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04-09-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,967
Posted By rekmeyata

Well, you just proved what I said, thank you. ...

Well, you just proved what I said, thank you. The Conti tires you use have a Vectran under the tread; Vectran is a liquid-crystalline polymer that has great puncture resistance. The Rene tires have...
04-07-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,967
Posted By rekmeyata

The flint catcher if positioned correctly was...

The flint catcher if positioned correctly was suppose to just skim the tire with about a millimeter distance between the tire skimmer and the tire, and whether or not they worked is questionable,...
04-06-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,967
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: 2,489
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...
02-17-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,560
Posted By rekmeyata

:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
02-16-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,554
Posted By rekmeyata

You forgot Fuji VaLite quad butted tubing

You forgot Fuji VaLite quad butted tubing
02-16-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,493
Posted By rekmeyata

My bikes all stay in the garage, but I live in...

My bikes all stay in the garage, but I live in safe and quiet neighborhood, my wife once left the garage door open ALL night, no one bothered a thing, of course, now I check before I go to bed to...
02-16-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,554
Posted By rekmeyata

Almost all bikes are out of stock except for real...

Almost all bikes are out of stock except for real high-end stuff and real low-end stuff you would find at Walmart. Not sure when supplies will be coming back in, once the covid thing settles down I...
02-16-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,560
Posted By rekmeyata

Well look here SuzieQ, I think your blood...

Well look here SuzieQ, I think your blood pressure got too high, I wasn't yelling, just explaining the facts, so go see your doctor and get that prescription of pills that make you nice again filled....
02-15-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,493
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: 106
Views: 4,554
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...
02-14-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,493
Posted By rekmeyata

That lock has been around for at least a year,...

That lock has been around for at least a year, and it's not a gimmick, just extremely impractical to carry around on your bike, actually impractical even at home, where is there a place at home you...
02-13-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,560
Posted By rekmeyata

Mechanical Shifting has NOT improved. Vintage...

Mechanical Shifting has NOT improved. Vintage late 80's index down tube shifting derailleurs actually work a tiny bit faster and snappier at shifting than modern briftors, why is that as you scream...
02-13-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,493
Posted By rekmeyata

If you want an angle grinder almost proof lock...

If you want an angle grinder almost proof lock then see this video: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2730139000581573 As you can tell it's a huge lock, not very portable, but for a storage shed...
02-13-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,554
Posted By rekmeyata

There are a lot of vintage bikes you can find,...

There are a lot of vintage bikes you can find, but you have to know a lot about components from that era so you know if you're getting good components, you also have to be sure that when looking at a...
02-13-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14,235
Views: 3,148,665
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: 16,872
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 836,674
Posted By rekmeyata

I also assume they have a high level of puncture...

I also assume they have a high level of puncture resistence?
01-22-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,119
Posted By rekmeyata

I'm not so sure Park worked with 3M, I could be...

I'm not so sure Park worked with 3M, I could be wrong, but here's what I remember. When I first started using glueless patches they said 3M on the box, I used those for maybe 10 years, then 3M...
01-21-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,119
Posted By rekmeyata

Got ya. I tried Lezyne myself and they did...

Got ya. I tried Lezyne myself and they did indeed suck as do all others out there besides the Park. I haven't been able to confirm this but I think Topeak Flypaper glueless patches are the Park...
01-20-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,119
Posted By rekmeyata

I don't know why you are not having success with...

I don't know why you are not having success with glueless patches, a lot don't so you're not alone, but quite a few do have success. I prepare a tube to accept a glueless patch the same way I...
01-19-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,119
Posted By rekmeyata

I never had that issue in the heat and I use to...

I never had that issue in the heat and I use to live in the Mojave Desert area of California where it wasn't uncommon for me to be out riding in 100 degree plus weather, and that was from 1987 to...
01-18-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,119
Posted By rekmeyata

Nonsense; anyway, but this going on back and...

Nonsense; anyway, but this going on back and forth with your very stupid comments is getting tiring, crap like duct tape? I never mentioned doing that and it's just stupid that you would even bring...
01-17-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,119
Posted By rekmeyata

Shoddy old tubes? so if you get a flat on a...

Shoddy old tubes? so if you get a flat on a brand new tube that you bought yesterday and got a flat today, it's now a shoddy old tube? Let's hear some more excuses.
01-15-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,119
Posted By rekmeyata

This is just you saying that you don't know how...

This is just you saying that you don't know how to patch a tube correctly, that's all this is saying.
01-15-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,119
Posted By rekmeyata

When I use to race I did so on tubular tires, we...

When I use to race I did so on tubular tires, we had cheap cotton threaded tires we trained on and then race on silk tubs, but they all used virtually the same latex tubes inside. Of course, this...
01-15-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,119
Posted By rekmeyata

There is no such thing as a $2 lightweight tube...

There is no such thing as a $2 lightweight tube unless you think 120 plus grams is lightweight. Yes, I know that Walmart and Amazon sells the Bell brand of tubes for $2, but they weigh 160 grams! ...
01-14-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,119
Posted By rekmeyata

For some reason I always did things backwards,...

For some reason I always did things backwards, like flats on the road. Most people swap out the tube on the first flat, not me, ever since I got on to clinchers back when Specialized came out with...
01-14-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,119
Posted By rekmeyata

Do you actually ride a bike? I ask because first...

Do you actually ride a bike? I ask because first you mention $2 tubes, now this nonsense about the patches making for a funky ride, nether Rema or Park glueless patches you cannot feel while riding...
01-14-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,119
Posted By rekmeyata

Heck yeah, I'll go through at least 2 sets of...

Heck yeah, I'll go through at least 2 sets of tires before a tube is remotely considered to be replaced. I don't even buy cassettes and chains that often, my chains last an average of 10,000 miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 836,674
Posted By rekmeyata

So how long do those Gravel King tires hold up? ...

So how long do those Gravel King tires hold up? Would they perform well on a loaded touring bike?
01-13-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,119
Posted By rekmeyata

A new tube in your case only lasts until the...

A new tube in your case only lasts until the first puncture, then for you that tube's life came to end, my tube's life doesn't end there, I will patch, and patch and patch, the only reason I will...
01-12-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,119
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: 7,119
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.
01-04-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,254
Posted By rekmeyata

When you have a tight-fitting tire, that is...

When you have a tight-fitting tire, that is actually a GOOD thing!! That's because if a tire has a blowout and the tire is loose fitting that tire will just come off the rim and you gnarl up your...
01-03-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,119
Posted By rekmeyata

Even that roll has at least 3 folds that I can...

Even that roll has at least 3 folds that I can see. That's one of those new poly tubes, how the heck does the valve stem go into the tube? does it just screw in? It wouldn't seem that the poly...
01-02-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,119
Posted By rekmeyata

Yeah, but rolling reduces about 90% of the folds,...

Yeah, but rolling reduces about 90% of the folds, that's what mine look like coming out of the box too, and I simply return the tube to that type of roll before stuffing it into a thick plastic bag...
01-02-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,119
Posted By rekmeyata

Weird about the tube being rolled or folded, I...

Weird about the tube being rolled or folded, I use almost exclusively Specialized Ultralight Turbo tubes and they are always rolled, I also have used Vittoria tubes in the past and they too were...
01-01-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,119
Posted By rekmeyata

You're supposed to roll the tube not fold it when...

You're supposed to roll the tube not fold it when storing it in your saddlebag, ever notice how tubes come in the box? Why is that? because folds can lead to weak spots and cracks at the fold. So...
01-01-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,119
Posted By rekmeyata

I think the Marathon plus is a bit of an...

I think the Marathon plus is a bit of an overkill, but if they absolutely hate the idea of getting a flat, and they want the tire to last as least three times as long as a standard tire, then the...
01-01-21, 12:40 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,119
Posted By rekmeyata

Those Marathons are good tires, probably better...

Those Marathons are good tires, probably better than the Specialized Armadillo All Condition tires, but the Marathon does weigh more but not much more, they should be able to handle thorns with no...
12-31-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 19,415
Posted By rekmeyata

Nope, didn't notice, all I noticed was the...

Nope, didn't notice, all I noticed was the response before mine dated 12/29/20 so I thought the post was current, thanks for the heads up.
12-31-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,119
Posted By rekmeyata

I got my thorns riding on the road, not on the...

I got my thorns riding on the road, not on the shoulder because out where I rode there was no shoulder, just the white line and then very soft sand where many a car had gotten off into overcorrected...
12-30-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,119
Posted By rekmeyata

I agree with you. I use to live in the Mojave...

I agree with you. I use to live in the Mojave Desert of California where goat head thorns were all over the roads. When I first moved there I averaged a flat a day sometimes 2 flats in a day, they...
12-30-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,119
Posted By rekmeyata

Bell tubes are not that good, the tube thickness...

Bell tubes are not that good, the tube thickness is inconsistent which leads to some areas being very thin and others being thick, I know this because I use them in my kid's bikes; they also are...
12-29-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By rekmeyata

My touring bike has a steel fork, but lately,...

My touring bike has a steel fork, but lately, they've come out with CF touring forks with mounts for panniers. One company in particular called Fyxation has developed forks that can be used for...
12-29-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By rekmeyata

Interesting, but wouldn't a steel fork weigh more...

Interesting, but wouldn't a steel fork weigh more than a TI fork would?
12-29-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 19,415
Posted By rekmeyata

that doesn't seem right to me, when Saris bought...

that doesn't seem right to me, when Saris bought out CycleOps they agreed to honor their lifetime warranty. All you should have to pay for is shipping. Saris is NOT a good company, they will only...
12-29-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,119
Posted By rekmeyata

Not only do I have a patched tube in my...

Not only do I have a patched tube in my saddlebag, but I use Park Glueless patches because they hold up for the life of the tube inflated or not.
12-29-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,636
Posted By rekmeyata

Don't be too confident about that. People with...

Don't be too confident about that. People with connections can get away with all sorts of crap. Someone needs to beat the holy schit out of that guy, so badly that it will take a few years to recover...
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