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10-12-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By veganbikes

I would first go get a fit, I just had a Retül...

I would first go get a fit, I just had a Retül fit and the first ride home on my bike with the changes was transformative, I didn't know how bad my position was for me until we tweeked it and got it...
10-12-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By veganbikes

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I need to get fenders on this if I ride in the...
10-12-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 53,090
Posted By veganbikes

Finally got this bad boy fully built up and...

Finally got this bad boy fully built up and rideable. Just need to get my fit set on it but my fitter has been busy so he was only able to transfer it over to my Foundry....
10-12-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,525
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.
10-12-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By veganbikes

Cool not sure why you quoted a old thread from...

Cool not sure why you quoted a old thread from last year but always good to spread useful info.
09-26-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By veganbikes

I like my bikes to look good. If things need to...

I like my bikes to look good. If things need to match to look good great, if not no worries. Generally I choose components that work really well for what I need.
Forum: Touring
09-15-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,695
Posted By veganbikes

You are quite welcome friend. Enjoy. Grapes are...

You are quite welcome friend. Enjoy. Grapes are amazing that can do so much yet are so small.
Forum: Touring
09-12-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,695
Posted By veganbikes

Try adding some golden raisins in your couscous....

Try adding some golden raisins in your couscous. They add a touch of sweetness and really elevate dishes like that. I put it in stuffed peppers and it is always tasty.

I once was on a tour and had...
09-12-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By veganbikes

I want something that uses a proper JIS...

I want something that uses a proper JIS screwdriver. Really if they made a lightweight version of the CrankBros M10 with a JIS screwdriver and ti tools that would be fine by me. Though the tool from...
09-12-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,864
Posted By veganbikes

I recommend getting a good dynamo set up so you...

I recommend getting a good dynamo set up so you can run lights all the time and they are charged by the front wheel moving. You can get plenty of bright stuff out there. I recommend the B+M IQ-X or...
09-12-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By veganbikes

This is why SRAM has said the "front derailleur...

This is why SRAM has said the "front derailleur is dead" not because it is dead and 1x is the best thing ever for everyone but because they are terrible at making a good front derailleur.

Many of...
09-12-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,434
Posted By veganbikes

I do hang out at my job (usually to work on my...

I do hang out at my job (usually to work on my bikes or help or GM work on his car) but when traveling I do try and visit and hang out at other shops. I love bike shops and there are a ton of really...
09-12-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By veganbikes

When you join forum and you need a certain number...

When you join forum and you need a certain number of posts to participate in something then go and join the forum. Don't just sit there and post "almost at 10" "need some posts" sort of stuff in your...
09-12-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By veganbikes

People are odd. I like to have a good high...

People are odd. I like to have a good high quality handbuilt wheelset that with high quality parts could last nearly forever. I hate having to service stuff often or have oddity parts that aren't...
08-31-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By veganbikes

Getting a bike fit is a good way to go on any...

Getting a bike fit is a good way to go on any bike. A bike fit is more than just slight adjustments and quick stuff that you learned on Youtube. Maybe some bad fitters do that but knowing several...
Forum: Touring
08-31-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,586
Posted By veganbikes

My chosen light combo would be the Busch and...

My chosen light combo would be the Busch and Müller IQ-X front light and Toplight Line Brake Plus Light and Peter White is a perfect place to get them if not from your local shop. I also have used...
Forum: Touring
08-31-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,392
Posted By veganbikes

I use Chamois/Bike Glide all the time it is...

I use Chamois/Bike Glide all the time it is great. It is made by the Body Glide folks and it works really well and is easy to use, just like a deodorant stick so no mess and no fuss. I don't get...
08-31-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By veganbikes

White Industries makes the best freewheel on the...

White Industries makes the best freewheel on the market. It will last a long time and run smoothly and can be serviced if need be.
08-31-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,350
Posted By veganbikes

On a track you won't really need to brake and...

On a track you won't really need to brake and shouldn't and on the road with cars, pedestrians, light changes and various other forms of complete unpredictability having an actual brake could save...
08-31-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By veganbikes

I never understood the want for cheap carbon...

I never understood the want for cheap carbon frames from unknown manufacturers with odd BB standards that don't work well with the cranks they are trying to use. Give me something with a good...
08-10-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By veganbikes

I guess in a sense but I feel like what RockBros...

I guess in a sense but I feel like what RockBros and others are doing is a bit different then some of the other copies out there. There are some that are the direct copies with no changes except in...
08-10-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,497
Posted By veganbikes

My 2011 and 2017 Langster can fit 28s sad you...

My 2011 and 2017 Langster can fit 28s sad you can't do it on yours. You might try a different fork? I don't have my old langster fork but I will have the new one from my Rio if you are interested in...
08-10-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,174
Posted By veganbikes

I prefer either a road bike set up, i.e. drop...

I prefer either a road bike set up, i.e. drop bars with hoods (preferably ergonomic bars and hoods) or I was quite fond of my aero base bars. I am not a huge fan of plain old flat bars, I like...
08-10-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By veganbikes

Once you take off that lock get rid of the new...

Once you take off that lock get rid of the new one they sent you and go out and buy an actual quality folding lock from ABUS. They made the first folding lock and are the only company that can make a...
08-10-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By veganbikes

You could try CycleExif or look around yourself....

You could try CycleExif or look around yourself. Custom painted bikes aren't difficult to find. The only thing I might want that says Davidson is a Davidson bicycle or a very very early HD but then I...
08-10-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't use any RockBros product, all of their...

I wouldn't use any RockBros product, all of their "designs" are just stolen from more quality manufacturers and made very cheaply in China. I personally wouldn't trust the Sea Sucker stuff much...
08-04-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,380
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't want someone's used e-bike. You lose...

I wouldn't want someone's used e-bike. You lose out on all of the warranties and those are pretty handy or if the bike is a kit bike you are likely to have something that isn't worth much and may or...
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By veganbikes

Have you tried seeing a bike fitter? Guessing is...

Have you tried seeing a bike fitter? Guessing is great especially when you guess right but clearly you have been guessing wrong and that isn't great. Fitting uses science and technology and people...
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,206
Posted By veganbikes

Have you test ridden either? Did you like the...

Have you test ridden either? Did you like the ride of the aluminum Cannondale? Did you like the ride of the steel (or most likely steel) Novara? Have you test ridden other bikes? Did you like those...
07-25-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,140
Posted By veganbikes

Custom is a great way to go if you are looking...

Custom is a great way to go if you are looking for comfort. Then I would look at steel and Ti options. If you don't want custom then the Specialized Sequoia is pretty comfortable. I just recently got...
07-25-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,307
Posted By veganbikes

That is why they call them Crackandfails....

That is why they call them Crackandfails. Hopefully no more folks get hurt on them.
07-25-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,314
Posted By veganbikes

All City for the Nature Boy 853 (assuming they...

All City for the Nature Boy 853 (assuming they come out with another version) that bike is hotness.

If a straight road fixed gear I might go Wabi Lighting but if that were the case I would...
07-25-19, 09:46 PM
07-25-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,737
Posted By veganbikes

It is crazy when you mention to some people that...

It is crazy when you mention to some people that you literally cannot stomach water at some point. They are so stunned but it is true. That is why Nuun and the Camelbak Elixr tablets are key for me....
07-19-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,737
Posted By veganbikes

People have made good suggestions about the heat...

People have made good suggestions about the heat and not being down totally to nutrition. However in terms of nutrition I like the SIS Isotonic energy gels a lot especially on hot days as they can be...
07-19-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By veganbikes

A bike that is comfortable for you, fits and that...

A bike that is comfortable for you, fits and that can do what you need it to do well without failing quickly. Cheap bikes are certainly cheap initially but if you are looking to save money those...
07-19-19, 12:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,634
Posted By veganbikes

Veganism is not a diet, it is an ethical way of...

Veganism is not a diet, it is an ethical way of living that excludes the exploitation of others for any reason.

However I do not eat animals or their products.

I certainly has helped me eat a...
07-18-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By veganbikes

I like my D.I.D.Track Racing Pro Chain yes it is...

I like my D.I.D.Track Racing Pro Chain yes it is not a super cheap chain but considering it has lasted years (granted not constant use but quite a bit of use over a 3 years at least) I didn't really...
07-18-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,193
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...
07-18-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,809
Posted By veganbikes

Another good reason to avoid buying used or...

Another good reason to avoid buying used or thinking you are getting a good deal. A bike is rarely used and a great super cheap deal and something ain't wrong with it in some form or another.
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07-18-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,542
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't pay much for a dented frame at all. I...

I wouldn't pay much for a dented frame at all. I could get a brand new frame for $600 that is not dented. For $999 I can get a semi custom made in the U.S. frame from Rodriguez as TimothyH did.
...
07-13-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By veganbikes

Omniums are track cranks so no real small...

Omniums are track cranks so no real small chainrings. The smallest I have seen is vintage campy at 41t and the new stuff of quality is usually 44t sometimes I have seen a 42t. If you don't plan on...
07-13-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By veganbikes

Maybe ask bicyclePubes. He is great a getting...

Maybe ask bicyclePubes. He is great a getting tiny frame bags and if you are in the industry or know it well, he is freakin' hilarious.
07-13-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,028
Posted By veganbikes

If you get new cranks I would certainly upgrade...

If you get new cranks I would certainly upgrade that bottom bracket. Plastic cups on a bottom bracket are a complete no-go for me in any situation and you can get a UN-55 from Shimano pretty cheaply...
07-13-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3,887
Views: 516,800
Posted By veganbikes

Yeah it is a poor choice on them I made sure to...

Yeah it is a poor choice on them I made sure to remove mine when I bought the Phil Wood frame from them. They also got the seatpost size wrong so I bought a seatpost in the correct size and had to...
07-13-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By veganbikes

I should have figured. The 7400 stuff has always...

I should have figured. The 7400 stuff has always been listed as compatibility challenged with other stuff. Kinda sad as it is probably one of the best performing gruppos ever. 600 Tricolor is best...
07-13-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 124,440
Posted By veganbikes

Sounds good will have to try that

Sounds good will have to try that
07-13-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By veganbikes

I did replace a uniglide freehub on a 600...

I did replace a uniglide freehub on a 600 tricolor hub. I believe it was an LX freehub and it worked well. It was an ex-coworkers hub and he is riding it today. If you want 11-xx you might look for...
07-13-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 124,440
Posted By veganbikes

Pacific (and others) make a lovely hazelnut milk....

Pacific (and others) make a lovely hazelnut milk. I usually do almond but really am not super picky because I am generally cooking with it so I can work with most things. However I am curious to try...
Forum: Touring
07-13-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,753
Posted By veganbikes

Camelbak Podium Chill works great, but the Podium...

Camelbak Podium Chill works great, but the Podium Ice is even better. Aerogel for max insulation. I don't then have to worry about color of my bottle so I can go with whatever looks good.
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