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08-15-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 232
Posted By veganbikes

Just go for Phil Wood it is always good stuff. Or...

Just go for Phil Wood it is always good stuff. Or don't there are tons of grease options out there and probably many of them just fine.
08-15-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 65
Posted By veganbikes

That bike is not a mountain bike and is more of a...

That bike is not a mountain bike and is more of a lower end hybrid that is fine to ride but not worth putting a lot of money into and especially one that will change the geometry of the bike and is...
08-15-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 92
Posted By veganbikes

Rockshox makes the SID RCT3 in a 26" version...

Rockshox makes the SID RCT3 in a 26" version still as well as the Reba RL and Manitou does the Markhor in 26" and there are probably still a whole lot of dirt jump forks but those are likely 20x100...
08-15-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By veganbikes

Bosch is a rarely replaced motor, we have...

Bosch is a rarely replaced motor, we have replaced maybe 4 or 5 in 5 years and all under warranty. Bosch warranty is excellent they really support their products well and sometimes go beyond the 2...
08-15-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 112
Posted By veganbikes

What size clamp do you need? That would help...

What size clamp do you need? That would help quite a bit. I would recommend a non-quick release collar and proper torque to start with assuming of course the seatpost is of the right size and the...
08-15-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 280
Posted By veganbikes

Quadlock would be the way to go. Cheap stuff to...

Quadlock would be the way to go. Cheap stuff to hold a potentially expensive phone is just dumb and sounds like a really poor idea. If you are scraping the bottom of the barrel I would recommend...
08-15-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By veganbikes

I bet you could just search on alibaba and his 40...

I bet you could just search on alibaba and his 40 thieves and he can provide you with junk. Otherwise I would consider confirming what you have so we can actually help you and find bearings from a...
08-13-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 395
Posted By veganbikes

Oh his mother was a nice lady a little clingy but...

Oh his mother was a nice lady a little clingy but it happens. He might be an a-hole but his mother was a good time


Saying get off your phone is not stupid it is rather smart and an unfortunate...
08-13-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,064
Posted By veganbikes

The bike sounds like it was the wrong size for...

The bike sounds like it was the wrong size for you. A size guess on a website unfortunately doesn't translate into real world sizing much of the time without a test ride or knowing the geometry will...
08-13-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By veganbikes

Yes a clip can feed a magazine look at say a M1...

Yes a clip can feed a magazine look at say a M1 Garand.or the SKS as you mentioned. A tissue can be a Kleenex but a rim is not a wheel it might be part of a wheel but calling it the wrong thing...
08-12-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 177
Posted By veganbikes

V-brakes are specific to Shimano, technically...

V-brakes are specific to Shimano, technically linear pull brakes are the correct terminology but aside from that I do like the diagram.
08-12-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By veganbikes

Except not at all. A rim is a part of a wheel,...

Except not at all. A rim is a part of a wheel, but you have nipples, spokes and then your hub which make up that wheel. A magazine feeds the firearm and the clip feeds the magazine.

Using correct...
08-12-22, 09:02 PM
08-12-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By veganbikes

There are still good high end coil shocks but...

There are still good high end coil shocks but most you will find stock aren't so good. SR Suntour does rule that market but they also make some nicer forks as well. I probably wouldn't generally run...
Forum: Foo
08-11-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18,732
Views: 1,063,790
Posted By veganbikes

Was paid by the celery industrial complex to post...

Was paid by the celery industrial complex to post that joke believes carrots and onions can go fornicate with themselves.
08-11-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By veganbikes

Rockshox means nothing they make some lower end...

Rockshox means nothing they make some lower end coil shocks as well. Yes if I was to have a bottom end fork sure Rockshox would be the way to go but I wouldn't really want a coil shock unless it was...
08-11-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 511
Posted By veganbikes

A spoke protector of plastic is junk and a...

A spoke protector of plastic is junk and a properly adjusted derailleur should not go into the spokes and if it does generally you have way more problems.

No elitist snobbery in taking proper care...
08-11-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By veganbikes

I would not buy a pre-made toolkit, those tend to...

I would not buy a pre-made toolkit, those tend to be of pretty low quality or have a lot of tools I don't want or would replace. The only kit I would ever consider would be from Campagnolo and they...
08-11-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By veganbikes

The Spyres are the brakes to go for they are made...

The Spyres are the brakes to go for they are made by Tektro Racing Products aka TRP. The HY/RDs are also made by TRP which again is a completely different company from Juin Tech and makes a different...
08-10-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By veganbikes

Please don't buy cheap cables and housing. Decent...

Please don't buy cheap cables and housing. Decent quality stuff is not super expensive and can improve your braking quite a bit. The only reason to buy bottom end cables and housing is if there is...
08-10-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By veganbikes

Then let's use the correct terminology if you are...

Then let's use the correct terminology if you are talking about road rim brakes which are quite a lot different from linear pull brakes on mountain bikes. Road cyclists have been slow to adopt new...
Forum: Touring
08-09-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By veganbikes

Why do we still need these threads. As I say on...

Why do we still need these threads. As I say on every single of these exact same threads, DON'T BUY FROM A PLACE YOU DON'T TRUST. If you have to ask it is a not a place you would ever want to buy...
08-09-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By veganbikes

A cheap wheel is going to be a cheap wheel. If...

A cheap wheel is going to be a cheap wheel. If you are having wheel issues getting one hand built by a professional wheel builder is going to be the key. Certainly shorter spokes are going to be...
08-09-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By veganbikes

Who knows without knowing the bike and knowing...

Who knows without knowing the bike and knowing you and all of that it is tough to tell. It is possible because yes an 8 speed with a gates belt drive could well be worth it as generally that stuff is...
08-09-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,533
Posted By veganbikes

I generally got mostly Bs but always tried to...

I generally got mostly Bs but always tried to climb to As. My guess is your highest is a C but only because the teacher felt bad?
08-09-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By veganbikes

Spurcycle hasn't made those grip rings for years....

Spurcycle hasn't made those grip rings for years. If you are seeing stock somewhere be aware it has been quite a number of years since they made those I think I can recall in 2016 they were on...
08-09-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By veganbikes

Every picture I am seeing is disc brakes,...

Every picture I am seeing is disc brakes, Shimano's to be exact. Also haven't really seen any road bikes with linear pulls. I guess some of the Tri/TT bikes had some odd kind of linear pull brakes...
08-09-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By veganbikes

OK but what team is using linear pull brakes?...

OK but what team is using linear pull brakes? Road caliper brakes are different from linear pull brakes? All of the MTB pros have been long gone from linear pull and cantilever brakes and I don't...
08-08-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By veganbikes

What pro-racers are using linear pull brakes?

What pro-racers are using linear pull brakes?
08-08-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,542
Posted By veganbikes

Cyclists are humans, not salmon don't ride like...

Cyclists are humans, not salmon don't ride like an idiot and you will be fine. Nobody is looking for a cyclist going the wrong way and it is way more dangerous for so many reasons!
When I am riding...
08-08-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By veganbikes

You might have to solder in a connection but...

You might have to solder in a connection but Supernova or Busch and Müller would be my top choices. A commuter bike without lights is really not a commuter bike and while the parts on it might be...
08-08-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 357
Posted By veganbikes

It also deserves proper care and maintenance and...

It also deserves proper care and maintenance and if one is not doing that, they should be made aware and if the lack of care and maintenance have left the bike requiring a lot of repairs that could...
Forum: Touring
08-07-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By veganbikes

No. I have a sewing machine but I have had a...

No. I have a sewing machine but I have had a dickens of a time threading the bobbin and did give up on it. I am not interested in making my own even though I do have some specifics that I would love....
08-07-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 357
Posted By veganbikes

Pedals shouldn't wobble, that is not a good sign....

Pedals shouldn't wobble, that is not a good sign. Without knowing what bike you have and what condition it is in, it is hard to speculate. If we got to see it and inspect it we could get a better...
08-07-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By veganbikes

The Escapes were always the worst bikes at our...

The Escapes were always the worst bikes at our shop and had the most time coming back in amongst all the similar hybrids we sold. Some of the lower cost bikes can be decent enough but the Escapes not...
08-07-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By veganbikes

Novatec has been around for a while and I have...

Novatec has been around for a while and I have long seen their products on some lower end but decent stuff and even on some nicer stuff. Some people do sell on Alibaba that are legit products of...
08-07-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,390
Posted By veganbikes

Thank you for noticing my reply was constructive!...

Thank you for noticing my reply was constructive! I very much enjoyed your question. I like knowing if people use an object for seeing behind them to see behind them. I always wonder about that.
08-07-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,390
Posted By veganbikes

I couldn't imagine anyone doing that, it sounds...

I couldn't imagine anyone doing that, it sounds too crazy and far fetched. Does anyone hold on to the handlebars when they ride their bike?
Forum: Foo
08-07-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 18,732
Views: 1,063,790
Posted By veganbikes

Is actually the famous actor and chef Dom...

Is actually the famous actor and chef Dom DeLusion from the movie World's Greatest Liar and Blazing Saddle Sores has just released his new cookbook "Eat This...it probably won't give you too much...
08-07-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By veganbikes

I would not put much money towards a Giant...

I would not put much money towards a Giant Escape. Ride it down and find something that is going to suite you better. Maybe build up a bike with wheels that would make more sense and parts that you...
08-07-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By veganbikes

I would choose neither. I know nothing about...

I would choose neither. I know nothing about either bike aside from a minuscule amount of information provided that really doesn't say a lot. A newer bike is generally the way to go but if that newer...
Forum: Touring
08-07-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By veganbikes

Thanks, Hopefully I will get it made. I am...

Thanks,

Hopefully I will get it made. I am just so bummed that Swift can't do it they really did such a fine job on my old one and really don't wish to try and find someone new.
Forum: Foo
08-06-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 581
Posted By veganbikes

Damn that does kind of suck. I do hate when...

Damn that does kind of suck. I do hate when people deceive, yeah sure probably many of us won't know the difference but still I do appreciates better audio quality.
Forum: Foo
08-06-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By veganbikes

They aren't real, they are probably about as real...

They aren't real, they are probably about as real as Bigfoot flying a UFO made of the skin of the Loch Ness monster. Alibaba and his forty thieves aren't really into being authorized resellers for...
Forum: Touring
08-06-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By veganbikes

GhostRider62 and Tourist in MSN and staehpj1 This...

GhostRider62 and Tourist in MSN and staehpj1 This is what I am talking about for a Rando Bag:
https://builtbyswift.com/shop/peregrine-randonneur-bag/

Don't need or want anything mounted to stems...
08-06-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By veganbikes

Never heard of either of those brands but looking...

Never heard of either of those brands but looking at where they are sold could not recommend either. Formula and Novatec make fine budget hubs and if I want nicer stuff, White Industries, Industry...
08-06-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By veganbikes

No slime tubes and certainly no whatever no-name...

No slime tubes and certainly no whatever no-name tires those are, that is not a brand I have heard of or would use. Schwalbe tires level 5 or 6 and standard butyl tubes also from Schwalbe,...
08-06-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By veganbikes

Nope nope nope! It is a low end bike with cheap...

Nope nope nope! It is a low end bike with cheap parts and a huge price tag. $3700+ for that is a hefty no thank you. If I want something going that fast I want an actual proper motorcycle not some...
08-06-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By veganbikes

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
Forum: Touring
08-04-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By veganbikes

Custom Rando Bag recommendations

So first off I have a lovely Swift Industries Rando bag that I love it is an older model they did call "ozette" but have changed the name of due to being culturally sensitive which is rad. I have...
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