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08-01-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,435
Posted By veganbikes

WabiScrobi? It would be nice to have a...

WabiScrobi?

It would be nice to have a reliable company that makes high zoot steel fixed gears and single speed road and gravel bikes. Not just more generic stuff but some classy stainless jobbers...
07-31-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 998
Posted By veganbikes

Damn it another new style of bike I need...cannot...

Damn it another new style of bike I need...cannot keep up. First it was a billion different off road road bikes now it is intergalactic bikes. 'You can't really ride on Mars with a Moon bike sure...
07-28-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 814
Posted By veganbikes

At one of the shops I managed I had mechanics...

At one of the shops I managed I had mechanics start dating each Pedros lever because it felt like they were going through a pair a week. I prefer to use the Crank Brothers Speedier Lever. Way easier...
07-27-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,566
Posted By veganbikes

Not that the flashers care about anyone else but...

Not that the flashers care about anyone else but please don't flash you a solid light ALWAYS! The fact that there are some cyclists and other world users like myself who have a tough time seeing with...
07-27-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,787
Posted By veganbikes

what would you have them do eat salad with a...

what would you have them do eat salad with a reasonable amount of dressing like some sort of salad bar peasant. They call it Soup Salad and Breadsticks for a reason your salad should have enough...
07-27-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,990
Posted By veganbikes

Rather than reflect light from someone else,...

Rather than reflect light from someone else, possibly when it is to late, I would rather just have my own bright lights (solid front, ALWAYS and usually solid rear but flashing is ok if need be)....
07-27-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,425
Posted By veganbikes

The picture was taken all wrong but once you look...

The picture was taken all wrong but once you look past all of that it looks like a nice bike

You need to line up your valves ideally at 12 o-clock, big ring at the front and the smallest cog at...
07-25-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,401
Posted By veganbikes

Yeah it is pretty nuts I mean how do you not have...

Yeah it is pretty nuts I mean how do you not have at least 10?

I mean there is a touring bike missing, a gravel bike, who knows what kind of mountain bike so you might need something else, some...
07-23-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By veganbikes

I don't get it, do people frequently try to...

I don't get it, do people frequently try to haggle and bring down the price elsewhere? I have never gone into a store and felt the need to try and get discounts. I see people do it all the time at...
07-23-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By veganbikes

You will be fine running 10 speed on an 11 speed...

You will be fine running 10 speed on an 11 speed crankset. However I would take off the Tiagra and upgrade to 105 because matching is good and if you are interested in power meters then having a more...
07-22-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,425
Posted By veganbikes

Uhhhh what? Ben Serrota just bought back Serrota...

Uhhhh what? Ben Serrota just bought back Serrota and is making frames again granted I do think he is working in Titanium these days. Tom Kellogg is not building bikes but is still advising in the...
07-20-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By veganbikes

They are lower quality online bikes. If you are...

They are lower quality online bikes. If you are keen on your own maintenance or spending lots of money to get it fixed often it is an e-bike that exists. Me personally having had many in the shop...
07-20-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By veganbikes

A useful note, hopefully those are just pads and...

A useful note, hopefully those are just pads and you can remove them and replace them. Get some higher quality SwissStop or KoolStop pads and enjoy much better braking. Having use XLC pads out of...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,699
Posted By veganbikes

As you can see people, Local Bike Shops are not...

As you can see people, Local Bike Shops are not shady fly by night places designed to take your money and run. Most of us are actual human beings just like yourself (and some shop dogs, cats and...
07-18-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,563
Posted By veganbikes

I have been happy with 44/17 though previously I...

I have been happy with 44/17 though previously I did have 42/16. I don't need crazy gearing. I am not a super strong rider so something fairly easy-ish is fine by me.
Replies: 15
Views: 1,699
Posted By veganbikes

Who knows what happened. I would love to hear all...

Who knows what happened. I would love to hear all sides of the story before passing judgement as this one seems a bit far fetched.
07-17-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,799
Posted By veganbikes

Does it go up a hill? Climbing bike. On a...

Does it go up a hill? Climbing bike.

On a more serious note, it tends to be a bike that is lighter weight and has maybe easier gears for getting up hills. Less about aerodynamic gains and more...
07-14-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By veganbikes

A really poor website with no info aside from a...

A really poor website with no info aside from a long terms of use. Certainly a loser in my book. Generally a quality company would list what motor and other parts they use and give you some info...
07-12-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By veganbikes

It's a nice bike made at the Waterford Factory a...

It's a nice bike made at the Waterford Factory a new bike from them is going to be at least 2k but probably more with their handmade fork. It is also some nice paint. I would put something nice on...
07-10-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By veganbikes

My favorite skewers are Paul Components ...

My favorite skewers are Paul Components (https://www.paulcomp.com/shop/components/skewers/quick-release-skewers/)or DT Swiss RWS (https://www.dtswiss.com/en/components/hubs-and-rws/rws/5-mm) but if...
07-05-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By veganbikes

A thank you to everyone but especially aggiegrads...

A thank you to everyone but especially aggiegrads who has had the extreme pleasure to use both. It sounds like I am in the same position I was beforehand. Not for lack of trying or lack of good...
07-03-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,870
Posted By veganbikes

I agree with this up until the buy a kit. ...

I agree with this up until the buy a kit.

My reasons for not buying a kit is there are tools that I want which come in no kit or I may already have some of those tools or there may be something...
07-03-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,239
Posted By veganbikes

Enjoy your new titanium bike and hopefully many...

Enjoy your new titanium bike and hopefully many many many many more. I am building up my third and just got the final bits in so I can put it together in all its 90s 3DV glory.

Post pictures in...
07-02-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By veganbikes

Any Experience with Schwift bikes?

https://www.schwift.com

Everything looks really good and promising, it is all right up my alley but not a lot of info on the website. I had emailed them recently and am still waiting on a response...
07-02-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,299
Posted By veganbikes

I have really high doubts a local bike shop is...

I have really high doubts a local bike shop is going to go to the trouble to get counterfiet KMC Missing Links. That just sounds fishy. I can see there being an issue with a product but usually that...
07-01-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,870
Posted By veganbikes

My thoughts are this, buy really high quality...

My thoughts are this, buy really high quality tools especially in those that you will use often. Hex Wrenches, Screwdrivers (JIS please it is what Shimano uses and works better on Phillips head...
06-30-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,299
Posted By veganbikes

But if we don't support Jeff Bezos, how will he...

But if we don't support Jeff Bezos, how will he stay a multi-billionaire? If we don't buy the knock off pedals and panniers, he could become just a billionaire or worse a multi-millionaire. The poor...
06-30-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,889
Posted By veganbikes

Best chain lube: WD-40 Best frame material:...

Best chain lube: WD-40

Best frame material: whatever Huffies are made out of

Best Tire and Size: Specialized Alibi tires (solid rubber, baby) and 18 x 1 3/8

Flipped upside-down drop bars ...
06-27-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,025
Posted By veganbikes

I prefer the Portland Design Works cages, never...

I prefer the Portland Design Works cages, never have lost a bottle and they look super neat. Though if I want MUSA I gotta have my King Ti cages ultra light and well made. Not cheap but I can get the...
06-25-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,128
Posted By veganbikes

LOL! Thanks for giving me a laugh. I need it...

LOL! Thanks for giving me a laugh. I need it these days.



Exactly that is the big thing. People aren't understanding of this yet and it is odd. We have been hiring extra people but it is still...
06-24-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By veganbikes

Cane Creek is an American company, Tektro is a...

Cane Creek is an American company, Tektro is a Taiwanese company. Cane Creek makes some of the finest and lightest rim brakes on the market as well as excellent headsets, suspension products and...
06-24-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,128
Posted By veganbikes

It always amazes me 4+ months into the global...

It always amazes me 4+ months into the global pandemic that people are still not understanding there are delays all over and communication can be tough.

I had one guy on the phone as I explained...
06-24-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,881
Posted By veganbikes

My dentist could beat up your dentist. OK...

My dentist could beat up your dentist.

OK to be fair, he is a really nice guy and probably wouldn't beat your dentist up but he could.

The lady who runs one of my favorite Indian restaurants...
Forum: Touring
06-23-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,110
Posted By veganbikes

TRP Spyres a fine choice but the drivetrain is...

TRP Spyres a fine choice but the drivetrain is crap. If the bike was 1k or less maybe it would make a bit more sense.
06-23-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,773
Posted By veganbikes

"When you start to sizzle you move your ass" -...

"When you start to sizzle you move your ass" - Lewis Black

My favored Chamios stuff is Bike Glide from Body Glide. It is vegan (so no animal ingredients or testing) and nothing crazy but it works....
06-23-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By veganbikes

You probably might start by reading a fixie book...

You probably might start by reading a fixie book or take some classes online. When you are ready for advanced fixie, you might try a speciality trade school depending on what you want to fixie.
06-23-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 963
Posted By veganbikes

My American bikes are made in America. Some of...

My American bikes are made in America. Some of the companies that are based here do make in Taiwan but I would call those Taiwanese bikes from an American company. Unless maybe the factory was...
06-21-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 963
Posted By veganbikes

Not sure why you didn't quote me and just quoted...

Not sure why you didn't quote me and just quoted text but whatever.

The answer is yes I do not much care for bikes from China. it is universal, it could be $200 or $2000.

Taiwan has much...
06-21-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Posted By veganbikes

Well I know here in Saskatoon we have a saying if...

Well I know here in Saskatoon we have a saying if the beaver doesn't fly you might get the whole heap, eh!

Try that there 17t cog, it's right in the middle.
06-21-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,881
Posted By veganbikes

It's hot, it's humid, this COVID crap has been...

It's hot, it's humid, this COVID crap has been going on for months and we are all sick of it. Nobody wants to wear masks, nobody wants to have to sanitize everything or stay at home all the time and...
06-20-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By veganbikes

I prefer to keep the palms clean but it never...

I prefer to keep the palms clean but it never seems to want to slide out quite so easily.
06-20-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By veganbikes

"That's what" - She Hope it works out for...

"That's what" - She

Hope it works out for you, it looks like a decent cog. There is a part of me that thinks bigger chainring and cog might make for a more efficient drivetrain but what the hell...
06-20-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By veganbikes

If you have a Guerrcotti, the Alan wrench may not...

If you have a Guerrcotti, the Alan wrench may not work. You could try a Basso wrench but I know for a fact the De Rosa wrench won't work. Should gone with Campagnolo, he invented the quick release...
06-20-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 38,891
Posted By veganbikes

Nice..rather good show!

Nice..rather good show!
06-18-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,294
Posted By veganbikes

The new normal will be death and more of the...

The new normal will be death and more of the flipping same. Unfortunately when you don't take the virus seriously after months of having it around and learning more about it, you get more cases and...
06-18-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By veganbikes

This is a standard Shimano Hollowtech II Crank. ...

This is a standard Shimano Hollowtech II Crank.

You will need a 5mm hex wrench and a Hollowtech II crank cap tool and a hammer to gently get the drive side off once you have removed the non-drive...
06-15-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,543
Posted By veganbikes

I like a nice cup of EPO in the morning.

I like a nice cup of EPO in the morning.
06-14-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4,749
Views: 534,963
Posted By veganbikes

Just a little purple junk for a mountain bike I...

Just a little purple junk for a mountain bike I am building:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/image_876c03c2bd79b12d0d9b8e129f856627d1c6f283.jpeg...
06-12-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,637
Posted By veganbikes

A torque wrench is handy. I highly recommend it....

A torque wrench is handy. I highly recommend it. We install hitches on cars and came across one that was 186 Foot lbs of torque and the mechanic who does it said his arms were worn out getting up...
06-11-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,631
Posted By veganbikes

Oh no a small company under very strict lockdown...

Oh no a small company under very strict lockdown rules is hard to reach in the middle of a global pandemic ...:cry:

If you are only able to have one staff member in the store at a time and you...
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