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11-27-18, 07:34 PM
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Posted By rekmeyata

It's been awhile since I posted here, but I...

It's been awhile since I posted here, but I stumbled across this thread and thought I should clear some things up for future readers.


I have a pair of Suntour Superbe Pro hubs that have the...
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Posted By rekmeyata

Those were cool looking bikes, to cool as they...

Those were cool looking bikes, to cool as they were banned from professional racing. They weren't all that light but very aero which made them fast. They did have some issues with the bonding of...
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Posted By rekmeyata

There was a NIB complete build kit in its...

There was a NIB complete build kit in its original box of course that was for sale in the Indianapolis area for $5,000 last year, right now on E-bay there are two NIB also currently at $3,000 for one...
01-28-17, 10:52 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,448
Posted By rekmeyata

Don't worry about those guys, they're like that,...

Don't worry about those guys, they're like that, they start issues then call you a troll when it's obviously they were trolling first. There's quite a few of these here, not a real friendly place by...
01-19-17, 08:27 PM
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Posted By rekmeyata

read this: Is Human Activity Primarily...

read this: Is Human Activity Primarily Responsible for Global Climate Change? - Climate Change Debate - ProCon.org (http://climatechange.procon.org/view.answers.php?questionID=001445) Lots of...
01-18-17, 08:37 PM
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Posted By rekmeyata

Fort Wayne say ye? so am I say me. I haven't...

Fort Wayne say ye? so am I say me.

I haven't figured out where my wife and I want to spend our winters when I retire, probably just go to several different places with the trailer and live in it...
01-18-17, 06:47 PM
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Posted By rekmeyata

who pays most scientists?

who pays most scientists?
01-18-17, 05:08 AM
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Posted By rekmeyata

We had a month of really cold weather in...

We had a month of really cold weather in December, but it was a month earlier than normal, but this month, which is suppose to be the coldest month it's just raining instead of snowing. I'm a global...
01-18-17, 05:04 AM
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Posted By rekmeyata

Sometimes pictures can distort things but it...

Sometimes pictures can distort things but it appears the front fork is bent very slightly, if it is most bike shops can straighten it.

It appears to be a low end model to me as well, but if it...
01-17-17, 09:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,903
Posted By rekmeyata

Just switching the handlebars made the bike a lot...

Just switching the handlebars made the bike a lot more lighter? That's amazing what just 100 grams or so, or 3.5 ounces plus or minus a couple can do...think that's amazing wait till you try lighter...
Forum: Touring
01-16-17, 08:28 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By rekmeyata

I was going to retire early but I changed my mind...

I was going to retire early but I changed my mind after figuring out I needed to pay off one my buildings first, not a big deal since I don't plan on really ever fully retiring since I have to manage...
01-16-17, 06:36 PM
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Posted By rekmeyata

It depends on which one you buy depends on how...

It depends on which one you buy depends on how long it will last, the X series uses the thickest leather, Truleather is sturdier than their Watershed leather, and white stretches more than the other...
01-14-17, 04:36 PM
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Posted By rekmeyata

That is a very nice bike, and for a $100...it's a...

That is a very nice bike, and for a $100...it's a steal for vintage steel of that caliper. Sure it needs a front derailleur but if all you would have to do to get it back to original condition is to...
01-14-17, 08:39 AM
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Posted By rekmeyata

Why does he do that? to see how far he can go...

Why does he do that? to see how far he can go before calls stop coming in, then reduce the price to where the calls all but ended? Or he's just playing and not really interested in selling it?
01-13-17, 07:03 PM
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Posted By rekmeyata

Kind of salty but it is an excellent condition...

Kind of salty but it is an excellent condition vintage Gios: https://muncie.craigslist.org/bik/5950975570.html
01-13-17, 06:54 PM
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Posted By rekmeyata

Miyata 610, which in my opinion was a better bike...

Miyata 610, which in my opinion was a better bike than the Trek 720 of the same era, the 610 was lighter, stiffer, and stronger: https://southbend.craigslist.org/bik/5935417190.html

NISHIKI...
01-13-17, 06:41 PM
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Posted By rekmeyata

Not a multi speed road bike but it is freaking...

Not a multi speed road bike but it is freaking old: https://southbend.craigslist.org/bik/5939796883.html
01-12-17, 05:01 AM
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Posted By rekmeyata

A very interesting piece of history, definitely a...

A very interesting piece of history, definitely a bike for collector that won't be riding it due to the epoxy used to assemble the lugs to the carbon didn't work as plan and would become unglued with...
01-11-17, 11:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,966
Posted By rekmeyata

Supposedly there are some of the more expensive...

Supposedly there are some of the more expensive helmets that will exceed the ASTM standard, thus a cheap helemt will only barely meet the standards and a more expensive one would exceed it...the only...
01-11-17, 11:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,464
Posted By rekmeyata

hmmm, well not according to this: Shimano...

hmmm, well not according to this: Shimano Titlist-Titlist GS derailleur (D-6?1) (http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Shimano_Titlist-Titlist_GS_derailleur_(D-61).html) Read the very bottom where it...
01-10-17, 08:38 PM
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Views: 593
Posted By rekmeyata

Exactly correct. I use to do some auto...

Exactly correct.

I use to do some auto racing but when I did that I ran which was cheap, buy a pair of decent running shoes and off a person could go; but once my knees started to ache from...
01-10-17, 08:27 PM
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Views: 1,966
Posted By rekmeyata

All emergency room doctors know the true benefits...

All emergency room doctors know the true benefits of people who were admitted to the emergency rooms who were wearing a helmet vs those that do not. End of discussion on the merits of wearing a...
01-08-17, 02:00 PM
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Posted By rekmeyata

That seems really high to me too, and it doesn't...

That seems really high to me too, and it doesn't have the original components either which in my opinion makes it less of a vintage valued bike. I've seen all original 520's go for $350 that were in...
01-07-17, 02:45 PM
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Posted By rekmeyata

Showroom condition? That's what the seller says...

Showroom condition? That's what the seller says about this bike, if I had a need for a track bike I would be looking at it myself, Bianche: https://fortwayne.craigslist.org/bik/5946288680.html
01-07-17, 02:21 PM
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Posted By rekmeyata

where did you see the floppy housing, I zoomed in...

where did you see the floppy housing, I zoomed in and I didn't see anything. If you're talking about the loop of cable coming off the brake levers that's the way it was done back then, they didn't...
01-06-17, 07:03 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,107
Posted By rekmeyata

You're not disagreeing with me, you're...

You're not disagreeing with me, you're disagreeing with WHO, I'm not the least bit upset, it's you that are upset because you can't prove your point in the face of facts from WHO and the other...
01-06-17, 05:07 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,107
Posted By rekmeyata

That's odd, I found China on that list, where do...

That's odd, I found China on that list, where do you think Mongolia is? I think perhaps you should read the article in full detail instead of getting excited about something just because you heard...
01-06-17, 05:03 AM
Replies: 118
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Posted By rekmeyata

It wasn't directed at you, it was a directed at...

It wasn't directed at you, it was a directed at those who think CO2 is a pollutant and those that think that way yet use CO2 as a tire inflator.
01-05-17, 09:38 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By rekmeyata

Right, either that or all you CO2 users are...

Right, either that or all you CO2 users are polluting and not caring.
01-05-17, 09:35 PM
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Views: 9,107
Posted By rekmeyata

That site is rating it by the person, so per...

That site is rating it by the person, so per person XYZ country is the worse. In that essence it's more of an accurate picture as to who pollutes the most per person.

One thing you must realize...
01-05-17, 09:00 PM
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Posted By rekmeyata

Good thing. But the pollution we in America put...

Good thing. But the pollution we in America put out is way lower than most countries in the entire world. Now if you had said America has polluting lawyer mouths then you would be onto something.
01-05-17, 08:54 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,107
Posted By rekmeyata

You need to get your facts in order; see:...

You need to get your facts in order; see: https://www.numbeo.com/pollution/rankings_by_country.jsp
01-05-17, 08:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,227
Posted By rekmeyata

not only that but we have sports in grade school...

not only that but we have sports in grade school where the points don't count, they're all winners, which means they're not taught what real life really is all about. What you said is the reason the...
01-05-17, 05:09 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,107
Posted By rekmeyata

This ability to diagnose patients I do believe...

This ability to diagnose patients I do believe has become a lost art because technology has taken that position, which as we all know technology is not fool proof, we should be doing both! This...
01-05-17, 05:04 AM
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Posted By rekmeyata

That's what I've been saying but I'm running into...

That's what I've been saying but I'm running into flak...what else is new?
01-04-17, 09:19 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By rekmeyata

His 1970 Schwinn Voyageur died when the head tube...

His 1970 Schwinn Voyageur died when the head tube cracked (something my Scandium bike did after just 8,000 miles) after only 507,000 miles in 1996, so Waterford built him a new bike and gave it to...
01-04-17, 08:26 PM
Replies: 59
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Posted By rekmeyata

Ok smart guy, explain why some people have...

Ok smart guy, explain why some people have success and some don't? enlighten us with your wisdom.
01-04-17, 08:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,109
Posted By rekmeyata

He's my hero too, A HUGE CONGRATS to Marchand. ...

He's my hero too, A HUGE CONGRATS to Marchand. Now I want to see him beat the record again at 110.

I know this may sound morbid, but what I really want to know is that after he dies what will he...
01-04-17, 08:15 PM
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Posted By rekmeyata

That is not necessarily true, the top end bikes...

That is not necessarily true, the top end bikes are laid by hand, but the mid to low level ones use a mold, see: https://cyclingtips.com/2011/08/are-all-carbon-bikes-created-equal/ This is what...
01-04-17, 07:55 PM
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Posted By rekmeyata

Technology and experienced gained over the years...

Technology and experienced gained over the years cannot be matched even by the best doctor in the world back in the 30's and 40's, sure they may have had better senses when it came to diagnosing, but...
01-03-17, 10:57 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,107
Posted By rekmeyata

First of all I never said that ALL vintage stuff...

First of all I never said that ALL vintage stuff was better, you need to go back and reread what I wrote. I said some stuff was in fact better now, but some is not. Has nothing to do with any...
01-03-17, 10:44 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,571
Posted By rekmeyata

Just imaginary>>>:lol: :roflmao2:

Just imaginary>>>:lol: :roflmao2:
01-03-17, 10:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,227
Posted By rekmeyata

For the rest of the sane people on this forum,...

For the rest of the sane people on this forum, read the sites I gave, there is more than enough people on those sites that prove glueless patches not only work but will work for the usual life of the...
01-03-17, 08:34 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,571
Posted By rekmeyata

Steel is real and so is titanium. LOL!

Steel is real and so is titanium. LOL!
01-03-17, 08:27 PM
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Views: 9,107
Posted By rekmeyata

LOL! So you can't argue facts so you tell me to...

LOL! So you can't argue facts so you tell me to stay on topic? Which I did, as well as throwing a couple of barbs for fun.
01-03-17, 08:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,112
Posted By rekmeyata

All I know is that is seems that the lower the...

All I know is that is seems that the lower the cost of the bike from Bikesdirect (BD) the worse the quality seems to be; but as you go up the price scale the better they seem to be especially their...
01-03-17, 07:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,227
Posted By rekmeyata

My

End of discussion because obviously you can't read, because there are more than one or two, LOL! I can't talk with a someone who can't read and makes up stories, I know, you're really sock puppet.
01-03-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,107
Posted By rekmeyata

Again you don't know what your talking about,...

Again you don't know what your talking about, what else is new?

Look man I use to drive HP big block engines and due to the 3 speed autos some of them had you would run about 3k in rpm at 70, some...
01-03-17, 06:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,347
Posted By rekmeyata

A HUGE CONGRATS!! That is a very nice looking...

A HUGE CONGRATS!! That is a very nice looking and apparently in very good condition bike, you did very well in buying that bike.
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