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11-26-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By veganbikes

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Forum: Touring
11-26-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 31
Posted By veganbikes

I mean I guess handy for hiking as well but I...

I mean I guess handy for hiking as well but I would rather either have a bike packing style set up for ultralight or just a normal set of panniers. I like to be able to access stuff and really only...
11-26-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By veganbikes

All of the calipers cyccommute listed are long...

All of the calipers cyccommute listed are long pull which would generally be found on a mountain bike. The Paul Klamper is adjustable with different arms so you can use it for Short, Long or Campy...
11-26-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 255
Posted By veganbikes

So what is the point they weren't calling their...

So what is the point they weren't calling their brakes V-brakes. They were talking about people still running them.
Paul still correctly categorizes them:
SHOP (https://www.paulcomp.com/shop/) |...
Forum: Touring
11-25-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By veganbikes

I would look into this 40% of repairs: ...

I would look into this 40% of repairs:
https://www.ortlieb.com/en_us/repair-week

Ortlieb doesn't do coatings that I can ever recall it has generally for a long time been PVC or similar material...
11-25-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 255
Posted By veganbikes

So V-Brakes are Shimano's trademark for their...

So V-Brakes are Shimano's trademark for their Linear Pull brakes nobody else is making v-brakes they are making linear pull brakes. Shimano makes some linear pull brakes these days but gone are the...
11-25-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By veganbikes

I would suspect that in that under half hour...

I would suspect that in that under half hour things were missed and the company who made it probably didn't do any proper assembly and tuning before it got to you just a quick throw together which is...
11-25-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 48
Posted By veganbikes

What bike do you have and where is this motor?...

What bike do you have and where is this motor? Most of your braking is at the front so that is the biggest priority for brake performance but it could be the bike was designed poorly and isn't...
11-25-22, 01:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 445
Posted By veganbikes

Hey sorry my medal maker is closed for the...

Hey sorry my medal maker is closed for the holidays hope it is ok they make it next week?

I love single speeds and fixed gears, I have two of them and have plans for the third but that isn't so...
11-25-22, 01:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 431
Posted By veganbikes

Yes and no to an extent. I tell people once a...

Yes and no to an extent. I tell people once a year bring it in for maintenance nearly regardless just to keep everything in tip top shape and ready to ride when you want it and just keep an eye on...
Forum: Touring
11-25-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,448
Posted By veganbikes

Yeah if you are really keen to take really good...

Yeah if you are really keen to take really good photos it is hard to ditch the equipment but I think there is probably some savings somewhere, maybe not a lot but probably some but it sounds like you...
11-24-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By veganbikes

You can take it to your local shop that sold it...

You can take it to your local shop that sold it or that sells Serfas or just reach out to them and they can probably guide you. We were a stocking dealer so we just reached out to the rep or maybe...
11-24-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 431
Posted By veganbikes

I think you misread what I wrote but having a...

I think you misread what I wrote but having a cable rust and housing that wears through because you didn't change it is not a good thing and not something that you want to have happen. Taking care of...
11-24-22, 12:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 496
Posted By veganbikes

That is excellent luck, I have seen plenty of...

That is excellent luck, I have seen plenty of professionals do it and I have done it myself. It is a good extra bit of caution, never hurts to do it and is just good practice and good to teach...
11-23-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,870
Posted By veganbikes

6% is a small number not totally insignificant...

6% is a small number not totally insignificant but you can do more good by not consuming or using animals as animal agriculture contributes more CO2 (14.5% of global emissions) and also more N2O (65%...
11-23-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By veganbikes

So there is nothing at that price point that is...

So there is nothing at that price point that is going to be of any quality and a mountain bike is probably the wrong bike. Not knowing the condition of those bikes I don't think anyone could...
11-23-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 431
Posted By veganbikes

That is not a source of pride, that is a sign of...

That is not a source of pride, that is a sign of a lack of maintenance. Housing should not wear like that and it is not ideal to leave stuff that long especially to get that damaged. Also I wouldn't...
11-23-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By veganbikes

It doesn't look in terrible shape from just the...

It doesn't look in terrible shape from just the pictures and it is true it is tough to find a new bike at that price but I would look and see what else is out there or see if you can get the price...
11-23-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By veganbikes

I cannot read what it says on the hubs but...

I cannot read what it says on the hubs but generally most companies will have some big logos. I would post more photos or ask the seller for more pictures.
11-23-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 496
Posted By veganbikes

So you don't hit your knuckles on exposed...

So you don't hit your knuckles on exposed chainring. If you leave it in a smaller ring you can just bang right into them as careful as people think they are I have seen enough mechanics and people...
11-23-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By veganbikes

One of the organizations involved the "Dupont...

One of the organizations involved the "Dupont East Civic Action Assocation" is in support of mandatory licenses, helmets, insurance, education/training which are all a good barrier to a lot of people...
11-23-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By veganbikes

Serfas used to have a lifetime warranty. Before...

Serfas used to have a lifetime warranty. Before we finally dropped them we were frequently warrantying a lot of pumps usually at least one per week. You might see if they can replace it but I would...
11-23-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 462
Posted By veganbikes

Sorry but what? Seat stays are there because of...

Sorry but what? Seat stays are there because of the UCI? I am baffled by that one.

Triangles are generally regarded as one of the strongest shapes, that is a big reason for seat stays to make a...
11-23-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 496
Posted By veganbikes

Make sure you are shifted into the bigger ring on...

Make sure you are shifted into the bigger ring on the bike (you will all thank me later). Make sure you are turning the tool in the correct direction and I would use a pedal wrench which is designed...
11-23-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By veganbikes

It is a low end bike, nothing worth a lot. If it...

It is a low end bike, nothing worth a lot. If it is in excellent condition (and not the seller telling you this but actually inspecting it or having a qualified mechanic inspect it) then maybe that...
11-23-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By veganbikes

If you are needing a tune up and not wanting to...

If you are needing a tune up and not wanting to do it yourself just have the shop do it. It isn't ridiculously hard but isn't something I want to bodge. If you are confident and want to do it and...
11-23-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,795
Posted By veganbikes

Didn't you know if you squint hard enough Claris...

Didn't you know if you squint hard enough Claris is the new Dura Ace. So long as you don't use it and keep squinting it will always be true.
11-23-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By veganbikes

Not in the same way using bearings as a tool is...

Not in the same way using bearings as a tool is never a good thing as they aren't really designed to be a hammer. They do sit against the race and in the frame but it is not the same as using them as...
Forum: Touring
11-22-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 462
Posted By veganbikes

Look again at the Innicycle headset, I listed in...

Look again at the Innicycle headset, I listed in one of my posts in this thread. Would solve your issues as it will allow the same fork but give you a threadless 1 1/8 steerer tube you can put a stem...
11-22-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By veganbikes

That is a bad way of doing it, I would maybe...

That is a bad way of doing it, I would maybe consider have someone double check it all that nothing was damaged. It might not have but generally you are not using bearings as a press. I would not do...
11-22-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 476
Posted By veganbikes

queenmildew I would bring it to your local shop...

queenmildew I would bring it to your local shop or frame builder to check it over. Like others have said distortion can have an effect and something could be off and we cannot tell as easily without...
Forum: Touring
11-22-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,448
Posted By veganbikes

That is a fair rule. Jerseys I am a little less...

That is a fair rule. Jerseys I am a little less strict on and cycling shorts or bibs I would swap and maybe use some alcohol spray on the ones not worn or carry extra. Socks yeah I don't love to wear...
11-22-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,795
Posted By veganbikes

Not trolling or anything like that throwing...

Not trolling or anything like that throwing legitimate praise at the Wald baskets and racks. I don't see why Wald cannot be listed with another rack as if this Jack thing is something so crazily...
11-22-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,795
Posted By veganbikes

I fail to see how a Wald rack which is a well...

I fail to see how a Wald rack which is a well regarded U.S. made product is not an alternative in this situation. Wald racks might be steel and heavy but they are well built well used racks/baskets...
11-22-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 164
Posted By veganbikes

No I don't have a YouTube account or at least...

No I don't have a YouTube account or at least nothing I have used in 10 years. This is my biggest online presence that I am active in really.
11-22-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,493
Posted By veganbikes

I would try using a set of TRP Hylex levers and...

I would try using a set of TRP Hylex levers and do a little conversion. Not sure how well it would work but it is an option. People have done the "Shigura" conversions before. However make sure you...
11-22-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 462
Posted By veganbikes

I would not ride a bike that was just glued back...

I would not ride a bike that was just glued back together with a ton of glue. If you don't want to do it right, don't do it. Either get it to the professionals or say hey I will get another bike....
11-22-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 594
Posted By veganbikes

I don't think it will be that hard, there are...

I don't think it will be that hard, there are plenty of resto-mods going on or people doing outright proper restorations as needed with the correct parts. Also not all of us in the shop are 25 many...
11-22-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 334
Posted By veganbikes

So when we have to move bikes for an event we...

So when we have to move bikes for an event we just carefully plan them out in a trailer in our case and put blankets on top of them though usually we are going probably no more than 300 miles or so...
Forum: Touring
11-22-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 462
Posted By veganbikes

Nice a pinion is going to be pretty neat. I would...

Nice a pinion is going to be pretty neat. I would give them a try first though but I think they are really really nice. Nearly the perfect bar. I like Jones as a company but those bars have far too...
Forum: Touring
11-21-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 462
Posted By veganbikes

Koga Denham bars for sure. I wish they had...

Koga Denham bars for sure. I wish they had existed when I built up my Co-Motion, I absolutely love them and would agree with Alee they are excellent for touring though most of my riding has been...
Forum: Touring
11-21-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,448
Posted By veganbikes

My suggestion on that front is minus tent and...

My suggestion on that front is minus tent and sleeping gear and maybe some cooking gear and stuff try living off of the stuff you plan on bringing with you and seeing what you need and don't need....
11-21-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,639
Posted By veganbikes

All I know is they should have put Rush in that...

All I know is they should have put Rush in that Hall of Fame like when it first started even if unrelated to music and all about moderators which they probably haven't been.
11-21-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 164
Posted By veganbikes

I would doubt that somewhat but who knows these...

I would doubt that somewhat but who knows these days. I did have an old mechanic who did it for the holidays for some extra cash but sadly he moved away and I have lost touch. I would love to have...
11-21-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 164
Posted By veganbikes

I get it but I am not going to be dishonest. I...

I get it but I am not going to be dishonest. I don't like to be dishonest unless it is someone buying a bike without their partner knowing then I am happy to print up a faux receipt.
11-21-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,795
Posted By veganbikes

I have seen a few of those. Over a year the bike...

I have seen a few of those. Over a year the bike was stripped to a frame until they finally took the bike to impound or wherever the city takes it. It was kind of ridiculous how every week or so more...
11-21-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,795
Posted By veganbikes

Your racks are long gone, I replaced them with a...

Your racks are long gone, I replaced them with a 1:1 scale picture of your racks on the bike. I look surprisingly like a lamppost...LOLOLOL

If I were a thief I wouldn't go after the racks I want...
Forum: Touring
11-21-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,052
Posted By veganbikes

Unfortunately sarcasm doesn't always show up in...

Unfortunately sarcasm doesn't always show up in text so people might not get it.
11-21-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 164
Posted By veganbikes

What has been said is largely true but don't put...

What has been said is largely true but don't put a ton of money into the bike it is a wally mart special and uses pretty poor components all over it. It was not designed to last and you could be...
11-21-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By veganbikes

Just replace the bottom bracket, there is no...

Just replace the bottom bracket, there is no benefit to replacing bearings on a square taper bottom bracket unless they are loose ball and even then I would replace with a sealed cartridge unit....
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