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01-25-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 190
Posted By veganbikes

Thanks, Jagwire Elite Link (though I might have...

Thanks, Jagwire Elite Link (though I might have done the road set because it was in stock and swapped to the elite mountain cables)

Yeah a purple seat color was nice though I fear it might be a...
01-24-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,627
Posted By veganbikes

Steel is real, Ti is fly, Wood is good, Bamboo is...

Steel is real, Ti is fly, Wood is good, Bamboo is for you but aluminum and carbon don't rhyme and there for are insufficient for a frame material. :lol:
01-24-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By veganbikes

I would test ride some bikes and figure out which...

I would test ride some bikes and figure out which works best for you. Especially with carbon I wouldn't want to buy used so much unless I know the person selling it and trust them implicitly. I don't...
Forum: Foo
01-24-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 355
Posted By veganbikes

Having slept in a North Face Expedition tent in...

Having slept in a North Face Expedition tent in rather cold conditions and in snow I was fairly warm without any heating. Not that I would want to do it full time nor to say that homeless people...
01-24-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By veganbikes

You don't have to be an absolute fanatic but if...

You don't have to be an absolute fanatic but if you enjoy bikes (which you are working somewhere where you bike which is good) this is a great place and if you post in other threads and get active...
Forum: Foo
01-24-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18,320
Views: 1,011,950
Posted By veganbikes

Even his bleeps are bleeped because they are so...

Even his bleeps are bleeped because they are so dirty.
01-24-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By veganbikes

Show us some pictures. I have never vidaxl but...

Show us some pictures. I have never vidaxl but looking at their website it isn't promising for trailers. It seems to be a catch all type of place. They sell NATO Razor Wire and Wood Sink basins as...
01-24-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By veganbikes

True that. Good option!

True that. Good option!
01-24-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By veganbikes

Every mechanic is a little different I have...

Every mechanic is a little different I have talked to some who do grease and some who don't. Grease does prevent seizing and makes removal easier but yes your point is 100% valid as well. I am I...
01-24-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 570
Posted By veganbikes

What sort of expensive grease should they use? It...

What sort of expensive grease should they use? It is not cheap grease it is fine grease but after such a long time it can harden up. Grease isn't some magical substance that will last forever in...
01-24-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By veganbikes

I don't really believe it because it is canted so...

I don't really believe it because it is canted so far inwards a little tiny move, maybe not but that far would both physically and visually cue me right away. Maybe it might take a second after a...
01-24-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By veganbikes

As Andrew R Stewart said find replacements first....

As Andrew R Stewart said find replacements first. Because Giant loves their proprietary seatpost designs, make sure you can find new parts that will fit and either make sure they have good supply or...
01-24-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By veganbikes

I would clean everything really really well and...

I would clean everything really really well and then dry fit which you should do with any tubeless set up and if it holds air you are good if not you might try a different combination. In your case...
01-24-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 329
Posted By veganbikes

I worked at Scott Dealer for a good bit and...

I worked at Scott Dealer for a good bit and rather liked what they had for the most part and the Addict was a neat bike when it came out. Of the three that would probably the top followed by Merida...
01-23-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By veganbikes

The first thing is making sure you got the...

The first thing is making sure you got the correct bottom bracket for your cranks. It looks like that bike stock was running square taper cranks (most likely JIS taper) which is usually the case for...
01-23-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 190
Posted By veganbikes

It's titanium with purple bits and Ergon grips, I...

It's titanium with purple bits and Ergon grips, I like it : )

These are Maxxis DTH tires for like Urban Bicycle Motor-Cross but they looked real good and gave me some rubber so I can roll on it. I...
01-23-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 275
Posted By veganbikes

https://dreambuildstore.com/shop/p/use-all-the-gre...

https://dreambuildstore.com/shop/p/use-all-the-grease-tee

Also I would treat any metal on metal like Groundskeeper Willie chasing dogs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HI22bUV4QE
01-23-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By veganbikes

If it were me I would go Paul Cant Levers because...

If it were me I would go Paul Cant Levers because the Paul stuff is so nice but if I didn't want to go all out, the BL-R870s if available would be my second choice. Though if you ever go with...
01-23-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 533
Posted By veganbikes

Where are you that you really need studded tires...

Where are you that you really need studded tires often? If it is for one or two rides, don't worry about it just get a trainer and ride indoors that one day. If you are doing it often ride some bikes...
01-23-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 531
Posted By veganbikes

Just start biking to nude beaches. Problem...

Just start biking to nude beaches. Problem solved. Strip off the bibs when you get there and then put them back on dry when you are ready to join the peloton.
Forum: Foo
01-23-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18,320
Views: 1,011,950
Posted By veganbikes

Is on his turd warning from the mods, one more...

Is on his turd warning from the mods, one more slip-up and he will be flushed from this forum with all of his crap. He was already kicked from the Dookie Howser M.D. forum (a forum for scatalogical...
01-20-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By veganbikes

When was full suspension controversial at least...

When was full suspension controversial at least recently? I missed those threads by a mile. FS stuff is freakin' awesome. The reason I didn't go FS personally is I don't mountain bike that often and...
01-20-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 476
Posted By veganbikes

Ok cool my memory didn't fail me YAY! It is...

Ok cool my memory didn't fail me YAY!

It is kind of like my first time doing a longer distance fixed gear ride. My plan was to get to a big hill and flip the hub over to freewheel but I got to...
Forum: Foo
01-20-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18,320
Views: 1,011,950
Posted By veganbikes

...takes a dump in the shower and leaves it for...

...takes a dump in the shower and leaves it for the maid (I have it on relatively good authority from someone who worked in the VP's house during the Clinton/Gore years that Al I mean 3alarmer did...
01-20-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 476
Posted By veganbikes

So would you stop and swap pedals mid-ride? or...

So would you stop and swap pedals mid-ride? or more of a I know I am going to be hilly I will swap around before I start? That guy who pedaled around the world on a Unicycle from England who's name...
01-20-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By veganbikes

Kinekt seatpost for sure. "suspension" posts...

Kinekt seatpost for sure.

"suspension" posts are just pogo sticks and pogoing is not good for your knees or any part of your leg, the idea should be to isolate you from the bumps but keep you in a...
01-20-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By veganbikes

Go Wolf Tooth, they make good quality parts right...

Go Wolf Tooth, they make good quality parts right here in 'Murica and they are well worth it. The less drivetrain stuff you have the more sense it makes to spend a bit more on it. In the case of this...
01-20-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,945
Posted By veganbikes

No worries. If you ever want help working out a...

No worries. If you ever want help working out a bike build let me know I literally have probably 20-40 builds I have done on paper just for fun and sometimes for actual builds I have finished so I...
01-20-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 476
Posted By veganbikes

I don't see why you would need to move pedals...

I don't see why you would need to move pedals around that much you need three holes. Granted I just went with some shorter cranks on a bike but I am set now all is good. However I am not a unicyclist...
Forum: Foo
01-19-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 18,320
Views: 1,011,950
Posted By veganbikes

...the real truth is that this whole forum is...

...the real truth is that this whole forum is just 3alarmer and 3alarmer is actually Al Gore, who invented the internet and I created this ruse to make it seem like I, Albert Arnold Gore Jr., have...
01-19-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By veganbikes

Getting better, probably would stick with the 32s...

Getting better, probably would stick with the 32s most likely but not sure on those. I wouldn't go bladed spokes or straight pull which I am guessing those Shimano wheels might be because should you...
01-19-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By veganbikes

I bet it has, you have just gotten so used to...

I bet it has, you have just gotten so used to your impacted cycling that it feels normal. You have probably lost 10-30 watts because of your outdoor truck. Don't even get me started on your FTP and...
01-19-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 476
Posted By veganbikes

I would not want to find out. Especially not on a...

I would not want to find out. Especially not on a unicycle yeeesh.

If you want shorter cranks you might reach out to Lennard Ziin (https://zinncycles.com), he and his company does do custom cranks...
01-19-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By veganbikes

Well going to say no on that only because you...

Well going to say no on that only because you gave us little information about yourself or your commute or anything like that. If commuting probably the more spokes is better but in the end a well...
01-19-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By veganbikes

I love my two dynamos they are super awesome....

I love my two dynamos they are super awesome. Having lights all the time powered by your movement is freakin cool and on my touring bike I do have a Sinewave Reactor but truth be told I haven't...
01-19-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By veganbikes

We use bikelfights at the shop, maybe not the...

We use bikelfights at the shop, maybe not the cheapest but not terrible. Shipping stuff sucks, but is the nature of the game.
01-18-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,299
Posted By veganbikes

Why are you riding in freezing rain? That just...

Why are you riding in freezing rain? That just seems sadistic, silly and dangerous. There are times not to ride and if your ride requires taking a full wheelset (which would have to include a spare...
01-18-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,047
Posted By veganbikes

My theory is as wide as you can go comfort and...

My theory is as wide as you can go comfort and tire choice (not width but quality) I think is most important especially for speed.
01-18-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,945
Posted By veganbikes

You can upgrade just about anything but you have...

You can upgrade just about anything but you have to consider what your base is and if it is worth upgrades. Generally it is best to buy a bike with the parts you want from the get go as upgrades can...
01-18-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,052
Posted By veganbikes

For those thinking this is a legitimate question...

For those thinking this is a legitimate question and wanting an actual answer, those at big box stores are generally paid by the bike they are not skilled labor they are quick assemblers of the...
Forum: Foo
01-17-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18,320
Views: 1,011,950
Posted By veganbikes

Spent the entire day writing Jeff Bezos erotic...

Spent the entire day writing Jeff Bezos erotic fan fiction.
01-17-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,299
Posted By veganbikes

Yeah so the reason for team cars and NRS (neutral...

Yeah so the reason for team cars and NRS (neutral race service) is because those folks are racing professionally, they need new wheels or a new bike quickly because they cannot take the time to fix a...
Forum: Foo
01-17-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18,320
Views: 1,011,950
Posted By veganbikes

Makes the rules of the game but still has to...

Makes the rules of the game but still has to cheat to win. However did scare the literal dookie out of thook so not all bad, however he had to dress up like a dog to eat it.
Forum: Touring
01-17-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,291
Posted By veganbikes

M The Moloko Bar is quite nice as well so not a...

M
The Moloko Bar is quite nice as well so not a bad deal, but I think the Koga's are my favorite but yeah hard to get, especially these days.
Forum: Touring
01-17-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,291
Posted By veganbikes

Nothing from Koga that I have seen but this is...

Nothing from Koga that I have seen but this is going to be better than what you will find as it is from the guy who designed them:
https://www.cyclingabout.com/koga-denham-bars/
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 700
Posted By veganbikes

No worries, hopefully it will help. Never hurts...

No worries, hopefully it will help. Never hurts to have chat and if nothing else you at least know a little more after it than before and if it works out you will be a whole lot more comfortable on a...
Forum: Foo
01-16-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By veganbikes

**Grabs crotch**, I got your package right...

**Grabs crotch**, I got your package right here..badaboom! In your worst stereotypical Italian-American accent.
Forum: Foo
01-16-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18,320
Views: 1,011,950
Posted By veganbikes

Has his own cover band called Jefferson Airplane...

Has his own cover band called Jefferson Airplane Glue. It is just him in a loose robe getting high on model glue on stage and shouting the lyrics to Gary Glitter's Rock and Roll Number 2 while taking...
Forum: Touring
01-16-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,291
Posted By veganbikes

I don't think they are available in N.A. at all...

I don't think they are available in N.A. at all we have tried hard I have emailed many times along with other people at the company including our owner and some former staffers as well. Koga has a...
01-16-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 546
Posted By veganbikes

Oh this is so good to hear, thank you for...

Oh this is so good to hear, thank you for posting, seriously I did the same and it was a got-dang nightmare. My arm was so tired at the end and I still could probably sand off a little more but I got...
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