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04-06-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By veganbikes

My stuff is already here bought it at the bike...

My stuff is already here bought it at the bike shop and brought it home the same day : )

Jeff Bezos doesn't need our money any more, he is just fine without but your local businesses who are...
04-05-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By veganbikes

The Muirwoods paint job is excellent, the parts...

The Muirwoods paint job is excellent, the parts hanging on it are cheaper and not as fun. If you could do that Rasta paint job with a belt drive Alfine 11 and the thumb shifter and 650bs like the...
04-05-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 573
Posted By veganbikes

I haven't tried it yet but I dig the concept. I...

I haven't tried it yet but I dig the concept. I personally really love my UDi2 set up on my Ti road bike and cannot really see much improvement on that aside from allowing the software to allow MTB...
04-04-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 244,730
Posted By veganbikes

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I need to set fit on it and do some aligning of stuff but overall a fun build. A mix...
04-04-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By veganbikes

Upgrading pedals will usually make a big...

Upgrading pedals will usually make a big difference. Higher quality pedals will be using sealed bearings (or really nice loose ball bearings and polished races) and higher quality bushings, In terms...
03-29-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
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...
03-26-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4,674
Views: 507,262
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, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 519
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, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
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, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
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: 2,200
Views: 740,004
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, 04:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,756
Posted By veganbikes

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03-19-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,206
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: 10,761
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....
03-17-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,761
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, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
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.
03-14-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,484
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: 616
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, 08:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,416
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...
03-10-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 66,584
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...
03-10-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 476
Posted By veganbikes

Oh man, if I could get up there I would knocking...

Oh man, if I could get up there I would knocking on your door right now. Nothing super high end but always love some fun projects because the 4 or 5 I have going now aren't enough...LOL!
03-01-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,629
Posted By veganbikes

Yeah it is green and the green makes it better....

Yeah it is green and the green makes it better. It is expensive I got mine on a 20-25% off sale during the holidays that is why I got mine. I knew I needed a chain tool, Abbey is never on sale and...
02-28-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By veganbikes

So you can put wider tires on the current...

So you can put wider tires on the current wheelset and you can go for plush or you can go for puncture protection pick one and you will be all set. The nice soft supple tires aren't as puncture...
02-28-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,623
Posted By veganbikes

You don't need to kill it, it will bonk soon...

You don't need to kill it, it will bonk soon enough ; )
02-27-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By veganbikes

Sure good idea but when someone responds to an...

Sure good idea but when someone responds to an old post of your's and quotes it then you notice it as it comes up when you log in. Being a zombie is great for movies and T.V. programs but not so good...
02-25-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,481
Posted By veganbikes

Someone had to do it (for the Fixie Goons of...

Someone had to do it (for the Fixie Goons of course)
02-25-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By veganbikes

You would not need one and should never need one...

You would not need one and should never need one as a bike being stored outside will do damage to the bike and make it a very easy theft target. I get that some people have issues in finding good...
02-23-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By veganbikes

For really short rides I don't eat in the morning...

For really short rides I don't eat in the morning but if I plan on being out for over an hour or are doing some hard efforts I will certainly try and put something down. You might try a fruit...
02-23-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By veganbikes

It is good to see that brand building stuff. I...

It is good to see that brand building stuff. I remember seeing a video on them a few years ago and was intrigued. You should probably get rid of that crappy Moots bike to me and you go have fun on...
02-23-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,481
Posted By veganbikes

Clearly you aren't doing it for the Fixie Goons,...

Clearly you aren't doing it for the Fixie Goons, my friend :p
02-23-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,481
Posted By veganbikes

It seems everyone has missed the best of the...

It seems everyone has missed the best of the best:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXe6ozyidDE&frags=pl%2Cwn

Queen and Kraftwerk wish they could have come up with that one :lol:
02-13-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 788
Posted By veganbikes

Isn't pornographic content banned on this...

Isn't pornographic content banned on this website? Holy moly that stuff is too sexy.
02-06-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,740
Posted By veganbikes

Not talking about motorcycles. Again for the...

Not talking about motorcycles. Again for the billionth time we are talking about bicycles with pedals that only go forward with pedaling (yes coasting downhill aside). The goal here should be to get...
01-26-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By veganbikes

If everything is mounted and seated properly and...

If everything is mounted and seated properly and wheel is true and the tire is not bulging anywhere or looking odd in natural state and the tire is not over or significantly under pressured, I...
01-22-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,740
Posted By veganbikes

Go out and try a quality one with a Bosch, Brose...

Go out and try a quality one with a Bosch, Brose or Shimano STEPs system. They are awesome, I have a whole bunch of bikes which are all non-electric but I am planning on getting a custom one built...
01-22-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,236
Posted By veganbikes

As people have said economy of scale but also...

As people have said economy of scale but also using cheaper parts helps out a lot. Giant I think are pretty good at cutting corners and using some pretty low grade stuff on a lot of bikes. One big...
01-22-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By veganbikes

What are you talking about there, sonny? My...

What are you talking about there, sonny? My Icebox is just great it will keep a whole head of a cabbage fresh for 4 hours as long as the ice boy is on time and with these new horseless carriages I...
01-18-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,287
Posted By veganbikes

I would at least test ride one of the bikes and...

I would at least test ride one of the bikes and try and ride something as close to the other one as possible. If you are doing a dynamic fitting then certainly go with the best bike you can purchase...
01-09-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By veganbikes

I have 5 C17s and one C13 (in the wider version)...

I have 5 C17s and one C13 (in the wider version) and I love them. Very comfortable for my butt and perineum. In terms of the carbon rails they work just fine on my Ritchey Classic Post but I haven't...
11-23-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By veganbikes

I guess it depends on usage and your relationship...

I guess it depends on usage and your relationship to the bike or the value of the bike as a whole. Certainly something with cheap materials and worn out Acera or something is not worth it but a nice...
Forum: Touring
11-19-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,644
Posted By veganbikes

I was slightly kidding on that. They do believe...

I was slightly kidding on that. They do believe that all these rules and regulations that anger most people some how make us free and safe.

As Ammon Hennacy said "Oh judge! Your damn laws! The...
Forum: Touring
11-18-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,644
Posted By veganbikes

This is one of the many reasons I hate flying....

This is one of the many reasons I hate flying. Seriously we are having to argue over a tiny bottle of vulcanizing glue! Thanks to the U.S. government bowing to other foreign terrorists and taking...
11-03-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By veganbikes

Someone from Japan trying to order from the U.S....

Someone from Japan trying to order from the U.S. Dude you have Blue Lug, Corsa Corsa, Cherubim, Brotures, WBase and probably a ton of other awesome shops. I would love to spend two days one at Blue...
10-12-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,311
Posted By veganbikes

True, it was mostly Flint having the major issues...

True, it was mostly Flint having the major issues but still no excuses for Kid Rock et al.
07-18-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,399
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...
07-07-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,787
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, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 941
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, 06:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,168
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, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,213
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...
06-30-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By veganbikes

ABUS ABUS ABUS and ABUS! Seriously if you are...

ABUS ABUS ABUS and ABUS! Seriously if you are looking for a lock get an ABUS lock especially if weight is a concern, most locks are heavy because with cheap steel and poor hardening you need extra...
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