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06-26-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,462
Posted By veganbikes

No because he could have spent that $10k printing...

No because he could have spent that $10k printing calendars that have every day as Thanksgiving so he would feed the poor daily at the soup kitchen. Or he could have built a mobile bike powered soup...
06-26-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By veganbikes

Ti doesn't chip, it is super durable and reliable...

Ti doesn't chip, it is super durable and reliable and plus if you get a scratch you can just use a brillo type pad and remove it pretty easily. I got a ti mountain bike because it is going to be much...
06-26-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,234
Posted By veganbikes

It's Duraacé, it is Italian. I am actually...

It's Duraacé, it is Italian.

I am actually building up an old Proteus frame with mostly 600 tricolor. Though if I didn't have all these tricolor parts (and some other useful bits and bobs) I...
06-26-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,819
Posted By veganbikes

Our shop has probably at the very least 60...

Our shop has probably at the very least 60 different models of bikes on the floor (and so many more we can order) and all sorts of parts and many new parts coming in each week some of which I have...
06-26-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 435
Posted By veganbikes

Go tell that to Light and Motion! They are an...

Go tell that to Light and Motion! They are an American company building their products in America (or they did till the tariffs) but because they bought raw material from China they got punished with...
06-26-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 610
Posted By veganbikes

That was more what I was referring to. If you can...

That was more what I was referring to. If you can plug it, that is the way but the big gashes are a bit harder but are also a pain on any tire.
06-26-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By veganbikes

"The problem with quotes found on the internet is...

"The problem with quotes found on the internet is it is hard to verify their authenticity" Abraham Lincoln, 1st President of America and inventor of the Buick Riviera and Legos (which are both named...
06-26-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 120
Posted By veganbikes

If I am going somewhere I will want to lock up my...

If I am going somewhere I will want to lock up my bike and if I am doing that the kickstand wouldn't be used and if I am making a short stop and will be near my bike I generally just lean it against...
06-26-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By veganbikes

Just get some Camelbak Podium Chill or Ice...

Just get some Camelbak Podium Chill or Ice bottles and you are all set. You are throwing away money buying tap water someone else bottled and then you throw away the bottle. Just buy something...
06-26-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 610
Posted By veganbikes

Those liners are rather terrible. There are...

Those liners are rather terrible. There are plenty of good puncture protectant tires. Also if you keep everything properly inflated and replace tires (and your tubes and rim strips) when needed you...
06-26-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,168
Posted By veganbikes

My stock saddle is usually the Brooks Cambium C17...

My stock saddle is usually the Brooks Cambium C17 Carved because none of the frames I get come with saddles. Though most of what I get that are stock saddles go to friends or others or are just in...
06-26-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,094
Posted By veganbikes

I like my clips pedals. None of that 79pmooney...

I like my clips pedals. None of that 79pmooney stuff reaching down to unstrap myself, I just turn my foot a tad and boom I am out and about. Though I do like the vintage nature and huge respect for...
06-26-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 24,648
Posted By veganbikes

It's not the size of the amp it's what you do...

It's not the size of the amp it's what you do with it ;)
06-26-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4,564
Views: 447,936
Posted By veganbikes

That is one of them there carbon fibered bars,...

That is one of them there carbon fibered bars, probably gonna asplode :P
...
06-26-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By veganbikes

Today is the greatest day I have ever known,...

Today is the greatest day I have ever known, can't live for tomorrow, tomorrow is much too long!
Forum: Touring
06-26-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 454
Posted By veganbikes

Yeah I probably should take a look. It has...

Yeah I probably should take a look. It has certainly improved from initial but a lot of times my stuff is slower to heal at least these days.

The mesh is nice. ABUS does it on some of their...
06-26-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,032
Posted By veganbikes

I ride bikes as well, but I also work in a bike...

I ride bikes as well, but I also work in a bike shop and spend much of my life around bikes. When you get to that level you will find the flaws in different brands and components and things like...
06-25-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,032
Posted By veganbikes

You haven't seen me talk bad about Fuji, I have...

You haven't seen me talk bad about Fuji, I have done it a lot, in fact I did it today with a co-worker as we had to work on someones Fuji e-bike and it was full of problems. I also have talked plenty...
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By veganbikes

I will typically wear cycling shoes but in summer...

I will typically wear cycling shoes but in summer time I will usually take a pair of flip-flops or I might bring a pair of Five Fingers. If I was on a longer tour that required a significant amount...
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,379
Posted By veganbikes

I went with a Fly Creek UL2 HV tent and that is...

I went with a Fly Creek UL2 HV tent and that is plenty of space for myself and not terrible with a second person but would draw the line at adding gear with a second person but there are some second...
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 454
Posted By veganbikes

I got stung by a wasp recently them suckers are...

I got stung by a wasp recently them suckers are nasty. Luckily not a on ride because that would have made me crash. Luckily not allergic but that sucker hurt and it still hasn't healed after 2-3...
06-24-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By veganbikes

What about a bulldozer with razorblades on the...

What about a bulldozer with razorblades on the front of it?
06-24-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,386
Posted By veganbikes

Fair Dinkum, I guess I never really looked much...

Fair Dinkum, I guess I never really looked much at the pictures of him riding mostly the video of him doing it from La Course en Tete and he is going at considerable speed and I guess I am so...
06-24-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,032
Posted By veganbikes

I have sold Scott, Fuji, Surly, Specialized,...

I have sold Scott, Fuji, Surly, Specialized, Giant, Jamis, Breezer, Focus, Moots, Gazelle, Kalkhoff, Riese and Muller, Tern, Kestrel, Yuba, Bulls, SE Bikes (the new one by ASI) HaiBike, Oyama,...
06-24-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,386
Posted By veganbikes

I think probably Eddie Munster or maybe Eddie...

I think probably Eddie Munster or maybe Eddie Bauer? There is no Eddie Merckx there is an Eddy Merckx who was a famous cyclist who had 525 career victories but he couldn't be farther away from a...
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By veganbikes

For racks, Tubus is certainly at or very close to...

For racks, Tubus is certainly at or very close to the top, high quality, steel (or titanium) lightweight racks that are tour proven. Blackburn and Topeak make some decent stuff but I don't care for...
06-24-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,029
Posted By veganbikes

They are a cheap tire made by a decent brand who...

They are a cheap tire made by a decent brand who makes quality tires. Nothing special about them but a tire that you can replace often for the price (not that that is a good option). However 25s are...
06-24-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By veganbikes

The 90s, John Tomac anyone?

The 90s, John Tomac anyone?
06-24-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,032
Posted By veganbikes

It's not a French bike nor are those components...

It's not a French bike nor are those components Japanese. The Motobecane name was bought out by Bikes Direct to give their product some fake prestige and the low level components used on the bike...
06-24-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,150
Posted By veganbikes

A bike fit seems expensive but if you aren't...

A bike fit seems expensive but if you aren't comfortable on your bike and have a lot of issues with it a fit is well worth it.
06-24-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By veganbikes

Inner tube is fine, those aren't super expensive....

Inner tube is fine, those aren't super expensive.

I am all for building up a stable but I would rather have one really nice bike then a bunch of cheaper bikes personally. I have been lucky to...
06-23-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,150
Posted By veganbikes

I would go talk with an actual fitter first. An...

I would go talk with an actual fitter first. An article is all well and good but actually getting a fit is going to help you out way way more. Playing guessing games in this situation doesn't sound...
06-23-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By veganbikes

My guess would be whatever is the cheapest rim...

My guess would be whatever is the cheapest rim they could find, it is a very cheap bike with very cheap parts. If you are buying one don't and if you own one what sizing do you need as far as the...
06-23-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,253
Posted By veganbikes

Co-Motion Cascadia - British Racing Green w/...

Co-Motion Cascadia - British Racing Green w/ Pewter panels
Foundry Chilkoot - Blue and Titanium
Phil Wood Apple VeloXS frame- Pink to White fade
Cilo 531 Road - Purple
Klein MTB- Pink (to a...
06-23-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't put money into anything from Wal-Mart,...

I wouldn't put money into anything from Wal-Mart, Target, or any other box store. If you want a decent conversion candidate for a cool touring or gravel bike find an old steel 90s mountain bike of...
06-23-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By veganbikes

The best thing to do is ride all three and make...

The best thing to do is ride all three and make your opinion from that. I like Surly and Salsa and have owned a Surly DT (and now a Salsa Timberjack Ti). I liked my Disc Trucker a lot and it rode...
06-22-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By veganbikes

I like my Phil Grease for most things.

I like my Phil Grease for most things.
06-22-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,564
Posted By veganbikes

I always wear a full suit underneath my kit, it...

I always wear a full suit underneath my kit, it was designed for birthdays but is also good for other highly formal events :P
06-22-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By veganbikes

I know Merry Sales Co. sold their stuff for a...

I know Merry Sales Co. sold their stuff for a while you might check with an MSC dealer and see or possibly just go with another crank bolt dust cap. Most of my square taper stuff now uses the T.A....
06-22-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,409
Posted By veganbikes

I would post up a note. Couldn't hurt but that...

I would post up a note. Couldn't hurt but that tape job is terrible. They must have tried to wrap it realized they failed and said I am going to leave it somewhere and hope it never ends up anywhere...
06-22-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By veganbikes

My Cinelli Mash Work frame is running 700x36c...

My Cinelli Mash Work frame is running 700x36c tires which plump out around 37 and probably could go wider especially if not too knobby on the sides. It is a cantilever braked bike which some people...
06-22-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 982
Posted By veganbikes

Oh I separate their legal department from their...

Oh I separate their legal department from their products as they make some excellent products.

The legal department is a bit more litigious then needed on certain issues and really should have...
06-18-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By veganbikes

Eddy and this bike couldn't be farther apart. If...

Eddy and this bike couldn't be farther apart. If you had bought a Colnago or even a DeRosa or a Peugeot and mentioned Eddy maybe you might have something but really not much unless it was a similar...
06-18-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 822
Posted By veganbikes

Some really interesting ideas. I like the idea of...

Some really interesting ideas. I like the idea of rigging some form of bell to it or the dropper post idea (though I probably will run this sans dropper because I don't have a spare laying about but...
06-18-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By veganbikes

Some do and some don't but the 3D printing idea...

Some do and some don't but the 3D printing idea might work!
06-18-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24,405
Views: 1,902,024
Posted By veganbikes

No, just a frame and parts of a headset that will...

No, just a frame and parts of a headset that will need replacement anyway. Not really sure how I want to go with it?
06-18-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By veganbikes

ABUS makes some of the best U-lock mounts for...

ABUS makes some of the best U-lock mounts for their quality locks. Other companies see mounting as an afterthought ABUS sees it as part of the lock. If you are breaking those you should reach out to...
06-18-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,510
Posted By veganbikes

I cannot like this post enough!!!! A light...

I cannot like this post enough!!!!

A light does not need to turn into a disco and if you think you are being seen, blinding someone isn't being seen. I have to block my eyes making it harder to...
06-18-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By veganbikes

It looks like another cheap bike, a bit of a...

It looks like another cheap bike, a bit of a clone of the old Giant Cypress, which wasn't a great bike. Certainly will be nice and heavy and shift fairly poorly but for riding once in a blue moon it...
06-17-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,416
Posted By veganbikes

Maybe learn how to apply lube or don't be as...

Maybe learn how to apply lube or don't be as cheap? If you are dumping a lot of lube on your chain you will go through it quite quickly and waste a lot of lube.
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