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Forum: Foo
05-12-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 380
Posted By rekmeyata

It is insane that's for sure, and people are...

It is insane that's for sure, and people are insane enough to pay the money, if they simply would not buy the more expensive models the truck manufacturers would have to make a decision to make less...
Forum: Foo
05-11-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 380
Posted By rekmeyata

That is the problem with today's trucks, they...

That is the problem with today's trucks, they make them to fancy to be working trucks, and they carry a high price tag that really? you want to use a $65,000 truck to beat up on? Now Chevy is coming...
Forum: Foo
05-08-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 380
Posted By rekmeyata

The 318 and the 360 were indestructible until the...

The 318 and the 360 were indestructible until the late 70's when Chrysler was going through their first bankruptcy, then Chrysler screwed those engines bad. First the engines rarely made it past...
Forum: Foo
05-07-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 380
Posted By rekmeyata

Actually my taste really like the stuff in the...

Actually my taste really like the stuff in the 20's and 30's but, well you know, a million dollars for just one of the cars I like is beyond my means! I'm not sure what is wrong with me, but I also...
05-04-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,565
Views: 170,559
Posted By rekmeyata

Unfortunately there isn't anything I can do about...

Unfortunately there isn't anything I can do about it, I'm not going to stop riding my bike because of Covid, so I can think of doing is take it easier than normal and see what happens. I'm 68 years...
05-02-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,381
Posted By rekmeyata

This is a helmet shield combo, you've seen these...

This is a helmet shield combo, you've seen these around on cyclists haven't you?...
04-30-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,294
Posted By rekmeyata

But what is better quality? High end stuff made...

But what is better quality? High end stuff made in the mid 80's was really durable stuff, this stuff has lasted generations without breaking or failing, I have Superbe components with over 150,000...
04-29-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 697
Posted By rekmeyata

What I can't figure out is why the hell do they...

What I can't figure out is why the hell do they no longer make those gauges so that a person can adjust it to make it accurate? I had a 50 year old Silca that could that, but none, not even the new...
04-29-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,883
Posted By rekmeyata

I scream "SHUT UP" to my wife all the time, she...

I scream "SHUT UP" to my wife all the time, she don't listen! Maybe if I applied lavender oil to her ears she "might" listen...nah, I'll just stick a pickle in my mouth and forget it.
04-28-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,546
Posted By rekmeyata

Sorry but I see an idiot. Even if the lane was a...

Sorry but I see an idiot. Even if the lane was a dual purpose lane, either turn left from it or go straight ahead, the other cyclists should have treated it like he was in a car, would he had passed...
04-28-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,546
Posted By rekmeyata

If you are in a Left turn lane, then the cyclist...

If you are in a Left turn lane, then the cyclist should not have passed you on your left, He wouldn't not have done that if he was driving a car would he? Then he shouldn't have done that on his...
04-28-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By rekmeyata

If you haven't ridden the bike much I'm...

If you haven't ridden the bike much I'm questioning as to why they think you need new tires, is there cracking going on with the sidewalls or thread area? are they worn out? I kind of doubt they're...
04-24-21, 07:05 PM
04-24-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,412
Posted By rekmeyata

I guess you're in an argumentative mood.

I guess you're in an argumentative mood.
04-23-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By rekmeyata

I think if you're doing drops etc as you...

I think if you're doing drops etc as you mentioned I would probably go with the more stouter Nukeproof Neutron rim, sure it's a tad heavier but it should hold up better under rough use.
04-23-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,196
Posted By rekmeyata

All you really need to do if you want to go cheap...

All you really need to do if you want to go cheap is go on Amazon for your area of the world and search for highest rated air mattress, when I do that here in the US I find an air mattress with over...
04-23-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,294
Posted By rekmeyata

I've been watching anything related to cycling go...

I've been watching anything related to cycling go up in price for the last 6 or 7 years, and go up a LOT! I needed some cycling clothing and after seeing the prices I decided to try top rated Amazon...
04-06-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,084
Posted By rekmeyata

I know, this is an old post, but people...

I know, this is an old post, but people researching infor about liners will stumble across this forum discussion. All the weights I will be describing are for the narrow road version.

So anyway,...
Forum: Touring
03-01-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,579
Posted By rekmeyata

I will say this, and I mentioned this before, I...

I will say this, and I mentioned this before, I happen to like the Topeak Tourguide DX, while it isn't waterproof but you can do some things to prevent water from coming in. When I say waterproof in...
02-15-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,678
Posted By rekmeyata

It was covered in the Student paper, and the...

It was covered in the Student paper, and the college went and put some sort of bolts in that could not be undone with commonly found tools. I know this happened, I was attending the college when it...
02-14-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,338
Posted By rekmeyata

No doubt, but they're not selling them, they just...

No doubt, but they're not selling them, they just leave them there to collect dust and cobwebs. I was at a garage sale once that an elderly couple, about in their mid 80's, in the garage was a...
02-13-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14,279
Views: 3,167,751
Posted By rekmeyata

I buy Bell tires for my kid's bikes, but they...

I buy Bell tires for my kid's bikes, but they don't last long and they start to crack within a few months, I usually get a season out of them which isn't that many miles, maybe 100 or so. But I too...
02-13-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 16,955
Posted By rekmeyata

Not my kind of music, but I do appreciate great...

Not my kind of music, but I do appreciate great musical instrument skills as was the case here.
01-12-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,296
Posted By rekmeyata

When a patch works its way loose at any time that...

When a patch works its way loose at any time that means you prepared the tube wrong, I've never had either a glue on or a glueless patch eventually work loose...well, as long as the glueless patch...
01-05-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,296
Posted By rekmeyata

Exactly, and the biggest problem I've had with...

Exactly, and the biggest problem I've had with cheap tubes is crappy Presta valves that fail after using them 3 to 6 times.
12-29-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,430
Posted By rekmeyata

Cooler doesn't mean squat! I personally...

Cooler doesn't mean squat!

I personally would go with 105, going with all Ultegra is only going to save you 7 ounces, or 200 grams depending on what scale you prefer, but it will save you around...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 841,313
Posted By rekmeyata

You're not too old for a bike like that if you...

You're not too old for a bike like that if you like the colors, it just makes your personality one of the colorful people. So if it's still available and you're still drooling over it, buy it and...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 32,988
Posted By rekmeyata

I couldn't vote because I own my own business,...

I couldn't vote because I own my own business, and nothing mentioned was related.
12-11-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,235
Posted By rekmeyata

I think it's a 1983 Schwinn Voyager, not sure...

I think it's a 1983 Schwinn Voyager, not sure what year it is, I found it in a dumpster and I never took the time to look at the serial number and figure out the date, I know it has the champagne...
11-27-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,322
Posted By rekmeyata

Riding your new saddle in the rain will destroy...

Riding your new saddle in the rain will destroy it.

Hey, I have an idea...follow the instructions that Brooks provided and not someone on the internet. Sure it will take longer to break in the...
11-19-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 44,939
Posted By rekmeyata

Let's see tough carbon fiber in action: ...

Let's see tough carbon fiber in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvk63bmVpck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0eP-6j8d6s

https://vimeo.com/106021360
11-18-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,550
Posted By rekmeyata

A lot of people have all sorts of garage art, and...

A lot of people have all sorts of garage art, and cars are just one of them. A person who owns a car like that vintage Corvette will only drive it in the late spring till early fall, and then...
11-15-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 44,939
Posted By rekmeyata

LOL!!! Give me a break, you can get really nice...

LOL!!! Give me a break, you can get really nice clothing for the cold for less than half of what you spent without resorting to "plastic bags".

A $300 helmet is not even necessary, it offers no...
11-14-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 44,939
Posted By rekmeyata

This was the point that Grant Peterson made...

This was the point that Grant Peterson made several years that his production made Atlantis was 98% of what his custom made Rivendell was, and the Rivendell at that time cost about $2,500 more than...
11-13-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,550
Posted By rekmeyata

I had a Scandium bike once, it rode like a brick,...

I had a Scandium bike once, it rode like a brick, I test rode regular aluminum bikes and never cared for the ride, but the scandium was the worst riding bike I ever rode. Not only that but the damn...
11-12-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,550
Posted By rekmeyata

The problem with someone trying to tell you which...

The problem with someone trying to tell you which frame material is faster is that it's all psychological! What you scream bloody murder at me? People that have gone out and spent big bucks on a new...
10-17-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,721
Posted By rekmeyata

I'm not into headlamps, I do wear a light on top...

I'm not into headlamps, I do wear a light on top of my helmet but not under it, runners and hikers usually wear headlamps which I don't do either of those two things. While there probably other...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 841,313
Posted By rekmeyata

You also find it to be more comfortable than...

You also find it to be more comfortable than steel, or any other material for that matter, but steel was the king for comfort but TI has it beat. I'm a long-time steel user and I noticed the comfort...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,137
Posted By rekmeyata

This is very true. What makes a bike, or a...

This is very true.

What makes a bike, or a car, stop is the tire's adhesion to the road. I got into an argument with a friend who had bought a disk brake-equipped bike so we arranged a test with...
08-31-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 44,939
Posted By rekmeyata

Have you read up at all about ORA the Asian...

Have you read up at all about ORA the Asian builder of Titanium bicycle frames? I think you should. I saw their welds first hand and they rival anything coming out of the US. There's been...
08-30-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 44,939
Posted By rekmeyata

And that's why I said "some of what you said is...

And that's why I said "some of what you said is untrue".

My friend does all of his own mechanic stuff on his bikes and he said there is nothing unusual about his Moto that was out of the norm...
08-29-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 44,939
Posted By rekmeyata

Some of what you said is untrue in regards to...

Some of what you said is untrue in regards to Bikes Direct. If you buy one of the higher-priced bikes they are ALL standard parts that you can get replacement parts for just like you can a Trek or...
09-23-16, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2,565
Views: 170,559
Posted By rekmeyata

I rode 0 miles, man that was difficult.

I rode 0 miles, man that was difficult.
08-10-15, 08:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,425
Posted By rekmeyata

Centurion bikes, like Nishiki, were just decals...

Centurion bikes, like Nishiki, were just decals plastered on by Western States Imports (who later introduced the decal DiamondBack), they were never a real brand manufacture just as Schwinn and...
11-23-10, 03:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,400
Posted By rekmeyata

Agobel: You missed one of my earlier posts...

Agobel:

You missed one of my earlier posts where I stated that using neets oil on a severely dried up saddle would be ok as long as it wasn't over applied and used sparingly (see post #5; the...
11-23-10, 02:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,400
Posted By rekmeyata

At the end the of the day your saddle is your...

At the end the of the day your saddle is your saddle and can do whatever you want to your saddle even before the warranty runs out...but don't expect Brooks to cover your saddle if you screw it up...
11-20-10, 08:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,400
Posted By rekmeyata

But again Lexol is an oil that if used to much...

But again Lexol is an oil that if used to much either all at once or over a period of time will destroy a Brooks. Horse saddles are different the bike saddles in that horse saddles are very thick...
11-19-10, 07:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,400
Posted By rekmeyata

Neatsoil or oil of any kind will actually shorten...

Neatsoil or oil of any kind will actually shorten the life of a leather saddle. It over softens the leather making it sag more thus having to tighten the spanner bolt more which in turn will cause...
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