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08-19-19, 03:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By Miele Man

I've had it with Louis Garneau bicycling crap!

I've had it with Louis Garneau bicycling products! They're crap in my opinion.

First, the Louis Garneau Shorts I bought had so much padding in them that I was always slipping around on the saddle...
08-11-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13,498
Views: 2,712,879
Posted By Miele Man

That looks to be in pretty decent shape. It'd be ...

That looks to be in pretty decent shape. It'd be a shame for that to go to the dump or scrap metal dealer. I hope someone gets to use it.

Cheers
08-11-19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 460,094
Posted By Miele Man

Getting Suntour bottom bracket cups delivered...

Getting Suntour bottom bracket cups delivered today. Just need the spindle to complete the bottom bracket assembly.

Got a KMC8.93 6/7/8 speed chain and quick-link yesterday for my Dura Ace EX...
08-11-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,705
Posted By Miele Man

I have a saddle that I'll be recovering soon....

I have a saddle that I'll be recovering soon. Should I post a step by step showing how I do it? If so, where should I post it?

Cheers
08-10-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,751
Posted By Miele Man

A lot of people look at bicycles and/or car, as...

A lot of people look at bicycles and/or car, as tools. The perform a job and there's no attachment to them. Others think of their bicycle(s) as old and faithful friends that they don't want to part...
08-10-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,751
Posted By Miele Man

I too could have had the tubes replaced on my...

I too could have had the tubes replaced on my bike but the cost was more than what a new frame would have been and then there would have been the added cost of getting the repaired frame painted. I...
08-10-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,751
Posted By Miele Man

I know what you mean. For me it's the memories a...

I know what you mean. For me it's the memories a bicycle brings me. I've ridden many thousands of miles on some of my bikes and I hate to see them go. Sometimes though repairs are more than what the...
08-02-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 460,094
Posted By Miele Man

I bought a pair of used Suntour Cyclone track...

I bought a pair of used Suntour Cyclone track pedals for my Bianchi. I just put them on the bike tonight. I'll ride them tomorrow.

Cheers
07-31-19, 03:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By Miele Man

Seeing as there are no markings at all on the...

Seeing as there are no markings at all on the brake caliper arms I think it's safe to assume that these are knockoffs not the actual Dia Compe product.

They do have very strong springs though....
07-30-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By Miele Man

I got lucky today. I bought a NOS air of those...

I got lucky today. I bought a NOS air of those calipers COMPLETE for only $15.00 Canadian!
...
07-29-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13,498
Views: 2,712,879
Posted By Miele Man

I've had good luck reshaping the face of an MTB...

I've had good luck reshaping the face of an MTB stem so that it's allow the curves of a drop bar to go by. I use a thick cut-off wheel on a Dremel tool to do the cutting.

Cheers
07-29-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,975
Posted By Miele Man

Actually this was confirmed BEFORE I switched to...

Actually this was confirmed BEFORE I switched to the narrow rims. Those exact same tires used to be on wider rims and did NOT cause a wipeout when a front tire flatted.

Cheers
07-26-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,975
Posted By Miele Man

I'm not sure what caused one of the flats. I was...

I'm not sure what caused one of the flats. I was riding out of a pedestrian walkway that connects two streets and went to make a 90 degrees turn and the front wheel instantly went out from under me....
07-26-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 48,435
Posted By Miele Man

I recover my saddles either at room temperature...

I recover my saddles either at room temperature or outside on a warm/hot day and find he leather I use stretches a bit and makes it a bit easier to get the leather on without it wrinkling. I start at...
07-26-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,330
Posted By Miele Man

I just looked at the street view in the link...

I just looked at the street view in the link provided by another poster. Look at all of those nice intersections aka driveways that have bushes that would greatly restrict a driver's view of an...
07-26-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,330
Posted By Miele Man

That's an excellent road to ride on. It looks to...

That's an excellent road to ride on. It looks to me that one could ride on that road or on the side path. I would have no problem riding on that road. I OFTEN ride roads around here that do NOT have...
07-25-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 460,094
Posted By Miele Man

OOPS! I deleted that #60...

OOPS! I deleted that #60 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=60) post because it was in the wrong thread. The images can be seen here:
...
07-25-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 261,496
Posted By Miele Man

Today I finally took some images of my rebuilt...

Today I finally took some images of my rebuilt Bianchi that I'm getting SUntour Cyclone components for. So far I have Cyclone derailleurs and clamp-on downtube shifters, Cyclone crankset and Cyclone...
07-25-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,897
Posted By Miele Man

I don't know if it's a Proto or not. i meant to...

I don't know if it's a Proto or not. i meant to post those images in the Show us your Bianchi thread. If I can find that thread I'll post the images there and delete the ones here.

Thanks for...
07-25-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 460,094
Posted By Miele Man

Hi there. Today I finally got around to taking...

Hi there. Today I finally got around to taking some images of the rebuilt Bianchi. I posted them on a Bianchi thread in another thread. It's post #60...
07-25-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,330
Posted By Miele Man

Sorry but that is a crock of El Toro Poo Poo!...

Sorry but that is a crock of El Toro Poo Poo! Taking the lane or riding away from the edge of the road most certainly makes you more visible to automobile drivers than does riding on a sidewalk where...
07-25-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,330
Posted By Miele Man

Because it DOES EXIST in a LOT of areas where...

Because it DOES EXIST in a LOT of areas where people do ride their bicycles on the sidewalks. Some bicyclists are idiots and will ride heir bicycles at speed on sidewalks where here are pedestrians...
Forum: Touring
07-25-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,362
Posted By Miele Man

More hurdles will be the hills and/or any...

More hurdles will be the hills and/or any inclines over things like freeways. What gearing do you have on your bike now?

Cheers
Forum: Touring
07-25-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,362
Posted By Miele Man

I've used Arno Straps since the early 1980s. They...

I've used Arno Straps since the early 1980s. They are like extra long toe-straps and have a great metal buckle. I use the 48" long ones. I did not know that Wal Mart sold them and here's a link to...
07-25-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,975
Posted By Miele Man

I had some Schwalbe Pro CX Pro cyclo-cross tires...

I had some Schwalbe Pro CX Pro cyclo-cross tires mounted on narrow rims. All was well until I punctured the FRONT tire. Down I went. the entire tire stayed on the rim. This happened on two different...
07-24-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,126
Posted By Miele Man

Mine is pretty self explanatory too. I like the...

Mine is pretty self explanatory too. I like the old MIELE bicycles from the days of Jim Miele - not the modern stuff.

I have a number of Miele bicycles, a pair of Miele shorts, a Miele bicycling...
07-24-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,751
Posted By Miele Man

Yes, it can be VERY hard to let an old bike die....

Yes, it can be VERY hard to let an old bike die. We often have fantastic memories attached to our faithful steed. If it were me I'd either convert it to a single speed or if I had the room hang it on...
07-24-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,705
Posted By Miele Man

Thanks. Plus you get to keep that comfortable...

Thanks. Plus you get to keep that comfortable saddle that may have taken you years to find.

Cheers
07-24-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,705
Posted By Miele Man

Recovering a saddle with vinyl isn't all that...

Recovering a saddle with vinyl isn't all that hard to do. To make it easier you can attach the vinyl to one edge of the saddle, let the glue cure and then stretch the vinyl to the opposite side and...
07-24-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,330
Posted By Miele Man

Riding on a genuine sidewalk as opposed to a...

Riding on a genuine sidewalk as opposed to a paved mup can be quite dangerous o the bicyclist. That's because parked cars between the bicyclist and the traffic lane(s) can hide the bicyclist from the...
07-23-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13,498
Views: 2,712,879
Posted By Miele Man

The rust on the brake levers should clean right...

The rust on the brake levers should clean right off with a bit of ultra-fine steel wool and a bit of car polish after.

That rake on the front fork should give the bike a very comfortable ride and...
07-22-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,846
Posted By Miele Man

I get a page not found message. Cheers

I get a page not found message.

Cheers
07-22-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,838
Posted By Miele Man

When you're riding you're generating heat but...

When you're riding you're generating heat but moving through the air helps to cool you if only a little bit. When you stop riding you immediately lose that cooling effect of the moving air and...
07-22-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,898
Posted By Miele Man

I've done that with cloth tape then applied over...

I've done that with cloth tape then applied over the rubber strips. I've also used the rubber strips as a wrap and then used hockey tape over that when I wanted a cloth tape. Another thing you can do...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,221
Posted By Miele Man

If your speed is your true speed then you might...

If your speed is your true speed then you might want to lighten everything that rotates; that is ctank arms and chainrings to alloy if they're steel now, alloy rims with narrower lighter tires if...
07-22-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,376
Posted By Miele Man

If I sell a bike and he buyer sells it again at a...

If I sell a bike and he buyer sells it again at a higher price I don't care. What does irk me is when I build up a nice road-bike for someone who NEEDS a bike and then they turn around and sell if ...
07-22-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,838
Posted By Miele Man

I ride year round - heat, rain or snow. In the...

I ride year round - heat, rain or snow. In the heat and humidity I take LOTS of water and Powerade or add Half 'N' Half to a couple of my water bottles. When It's really hot and humid I take 4...
07-21-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,958
Posted By Miele Man

I like Shimano BioPace chainrings for certain...

I like Shimano BioPace chainrings for certain applications. Contrary to popular belief you CAN SPIN using BioPace chainrings.

Cheers
07-21-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,725
Posted By Miele Man

LOL VBEG I've often wondered what many of...

LOL VBEG

I've often wondered what many of the riders paying big bucks for a bike fi would do if there was no bike fit near them. However, a LOT of fitting back in the days before Bike Fit, was...
07-21-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,846
Posted By Miele Man

I think that the push-pull you're thinking of...

I think that the push-pull you're thinking of might be the old Shimano Positron system.

Cheers
07-20-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By Miele Man

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1220x848/gran_compe_gc_160_be02b750215324d9bc6a8b4546381c8526dd692d.jpg
I saw a couple of other posts after I posted the exploded parts diagram...
07-20-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By Miele Man

For anyone interested in this. I just found an...

For anyone interested in this. I just found an exploded view of the Suntour RGC80 brake caliper that looks just like the ones I have.
...
07-18-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By Miele Man

Thank you VERY much for those images of the cable...

Thank you VERY much for those images of the cable anchor. Now I know what to look for or how to make something that'll work.

Cheers
07-18-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By Miele Man

Unfortunately there are no markings at all on...

Unfortunately there are no markings at all on these brake calipers.

Cheers
07-18-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By Miele Man

That sure looks like them. Could you post images...

That sure looks like them. Could you post images of them from the side so that I can see what the inner cable retaining parts look like? I'd greatly appreciate that.

Thank you and cheers
07-18-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By Miele Man

Help identifying this brake caliper

Can anyone tell me who made this brake caliper and perhaps about when it was made?

I need to rig up something to hold the brake cable. I have a couple of adjusting barrels that'll fit at the top...
07-16-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By Miele Man

If you can find them at a bicycle co-op or Ebay,...

If you can find them at a bicycle co-op or Ebay, Shimano Adamas AX pedals have a pretty good platform.
...
07-16-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,846
Posted By Miele Man

#1...

#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) . Cables that cross under the downtube and go UNDER the bottom bracket don't touch the downtube.

#2...
07-15-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14,009
Views: 1,258,996
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: 363
Views: 65,215
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.
...
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