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06-28-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By veganbikes

You should ride at times when a website is...

You should ride at times when a website is getting too much traffic and then come back at lower time and check out that website and buy lots of product.
06-28-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 138
Posted By veganbikes

Quality grip shifts are different from stuff on a...

Quality grip shifts are different from stuff on a Huffy let's make sure to avoid conflating the two. When SRAM first made them they were great and their high end stuff is still decent but low end...
06-28-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By veganbikes

I would just use the proper adapter generally...

I would just use the proper adapter generally from the manufacturer who made the brake caliper but North Shore Billet, Paul make really great stuff and work nicely. If I needed spacers I would...
06-28-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 59
Posted By veganbikes

It gave me a warning to get to that website. I...

It gave me a warning to get to that website. I haven't seen anything that mounts oddly like that what saddle do you have? You might consider if possible getting a metal railed version of it, the...
06-27-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By veganbikes

Probably a change that occurred as a result of...

Probably a change that occurred as a result of the pandemic, I haven't heard of that brake but looking at the price of the bike I wouldn't worry too much about it, save up your money for something...
Forum: Foo
06-27-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18,679
Views: 1,057,162
Posted By veganbikes

Doesn't march as that would be out of place but...

Doesn't march as that would be out of place but does power walk to the sounds of the ultra rare album "The Three Kenmigos" featuring Kenny G, Kenny Loggins, and Kenny Rogers. He made it in his...
06-27-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 172
Posted By veganbikes

If you can return the bike I would do that. I wen...

If you can return the bike I would do that. I wen to their website and the first thing I saw was "as seen on TV" and that is a good sign run don't walk away from it.

You could upgrade the rear...
06-27-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 459
Posted By veganbikes

Having to work to make money and dealing with...

Having to work to make money and dealing with staff incompetence or customer incompetence! Beyond that cycling is pretty great. I guess I wish certain bikes I owned could fit wider tires without...
06-27-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By veganbikes

In real world usage as I put wider tires on my...

In real world usage as I put wider tires on my bike I run them at lower pressures. Having run gone from 23 to 28 I could notice a difference for instance on the same bike and did progressively go...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 751
Posted By veganbikes

This is a good reason not to buy used carbon...

This is a good reason not to buy used carbon stuff you never know. Luckily you can get plenty of quality new carbon forks from Ritchey or Whisky or ENVE and just find someone who can paint it properly
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By veganbikes

You have a cheap bike, so I would avoid another...

You have a cheap bike, so I would avoid another cheap bike. Up the budget a bit or try and find some better bikes in that lower price point. The Diverge uses low end components, the B12 is a tri bike...
06-26-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By veganbikes

Wider tires at lower pressure will help greatly...

Wider tires at lower pressure will help greatly and building a strong wheel will also help. Ultralight stuff is fine and dandy for smooth stuff under really light riders on light bikes but if you are...
Forum: Foo
06-26-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18,679
Views: 1,057,162
Posted By veganbikes

Would love for Charlie to kick his balls but he...

Would love for Charlie to kick his balls but he only has peanuts on his van pelt
06-26-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By veganbikes

There are plenty of shops still in business...

There are plenty of shops still in business despite a billionaires best efforts and the Trek trying to buy them all out and turn then into pure Trek stores.

We are out there and we would love to...
06-26-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 782
Posted By veganbikes

Here is what you need to know, bikes are coming...

Here is what you need to know, bikes are coming eventually. The heads up is 2023 is the next year on the calendar but the industry will not be back to normal-ish capacity for a couple years at least....
06-25-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By veganbikes

Because braking on carbon rims just sucks in...

Because braking on carbon rims just sucks in general. Alloy rims are the way to go for rim brakes or if you want carbon disc brakes all the way!

Make sure if your rims are for a specific pad you...
06-24-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By veganbikes

That website looks bad from the get go and then...

That website looks bad from the get go and then the title of the bike starts with fashion high quality that is a good sign it is a do not buy. Go down to your local e-bike shop and see what they have...
Forum: Foo
06-23-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18,679
Views: 1,057,162
Posted By veganbikes

Has joined the Pen 15 club over 100 times in the...

Has joined the Pen 15 club over 100 times in the past year and finally got it tattooed on his forehead.
Forum: Foo
06-23-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 357
Posted By veganbikes

Humnah humnah humnah...that is sexy! Both the...

Humnah humnah humnah...that is sexy! Both the tool and that box is quite nice
06-22-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By veganbikes

What was your process for narrowing them? Really...

What was your process for narrowing them? Really it would be whichever bike felt the best and worked the best.
Forum: Foo
06-22-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18,679
Views: 1,057,162
Posted By veganbikes

Became a caddy at Bushwood but during CaddyShack...

Became a caddy at Bushwood but during CaddyShack II
06-22-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By veganbikes

Oh yeah you would be fine or go for the Magura...

Oh yeah you would be fine or go for the Magura MDR-P rotors which do have built in magnet mounts and easy peasy.

Centerlock or 6 bolt are just fine, I think most of my rotors are 6-bolt (or 4 bolt...
06-22-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By veganbikes

We have one of your camouflaged bikes at the shop...

We have one of your camouflaged bikes at the shop it needs a lot of work you should send them a check for the cost of the bike and we can help him find something of quality, I can see where the...
06-22-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By veganbikes

I would probably see if you can return the bike,...

I would probably see if you can return the bike, the headaches have already started and you just pulled it out of the box. A tiny tired fat bike is really not a practical for much. Fat tires are for...
06-22-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 417
Posted By veganbikes

Probably either or. I really am not picky but yes...

Probably either or. I really am not picky but yes a quick-link is a lot easier. Though I have put in plenty of pins over time and I don't really mind it at all but yes 3alarmer makes a decent point...
06-22-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 164
Posted By veganbikes

Bikes that are unlocked are more likely to get...

Bikes that are unlocked are more likely to get stolen and are super easy targets for theft and it is a terrible idea to leave a bike unlocked. Yes nobody wants to steal drippy's bikes but that isn't...
06-22-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By veganbikes

For any carbon wheel go with the manufacturers...

For any carbon wheel go with the manufacturers suggested pads first and foremost and if they really don't recommend anything like cxwrench said SwissStop makes great pads (Black Prince and Yellow...
06-22-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By veganbikes

Bottom feeding gets really expensive, I wouldn't...

Bottom feeding gets really expensive, I wouldn't build a wheel with the cheapest hub you can find it isn't worth the time and the money.
06-22-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By veganbikes

Have you tried their website? That would...

Have you tried their website?

That would probably be the best place to look. I have never seen it and their website would really tell you everything. If that is a company you want to buy from go...
06-22-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 472
Posted By veganbikes

Sure fixing stuff is great but sometimes it just...

Sure fixing stuff is great but sometimes it just isn't worth it. The Shimano's will be a solid pick!
Forum: Touring
06-14-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By veganbikes

No, they don't need that, they can get plenty of...

No, they don't need that, they can get plenty of old chains for that. That is not going to be a problem for them. Donating useful stuff is good but donating trash for them to throw away isn't so...
Forum: Touring
06-14-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By veganbikes

Oh wow those are old school my Arkels I got 10...

Oh wow those are old school my Arkels I got 10 years ago and they had the current style of hooks. However pretty much any Arkel I have seen will last long amounts of time. I couldn't tell those are...
06-14-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,456
Posted By veganbikes

If someone comes and reads this thread down the...

If someone comes and reads this thread down the road keep in mind you can ride just about anything in a group ride if the group is cool with it and you can handle yourself in that ride. If you cannot...
06-14-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 472
Posted By veganbikes

You want to trash what could be a decent brake...

You want to trash what could be a decent brake (probably not for a cargo bike though) for a brake that people never really liked and had problems as you are having repeatedly when you could just get...
06-14-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By veganbikes

You will probably want a better wheel set, White...

You will probably want a better wheel set, White Industries is a good way to go as they will make Road Boost stuff (I checked a couple years ago) The stock wheels won't hold up for us. However I...
06-14-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By veganbikes

I like a comfortable tape as it is a touch point...

I like a comfortable tape as it is a touch point it is worth spending a bit on nicer tape don't have to go crazy but it doesn't hurt to buy a little nicer than cheap tape from the 90s.
06-14-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By veganbikes

Why the face palm? Do you not enjoy bikes? If you...

Why the face palm? Do you not enjoy bikes? If you enjoy bikes get ten posts by participating in ACTIVE threads, if not try your local shop or a search engine. However here it would be good to see...
06-14-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By veganbikes

Regen brakes don't do anything. Essentially it...

Regen brakes don't do anything. Essentially it makes the bike extra hard to pedal and that is about it imagine trying to charge the batteries from a little phone charger like my Goal Zero Flip 12 it...
06-14-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 251
Posted By veganbikes

I feel like we haven't had one of these in a...

I feel like we haven't had one of these in a while so why not.

For degreaser I like citrus stuff or the Rock N Roll Miracle Red (which I mainly use for grease stains on clothing these days) ...
06-14-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,440
Posted By veganbikes

They do make a lot of garbage but as Rolla said...

They do make a lot of garbage but as Rolla said they do make some decent enough high end stuff. They are the biggest manufacturer in the world but they are probably also building for others as well...
Forum: Foo
06-14-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 651
Posted By veganbikes

Me probably not I don't want people calling me...

Me probably not I don't want people calling me more than they already do.
Forum: Foo
06-14-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18,679
Views: 1,057,162
Posted By veganbikes

Just sold his kidney to a very nice man in a...

Just sold his kidney to a very nice man in a trench coat in an alleyway looking like he was reading that novel
06-14-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 676
Posted By veganbikes

I want to lie so bad and say yes I ride them all...

I want to lie so bad and say yes I ride them all who doesn't but truth is yes I have bikes I don't ride as often I really need to ride them more but for one reason on another I don't mostly due to...
06-14-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 745
Posted By veganbikes

It is a game changer. I also did a Retül fit and...

It is a game changer. I also did a Retül fit and can't be happier. They really made some good suggestions and changes that really did honestly work.

$200 is around the average I think. The one we...
06-14-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 745
Posted By veganbikes

If you do swap tape, which is a good thing, take...

If you do swap tape, which is a good thing, take some good pictures underneath the bars after you take off the old tape (and maybe clean things up) that way people know what is going on underneath...
06-14-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By veganbikes

I mean if you are using to low security u-locks...

I mean if you are using to low security u-locks like those in an urban area that is better than a cable but not by a huge margin. You could link the locks together and wrap the excess cable around...
06-14-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 523
Posted By veganbikes

You just know it is pretty easy if I am in the...

You just know it is pretty easy if I am in the biggest ring and find myself needing easier and easier gears it is a good sign I need to move to a smaller ring. If I am in my smaller ring and find...
06-14-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,779
Posted By veganbikes

Not a pops. Not even close, though yes you should...

Not a pops. Not even close, though yes you should thank your father. However the thread was dormant and the idea is poor. I am not saying one needs to have multiple cables in their parts drawers if...
Forum: Foo
06-13-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 537
Posted By veganbikes

A shotgun, some sandbags and some cans of creamed...

A shotgun, some sandbags and some cans of creamed corn! Also get one of those snake flags. One final piece of advice, don't listen to anything I have said! I am not a tax expert at all.
Forum: Foo
06-13-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18,679
Views: 1,057,162
Posted By veganbikes

Has been making macaroni art at the local mental...

Has been making macaroni art at the local mental ward though most of the macaroni ends up his nose. Still thinks he's Jack Nicholson.
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