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Forum: Commuting
04-17-24, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By rekmeyata

When I was a kid no one wore a helmet, not even...

When I was a kid no one wore a helmet, not even adults where I lived either. But one must figure out if the brain inside the skull is worth more than the cost of helmet, if not, save some money and...
04-09-24, 10:29 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,137,991
Posted By rekmeyata

Where I live there are a slew of bikes posted on...

Where I live there are a slew of bikes posted on Facebook Marketplace, at least a couple of hundred vs only around 50 to 60 on CL, but both places about 99% are low end bikes, with some guys trying...
04-07-24, 08:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,609
Posted By rekmeyata

LMAO!!!! I run tubes, don't give flats a...

LMAO!!!!

I run tubes, don't give flats a second thought. Modern tires have improved a lot over just the last 15 years, since then I can count on 1 hand how many flats I've had.
03-31-24, 02:34 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,137,991
Posted By rekmeyata

1988 Schwinn Premis says it's a 57 but looks like...

1988 Schwinn Premis says it's a 57 but looks like a 58 or 59?

Vintage 1988 Schwinn Premis - bicycles - by owner - bike sale - craigslist...
03-28-24, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,014
Posted By rekmeyata

Personally I would avoid buying a bike directly...

Personally I would avoid buying a bike directly from some company in China.

There was one guy who bought a "high-end" titanium bike frame directly from a Chinese ti bike manufacture, he started to...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-24, 07:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,089
Posted By rekmeyata

That's what I've been trying to tell you, it...

That's what I've been trying to tell you, it won't give you any more information, it isn't going to tell you that a car is on a collision course to hit you.
03-21-24, 06:53 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,425
Posted By rekmeyata

This comparison was what others were talking...

This comparison was what others were talking about comparing car tires with bicycle tires, the price being charged for bicycle tires is a huge rip off, there is a hell a lot more technology in a car...
03-21-24, 03:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,260
Posted By rekmeyata

Yup, Soma just self branded the tubing, maybe,...

Yup, Soma just self branded the tubing, maybe, and did say maybe, Ishiwata didn't want to be associated with such a lowend tube set?? So they just allowed whoever to rebrand it. That wouldn't be the...
03-21-24, 03:46 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,425
Posted By rekmeyata

A hell of lot more technology goes into a car...

A hell of lot more technology goes into a car tire than a bicycle tire!!

It's the same nonsense that you can buy a bicycle for $7,000 and yet you can find brand new motorcycles for that price and...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-24, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By rekmeyata

I doubt the tire is too big, if you are mounting...

I doubt the tire is too big, if you are mounting one side of the tire on and it fits, then the tire is fine, so put some air into the tube by blowing into it as hard as you can with your lips, this...
03-20-24, 05:33 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,425
Posted By rekmeyata

Amazon has them for $59 Best time to shop...

Amazon has them for $59

Best time to shop for road bike tires is the 2nd week of September, the day after Thanksgiving, and Black Friday. Last Black Friday I got two pairs of Vittoria tires that...
Forum: Touring
03-19-24, 11:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,767
Posted By rekmeyata

Nice bikes! Your setup is typical of what I...

Nice bikes!

Your setup is typical of what I see with most people touring across the USA, those people I spoke to that had that sort of setup were saying that they were running over the weight I...
03-18-24, 02:07 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,137,991
Posted By rekmeyata

I don't know guys, that bike has a huge oil leak,...

I don't know guys, that bike has a huge oil leak, so they moved it to make us think it's not leaking oil.
03-18-24, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 4,078,563
Posted By rekmeyata

$13 a piece is cheap, you could just clean them...

$13 a piece is cheap, you could just clean them up real well, lubricate everything, replace any known broken stuff, put a coat of nice Ceramic spray on hybrid wax like Jay Leno's at Walmart, that...
03-13-24, 09:57 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,144
Posted By rekmeyata

Don't ask your LBS, they don't know anything, ask...

Don't ask your LBS, they don't know anything, ask Park
03-12-24, 05:50 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,144
Posted By rekmeyata

I leave the cellophane on, it doesn't hurt...

I leave the cellophane on, it doesn't hurt anything, taking it off could lift the edge of the patch off, so just leave it on.
03-10-24, 09:12 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,144
Posted By rekmeyata

They are most popular to use. I leave the thin...

They are most popular to use. I leave the thin plastic sheet on the patch, it doesn't hurt anything, but sometimes trying to pull off the plastic could lift the edge of the patch which might make it...
03-09-24, 10:30 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,692
Posted By rekmeyata

I have both as well and have to disagree with...

I have both as well and have to disagree with your assessment of the two. Don't get me wrong, the Topeak is a fine pump, but I would rate it in second place to the Lezyne. The Topeak takes about 200...
Forum: Touring
03-09-24, 09:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,767
Posted By rekmeyata

The problem is when you are doing a loaded tour,...

The problem is when you are doing a loaded tour, you need a tire that will wear a long time while hauling an additional 60 or more pounds of gear, and getting flat on a loaded bike is sort of a drag,...
03-07-24, 04:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,155
Posted By rekmeyata

I will say this, your bike looks spot on

I will say this, your bike looks spot on
02-25-24, 03:05 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,134
Posted By rekmeyata

Teledyne and the Panasonic had a history of being...

Teledyne and the Panasonic had a history of being prone to cracking, that was due to the early days of making TI frames the technology wasn't good yet. The Litespeed did not have any history of...
02-19-24, 10:55 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,137,991
Posted By rekmeyata

There's also 2 small creases in the seat tube...

There's also 2 small creases in the seat tube down by the bottom bracket. Cracked crank arm and creases in the tubing, hmmm, I think he fell hit the crank hard which cracked it and creased the seat...
02-16-24, 09:18 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,137,991
Posted By rekmeyata

I have that same bike except I got mine as a...

I have that same bike except I got mine as a frame and fork and then I had all Suntour Superbe stuff put on it. Anyway, if the bike is stock, which I'm sort of wondering since the stem is not...
02-15-24, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 4,078,563
Posted By rekmeyata

In my rush due to lack of time I didn't see that...

In my rush due to lack of time I didn't see that part
Forum: Touring
02-15-24, 08:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,944
Posted By rekmeyata

I don't know, all I know is that it works.

I don't know, all I know is that it works.
Forum: Touring
02-14-24, 03:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,944
Posted By rekmeyata

I also use Redshift for both the handlebars and...

I also use Redshift for both the handlebars and the seat, and I really like them. The seat was a bit too much movement for my taste and felt like the way it came from the factory I was riding a beam...
02-14-24, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By rekmeyata

You have every right to be concerned because they...

You have every right to be concerned because they have been breaking just as you are worried about them doing.
02-14-24, 03:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,086
Posted By rekmeyata

I use Dumonde Tech Lite, that stuff is not a wax...

I use Dumonde Tech Lite, that stuff is not a wax or a wet lube, but rather some sort of polymer like liquid plastic, and I'm very much sold on it. It lasts a long time once the initial 4 to 5...
02-14-24, 02:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,998
Posted By rekmeyata

The Trek has a 1-year warranty on everything...

The Trek has a 1-year warranty on everything except tires and crashes, so take it back and let the shop make it right, not sure why you even bothered coming here unless Trek shop refused to fix it...
02-10-24, 11:26 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,137,991
Posted By rekmeyata

I'm surprised as to how many bikes I see not...

I'm surprised as to how many bikes I see not cleaned up in the least bit, they could at the least get the money they're asking for, or maybe even more if they cleaned them up thoroughly, and put a...
02-07-24, 02:35 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,137,991
Posted By rekmeyata

Wow, another nice bike, assuming that the lugs...

Wow, another nice bike, assuming that the lugs are still bonded well.
02-07-24, 02:33 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,137,991
Posted By rekmeyata

That's the exact same bike that I have, my...

That's the exact same bike that I have, my grandson rides it now. Those are nice bikes for not a lot of money. Not sure how bad the surface rust is but from what little I can see of it, it's not...
02-05-24, 09:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,516
Posted By rekmeyata

I don't think your nuts at all! But keep in...

I don't think your nuts at all! But keep in mind, that a Sears bike made in 76 was made to be heavy duty, handed down to siblings and then to following generations, now these crappy Walmart bikes...
02-04-24, 07:50 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 19,770
Posted By rekmeyata

I've owned 3 Treks in my lifetime, they were all...

I've owned 3 Treks in my lifetime, they were all steel, including the first year they made frames and forks for sale in 1976, when I bought a TX900. So I was enthusiastic about buying from Trek...
01-30-24, 12:47 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,134
Posted By rekmeyata

Welp, I'll tell my ass and body that, thanks for...

Welp, I'll tell my ass and body that, thanks for chiming in.
01-29-24, 07:52 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,134
Posted By rekmeyata

Litespeed was sold to AGB, who by the way has...

Litespeed was sold to AGB, who by the way has trouble with honoring warranties, but I digress, the Lynskey sold the business when their dad and founder died, a decision I wonder if they regret doing?...
01-20-24, 02:20 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,137,991
Posted By rekmeyata

Here is a toe rap for you: "Can't stop,...

Here is a toe rap for you:

"Can't stop, won't stop, get guap
Ten white toes in them Tory flip-flops
Manicures and pedicures, I'm always tip-top...
01-17-24, 12:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,768
Posted By rekmeyata

What?? Clunky shifting may be due to old fashion...

What?? Clunky shifting may be due to old fashion chain and freewheel? What year were you born?

I have a lot of bikes with old fashion derailleurs, chains, and freewheels, none of them shift...
01-15-24, 03:35 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 49,267
Posted By rekmeyata

I can't post pics, but I just bought today a...

I can't post pics, but I just bought today a black Selle Anatomica H2 saddle since it was on sale and my Brook Cambium saddle SUCKS. I bought that Cambium after reading all the reviews about how...
11-28-23, 07:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,927
Posted By rekmeyata

Excellent job. You are heathier because you did...

Excellent job. You are heathier because you did something you hated to do, but knew you had to.

Work isn't fun either, but we need to make money, so we work. Riding a bike can be like that for...
11-22-23, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 4,078,563
Posted By rekmeyata

Very nice neighbor, and a very nice bike. ...

Very nice neighbor, and a very nice bike.

You can go on the internet and search for how to remove rust from chrome, and you can clean up all that beautiful chrome work. And it the chrome is too...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-23, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,683
Views: 343,355
Posted By rekmeyata

Where I ride I will run over a field of broken...

Where I ride I will run over a field of broken glass on the side of a highway I sometimes have to ride on, that glass goes on for miles till I get into the city limits, then it's all clean from there...
10-30-23, 03:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,080
Posted By rekmeyata

Ok, you live in California, no wonder. ...

Ok, you live in California, no wonder. California is hard up for money so they'll write you a ticket without blinking, which is why the cost of a speeding ticket for doing less than 20 over plus the...
10-30-23, 12:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,080
Posted By rekmeyata

It was just one ticket! Not that big of a deal,...

It was just one ticket! Not that big of a deal, depending on where you live you might have been able to go to traffic school and get it off the record, and insurance companies don't care about 1...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-23, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21,337
Views: 5,191,664
Posted By rekmeyata

Reasonable enough, the valve stem, or extender,...

Reasonable enough, the valve stem, or extender, coming unscrewed is actually pretty easy to remedy, simply take some clear fingernail polish, lightly coat the threads and immediately screw the valve...
10-24-23, 09:32 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,080
Posted By rekmeyata

The most I ever paid for a sort of vintage bike...

The most I ever paid for a sort of vintage bike was $40 for an excellent condition 1984 Fuji Club about 12 years ago that only had 5 miles on the bike! I eventually had to take off the Suntour ARX...
10-20-23, 09:37 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,137,991
Posted By rekmeyata

https://southbend.craigslist.org/bik/d/south-bend-...

https://southbend.craigslist.org/bik/d/south-bend-1985-peugeot-56-cm-road-bike/7662586889.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00X0X_hCeRpWft1bh_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg

I believe this is a 86 or 87...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21,337
Views: 5,191,664
Posted By rekmeyata

My wife tells me to shut up all the time, except...

My wife tells me to shut up all the time, except she's not talking to my legs...
Replies: 17
Views: 2,178
Posted By rekmeyata

Lots of flat pedals out there, most have...

Lots of flat pedals out there, most have removeable pins which is always good so you have the option.

I don't think there is any best flat pedal, there maybe some bad ones, but I have a feeling...
10-12-23, 09:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,654
Posted By rekmeyata

For some reason the new polyurethane tubes patch...

For some reason the new polyurethane tubes patch best with stick on patches, and they will stick forever after a light sanding.

Butyl tubes changed their composition about 5 years ago according to...
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