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02-20-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By veganbikes

Go 11 speed or get a second trainer or just swap...

Go 11 speed or get a second trainer or just swap cassettes with the Park Tool Chain Pliers and their long handled cassette tool it is super easy and doesn't take a ton of time.
02-20-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By veganbikes

700x38c is the common writing of it. I see it all...

700x38c is the common writing of it. I see it all the time. The 38c referring to the width. I am not sure exactly why it is generally written as 700xXXc but it is.
02-20-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 789
Posted By veganbikes

If you are deciding not to grease your bolts...

If you are deciding not to grease your bolts please please please do not bring them by the shop for us to try and remove for you. Always grease metal on metal contact or use anti-seize or a thread...
Forum: Touring
02-20-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,374
Posted By veganbikes

Agreed math sucks! 1+1 = 11 :P I did 1x7 once...

Agreed math sucks! 1+1 = 11 :P
I did 1x7 once and hated it maybe if I had done it for a cross bike with a small ratio and a smaller chainring but for my commuter 1x9 was the better choice when doing...
02-20-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 920
Posted By veganbikes

But you wouldn't want to pay $30 for that tool,...

But you wouldn't want to pay $30 for that tool, you want to pay $4.99 but will have started 30 threads about various other tools you want to buy or believe should be somehow different in someway that...
02-20-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By veganbikes

Radpower is generally pretty terrible and their...

Radpower is generally pretty terrible and their customer service is rough at best. Both look like great deals and really cheap and they are really cheap in all senses. All the online bikes that come...
Forum: Touring
02-20-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 354
Posted By veganbikes

Look for OutDry, that stuff is the Bee's Knee's...

Look for OutDry, that stuff is the Bee's Knee's and the Cat's Pajama's. I have some Capo gloves that are shell like but are a tiny touch thicker and a similar pair from Mountain Hardwear that I got a...
02-20-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,038
Posted By veganbikes

I am confused. Why would one complain about the...

I am confused. Why would one complain about the pictures at the Olive Garden without mentioning the Barfaloni alla Pukachini that comes with authentico unlimited, soup, salad and breadsticks and a...
02-20-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By veganbikes

"C" refers to 700A, 700B and 700C just like 650A,...

"C" refers to 700A, 700B and 700C just like 650A, 650B and 650C it is a French/Euro designation for tires of different ISO diameters. You will rarely see many of these but I have seen some 700A tires...
02-20-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By veganbikes

Almost 5K for me since 2014 and it doesn't even...

Almost 5K for me since 2014 and it doesn't even feel like that much. In fact I think it is the longest time I have been on a forum and I love it.
Forum: Touring
02-20-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,374
Posted By veganbikes

Of course. Also people tend to take out the wrong...

Of course. Also people tend to take out the wrong screwdriver, people see a cross pattern and say OOOH OOOH OOOH PHILLIPS HEAD!!!!! Instead of reaching for the correct and far superior JIS...
02-20-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,355
Posted By veganbikes

Cleaning teeth is somehow more difficult then...

Cleaning teeth is somehow more difficult then working on bikes day in and day out? I am not saying there isn't skill in cleaning teeth but to say that requires skill and bike wrenching some how...
02-17-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By veganbikes

Maybe goodbye instead. If you want to get posts...

Maybe goodbye instead. If you want to get posts then be a productive member of the forum look around and join some other conversations going on. There are excellent sub-forums about tons of different...
02-17-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By veganbikes

Get a nice set of black tires and don't bother...

Get a nice set of black tires and don't bother with cheap colored tires that tend to wear through quickly and offer little puncture protection. For tires for that bike I would recommend something...
02-17-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By veganbikes

I guess other stuff in their lower end levers...

I guess other stuff in their lower end levers used the thumb shifters. A lot of times for OEM spec they will use unbranded stuff that is of the same quality (or lack thereof) as the branded stuff. By...
02-17-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,355
Posted By veganbikes

People get paid minimum wage because people still...

People get paid minimum wage because people still believe bikes are toys and many still treat them as such. Minimum wage is not a signifier that something is easy, sure the easy stuff is easy but...
02-17-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By veganbikes

What saddle are you talking about then if not the...

What saddle are you talking about then if not the Brooks Cambium? This is a thread on the Brooks Cambium and I assumed that is the fabric saddle you were talking about otherwise why post it? I never...
Forum: Touring
02-17-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,374
Posted By veganbikes

Yeah they are super reliable and probably the...

Yeah they are super reliable and probably the best mounting position for cables and simplicity but oy vey what a pain to shift. Those who ride friction or even indexed and cannot bother to fix their...
02-16-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By veganbikes

The millisecond as it occurs is when it is a...

The millisecond as it occurs is when it is a concern. rubbing is not a good thing under any circumstances. you might need to find skinnier tires or rims or a frame that can support real tires. 2011...
02-16-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By veganbikes

I haven't used the Microshift but I might end up...

I haven't used the Microshift but I might end up using them on a similar set up VO Crazy Bars are awesome and if I hadn't just put new cables and housing and replaced tape and done a whole bunch of...
02-16-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By veganbikes

TRP Spyres are road disc brakes and have the same...

TRP Spyres are road disc brakes and have the same short pull as a pair of sidepull rim brakes and cantilever brakes. Any lever paired to them would work fine for that. If you are going to upgrade go...
02-16-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 995
Posted By veganbikes

If you have to ask then the answer is usually yes...

If you have to ask then the answer is usually yes it is dangerous. They do not put those lines on their just for decoration. A bike that DOESN'T FIT is not a good deal. Price is not the only factor...
Forum: Touring
02-16-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,374
Posted By veganbikes

I have a bike with downtube shifters and I hate...

I have a bike with downtube shifters and I hate them. Dangerous and hard to reach. However Gevenalle makes a nice solution to the issue by putting them on the front of brake levers. Also IRD does a...
02-16-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By veganbikes

My saddles don't stick to my pants and if you...

My saddles don't stick to my pants and if you have that issue remember glue goes on the paper not on the saddle. The Cambium line is nothing new it was in the Brooks idea book for many many many many...
02-16-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 760
Posted By veganbikes

But alas when looking for a lot of set back that...

But alas when looking for a lot of set back that is usually a good sign of a poor fitting bike. Bikes that fit are great, bikes that need a lot of parts to try to make it sort of fit aren't so great....
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