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07-15-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13,851
Views: 1,228,472
Posted By Miele Man

At least you've started to ride. Good for you!...

At least you've started to ride. Good for you! Keep it up.

An old man walked across Canada. A reporter talked to him at the end of the journey....
07-15-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 62,813
Posted By Miele Man

A few of my bikes with fenders. My Miele MTB...

A few of my bikes with fenders.

My Miele MTB converted to drop bar and bar-end shifters.
...
07-15-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 739
Posted By Miele Man

Yes that's sound practice to cross shifter cables...

Yes that's sound practice to cross shifter cables under the downtube.

Cheers
07-15-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,156
Posted By Miele Man

Yes you can ride that BROKEN lug frame with the...

Yes you can ride that BROKEN lug frame with the now loose top tube that COULD fail at the head tube at any moment you are riding it. The RISKS FAR OUTWEIGH the the benefits of trying to keep that...
07-14-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,460
Posted By Miele Man

I showed my bicycling buddy that I could ride...

I showed my bicycling buddy that I could ride no-hands whilst bent over. I did that by taking my hands off the flats at the bottom of the bar. I didn't do it for long but he was amazed that I could...
07-14-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By Miele Man

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/2_step_1_24030800880_o_7b537734b188f221477f13ce81eb3dcbc74bdfe2.jpg...
07-14-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By Miele Man

Hi. You can mount your handlebar bag to your...

Hi.

You can mount your handlebar bag to your saddle via this conversion of a threadless stem and cut down handlebar. My other computer died and I have yet to retrieve these images from Flickr....
07-14-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 739
Posted By Miele Man

A picture of your current setup would be quite...

A picture of your current setup would be quite helpful.

Are your cables too short?

Something that might help is to run the right cable to the left of the stem and onto the left cable housing...
07-11-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13,459
Views: 2,683,041
Posted By Miele Man

Thanks, that's a big help. Cheers

Thanks, that's a big help.

Cheers
07-11-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By Miele Man

I ridden on some that run the in the same...

I ridden on some that run the in the same direction I was travelling and felt the bicycle really squirm. I think it depends on how deep the crack was, how much sealant was used, the temperature on ...
Forum: Touring
07-11-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By Miele Man

When I'm doing a long ride on a hot humid day day...

When I'm doing a long ride on a hot humid day day I use Tim Horton's stainless steel thermos bottles mounted onto the main triangle of the frame. They keep the water refreshingly COLD for many, many...
07-11-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13,459
Views: 2,683,041
Posted By Miele Man

Literally saved from the dump

Hi there.

I posted these images a few years ago and asked what make of bicycle this is. Someone told me the make and that it was made in Manitoba, Canada. I've tried searching but can not find...
07-10-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By Miele Man

I didn't take any images of it after just sanding...

I didn't take any images of it after just sanding it. Here it is after sanding, application of mink dubbin and then lightly polished.
...
07-09-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By Miele Man

I figured I had nothing to lose so gave it a bit...

I figured I had nothing to lose so gave it a bit of a sanding and can now see the cracks quite clearly.

I can also clearly see what's stamped on t he sides of the saddle.

Left side:

Small...
07-09-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By Miele Man

Thanks. The cracks didn't appear to be too deep....

Thanks. The cracks didn't appear to be too deep. They aren't bad near the rivets either. I'll wait until tomorrow AM and then buff off whatever mink paste that hasn't been absorbed and see what it's...
07-09-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By Miele Man

Old French Leather saddle kaput?

Hi there. A friend has this old French leather saddle that was left outside over the winter covered with a tarp but the saddle developed a lot of SURFACE cracks none of which go through it.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,652
Posted By Miele Man

A long time ago I had a tire/tube combination...

A long time ago I had a tire/tube combination that was frequently getting very slow leaks. I used the cotton ball trick to try and find whatever was causing the tube to go flat after a new patch was...
07-08-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,035
Posted By Miele Man

That is so true. Another point. I have to use...

That is so true. Another point. I have to use sunblock. I find it's a lot easier to apply it to shaved legs than to hairy legs plus I use a LOT less sunblock if my legs are shaved.

Cheers
07-07-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 24,421
Views: 2,279,128
Posted By Miele Man

Took my Bianchi out for a shakedown ride after...

Took my Bianchi out for a shakedown ride after putting the Suntour Cyclone parts and new Cyclone lookalike pedals and toe-clips on it. Did a very enjoyable 40 kms on it.

Hoping to get the Wrights...
07-07-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 51,389
Views: 6,719,685
Posted By Miele Man

I wonder how much stem is in the steerer tube?...

I wonder how much stem is in the steerer tube? Sure doesn't look to be much.

Cheers
Forum: Touring
07-07-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,663
Posted By Miele Man

When I was a teenager I had a bicycle stolen. The...

When I was a teenager I had a bicycle stolen. The amazing thing was that I was only away from the bike for 30 SECONDS. I was delivering a check to a bank manager and looked at my watch when I got...
07-07-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4,577
Views: 452,358
Posted By Miele Man

I bought some more things for the Bianchi and...

I bought some more things for the Bianchi and also to make riding it more comfortable.

I got a pair of Giro bicycling gloves
A Giro helmet
Bontager bar tape
A Cateye wireless 8 functions...
07-02-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,462
Posted By Miele Man

I didn't see that but years ago when I was...

I didn't see that but years ago when I was considering getting a Surly LHT frame Surly told me that the warranty would be voided if I used a kickstand on it.

Cheers
07-02-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17,472
Views: 2,687,733
Posted By Miele Man

Here's what's on the page I linked to. " ...

Here's what's on the page I linked to.

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Shipping:
$139.99 USPS Priority Mail International | See details...
07-02-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17,472
Views: 2,687,733
Posted By Miele Man

This is from an ad on Ebay not Craig's List but i...

This is from an ad on Ebay not Craig's List but i thought some might find it interesting. The price isn't too bad bu WOW the shipping!
...
07-01-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,462
Posted By Miele Man

I like the rear chainstay/seatstay type of...

I like the rear chainstay/seatstay type of kickstand. I use mine in conjunction with a velcro strap to hold the front brake lever. There are many places where I've stopped and will stop in the...
07-01-19, 01:19 AM
Replies: 4,577
Views: 452,358
Posted By Miele Man

Got some NOS Suntour Cyclone parts for my red...

Got some NOS Suntour Cyclone parts for my red frame Bianchi. Some of the parts have a bit of shop wear but that's fine for me.

Suntour Cyclone crankset
Suntour Cyclone front and rear derailleurs...
07-01-19, 01:10 AM
Replies: 13,851
Views: 1,228,472
Posted By Miele Man

Rode my Bianchi on the rail-trail from Cambridge...

Rode my Bianchi on the rail-trail from Cambridge to Paris today. It was a nice ride and he humidity wasn't too bad. Got some NOS Suntour Cyclone components for her and will be putting them on her...
06-24-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,467
Posted By Miele Man

A bike shop won't rebuild a freewheel because...

A bike shop won't rebuild a freewheel because it'd cost the customer as much or more than a new freewheel would. I think that's why so many home bicycle mechanics learned to do their own freewheel...
06-17-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By Miele Man

I have YELLOW tinted (NOT dark amber) glasses...

I have YELLOW tinted (NOT dark amber) glasses that fit over my eyeglasses. I use them at night because it REALLY helps me see past those cars with the super bright blue-light front lights that'd...
06-17-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,467
Posted By Miele Man

I really enjoy disassembling, cleaning and then...

I really enjoy disassembling, cleaning and then rebuilding a freewheel when I'm in the mood for it. The quietness of a rebuilt freewheel can be quite soothing.

Cheers
06-17-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,878
Posted By Miele Man

For stuck Fixed cups I've found that the tool I...

For stuck Fixed cups I've found that the tool I made as per Sheldon Brown's Tool Hint works a charm.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tooltips/bbcups.html

Cheers
Forum: Touring
06-16-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,663
Posted By Miele Man

I FIRMLY believe in the LOCK IT OR LOSE mantra....

I FIRMLY believe in the LOCK IT OR LOSE mantra. There was a guy a couple of years ago bicycling across Canada. He had is bike and everything on it stolen in Montreal, Quebec. He started out in...
06-16-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,042
Posted By Miele Man

When I and my two younger sisters were young we'd...

When I and my two younger sisters were young we'd often take our bicycles and go exploring. We'd drop into the Don Valley (Toronto, Canada) and ride for hours and many miles. We didn't have cell...
06-16-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By Miele Man

There's a shop here in town that I frequent for...

There's a shop here in town that I frequent for parts or accessories. They volunteer free minor repairs or adjustments on some organized tours/rides. This past weekend I discovered that my front tire...
06-16-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,464
Posted By Miele Man

I get small zip-closure bags at the dollar store....

I get small zip-closure bags at the dollar store. they come in various sizes and are quite a bit smaller than a zip-lock sandwich bag. Being smaller they fit over the mouth of the bottle a lot...
06-16-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,295
Posted By Miele Man

Ditto for Sunrace. I just priced two Shimano...

Ditto for Sunrace. I just priced two Shimano Cassettes i need to build a corncob 9-speed 11-19 cassette and then I priced the Sunrace ones. Sunrace came it at half the price of the Shimano ones and ...
06-16-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By Miele Man

Getting a Dura Ace AX pedal off a crankarm

Today I wanted to take one Dura Ace AX pedal off a crankarm and replace that pedal with one that had a toeclip. I tried using a thin steel wrench from a table saw. The wrench fit the flats of the...
06-10-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,551
Posted By Miele Man

With any solvents, check the ingredients for...

With any solvents, check the ingredients for ACETONE. My niece in biology found out that acetone dissolves stuff but then carries it past the ski (btw, skin is the largest ORGAN of the human body)...
06-10-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,433
Posted By Miele Man

What a gorgeous looking classic bicycle! I...

What a gorgeous looking classic bicycle!

I too like low-rider front racks for two reasons. One is to balance the load and take a fair bit of weight off the rear wheel. The other reason? I use a 3...
06-10-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,433
Posted By Miele Man

I think it'd be pretty hard to get the cable stop...

I think it'd be pretty hard to get the cable stop adapter to fit the top of the downtube mount for the shifters.

Cheers
Forum: Touring
06-03-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,961
Posted By Miele Man

I tried clipless after many years of using...

I tried clipless after many years of using toe-clips and straps. I've gone back to toe-clips. That's because with clipless I fell over a number of times with the pedals in the wrong position for ME...
05-26-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6,492
Views: 1,899,667
Posted By Miele Man

Front view of my 1980's MIELE MTB with just added...

Front view of my 1980's MIELE MTB with just added V-brakes. Took this image today to show how I use an extra toestrap to secure a bottle of water to the handlebar. I guess i need to take some other...
05-20-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,280
Posted By Miele Man

Bicycling magazine became referred to as...

Bicycling magazine became referred to as BUYcycling magazine for good reasons. What happened to the laid-back attitude of the 1980s? MARKETING happened. Instead of being about how to or where to go,...
05-20-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4,577
Views: 452,358
Posted By Miele Man

Bought V-brake calipers for my MIELE MTB drop bar...

Bought V-brake calipers for my MIELE MTB drop bar touring/gravel bike. I replaced the cantiler calipers with t he V-brake ones and VASTLY improved the braking. I think the drop bar brake levers i had...
05-20-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6,492
Views: 1,899,667
Posted By Miele Man

Nice looking bike. I have two Diamond MTBs one of...

Nice looking bike. I have two Diamond MTBs one of which has two sets of bottle mounts on the top of the downtube.

Curious. How much of your stem is inside the steerer tube?

Cheers
05-20-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 258,571
Posted By Miele Man

It can snag in a fall thereby putting a lot of...

It can snag in a fall thereby putting a lot of stress onto the neck and possibly breaking it. Or if the person lands on their back the rear of the helmet can catch and also break the neck.

Cheers
05-13-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,672
Posted By Miele Man

Get checked to make sure you don't have...

Get checked to make sure you don't have osteoporosis.

Cheers
05-13-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,907
Posted By Miele Man

Most people who look down at old quality bikes...

Most people who look down at old quality bikes simple don't know any better. Btw, the late Sheldon Brown liked Bio-pace as do I. Contrary to popular belief you CAN SPIN with Bio-pace chainrings.

I...
05-13-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 258,571
Posted By Miele Man

That's not to mention that most children (at...

That's not to mention that most children (at least of of the ones I see wearing a helmet) have the straps too looses and/or the helmet tilted too far back. Incidentally, during hand to hand combat ...
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