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07-09-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By veganbikes

We used to install kits for a long time our owner...

We used to install kits for a long time our owner was well sold on the kit bikes and had a few of them, hasn't ridden any of them in years after trying a quality bike. We had enough problems with...
07-09-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By veganbikes

An Ancheer bike isn't really worth putting money...

An Ancheer bike isn't really worth putting money into. Ride it into the ground and recycle what you can and trash the rest. Save up money y for a decent e-bike .

A Press Fit 30 refers to a bottom...
07-09-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,034
Posted By veganbikes

If you had the manual, would you actually have...

If you had the manual, would you actually have kept it? Most people probably lose that stuff or toss it. Most of the manuals are pretty generic and most of the components are already installed. I...
07-09-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 369
Posted By veganbikes

Vittoria Corsa G+ 700x28 Vittoria Corsa G+...

Vittoria Corsa G+ 700x28
Vittoria Corsa G+ 700x25
Challenge Gravel Grinder Pro 700x36
Challenge Gravel Grinder Race 700x38
Clement LCV 700x28
Continental Travel Contact 700x37
Continental Grand...
07-05-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By veganbikes

Wait they are using a product designed to tie...

Wait they are using a product designed to tie cables together to do just that? How dare they!

Personally zip ties don't really bother me unless uncut but with a good pair of nail clippers you can...
07-05-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By veganbikes

The idea of the cheap-o online bikes is you are...

The idea of the cheap-o online bikes is you are saving all your money initially so you can spend it later on. You aren't paying money for any quality or support you are just getting a cheap pile of...
07-05-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By veganbikes

Always happy to help.

Always happy to help.
07-05-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By veganbikes

SRAM S500 levers always. SRAM tends to have some...

SRAM S500 levers always. SRAM tends to have some of the best levers in the biz in terms of comfort and good looks.
07-05-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By veganbikes

A thank you to everyone but especially aggiegrads...

A thank you to everyone but especially aggiegrads who has had the extreme pleasure to use both. It sounds like I am in the same position I was beforehand. Not for lack of trying or lack of good...
07-05-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 864
Posted By veganbikes

It looks like he is running a Brose motor. I...

It looks like he is running a Brose motor. I couldn't find info on the Matchless website and didn't want to look but if he is using something of quality Brose would be an excellent pick and with the...
07-05-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 857
Posted By veganbikes

Is it cranks hitting a cable end? That is a...

Is it cranks hitting a cable end? That is a common one. As are loose quick releases
07-05-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By veganbikes

It is a Trek bike one of those not a hybrid not a...

It is a Trek bike one of those not a hybrid not a mountain bike but heavy and sometimes clunkier. Typically they have low travel front suspension typically of lower price point. The DS4 looks like it...
07-03-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By veganbikes

Felco or Knipex?

Felco C7 or Knipex 95 61 190 or Knipex 95 62 160? That is the question. I am looking to cut mostly standard Bowden cables and I don't want to settle for cheap stuff.
07-03-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,433
Posted By veganbikes

I agree with this up until the buy a kit. ...

I agree with this up until the buy a kit.

My reasons for not buying a kit is there are tools that I want which come in no kit or I may already have some of those tools or there may be something...
07-03-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 132,251
Posted By veganbikes

I am currently listening to The Weakerthans...

I am currently listening to The Weakerthans Fallow album. Perfect music to finish up work and do some bike forums posting.
07-03-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By veganbikes

Enjoy your new titanium bike and hopefully many...

Enjoy your new titanium bike and hopefully many many many many more. I am building up my third and just got the final bits in so I can put it together in all its 90s 3DV glory.

Post pictures in...
07-03-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By veganbikes

Exactly why would you want to go with 11 speed on...

Exactly why would you want to go with 11 speed on a Tourney hub? Tourney is the absolute bottom of Shimano's range and is not worth upgrading. Get a bike with what you want on it already. Run the...
07-02-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 94
Posted By veganbikes

Any Experience with Schwift bikes?

https://www.schwift.com

Everything looks really good and promising, it is all right up my alley but not a lot of info on the website. I had emailed them recently and am still waiting on a response...
07-02-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By veganbikes

No Copenhagen here, just panic buying a bike for...

No Copenhagen here, just panic buying a bike for better dust collection in their basement. Ride it a couple times and as soon as COVID is over toss it down the stairs and forget about it. The amount...
07-02-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,617
Posted By veganbikes

I have really high doubts a local bike shop is...

I have really high doubts a local bike shop is going to go to the trouble to get counterfiet KMC Missing Links. That just sounds fishy. I can see there being an issue with a product but usually that...
07-02-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,032
Posted By veganbikes

I had a crack on my Langster bottom bracket, that...

I had a crack on my Langster bottom bracket, that is aluminum and I have seen cracked carbon a few times but not directly saw what caused it. We had an aluminum bike in recently that was dented to...
07-02-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By veganbikes

Sure a ton of ways. Just as of note I am...

Sure a ton of ways.

Just as of note I am providing you with the same level of information you provided us. If you had come in saying I have a "insert bike here" with a "insert saddle here" and I...
07-02-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By veganbikes

Pineapple of course...:roflmao2:

Pineapple of course...:roflmao2:
07-02-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By veganbikes

I just removed and installed one with no issues...

I just removed and installed one with no issues using a Park BBT-22 (about a week or two ago). Could be damaged or it could be seized.
07-02-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 861
Posted By veganbikes

I do that frequently I love my Co-Motion and am...

I do that frequently I love my Co-Motion and am always happy to spread the gospel, They are super nice and make excellent bikes. Rodriguez isn't a bad option either and they are also quite nice.
07-02-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,600
Posted By veganbikes

Look this is a dumb post. You cannot just say...

Look this is a dumb post. You cannot just say mathematics is wrong, it is a solid formula that has been long proven, N+1. Denying pure fact is silly.

If I was held at gunpoint with no chance of...
07-02-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By veganbikes

Correct you should really only need to change...

Correct you should really only need to change that. However keep in mind the cranks are 8 speed so you may not have as smooth and crisp shifting.
07-02-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By veganbikes

That is unlikely. If anything that particular...

That is unlikely. If anything that particular adaptor might stiffen up the system a bit.
07-02-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 861
Posted By veganbikes

@Clyde1820 Have considered White Industries,...

@Clyde1820

Have considered White Industries, with their MI5 hub.

Of course, the frame/fork and hub/axle need to be compatible. I like the White Industries' strength, and the weight on the...
07-02-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By veganbikes

I know but it is also some impatience. It is a...

I know but it is also some impatience. It is a mixture of both but with this virus having been raging on for 6 months in the U.S. people need to have a little more understanding of that by now. Month...
07-01-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By veganbikes

As long as you take the sticker off correctly...

As long as you take the sticker off correctly using the approved Shimano tools you will be fine. Otherwise you might void the sicker warranty.

I wouldn't risk it as disc rotors are well known for...
07-01-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,433
Posted By veganbikes

My thoughts are this, buy really high quality...

My thoughts are this, buy really high quality tools especially in those that you will use often. Hex Wrenches, Screwdrivers (JIS please it is what Shimano uses and works better on Phillips head...
06-30-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By veganbikes

Most Trek dealers are like that, they don't want...

Most Trek dealers are like that, they don't want you to have freedom of choice because you probably won't end up on a Trek. I think the wife will love the Specialized Como so if you have an...
06-30-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,107
Posted By veganbikes

I use Finish Line Pedal and Cleat lube. Not aware...

I use Finish Line Pedal and Cleat lube. Not aware of other options but open to suggestions.

Truth be told I don't use it super often but once and a while just as a preventive and because we have...
06-30-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By veganbikes

105 hasn't been 8 speed for a long time. The 8...

105 hasn't been 8 speed for a long time. The 8 speed era was late 80s to early 90s in terms of quality. If you want hydraulics and 105 I would look at 11 speed groupsets. You will be replacing the...
06-30-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By veganbikes

A narrow wide chainring is going to help greatly...

A narrow wide chainring is going to help greatly and yes it is another expense but that is why you bought the Electra to spend a little less initially so you have money left over to upgrade all the...
06-30-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,617
Posted By veganbikes

Did you forget what sarcasm was? Also have...

Did you forget what sarcasm was?

Also have you not read up on the conditions at Amazon warehouses and all the many many many issues they have had over the years mistreating employees? You might...
06-30-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 861
Posted By veganbikes

I would go with White Industries or Phil Wood...

I would go with White Industries or Phil Wood hubs personally, if you are doing other MUSA bits you might as well do that. Also me personally would find a different frame, for some reason Rivendell...
06-30-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,617
Posted By veganbikes

But if we don't support Jeff Bezos, how will he...

But if we don't support Jeff Bezos, how will he stay a multi-billionaire? If we don't buy the knock off pedals and panniers, he could become just a billionaire or worse a multi-millionaire. The poor...
06-30-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,107
Posted By veganbikes

Best chain lube: WD-40 Best frame material:...

Best chain lube: WD-40

Best frame material: whatever Huffies are made out of

Best Tire and Size: Specialized Alibi tires (solid rubber, baby) and 18 x 1 3/8

Flipped upside-down drop bars ...
06-30-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By veganbikes

Everyone is excited, everyone wants their bike,...

Everyone is excited, everyone wants their bike, that is the big problem. If you were to put it to them, I have this other person who really wants their bike right away let me not work on yours and do...
06-30-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By veganbikes

You might check out this:...

You might check out this: https://www.assolutions.ca/flat-mount-caliper-to-post-mount-adapter-guide/

A significant downgrade. GRX 400 is Tiagra level which would be roughly equivelent to...
06-27-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By veganbikes

Why the need to change? Do you need a post mount...

Why the need to change? Do you need a post mount brake? If you need flat mount your best bet is to stick with what comes with the GRX but if you do need post mount then those brakes can work. However...
06-27-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,097
Posted By veganbikes

I prefer the Portland Design Works cages, never...

I prefer the Portland Design Works cages, never have lost a bottle and they look super neat. Though if I want MUSA I gotta have my King Ti cages ultra light and well made. Not cheap but I can get the...
06-27-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 871
Posted By veganbikes

So you bought a cheap knockoff of a bad idea? I...

So you bought a cheap knockoff of a bad idea? I guess someone had to do it or they wouldn't sell these things!

If I want some sort of suspension or isolation from the bumps I will go with a Kinekt...
06-27-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,663
Posted By veganbikes

I don't own a shop, I have worked at shops for...

I don't own a shop, I have worked at shops for years that is true but don't own. How exactly do you know they just polished the bike and handed it back? They did miss a crack but stuff like that is...
Forum: Touring
06-26-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,481
Posted By veganbikes

I am quite happy with my BA Fly Creek UL2. Sure...

I am quite happy with my BA Fly Creek UL2. Sure maybe not the most compact for bike packing but in my Arkel GT-54s it fits in fine with a little extra space on top for stuff in the tent sleeve.

I...
06-26-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,663
Posted By veganbikes

Sorry but that doesn't sound realistic. Either it...

Sorry but that doesn't sound realistic. Either it wasn't a crack (maybe paint damage?) or it was a crack and nobody told you to ride on it. I have extremely high doubts anyone would tell you or your...
06-26-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 927
Posted By veganbikes

I am not a fan of Octalink, it is not a terrible...

I am not a fan of Octalink, it is not a terrible idea in theory but a proprietary system is never great. Square taper works fine and ISIS is a good idea in the fact it is open source and anyone case...
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