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10-20-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By veganbikes

The Tern GSD is a much better bike and more...

The Tern GSD is a much better bike and more reliable electronics and better brakes and gears and well everything. Heck I might even go so far as to say the Radpower crap is an iota or two better. At...
10-20-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By veganbikes

Yeah they are a bit more expensive but honestly I...

Yeah they are a bit more expensive but honestly I think I like them a bit more. The actual hex portion of the Wera is great but I find the colored bit to be a bit bulkier than I want. I am still...
10-20-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By veganbikes

A used dented bike that someone didn't care about...

A used dented bike that someone didn't care about is not my definition of a dream. A dream would be getting a custom bike in steel or titanium. I get it NL pride and I bet is a lot lighter than some...
10-20-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By veganbikes

I wonder if you will actually move forward with...

I wonder if you will actually move forward with this, the other bikes and projects seem to go nowhere. Before you think about upgrading you might just try some cleaning that bike could really use it...
10-20-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By veganbikes

I kind of dig it as well. It is so wrong but yet...

I kind of dig it as well. It is so wrong but yet so right. I mean it looks odd but with some lovin' I think it could work.
10-20-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By veganbikes

Sugino 75 Direct Drive for the win. My favorite...

Sugino 75 Direct Drive for the win. My favorite track crank aside from the Phil Wood crank which is just art. It is 24mm spindle so I can use any Shimano compatible BB meaning tons of great options...
10-20-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By veganbikes

I would head down to your local bike shop and...

I would head down to your local bike shop and they can help you out quite easily. They can give you a full quote on what the bike needs and you can then decide if it is worth it to you. Unless the...
10-20-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 962
Posted By veganbikes

You do not need to carry identification in many...

You do not need to carry identification in many places and you are not required to show it in many places. You should always check in your area and know your rights....
10-20-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By veganbikes

The most important thing is getting the correct...

The most important thing is getting the correct parts. Just admit you made the mistake, try to sell the fork and get the correct fork for it. That fork is a cheaper coil fork so nothing to start...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,009
Posted By veganbikes

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I realize I need to take more photos of the bike and also...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19,688
Views: 4,200,143
Posted By veganbikes

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Need to figure out a better case for it. Nothing wrong with their box in theory...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,878
Posted By veganbikes

RockBros is such a sad company it is cheap...

RockBros is such a sad company it is cheap knockoff products. They couldn't even bother coming up with their own name FFS. I wouldn't trust their products to carry any of my bikes. Plus my bikes are...
10-19-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3,288
Views: 287,959
Posted By veganbikes

ISO: XTR FC-M952 chainrings. At least just the...

ISO: XTR FC-M952 chainrings. At least just the outer which seems to be in worst shape. I am also interested in anyone who might know a good source for new ones.
10-19-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By veganbikes

Maybe upload some pictures to the website and by...

Maybe upload some pictures to the website and by that I mean if you are interested in bikes explore the site and start posting and joining some other discussions and then you will be able to post...
10-19-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By veganbikes

I would look at getting something handbuilt. I...

I would look at getting something handbuilt. I would recommend White Industries hubs either XMR or CLDs laced with Sapim Strong spokes and Secure Lock brass nipples (or DT Swiss Alpine IIIs with...
10-19-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 744
Posted By veganbikes

You have an older Trek? Just get that fixed up...

You have an older Trek? Just get that fixed up and then save your money and yourself by not buying the wallymart bike.
10-19-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,747
Posted By veganbikes

What about the Original Pancake House and Dennys!...

What about the Original Pancake House and Dennys! It's not just a one breakfast chain system.
10-19-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By veganbikes

If the question is ever should I get another...

If the question is ever should I get another bike, the answer is nearly always yes. Getting a new more capable and lighterweight bike is a great option and may not make you exceptionally faster but...
10-19-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 436
Posted By veganbikes

Before I would waste time and money on Tourney I...

Before I would waste time and money on Tourney I would look at Gevenalle (https://www.gevenalle.com) I have a set of the Audax levers and used older Dura Ace 9 speed DT shifters and they are great....
10-19-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,385
Posted By veganbikes

Did not know but love Malvern, PA they have Su...

Did not know but love Malvern, PA they have Su Tao Café and Greyhound Café in the same shopping center as a video game arcade and a Chinese market. They are also close to Philly, now if only I lived...
10-19-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By veganbikes

Last I checked our distributor had them and that...

Last I checked our distributor had them and that is where I got mine. If your shop has them not a bad thing to pick one up it is a nice kit and well put together. Granted I would have preferred the...
10-19-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,398
Posted By veganbikes

The paleos are crazy. We want to be like cavemen...

The paleos are crazy. We want to be like cavemen but our animal flesh comes prepackaged in styrofoam and plastic and we drove our SUV to get it. Clearly they haven't heard the classic ode "Beans,...
10-18-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,385
Posted By veganbikes

Yeah some of those highly processed foods contain...

Yeah some of those highly processed foods contain a lot of crap that you are literally putting inside of your body. I am not judging at all as my diet is pretty terrible sometimes.

I really don't...
10-18-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By veganbikes

I guess if the LBS is in a cold climate the wax...

I guess if the LBS is in a cold climate the wax won't melt but a shop employee should be able to separate and merchandise the product. I mean I will grant you some of the kids don't know how to do it...
10-18-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By veganbikes

Thick padding or any odd gimmicky saddles are...

Thick padding or any odd gimmicky saddles are probably ones to avoid at least until you have talked with and done a fit with a proper dynamic fitter. They should have you on a fit bike that is set up...
10-18-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,385
Posted By veganbikes

That sucks! What is your diet like? If...

That sucks!

What is your diet like? If plant based, organic and few if any heavily processed foods you might be in better shape if not I would look to that first before your bibs and jersey. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,446
Posted By veganbikes

Everyone brought their bikes out of the basement...

Everyone brought their bikes out of the basement and garage to get fixed because it was all they could do.



It actually has a big part in it. This was not business as usual this year through...
10-18-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,172
Posted By veganbikes

I am good without goat-heads. The potholes are...

I am good without goat-heads. The potholes are plenty.

Maybe I will let it dry more, next time.
10-18-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By veganbikes

Toast and jam is always good I think a...

Toast and jam is always good



I think a Local Bike Shop made of any food item would probably not last long even if drizzled in dark chocolate though I do like good dark chocolate.
10-17-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By veganbikes

They look like tires. Worn out tires from the...

They look like tires. Worn out tires from the gravel but tires none the less.

This is toast:
...
10-17-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,170
Posted By veganbikes

Narrow tires are so last century. Wide or die! ...

Narrow tires are so last century. Wide or die!

I have a vintage bike I am stuck running 700x25c tires and they are just so small. Even my ti road bike on 28s is a little narrower than I prefer but...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,446
Posted By veganbikes

See I don't think you get it either as you...

See I don't think you get it either as you haven't been in the shop during this pandemic. It is quite a different thing then any of us are used to. If we just took in all the 5 minute jobs and did...
10-17-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,120
Posted By veganbikes

I prefer a fixed gear bike. I do have a single...

I prefer a fixed gear bike. I do have a single speed with a flip-flop hub that actually has both a WI freewheel and a fixed cog (Sugino Super Gigas I believe that or Dura Ace) and I did ride that...
10-17-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 458
Posted By veganbikes

Obviously you not ride with great idea. If you...

Obviously you not ride with great idea. If you have ride with great idea you not need for to have others unless. When great idea ride is have you can many for the soul but not with bad idea or idea...
10-17-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By veganbikes

You can also get this...

You can also get this (https://www.parktool.com/product/hydraulic-brake-bleed-kit-mineral-bkm-1) it will handle just about everything and is really a pleasure to use. It is a spendier kit but it...
10-17-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By veganbikes

Ehh I would rather have a really high quality set...

Ehh I would rather have a really high quality set of T handles or regular L keys like Wera, Beta, PB Swiss, Silca, Park (their new T handle set is quite nice). I can probably get those for around the...
10-17-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 744
Posted By veganbikes

I would return the Wallymart special and avoid...

I would return the Wallymart special and avoid whatever they are selling on bike direct at similar low low prices.

If you are on the pavement you don't want or need full suspension, it is a lot...
10-17-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,747
Posted By veganbikes

Always use red on the back. DO NOT use flashing...

Always use red on the back. DO NOT use flashing lights at the front (unless you are in an emergency) and I like a nice solid light at the back as well if I can swing it or something with a reasonable...
10-17-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,172
Posted By veganbikes

Yeah I have done basically all of that. I use...

Yeah I have done basically all of that. I use Rema glue actually. I for a while tried different stuff to see what might work best. I always heard excellent things about Rema so I have largely stuck...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,446
Posted By veganbikes

No it is just something you don't understand. You...

No it is just something you don't understand. You wouldn't necessarily understand because you aren't on the other side of it. At least at my shop we try not to rush we try to get it done right the...
10-16-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,172
Posted By veganbikes

Screw you...everyone here is wrong and the mods...

Screw you...everyone here is wrong and the mods are idiots and should be fired from their multi million dollar positions :p:roflmao2:

I don't see a need to patch tubes, every time I do even the...
10-16-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,006
Posted By veganbikes

Oh I am very relaxed and it is also late a night...

Oh I am very relaxed and it is also late a night in my area rand I really don't want to ride right now. I am actually quite relaxed chilling here on bike forums watching Youtoobs and winding down for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,446
Posted By veganbikes

Ok, 5 minute job on top of at least in my shops...

Ok, 5 minute job on top of at least in my shops case about 600+ other quick jobs and easy fixes in addition to having to answer phones build 250 bikes in as little time as possible (granted that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,446
Posted By veganbikes

Here here well spoken! For the single...

Here here well spoken!

For the single person, yes it is a super quick job, it is just one phone call, one email, one small part...you name it but none of them see the backside where it is 600...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,009
Posted By veganbikes

I have three titanium bikes and love them all...

I have three titanium bikes and love them all dearly. My Ti road bike is the envy of the shop and generally people are always trying to "finesse" it as the kids say. They want to race for it or just...
10-16-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,006
Posted By veganbikes

WHY SO MUCH SHOUTING AND BOLD WHAT IS THE POINT? ...

WHY SO MUCH SHOUTING AND BOLD WHAT IS THE POINT?


Seriously folks if you need to use bold to highlight something sure but for your entire text? Really? What next Comic Sans MS or maybe some fire...
10-16-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 98,157
Posted By veganbikes

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Phil Wood with Phil BB, Hubs, Spokes...
10-16-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By veganbikes

It sounds like you are forgetting to shift. One...

It sounds like you are forgetting to shift. One of the biggest things I see is people just stick to the smaller cogs and use more power instead of using less power and shifting up.
10-16-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,398
Posted By veganbikes

That is usually the case. I think it is a lot of...

That is usually the case. I think it is a lot of machismo. I know plenty of people who are guys who eat tons of soy and have for 20-30 years and still are guys.
10-16-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By veganbikes

I really like the Jagwire kits personally mostly...

I really like the Jagwire kits personally mostly use the Elite and the pro but will do sport if I need it for a color and everything else is out. Yeah sure buying bulk can make sense but I find the...
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