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07-03-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By veganbikes

What is your blathering about? You can't trust...

What is your blathering about? You can't trust bike shops because of something that happened in the 80s when they told you where to find stuff? You can get fixed gear bicycles in many places these...
07-03-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By veganbikes

Like cxwrench said it is not worth it. The bike...

Like cxwrench said it is not worth it. The bike as a whole is a disposable item not worth putting much time and money into. If you are looking to mountain bike there are plenty of excellent bikes out...
07-03-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By veganbikes

As I say every single time people post this silly...

As I say every single time people post this silly posts if you had to ask you should already know the answer. NO NO NO AND NO! If you have to question a website for legitimacy and are already...
07-03-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By veganbikes

A huffy and similar quality bikes don't need...

A huffy and similar quality bikes don't need rescue they needed to be put down from the factory. If I found a bike of decent quality I would consider it if not in super rough shape but a bike made...
Forum: Foo
07-02-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 378
Posted By veganbikes

Lester is a fine bassist but Metallica hasn't had...

Lester is a fine bassist but Metallica hasn't had a bassist problem that is the one thing they have gotten right and if Cliff hadn't died and Jason left they would have been really good. Ron seemed...
07-01-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 426
Posted By veganbikes

Ok that is more reasonable.

Ok that is more reasonable.
Forum: Foo
07-01-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 378
Posted By veganbikes

Lars Ulrich the most successful off time drummer...

Lars Ulrich the most successful off time drummer on the planet and Kirk Hammett, great collection of guitars that he can't really play. James Hetfield and their various bassists have been good it is...
07-01-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 426
Posted By veganbikes

I mean if you aren't working on your bike often...

I mean if you aren't working on your bike often then maybe. Especially hex wrenches and screwdrivers you want the best quality as you don't want to strip bolts and screws. The stuff at home despot...
07-01-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By veganbikes

I mean I wouldn't put a ton into the bike but...

I mean I wouldn't put a ton into the bike but tires are a good choice for performance benefits. Cram the widest tires on there and get something with a good rubber compound or if you are riding it...
Forum: Foo
06-30-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18,688
Views: 1,058,111
Posted By veganbikes

Sells incense in the park while playing UB40...

Sells incense in the park while playing UB40 while wearing a wig he stole off a "rasta" banana at the carnival. His scents are Buttcrack Sweat, Patchouli Poontang and Feces Sunrise.
06-30-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By veganbikes

Nothing exceptional but doesn't look like total...

Nothing exceptional but doesn't look like total crap. The frame is certainly an odd ball in terms of looks so probably the asking price might be a touch higher than it would if just a normal Chromoly...
06-30-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By veganbikes

Get a proper fixed gear frame, there are tons of...

Get a proper fixed gear frame, there are tons of them out there and plenty of companies making custom bikes and you can get them built to do whatever you need.
06-30-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 426
Posted By veganbikes

Always buy the absolute best tools you can cheap...

Always buy the absolute best tools you can cheap tools have no place in a useful toolbox unless you are loaded with money.

Park Tool makes OK hobbyist tools but any of their generic tools are not...
06-30-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 689
Posted By veganbikes

Just FYI they are linear pull brakes, V-brakes...

Just FYI they are linear pull brakes, V-brakes are wholly owned Shimano trademark.

I will say my Paul brakes are quite nice and I couldn't really ask for much better but I have heard the XTR...
06-30-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 694
Posted By veganbikes

One should have enough bikes to have a rainbow of...

One should have enough bikes to have a rainbow of bikes, no?

Electric Pea is a good color, it was good enough for the Wagon Queen Family Truckster it is good enough for me!
06-30-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 618
Posted By veganbikes

Shimano at least on some bikes we had, came with...

Shimano at least on some bikes we had, came with warped rotors for a while, every once and while we still get them. Less common on other brands but I am sure it happens once and while. More warp...
06-30-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 636
Posted By veganbikes

If stolen nothing and I would report it. If not...

If stolen nothing and I would report it. If not stolen, $100 it is not a bike for me but some of those parts could be useful to have I guess.
06-30-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By veganbikes

A decent low end hybrid is around $700...

A decent low end hybrid is around $700 non-electric. A decent(ish) kit is at least 1000 but generally 1500 and up so the numbers don't add up on this. Certainly initially cheap but less reliable long...
06-30-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By veganbikes

We are talking the new Fazua Ride 60 which is...

We are talking the new Fazua Ride 60 which is 60nm of torque vs Specialized which is 35nm of torque and the new battery on the Fazua is 430wh vs 320wh on the Specialized.

I like the SL line up...
06-29-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By veganbikes

Nobody is making you buy stuff from China that is...

Nobody is making you buy stuff from China that is your choice. I just stick with normal butyl tubes, the good ones cost a little more but a pretty cheap in the long term.
06-28-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
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: 30
Views: 459
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: 13
Views: 372
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: 2
Views: 99
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: 686
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: 18,688
Views: 1,058,111
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: 13
Views: 239
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: 45
Views: 734
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: 16
Views: 329
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: 29
Views: 920
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: 11
Views: 435
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: 16
Views: 329
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: 18,688
Views: 1,058,111
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: 226
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: 32
Views: 1,052
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: 16
Views: 329
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: 330
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: 18,688
Views: 1,058,111
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: 380
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: 560
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: 18,688
Views: 1,058,111
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: 11
Views: 423
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: 245
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: 312
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: 21
Views: 539
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: 179
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: 16
Views: 329
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: 328
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: 113
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: 490
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!
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