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04-21-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 71
Posted By veganbikes

Well that doesn't change much. The workers at...

Well that doesn't change much. The workers at Amazon still are maltreated and of course Jeff Bezos is still the richest man on the planet. Of course yes you can find ways to make Amazon sound good....
04-21-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 901
Posted By veganbikes

Many of those are previously sold. From...

Many of those are previously sold. From 4/20/2018-2020 we did another 339 bikes and more before that plus some of those warranties were not on bikes we sold but from brands we do sell and from other...
04-21-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 83
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't worry a ton about color and waiting...

I wouldn't worry a ton about color and waiting for 2020 if you have something on order that bike is for you keep it, if you haven't ordered than get what you can get.
04-21-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By veganbikes

I don't tend to "get air" but I am not a super...

I don't tend to "get air" but I am not a super skilled mountain biker. I wouldn't want to fall either but have some fun.
04-21-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 71
Posted By veganbikes

Amazon is not wonderful to the employees but Jeff...

Amazon is not wonderful to the employees but Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world so always good to support that. I would talk to a fitter as far as saddles or try some out maybe your local...
04-21-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By veganbikes

It is not a bad thing to have certainly and...

It is not a bad thing to have certainly and always looks better to a shop. Though your best learning is through working and learning on the job.
04-21-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By veganbikes

Wow people missed out on the 90s. It is a bar to...

Wow people missed out on the 90s. It is a bar to stiffen up the front end. Back when we rode on 25.4 bars they tended to be a bit flexy and so it was a way to make things stiffer and maybe a touch...
04-21-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 388
Posted By veganbikes

Agreed there are enough stupid people out there...

Agreed there are enough stupid people out there but eventually this will have to end it just might take a long time.
04-21-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By veganbikes

No worries. Always happy to help. The 7...

No worries. Always happy to help.

The 7 speed era was in the late 80s to early 90s the 8 speed era started in the early 90s to mid 90s, We are in the 2020s now and are in the 12 speed era so the...
Forum: Foo
04-20-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11,597
Views: 2,396,226
Posted By veganbikes

It puts the lotion on its skin?

It puts the lotion on its skin?
Forum: Touring
04-20-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 217
Posted By veganbikes

Arkel no longer makes that pannier however I will...

Arkel no longer makes that pannier however I will say my GT-54s have been excellent and in general I highly recommend their stuff. I will say Ortlieb Vs Arkel. Ortleib hits on the waterproof empty...
04-20-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By veganbikes

You are finding a lot of ways to talk about...

You are finding a lot of ways to talk about buying a rad power. Just buy the bike and when it fails get something more decent. Easy Peasy. If a bike only comes in one or two sizes and you can't test...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By veganbikes

Cool story, I guess???

Cool story, I guess???
04-20-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 388
Posted By veganbikes

Ahh another thread not understanding the delays...

Ahh another thread not understanding the delays and issues caused by COVID-19. Yes delays will be around for a long time until COVID is solved worldwide and things have time to go back to whatever...
04-20-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 901
Posted By veganbikes

We typically have about 100 e-bikes in for...

We typically have about 100 e-bikes in for service at any given time

Most common repairs are busted hub drives (spokes, burnt motors...) and controllers and such and of course flat fixes. In the...
04-20-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By veganbikes

It depends on your trails and riding style and...

It depends on your trails and riding style and such. I am currently running 650B on my hardtail but have plans for 29ers in the near future just to try them out. The 650bs roll fine on the trails...
04-20-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 410
Posted By veganbikes

You are all set. We frequently get a lot of...

You are all set. We frequently get a lot of people here who don't have your passion and just want to ask a question and leave and aren't looking to join in on the fun.

You can ride you just gotta...
Forum: Touring
04-20-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 351
Posted By veganbikes

Fair dinkum...Some of the bigger ones are still...

Fair dinkum...Some of the bigger ones are still good.
04-20-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 256
Posted By veganbikes

Hopefully you have a shop semi-nearby because it...

Hopefully you have a shop semi-nearby because it could help out out quite a bit.
04-19-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 914
Posted By veganbikes

State isn't terrible for a cheap fixed gear....

State isn't terrible for a cheap fixed gear. Certainly was better for my ex-friend who wanted to take a really nice steel road bike (made by Proteus bicycles of College Park, MD back in the 80s) and...
04-19-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By veganbikes

Are we talking the old Super/Nuevo Record Pista...

Are we talking the old Super/Nuevo Record Pista or the new stuff? If you are talking old stuff than maybe if you are talking new stuff then no sorry Sugino Super 75 is just so sexy and perfect and...
04-19-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,196
Posted By veganbikes

Agreed with what you wrote but the thread kinda...

Agreed with what you wrote but the thread kinda went dormant in around this time last year so not so terrible of a zombie thread but maybe not as needed.
04-19-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 973
Posted By veganbikes

I don't know why but screw it I will bite. I...

I don't know why but screw it I will bite. I really should be doing laundry I keep putting it off. Ah well. Maybe tomorrow.

1. How old are you?
Much older than drippy but not that old

2....
04-19-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 449
Posted By veganbikes

Oh wow you make more money than the poor stupid...

Oh wow you make more money than the poor stupid bike monkey who dances for your crappy huffy good on you. I enjoy what I do and I am sure cxwrench would say the same. I get to be around bikes all...
04-19-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By veganbikes

I mean just bend it if you ruin the derailleur...

I mean just bend it if you ruin the derailleur guess what they are cheap in every sense of the word. You can just throw a new one on and start over for $10-20 or so. If the hanger is bent take that...
04-19-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't use spray stuff while on the bike and...

I wouldn't use spray stuff while on the bike and able to get onto other surfaces like braking surfaces unless I was able to clean them with isopropyl alcohol. You never want to spray anything on...
04-19-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 410
Posted By veganbikes

No because those aren't real posts those are just...

No because those aren't real posts those are just someone failing to enjoy bikes and bike forums and using us as google or altavista or ask Jeeves. However you wouldn't do that because you took the...
04-19-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 256
Posted By veganbikes

I mean I wouldn't expect a company to have a ton...

I mean I wouldn't expect a company to have a ton of info on a 20 year old base model bike. Luckily most of the info is all over the internet for fixing various parts of the bike and you can always...
Forum: Touring
04-19-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 351
Posted By veganbikes

World Bicycle Relief and IMBA seem decent. People...

World Bicycle Relief and IMBA seem decent. People for Bikes seems like it does decent work but you might consider some local stuff around you that you can more easily monitor.
04-19-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By veganbikes

If you want better than Campy quality, Sugino...

If you want better than Campy quality, Sugino Super 75 cranks, bb and chainring, EAI Gold Medal Cogs and Izumi Super Toughness KAI chains.
04-19-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By veganbikes

I would leave the bars that are on it. It is more...

I would leave the bars that are on it. It is more likely the stoker will want those bikes unless you have a serious tandem crew who wants it and wants drops then offer those. I wouldn't take the time...
04-19-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By veganbikes

Bill Kapaun has the right idea, lower your saddle...

Bill Kapaun has the right idea, lower your saddle and remove your pedals or cranks and use it as a balance bike. The problem with training wheels is you don't learn you just have the ability to ride...
04-19-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By veganbikes

Commuting is rough on a bike, a lighter fork from...

Commuting is rough on a bike, a lighter fork from random online shop is not a good thing and especially if it is making noise after you just installed it. I would make sure everything is properly...
04-19-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,137
Posted By veganbikes

What is this one bike? Is that like when you have...

What is this one bike? Is that like when you have each bike numbered and you are looking for your number 1 bike to go along with your number 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7...?

If I was to go down to fewer bikes...
04-19-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By veganbikes

So if you are continuously breaking spokes that...

So if you are continuously breaking spokes that is a sign that wheel is failing and has issues that will be chased until you decide to give up. If you are regularly breaking spokes that could be a...
04-19-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By veganbikes

Sorry, no I was talking about the OP or whoever...

Sorry, no I was talking about the OP or whoever mentioned owning one. I should have made that clearer.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By veganbikes

I don't have any real experience with Feedback...

I don't have any real experience with Feedback stands but I have put D-shaped posts in Park Stands with no real issue. A lot of people are scared of their seatposts but you have it clamped in the...
Forum: Touring
04-19-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 913
Posted By veganbikes

There are some dirtier areas but pretty clean...

There are some dirtier areas but pretty clean overall, it is quite surprising.

Kozy's downtown is quite a neat shop I happened to get the grand tour when I was up there last for an ABUS clinic.
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 913
Posted By veganbikes

Nice I would do the layover and head down to the...

Nice I would do the layover and head down to the Chicago Diner and enjoy a delicious meal and maybe check out some bike shops on the main drag if I could. I love Chicago so any chance to hang out a...
04-18-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By veganbikes

I would go for the large. I did the medium/large...

I would go for the large. I did the medium/large thing and my head did not quite work so well with the medium so the large was the better option.
04-18-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,012
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't put a ton of money into that bike...

I wouldn't put a ton of money into that bike certainly cables and housing and pads and shoes are the best low cost upgrade but the problems you are experiencing might not be the cables and housing....
04-18-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By veganbikes

It is a Black Blob, best shock you can get for...

It is a Black Blob, best shock you can get for $0.30. More quality than using a toilet paper roll but less quality than a hard dog doo.
04-18-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By veganbikes

Wally-Mart and Billionaire Jeff Bezos' Amazon...

Wally-Mart and Billionaire Jeff Bezos' Amazon will of course be cheaper they can undercut anyone and violate MAP because who is going to stop them they are billionaires. However they can't work on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By veganbikes

Seatposts are designed to be clamped.

Seatposts are designed to be clamped.
04-18-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By veganbikes

Go for the Specialized Como which is the electric...

Go for the Specialized Como which is the electric Roll. It is an excellent bike and you will enjoy that bike quite a lot.
04-18-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By veganbikes

You won't shift right with a chain like that....

You won't shift right with a chain like that. Someone might skip over your house because you are running an 8 speed chain on a 339 speed house.
04-18-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By veganbikes

Buy the best tools you can as you need them....

Buy the best tools you can as you need them. Don't waste money on kits and don't waste money on cheap tools. Good tools can be quite expensive but there is nothing like using a quality tool. I have...
04-18-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 536
Posted By veganbikes

There are scrapyards across the country that have...

There are scrapyards across the country that have scrap metal and some of it is sometimes bicycle shaped. My guess is some of those bicycle shaped scraps are from China so maybe not a Flying Pigeon...
04-18-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By veganbikes

Wholly possible or they are too cheap get a dang...

Wholly possible or they are too cheap get a dang stand. I did that for a bit and it wasn't worth it. Working on a bike was a pain without a stand but maybe with the cardboard it was better I just did...
04-18-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By veganbikes

We sold Escape 2s pre disc and they unfortunately...

We sold Escape 2s pre disc and they unfortunately were not a great bike they were in for service a lot more than other bikes certainly the 3 is way worse specs wise but we didn't go quite that low at...
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