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08-10-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By veganbikes

I guess in a sense but I feel like what RockBros...

I guess in a sense but I feel like what RockBros and others are doing is a bit different then some of the other copies out there. There are some that are the direct copies with no changes except in...
08-10-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,413
Posted By veganbikes

My 2011 and 2017 Langster can fit 28s sad you...

My 2011 and 2017 Langster can fit 28s sad you can't do it on yours. You might try a different fork? I don't have my old langster fork but I will have the new one from my Rio if you are interested in...
08-10-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,842
Posted By veganbikes

I prefer either a road bike set up, i.e. drop...

I prefer either a road bike set up, i.e. drop bars with hoods (preferably ergonomic bars and hoods) or I was quite fond of my aero base bars. I am not a huge fan of plain old flat bars, I like...
08-10-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By veganbikes

Once you take off that lock get rid of the new...

Once you take off that lock get rid of the new one they sent you and go out and buy an actual quality folding lock from ABUS. They made the first folding lock and are the only company that can make a...
08-10-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By veganbikes

You could try CycleExif or look around yourself....

You could try CycleExif or look around yourself. Custom painted bikes aren't difficult to find. The only thing I might want that says Davidson is a Davidson bicycle or a very very early HD but then I...
08-10-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't use any RockBros product, all of their...

I wouldn't use any RockBros product, all of their "designs" are just stolen from more quality manufacturers and made very cheaply in China. I personally wouldn't trust the Sea Sucker stuff much...
08-04-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,932
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't want someone's used e-bike. You lose...

I wouldn't want someone's used e-bike. You lose out on all of the warranties and those are pretty handy or if the bike is a kit bike you are likely to have something that isn't worth much and may or...
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By veganbikes

Have you tried seeing a bike fitter? Guessing is...

Have you tried seeing a bike fitter? Guessing is great especially when you guess right but clearly you have been guessing wrong and that isn't great. Fitting uses science and technology and people...
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 999
Posted By veganbikes

Have you test ridden either? Did you like the...

Have you test ridden either? Did you like the ride of the aluminum Cannondale? Did you like the ride of the steel (or most likely steel) Novara? Have you test ridden other bikes? Did you like those...
07-25-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,920
Posted By veganbikes

Custom is a great way to go if you are looking...

Custom is a great way to go if you are looking for comfort. Then I would look at steel and Ti options. If you don't want custom then the Specialized Sequoia is pretty comfortable. I just recently got...
07-25-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,782
Posted By veganbikes

That is why they call them Crackandfails....

That is why they call them Crackandfails. Hopefully no more folks get hurt on them.
07-25-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,739
Posted By veganbikes

All City for the Nature Boy 853 (assuming they...

All City for the Nature Boy 853 (assuming they come out with another version) that bike is hotness.

If a straight road fixed gear I might go Wabi Lighting but if that were the case I would...
07-25-19, 09:46 PM
07-25-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,371
Posted By veganbikes

It is crazy when you mention to some people that...

It is crazy when you mention to some people that you literally cannot stomach water at some point. They are so stunned but it is true. That is why Nuun and the Camelbak Elixr tablets are key for me....
07-19-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,371
Posted By veganbikes

People have made good suggestions about the heat...

People have made good suggestions about the heat and not being down totally to nutrition. However in terms of nutrition I like the SIS Isotonic energy gels a lot especially on hot days as they can be...
07-19-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By veganbikes

A bike that is comfortable for you, fits and that...

A bike that is comfortable for you, fits and that can do what you need it to do well without failing quickly. Cheap bikes are certainly cheap initially but if you are looking to save money those...
07-19-19, 12:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,551
Posted By veganbikes

Veganism is not a diet, it is an ethical way of...

Veganism is not a diet, it is an ethical way of living that excludes the exploitation of others for any reason.

However I do not eat animals or their products.

I certainly has helped me eat a...
07-18-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,140
Posted By veganbikes

I like my D.I.D.Track Racing Pro Chain yes it is...

I like my D.I.D.Track Racing Pro Chain yes it is not a super cheap chain but considering it has lasted years (granted not constant use but quite a bit of use over a 3 years at least) I didn't really...
07-18-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,734
Posted By veganbikes

I highly recommend SwissStop pads and a good...

I highly recommend SwissStop pads and a good shoe. One piece pad/shoes are cheap but do not have the rigidity of a shoe with replaceable pads and the pads that come with those tend to be better and...
07-18-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,162
Posted By veganbikes

Another good reason to avoid buying used or...

Another good reason to avoid buying used or thinking you are getting a good deal. A bike is rarely used and a great super cheap deal and something ain't wrong with it in some form or another.
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07-18-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,345
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't pay much for a dented frame at all. I...

I wouldn't pay much for a dented frame at all. I could get a brand new frame for $600 that is not dented. For $999 I can get a semi custom made in the U.S. frame from Rodriguez as TimothyH did.
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07-13-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By veganbikes

Omniums are track cranks so no real small...

Omniums are track cranks so no real small chainrings. The smallest I have seen is vintage campy at 41t and the new stuff of quality is usually 44t sometimes I have seen a 42t. If you don't plan on...
07-13-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By veganbikes

Maybe ask bicyclePubes. He is great a getting...

Maybe ask bicyclePubes. He is great a getting tiny frame bags and if you are in the industry or know it well, he is freakin' hilarious.
07-13-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,886
Posted By veganbikes

If you get new cranks I would certainly upgrade...

If you get new cranks I would certainly upgrade that bottom bracket. Plastic cups on a bottom bracket are a complete no-go for me in any situation and you can get a UN-55 from Shimano pretty cheaply...
07-13-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3,880
Views: 509,860
Posted By veganbikes

Yeah it is a poor choice on them I made sure to...

Yeah it is a poor choice on them I made sure to remove mine when I bought the Phil Wood frame from them. They also got the seatpost size wrong so I bought a seatpost in the correct size and had to...
07-13-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By veganbikes

I should have figured. The 7400 stuff has always...

I should have figured. The 7400 stuff has always been listed as compatibility challenged with other stuff. Kinda sad as it is probably one of the best performing gruppos ever. 600 Tricolor is best...
07-13-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 121,766
Posted By veganbikes

Sounds good will have to try that

Sounds good will have to try that
07-13-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By veganbikes

I did replace a uniglide freehub on a 600...

I did replace a uniglide freehub on a 600 tricolor hub. I believe it was an LX freehub and it worked well. It was an ex-coworkers hub and he is riding it today. If you want 11-xx you might look for...
07-13-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 121,766
Posted By veganbikes

Pacific (and others) make a lovely hazelnut milk....

Pacific (and others) make a lovely hazelnut milk. I usually do almond but really am not super picky because I am generally cooking with it so I can work with most things. However I am curious to try...
Forum: Touring
07-13-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,544
Posted By veganbikes

Camelbak Podium Chill works great, but the Podium...

Camelbak Podium Chill works great, but the Podium Ice is even better. Aerogel for max insulation. I don't then have to worry about color of my bottle so I can go with whatever looks good.
Forum: Touring
07-13-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,462
Posted By veganbikes

My hovercraft is full of eels.

My hovercraft is full of eels.
07-13-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,324
Posted By veganbikes

Yes some people still believe that certain colors...

Yes some people still believe that certain colors are somehow gendered but there are people who believe that the Earth is flat, Elvis is alive working at a Denny's in Fresno and George Washington...
07-13-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,387
Posted By veganbikes

That's odd. I mean I can understand some front...

That's odd. I mean I can understand some front racks because they aren't as popular but are getting there now but no 700x25 and bottom brackets? Come over here we got some old ISIS Downhill crap and...
07-07-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By veganbikes

No worries, I use the QBP calculator all the time...

No worries, I use the QBP calculator all the time so I am happy to get other people on it as well. I use the All City New Sheriff SLs and am quite happy with them and had considered the Surly hubs...
07-07-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,517
Posted By veganbikes

Hello I am Cycling Joe, I represent the...

Hello I am Cycling Joe,

I represent the concern of Awfully Good Starches. We are manufacture of high quality starches for the athletic needs of athletes and people who are also interested. We have...
07-07-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,404
Posted By veganbikes

If you don't want your Zipp torx bolts feel free...

If you don't want your Zipp torx bolts feel free to send them my way, I actually need one for a stem. I love T25 torx personally and find it to be very easy to use and it comes on most of my...
07-07-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By veganbikes

The issue here was an improperly set up...

The issue here was an improperly set up derailleur. Keep your bike maintained and that cheap piece of plastic is not needed. I have a lot of bikes and many of them with derailleurs and none of them...
07-07-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By veganbikes

I am all for measuring by hand for some of the...

I am all for measuring by hand for some of the odd older stuff but QBP has a great spoke length calculator and Surly and All City are both QBP brands and so far everything has been accurate for me. I...
07-07-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,828
Posted By veganbikes

Hollowtech II is just fine by me not really had...

Hollowtech II is just fine by me not really had any issues so far. They are pretty easy to work with and you don't need a crank puller which is nice though you probably will want a cap tool which...
07-07-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,095
Posted By veganbikes

I have used a Lifeproof for years on my tablet...

I have used a Lifeproof for years on my tablet and my phone and no issuses and a lot of abuse. I don't like cracked screens or having to worry about weather so a Lifeproof just made sense. I have the...
07-07-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,324
Posted By veganbikes

I went to that site just out of curiosity and the...

I went to that site just out of curiosity and the first thing I saw was "AS SEEN ON T.V." and then I saw those awful seat pads that move around and give you no support. It seems like they have plenty...
07-07-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,387
Posted By veganbikes

That is an odd one. At my past two shops we have...

That is an odd one. At my past two shops we have gotten everything from our distributors and I have never really had any problems of them selling non-OEM parts. QBP does a fantastic job of selling...
07-07-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By veganbikes

If you want personal opinions: Road Rim Brakes:...

If you want personal opinions:
Road Rim Brakes: Cane Creek eeBrakes, SwissStop pads and Jagwire Elite Link cables and housing.

Mechanical Disc Brakes: TRP Spyres, SwissStop pads, Jagwire Elite...
07-07-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,324
Posted By veganbikes

Girly? What exactly qualifies something that has...

Girly? What exactly qualifies something that has no gender as gendered? Also why does a gender binary matter in any case? Gender is a silly construct to make people different for no real reason....
07-07-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,387
Posted By veganbikes

Maybe then go support your local bike shop. Less...

Maybe then go support your local bike shop. Less likely to be a scam and you can likely get the part right away rather than wait for shipping. People are so cheap these days that online scams sites...
07-07-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By veganbikes

I never understand going super cheap on already...

I never understand going super cheap on already low cost items. Go expensive on this stuff and get better braking performance and you still won't spend that much. I like SwissStop personally and have...
07-07-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By veganbikes

I would recommend using a trainer specific tire...

I would recommend using a trainer specific tire which is designed to handle the heat of a trainer and also make sure your tires are properly pumped up. You won't get any punctures from glass or...
Forum: Touring
07-07-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,337
Posted By veganbikes

Ultegra hubs are nice but for touring I want...

Ultegra hubs are nice but for touring I want sealed bearings personally. I know some will disagree but they are all wrong :roflmao2:

My favorite road hubs are White Industries T11s, they are MUSA,...
Forum: Touring
07-07-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,041
Posted By veganbikes

What are you looking to do with these bikes? They...

What are you looking to do with these bikes? They aren't exactly touring bikes, are very heavy for what they are and are more designed for looks.

I always say get a bike that fits and is most...
07-07-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,966
Posted By veganbikes

What makes a bike good is quality and bikes in...

What makes a bike good is quality and bikes in the lower price points lack the quality. For a fixed gear bike you want nice round chainrings and cogs made of stiffer materials, typically that comes...
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