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Forum: Touring
05-28-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 899
Posted By Miele Man

Tri-bars with flip-up arm rests something like...

Tri-bars with flip-up arm rests something like these.

https://www.bikyle.com/TriBars.htm

or these

https://sportfactoryproshop.com/profile-design-flip-ergo-50a/

Cheers
Forum: Touring
05-28-20, 02:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 899
Posted By Miele Man

Some tri-bars had/have flip up arm rests that...

Some tri-bars had/have flip up arm rests that flip up out of the way when you want to use the tops of the regular drop bar.

Cheers
Forum: Touring
05-28-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By Miele Man

I've got one of those mountain tamer adapters on...

I've got one of those mountain tamer adapters on a triple crank that's in my spare parts bin.

Cheers
05-26-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,830
Posted By Miele Man

When I read about it , it was in a mainstream...

When I read about it , it was in a mainstream Toronto, Canada newspaper.

Cheers
05-26-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,830
Posted By Miele Man

I'm not sure where it was. I' not even sure wen...

I'm not sure where it was. I' not even sure wen it was. I do know it happened around 30 or more years ago; that is if my memory of the time is anywhere near correct.

Cheers
05-26-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,830
Posted By Miele Man

I remember years ago about reading about a fellow...

I remember years ago about reading about a fellow who was a trapper. He had finished for the season and had his traps spread out around his basement after he had oiled the traps. The traps were open...
05-26-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,830
Posted By Miele Man

When I was a teenager I had to take a check to...

When I was a teenager I had to take a check to the bank for my mother. She told me to hurry as the bank was closed but the bank manager was waiting at the door for me. I got to the bank leaned my...
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 349
Posted By Miele Man

It probably took you longer to secure your...

It probably took you longer to secure your hammock than it would have to pitch a tent.

Another thing I like about my free-standing rectangular dome tent is that I can pick it up and move a bit it...
05-25-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,830
Posted By Miele Man

Bringing g...u...n talk into a thread is against...

Bringing g...u...n talk into a thread is against the posted rules of these forums and usually gets the thread closed since the moderators don't have th inclination or time to monitor all the posts...
05-25-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 725
Posted By Miele Man

I don't like proprietary anything on any of my...

I don't like proprietary anything on any of my bicycles as there's simply too great of a risk that the part or parts for it will either be not available or very hard to find and expensive in a few...
05-25-20, 03:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Miele Man

If you remove the outer chainring and either cut...

If you remove the outer chainring and either cut down the mounting bolts or get shorter ones you can then lower a derailleur for double chainrings and have it work. Some people remove the outer...
05-24-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By Miele Man

See: ...

See:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/rim-sizing.html

and

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

Cheers
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 349
Posted By Miele Man

Hey that's exactly how my looks when it's in my...

Hey that's exactly how my looks when it's in my rectangular dome tent except there are no guy-lines holding the bike up.

Years ago there was a tent made specifically for bicyclists and that tent...
05-24-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By Miele Man

They're different locations and thus not...

They're different locations and thus not interchangeable.

Cheers
05-24-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By Miele Man

Overshifting to between the big chainring and...

Overshifting to between the big chainring and crankarm can be cured usually be adjusting the high limit bolt on the front derailleur. If shifitng has changed only a short time after buying a new bike...
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,302
Posted By Miele Man

I'm not sure what my tent weighs. Seeing how it...

I'm not sure what my tent weighs. Seeing how it fits my needs and wants I don't worry too much about its weight.

It's like air mattress versus foam sleeping pad. I prefer the foam sleeping pad as...
05-24-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 27,144
Posted By Miele Man

Ah the good old days. I remember that crepe paper...

Ah the good old days. I remember that crepe paper stuff too.

Cheers
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 858
Posted By Miele Man

Was just curious. Google gives a lot of returns...

Was just curious. Google gives a lot of returns to stuff that is out of production.

Cheers
05-24-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,830
Posted By Miele Man

They'd then be most likely to just leave the...

They'd then be most likely to just leave the wheel and walk of with the rest of the bike. I saw a guy with a really nice 700C front wheel, walking around a department store. I asked him if he was...
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 858
Posted By Miele Man

I saw one of those at a bike shop just this past...

I saw one of those at a bike shop just this past Friday. The thing wasn't too bad as far as gear jumps went until you got to the last one which was a jump of 10 teeth from the 24 cog to the 34 cog....
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,302
Posted By Miele Man

As I've said before, my rectangular dome tent is...

As I've said before, my rectangular dome tent is big enough that i can being my bicycle inside it if I want to. the front wheel gets removed and the bike rests on the front low-rider rack, I also...
05-24-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,558
Posted By Miele Man

I like to watch them loping along. they can...

I like to watch them loping along. they can cover a lot of miles at that pace.

Cheers
05-24-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 27,144
Posted By Miele Man

I remember assembling Gitane bicycles. They came...

I remember assembling Gitane bicycles. They came laid out on a large carboard sheet and then shrink-wrapped with heavy plastic. What a pain it was unwrapping all those components and frame without...
05-24-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By Miele Man

Are the studs for U-brakes in the same locations...

Are the studs for U-brakes in the same locations as those for the Mafac brakes? To me it looks like the Mafac studs are higher on the fork.

Cheers
05-24-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,149
Posted By Miele Man

So, how do you and your bicycle get to those if...

So, how do you and your bicycle get to those if you avoid roads completely? Where I am, if I avoided riding on any paved/traffic road, I'd not be able to ride my bicycle further than to the end of my...
05-24-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By Miele Man

Then again, you can always sew or rivet and...

Then again, you can always sew or rivet and adjustable strap to the bottom of just about any seatbag you have.

I once converted a red nylon pencil case to a seatbag by riveting straps top it. I...
05-24-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By Miele Man

I just use the same marine grease that I use on...

I just use the same marine grease that I use on my bearings and on my pedal threads.

Cheers
05-24-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 895
Posted By Miele Man

A Sea kayaking adage is, "Make haste SLOWLY". I...

A Sea kayaking adage is, "Make haste SLOWLY". I think that applies to returning to bicycling after a long layoff. Increase your distances slowly. Increase the difficulty of your rides slowly.
...
05-24-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 895
Posted By Miele Man

My niece in her thirties was doing a couple of...

My niece in her thirties was doing a couple of hours of spin-class every day at university. We went for a 20 kilometres unpaved rail-trail ride to another town. On t he way back we had to take a...
05-24-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By Miele Man

When I install a crown race without using the...

When I install a crown race without using the "proper" tool, I use an old crown race turned upside down resting on the new crownrace, to protect the new crown race bearing surface.

I also lube the...
05-24-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,830
Posted By Miele Man

They're fairly compact and a lot of them will go...

They're fairly compact and a lot of them will go around a larger object than a U-type lock will. A lot of people use a cable lock as a snatch-and-ride preventative. That's where someone grabs an...
05-24-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,558
Posted By Miele Man

Wolfchild. I wonder if any of those big coyotes...

Wolfchild. I wonder if any of those big coyotes are actually coy-dogs? I see the odd coyote and the odd coy-dog around here in south-central, Ontario. I also often see deer just outside of town,...
05-23-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2,575
Views: 224,482
Posted By Miele Man

To deux jambes...

To deux jambes (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/deux-jambes-486602.html)

I have three different seals that I'l put into an envelope for you if you want me to. Be aware tht the post is low and...
05-23-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By Miele Man

That saddle looks to be in fantastic shape. I'd...

That saddle looks to be in fantastic shape. I'd definitely use it if I had it. I have three Wrights saddles and two of them are on bikes and I really like how comfortable they are.

Cheers
05-23-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2,575
Views: 224,482
Posted By Miele Man

Is the size of that seal consistent among the...

Is the size of that seal consistent among the fixed cups of different Shimano groups of that era? If so I can probably mail you just a seal.

Cheers

Edit. No charge for the seal or for sending...
05-23-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Miele Man

For simple cosmetic reasons, could a large O-ring...

For simple cosmetic reasons, could a large O-ring be put where that gap is to hide it and maybe keep out more water? Or would that stiffen the steering to much?

Cheers
05-23-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By Miele Man

What make are your barend shifters? Cheers

What make are your barend shifters?

Cheers
05-23-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By Miele Man

Hi there. I just did a Google Image Search with...

Hi there. I just did a Google Image Search with Fuji Tiara Road Bicycle and see that it has aero brake levers.
...
05-23-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By Miele Man

If you have access to an airbrush and if you take...

If you have access to an airbrush and if you take your time mixing different amounts of paint to try, you might just luck out and get a colour tone that very closely matches the original paint.
...
05-23-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 276
Posted By Miele Man

The problem if you were able to straighten that...

The problem if you were able to straighten that frame out, is that the areas of the bends would most likely be what's known as work-hardened. Work-hardened areas are stress risers and cracks or...
05-23-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By Miele Man

I was going to say that if you were able to get...

I was going to say that if you were able to get 12 bearings into the hub, it would mean that the bearings were the wrong size.

I used to have a Park ruler that measured spoke lengths, cotter pin...
05-23-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,558
Posted By Miele Man

Bear spray depends on the bear and/or the...

Bear spray depends on the bear and/or the strength of the wind.

I've sometimes wondered if adding a constant noise-maker (think playing card-type in the spokes thing) would help prevent attacks by...
05-23-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By Miele Man

That was on a rail-trail somewhere between...

That was on a rail-trail somewhere between Cambridge, Ontario and Hamilton, Ontario in Canada. It was in the winter and it was cold that day.

I've ridden on days when the water in my water bottle...
05-23-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,558
Posted By Miele Man

No problemo. I started this thread because...

No problemo. I started this thread because another thread I went to post one was closed.

The thing I wanted to get across by starting this thread was for people to realize that IF a...
05-22-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,201
Posted By Miele Man

I had 30mm Schwalbe CX Pro tires on narrow rims...

I had 30mm Schwalbe CX Pro tires on narrow rims on one of my bikes. When the front tire lost air that bike was impossible to steer or maintain control of. If riding at anything other than a near...
05-22-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,201
Posted By Miele Man

And then they'll tell us that the bigger the...

And then they'll tell us that the bigger the diameter of the wheel the easier it'll roll over bumps and or other obstacles.

Cheers
05-22-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By Miele Man

I've got an old Suntour freewheel with that exact...

I've got an old Suntour freewheel with that exact problem. I've oiled it and got it to turn freely off the bike but by the next morning (still off the bike) it's seized again.

I guess that when I...
05-22-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Miele Man

Nice looking build and bike. Might I suggest you...

Nice looking build and bike. Might I suggest you put on a rear brake too?

Cheers
05-22-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 56,210
Views: 8,006,124
Posted By Miele Man

That'd be a nice bike for touring on dirt/gravel...

That'd be a nice bike for touring on dirt/gravel logging/mining roads.

Cheers
05-22-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Miele Man

Your 28 teeth chainring and 30 teeth chainring...

Your 28 teeth chainring and 30 teeth chainring are pretty close in gear size.

Cheers
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