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06-24-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
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: 18,664
Views: 1,056,313
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: 334
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: 498
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: 18,664
Views: 1,056,313
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: 258
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: 174
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: 288
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: 11
Views: 236
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: 143
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: 9
Views: 169
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: 278
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: 87
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: 423
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: 18
Views: 544
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: 421
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: 1,353
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: 423
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: 258
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: 406
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: 184
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: 209
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: 242
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: 1,282
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: 598
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: 18,664
Views: 1,056,313
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: 619
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: 688
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: 688
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: 257
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: 514
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: 8,675
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: 496
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: 18,664
Views: 1,056,313
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.
06-13-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By veganbikes

I am wondering that myself, I had my eye on the...

I am wondering that myself, I had my eye on the new Riese and Müller UBN Five but now I am a little worried. Is the support going to be good or get better or worse, are prices going up or staying...
06-13-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,675
Posted By veganbikes

Keep in mind this thread was dormant for 2 years!...

Keep in mind this thread was dormant for 2 years!

For those looking for good advice just get a new cable they are pretty cheap even a galvanized cable is going to be better than zip ties and...
06-13-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By veganbikes

Bionix is long gone, the company went out of...

Bionix is long gone, the company went out of business quite a while ago. I wouldn't bother with that system it is a lot of work to put on an outdated system with no support from the company.
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06-13-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,835
Posted By veganbikes

I don't have an issue with e-bikes either. I love...

I don't have an issue with e-bikes either. I love 'em I have two of them but they are actual electric bicycles. Throttles aren't bicycles but mopeds but yeah I don't think they even cared. It may...
Forum: Foo
06-13-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18,664
Views: 1,056,313
Posted By veganbikes

I did beat the Phaal curry challenge at the Brick...

I did beat the Phaal curry challenge at the Brick Lane Curry House in NYC actually. I am not really one for the challenges but this one was interesting.

Had 72oz of big Texan in his round rock if...
06-13-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By veganbikes

I would post some pictures so we can see what is...

I would post some pictures so we can see what is going on. If something was missing on a new bike then you could reach out Shimano to get you new V-brake parts however if you are just talking about...
06-13-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,835
Posted By veganbikes

Sadly it is tough to tell a bicycle or e-bike...

Sadly it is tough to tell a bicycle or e-bike from a throttled moped. This is a throttled moped. It is sad they took up the entire sidewalk but I wouldn't be surprised if they rode it on the sidewalk...
06-13-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,769
Posted By veganbikes

Most shops don't have the time to loosen peoples...

Most shops don't have the time to loosen peoples bolts and have no interest in it unless required for a repair and certainly aren't going to do extra unpaid work that could lead to bike issues. It is...
06-13-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 688
Posted By veganbikes

At least you did something to it but yeah keep...

At least you did something to it but yeah keep the maintenance regular. If you have to pause for a while to wonder when you last tuned the bike up it is long past time or you are having memory issues...
06-13-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 386
Posted By veganbikes

A 36h wheel is not going to really change the...

A 36h wheel is not going to really change the cost by much aside from 4 more spokes and nipples per wheel but get the right wheel for the job and don't skimp out on it if you are worried, a good...
06-13-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By veganbikes

If you are trying to tag someone in a thread you...

If you are trying to tag someone in a thread you need to use the "at' symbol @
So Warren128 which would be (at)Warren128 but it auto links it as part of the HTML codes and whatnot.

You might...
06-13-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 688
Posted By veganbikes

A new bike will probably get you wider tire...

A new bike will probably get you wider tire clearance meaning more comfort which is a good thing. Low end carbon vs. nicer groupset I would probably go nicer groupset but me personally I wouldn't...
06-13-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By veganbikes

The supply chain will probably not be back to...

The supply chain will probably not be back to whatever the new normal is till 2024 maybe even 2025 maybe even later. Bikes are trickling in slowly, they are coming and it certainly feels like things...
06-13-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,190
Posted By veganbikes

Prestige is good tubing and old vintage bikes can...

Prestige is good tubing and old vintage bikes can be quite fun and if you don't have the attachment to it as a pure vintage bike or trying to keep it period correct you can have a lot more fun
...
06-12-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,556
Posted By veganbikes

We had one in the shop a couple times and it was...

We had one in the shop a couple times and it was a nightmare to work on. I think they had it equipped with Di2. Neat looking but I wouldn't recommend it personally.
06-12-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,190
Posted By veganbikes

Cheapest and most practical way to upgrade your...

Cheapest and most practical way to upgrade your braking is get good quality brake shoes and pads ideally from one of the stop like KoolStop or SwissStop. You want good stiff shoes any flex in the...
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