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10-14-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 689
Posted By Miele Man

If the transmitter and the receiver are too far...

If the transmitter and the receiver are too far apart you can get some strange behaviour such as going 200 kph us a steep hill. LOL

Cheers
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,527
Posted By Miele Man

I use a rainfly from a bigger tent when needed as...

I use a rainfly from a bigger tent when needed as it covers more and protudes past the entrance and can be used as a vestibule. I like comfort when camping and on a rainy day I can sit and read in...
10-14-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 53,515
Posted By Miele Man

Just finished converting this Velo Sport to a...

Just finished converting this Velo Sport to a single speed. Left on the Adamas AX brake calipers but took all t he other Adamas AX stuff off except for the wheels and hubs.
...
10-14-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By Miele Man

There's a boardwalk in our region and that...

There's a boardwalk in our region and that boardwalk runs over a marsh. It's canted quite a bit to one side and in the morning when the dew is on the pressure treated lumber surface it's like trying...
09-22-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,816
Posted By Miele Man

Even if the WalMart bike was decent, the assembly...

Even if the WalMart bike was decent, the assembly of it by WalMart would be iffy t the least if not downright dangerous.

Cheers
09-20-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,285
Posted By Miele Man

I've brought home a lot of different odd items on...

I've brought home a lot of different odd items on my bicycle.

I guess a large rock was one of the odder things. I also brought home a recliner/rocker a few years ago.

Recently I brought home a...
Forum: Touring
09-09-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,292
Posted By Miele Man

What kind of weight are you carrying? How bulky...

What kind of weight are you carrying? How bulky is your gear when on the bike? Riding on paved roads, dirt roads or off-road, or trails? How many hills and how steep? How long do you plan to ride per...
09-05-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,313
Posted By Miele Man

"Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades." Eddy...

"Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades." Eddy Merckx.

Cheers
09-04-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By Miele Man

Nice bike! I think that perfected index...

Nice bike!

I think that perfected index shifting is one of the biggest advances in bicycling. I too like it when I can use a shift lever in friction mode if needed. That can happen if the bike...
09-04-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By Miele Man

There should be a barrel adjuster and spring on...

There should be a barrel adjuster and spring on the rear derailleur where the housing ends. Make sure your housing is SIS and not spiral wound. You turn that barrel adjuster just like you would one...
Replies: 34
Views: 905
Posted By Miele Man

No problem. To paraphrase the Kingston...

No problem.

To paraphrase the Kingston Trio's Coplas Revisited song and apply it to bicyclists.

1st guy: " The National Safety Councils advise us not to drink and ride!"

2nd guy: "No. Why...
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,527
Posted By Miele Man

37 pounds of gear is what my average...

37 pounds of gear is what my average logging/mining road road completely self-support trips in Norther Ontario, Canada uses. that includes my food, cooking gear, stove, two fuel bottles of white gas,...
09-03-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,032
Posted By Miele Man

I like BioPace on hills. Sheldon Brown liked...

I like BioPace on hills. Sheldon Brown liked BioPace too.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/biopace.html

"Biopace is a patented non-round chainwheel design made and licensed by Shimano...
09-03-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,495
Posted By Miele Man

I build 1/35 scale static plastic tanks. I use...

I build 1/35 scale static plastic tanks. I use the bicycle to go to the hobby shop to get supplies and/or kits.

It''s now 30 kilometres each way since the hobby shop moved.

Cheers
09-01-20, 02:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 646
Posted By Miele Man

I've used toe-clips and straps for decades...

I've used toe-clips and straps for decades without problems. Even with cleats I've only fallen over once. That was when I first used toe-straps and cleats and forgot to loosen the strap BEFORE...
09-01-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 841
Posted By Miele Man

I do all my own maintenance and repairs. I have...

I do all my own maintenance and repairs. I have most of the tools I need/want and it saves a lot of time going to the LBS, waiting until the repair is done (sometimes that can be days) and the cost....
08-29-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,108
Posted By Miele Man

I converted many bicycles to single-speed ones. ...

I converted many bicycles to single-speed ones.

I would not get a bike shop to do it because labour would be a lot.

I had parts on hand and thus the cost to me was either zero or very low.
...
Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,736
Posted By Miele Man

I still think that the two terms are used to...

I still think that the two terms are used to differentiate between two different types of bicycle touring. Touring is used more for open spaces with racks and panniers and bikepacking is used more...
Forum: Touring
08-27-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,736
Posted By Miele Man

Because back when bicycles were first use people...

Because back when bicycles were first use people said they went touring with their bicycle. Touring is associated with side mounted panniers and bike packing doesn't use those so as to make the...
08-27-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By Miele Man

The thing that made SunTour bar end shifters...

The thing that made SunTour bar end shifters superior is that they were ratchet shifters unlike Campagnolo or Shimano of the same era. Thus the SunTour shifters were a fair bit easier to shift with....
08-27-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,028
Posted By Miele Man

As a life-long bicyclist with over 60 years of...

As a life-long bicyclist with over 60 years of bicycling experience, I'll say I'm NOT a fan of MOST bicycle lanes. Far too many of them are simple painted stripes that put the bicyclist right in the...
08-26-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,825
Posted By Miele Man

I have a Tange Infinity frame that I coldset back...

I have a Tange Infinity frame that I coldset back in 2001 because I wanted to put Veloce 9-speed groupset on it. I realigned the dropouts at the same time. It's still riding fine.

I have a Tange 5...
08-26-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Miele Man

Can you or a shoe repair person make an insert to...

Can you or a shoe repair person make an insert to go into that cavity? I'm thinking a piece of old stiff leather sole would work.

Cheers
08-26-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 958
Posted By Miele Man

I use a pocket camera a lot. It fits inside my...

I use a pocket camera a lot. It fits inside my jersey's right rear pocket and can be taken out, turned on and an image taken without looking into the viewfinder all the while using just one hand....
08-26-20, 02:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,660
Posted By Miele Man

I often use a couple of stainless steel Thermoses...

I often use a couple of stainless steel Thermoses to keep my water cold on hot humid days when I'm riding for a long time. I use two of them on the frame plus a plastic water bottle on the handlebar....
08-23-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,379
Posted By Miele Man

I have an old Miele Uno LS frameset that I really...

I have an old Miele Uno LS frameset that I really like. I like it so much that I took it to a custom frame/bike builder and had braze-ons for cantilever brakes, brake brake housing stop, rear rack...
08-20-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,633
Posted By Miele Man

I recommend eye protection on any ride. Back...

I recommend eye protection on any ride. Back around 1986 or 1987 I was riding very fast across a high level bridge when a big bug hit my sunglasses with such force that it cracked my lens. Had I not...
08-17-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,649
Posted By Miele Man

The crooked left arm was used because no one had...

The crooked left arm was used because no one had a right arm long enough to reach from the driver's seat to the and through the passenger window. LOL

Now, bicyclists are allowed in many areas to...
08-14-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,362
Posted By Miele Man

A randyjawa dump find that he sold to me is this...

A randyjawa dump find that he sold to me is this lovely Brooks Competition leather saddle.

I emailed Brooks about it and they replied that it was made between January and May in 1960. They also...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 03:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By Miele Man

When I was using a regular bicycle computer and...

When I was using a regular bicycle computer and wanted the most accurate measurement of distance I could get, I'd get on the bike with the load I intended to carry and then roll forward whilst a...
08-10-20, 03:03 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 21,777
Posted By Miele Man

Here are some in my opinion better deals on Miele...

Here are some in my opinion better deals on Miele bicycles.

Vintage Miele Adult Road Bike 24.5"/62cm Extra Large Frame Just tuned up with a brand new derailleur, and fresh tape on the handlebars....
08-10-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 14,070
Views: 3,038,437
Posted By Miele Man

Stick narrow slick tires on that and dropbar with...

Stick narrow slick tires on that and dropbar with either Brifters or Ergo levers and you'd have a fantastic touring bike. I had a Bianchi MTB with very similar geometry and mounted an extra water...
08-10-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By Miele Man

If they can't program an AV to not hit...

If they can't program an AV to not hit pedestrians, they should perhaps consider and improve on this. Just make it deploy automatically.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFuW_sfaPk0

Cheers
08-10-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,994
Posted By Miele Man

Turning your head should NOT cause you to turn...

Turning your head should NOT cause you to turn the bicycle too. Try moving your hands in closer to the stem. Also, go to a schoolyard or someplace open nd free of motor traffic and practice turning...
08-09-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 16,489
Posted By Miele Man

BEC111. The problem I see with many E-bike riders...

BEC111. The problem I see with many E-bike riders is that they do NOT have the handling skills they should have to be riding at such high speeds. Around here there are far more unskilled E-bike...
08-09-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 58,616
Views: 8,592,110
Posted By Miele Man

I can't help but wonder just how much stem is...

I can't help but wonder just how much stem is left in there.

Cheers
08-09-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 960
Posted By Miele Man

The nice thing with Unuglide cogs is that you can...

The nice thing with Unuglide cogs is that you can reverse all but the smallest screwed on one and thus nearly double the life of the cassette. I hope you have a cassette and not a freewheel....
08-08-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19,758
Views: 3,239,180
Posted By Miele Man

You'd think the guy would at least put the chain...

You'd think the guy would at least put the chain properly on the chainrings and rear cogs a bike he wants to sell.

Cheers
08-08-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,582
Posted By Miele Man

https://i.stack.imgur.com/IObpU.jpg Cheers

https://i.stack.imgur.com/IObpU.jpg

Cheers
08-07-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,280
Posted By Miele Man

If you like pedals and toe-clips I've found these...

If you like pedals and toe-clips I've found these Wellgo Pedals to be very nice as they're easy to get into and out of. I ride them with the straps loose in t he city. They're not too expensive but...
08-07-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By Miele Man

I'm pretty sure I have one of those parts in my...

I'm pretty sure I have one of those parts in my spares box. I'm in South-Central Ontario, Canada.

If you're in the USA it'd take about ten days for it to reach you. If you can wait that long, let...
08-03-20, 03:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,581
Posted By Miele Man

All that you said is true. With things like...

All that you said is true. With things like bicycle lights and bicycle tires there's a lot of competition for what's actually a pretty small market. Thus the economy of scale that's available to...
07-30-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,070
Posted By Miele Man

Nope. I just like to see accuracy in reporting...

Nope. I just like to see accuracy in reporting and in headlines.

Cheers
07-30-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,127
Posted By Miele Man

Many years ago whilst commuting in Toronto...

Many years ago whilst commuting in Toronto Canada, I mounted a mini-boat-horn next to my brake lever. I also had a very bright light on t he front of the bike. One evening I was zipping along and a...
07-30-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By Miele Man

A lot of drivers have no idea as to how fast a...

A lot of drivers have no idea as to how fast a bicycle can travel. Those drivers are used to bicyclists who just dawdle along at pace not all t hat much faster than a slow jog. When they pass, or...
07-30-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,395
Posted By Miele Man

My Co2 infltor has a red foam insulated sleeve...

My Co2 infltor has a red foam insulated sleeve that goes over the cartridge to prevent freezing skin. The inflator head has a trigger. It's quite easy to use. I carry a few cartridges with me on long...
07-30-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,810
Posted By Miele Man

Be careful using anything as a chamois cream...

Be careful using anything as a chamois cream that's not actually designed for it. A number of years ago I started using zinc ointment. The problem was that it was an anti-bacterial cream and it...
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By Miele Man

I have two of those Campagnolo aero water bottles...

I have two of those Campagnolo aero water bottles with the built in handle. I still have the boxes they came in. I got mine from France a number of years ago for $15.00 each NOS.
...
07-27-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,376
Posted By Miele Man

Toe-straps can be used to carry extra water...

Toe-straps can be used to carry extra water bottles.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/img_5755_f10aecec7ea889cd78bec56000d86bbd615fb1a0.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 172,311
Posted By Miele Man

I have a Giant Butte. It's been converted to a...

I have a Giant Butte. It's been converted to a dropbar touring bike.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/img_3699_f30aa83d9fa4084a0ac50595bbfee7cb56a47c42.jpg

Here's...
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