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07-03-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By veganbikes

Felco or Knipex?

Felco C7 or Knipex 95 61 190 or Knipex 95 62 160? That is the question. I am looking to cut mostly standard Bowden cables and I don't want to settle for cheap stuff.
07-03-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,482
Posted By veganbikes

I agree with this up until the buy a kit. ...

I agree with this up until the buy a kit.

My reasons for not buying a kit is there are tools that I want which come in no kit or I may already have some of those tools or there may be something...
07-03-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,472
Views: 131,290
Posted By veganbikes

I am currently listening to The Weakerthans...

I am currently listening to The Weakerthans Fallow album. Perfect music to finish up work and do some bike forums posting.
07-03-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By veganbikes

Enjoy your new titanium bike and hopefully many...

Enjoy your new titanium bike and hopefully many many many many more. I am building up my third and just got the final bits in so I can put it together in all its 90s 3DV glory.

Post pictures in...
07-03-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By veganbikes

Exactly why would you want to go with 11 speed on...

Exactly why would you want to go with 11 speed on a Tourney hub? Tourney is the absolute bottom of Shimano's range and is not worth upgrading. Get a bike with what you want on it already. Run the...
07-02-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 56
Posted By veganbikes

Any Experience with Schwift bikes?

https://www.schwift.com

Everything looks really good and promising, it is all right up my alley but not a lot of info on the website. I had emailed them recently and am still waiting on a response...
07-02-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By veganbikes

No Copenhagen here, just panic buying a bike for...

No Copenhagen here, just panic buying a bike for better dust collection in their basement. Ride it a couple times and as soon as COVID is over toss it down the stairs and forget about it. The amount...
07-02-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,959
Posted By veganbikes

I have really high doubts a local bike shop is...

I have really high doubts a local bike shop is going to go to the trouble to get counterfiet KMC Missing Links. That just sounds fishy. I can see there being an issue with a product but usually that...
07-02-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,877
Posted By veganbikes

I had a crack on my Langster bottom bracket, that...

I had a crack on my Langster bottom bracket, that is aluminum and I have seen cracked carbon a few times but not directly saw what caused it. We had an aluminum bike in recently that was dented to...
07-02-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By veganbikes

Sure a ton of ways. Just as of note I am...

Sure a ton of ways.

Just as of note I am providing you with the same level of information you provided us. If you had come in saying I have a "insert bike here" with a "insert saddle here" and I...
07-02-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By veganbikes

Pineapple of course...:roflmao2:

Pineapple of course...:roflmao2:
07-02-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By veganbikes

I just removed and installed one with no issues...

I just removed and installed one with no issues using a Park BBT-22 (about a week or two ago). Could be damaged or it could be seized.
07-02-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 621
Posted By veganbikes

I do that frequently I love my Co-Motion and am...

I do that frequently I love my Co-Motion and am always happy to spread the gospel, They are super nice and make excellent bikes. Rodriguez isn't a bad option either and they are also quite nice.
07-02-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 767
Posted By veganbikes

Look this is a dumb post. You cannot just say...

Look this is a dumb post. You cannot just say mathematics is wrong, it is a solid formula that has been long proven, N+1. Denying pure fact is silly.

If I was held at gunpoint with no chance of...
07-02-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By veganbikes

Correct you should really only need to change...

Correct you should really only need to change that. However keep in mind the cranks are 8 speed so you may not have as smooth and crisp shifting.
07-02-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By veganbikes

That is unlikely. If anything that particular...

That is unlikely. If anything that particular adaptor might stiffen up the system a bit.
07-02-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 621
Posted By veganbikes

@Clyde1820 Have considered White Industries,...

@Clyde1820

Have considered White Industries, with their MI5 hub.

Of course, the frame/fork and hub/axle need to be compatible. I like the White Industries' strength, and the weight on the...
07-02-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 961
Posted By veganbikes

I know but it is also some impatience. It is a...

I know but it is also some impatience. It is a mixture of both but with this virus having been raging on for 6 months in the U.S. people need to have a little more understanding of that by now. Month...
07-01-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By veganbikes

As long as you take the sticker off correctly...

As long as you take the sticker off correctly using the approved Shimano tools you will be fine. Otherwise you might void the sicker warranty.

I wouldn't risk it as disc rotors are well known for...
07-01-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,482
Posted By veganbikes

My thoughts are this, buy really high quality...

My thoughts are this, buy really high quality tools especially in those that you will use often. Hex Wrenches, Screwdrivers (JIS please it is what Shimano uses and works better on Phillips head...
06-30-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By veganbikes

Most Trek dealers are like that, they don't want...

Most Trek dealers are like that, they don't want you to have freedom of choice because you probably won't end up on a Trek. I think the wife will love the Specialized Como so if you have an...
06-30-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,886
Posted By veganbikes

I use Finish Line Pedal and Cleat lube. Not aware...

I use Finish Line Pedal and Cleat lube. Not aware of other options but open to suggestions.

Truth be told I don't use it super often but once and a while just as a preventive and because we have...
06-30-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By veganbikes

105 hasn't been 8 speed for a long time. The 8...

105 hasn't been 8 speed for a long time. The 8 speed era was late 80s to early 90s in terms of quality. If you want hydraulics and 105 I would look at 11 speed groupsets. You will be replacing the...
06-30-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By veganbikes

A narrow wide chainring is going to help greatly...

A narrow wide chainring is going to help greatly and yes it is another expense but that is why you bought the Electra to spend a little less initially so you have money left over to upgrade all the...
06-30-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,959
Posted By veganbikes

Did you forget what sarcasm was? Also have...

Did you forget what sarcasm was?

Also have you not read up on the conditions at Amazon warehouses and all the many many many issues they have had over the years mistreating employees? You might...
06-30-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 621
Posted By veganbikes

I would go with White Industries or Phil Wood...

I would go with White Industries or Phil Wood hubs personally, if you are doing other MUSA bits you might as well do that. Also me personally would find a different frame, for some reason Rivendell...
06-30-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,959
Posted By veganbikes

But if we don't support Jeff Bezos, how will he...

But if we don't support Jeff Bezos, how will he stay a multi-billionaire? If we don't buy the knock off pedals and panniers, he could become just a billionaire or worse a multi-millionaire. The poor...
06-30-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,886
Posted By veganbikes

Best chain lube: WD-40 Best frame material:...

Best chain lube: WD-40

Best frame material: whatever Huffies are made out of

Best Tire and Size: Specialized Alibi tires (solid rubber, baby) and 18 x 1 3/8

Flipped upside-down drop bars ...
06-30-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 961
Posted By veganbikes

Everyone is excited, everyone wants their bike,...

Everyone is excited, everyone wants their bike, that is the big problem. If you were to put it to them, I have this other person who really wants their bike right away let me not work on yours and do...
06-30-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By veganbikes

You might check out this:...

You might check out this: https://www.assolutions.ca/flat-mount-caliper-to-post-mount-adapter-guide/

A significant downgrade. GRX 400 is Tiagra level which would be roughly equivelent to...
06-27-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By veganbikes

Why the need to change? Do you need a post mount...

Why the need to change? Do you need a post mount brake? If you need flat mount your best bet is to stick with what comes with the GRX but if you do need post mount then those brakes can work. However...
06-27-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,413
Posted By veganbikes

I prefer the Portland Design Works cages, never...

I prefer the Portland Design Works cages, never have lost a bottle and they look super neat. Though if I want MUSA I gotta have my King Ti cages ultra light and well made. Not cheap but I can get the...
06-27-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By veganbikes

So you bought a cheap knockoff of a bad idea? I...

So you bought a cheap knockoff of a bad idea? I guess someone had to do it or they wouldn't sell these things!

If I want some sort of suspension or isolation from the bumps I will go with a Kinekt...
06-27-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,567
Posted By veganbikes

I don't own a shop, I have worked at shops for...

I don't own a shop, I have worked at shops for years that is true but don't own. How exactly do you know they just polished the bike and handed it back? They did miss a crack but stuff like that is...
Forum: Touring
06-26-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,153
Posted By veganbikes

I am quite happy with my BA Fly Creek UL2. Sure...

I am quite happy with my BA Fly Creek UL2. Sure maybe not the most compact for bike packing but in my Arkel GT-54s it fits in fine with a little extra space on top for stuff in the tent sleeve.

I...
06-26-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,567
Posted By veganbikes

Sorry but that doesn't sound realistic. Either it...

Sorry but that doesn't sound realistic. Either it wasn't a crack (maybe paint damage?) or it was a crack and nobody told you to ride on it. I have extremely high doubts anyone would tell you or your...
06-26-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 670
Posted By veganbikes

I am not a fan of Octalink, it is not a terrible...

I am not a fan of Octalink, it is not a terrible idea in theory but a proprietary system is never great. Square taper works fine and ISIS is a good idea in the fact it is open source and anyone case...
06-26-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 614
Posted By veganbikes

Good to know VAR is still around and making tools...

Good to know VAR is still around and making tools as well as doing a few other useful things in the industry. Not as nice as the old stuff but modernized can be good as well.
06-26-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By veganbikes

My favorite is the Vittoria Corsa G+ tires (which...

My favorite is the Vittoria Corsa G+ tires (which are now G 2.0) probably the best road tires on the planet. I also really love Challenge tires (minus the difficulty in installing them) and I can get...
06-26-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,905
Posted By veganbikes

Steel isn't phased out it is just not in popular...

Steel isn't phased out it is just not in popular use by some of the bigger players in the market. People believe carbon to be the wonder material and aluminum to be a good cheap substitute and with...
06-26-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,567
Posted By veganbikes

A crack might be plain as day when you know it is...

A crack might be plain as day when you know it is there but if you don't know and aren't looking for it, probably isn't. If nothing is out of place or working incorrectly there is nothing really to...
06-25-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 961
Posted By veganbikes

LOL! Thanks for giving me a laugh. I need it...

LOL! Thanks for giving me a laugh. I need it these days.



Exactly that is the big thing. People aren't understanding of this yet and it is odd. We have been hiring extra people but it is still...
06-25-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,288
Posted By veganbikes

It is great. Wouldn't want to live in a world...

It is great. Wouldn't want to live in a world without it.
06-24-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By veganbikes

They certainly look close but honestly I have...

They certainly look close but honestly I have never done a side by side. to 100% confirm. Currently owning the Cane Creek ones I would say yes. I bought them many years ago and they are still working...
06-24-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By veganbikes

Yes indeedy I did use the word Flip Flops though...

Yes indeedy I did use the word Flip Flops though technically that is two words. I don't recommend them for going to the range, hot brass on your tootsies is no fun and any good range would likely ban...
06-24-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By veganbikes

Cane Creek is an American company, Tektro is a...

Cane Creek is an American company, Tektro is a Taiwanese company. Cane Creek makes some of the finest and lightest rim brakes on the market as well as excellent headsets, suspension products and...
06-24-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By veganbikes

How are you saving money buying an unknown...

How are you saving money buying an unknown product with no support? I am genuinely curious. I can understand buying a used fork because you are trying to complete a vintage build and there isn't a...
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 607
Posted By veganbikes

Go with a GRX group (or parts from it). Maybe try...

Go with a GRX group (or parts from it). Maybe try a sub compact derailleur and a different crank (White Industries comes to mind for ability to customize gearing) Unfortunately Shimano is not super...
06-24-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By veganbikes

I thought this was going to be a thread on...

I thought this was going to be a thread on keeping your sandals secure from thieves. I personally just leave mine in the closet but maybe I should be keeping them in the firearms safe? What if...
06-24-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By veganbikes

If I want super high quality and MUSA: Paul Cross...

If I want super high quality and MUSA: Paul Cross Levers
If I want lower cost but good quality: Cane Creek CrossTop Levers
If I want carbon: TRP RL 951 / 956
If I want drillium: All City Cross...
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