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Forum: Touring
11-24-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,569
Posted By rekmeyata

Wouldn't automotive wax in a liquid form work...

Wouldn't automotive wax in a liquid form work just as good on chains as the expensive bicycle boutique chain waxes?
11-21-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,911
Posted By rekmeyata

Why are screaming at me? a whole bunch of posters...

Why are screaming at me? a whole bunch of posters are declaring themselves as judges, is anyone screaming at them? no; are you screaming at them too? No your not, so I can only take that to mean you...
11-19-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,911
Posted By rekmeyata

I was initially responding about the diplomat...

I was initially responding about the diplomat woman that was run over; now there is the 16 year old kid that ran over a bunch of cyclists, in that last example that kid needs to be sentenced as an...
11-19-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,911
Posted By rekmeyata

So did those cyclists all get run over while the...

So did those cyclists all get run over while the driver was coal rolling? If that's true, then it's premeditated murder, or premeditated attempted murder (is that a charge?) and he should get the...
11-19-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,911
Posted By rekmeyata

According to police investigation, she was riding...

According to police investigation, she was riding her bike in a bike lane, the flatbed trucker for some reason did not see her, either he passed her, or she was attempting to pass him, as the doctor...
11-19-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,911
Posted By rekmeyata

Correct, that is why I don't use bike lanes but...

Correct, that is why I don't use bike lanes but rarely; I much rather take the lane if I can keep up with traffic. And if I am in a bike lane I NEVER pass or come along side a car or truck on my...
11-19-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,911
Posted By rekmeyata

He needs to be banned just because he's laughing...

He needs to be banned just because he's laughing at coal rollers? I suppose you are the perfect human being and never ever joked or laughed about something that was bit off. Imagine how many less...
11-18-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 628
Posted By rekmeyata

TOTALLY AGREE! This sort of nonsense of throwing...

TOTALLY AGREE! This sort of nonsense of throwing away a perfectly good light that probably has at least another 80,000 hours of light left on the LED from the original 100,000 hour usage they...
Forum: Touring
11-18-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,199
Posted By rekmeyata

well in that case, you leave, buy a cheap hammer,...

well in that case, you leave, buy a cheap hammer, then come back and beat one of their bikes, then leave. just kidding, right?
Forum: Touring
11-17-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,199
Posted By rekmeyata

All you did was leave the shop without paying? I...

All you did was leave the shop without paying? I would have called the police for them purposely damaging the bike's frame, and then took them to small claims court to get compensated for the...
Forum: Touring
11-17-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,569
Posted By rekmeyata

I guess than you wouldn't mind if your car's...

I guess than you wouldn't mind if your car's engine clattered? Wherever there is noise that is metal to metal contact which means increased wear, a squeak is two parts trying to move against each...
Forum: Touring
11-16-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,569
Posted By rekmeyata

I used White Lighting years ago in a dry climate,...

I used White Lighting years ago in a dry climate, and the most miles I could get out of the lube before I needed to relube it was just 70 miles then the chain noise would start. I took a road bike...
Forum: Touring
11-16-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,199
Posted By rekmeyata

I used to have a shop in town that stole parts...

I used to have a shop in town that stole parts all the time, from myself and others. The first time it happened to me I took my bike in to swap headsets, they took off the Stronglight Comp headset,...
11-16-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 986
Posted By rekmeyata

1300 lumens is more than enough for night riding,...

1300 lumens is more than enough for night riding, in fact you will probably won't need to go any higher than the 800 lumen setting on that Lezyne.
11-16-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,911
Posted By rekmeyata

Yeah? and just what exactly is your idea of...

Yeah? and just what exactly is your idea of throwing the book?
11-14-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,256
Posted By rekmeyata

There is the possiblity of a new frame material...

There is the possiblity of a new frame material coming onto the market, hopefully sooner rather than later, but it's called simply super magnesium, which is made better than magnesium that use to be...
11-14-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,274
Posted By rekmeyata

That is correct, the same thing is happening with...

That is correct, the same thing is happening with aluminum, China has more aluminum trash then they know what to do with, so they've been dumping it illegally according to West standards even though,...
11-14-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,274
Posted By rekmeyata

The reason, and disgusting reason, so many...

The reason, and disgusting reason, so many plastic bottles are in the ocean is because the US has contracts with Chinese recycle companies to take our plastic trash, so that thrash gets bailed and...
11-14-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 687
Posted By rekmeyata

I wasn't picking a fight, settle down, life isn't...

I wasn't picking a fight, settle down, life isn't about fighting, Just because I'm stating facts doesn't mean I'm fighting, grow up, and like you I will SAY what I mean!
11-14-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,256
Posted By rekmeyata

You are right, that's why I tried to find another...

You are right, that's why I tried to find another used touring bike to replace the 85 Schwinn Lt Tour Luxe I bought used, but none ever came up. So I replaced the touring bike with a Masi Giramondo...
11-13-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,256
Posted By rekmeyata

That could depend on where a person lives. Where...

That could depend on where a person lives. Where I live it's very difficult to find a good used any type of bike, not alone a mid level or better touring bike. I had a touring bike I bought used...
11-13-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 687
Posted By rekmeyata

What you were alluding to when you quoted this:...

What you were alluding to when you quoted this: From WD-40's site
Quote:
WD-40 stands for Water Displacement, 40th formula. WD-40 stands for Water Displacement, 40th formula. That's the name...
11-13-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,256
Posted By rekmeyata

Getting my bike frame welded in Kyrgyzstan :...

Getting my bike frame welded in Kyrgyzstan : bicycletouring (******.com) (https://www.******.com/r/bicycletouring/comments/cdv41g/getting_my_bike_frame_welded_in_kyrgyzstan/)
or do it yourself:...
11-13-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,274
Posted By rekmeyata

This is a clear case of you refusing to accept...

This is a clear case of you refusing to accept the eco responsibility for the type of bike material you have chosen to use, and instead are trying to pass the blame off of yourself and back to...
11-12-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,256
Posted By rekmeyata

Oh, so now you're going to change what I said, I...

Oh, so now you're going to change what I said, I did not say I changed it's shape, what I said was I could feel it flex slightly, which of course it rebounded when I let the pressure off, but try...
11-12-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,274
Posted By rekmeyata

is it better to down cycle or throw it all into a...

is it better to down cycle or throw it all into a land fill?? As far as what your saying, have you checked the degree of non recycle stuff is in your CF bike? lots of fossil fuel went into those cf...
11-12-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,274
Posted By rekmeyata

[QUOTE=Camilo;22708336]RE: the sewn tire and...

[QUOTE=Camilo;22708336]RE: the sewn tire and general "cheapness". I agree some people are thrifty, some are cheap. There's a difference. But some people - like myself - just don't want to trash...
11-12-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,256
Posted By rekmeyata

Go do it right now, because I've done it to...

Go do it right now, because I've done it to several different CF frames with the same result, and those CF bikes were $3,000 and up
11-12-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,256
Posted By rekmeyata

I think it is correct. This is the reason that...

I think it is correct. This is the reason that people who tour on bicycle chose steel because it's the only material that even a person with a simple welder can repair, be it anywhere in the world,...
11-12-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,256
Posted By rekmeyata

I can take my index finger, and my thumb, and...

I can take my index finger, and my thumb, and squeeze the top tube of any CF bike in the middle of the tube and get the tube to flex on a road bike, I can't do that with any other type of frame...
11-12-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 628
Posted By rekmeyata

Yeah, I carry a set of extra AAA bats for a Nebo...

Yeah, I carry a set of extra AAA bats for a Nebo Slim flashlight I use at the campsite because, like you said, carrying a charger weighs more and takes up more space, plus a charger uses 110 volt...
11-12-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,256
Posted By rekmeyata

The only way for you to find the "holy grail of...

The only way for you to find the "holy grail of bikes" is to go test ride a bunch of bikes with different frame types. Keep in mind when doing this that some bikes may have wider tires thus using...
11-12-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 628
Posted By rekmeyata

If you want to use a light with AA batteries I...

If you want to use a light with AA batteries I suggest getting a 4 pack of Ikea Ladda 1.2V 2450 mah batteries that are made in Japan, not China, that only cost $9 for the 4 pack. They also have them...
11-12-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 687
Posted By rekmeyata

Sorry, but you did not research the WD40 site far...

Sorry, but you did not research the WD40 site far enough, had you done that you would found this: https://www.wd40.com/myths-legends-fun-facts/

Where it states: Myth: WD-40 Multi-Use Product is...
11-12-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,274
Posted By rekmeyata

Agreed, again! If money is tight then why look...

Agreed, again! If money is tight then why look at a $6,000 bike (example only) and forego safety equipment? that makes no sense to me either. If I could only afford a $6,000 bike and that's it,...
11-10-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By rekmeyata

If you have a secure location to park your bike,...

If you have a secure location to park your bike, which I assume you don't since you have to lock it up, but the only way you could charge the bike is to get a 4 panel portable solar charger, cost...
11-10-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By rekmeyata

That depends if your house has clear sky around,...

That depends if your house has clear sky around, and the house is in the sunbelt, otherwise no, it's not worth it on a house.
11-10-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 628
Posted By rekmeyata

The problem with AAA battery powered tail lights...

The problem with AAA battery powered tail lights is the lumen ratings are very low, at about 50 lumens; whereas with a non-replaceable lithium battery tail light you can get upwards of 300 lumens. ...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By rekmeyata

It is a slightly aggressive tread, but it is a...

It is a slightly aggressive tread, but it is a true touring tire, designed for virtually any type of surface that a road tourer might run into, like gravel roads. If you want a smooth tread tire for...
11-10-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,274
Posted By rekmeyata

Great response! I think it odd someone will...

Great response! I think it odd someone will spend $6,000 on a bike but want to patch a large split in a tire. I could understand if the person is very poor, and has a $50 used bike, and can't...
11-10-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 687
Posted By rekmeyata

All I use is non citrus Dawn for Dishes, mixed in...

All I use is non citrus Dawn for Dishes, mixed in hot water, a scrub brush that will fit between the gears and chain rollers, and get at it, it takes the crud off just as good as all the solvents...
11-10-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,256
Posted By rekmeyata

You didn't say what kind of bike the frame...

You didn't say what kind of bike the frame material was for. If a road bike, I have had all sorts of frame material, and steel was the best, and I still have several steel bikes. That was until I...
08-23-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,530
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: 432
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: 2,139
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: 726
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: 1,131
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: 432
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: 2,139
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: 432
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...
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