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11-28-22, 01:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't want to guess I would just want to use...

I wouldn't want to guess I would just want to use a pair of vernier calipers and measure things and confirm before I start buying things. If you have to hammer in a seatpost that is usually a good...
11-27-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 529
Posted By veganbikes

I think the name sort of outlived the concept to...

I think the name sort of outlived the concept to a point.
11-27-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By veganbikes

Yes you may have because 9 speed the pull ratios...

Yes you may have because 9 speed the pull ratios were the same and didn't change till 10 speed which they diverged and continued that trend because why not.

GRX would be your better bet for using...
11-26-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 314
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...
11-25-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 360
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, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 64
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...
11-24-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 446
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...
11-23-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 446
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, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
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, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
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: 1,823
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.
Forum: Touring
11-22-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,552
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: 1,823
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: 1,823
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: 167
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: 5,499
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...
Forum: Touring
11-21-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,552
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: 3,731
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.
Forum: Touring
11-21-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,070
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: 167
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 500
Posted By veganbikes

I would get a decent groupset for the Allez or...

I would get a decent groupset for the Allez or just leave it on the back burner and focus on the gravel bike. I wouldn't just throw cheap parts at it that I didn't already own.

In terms of disc...
11-20-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By veganbikes

I don't know I would want that rack the picture...

I don't know I would want that rack the picture says a lot that it was abused and maltreated and not cared for even for a picture. As a safety item first and foremost that would be the key if the...
11-20-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,352
Posted By veganbikes

Watch this on the YouTubes because it won't let...

Watch this on the YouTubes because it won't let me link it normally for some odd reason
11-20-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 726
Posted By veganbikes

Fit is always important on any frame that you...

Fit is always important on any frame that you plan on riding. Standover not so much but actual fit on the bike is supremely important and really the most important because if they bike doesn't fit...
11-20-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By veganbikes

I would not put Clarks on any bike unless it were...

I would not put Clarks on any bike unless it were a bike I truly didn't care about and left to get stolen. Shimano or Magura would be a fine option Servo Wave is fine or if not also fine. If you want...
11-20-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 291
Posted By veganbikes

Swap out the fork to something that can handle a...

Swap out the fork to something that can handle a low rider rack if you want that.

I guess I look at it long term so if you are using the bike with some regularity and enjoy it then yeah XT for an...
11-20-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By veganbikes

The pedals that come with most bikes if they come...

The pedals that come with most bikes if they come with pedals are usually cheap test ride pedals designed to be cheap and nothing else functionality is not really there. You can ride them and some...
11-20-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 291
Posted By veganbikes

XT is well worth it if you like the frame and how...

XT is well worth it if you like the frame and how it feels. XT is probably the most reliable and long lasting groupset that Shimano makes, I have a few derailleurs from the 7-8 speed era still...
11-19-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By veganbikes

Really? Italy is in the European Union and...

Really? Italy is in the European Union and Columbus is an Italian company. This would probably the fork I would look at (though they do others):...
11-19-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,352
Posted By veganbikes

WOW... What does the cyclists weight have to do...

WOW... What does the cyclists weight have to do with anything? Fat shaming and attacks like that are immature and a good sign you have no real argument here. If you notice he was apparently calling...
11-19-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 741
Posted By veganbikes

georges1 Love the colors on that Merida, total...

georges1 Love the colors on that Merida, total 80s-90s style. It is what we need! No more boring colors bright and bold and screaming at you is the move!
11-18-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By veganbikes

If the cassette is used it is probably worn out...

If the cassette is used it is probably worn out at least in that cog, I would just toss it and get something new. There is no more troubleshooting needed it is an old used cassette of unknown usage....
11-18-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,585
Posted By veganbikes

Tourney is Tourney both road and mountain. There...

Tourney is Tourney both road and mountain. There is nothing really lower, there is a lot of variation in Tourney and there is some "nicer" tourney stuff but in the grand scheme it is the bottom end...
11-18-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,731
Posted By veganbikes

The funny thing is so far we haven't talked about...

The funny thing is so far we haven't talked about P&R yet.
11-16-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,503
Posted By veganbikes

If you are pedaling in order to move forward that...

If you are pedaling in order to move forward that would be a bicycle. Yes you can set it to a higher assist level and not have to pedal super hard if you don't want but you still have to pedal to go...
11-15-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 852
Posted By veganbikes

Dinotte makes a light that is only for daytime...

Dinotte makes a light that is only for daytime use it is so bright they make you check a box making sure you understand it is for daytime use only, this is not that light but I have heard is quite...
11-15-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,503
Posted By veganbikes

An electric moped would be one of those throttled...

An electric moped would be one of those throttled jobs however many of the bikes out there are actual e-bikes that require pedaling to move forward.

Unfortunately there are a lot of brands who use...
Forum: Touring
11-15-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By veganbikes

I am wondering where Sutton is I hope they are...

I am wondering where Sutton is I hope they are going to stick around at least for this question.

I never understood joining a forum which does take a little time and effort (not much in the grand...
11-15-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 741
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't do it. I like suspension on a mountain...

I wouldn't do it. I like suspension on a mountain bike when I am mountain biking. I have ridden full rigid bikes and it is less fun I still had a good time but I was a kid at the time, as an adult I...
11-15-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 515
Posted By veganbikes

https://www.whiteind.com/product-category/hubs/t11...

https://www.whiteind.com/product-category/hubs/t11-hubs/
https://www.whiteind.com/product-category/hubs/mi5-hubs/
https://chrisking.com/collections/r45...
11-15-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,503
Posted By veganbikes

Well it could be a bit of all of that. We hit a...

Well it could be a bit of all of that. We hit a bit of a rough patch financially as a country and people aren't buying bikes as they used to. Plus a lot of people have been scared "you don't have...
11-14-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By veganbikes

There is a currently some good 650B tires out...

There is a currently some good 650B tires out there and it is a popular size again.It is what it is in the end. I like the idea of a slightly smaller tire and being able to run something wider but if...
11-13-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 201
Posted By veganbikes

I so rarely have a bike I haven't built up from...

I so rarely have a bike I haven't built up from the frame up or have a co-worker do it because they are way better mechanics than I and have been doing it a lot longer so it is usually nothing...
11-13-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 286
Posted By veganbikes

If you are riding daily (or nearly daily) nearly...

If you are riding daily (or nearly daily) nearly year round and good at keeping tires pump and either replacing sealant yourself or paying your local shop to do it then yes go for it. If you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 897
Posted By veganbikes

I am hoping that is a joke. If it is good,...

I am hoping that is a joke.

If it is good, if not please nobody do that. Bad idea.

Road bikes don't need kickstands unless it has full fenders, a standard road bike like you might see if you...
11-12-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 742
Posted By veganbikes

Ergon Grips, the very best there is, when you...

Ergon Grips, the very best there is, when you absolutely, positively have to grip every flat-bar in the room, accept no substitutes.
11-12-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By veganbikes

Just FYI it would be Gen2 technically the Gen3...

Just FYI it would be Gen2 technically the Gen3 stuff was entry level performance line (cruise and sport 60nm stuff) and all of the active line stuff.

Not sue why you would be getting more noise. I...
11-12-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By veganbikes

Kudos to both TejanoTrackie and TugaDude for...

Kudos to both TejanoTrackie and TugaDude for reading that wall of text. I can't do it, my brain is like "goodbye"

Greiham if you want to post pictures you should get involved with the forums...
11-11-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 434
Posted By veganbikes

When it comes to safety stuff just replace it, if...

When it comes to safety stuff just replace it, if it is worn enough to consider moving it, it is probably ready to replace entirely. Brake pads are not a place I need to save money or want to save...
11-11-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,237
Posted By veganbikes

Thanks and agreed. If I really had no money at...

Thanks and agreed. If I really had no money at all and was really putting all the money I did have into life and I couldn't afford a tire and had no other way of getting things going sure I would do...
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