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Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,095
Posted By rekmeyata

Banks are like a casino, they know what it takes...

Banks are like a casino, they know what it takes to get people into the doors, they give away free gambling money, free food vouchers, a chance to win a car, all of this to drag people in knowing...
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...
05-12-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,338
Posted By rekmeyata

Don't take much stock on the braking section, I...

Don't take much stock on the braking section, I noticed the pads used on the cheap bike were cheap pads, and those never worked all that great, had they upgraded the pads to Kool Stop Salmon I...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,215
Posted By rekmeyata

I guess all you can do is try! If it doesn't...

I guess all you can do is try! If it doesn't work out due probably mostly from the time element, then you'll know. Again 80 even 100 miles is more than doable for older people, I ride 100 miles on...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,215
Posted By rekmeyata

The 80 mile away thing is a huge stretch, not...

The 80 mile away thing is a huge stretch, not that you can't ride 80 miles, it's the time it takes to ride that far that is the issue, plus you have to be at work by 3 pm which means by the time you...
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: Touring
05-11-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,095
Posted By rekmeyata

When I go bike camping I use a small Lezyne Micro...

When I go bike camping I use a small Lezyne Micro 400 XL headlight and a Niterider Omega 300 tail light, I do not use the head light as a flash light around the campsite though, they stay on the...
Forum: Touring
05-10-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,095
Posted By rekmeyata

Your weights are delusional, the most you will...

Your weights are delusional, the most you will save going to a smaller tube is one to two GRAMS not ounces, so for 2 tubes you'll save 2 to 4 grams, and there are about 28 grams in an ounce.
Forum: Foo
05-10-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 380
Posted By rekmeyata

While a lot of those older cars could tow up to...

While a lot of those older cars could tow up to 6,000 pounds with an added automatic transmission and engine oil coolers. Try doing that with modern cars!

While trucks are expensive new you...
Forum: Touring
05-09-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,095
Posted By rekmeyata

When I use to race and eventually switched to...

When I use to race and eventually switched to clinchers we used undersized tubes to save weight, but I don't think one size down saved a couple of ounces, maybe a gram at the most, not worth on a day...
05-09-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,294
Posted By rekmeyata

There has been no truer words spoken! ...

There has been no truer words spoken!

https://images.freeimages.com/images/premium/previews/2453/24536330-insane-person-in-straitjacket.jpg
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...
05-08-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,119
Posted By rekmeyata

Well you could use a tire like the Vittoria...

Well you could use a tire like the Vittoria Terreno Mix all rounder version (they make 4 different versions of this tire, so check out the other versions to see if there is one that would fit your...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By rekmeyata

I think it depends on the bike, in my case I have...

I think it depends on the bike, in my case I have a brass colored bike with black graphics, tape, seat, racks and bags, so the black SKS Bluemels look just fine with that bike.
05-07-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2,565
Views: 170,559
Posted By rekmeyata

My wife had her last of the two Pizer shots about...

My wife had her last of the two Pizer shots about 4 weeks prior to me getting the Covid, she and I came down with it on the exact same day! So she got covid after getting what is called the best...
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, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14,279
Views: 3,167,751
Posted By rekmeyata

My classic cars were not my main driveables, we...

My classic cars were not my main driveables, we always had 2 newer, not brand new I don't get into that due to depreciation, but new enough cars that we both drove daily. There was one of the...
05-04-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By rekmeyata

I'm not so sure I would convert the bike to...

I'm not so sure I would convert the bike to something else, but it's your bike, and it's not a classic/vintage bike so it's not a big deal except for the expense of doing so which is why I said I...
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...
05-04-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14,279
Views: 3,167,751
Posted By rekmeyata

Please tell us what Hooptie you have, I'm...

Please tell us what Hooptie you have, I'm fascinated knowing, I use to have a small collection of classic cars but I sold them all a couple of years ago, mine weren't worn out or Caddies either, but...
05-03-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,566
Posted By rekmeyata

I've never ever even remotely experienced that...

I've never ever even remotely experienced that while riding my bike down a road, maybe had I gone off road on some trail? but not on the road. If that is happening to you the next time take some...
05-03-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,381
Posted By rekmeyata

I've had two pairs of those Tifosi glasses, the...

I've had two pairs of those Tifosi glasses, the lenses are cheap to replace unless you get the photo jobs, but they scratch extremely easily, I've never had a pair of glasses scratch as easily as the...
05-02-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2,565
Views: 170,559
Posted By rekmeyata

Well, here's the deal. A friend of mine got...

Well, here's the deal. A friend of mine got Covid back in April of 2020, he was a very avid cyclist, he had a mild case like a head cold, it went away after a week, a week after that he decided to...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 231,820
Posted By rekmeyata

I found a chrome Cornwell shorty 1/4 inch drive...

I found a chrome Cornwell shorty 1/4 inch drive ratchet today, they're about $80 on the Cornwell site. About a week ago I found a small all aluminum LED light that sells for $8! it wasn't working...
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?...
05-02-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,566
Posted By rekmeyata

For those who are not music members and can't...

For those who are not music members and can't hear that try this site instead:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df_yuu4oYEI

That had to be one of the worst songs Dylan ever created! it's a train...
05-02-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,883
Posted By rekmeyata

How old are you? I never use to cramp either...

How old are you? I never use to cramp either till I got into my 50's.
05-02-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,294
Posted By rekmeyata

I've actually read posts like that, I do frequent...

I've actually read posts like that, I do frequent other forums, but I think I remember hearing of people doing that on this one, this is why some guys have a lot of bikes in their stable.
05-01-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,294
Posted By rekmeyata

I used downtube shifters since 1976 when I bought...

I used downtube shifters since 1976 when I bought a Trek TX 900, I still ride on occasion a downtube shifting bike, I got so use to it I wasn't bothered shifting a loaded bike with downtube shifters,...
05-01-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,294
Posted By rekmeyata

My Schwinn only had maybe 800 miles on from the...

My Schwinn only had maybe 800 miles on from the time it was new till the crash! so that was not a good thing! Mine was all factory original, and it come with a 3 x 6 speed system. To bad yours...
05-01-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 697
Posted By rekmeyata

I don't own one a Specialized but they sell the...

I don't own one a Specialized but they sell the rebuild kit, it can't be that difficult they're all pretty much the same, usually you just unscrew the top where the plunger goes into the body of the...
05-01-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,294
Posted By rekmeyata

No, commuting isn't a sport, but it is very...

No, commuting isn't a sport, but it is very effective at keeping a person in shape if they commute far enough, neither is riding for fitness in my opinion, cycling becomes a sport when you are...
05-01-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,883
Posted By rekmeyata

You would be surprised as to how much genetics...

You would be surprised as to how much genetics plays into EVERYTHING your body does or cannot do.

And getting too much electrolytes can make even a seasoned pro very sick, just ask these marathon...
05-01-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,294
Posted By rekmeyata

You sound more practical than other cyclist I've...

You sound more practical than other cyclist I've read on forums, I hear all the time somebody buys a bike every 2 to 5 years and the excuse is "I've put on over 8,000 miles on it so it's worn out"!,...
05-01-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,566
Posted By rekmeyata

Americans like to freak out over bugs, it's...

Americans like to freak out over bugs, it's weird! The Cicadas do the same thing here as they do where you live, the stick to the trees, sometimes you see their corpses on the pavement, but those...
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...
Forum: Touring
04-30-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,903
Posted By rekmeyata

I took delivery of the Masi, after comparing...

I took delivery of the Masi, after comparing features and price I think the Masi was the better deal, it was cheaper by almost $400 which is why it made for a better deal. I got the bike in March of...
Forum: Touring
04-30-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,095
Posted By rekmeyata

I've been using glueless patches for over 30...

I've been using glueless patches for over 30 years, like I mentioned I started using them when they first came out and were known as 3M glueless patches before Specialized and Park took that patch...
04-30-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,381
Posted By rekmeyata

For $11 bucks brand new for Kroops? I would have...

For $11 bucks brand new for Kroops? I would have to think that those might be counterfeit, if you ever have a warranty issue that's when you'll find out for sure. Ebay sells a lot of counterfeit...
Forum: Touring
04-30-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,095
Posted By rekmeyata

I tried a bunch of other brands of glueless...

I tried a bunch of other brands of glueless patches over the years thinking they would work, no they didn't! in fact, as an experiment, I even tried Black Gorilla Tape after someone on a forum said...
Forum: Touring
04-29-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,095
Posted By rekmeyata

By the way, Rema patches are these: ...

By the way, Rema patches are these: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41nzRL5ZiXL.jpg
04-29-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,883
Posted By rekmeyata

For some unknown reason, bananas don't do a darn...

For some unknown reason, bananas don't do a darn thing for me, not sure about potatoes, but mushrooms don't work either for me either. I find I cramp more when I try spinning at a higher 80 plus...
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...
Forum: Touring
04-29-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,903
Posted By rekmeyata

If the rim is a deeper rim the rim is naturally...

If the rim is a deeper rim the rim is naturally stronger thus requiring less spokes. It use to be back in the day of box rims, which they still make, it wasn't uncommon on known touring bikes from...
Forum: Touring
04-29-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,095
Posted By rekmeyata

Very interesting, thanks. I was wondering about...

Very interesting, thanks. I was wondering about self adhesive patches. I understand you are using Zefal self adhesive patches but the only last a couple of months? I've been using the Park Brand...
04-29-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 697
Posted By rekmeyata

I bought a Birzman MAHA Apologee II, or some such...

I bought a Birzman MAHA Apologee II, or some such name because it got very high reviews, anyway I too thought it would be the last pump I would ever buy, nope, the darn thread on air chuck is junk. ...
Forum: Touring
04-29-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,095
Posted By rekmeyata

I know, everything I bought was on sale, mostly...

I know, everything I bought was on sale, mostly from REI too! though I did get some stuff from Walmart, and some from Amazon.

When you fixed your leaking air mattress do you think that a Rema...
Forum: Touring
04-29-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,095
Posted By rekmeyata

Can that dog teach me how to use my iPhone?? ...

Can that dog teach me how to use my iPhone??

We're suppose to hear sometime tomorrow about that Ana Shepherd according to my wife. Thanks about the concern over our other dog, she was 11 year...
Forum: Touring
04-29-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,903
Posted By rekmeyata

Yes, I know, QR are the most complicated things...

Yes, I know, QR are the most complicated things to operate, it takes me over 4 hours just to open one, then I have to figure out how to close it which has taken me another 4 hours, whew.

You...
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.
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