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08-07-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,151
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: 358
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: 40
Views: 1,028
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...
07-25-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 801
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, 07:49 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,346
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...
06-26-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,519
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...
06-24-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,003
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: 3,519
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...
06-22-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,003
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: 137
Views: 3,534
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, 08:45 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,534
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,...
06-18-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,997
Posted By rekmeyata

[QUOTE=Cnguyen323;22538311]I I understand the...

[QUOTE=Cnguyen323;22538311]I
I understand the safety and importance that comes with significant stopping power. Should I prioritize upgrading the brakes before the wheelset? Iím considering...
06-18-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,003
Posted By rekmeyata

, I get dumb arses saying the same thing to...

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I get dumb arses saying the same thing to me all the time. You would think they would know that where I live because we have Amish in buggies that take up the entire lane, and the Amish ride...
06-18-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,610
Posted By rekmeyata

You can create your one wobble, all you do, as...

You can create your one wobble, all you do, as you're riding at say 20 mph, is to use one arm to slap the side of the handlebar, that should make the bike wobble, that's basically what happened to...
06-09-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,324
Posted By rekmeyata

I think tire weight matters a lot! I had a pair...

I think tire weight matters a lot! I had a pair of Kenda Drumlin K-Shield Plus 700x45c tires that came on my touring bike, those things weighed about 1,300 grams EACH! I just bought a pair of...
06-03-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 435
Posted By rekmeyata

The easiest way is that you could have taken the...

The easiest way is that you could have taken the old tube down to the store and they would have matched it for you, including the right size and right length of valve stem.
05-30-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,067
Posted By rekmeyata

I also vote for the Lezyne, I've owned my Road...

I also vote for the Lezyne, I've owned my Road Drive for about 9 years and it's still working great. One word of advice on the Lezyne, make sure you get the longest one of the model you chose, the...
05-24-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14,818
Views: 3,604,377
Posted By rekmeyata

The biggest shop in our city sells them in the...

The biggest shop in our city sells them in the store.
05-22-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,256
Posted By rekmeyata

I don't like small loose tools for cycling, if a...

I don't like small loose tools for cycling, if a bit falls into tall grass someplace and you may never find it, that's why I have a mini tool, all those tools in that mini tool can't fall out and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20,493
Views: 4,783,142
Posted By rekmeyata

I'm always buying stuff for my bikes; I just...

I'm always buying stuff for my bikes; I just don't post it all here, but I decided to post about a set of tires I bought for my touring bike.

My Masi Giramondo 700c came with Kenda Drumin 700x45c...
05-13-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 23,960
Posted By rekmeyata

Don't you think you would be going through that...

Don't you think you would be going through that same mental anguish regardless of how they were going to kill you? come on!
05-13-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,327
Posted By rekmeyata

You're not supposed to pass a school bus on the...

You're not supposed to pass a school bus on the right or left if the student red warning lights are on. I see a lot of drivers passing school buses letting kids out, it drives me crazy. Even...
05-01-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,487
Posted By rekmeyata

Someone bought the Kool-Aid. You don't need to...

Someone bought the Kool-Aid. You don't need to throw away a helmet after 3 years, that's marketing hype to get you to buy more helmets. A helmet is good for a very long time. Sun and salt from...
04-29-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,487
Posted By rekmeyata

Virginia Tech has far better testing protocol...

Virginia Tech has far better testing protocol than CR, or the Feds.
04-21-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,466
Posted By rekmeyata

This is not true either, pit locks can be easily...

This is not true either, pit locks can be easily overcome by https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?t=67372&start=15pros. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-yBxAEMCsw
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Replies: 19
Views: 822
Posted By rekmeyata

While I'm not sure, but I think it's a fake...

While I'm not sure, but I think it's a fake Paramount. For one the decal for Paramount should be where the Schwinn decal is with the Paramount being in larger bold letters and Schwinn in smaller...
04-18-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,466
Posted By rekmeyata

Fine that you disagree but I disagree with you, I...

Fine that you disagree but I disagree with you, I know how angle grinders work, and it would only take an average of 15 to 30 seconds for each lock, the longest was 1 minute 10 seconds to cut through...
04-14-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,265
Posted By rekmeyata

You will still have tire adhesion problems.

You will still have tire adhesion problems.
04-09-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,466
Posted By rekmeyata

Plus they make exposed gas pipes pretty tough,...

Plus they make exposed gas pipes pretty tough, short of taking an axe to the pipe you're not going to cause any problems.
04-08-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,265
Posted By rekmeyata

Back in 2018 or 19 I actually tested my Lynskey...

Back in 2018 or 19 I actually tested my Lynskey road bike with rim brakes against a guy who bought a brand new bike with hydro disk brakes to see who would stop the fastest. I had 23mm tire on the...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 286,027
Posted By rekmeyata

Found a Matco open end box wrench in mint...

Found a Matco open end box wrench in mint condition yesterday.
Forum: Commuting
03-23-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,490
Posted By rekmeyata

I don't know how good the new Spec Armadillo is...

I don't know how good the new Spec Armadillo is because they lightened the tire by about 200 grams to 395 grams which is 100 grams more than the Gator back, not sure where the weight came off, but...
03-08-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,424
Posted By rekmeyata

I understand, and agree! I had a crash on my...

I understand, and agree! I had a crash on my back and had the same thing happen, got up, checked myself, and nothing except bleeding knees. I fell out of the bathtub and bent my lower back over the...
03-07-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,639
Posted By rekmeyata

However, if the trainer user has the trainer...

However, if the trainer user has the trainer adjusted too tight against the rear tire, then it could wear out the tire fast, that's also how you find small bits of black rubber all over the area you...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,490
Posted By rekmeyata

That's actually good to know because I was...

That's actually good to know because I was considering getting the Ultralight version for my touring bike, so thanks for that info. What I did years ago when I used to use the regular MrTuffy was to...
02-15-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 64,849
Posted By rekmeyata

I hear you on that Rodruguez Adventure bike. But...

I hear you on that Rodruguez Adventure bike. But with me I weighed out the abuse that a touring bike gets, rain exposure that could lead to rust, and the expense of replacement parts. But if I was...
02-14-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,189
Posted By rekmeyata

There is a tool for stuck on beads, it's called a...

There is a tool for stuck on beads, it's called a C clamp! cheap and readily available anywhere tools are sold. You just put the C clamp over the tire and start tightening it down, making sure not...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3,127
Views: 946,262
Posted By rekmeyata

YES IT DOES, it gives them 36 years of experience...

YES IT DOES, it gives them 36 years of experience using the technique. I guess from what you're saying is that you would rather go see a first time heart surgeon, and you're going to be his first...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3,127
Views: 946,262
Posted By rekmeyata

Again, you are off base, the cold working...

Again, you are off base, the cold working technique that Lynskey created and patented is a technique that is still being used today by all TI builders, with no innovations done to it since it can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3,127
Views: 946,262
Posted By rekmeyata

Thats a poor example since a transmission...

Thats a poor example since a transmission contains many many mechanical parts that a frame only contains how many mechanical parts? So, over the years others improved the automatic trans and filed...
02-06-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,189
Posted By rekmeyata

The VAR breaks after a year or so? Maybe with...

The VAR breaks after a year or so? Maybe with improper use they do, but mine are at least 25 years old!

I also use the Soma Steel Core tire lever, they don't break in the cold like plastic ones...
02-06-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,189
Posted By rekmeyata

More and more tires are being made to be tubeless...

More and more tires are being made to be tubeless compatible, and like one poster mentioned, they are a pain in the arse to mount because they have to be tight to get the best possible seal. I do not...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,492
Posted By rekmeyata

The Trek is far overpriced! The problem...

The Trek is far overpriced!

The problem today is supply, so a lot of bikes are not and will not be in stock for a while. Having said that I think you should compare a Masi Giramondo 700c to the...
02-05-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,189
Posted By rekmeyata

That's just another take on the Quik Stik that's...

That's just another take on the Quik Stik that's been around forever, and the fastest tire change ever done was using a Quik Stik.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3,127
Views: 946,262
Posted By rekmeyata

Unless you have so much money that spending $13K...

Unless you have so much money that spending $13K on a bike is pocket change, you really don't need to spend that kind of money. Lynskey makes just as good of a bike a Moots and others, in fact...
01-18-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,735
Posted By rekmeyata

If the crankset and or the BB is not broken don't...

If the crankset and or the BB is not broken don't replace it, just keep it serviced and ride the bike.

Like I said before, it's better to save money for a better bike sometime down the road when...
01-17-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,453
Posted By rekmeyata

That bike is a wreck, not only is the fork bent...

That bike is a wreck, not only is the fork bent severely, but in the process of that happening it bent the top tube and the down tube. The only thing worthwhile on the bike is what appears to be...
Forum: Foo
05-12-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
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: 1,245
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: 1,245
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...
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