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Forum: Touring
07-12-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By veganbikes

I had a 26" Disc Trucker, eventually I wanted to...

I had a 26" Disc Trucker, eventually I wanted to go 700c and I wouldn't want to go back aside from wanting to fit wider tires. At the time skinny tires seemed like the right thing but now I have...
07-12-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By veganbikes

I prefer to go to my local shop. Rather shop...

I prefer to go to my local shop. Rather shop local as Jeff Bezos is already a multi billionaire who is the richest man in the world and doesn't need our help anymore.
07-12-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By veganbikes

It's a nice bike made at the Waterford Factory a...

It's a nice bike made at the Waterford Factory a new bike from them is going to be at least 2k but probably more with their handmade fork. It is also some nice paint. I would put something nice on...
07-11-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 229
Posted By veganbikes

I would save the money and put it towards a...

I would save the money and put it towards a quality bike from a bike shop. Upgrading parts on a department store bike really isn't worth it. The bike is designed to be a throw away item and not...
07-11-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 281
Posted By veganbikes

Delta AxleRods. Also happy to help. I love a...

Delta AxleRods.

Also happy to help. I love a good skewer.
07-11-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,588
Posted By veganbikes

That's good. I have had a lot of poor experiences...

That's good. I have had a lot of poor experiences with them. Some good ones as well and sure overall they are a good concept but poorly enforced but I have to assume some places are a bit better.
07-10-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By veganbikes

Ultegra is boring? Ultegra has been some of the...

Ultegra is boring? Ultegra has been some of the best looking groupsets in Shimano's line up. Arabesque, 600 Tri Color, 6800. Sure I will admit the 9 speed era goes to Dura-Ace for the 25th...
07-10-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 281
Posted By veganbikes

My favorite skewers are Paul Components ...

My favorite skewers are Paul Components (https://www.paulcomp.com/shop/components/skewers/quick-release-skewers/)or DT Swiss RWS (https://www.dtswiss.com/en/components/hubs-and-rws/rws/5-mm) but if...
07-10-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 667
Posted By veganbikes

Look I hate to be the bearer of bad news and so...

Look I hate to be the bearer of bad news and so sorry that nobody else was brave enough to tell you but the entire frame is trashed and you should send it to me so I can get it to the proper metal...
07-10-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,098
Posted By veganbikes

I have played nude golf got my balls in the hole...

I have played nude golf got my balls in the hole with my nine iron in the rough :lol:
07-10-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,470
Posted By veganbikes

The valve stems are not lined up, crank is not in...

The valve stems are not lined up, crank is not in correct position, chain is not on large chainring and smallest cog at the rear. Also generally it is good to remove bottles and bags and stuff though...
07-10-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,588
Posted By veganbikes

Bike lanes are sadly mostly a joke in the U.S....

Bike lanes are sadly mostly a joke in the U.S. because we view bikes as toys and you don't play with toys in the street. Nobody respects them even cyclists sometimes don't. I had one yahoo going down...
07-10-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Posted By veganbikes

My next bikes are unbuilt but the tubing is in...

My next bikes are unbuilt but the tubing is in the Firefly, Waterford, No.22, Moots, Independent Fabrications and Bishop workshops however none of them know they are one day possibly going to build...
07-10-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By veganbikes

Nope luck has a big thing to do with it. We have...

Nope luck has a big thing to do with it. We have had excellent mechanics who have been around e-bike tech for a long time. I get it you cheated "the man" and built up a bike with a kit and it has...
07-09-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
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: 123
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: 84
Views: 3,565
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: 18
Views: 571
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: 721
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: 11
Views: 435
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: 527
Posted By veganbikes

Always happy to help.

Always happy to help.
07-05-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 669
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: 340
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: 27
Views: 1,054
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: 929
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: 314
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: 340
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: 69
Views: 2,799
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: 132,874
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: 19
Views: 644
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: 259
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: 130
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: 923
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: 4,829
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: 5,301
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: 243
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: 527
Posted By veganbikes

Pineapple of course...:roflmao2:

Pineapple of course...:roflmao2:
07-02-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
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: 891
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: 66
Views: 3,022
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: 584
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: 224
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: 891
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: 1,034
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: 546
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: 69
Views: 2,799
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: 303
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: 9,599
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: 584
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...
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