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02-23-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 604
Posted By veganbikes

If you are running really excellent tires,...

If you are running really excellent tires, properly inflated and are still getting tons of flats then maybe the sealant is good way to go for you but if you aren't then a good puncture protectant...
02-23-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By veganbikes

For really short rides I don't eat in the morning...

For really short rides I don't eat in the morning but if I plan on being out for over an hour or are doing some hard efforts I will certainly try and put something down. You might try a fruit...
02-23-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,330
Posted By veganbikes

Somewhere out in the woods with unused but...

Somewhere out in the woods with unused but relatively smooth fire roads not a ton of massive hills and nice and quiet with plenty of land and a reasonably sized house. Also a naturally fed spring...
02-23-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By veganbikes

It is good to see that brand building stuff. I...

It is good to see that brand building stuff. I remember seeing a video on them a few years ago and was intrigued. You should probably get rid of that crappy Moots bike to me and you go have fun on...
02-23-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By veganbikes

I believe the Jamis is still threaded I would be...

I believe the Jamis is still threaded I would be really pissed if not. The 631 is a nicer air hardened tubing based on 853 but not heat treated which all came from the classic and well regarded 531...
02-23-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 199
Posted By veganbikes

I am not up on old Raleighs some of them are cool...

I am not up on old Raleighs some of them are cool but I was never really into them and now they are going through too many changes to really stick with them. I doubt it would be cheaper to replace...
02-23-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,580
Posted By veganbikes

It is my form of self flagellation. What can I...

It is my form of self flagellation. What can I say I am a sucker for punishment.
02-23-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 199
Posted By veganbikes

If you need that exact width Phil Wood has you...

If you need that exact width Phil Wood has you covered. You can get various different cups so you can adapt it to different frames and different spindles (and if you know how to get them out you can...
02-23-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 604
Posted By veganbikes

Any of these anti flat gimmicks are silly and...

Any of these anti flat gimmicks are silly and usually cause more problems than they purport to solve. The best way to prevent flats is run the widest tire you can and use a good tire that has a good...
02-23-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 122
Posted By veganbikes

My 650b disc rims were not different in anyway...

My 650b disc rims were not different in anyway and I haven't yet seen different rims yet for front and rear. I know Velocity does an offset A23 and maybe others do something as well but I have yet to...
02-23-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By veganbikes

If you are going on a cycle holiday and plan on...

If you are going on a cycle holiday and plan on doing a lot of riding than I would want my own bike. If I was just doing some occasional riding, I would take my pedals, shoes and possibly saddle. I...
02-23-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 948
Posted By veganbikes

Clearly you aren't doing it for the Fixie Goons,...

Clearly you aren't doing it for the Fixie Goons, my friend :p
02-23-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 121,654
Posted By veganbikes

Y'all need to listen to more family friendly...

Y'all need to listen to more family friendly country music:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7LmGaTNfCM&frags=pl%2Cwn

God Bless Wheeler Walker Jr., the finest country musician to ever grace this...
Forum: Touring
02-23-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By veganbikes

My Tubus Duo racks work fine with disc brakes....

My Tubus Duo racks work fine with disc brakes. Granted you must have a fork that works with the rack like my old Disc Trucker fork or my current Co-Motion fork (which I may have gotten custom not...
02-23-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 948
Posted By veganbikes

It seems everyone has missed the best of the...

It seems everyone has missed the best of the best:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXe6ozyidDE&frags=pl%2Cwn

Queen and Kraftwerk wish they could have come up with that one :lol:
02-23-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By veganbikes

I haven't yet used the Paul adapter but know it...

I haven't yet used the Paul adapter but know it enough. It is a neat option until SRAM and Shimano adapt to really wide range gearing on drop bars that isn't super expensive electronic gearing....
02-23-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By veganbikes

CST = Cheap Shoddy Tires. However they are usable...

CST = Cheap Shoddy Tires. However they are usable on the road. Many common road tires are a smooth tread to give better contact on the road since anything with knobs won't dig in to hard concrete or...
02-23-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't really upgrade anything on it. The...

I wouldn't really upgrade anything on it. The most I would do is get it working. You can get Sturmey parts that are now made by SunRace that work with the older systems so if the hub is functional...
Forum: Touring
02-22-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 523
Posted By veganbikes

My favorite tires right now are the 700x36 Gravel...

My favorite tires right now are the 700x36 Gravel Grinder Pros from Challenge if I am not as concerned with puncture protection (they also make a vulcanized version which is my current tire on my...
02-22-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By veganbikes

I really like my Lazer Z1 that I have had for a...

I really like my Lazer Z1 that I have had for a while. It is nice and light and very comfortable and has plenty of space for hats and other winter wear (typically I wear a cycling cap in summer and...
02-22-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 668
Posted By veganbikes

That's not terrible consider the work you are...

That's not terrible consider the work you are doing! I will have to PM you and we can chat : )

Thanks a ton!
02-19-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 467
Posted By veganbikes

With any wheel build it is good to double and...

With any wheel build it is good to double and triple check things. For a while I used multiple different spoke calculators but now I mainly use QBP's spoke calc which is likely to have your hub and...
Forum: Touring
02-19-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 905
Posted By veganbikes

Maine Root Mexicane Cola is my favorite for that...

Maine Root Mexicane Cola is my favorite for that type of stuff. The flavor is delicious and it is fair trade and organic cane sugar. I also like the Boylan's Cane Cola. Though I would rather have the...
02-19-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 592
Posted By veganbikes

1. make sure everything is properly aligned and...

1. make sure everything is properly aligned and toe'd in and adjusted.
2. remove anything from your pads with a pick or something clean and not oily
3. file down brake pads to help remove any...
02-19-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,580
Posted By veganbikes

I rarely think about bikes so yeah I will have to...

I rarely think about bikes so yeah I will have to come back sometime. I am sorry. I have failed you.

I wouldn't include the Phil Wood if I didn't have it. But having it I wouldn't get rid of it....
02-19-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,580
Posted By veganbikes

Yeah not terrible but I am currently not in the...

Yeah not terrible but I am currently not in the ability to get rid of the Phil Wood frame but then again who would!

The 1. could work but I like two separate bikes. I guess though I could do the 1...
02-17-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,580
Posted By veganbikes

I don't want to sound nativist or anything dumb...

I don't want to sound nativist or anything dumb like that but this forum is an English language form at least for the many years I have been on and this word "1-bike" is completely foreign and it...
02-17-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By veganbikes

Yes but Motobecane in the 70s was an actual real...

Yes but Motobecane in the 70s was an actual real company making some really solid bikes that are worth something. Bikes Direct is a name they took to put on cheap stuff and sell it at what you think...
02-17-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,880
Posted By veganbikes

I recommend avoiding sidewalks unless absolutely...

I recommend avoiding sidewalks unless absolutely needed. If you find that for both yourself and the others users of the sidewalk that you are safer on the sidewalk then go for it but generally that...
02-16-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 933
Posted By veganbikes

What I would do is find your local fitter or a...

What I would do is find your local fitter or a shop with a sit bone measuring device and get measured and then look at some saddles in that width. Generally for a good saddle you want something...
02-16-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By veganbikes

Welcome to the group, can't wait to see what sort...

Welcome to the group, can't wait to see what sort of bikes you are riding and various questions and responses to other questions and posts you might have. Always good to have new folks around that...
02-16-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By veganbikes

No but they look like either IS or Post mount...

No but they look like either IS or Post mount calipers. It probably weighs quite a bit and is certainly full of cheap parts. The price they list is a fake price they made up to make it feel like you...
Forum: Touring
02-16-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,196
Posted By veganbikes

Yeah I was considering some sort of inline...

Yeah I was considering some sort of inline shifter but the mechanic who I had cabling it up because I used the link cables said nah you don't need it and I didn't care enough at that point.

I...
Forum: Touring
02-15-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,196
Posted By veganbikes

If you are interested in building up your own...

If you are interested in building up your own then do it. I highly recommend it. This is my current touring bike (with older picture but it all now has the Dynamo on it)
...
Forum: Touring
02-15-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,247
Posted By veganbikes

I built my touring bike up with a triple 9 speed...

I built my touring bike up with a triple 9 speed and have vehemently stuck by it for a long time but I am starting to think maybe a change is in order (or at least a new bike with the ratios I want)....
Forum: Touring
02-15-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By veganbikes

I would buy a nice frame and figure out all the...

I would buy a nice frame and figure out all the parts for it. This is an OK frame but unfortunately I would not buy a bike to replace many of the parts on it. If that is the case like I do with all...
02-15-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By veganbikes

Have you tried any of the many custom builders to...

Have you tried any of the many custom builders to get something you want. You are looking for something that doesn't really exist much. Sure some older rigid bikes with low end group sets are out...
02-15-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 668
Posted By veganbikes

@sjn1892...

@sjn1892 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/sjn1892-511474.html) you aren't taking on work are you???? I have a 7400 crankset that I would love to get done for a Phil Wood Apple VeloXS bike with the...
02-13-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 668
Posted By veganbikes

Isn't pornographic content banned on this...

Isn't pornographic content banned on this website? Holy moly that stuff is too sexy.
02-09-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 121,654
Posted By veganbikes

I have been listening to a lot of R.E.M. lately....

I have been listening to a lot of R.E.M. lately. Not quite sure why but always good stuff. Also finally decided to listen to the Chats, it kept showing up in my Youtube (pub) feed but for whatever...
02-09-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,529
Posted By veganbikes

I rode a tandem briefly with a co-worker and it...

I rode a tandem briefly with a co-worker and it did not go well. There was a couple from Europe traveling across the country on a crackandfail tandem (something modern) and they needed a place to...
Forum: Touring
02-09-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,601
Posted By veganbikes

I have been wanting a WI crankset for so long...

I have been wanting a WI crankset for so long now, I just gotta do it. It is cheaper than the Cane Creek eeWings that I also lust after.
Forum: Touring
02-09-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 880
Posted By veganbikes

As Happy Feet said try the bike packing bags they...

As Happy Feet said try the bike packing bags they are awesome and provided you aren't schlepping a ton of stuff you can still have a good time. I think that is a better overall option till you figure...
02-09-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 831
Posted By veganbikes

Ehhh I have a bike with downtube 6 speed DA...

Ehhh I have a bike with downtube 6 speed DA shifters and a freewheel and I have toyed with converting to triple because 6 speed on a short cage derailleur and a 52-39 (formerly 42) is just not enough...
02-09-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,417
Posted By veganbikes

Sorry, I am terrible at B.S.ing people. As I...

Sorry, I am terrible at B.S.ing people. As I stated the people riding are the issue not the vehicle. If you are going fast on a bike trail that is not a good thing but that is not the bikes fault it...
Forum: Touring
02-08-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,601
Posted By veganbikes

My fitter hates when people do the double...

My fitter hates when people do the double suspension in opposite directions. Our owner and one of his other employees love to push people to it and he just goes into the "it doesn't work" rant which...
02-08-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By veganbikes

I would go into the shop and chat with them and...

I would go into the shop and chat with them and let them know you are new in town and see if you like them. Reviews online don't really effect me much as I have dealt with so many customers you can...
02-08-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,417
Posted By veganbikes

No I am talking about a pedal assisted bicycle....

No I am talking about a pedal assisted bicycle. Not a motorcycle which uses a throttle.

I get it they do both have motors and if we wanted to be pedantic yes technically you could call a pedal...
Forum: Touring
02-08-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,601
Posted By veganbikes

My only thing would be figure out stem or...

My only thing would be figure out stem or seatpost. Having two things going in opposing directions is not good for fit and comfort. Both can be good things but you just have to pick which one you...
02-08-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,417
Posted By veganbikes

An e-bike is a pedal bike with assistance it is...

An e-bike is a pedal bike with assistance it is not something with a throttle that does the work. In the U.S. the limit on an e-bike is 28mph which is not exceptionally fast considering most roadies...
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