after a nasty...
01-19-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,139
Posted By veganbikes

I want a bike that looks good to my eyes but is...

I want a bike that looks good to my eyes but is also functional. My favorite component colors are always going to be Hard Ano Grey/Shimano Grey and 3DV those are just classic colors that look great....
01-19-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 408
Posted By veganbikes

Not quite but I generally have put the same (or...

Not quite but I generally have put the same (or close to the same) saddle on many of my bikes.

Of my main bikes that are more composed (a lot of projects going on)
Co-Motion Cascadia- Brooks C17...
01-18-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By veganbikes

The Sequoias have generally been on sale, it is...

The Sequoias have generally been on sale, it is an older model year and it was the base model but Specialized has been closing out a lot of that stuff because currently they haven't made any new...
01-18-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 986
Posted By veganbikes

Most importantly are lights on the bike and if I...

Most importantly are lights on the bike and if I am regularly riding a bike especially at night I would spend money and get a Dynamo set up. I currently have two set ups one on my Co-Motion touring...
01-18-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By veganbikes

If you are the original owner who purchased the...

If you are the original owner who purchased the bike from a shop, if you strip it you will void your warranty and Specialized does offer a lifetime warranty for the original owner purchased from an...
01-18-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 440
Posted By veganbikes

I would at least test ride one of the bikes and...

I would at least test ride one of the bikes and try and ride something as close to the other one as possible. If you are doing a dynamic fitting then certainly go with the best bike you can purchase...
01-18-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By veganbikes

It depends on the chain and lock security. Some...

It depends on the chain and lock security. Some stuff can be easily defeated and certainly when one is less secure than the other it can make it worse. The top end 12mm chain from Schlage/Kyrptonite...
01-18-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4,643
Views: 491,731
Posted By veganbikes

Fair enough but going titanium on a low cost...

Fair enough but going titanium on a low cost frame is also kind of silly.
01-18-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By veganbikes

Never had any issues with a standard EC34/EC34...

Never had any issues with a standard EC34/EC34 headset. You put a quality Cane Creek unit in there and no issues even a 40 is a fine one that is unlikely to have many problems. Stick with a standard...
01-11-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By veganbikes

Typically when I get a new frame the fork is...

Typically when I get a new frame the fork is separate but that is usually due to the fact I don't have a headset on it because I don't much go for anything but Cane Creek and generally 110 series...
01-11-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By veganbikes

You should have bought the frame through your...

You should have bought the frame through your local dealer. A lot of that third party stuff gets you bupkis. If you buy it from your dealer you get full warranties and support. Then again me...
01-10-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By veganbikes

I knew this was the PLP series but I really...

I knew this was the PLP series but I really really really wanted it to be about the mullet hairstyle which I can't imagine is that expensive?

I am kind of curious to pull apart a Shimango RX...
01-10-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,445
Posted By veganbikes

It was dumb to film their exploits but then again...

It was dumb to film their exploits but then again it can be a good deterrent. All in all beating down bike thieves is not a terrible thing, violence is bad blah blah blah but in reality we live in a...
01-10-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By veganbikes

If you want help join the forum. Be an active...

If you want help join the forum. Be an active member, this is a really awesome place for a really fun topic. If you are truly here because "I have a thingy and it has thingys on it what kind of...
Forum: Touring
01-10-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By veganbikes

You flithy rotten...I have a nearly complete...

You flithy rotten...I have a nearly complete Tri-color STI group but everything has been used and isn't in great shape. You have boxes. Boxes for fox sake.

A friend had an old Proteus frame he...
01-10-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 1,994,764
Posted By veganbikes

Nice, I have various PDW cages from Owls, to...

Nice, I have various PDW cages from Owls, to Birds, to Sparrows and the Cat and Dog ones as well. I am curious to see what the next animal cage they will do? They hold onto bottles really well and...
01-09-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 1,994,764
Posted By veganbikes

It is the PDW Floyd's of Leadville edition so not...

It is the PDW Floyd's of Leadville edition so not quite world champ stripes but heavily inspired by them. Technically I am not a UCI recognized world champion as enjoying cake while looking at bikes...
Forum: Touring
01-09-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By veganbikes

Neat review but was especially chuffed to see the...

Neat review but was especially chuffed to see the Golden Arrow shifters. If only 105 continued to make that same level of good looks...ah well. That and 600 Arabesque and 600 Tri Color are some of my...
01-09-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By veganbikes

My favorites are actually an ice climbing pant...

My favorites are actually an ice climbing pant from Mountain Hardwear but they no longer make it however they have gone back to Gore-Tex which isn't bad. I don't do well with cheap-o stuff I want...
01-09-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By veganbikes

We had a similar problem where the customer and...

We had a similar problem where the customer and the shop staff thought it was a creaky BB but it turned out to be a slightly loose QR (or thru axle) skewer causing the noise that plagued us for a...
01-09-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By veganbikes

I have 5 C17s and one C13 (in the wider version)...

I have 5 C17s and one C13 (in the wider version) and I love them. Very comfortable for my butt and perineum. In terms of the carbon rails they work just fine on my Ritchey Classic Post but I haven't...
01-09-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 821
Posted By veganbikes

Planet Bike makes excellent fenders. Reliable,...

Planet Bike makes excellent fenders. Reliable, durable and not super expensive. I only do Cascadia's though if I am doing a full coverage fender. Either Polycarb or Aluminum but I am sure the full...
01-09-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,162
Posted By veganbikes

I am happy with the 3M tape, that is generally...

I am happy with the 3M tape, that is generally what I have on hand or at the shop and it works just fine and dandy. Sometimes I even use electrical tape to put the bar tape down and put the strips...
01-09-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By veganbikes

That is my kind of shop!!! Scarfing down chips,...

That is my kind of shop!!! Scarfing down chips, salsa and tacos and looking at bikes is a pretty good time for me.
01-09-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 1,994,764
Posted By veganbikes

Nice bike there, I happened to need a replacement...

Nice bike there, I happened to need a replacement and that frame is all Spesh had left and after owning it a bit I am not complaining, that color scheme has grown on me. Though don't like their cable...
01-09-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4,643
Views: 491,731
Posted By veganbikes

Next time I would highly recommend...

Next time I would highly recommend https://www.ticycles.com, made in the U.S. and super nice and easy to deal with. If I had the money right now I would have had them make a Ti set of custom Koga...
01-06-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,384
Posted By veganbikes

I carry one in my pocket most of the time and...

I carry one in my pocket most of the time and generally always try to carry one while riding. I don't use it super often but do use it on occasion. I wouldn't want to go without one. Sure a lot of...
Forum: Touring
01-06-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 818
Posted By veganbikes

Rims are part of the system. With a good set of...

Rims are part of the system. With a good set of wheels that are handbuilt with high quality parts, heavier duty spokes that are properly tensioned and stress relieved they can handle serious weight...
01-06-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,840
Posted By veganbikes

Agreed, you generally don't get as much out of it...

Agreed, you generally don't get as much out of it as you might put in but it can be a fun diversion.

I like Kleins but as they got bought by Trek and slowly killed off, they lost the fun. I have...
01-05-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By veganbikes

Having used the Park Stand PRS-33 extensively, I...

Having used the Park Stand PRS-33 extensively, I will say it is excellent for any bikes but excels at electric bikes and heavier bikes. It is not cheap but it is also not a cheaply made stand, it is...
Forum: Touring
01-04-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By veganbikes

I haven't ridden the Privateer fully loaded but...

I haven't ridden the Privateer fully loaded but have put some extensive miles on it as it is my commuter/beater bike. I can say without a doubt it is a fantastic frame and the way I have it built...
01-04-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,840
Posted By veganbikes

There are plenty of brands worth seeking out...

There are plenty of brands worth seeking out mainly because they are rarer/botique brands or handbuilt stuff however you also have to know enough about bikes to really know what you are looking at....
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