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01-11-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
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: 8
Views: 346
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: 424
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: 1,353
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: 705
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: 268
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: 1,990,558
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: 1,990,558
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: 268
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: 210
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: 230
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: 178
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: 753
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: 2,004
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: 302
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: 1,990,558
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: 4,642
Views: 489,835
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: 94
Views: 4,229
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: 620
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: 1,752
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: 446
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: 397
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: 1,752
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....
01-04-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By veganbikes

If you are doing a threaded headset then I would...

If you are doing a threaded headset then I would recommend the Cinelli 1A, it is a really great looking stem and as someone who is using one currently I love it. However if you were trying to...
01-04-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By veganbikes

Be very careful those trikes are SUPER easy to...

Be very careful those trikes are SUPER easy to get on two wheels which is not good. You will unlikely be able to add brakes with enough stopping power on the current setup but it is possible your...
12-26-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,026
Posted By veganbikes

Spurcycle bell is the one to go with. Having...

Spurcycle bell is the one to go with. Having bought 5 of them I really do love them, they are loud, well made and American made. Don't buy cheap knockoffs spend the money and get the genuine article....
12-26-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 502
Posted By veganbikes

A bike with cheap components that is heavily...

A bike with cheap components that is heavily overpriced. I would pass heavily on it. The "nicest" one is almost a grand and comes with cheap entry level components that sounds like a very poor buy....
12-17-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,968
Posted By veganbikes

1. You need tubular rims and either glue or...

1. You need tubular rims and either glue or tubular tape (though glue is stronger)
2. They are usually not cheap as they are more designed for racing but they could be worth the price especially if...
12-17-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,734
Posted By veganbikes

I feel like I get honked at a lot but am not...

I feel like I get honked at a lot but am not always 100% sure if it is at me but I have a guess at least half is for me. I usually sort of ignore it but if they start being nasty about it I will...
12-17-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,599
Posted By veganbikes

Best thing to do is get a bike fit. Getting fit...

Best thing to do is get a bike fit. Getting fit on the bike and having a professional recommend saddles based on your riding and measurements can help quite a bit in the comfort department. Getting a...
12-17-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By veganbikes

I have built up 3 bikes currently with parts. One...

I have built up 3 bikes currently with parts. One a lovely hybrid with a 8 speed XT rear derailleur XTR 9 speed shifter, a Tiagra Hollowtech II crank that also had the BB, a set of Surly Moloko bars...
12-17-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,150
Posted By veganbikes

I kind of agree with both sides. A new bike...

I kind of agree with both sides. A new bike shouldn't generally have issues unless being advertised as that however the dings are pretty insignificant and the frame was highly discounted as an older...
12-17-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By veganbikes

Cheap bikes made of cheap materials with cheap...

Cheap bikes made of cheap materials with cheap parts on them. Put a round in the chamber, spin the cylinder and pull the trigger, you might get lucky. Me personally I would save up for a decent bike...
12-17-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By veganbikes

RetroGression is an actual brick and mortar shop...

RetroGression is an actual brick and mortar shop that has an extensive online catalog and they do sell Cinelli: https://www.retro-gression.com/

Have your ridden the bike and are sure it is one...
12-17-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By veganbikes

Airless tires were a fantastic idea back in the...

Airless tires were a fantastic idea back in the days of solid iron tires but then back in the late 1800s John Dunlop came out with the pneumatic tire which what we use today for good reason. Airless...
12-17-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By veganbikes

If I were to ever buy an Audi if I saw that as...

If I were to ever buy an Audi if I saw that as their advertising bike I would walk right out. "High end" cars with a super cheap single speed is a huge turn off. Now if they had that Porcelain Festka...
11-29-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By veganbikes

I haven't ridden it myself but our QBP rep has...

I haven't ridden it myself but our QBP rep has one and really likes it. Granted yet he does work for the parent company of All-City but we are not an All City dealer and have no plans on becoming on...
11-29-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By veganbikes

Have you done a fit yet? Do you know that 180mm...

Have you done a fit yet? Do you know that 180mm cranks are the way to go? You will likely be much more comfortable on your bikes after visiting a fitter and getting a good dynamic fit you might also...
11-29-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,879
Posted By veganbikes

My big issue with commuter bikes is they...

My big issue with commuter bikes is they generally are designed to be fairly cheap instead of high quality reliable machines designed well for commuters. Not nearly enough good Dynamo set ups (with...
11-29-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't want to buy a random bike I haven't...

I wouldn't want to buy a random bike I haven't test ridden unless I am super confident in the geometry and how it will ride. Plus I would rather not support Billionaire Jeff Bezos.

However I am...
11-29-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,409
Posted By veganbikes

That set is sexy as hell. Granted it is way too...

That set is sexy as hell. Granted it is way too expensive for what it is but that limited edition stuff usually costs a bunch extra. I wonder if Mr. Paul might do those for regular folks at some...
Forum: Touring
11-23-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By veganbikes

I like Oveja Negra, I have their 1/2 pack frame...

I like Oveja Negra, I have their 1/2 pack frame pack and love it. Shame they didn't do a proper instructional sheet for it but maybe one day.
11-23-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 983
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't trust cheap stuff bought on eBay....

I wouldn't trust cheap stuff bought on eBay. Counterfeit parts aren't found in established factories and aren't made by some mysterious third shift, they are made in cheaper factories with even lower...
11-23-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,753
Posted By veganbikes

IRD does a 13-24 so that sort of corncob set up...

IRD does a 13-24 so that sort of corncob set up that was popular for racing. You can apparently also now build your own freewheel again which was something they did back in the day. However if not...
11-23-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
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Views: 513
Posted By veganbikes

So actually you could potentially build a Di2...

So actually you could potentially build a Di2 bike without using the STI levers and with a different front derailleur but honestly why? The Di2 STI levers feel fantastic and the ability to have brake...
11-23-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By veganbikes

Steel is real, Ti is fly, Wood is good and...

Steel is real, Ti is fly, Wood is good and aluminum doesn't rhyme!


The best way to choose a bike is to ride a bunch and narrow down from there. Obviously with fixed gears it can be harder...
11-23-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By veganbikes

Cheaper frames with the badge of a company that...

Cheaper frames with the badge of a company that doesn't exist and has nothing to do with the bike. However on a positive note I haven't heard stories about them falling apart which if it was welded...
11-23-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,297
Posted By veganbikes

Kids are easy and fun to replace (or better yet...

Kids are easy and fun to replace (or better yet keep it under wraps and just go through the motions which are the real fun part). I don't want to have to replace my canine family.
11-23-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,006
Posted By veganbikes

My preferred saddle is the Brooks Cambium C17...

My preferred saddle is the Brooks Cambium C17 Carved. However a big part of saddle comfort is fit, some people ride too narrow or too wide saddles in poor positions. Once you have a good position,...
11-23-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By veganbikes

True but the flat mount adaptors for 160s aren't...

True but the flat mount adaptors for 160s aren't super obtrusive whereas the ones for post mount brakes to flat mount do look a bit more kludgy.



Yes SD7s are long pull. The Canti Levers are...
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