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03-29-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 709
Posted By veganbikes

My Langster build is similar way too much for the...

My Langster build is similar way too much for the bike but it rides nice. The brakes alone almost cost as much as a complete regular Langster. Granted I had them in the parts bin but still. Shoot I...
03-29-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By veganbikes

Keep in mind the BD prices are not off of...

Keep in mind the BD prices are not off of anything. Those are all fake prices made to trick you into thinking you are getting an amazing deal. Motobecane, Mercier, Windsor, et Al are no longer the...
03-29-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By veganbikes

There unfortunately are counterfeiters in...

There unfortunately are counterfeiters in everything. Maybe this person is legit but with eBay sales and other similar third party sales you lose out on warranty and support from the manufacturer...
03-29-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,304
Posted By veganbikes

I saw this thread and got really excited and then...

I saw this thread and got really excited and then saw it was asking "does my cheap Raleigh have some fancy handlebars" and I was disappointed. That Raleigh is likely using cheap aluminum bars or...
03-29-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By veganbikes

I use nothing but this:...

I use nothing but this: https://gourmetgroceries.com/product/λ-lambda-ultra-premium-olive-oil-500-ml-bespoke-white-gold-plated-edition/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7ZCQ9ITB6AIVCYeGCh2tQAgfEAQYASABEgIZufD_BwE
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Forum: Touring
03-28-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By veganbikes

I go double duty and use a Clif Bar wrapper or if...

I go double duty and use a Clif Bar wrapper or if I am out a dollar bill for a tire boot. Heck I once used a receipt because that is all I had luckily it was a commute home and I wasn't super duper...
Forum: Touring
03-28-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 820
Posted By veganbikes

I am going to pick up a frame from Mark at...

I am going to pick up a frame from Mark at Habanero Cycles (https://www.habcycles.com). He was kind enough to dust one off for me (well way more than that) so you might check with him. I will say he...
03-28-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 513
Posted By veganbikes

If you are looking at road groupsets Dura Ace...

If you are looking at road groupsets Dura Ace 7401 and for mountain it would be Deore XT M735. Plenty of excellent bikes in that era came with it. These days though it is relegated to the cheap stuff...
03-28-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By veganbikes

I like a good steel road bike but wouldn't waste...

I like a good steel road bike but wouldn't waste time or money on Claris ever. When I first saw it in a magazine I thought oooh that looks decent then I saw it in real life and was supremely...
03-28-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4,671
Views: 505,748
Posted By veganbikes

It is probably a pretty generic 4130 chromoly...

It is probably a pretty generic 4130 chromoly frame and fork. Certainly a step up from hi-ten but nothing that exciting. You could get the same basic bike on BD right now with that same "triple...
03-26-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By veganbikes

I keep wanting to wax my chains just to try it....

I keep wanting to wax my chains just to try it. Maybe during Modelo Time I should try it out. The idea of leaving them in overnight is interesting and wonder if it actually does make it better....
03-26-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 582
Posted By veganbikes

The bike was designed to fly less likely to get...

The bike was designed to fly less likely to get punctures while flying : P

I tend to use the fabric reinforced Continental rim strips to good result but I don't think they make them for your tire...
03-26-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By veganbikes

We are open but wearing gloves and masks and...

We are open but wearing gloves and masks and doing a lot of sanitization and keeping most customers out. More out of building stuff. Though if you are buying a bike we are allowing the person buying...
03-26-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 630
Posted By veganbikes

Airless tires are a wave of the past. They are...

Airless tires are a wave of the past. They are great for not having to pump them but well that is really where it ends. Airless tires lead to a rougher ride that transfers every little imperfection...
03-26-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By veganbikes

I don't believe the story but will play the home...

I don't believe the story but will play the home game because I am also a bigger rider. I really like my Sugino 75 Direct Drive cranks, they look real nice but more importantly they are a two piece...
03-26-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4,671
Views: 505,748
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't take the risk. It is not an actual...

I wouldn't take the risk. It is not an actual Motobecane of France. If that were a mint Grand Jubilee for $185 it would be well worth it but a bikes direct bike that was a little over $300 new isn't...
03-20-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By veganbikes

As someone who owns the Sugino 75DD crankset I...

As someone who owns the Sugino 75DD crankset I will say it is a sexy crank. It also seems plenty stiff and much better for me than the standard 75s. I personally do not like Omnomnomns I am sure with...
03-20-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 953
Posted By veganbikes

Quality parts are almost always worth it. In the...

Quality parts are almost always worth it. In the case of pedals they are likely to have bearings and sometimes quality bushings as well and be made of quality materials. Generally as well for the...
03-20-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 482
Posted By veganbikes

Always check QR or thru axle tightness, bolt...

Always check QR or thru axle tightness, bolt tightness and for anything loose that could make noise.
03-20-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By veganbikes

A touring bike is great though my road bike is...

A touring bike is great though my road bike is super comfortable as well. Yes it is a little more aggressive but with the fit I got it is super comfortable and because it it Titanium and has my...
03-20-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By veganbikes

Usually that means the cups are part of the frame...

Usually that means the cups are part of the frame so nothing to press in just drop in bearings. If it were me I would go with Cane Creek bearings and be done with it. Make sure to clean everything...
03-20-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By veganbikes

Yeah a lot of people like the stuff because...

Yeah a lot of people like the stuff because things have gone crazy with online shopping. If all you try is a bike you paid money for and got shipped to your house and you didn't know something better...
03-19-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By veganbikes

I would try the Specialized Como 4.0 ...

I would try the Specialized Como 4.0 (https://electricbikereview.com/specialized/turbo-como-4-0/)or Como 5.0. (https://electricbikereview.com/specialized/turbo-como-5-0/) Very comfortable, upright...
03-19-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By veganbikes

They are very low end bikes that tend to require...

They are very low end bikes that tend to require a lot of service. We regularly see those bikes in the shop for constant repairs on all aspects of the bike. They have slightly decent support but it...
03-19-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 737,824
Posted By veganbikes

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I recognize that this photo is incorrect as it is not in the proper chainring...
03-19-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,715
Posted By veganbikes

I feel like if you are going to get sick on an...

I feel like if you are going to get sick on an Eroica ride it should be a period correct virus. It must be pre-1987 with toe clips and straps :lol:
03-19-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By veganbikes

Never in my life do I want to buy bikes or bike...

Never in my life do I want to buy bikes or bike parts ever. That is why I only have like 16 bikes/frames and boxes of parts and build sheets for current and future builds that I want to do or have...
03-19-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 686
Posted By veganbikes

Best thing to do is schedule an appointment with...

Best thing to do is schedule an appointment with a bicycle fitter. Ideally look for someone who does a dynamic fit so you can feel changes in real time and get a more accurate fit. I personally have...
Forum: Touring
03-19-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By veganbikes

I am very happy with my Oveja Negra Frame bag...

I am very happy with my Oveja Negra Frame bag (https://www.ovejanegrabikepacking.com/collections/frame-bags/products/1-2-pack-frame-bag) and probably would more of their product in the future but...
03-19-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,471
Posted By veganbikes

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I recognize that this photo is...
03-19-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By veganbikes

I would look at a Specialized Roll or something...

I would look at a Specialized Roll or something like that. The Roll is a very comfortable bike and not a heavy klunky "comfort bike" that isn't all that comfortable. I would avoid Tourney at all...
03-19-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,068
Posted By veganbikes

I recognize that this photo is incorrect as it is...

I recognize that this photo is incorrect as it is not in the proper chainring and the cables are uncut and the valves were not properly lined up (though that is for good reason) but it is an accurate...
03-19-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,125
Posted By veganbikes

It is not really that new of a virus and we have...

It is not really that new of a virus and we have seen similar stuff to this and doctors in China were attempting to spread knowledge on the virus and were unfortunately stopped by their government....
03-19-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,282
Posted By veganbikes

That wasn't quite the nature of my reaction. My...

That wasn't quite the nature of my reaction. My reaction was training is extremely important and in some cases being untrained can cause issues but not that someone shouldn't defend themselves....
03-17-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,125
Posted By veganbikes

Tell us why you think we need masks? What are...

Tell us why you think we need masks? What are they going to do to help normal people in normal general public? What about those who truly need them not being able to get them?

Yes I get it freak...
03-17-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,068
Posted By veganbikes

If I was forced down to three bikes which is...

If I was forced down to three bikes which is silly I might consider these;


A custom titanium all road bike with All City style Super Professional Dropouts room for really wide tires and normal...
03-17-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By veganbikes

Take it back to the local Specialized dealer you...

Take it back to the local Specialized dealer you bought it from and see if they can warranty it for you. Specialized is usually pretty decent about that unless you have done something wrong.
03-17-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,282
Posted By veganbikes

Generally with a firearm people are going to at...

Generally with a firearm people are going to at least go to the range and learn how to use it and if you are a concealed carry holder you do need a permit.

I love that we are arguing that training...
Forum: Touring
03-14-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By veganbikes

Seriously though upgrade. Do buy another bike but...

Seriously though upgrade. Do buy another bike but maybe possibly not this one. As seeker333 said maybe look at something different or if you want a touring bike get something even better. Take what...
03-14-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By veganbikes

I love my IQ-X from B+M and probably for a...

I love my IQ-X from B+M and probably for a touring bike wouldn't do much of anything else. Excellent beam pattern, nice and bright and it is fairly sleek.

The Spanninga Light could do what you...
03-14-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By veganbikes

Being that you have an All City already I would...

Being that you have an All City already I would probably stick to that sizing unless it is way off. Having ridden a 52 All City Macho Man and can say it fit me who is potentially similar measurements...
03-14-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,282
Posted By veganbikes

The U.S. bill of rights doesn't really say...

The U.S. bill of rights doesn't really say anything clearly about arming oneself. People interpret it to help themselves or their cause but really I don't think it is clear enough to use for any real...
03-12-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 580
Posted By veganbikes

Why the need to switch from 26 to something else?...

Why the need to switch from 26 to something else? If you want a lightweight wheelset find a wheel builder and get them to build you one. You can quite easily find hubs and spokes and there are at...
03-12-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 898
Posted By veganbikes

The best and most important thing to comfort is...

The best and most important thing to comfort is getting an actual bike fit from someone who knows what they are doing and is doing a dynamic fit. Your fitter can make sure your saddle is in the right...
03-12-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,282
Posted By veganbikes

So first things first in self defense if you are...

So first things first in self defense if you are carrying some form of weapon you need to train on using it safely and correctly and be able to handle yourself in a high stress situation....
Forum: Touring
03-12-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By veganbikes

I had a Disc Trucker and I sold that to a friend...

I had a Disc Trucker and I sold that to a friend and now have a Co-Motion Cascadia. Nothing against Kona or Surly but I cannot imagine that the Sutra is going to be much of an upgrade and more of a...
03-12-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,335
Posted By veganbikes

E-bikes are a huge growing segment of the market...

E-bikes are a huge growing segment of the market and those who haven't tried them or at least haven't tried anything of quality and are hating are just deciding to go completely in reverse until the...
03-12-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By veganbikes

Tourney and Altus don't fare well. Maybe yes with...

Tourney and Altus don't fare well. Maybe yes with the torque info but that stuff doesn't hold up that well at all. It constantly needs work.
03-10-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By veganbikes

If you were interested in trying a 13t cog then...

If you were interested in trying a 13t cog then it isn't a bad idea. You can test it before you invest in something really nice. However based on pure looks it doesn't look absolutely terrible. I...
03-10-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 66,487
Posted By veganbikes

Nope I stand by my statement. Bolting something...

Nope I stand by my statement. Bolting something to something it wasn't designed for is generally a very poor idea. Just because someone does something does not make it a good idea or safe. Having had...
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