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08-10-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By veganbikes

If I am buying a bicycle I want to use the pedals...

If I am buying a bicycle I want to use the pedals every time I use the bicycle. What is the point of owning a bicycle without pedals? I guess if I were a small child learning to balance or an adult...
08-10-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
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: 19
Views: 428
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: 9
Views: 237
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: 3
Views: 100
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: 254
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: 69
Views: 1,026
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: 12
Views: 345
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: 19
Views: 428
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: 19
Views: 428
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: 19
Views: 428
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: 71
Views: 1,315
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: 124
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: 342
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: 297
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: 342
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: 206
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: 135
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: 90
Views: 1,573
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: 90
Views: 1,573
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: 18,728
Views: 1,063,145
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: 206
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: 249
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: 297
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: 513
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: 73
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: 297
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: 135
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: 248
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: 12
Views: 300
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: 538
Posted By veganbikes

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
Forum: Touring
08-04-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
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...
08-04-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 253
Posted By veganbikes

I know a lot of great mechanics who don't know...

I know a lot of great mechanics who don't know crap about some of the older stuff. I run into it a lot. They can do a lot of great work but that older stuff you rarely see and some compatibility...
08-04-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By veganbikes

Cheap? My Fox 34 retails for almost 1k. My...

Cheap? My Fox 34 retails for almost 1k. My Rockshox SID is probably close to the same at retail (though that was on a big closeout and a little older and honestly I wish I had more travel). Not...
08-04-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By veganbikes

Exactly run whatever the heck you want but 28s...

Exactly run whatever the heck you want but 28s and normal rims are going to be way nicer, lighter, comfortable blah blah blah. I guess I have never really been a deep section wheel person. I don't...
08-04-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By veganbikes

What is the max travel that Giant says will work...

What is the max travel that Giant says will work with that particular bike? 10mm is not a huge huge huge amount but Giant would be the ones to ask to be 100% sure. You would hope that Giant would...
08-04-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,105
Posted By veganbikes

Are you talking about actual bicycles or did you...

Are you talking about actual bicycles or did you mean to say E-scooters and mopeds? Mopeds could use regulation but bikes don't need licenses they have to be pedaled to move forward. If it has a...
08-04-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By veganbikes

If that belt is a Gates Carbon Belt then reach...

If that belt is a Gates Carbon Belt then reach out to Gates, they are super nice and helpful.

Like Andrew R Stewart said check belt tension more often and alignment especially. Spares are handy...
08-04-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 183
Posted By veganbikes

The Park kit is really nice as is the Jagwire Pro...

The Park kit is really nice as is the Jagwire Pro kit. I am all about buying high quality tools as I don't want to rebuy tools and if I end up with a different bike or have to work on a friends bike...
08-04-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By veganbikes

They look like pretty standard S-Group pads so...

They look like pretty standard S-Group pads so any of the S-Group compatible stuff should work so like your Flash Pros.
08-04-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 776
Posted By veganbikes

Kenda makes some OK budget tires ride them if you...

Kenda makes some OK budget tires ride them if you have them on already and then swap to some Vittoria Corsas or Challenge Strada Biancas or Parisi Roubaix's or Continental GP5000s or something like...
08-04-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 294
Posted By veganbikes

Your bike should be more expensive than your car!...

Your bike should be more expensive than your car! But no I wouldn't trust Sea Sucker or any knock-offs with any of my bikes. Hitch all the way and if I am ever dumb enough to get a car that some how...
08-04-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,219
Posted By veganbikes

I was asking important questions which you failed...

I was asking important questions which you failed to answer! If you don't know the meaning of some of those things just ask?
08-03-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,219
Posted By veganbikes

Was it a Ford or Chevy or some imported thing?...

Was it a Ford or Chevy or some imported thing? Also what parking lot? How far apart are the spaces? How many disabled spots? Any speed humps? Are the spaces angled or straight on? Any cart corrals?...
08-03-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 619
Posted By veganbikes

Keep in mind Rad Power has a throttle not an...

Keep in mind Rad Power has a throttle not an e-bike it is a crappy electric moped with really poor mechanical brakes. Rad I believe in their manuals says their "bikes" are for 18+, the "bike" was...
08-03-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By veganbikes

What language this is an online forum where...

What language this is an online forum where "foul" language is not allowed. Also how do you know I am married and have a wife, maybe I have a husband, maybe I do have a wife, maybe I don't either or...
08-03-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By veganbikes

Damn that sucks those Superbe Pros aren't working...

Damn that sucks those Superbe Pros aren't working anymore. I bet someone might have a fix somewhere at some point but it may not be fully worth it.

I would go 105 if you can, it is out there and...
Forum: Foo
08-02-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18,728
Views: 1,063,145
Posted By veganbikes

Dresses up in a monkey suit and goes down to his...

Dresses up in a monkey suit and goes down to his local hospital with a big sign that says "monkeys aren't real they were invented by martians to take our eyes off arachnids giving us VD while we...
08-02-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,105
Posted By veganbikes

The brakes on the Rad bike are pretty poor for an...

The brakes on the Rad bike are pretty poor for an e-bike but even a non-electric bike and we see a lot of people complaining about them but yeah a lot of this is parenting. Come on, people, this...
08-02-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By veganbikes

What is the end goal, you can probably go as wild...

What is the end goal, you can probably go as wild as you want with some modern stuff or do a mix but it depends on your goal and budget. A lot of 7-8 speed derailleurs can run 9 speed stuff for...
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