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08-01-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By veganbikes

If rear spacing is 130 no disc brakes unless you...

If rear spacing is 130 no disc brakes unless you have some custom hub which I wouldn't recommend. If the frame has disc brakes and is 130 that is an oddity for sure.
08-01-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By veganbikes

I will +1 for Rohloff. You could make a pretty...

I will +1 for Rohloff. You could make a pretty neat do it all bike with a Rohloff hub and you can get it in silver which is tough these days with components. It would be pretty neat and something you...
08-01-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,435
Posted By veganbikes

WabiScrobi? It would be nice to have a...

WabiScrobi?

It would be nice to have a reliable company that makes high zoot steel fixed gears and single speed road and gravel bikes. Not just more generic stuff but some classy stainless jobbers...
08-01-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 32,074
Posted By veganbikes

Who needs to see a dead old thread from ten years...

Who needs to see a dead old thread from ten years ago? If people have issues they can find it just as you found it. So far nobody here has had this issue for a while or at least has not asked about...
08-01-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By veganbikes

This is something I really truly want to help...

This is something I really truly want to help with but am not certain. My gut feeling is yes but haven't a thing to back it up however I might give it a try.

I do really desperately want to see...
08-01-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By veganbikes

RadPower and other similar low cost brands are...

RadPower and other similar low cost brands are well known for spoke issues. All those parts weren't mean to hold up a 5-7 pound motor plus all the torque going through it plus all of your weight plus...
08-01-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By veganbikes

I have a dingle cog that I believe was mounted...

I have a dingle cog that I believe was mounted but can assure all that is completely un-used if you are interested PM and I am willing to work out a deal.

Though the TiCycles idea sounds pretty...
08-01-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By veganbikes

I would go with a Light and Motion and in higher...

I would go with a Light and Motion and in higher lumens. The biggest reason to get really high lumens is for longer battery life in the settings you will use more often. The reason for Light and...
07-31-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 998
Posted By veganbikes

Damn it another new style of bike I need...cannot...

Damn it another new style of bike I need...cannot keep up. First it was a billion different off road road bikes now it is intergalactic bikes. 'You can't really ride on Mars with a Moon bike sure...
07-31-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By veganbikes

For me rougher road rides are best tamed with a...

For me rougher road rides are best tamed with a good steel or titanium frame, really wide and more supple tires and maybe a little flex in the seatpost (granted I use the Thomson posts a lot and...
07-31-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By veganbikes

I will say this on the Phil Wood B.B. it looks...

I will say this on the Phil Wood B.B. it looks nice and probably will last forever and in a Phil Wood frame they are a must. However I think my favorite JIS Square Taper B.B. is IRD Defiant QB-95...
07-31-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 439
Posted By veganbikes

Shimano CS-HG400 9-Speed Cassette (Silver)...

Shimano CS-HG400 9-Speed Cassette (Silver) (11-32T) $26.49 (https://www.nashbar.com/shimano-cshg400-9speed-cassette-silver-1132t-icshg4009132/p636399?v=378228) (Make sure this is the right gearing...
07-31-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By veganbikes

What exactly are you looking for? There are...

What exactly are you looking for? There are plenty of grease guns out there. Phil Wood makes two and they also happen to make some excellent bearing grease just squirt some in and use your finger to...
07-31-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By veganbikes

Fair Dinkum! I may not put that into it but...

Fair Dinkum!

I may not put that into it but I have put more into zero dollar bikes granted they had some value once built up or fixed up.
07-31-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,566
Posted By veganbikes

True though I don't actually own the business....

True though I don't actually own the business. But even if I somehow lost my head and left the industry to sit at a desk and file TPS reports all day I would say the same things unless I really went...
07-31-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 651
Posted By veganbikes

I don't know that they do but I use actual normal...

I don't know that they do but I use actual normal Triflow to remove goo residue from stickers, tape and other similar stuff and it can work quite nicely.
07-30-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By veganbikes

Sometimes pulling apart and rebuilding a bike can...

Sometimes pulling apart and rebuilding a bike can be quite fun. I had a single speed/FG road bike conversion that was a blast to recover up until the seized seatpost. Though I did sell it to a...
07-30-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By veganbikes

I didn't know they are discontinuing it....

I didn't know they are discontinuing it. Certainly they are out of stock for a long time until the boat gets here from Signapore with more but I am quite surprised they might be discontinuing it. I...
07-30-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 651
Posted By veganbikes

X works better than acetone and he is also gon to...

X works better than acetone and he is also gon to give it ya. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Gon%27_Give_It_to_Ya)

Typically if I have some tape residue I try Triflow and that will frequently...
07-30-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4,749
Views: 534,963
Posted By veganbikes

Build up a dynamo wheel and wire in some lights...

Build up a dynamo wheel and wire in some lights and boom, no more charging.
07-30-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,787
Posted By veganbikes

But???? What???? It is literally just a vegan...

But???? What???? It is literally just a vegan alternative to mayo. The ingredients are much less scary than other things I have seen:
Expeller-Pressed Canola Oil, Filtered Water, Brown Rice Syrup,...
07-30-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,566
Posted By veganbikes

They see you sooner with a light that isn't...

They see you sooner with a light that isn't always on? That doesn't sound at all correct. I can see saying that with a bright front light that is solid coming towards them.
07-30-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,566
Posted By veganbikes

I guess there could be a slight chance but still...

I guess there could be a slight chance but still I will always support and advocate solid lights at the front.
07-28-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By veganbikes

That shop is awesome. Really friendly and they...

That shop is awesome. Really friendly and they said I could have ridden one of Lance's actual bikes around the shop. I was too nervous at the time but it would have been kinda cool maybe some of that...
07-28-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By veganbikes

I would play Rock Paper Scissors or roll some...

I would play Rock Paper Scissors or roll some dice if I am doing the online thing. I would visit with an actual fitter and get a proper fit if I really wanted to not go by chance.
07-28-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 814
Posted By veganbikes

At one of the shops I managed I had mechanics...

At one of the shops I managed I had mechanics start dating each Pedros lever because it felt like they were going through a pair a week. I prefer to use the Crank Brothers Speedier Lever. Way easier...
07-28-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,566
Posted By veganbikes

If it is 10-15 lumens what is the point then?...

If it is 10-15 lumens what is the point then? They are barely visible and rarely noticed by drivers unless it is pitch black and that is it in which case I would much rather have it solid like any...
07-27-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,566
Posted By veganbikes

Not that the flashers care about anyone else but...

Not that the flashers care about anyone else but please don't flash you a solid light ALWAYS! The fact that there are some cyclists and other world users like myself who have a tough time seeing with...
Forum: Touring
07-27-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By veganbikes

The plan for my Sequoia Pro Module when I get it...

The plan for my Sequoia Pro Module when I get it built up is going to be the Tubus Airy rack most likely for lightweight stuff (since I have a touring bike). I guess the height was never really a big...
07-27-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By veganbikes

They should become a triathlete they are already...

They should become a triathlete they are already part way there. HAHAHAHAHA
07-27-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,787
Posted By veganbikes

what would you have them do eat salad with a...

what would you have them do eat salad with a reasonable amount of dressing like some sort of salad bar peasant. They call it Soup Salad and Breadsticks for a reason your salad should have enough...
07-27-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,990
Posted By veganbikes

Rather than reflect light from someone else,...

Rather than reflect light from someone else, possibly when it is to late, I would rather just have my own bright lights (solid front, ALWAYS and usually solid rear but flashing is ok if need be)....
07-27-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,425
Posted By veganbikes

The picture was taken all wrong but once you look...

The picture was taken all wrong but once you look past all of that it looks like a nice bike

You need to line up your valves ideally at 12 o-clock, big ring at the front and the smallest cog at...
07-27-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 511
Posted By veganbikes

Are you comfortable on the bike (or relatively...

Are you comfortable on the bike (or relatively so) then probably good if it feels too big or too small than probably not so good.

When this whole pandemic is over you should find a fitter to help...
07-26-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By veganbikes

Oooof...freewheels are a vintage affair but not...

Oooof...freewheels are a vintage affair but not something I would want on a modern bike unless I was trying to make more money off the end consumer. I have seen plenty of bottom end bikes from known...
07-26-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 917
Posted By veganbikes

The T47 is nice. I am not a Trekie but I will...

The T47 is nice. I am not a Trekie but I will give it to them on that. Good to see more people adopt T47 sure it may not be perfect but theaded is the way to go.
07-26-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,294
Posted By veganbikes

Honesty is always the best policy. I am always...

Honesty is always the best policy. I am always happy to be honest with my customers because lying is a pain in the ass and just not right. I don't need to make a sale if it has to be done...
07-26-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By veganbikes

That my friend is a freewheel not a cassette:...

That my friend is a freewheel not a cassette: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/free-k7.html

You could purchase a 7 speed cassette to work but I gotta wonder what kind of bike she is running? 7 speed...
07-26-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,294
Posted By veganbikes

Yeah not really a Giant fan. Meh bikes with some...

Yeah not really a Giant fan. Meh bikes with some odd proprietary stuff on some of it. Luckily they found you a spot to get a bike at. I usually only have to turn people away for really low end stuff....
07-26-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 428
Posted By veganbikes

Pastor Bob is on the forums here might be good to...

Pastor Bob is on the forums here might be good to look at:
https://www.freewheelspa.com

If you do want a modern freewheel at some point IRD makes the best none of the cheap stuff:...
07-26-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By veganbikes

They are junk e-bikes as well.

They are junk e-bikes as well.
07-26-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By veganbikes

Thanks it is a fun bike. I believe mine is around...

Thanks it is a fun bike. I believe mine is around 17lbs but I haven't put it to a scale so that could be off. I will have to weigh it sometime.

Yeah track bikes aren't great for bottle cages but...
07-26-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,294
Posted By veganbikes

Ehhh...maybe, maybe not. If someone came in and...

Ehhh...maybe, maybe not. If someone came in and was talking discounts much of the time then no but if they were really nice and willing to work with us then I am more likely to work with them.


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07-25-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By veganbikes

I would agree with Dave for the most part. Ride...

I would agree with Dave for the most part. Ride those wheels into the ground (which may not take long) and get a front brake and you're off. If you don't want to spend a ton of money then spend it on...
07-25-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,294
Posted By veganbikes

Yes I do work in a shop, quite proudly. Some...

Yes I do work in a shop, quite proudly. Some people sit at a desk talking to the Bobs and filing TPS reports, some people work dead end jobs but I enjoy what I do.

As stated in my previous post I...
07-25-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By veganbikes

I am not a fan of the Specialized Fork Stands,...

I am not a fan of the Specialized Fork Stands, they work fine but are just not super stable so my bike occasionally falls in that one. The Minoura Stand seems to do just fine but it has support on...
07-25-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 707
Posted By veganbikes

I usually have two but in the rare case I have...

I usually have two but in the rare case I have one it is on the down tube (unless it can't be placed there for some odd reason). However put it wherever works for you.
07-25-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By veganbikes

I want one.

I want one.
07-25-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,294
Posted By veganbikes

Why a discount? Is our time and skills not...

Why a discount? Is our time and skills not valuable? Bikes are low margin for shops we don't really make much there and they take up a lot of space and require a lot in order to get them off the...
07-25-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,294
Posted By veganbikes

Plenty of really cheap low end e-bikes out there...

Plenty of really cheap low end e-bikes out there none of which I would spend the money on as they can be huge headaches and problems from the start as I have seen often. Yes you can go to the bike...
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