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04-19-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 782
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: 25
Views: 532
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: 76
Views: 4,523
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: 20
Views: 339
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: 13
Views: 206
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: 96
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: 168
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: 8
Views: 132
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: 10
Views: 135
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: 16
Views: 210
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: 25
Views: 532
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: 4
Views: 89
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: 94
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: 321
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: 45
Views: 914
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: 7
Views: 113
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: 11
Views: 292
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: 303
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: 797
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: 797
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: 161
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: 27
Views: 761
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: 147
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: 303
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: 303
Posted By veganbikes

Seatposts are designed to be clamped.

Seatposts are designed to be clamped.
04-18-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
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: 257
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: 9
Views: 225
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: 11
Views: 339
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: 364
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: 11
Views: 292
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 784
Posted By veganbikes

I have the original park IR.1 kit and it works...

I have the original park IR.1 kit and it works just fine, the new one is a bit nicer with the Di2 routing stuff but my Di2 bike is already routed and if we had something at the shop I would probably...
04-17-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,324
Posted By veganbikes

If you are having consistent problems which it...

If you are having consistent problems which it sounds like you are I would take it to your local shop and have them take a look at it. There could be some other issues lurking. One of the bike issues...
04-17-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 532
Posted By veganbikes

Wing is some good singing. She really has some...

Wing is some good singing. She really has some pipes.

I do enjoy Dave Matthews Band, I won't lie I got nothing to hide, I also listen to Sleep, Magrudergrind and Atari Teenage Riot amongst a ton...
04-17-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,735
Posted By veganbikes

Yes things cost money and good quality things...

Yes things cost money and good quality things cost more money.
04-17-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 536
Posted By veganbikes

Camelbak Podium Ice bottles are my go to. Don't...

Camelbak Podium Ice bottles are my go to. Don't freeze bottles full if you must freeze them. I generally will fill them up a bit put them in the fridge and then add ice to the top before my ride if I...
04-17-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By veganbikes

What new site format? The site has been like this...

What new site format? The site has been like this for a long time. Y'all gotta come around more often if you are just noticing a change!

I don't ride with action cams. I don't really do anything...
04-17-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 745
Posted By veganbikes

What is your question here? What are you trying...

What is your question here? What are you trying to compare and why? I never get these types of threads. I mean I am all for actually silly threads but this just doesn't make any sense.

Imodium AD...
04-17-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By veganbikes

Have you ridden a trike before?

Have you ridden a trike before?
04-17-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By veganbikes

A ti spindle is a spindle made from titanium, it...

A ti spindle is a spindle made from titanium, it will generally be a lot lighter but potentially might lose some stiffness for a heavier or more powerful rider.
04-17-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By veganbikes

What kind of riding are you doing? What are the...

What kind of riding are you doing? What are the trails like near you or that you plan on riding?
04-17-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By veganbikes

That is a fine truing stand. If you are looking...

That is a fine truing stand. If you are looking for the best, P&K Lie or Aivee would be top of the list but that is a fine truing stand which will give you loads of use.
04-17-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By veganbikes

I would find a local fitter then if your mechanic...

I would find a local fitter then if your mechanic doesn't have anything.
04-17-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By veganbikes

So you found the correct part and now you are...

So you found the correct part and now you are trying to figure out if the incorrect parts will somehow work? I am confused?
04-17-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By veganbikes

That's when I reach for my revolver, that's when...

That's when I reach for my revolver, that's when it all gets blown away.
04-17-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 532
Posted By veganbikes

I think it is Tom Waits vs. Wing ...

I think it is Tom Waits vs. Wing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wing_(singer))type of thing. Dave Matthews actually has good musicians behind him.You can say what you want about the fans or the...
04-17-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By veganbikes

I would not add a suspension fork to the Vado SL...

I would not add a suspension fork to the Vado SL it will change the geometry quite a bit and add significant weight which is the reason you get the SL. You can fit 650B wheels on the frame (just know...
04-17-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By veganbikes

Again dude, get a proper mountain bike. This was...

Again dude, get a proper mountain bike. This was not meant for gears it is designed as a dirt jumper which doesn't have or need gears.
04-17-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By veganbikes

Whatever crank you use will determine the BB...

Whatever crank you use will determine the BB needed. Figure out which crank you plan on using and then use Sheldon Brown or VeloBase to look up the specs or check on the Shimano tech docs if using...
04-17-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 637
Posted By veganbikes

Big Agnes makes excellent lightweight tents and...

Big Agnes makes excellent lightweight tents and Sea to Summit makes some of the best camping mats on the planet. I cannot imagine whatever junk they are selling on Alibaba with his 40 thieves is...
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