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09-17-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By veganbikes

Better "scoop" then half the stuff in the papers...

Better "scoop" then half the stuff in the papers these days. Most of it is just the same rehash of what we already have seen every other day. Someone bombed someone else, the stock market did...
09-17-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By veganbikes

Ehhh I would use that money for my upgrades. That...

Ehhh I would use that money for my upgrades. That would get me the new 650B wheels (White Industries is able to do a road boost front in their CLDs), new Shimano XT or XTR flat mount brakes (XTR only...
09-17-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 527
Posted By veganbikes

I recommend using a good quality torque wrench...

I recommend using a good quality torque wrench especially on parts like that. I know a lot of mechanics and many don't use torque that often and I don't love the idea because they could be off by a...
09-17-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By veganbikes

If you are looking to pass down the bike, get...

If you are looking to pass down the bike, get something of quality. If you are looking for a bike for a couple months then keep a low budget. A quality bike will last longer and be easier to ride and...
09-17-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By veganbikes

If I need clipless then I want a good cycling...

If I need clipless then I want a good cycling shoe and if I want to just wear regular shoes than I want a good platform pedal with adjustable or at least replaceable pins. I don't need or want to...
09-17-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By veganbikes

Best way to fix a hole that is getting bigger in...

Best way to fix a hole that is getting bigger in the tire is to get a new tire as fixing a hole in a tire is a very temporary thing to get you home. Yeah it sucks sometimes but better a new tire than...
09-17-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 745
Posted By veganbikes

I can solve your problem...stockpile the parts...

I can solve your problem...stockpile the parts into a good sturdy box for shipping and then bring it on down to USPS or FedEx or DHL or UPS office and ship it over to me that way you get to have...
09-17-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 564
Posted By veganbikes

Just be grateful they used something to cover up...

Just be grateful they used something to cover up the hole.
09-17-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24,534
Views: 2,089,672
Posted By veganbikes

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1526x1691/0_1_54ee9b90461ca44e51e527aa71786b509fbb00f2.jpeg
A friend of mine gave me this cool pepper plant for my birthday a while back and I...
09-17-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 427
Posted By veganbikes

Good advice for anyone buying parts, if the...

Good advice for anyone buying parts, if the picture shows an American flag and is not from a brand that you see often on quality bikes, AVOID IT. Ain't got no time for none of that crap. Get...
09-17-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By veganbikes

Nice similar set up except mine is not Biopacé...

Nice similar set up except mine is not Biopacé (the finest in Italian chainrings) I have been quite happy with my Dimension chain ring, no real issues and works fine on a 6 speed set up. TA...
09-12-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By veganbikes

What are you looking for in your chainrings? How...

What are you looking for in your chainrings? How many speeds? What sizes? Anything special to look out for?

I always try to go with the best chainrings I can buy. If I am running 9 speed I can...
09-12-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,272
Posted By veganbikes

How much more black could it be?

How much more black could it be?
09-12-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 519
Posted By veganbikes

Allright buddy, that's a wrap.

Allright buddy, that's a wrap.
09-12-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By veganbikes

The XC model at least has a somewhat quality...

The XC model at least has a somewhat quality Shimano motor and hydraulic disc brakes. Beyond that none of the models look to be of much quality. Cheap components that won't handle e-biking well and...
09-12-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 479
Posted By veganbikes

I wonder if that actually works well. It looks...

I wonder if that actually works well. It looks like a kind of neat idea and if they did it in a 28mm version I would love to try it.
09-12-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,558
Posted By veganbikes

To try and run me down when I am in a bike line...

To try and run me down when I am in a bike line with clear arrows pointing in the direction I am going.

I had this happen to me and was not happy. The idiot going the wrong direction had the gaul...
09-12-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,131
Posted By veganbikes

Because every single mechanic on the planet will...

Because every single mechanic on the planet will want to kill you for allowing parts to seize.

For aluminum or steel posts in aluminum or steel frames use grease
For titanium use...
09-10-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By veganbikes

2 wheels stable, 3 wheels not so stable, 4 wheels...

2 wheels stable, 3 wheels not so stable, 4 wheels stable. You may consider a 2 wheel cargo bike.
Forum: Touring
09-10-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,327
Posted By veganbikes

Currently on my Parts hybrid I am running Surly...

Currently on my Parts hybrid I am running Surly Moloko Bars with an XTR 9 speed trigger shifter (without a window) and Avid Speed Dial 7 levers with Ergon GC-1 BioKork grips. It is a 1x9 set up hence...
09-10-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,043
Posted By veganbikes

I make homemade chili oil that I would recommend...

I make homemade chili oil that I would recommend putting on top. Those who buy oil are silly ; )
09-10-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 747
Posted By veganbikes

Agreed with all of that. When I said I still...

Agreed with all of that. When I said I still sweat I probably should have worded it differently.
09-09-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By veganbikes

Here is the bike for those curious on it: ...

Here is the bike for those curious on it:
https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/bikes/road-bikes/dawes-giro-400-review/

I would recommend taking a good picture of the hanger and we can try and help...
09-09-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,043
Posted By veganbikes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3adZ0-_M6S0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3adZ0-_M6S0
09-09-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By veganbikes

Firefly is awesome, they are at the top of the...

Firefly is awesome, they are at the top of the list of bikes I really really really really want badly but cannot purchase at the moment. If I could get Kevin to weld me up a few bikes I would be so...
09-09-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 747
Posted By veganbikes

Ehhh most jackets in the waterproof category...

Ehhh most jackets in the waterproof category don't really breathe all that well. I had a RAB jacket with Polartec NeoShell and my current Mountain Hardwear shell with their DRY.Q Elite and they are...
09-09-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,071
Posted By veganbikes

Probably not. I am not really into used carbon. I...

Probably not. I am not really into used carbon. I mean if I know and trust the previous user maybe but most of my friends who I would trust with my life don't ride anything I want or need and really...
09-09-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,418
Posted By veganbikes

Another good reason to wear bibs. You have to...

Another good reason to wear bibs. You have to really think about flashing your cheeks at someone and put some effort into it.
09-09-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By veganbikes

Correct they don't have the same issues as older...

Correct they don't have the same issues as older designs. I think early on in Rolf Prima they did have some hub issues but I haven't heard of any major issues for a long long long time.

Their MUSA...
09-09-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,106
Posted By veganbikes

I own a bike that really isn't quite the right...

I own a bike that really isn't quite the right size but I had to have it and I can ride it without discomfort (just don't really have clearance between crotch and top tube) but that is a special case...
09-09-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 884
Posted By veganbikes

WHAT??? Dude (or dudette or non binary casual...

WHAT??? Dude (or dudette or non binary casual personage identifier) have you seen department store bikes? A bike shop bike even in the $300-400 range is going to be better in nearly all cases but...
09-09-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By veganbikes

It still amazes me that people on a bike forum...

It still amazes me that people on a bike forum are complaining about cool bikes. A Magna, you bet, a rusty Schwinn Collegiate, 100%, a boring open mold plastic bike from China, sure let's do it, but...
09-06-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,160
Posted By veganbikes

He may be a terrible seller and nasty about it...

He may be a terrible seller and nasty about it but the worst thing is he used Comic Sans MS :twitchy:
09-06-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By veganbikes

Go with whatever frame has the biggest clearance....

Go with whatever frame has the biggest clearance. I would go Ronin personally, it looks like a great bike and one I would get myself if I had all the budget to buy a bunch of ti gravel bikes (I have...
09-06-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By veganbikes

No worries, always happy to help. I had an...

No worries, always happy to help.

I had an ex-co-worker who got them for his TT bike and he said good things at the time and in my brief conversations on the bike when I see him every so often he...
09-06-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By veganbikes

That's a neat frame. Love me some Ti. Odd...

That's a neat frame. Love me some Ti.

Odd choice of an integrated seat mast but square taper cranks? But I love seeing more titanium fixed gear road bikes and maybe you could get it sans seat...
09-06-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By veganbikes

Why not use Conti Gatorskin Tubulars...

Why not use Conti Gatorskin Tubulars (https://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tires/race-tires/sprinter-gatorskin)?
09-03-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By veganbikes

A old school hub drive and rack mount battery...

A old school hub drive and rack mount battery with cheap 7 speed components and cable brakes for almost 3k...yeah that is a total rip off. 100 out of 10 would not buy. There are so many bikes I can...
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,912
Posted By veganbikes

EVERYTHING IN ALL CAPS IS ALWAYS TRUE. You...

EVERYTHING IN ALL CAPS IS ALWAYS TRUE. You wouldn't shout a lie at someone, ever. Those Fern bikes are pretty sexy though, this one...
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 850
Posted By veganbikes

Microsoft thumbs are great. Since nobody else...

Microsoft thumbs are great. Since nobody else really does a good thumb shifter any more I gotta give it to Microshift. I haven't had much time with them but bought them for an upcoming project and...
09-03-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,082
Posted By veganbikes

Those stupid Giant seatposts are a big NO for me....

Those stupid Giant seatposts are a big NO for me. I am fine with 27.2, 30.9 or 31.6 anything else just seems silly and the only reason I would include those larger sizes is for dropper posts and...
09-03-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,482
Posted By veganbikes

I have yet to be catapulted by a bike or anything...

I have yet to be catapulted by a bike or anything for that matter. If I have an issue of braking it is usually just a matter of knowing how to brake and making sure I am not just grabbing a fistful...
08-29-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 620
Posted By veganbikes

I am guessing it probably wasn't the entire shop...

I am guessing it probably wasn't the entire shop but possibly someone new to the industry. We all start somewhere. Granted if they talked to multiple people and nobody knew that is a problem but I...
08-29-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By veganbikes

It is probably looking like a new tire. However...

It is probably looking like a new tire. However those wet spots are likely the sealant doing its job of sealing.
08-29-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 13,195
Posted By veganbikes

Anything is cheap or expensive depending on how...

Anything is cheap or expensive depending on how you look at it. If I buy a really nice bike it could be expensive but if I break down the cost over time, it becomes a lot cheaper. Get a really nice...
08-29-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By veganbikes

11-34 is the gear ratio so an 11 tooth small...

11-34 is the gear ratio so an 11 tooth small sprocket and 34 large sprocket. It could be in a wide variety of cog numbers probably 7 speed on up to 12 speed though.
08-29-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 435
Posted By veganbikes

Yeah way over but clean and 600 Tricolor is...

Yeah way over but clean and 600 Tricolor is probably my favorite looking groupset from Shimano, maybe Arabesque might fight it out. If the price were lower I might even drool slightly. Novara or not...
08-29-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,057
Posted By veganbikes

I had Co-Motion paint my name on my Wagon Queen...

I had Co-Motion paint my name on my Wagon Queen Family Truckster (Cascadia) other than that I haven't done any bike labels or sticker or anything. I did put a Donald Duck sticker I found on a piece...
08-29-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 714
Posted By veganbikes

I don't have time. The shop is so busy that my...

I don't have time. The shop is so busy that my job takes care of most of my free time and the time I do have off I kind of usually want a little break from dealing with bikes.
08-29-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 703
Posted By veganbikes

Sure...why not? The most important thing is, is...

Sure...why not? The most important thing is, is that saddle right for your sit bones? Who cares about gravel or whatever terms they are coming up with if the saddle works for your sit bones and is...
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