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11-20-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 454
Posted By Miele Man

I think that unless you can anchor the frame so...

I think that unless you can anchor the frame so that you have two hands free to work on the headset, you're looking at a two person job. I'd get a buddy to hold the bike and I'd try using a pipe...
Forum: Touring
11-18-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,799
Posted By Miele Man

Perhaps your's had a defect in it when made or a...

Perhaps your's had a defect in it when made or a scratch. I've taken off some really tight freewheels with mine.

Cheers
Forum: Touring
11-18-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,799
Posted By Miele Man

Did your tool look anything like this one? I've...

Did your tool look anything like this one? I've had it for years and it still works. I used it to get a friend's freewheel off and he was surprised at how much force was needed to do that.
...
11-18-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By Miele Man

It's been nearly 4 months since the OP. I wonder...

It's been nearly 4 months since the OP. I wonder if he ever got it off?

Cheers
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Miele Man

You're just outside of North Bay. How would you...

You're just outside of North Bay. How would you get this bike the 340+ kilometers to Toronto? I imagine that shipping it all the way there would be pretty expensive.

This is the SLOW time of the...
11-17-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 892
Posted By Miele Man

Get a long piece of steel or board. Get two bolts...

Get a long piece of steel or board. Get two bolts and nuts that'll fit through the spoke holes in the hub drill two holes for the bolts in the metal or board. Bolt the hub to the metal or board. That...
11-15-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 548
Posted By Miele Man

Thanks. Much appreciated. Cheers

Thanks. Much appreciated.

Cheers
11-15-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 548
Posted By Miele Man

Just curious. Did the 1980s Shimano and Suntour...

Just curious. Did the 1980s Shimano and Suntour rear derailleurs have the same cable pull?

Cheers
11-15-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,347
Posted By Miele Man

I'm 68 and I enjoy riding my rigid MTBs on...

I'm 68 and I enjoy riding my rigid MTBs on trails. I avoid really serious stuff though.

I've often wondered if hip pads (foam inside, hardside outside similar to hocky shin guards) would help...
Forum: Touring
11-15-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,799
Posted By Miele Man

Hey I really like that. It'd be a great tool for...

Hey I really like that. It'd be a great tool for me in Northern Ontario Canada when I want to change from my road cassette to my off-road cassette once I get onto the logging/mining roads.

Thanks...
Forum: Touring
11-15-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 552
Posted By Miele Man

Here are a some images I took with my Canon...

Here are a some images I took with my Canon PowerShot SX120 IS point and shoot camera.

A group of riders where the image was take whilst I was RIDING my bicycle.
...
11-15-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Miele Man

I gave up on ergo drop handlebars and went back...

I gave up on ergo drop handlebars and went back to vintage handlebars on all my bikes with vintage brake levers.

Cheers
Forum: Touring
11-15-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By Miele Man

Why not just put drop bars on one and related...

Why not just put drop bars on one and related components on one? People have been doing that with with MTBs for years.

Cheers
11-14-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,123
Posted By Miele Man

I have a fun MTB I ride at times and it has...

I have a fun MTB I ride at times and it has either Dura Ace 9-speed bar-end shifters or Ultegra 8-speed shifters on it shifting a 9 speed 11-19 teeth corncob cassette in friction mode. I need to...
11-14-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 57,422
Posted By Miele Man

As long as it isn't plastic, the plastic has...

As long as it isn't plastic, the plastic has crystallized, and the pump breaks when you're using many kilometers/miles from home. that happened to me with my SILCA IMPERO. The pump broke in three...
11-14-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 548
Posted By Miele Man

IIRC it was a Mountech Sealed rear derailleur...

IIRC it was a Mountech Sealed rear derailleur that I'd put on my bicycle just the day before that busted the internal parts of the derailleur when I started out on it not totally in gear. the chain...
11-14-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 849
Posted By Miele Man

What about the person who opened the vehicle door...

What about the person who opened the vehicle door and knocked the bicyclist under the truck? What about the bicyclist riding in the door-zone a fairly fast speed? There were three people involved in...
11-14-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 913
Posted By Miele Man

A friend of mine started a coffee shop and...

A friend of mine started a coffee shop and bicycle repair facility plus a co-op where unwanted bicycles could be donated. I'd say that the vast majority of the bikes donated were department store...
11-14-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,944
Posted By Miele Man

Yes, in the late 1980s there were a number of...

Yes, in the late 1980s there were a number of good hard-shell helmets from different manufacturers. I too had a Tourlite. I also had a Vetta. It think manufacturers stopped making hard-shell helmets...
11-14-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,944
Posted By Miele Man

The benefit of a hard shell helmet is that it...

The benefit of a hard shell helmet is that it also offers protection from punctures and it offers a LOT more protection if the head slides along asphalt. The inner foam of the hard-shell helmet is...
11-14-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,944
Posted By Miele Man

What I find interesting about the helmet debate...

What I find interesting about the helmet debate is when an accident occurs, the bicyclist is killed because of massive internal injuries yet never hit his or her head and the media coverage says the...
11-14-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,944
Posted By Miele Man

Sorry but that is erroneous thinking. When a...

Sorry but that is erroneous thinking. When a helmet breaks it's because the forces on the helmet have exceeded the helmet's foam capability. A shattered or otherwise broken helmet might be offering...
Forum: Touring
11-14-19, 03:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 552
Posted By Miele Man

I don't see where a Canon PowerShot SX120 IS...

I don't see where a Canon PowerShot SX120 IS camera that fits easily into a bicycling jersey pocet, and can be used one-handed whilst riding can be considered bulky. It also has a 10x zoom and up to...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 02:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 552
Posted By Miele Man

I love my Canon PowerShot SX120 IS.The IS stands...

I love my Canon PowerShot SX120 IS.The IS stands for Image Stabilization. I can very easily put it in my jersey pocket, pull it out, turn it on, take an image, turn it off and then put it back in my...
11-12-19, 01:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 941
Posted By Miele Man

This Forum has a really neat feature called...

This Forum has a really neat feature called Ignore List. With it you can add a person to it and thereafter not see their posts unless someone else replies to them.

Cheers
11-12-19, 01:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,944
Posted By Miele Man

I've read but forget where, that bicycle helmet...

I've read but forget where, that bicycle helmet standards are LOWER now than they were in the 1980s. What really surprised me is just how low bicycle helmet standards actually are. The bicycle helmet...
11-12-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 831
Posted By Miele Man

You can actually buy dedicated bicycle tire...

You can actually buy dedicated bicycle tire chains.

Slip Not Traction (http://www.slipnottraction.com/bike-tire-chains.html)

Bike Tire Chains Setup...
11-12-19, 01:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 831
Posted By Miele Man

Yes, knobbie tires can work on ice if those tires...

Yes, knobbie tires can work on ice if those tires have a QUALITY tread compound. Cheap knobby tires have knobs that freeze in cold weather and then act just like skate blades = no traction at all or...
11-12-19, 01:11 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,012
Posted By Miele Man

Once again the Late Great Sheldon Brown to the...

Once again the Late Great Sheldon Brown to the rescue. About 2/3 of the way down the page.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/org/otb.html

"The O.T.B. currently sports a Sturmey-Archer AW 3-speed hub...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,573
Posted By Miele Man

No postal outlets out there in the boonies....

No postal outlets out there in the boonies. Actually, there's nothing out there in the boonies.

Never heard of Honeyville Farms.

Freeze Dried stuff from the sporting goods stores around here is...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,573
Posted By Miele Man

I usually bypass the pre-packaged foods i our...

I usually bypass the pre-packaged foods i our supermarkets and thus am not really familiar with what's available in them these days. I'll check out the three local supermarkets again this week to see...
11-11-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,399
Posted By Miele Man

I do NOT trust any adhesive on helmet mirror...

I do NOT trust any adhesive on helmet mirror mounts. I use the adhesive part to position my mirror and once I know that the mount is where I need it I reinforce that mount/helmet interface with a...
Forum: Touring
11-10-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,573
Posted By Miele Man

Yes. Camping/sporting goods store is not that...

Yes. Camping/sporting goods store is not that close and is Mountain Equipment Co-op which isn't the least expensive place for freeze-dried foods by far.

Cheers
11-09-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,097
Posted By Miele Man

I had a friend who was a sergeant in the Toronto...

I had a friend who was a sergeant in the Toronto Police Force (Canada) and he told me that one of the greatest mistakes in policing was the removal of beat police who often were able to talk to...
11-09-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,325
Posted By Miele Man

Interesting article but once it has three wheels...

Interesting article but once it has three wheels it's a TRICYCLE not a bike and thus the thing they're talking about near the beginning of the article is a Cargo TRIKE not a cargo bike. Trikes are...
11-09-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By Miele Man

Gee whiz. I'll have to remember that. I did...

Gee whiz. I'll have to remember that. I did remember that the one older type of Shimano braze-on took a 4.5mm bolt instead of a 5.0mm bolt. That be an easy method of telling which was which. Just try...
Forum: Touring
11-09-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,573
Posted By Miele Man

Do Boil in the Bag meals still exist?

There used to be a product called Magic Pantry that had a line of entrees that you simply tossed the bag into boiling water to heat before eating. I loved those. Unfortunately they are long gone =...
11-09-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,624
Posted By Miele Man

Originally Posted by Miele Man...

Originally Posted by Miele Man https://www.bikeforums.net/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1187397-bar-tape-tape-post21196562.html#post21196562)I've given up...
11-09-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 32,183
Posted By Miele Man

A weak solution of dish soap and water works just...

A weak solution of dish soap and water works just as well as Windex and it's probably already at your brother's.

Cheers
11-09-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,848
Posted By Miele Man

Neat. The problem I have with the Veloce...

Neat.

The problem I have with the Veloce 9-speed freehub is that it's so noisy the deer and other mammalian critters are spooked by it before I can get within range to take a halfway decent image....
Forum: Touring
11-08-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 618
Posted By Miele Man

I saw a big groundhog get killed when a piece of...

I saw a big groundhog get killed when a piece of gravel thrown by a car tire struck it in the head. It was just as if it'd been shot with a gun. It was dead instantly.

Cheers
11-08-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,848
Posted By Miele Man

When I ride the trails I like to be able to take...

When I ride the trails I like to be able to take images of animals. Unfortunately my 2001 Campagnolo 9-speed Veloce Freehub makes so much noise when coasting that any animals are long gone by the...
11-08-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,624
Posted By Miele Man

What are you replying to? Cheers

What are you replying to?

Cheers
11-08-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 941
Posted By Miele Man

Maybe if you put a rubber O-ring between the cage...

Maybe if you put a rubber O-ring between the cage and the frame where each bolt is would help? I'm thinking that perhaps the O-rings would work like dampeners.

Cheers
11-07-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 642
Posted By Miele Man

I think that f only for your own peace of mind...

I think that f only for your own peace of mind you should replace that tire. Put the new tire on the front wheel and the old tire from the front wheel onto the back wheel.

Cheers
Forum: Touring
11-07-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,630
Posted By Miele Man

I just ride my bike. I don't particularly train...

I just ride my bike. I don't particularly train for a tour but I might up my daily mileage to get my butt in shape for longer hours on the saddle. If I'm going to go on a longish tour I'll load the...
11-07-19, 03:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,235
Posted By Miele Man

Now if it had a single center handle and a means...

Now if it had a single center handle and a means to attach it to say a bicycle seatpost then it might make a decent bicycle trailer.

Cheers
11-06-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,944
Posted By Miele Man

I beg to differ about a helmet possibly being a...

I beg to differ about a helmet possibly being a nuisance to put on. Where I ride it's often very hot and very humid at the same time in summer. Putting on a helmet leads to overheating and copious...
11-05-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,624
Posted By Miele Man

I've given up on commercial bicycle handlebar...

I've given up on commercial bicycle handlebar tape due to its expense, thickness, fast wear, and difficulty securing the ends by the reinforcing sleeve of the handlebar. I now use Renfrew Brand...
Forum: Introductions
11-05-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By Miele Man

Unfortunately there's no parking nearby. ReCycle...

Unfortunately there's no parking nearby. ReCycle Cycles in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada is set back a fair piece from the main street where the entrance lane is to the shop. I don't know if it'll show...
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