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03-04-24, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By veganbikes

Essentially after 9 speed road and mountain got...

Essentially after 9 speed road and mountain got different cable pulls so they were incompatible, luckily now you have GRX which is road compatible with some MTB features and that is ideally what I...
03-04-24, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By veganbikes

The end of that link is the smartest move: ...

The end of that link is the smartest move:
Shipping an ebike battery by air can be a complex and costly process. It may be simpler and more cost-effective to inquire with your ebike manufacturer if...
03-04-24, 08:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,512
Posted By veganbikes

As much as this is a 11 year old thread it is a...

As much as this is a 11 year old thread it is a good one at least.

One of my favorites has always been this one:
“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes...
03-04-24, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 135
Posted By veganbikes

The Karakoram is probably the minor-ly better...

The Karakoram is probably the minor-ly better bike but it was from back in the day when they put a nicer rear derailleur on it and slightly cheaper parts elsewhere to make it look good. Compared to...
03-03-24, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 265
Posted By veganbikes

YBN is a chain manufacturer, Yaban I believe is...

YBN is a chain manufacturer, Yaban I believe is the full name. They make a really neat titanium chain that isn't beyond ridiculously expensive if their claims of durability and weight hold up (not...
03-02-24, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 41
Posted By veganbikes

Not that I have seen or need but KoolStop and...

Not that I have seen or need but KoolStop and SwissStop make excellent pads for it and if you put on better rotors or larger rotors you could do quite well.
03-02-24, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 302
Posted By veganbikes

That is why test ride bikes at your local shop. I...

That is why test ride bikes at your local shop. I have known a lot of people who said I need a throttle because they have zero self confidence when it comes to riding and have no real idea of what...
Forum: Touring
03-02-24, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 527
Posted By veganbikes

it works a treat though. Highly recommend it. I...

it works a treat though. Highly recommend it. I went for the Zirbel shifter and wow it is such a minimal shifter but really feels nice and shifts well. I never really thought I would be running SRAM...
03-02-24, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 302
Posted By veganbikes

I would recommend trying bikes at your local shop...

I would recommend trying bikes at your local shop and avoiding the e-mopeds. A good pedal assist bike with a quality mid-drive motor and good torque will make it quite easy to ride and you won't need...
03-01-24, 05:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 897
Posted By veganbikes

As a budget bike I guess nice would be sensible...

As a budget bike I guess nice would be sensible but once you get a chance to ride quality mid-drives with nicer drivetrains and brakes you understand. Anytime you see listed under parts like say...
02-29-24, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By veganbikes

A battery like that less than likely. They are...

A battery like that less than likely. They are working on taking more batteries but unknown stuff not likely. Stuff that has gone thermal goes into basically kitty litter inside of a sealed drum and...
02-29-24, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By veganbikes

I would recommend selling your battery here in...

I would recommend selling your battery here in the U.S. and then getting another battery in the country you move to. You will have to go by sea generally if you want to send the whole thing but it is...
02-29-24, 03:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 713
Posted By veganbikes

Replacing bar tape is 100% a good thing. There is...

Replacing bar tape is 100% a good thing. There is zero real downsides to it. Think of your bar tape as a safety item and it won't be an issue. It soaks all of your sweat from hands and dripping from...
02-28-24, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By veganbikes

Go with the brand that has the best quality for...

Go with the brand that has the best quality for the price for the parts you need on the bike you just purchased. Considering you are replacing quite a bit of parts on a bike you just purchased, sell...
02-28-24, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By veganbikes

Would you want a cheap non-sized random carbon...

Would you want a cheap non-sized random carbon frame from a nobody with blurry photos of a cheap looking frame? I certainly wouldn't. I would probably rather have a Pure Fix and I don't want a Pure...
02-28-24, 07:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,923
Posted By veganbikes

Tacos are better : )

Tacos are better : )
02-27-24, 06:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,923
Posted By veganbikes

Ride it as is, the bike is not suitable for an...

Ride it as is, the bike is not suitable for an e-bike the brakes are nearly non-existent (spoon brake at the front?) and the frame is probably not going to be strong enough to handle the torque. If...
02-26-24, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By veganbikes

If you are planning on using something like...

If you are planning on using something like OC/Pepper spray make sure you know how to use it well as well as under stress. Beyond that it is pretty useless, as you could easily do more harm to...
02-26-24, 06:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 879
Posted By veganbikes

I would likely just get a new saddle, the bike...

I would likely just get a new saddle, the bike was not a high end bike back in the day, the saddle looks pretty toasty and you can find modern vintage saddles. Here is a great source for them:...
02-26-24, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 657
Posted By veganbikes

I think to a degree chain weight could have a...

I think to a degree chain weight could have a small durability increase or decrease depending but it is the quality of the chain and the materials it is made of and how it is constructed that really...
02-25-24, 09:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,768
Posted By veganbikes

It is a nice tool, along with the Decade chain...

It is a nice tool, along with the Decade chain tool...expensive but quality in the hands even someone who knows nothing about bicycles but understands good tools put the Decade in their hands and...
02-25-24, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By veganbikes

So long as it is the correct taper and length you...

So long as it is the correct taper and length you should be just fine.
02-25-24, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 923
Posted By veganbikes

We are in winter now so they probably haven't...

We are in winter now so they probably haven't gotten the spring/summer stock yet however they can likely order you something. I wouldn't hold out for Tiagra, 105 sure but not so much Tiagra. You...
02-24-24, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 657
Posted By veganbikes

That is the thing these stories of people...

That is the thing these stories of people destroying chains within a couple rides is usually either completely fake, the bike is beyond maladjusted or the chain was already compromised or not...
02-24-24, 04:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,923
Posted By veganbikes

Just FYI the thread is from 2020.

Just FYI the thread is from 2020.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-24, 09:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,077
Posted By veganbikes

Technically it is the Phil Wood bike which the...

Technically it is the Phil Wood bike which the frame is from 1994 and the groupset is mid to late 80s Dura Ace 74xx but it was built more recently so not current tech but I bought it as a frame and...
Forum: BMX
02-23-24, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By veganbikes

I don't know either of those tubes specifically...

I don't know either of those tubes specifically but I recommend just good quality standard butyl inner tubes with good tires and proper inflation. That is the best way to prevent flats. Find a known...
02-23-24, 07:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,519
Posted By veganbikes

I think old Bikey J has been hitting the a...

I think old Bikey J has been hitting the a certain part of the roux before it has had a chance to get to that lovely deep chocolate color.

I call the AutoZone and tell them I have a car and I need...
02-23-24, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 32,021
Posted By veganbikes

Just FYI this thread is from 2009, 15 years ago I...

Just FYI this thread is from 2009, 15 years ago I don't think those posters are still around.
02-22-24, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 431
Posted By veganbikes

That would be cool unfortunately at the moment I...

That would be cool unfortunately at the moment I am not dedicating to a vintage bike set up yet. That is a goal down the line to get more into vintage restorations and things like that but at the...
02-22-24, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 431
Posted By veganbikes

Bikes and Snowsports.

Bikes and Snowsports.
02-22-24, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By veganbikes

What is your son planning on doing? If not...

What is your son planning on doing? If not mountain biking then something like that bike is a bike that one could ride. I wouldn't use it as a mountain bike as the components aren't really designed...
02-22-24, 10:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,322
Posted By veganbikes

That didn't happen. Even on the worst Clarks or...

That didn't happen. Even on the worst Clarks or XLC pads you wouldn't wear them down that fast unless maybe doing nothing but going down steep hills and riding the brakes hard on maybe a fully loaded...
02-22-24, 09:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 431
Posted By veganbikes

I would recommend first off getting good tires...

I would recommend first off getting good tires and making sure you have a good rim strip and all of that. Then before my ride I would make sure my tire is properly inflated and in my saddle bag I...
02-22-24, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By veganbikes

I would maybe tune it up and give it away. I...

I would maybe tune it up and give it away. I wouldn't put a dime towards it. If you are desperate for a single speed just don't shift it or go through the hassle of removing any derailleurs and pick...
02-21-24, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By veganbikes

It probably is a Kent "Fixie" re-looking at...

It probably is a Kent "Fixie" re-looking at larger format and not focusing on the head badge. That badge looks crooked and beaten up and the other stuff was throwing me a bit like maybe it was a...
02-21-24, 07:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,979
Posted By veganbikes

I think it is pretty neat. I know Campy doesn't...

I think it is pretty neat. I know Campy doesn't always make the right choices and do what will be most practical but they make fun interesting stuff and sometimes have a bit of innovation thrown in...
02-21-24, 07:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,519
Posted By veganbikes

Rear spacing? QR or nutted? Wheel size? Actual...

Rear spacing? QR or nutted? Wheel size? Actual freewheel or cassette? Actual number of cogs on whatever is actually back there...basically what wheel you actually needed.

Camilo had some excellent...
02-20-24, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 657
Posted By veganbikes

I love the Izumi Super Toughness for proper set...

I love the Izumi Super Toughness for proper set ups in your case you might need something different as you are running some weird stuff which is probably the reason you ran through other chains. I am...
02-20-24, 06:50 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,519
Posted By veganbikes

It's not like you really gave us much info so we...

It's not like you really gave us much info so we have to guess everything. If you come out and give us useful info from the get-go we can give useful solutions.

At the time we all posted nobody...
02-19-24, 10:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By veganbikes

If you want the best, Aivee or P&K Lie would be...

If you want the best, Aivee or P&K Lie would be the top of the top. However a Park stand will get you going and there are others that are good like VAR or Abbey (I love their tools but haven't had a...
02-19-24, 09:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,519
Posted By veganbikes

Bike jambalaya you have sort of gone off the...

Bike jambalaya you have sort of gone off the rails a little, not sure why? Anyway you have a bike of some sort you needed wheels, your local shop is likely to have those wheels you might need. We are...
02-19-24, 12:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,519
Posted By veganbikes

That wasn't a response to what I wrote at all...

That wasn't a response to what I wrote at all curious, why? If you are trying to get a rise out of me for something else, sorry you failed. You can easily make vegan Jambalaya but none of that has...
02-19-24, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By veganbikes

They do make stuff for e-cargo and heavier duty...

They do make stuff for e-cargo and heavier duty applications. Generally what most e-bike manufacturers are spec'ing from Enviolo are pretty suitable for e-bikes. Some people are rougher users and...
02-18-24, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By veganbikes

This is the mountain bike subforum just FYI. In...

This is the mountain bike subforum just FYI. In terms of finding a freewheel or cassette bring your bike down to your local bike shop and they can help you find one. It is unlikely you are going to...
02-17-24, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By veganbikes

This has nothing to do with Singlespeed or Fixed...

This has nothing to do with Singlespeed or Fixed Gear bicycles. You might ask the moderators to move this to Foo.
02-17-24, 09:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,363
Posted By veganbikes

Pickle juice is great. The best pickle juice I...

Pickle juice is great. The best pickle juice I had was at a bar in a Vietnamese restaurant years ago, it was from daikon and carrots and was absolutely delicious, the whisky was crappy Jack D but the...
02-17-24, 06:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,416
Posted By veganbikes

Low initial cost tires are that way for a reason....

Low initial cost tires are that way for a reason. You are buying something to get you by until you can get a decent tire and made quickly and without much regard to quality. Decent tires are less...
02-16-24, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By veganbikes

It is all owned by Merry Sales Co., I believe,...

It is all owned by Merry Sales Co., I believe, which has been around since the early 1900s. I don't know who they have producing the hubs these days or if it is still done in house. Ukai is another...
02-16-24, 05:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,205
Posted By veganbikes

Fill in the sexism? No thanks People ride...

Fill in the sexism? No thanks

People ride bikes for any number of reasons usually not relating to gender or lack thereof and topics like this are just absolutely cringy and feel like an old...
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