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09-26-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 577
Posted By veganbikes

The Bike Barn in Houston Texas lists on their...

The Bike Barn in Houston Texas lists on their website:


You might be quoting something different? Maybe you were also looking at a bike fit? Bike fits can be $250 and up or you had other...
09-26-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By veganbikes

I still have enough project bikes from before the...

I still have enough project bikes from before the pandemic. If you want to buy some I will let them go cheap.
09-26-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 910
Posted By veganbikes

Oh man, you missed out. Those Holiday Inn...

Oh man, you missed out. Those Holiday Inn Expresses are excellent!
09-26-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 910
Posted By veganbikes

What do you mean he hit a pedestrian? I mean he...

What do you mean he hit a pedestrian? I mean he hit a pedestrian but that pedestrian had dealings in the Ukraine and even though he hit the pedestrian he hit a lot of other things and he did the...
09-26-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 372
Posted By veganbikes

Yeah we are feeling the squeeze, luckily we were...

Yeah we are feeling the squeeze, luckily we were ordering like mad and still are and looking in unique places to get supply but we are starting to run lower and lower.


In terms of the OP, the...
09-26-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 577
Posted By veganbikes

A Fauxtobecane is not anywhere close to the...

A Fauxtobecane is not anywhere close to the quality, engineering...of Specialized or even Trek or any other similar large brands, It is likely made in Taiwan (or maybe China), quite cheaply probably...
09-26-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By veganbikes

The Jagwire liner is for the Elite Link Housing...

The Jagwire liner is for the Elite Link Housing but also works well as a replacement for the stuff Kleins used. It is quite good stuff but the Elite Link kits are awesome. Really lightweight,...
09-26-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 372
Posted By veganbikes

There is no problems the world is fine. 200K...

There is no problems the world is fine. 200K deaths in the U.S. is just fake news.

On a more serious note...there has been a global pandemic that started late in 2019 and spread like wildfire...
09-25-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 688
Posted By veganbikes

If you find any more Snap On stuff send it my...

If you find any more Snap On stuff send it my way. I especially need a full metric socket set 1/4, a set of FlankDrive ratcheting wrenches (long and short, 1/4 ControlTech Torque Wrench (fixed or...
09-25-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 944
Posted By veganbikes

The S-Works logo means Specialized is not just...

The S-Works logo means Specialized is not just involved it is their bike entirely from the get go. S-Works refers to the top of Specialized's range of bikes and accessories. It is found in top levels...
09-25-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By veganbikes

I believe Bosch made a portable tire inflator at...

I believe Bosch made a portable tire inflator at one point that a lot of CX/MTB pro mechanics use. It seems neat for them but I wouldn't use it for personal use and certainly wouldn't waste money on...
09-25-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By veganbikes

Always by the genuine article or find another...

Always by the genuine article or find another genuine article that is cheaper if you must. Fakes and phonies are not good and aren't worth the time. If you can't afford something don't fake it just...
09-25-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By veganbikes

I think Time stuff is neat but art is a bit of a...

I think Time stuff is neat but art is a bit of a stretch. Certainly well made and a neat process though. Dario Peggoretti was an artist, The team at Firefly are artists, Chris Bishop is an Artist,...
09-25-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By veganbikes

You can do it 3 times a week except leap years...

You can do it 3 times a week except leap years you can do it 4 but if in Australia it is 2 in normal years but 6 in leap years provided you have consumed at least 1 case of Foster's. Now of course on...
09-24-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By veganbikes

Radius is not counterfeit just cheap stuff. I...

Radius is not counterfeit just cheap stuff. I have seen it on various lower end bikes, probably functional and with some decent pads and cables and housing probably will be OK braking.

I wouldn't...
09-22-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By veganbikes

Still you decided to get the word out. It is good...

Still you decided to get the word out. It is good stuff. I don't live in or near NYC or use Facebook so it would be a bit lost.
09-22-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 653
Posted By veganbikes

I have several friends on the autism spectrum one...

I have several friends on the autism spectrum one has Aspbergers in addition to about a billion other things he is a major cyclist and has been since the 70s-80s

I wouldn't worry about it, if...
09-22-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 944
Posted By veganbikes

Wow that is a beyond rare bike, I am talking 1 of...

Wow that is a beyond rare bike, I am talking 1 of 1. Trek as far as I know never made Specialized bikes and Specialized never made bikes for Trek. So a Specialized S-Works made by Trek is super duper...
09-22-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By veganbikes

This is an excellent thread. We need more threads...

This is an excellent thread. We need more threads like this.
09-22-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By veganbikes

I don't know that I need my iPhone on my blender....

I don't know that I need my iPhone on my blender. I will agree a smoothie is great before a ride but I don't need my phone that much. If I did need my phone in the kitchen I would probably look at...
09-22-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By veganbikes

You might also put this in the regional forum and...

You might also put this in the regional forum and the BMX forum if you haven't.

You did a good thing hotbike
09-20-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,906
Posted By veganbikes

I have been there. My mother passed when I was a...

I have been there. My mother passed when I was a lot younger and it is still a bit tough. I haven't ridden out there yet but I have wanted to to do that for years this has given me inspiration to get...
Forum: Touring
09-20-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By veganbikes

I love my Arkel GT-54s and probably wouldn't go...

I love my Arkel GT-54s and probably wouldn't go differently if I had to buy again. They are fantastic panniers with a great mounting system and extreme durability. I have never lost one or had one...
09-20-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By veganbikes

It is a goofy design. Good to see someone is...

It is a goofy design. Good to see someone is going weird with this stuff. Enough of the same old junk at least some interesting junk.
09-20-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 518
Posted By veganbikes

N+1 is always correct however I will say if you...

N+1 is always correct however I will say if you have a bunch of low end bikes I might get rid of some and upgrade to some nicer stuff. A pile of junk isn't worth it and I would rather have a couple...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By veganbikes

Another vote for Topeak Road Morph G. The few who...

Another vote for Topeak Road Morph G. The few who don't like it probably haven't used it. For what it is it is a really top notch pump.
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By veganbikes

Having seen and used both I much prefer the...

Having seen and used both I much prefer the Racktime system as it is also compatible with bags for MIK (Mounting Is Key) which unlocks a ton of possibilities (granted you will need to swap the bottom...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 927
Posted By veganbikes

I would probably do a similar set as to what you...

I would probably do a similar set as to what you currently have but maybe upgrade to a wider rim and a SON hub at the front. My choice in your situation would be Velocity Cliffhanger laced with Sapim...
09-17-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
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: 4
Views: 243
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: 631
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: 303
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: 23
Views: 712
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: 17
Views: 510
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: 920
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: 813
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: 24,541
Views: 2,092,466
Posted By veganbikes

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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: 28
Views: 763
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: 300
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: 300
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: 1,304
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: 554
Posted By veganbikes

Allright buddy, that's a wrap.

Allright buddy, that's a wrap.
09-12-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
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: 519
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: 107
Views: 2,756
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: 1,247
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: 194
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: 1,554
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: 4,454
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: 782
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.
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