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08-23-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,391
Posted By rekmeyata

I currently have those Spec tires on two of my...

I currently have those Spec tires on two of my road bikes, and I like them...BUT...I don't think they're worth the retail price, but I think that about a lot of tires on the market! I got mine on a...
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By rekmeyata

To think, I have a 83 Schwinn Voyageur with...

To think, I have a 83 Schwinn Voyageur with Deerhead stuff on it...so why isn't the Voyageur worth more than $400 if the Deerhead components, which are in excellent condition by the way, are worth...
08-23-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,634
Posted By rekmeyata

The glue tube will eventually dry up, but I have...

The glue tube will eventually dry up, but I have one that's been opened a year and it still is useable; but I always carry a new unopened one just in case.
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By rekmeyata

That is a fine bicycle, thank you for keeping it...

That is a fine bicycle, thank you for keeping it in such fantastic condition!

Personally, I think $400 to $500 is too low, yes it could depend on where you live, but that bike is in superb...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,108
Posted By rekmeyata

The Circuit is a fine bike, it has some vintage...

The Circuit is a fine bike, it has some vintage value IF it has all the original components on it and those components stay on it. Sure, you could make a tiny bit more parting it out, but so what? ...
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By rekmeyata

While I'm no expert at valuing stuff, I would...

While I'm no expert at valuing stuff, I would suspect that the Deerhead group you have is worth between $50 and $75 because it's not in excellent condition. The other problem, depending on lighting,...
08-07-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,634
Posted By rekmeyata

Gorilla glue won't hold up because it won't...

Gorilla glue won't hold up because it won't stretch as the tube expands with air. You would be better off for about 12 hours using the black Gorilla tape!

Rema is the best in the USA, as others...
08-07-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 404
Posted By rekmeyata

Run, or I should say, ride away from that bike...

Run, or I should say, ride away from that bike shop as fast as you can, and don't ever go back!

Even if your pedals were wobbly, so what? That doesn't mean it's time to buy a new bike, it just...
08-07-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,391
Posted By rekmeyata

Over the last 20 years I've had 3 sets of Kenda...

Over the last 20 years I've had 3 sets of Kenda tires, the first ones were Kwest, they didn't last long, and I got a lot of flats; my next pair came on a new bike I got in 2020 called Drumlins. At...
07-27-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 836
Posted By rekmeyata

right for horizontal, but the question was about...

right for horizontal, but the question was about vertical. I have a couple of 80's era bikes with horizontal dropouts with the screws and some without, but a person can adjust for the chain slack...
07-26-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 836
Posted By rekmeyata

Chain tension on a derailleur bike is...

Chain tension on a derailleur bike is automatically adjusted by the spring on the derailleur arm, so these bikes have a vertical dropout slot with no adjuster screws. The advantage of the vertical...
07-25-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 836
Posted By rekmeyata

Those set screws are there to help take up chain...

Those set screws are there to help take up chain slack, in other words to set the chain tension. The tension should not be more or less than a half an inch when you push down on the chain in the...
07-25-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By rekmeyata

Stupid, not really all that funny.

Stupid, not really all that funny.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20,533
Views: 4,797,134
Posted By rekmeyata

eeeekooooiiiiii

eeeekooooiiiiii
07-25-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,731
Posted By rekmeyata

One of my jersey's is a soccer shirt, I bought it...

One of my jersey's is a soccer shirt, I bought it 25 or so years ago, not only is it holding up extremely well, it is my coolest wearing jersey I have. I bought it when I was living in the high...
07-21-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,731
Posted By rekmeyata

Day glow, or Hi Viz green is not the best choice...

Day glow, or Hi Viz green is not the best choice if you live in an area with heavy covering of trees or green pastures; in that case you want to use Hi-Viz orange; Hi-Viz green works best in brown...
07-21-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,829
Posted By rekmeyata

What you said is indeed a problem, I can...

What you said is indeed a problem, I can understand an aluminum bike coming with CF fork because AL fork is far too weak to safely ride on for a long period of time. Also on TI bikes that's all...
07-03-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,829
Posted By rekmeyata

The odd thing was when I first googled this...

The odd thing was when I first googled this French company came up several different times in different ways of asking the question, but today when I asked the same question again I got this: ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20,533
Views: 4,797,134
Posted By rekmeyata

Those are generic Chinese lights, and all...

Those are generic Chinese lights, and all dealings I've had or have read about lights such as these is the lumens are about 3/4 and sometimes less than what they say it is, and the battery run times...
06-26-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,829
Posted By rekmeyata

So basically the steel used back then was what I...

So basically the steel used back then was what I said it was, GAS PIPE, because gas pipe contained cast iron, later when French steel manufacture Ateliers de la Rive in cohoots with Vitus came out...
06-26-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,941
Posted By rekmeyata

If you are going to be riding in the street with...

If you are going to be riding in the street with traffic use bright front flasher of at least 400 lumens, and rear flashers at least 250 lumens.

Never ever overtake or pass any type of vehicle on...
06-26-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,829
Posted By rekmeyata

But that's not my question, I would like to know...

But that's not my question, I would like to know what kind of steel tubing, or piping, was used back in the 1880's to early 1900's in the construction of bike frames? I can only assume from your...
06-26-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,829
Posted By rekmeyata

What did they use back in the 1800's and early...

What did they use back in the 1800's and early 1900's if it wasn't gas pipe?
06-24-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,222
Posted By rekmeyata

Lucky you! I had some guy yell that at me, that...

Lucky you! I had some guy yell that at me, that gave me the creeps!

One time while I was standing and cranking up this steep grade some guy smacked me the arse as they went by in their car. ...
06-24-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,829
Posted By rekmeyata

Gas pipe is not the same as steel used for...

Gas pipe is not the same as steel used for bicycles. Modern gas pipe has steel, black iron, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and copper; of course way back in the 1800's...
06-23-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,033
Posted By rekmeyata

Yes, wouldn't that be great? Nuvinci's...

Yes, wouldn't that be great?

Nuvinci's system was far too heavy, plus they're having all sorts of issues with it people are complaining about. Nuvinci has been working on this for years and they...
06-23-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,820
Posted By rekmeyata

Craftsman since was sold off by Sears, is making...

Craftsman since was sold off by Sears, is making a comeback, for a long while they were junk as Sears tried to make the product cheaper to make more profit.

However, tools found in home...
06-23-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,033
Posted By rekmeyata

I don't know about how big trucks work, I do know...

I don't know about how big trucks work, I do know that jake brake is an engine brake, I have seen truckers using the jakes going down steep California grades and still smoke the brakes, while others...
06-23-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,033
Posted By rekmeyata

Yes, that is the correct method. When I used to...

Yes, that is the correct method. When I used to race in California, our team coach told us about that method, but back then it was more about keeping the rims as cool as possible because tubular...
06-22-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,820
Posted By rekmeyata

YAWN! That just isn't true all the time. I know...

YAWN! That just isn't true all the time. I know of a couple of full-time mechanics and they get their tools from Harbor Freight, they buy the top of the line model which I can't recall, and they...
06-22-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,222
Posted By rekmeyata

Help me out here. You're traveling coast to...

Help me out here. You're traveling coast to coast on an electric bike? Are you limited to 30 or so miles a day because of the battery? do you carry a spare battery? and why does it cost you just...
06-22-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,820
Posted By rekmeyata

Yes, you didn't know that? Not only that, but...

Yes, you didn't know that? Not only that, but after wrenching with Snap On tools you're far less tired than you would be using Harbor Freight tools or something like that, Snap On tools make you...
06-21-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,829
Posted By rekmeyata

I saw the maroon gold job at The Pros Closet so I...

I saw the maroon gold job at The Pros Closet so I thought that was the one you bought. They are very nice looking bikes
06-21-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,820
Posted By rekmeyata

dea Count yourself very fortunate that you...

dea
Count yourself very fortunate that you didn't die, I heard that there was roughly 10,000 people who died using that bike stand. It's not any different than it was before disk brakes came along,...
06-21-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 71,708
Views: 11,670,842
Posted By rekmeyata

I'm not sure due to the picture could be off, but...

I'm not sure due to the picture could be off, but it appears as if the fork is slightly bent, something that could be bent back since it is a minor bend...if it's bent.
06-21-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,222
Posted By rekmeyata

What I can't understand is why do some cyclists...

What I can't understand is why do some cyclists ride say 30 miles or more miles away from home, have a flat and call their mommy...err, I mean wife, to come get them because they have a flat?! ...
06-21-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,222
Posted By rekmeyata

So, what kind of wise crack was that? I drive...

So, what kind of wise crack was that? I drive cars, and still do, long before you were ever a glimmer in your mommy's eyes; that kind of remark you made must mean you haven't weened away from your...
06-21-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,343
Posted By rekmeyata

There are V6's that can also tow, but as far as...

There are V6's that can also tow, but as far as know most if not all V6's are limited to 7,000 pounds tops...UNLESS, it's one of those new Eco Boost 3.5L twin turbo V6 trucks that they claim can tow...
06-21-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,829
Posted By rekmeyata

Those IF bikes are very nice bikes, I'm talking...

Those IF bikes are very nice bikes, I'm talking top of the food chain nice. You found one of those used you probably got a good price on it. Is that IF bike a maroon color with gold colored...
06-20-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,343
Posted By rekmeyata

But you can't tow with a 911, the factory said...

But you can't tow with a 911, the factory said the towing limit is ZERO.
06-20-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,829
Posted By rekmeyata

Most sales in a bike shop are going to be to...

Most sales in a bike shop are going to be to average people spending the average amount of money for a bike, and that's going to be around $550 dollars which is why aluminum bikes sell more because...
06-20-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,033
Posted By rekmeyata

YOU CAN'T GET STRONGER BRAKES! My god. ...

YOU CAN'T GET STRONGER BRAKES! My god. Mechanical disk will stop a bike just as fast as hydraulic, because tire adhesion to the road surface is the most important aspects as to how fast you will...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 287,337
Posted By rekmeyata

yum yum

yum yum
06-20-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,343
Posted By rekmeyata

The highest torque output for the 911 is 590 foot...

The highest torque output for the 911 is 590 foot pounds, that's quite a bit. The MBZ has the same at 590. The MBZ puts out 603 horses, while the Porsche puts out 640 hp. So based on those two...
06-19-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,033
Posted By rekmeyata

That's weird, some sort of computer glitch on...

That's weird, some sort of computer glitch on their end because what I'm seeing is that I quoted on Sy's post, but somehow it quoted you, my post to Sy still says I posted to Sy. Don't worry about...
06-19-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,033
Posted By rekmeyata

That's a good suggestion as well. thanks. The...

That's a good suggestion as well. thanks. The test will be longer though, it will have to be those sets of stopping times 2, which means we will have to wait till his rotors cool.
06-19-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,195
Posted By rekmeyata

I haven't found the good gear yet then! Either...

I haven't found the good gear yet then! Either I'm too cold, or I'm sweating and then getting cold again.
06-19-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,829
Posted By rekmeyata

By wood I meant a dead type of feeling, it's...

By wood I meant a dead type of feeling, it's weird to explain.

I hear you about climbing CF would be the way to go, especially if you're a power person, but I don't buy a new bike every 3 or...
06-19-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,033
Posted By rekmeyata

I am not a professional scientific professor, or...

I am not a professional scientific professor, or guru, that we took out all the variables, and looked at every angle scientifically. I did what I knew, the reason I wanted to stay seated is because...
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