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11-14-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 850
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: 794
Views: 56,903
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: 12
Views: 265
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: 712
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: 8
Views: 362
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: 89
Views: 4,340
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: 89
Views: 4,340
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: 89
Views: 4,340
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: 89
Views: 4,340
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: 18
Views: 337
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: 18
Views: 337
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: 766
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: 89
Views: 4,340
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: 23
Views: 443
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: 23
Views: 443
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: 76
Views: 3,331
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: 53
Views: 1,154
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: 53
Views: 1,154
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: 10,025
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: 53
Views: 1,154
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: 2,955
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, 11:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 756
Posted By Miele Man

I think a lot of times it's 50/50 thing. A...

I think a lot of times it's 50/50 thing. A bicyclist riding in the door zone must be EXTRA vigilante and realize that there is a great risk if getting doored. Many vehicles such as SUVs, trucks, or...
11-09-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,076
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: 478
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: 53
Views: 1,154
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: 4,946
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: 31,663
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: 49
Views: 1,725
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: 8
Views: 308
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: 49
Views: 1,725
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: 4,946
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: 766
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: 601
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: 37
Views: 2,308
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: 1,144
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: 89
Views: 4,340
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: 4,946
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: 6
Views: 488
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...
11-05-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,147
Posted By Miele Man

For some people good enough is good enough....

For some people good enough is good enough. Sounds like your wife is one of those people. The IMPORTANT thing is that SHE is RIDING and SHE is ENJOYING it.

Cheers
11-05-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 981
Posted By Miele Man

I didn't know that VAR still made those. I have...

I didn't know that VAR still made those. I have one but the tire lever end on the jack portion of the tool broke off over a decade ago. I'll have to look and see where I can get one those.

Cheers
11-05-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,582
Posted By Miele Man

That's a completely different system that running...

That's a completely different system that running a tire inside out is. No comparison at all to what you plan on doing.

Cheers
11-05-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,145
Posted By Miele Man

To paraphrase the line in The Kingston Trio's...

To paraphrase the line in The Kingston Trio's song "COPLAS REVISITED", the line is, first vice states, "The National Safety Council urges you not to drink and ride." Next voice asks, "Why not?" First...
11-05-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,489
Posted By Miele Man

With DIY painting preparation is the key and next...

With DIY painting preparation is the key and next is to not make haste. I take my time and I only paint when I really feel like so that I don't get tempted to rush it just to finish.

Here's the...
11-05-19, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Miele Man

I don't think you'll have too much trouble using...

I don't think you'll have too much trouble using a pair of M6 bolts to mount your bottle cage. then again, that'll depend on what your bottle cage is made from.

Good luck and cheers
11-04-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 981
Posted By Miele Man

Thanks. that's what I thought. I also thought...

Thanks. that's what I thought. I also thought that with arthritic hands the OP would have trouble getting a tight tire off the rim too. Looking at the OP's original post again, that seems not to be a...
11-04-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 353
Posted By Miele Man

Without a quote in a post it's hard to know who...

Without a quote in a post it's hard to know who the reply is to.

Just be aware that tightening some spokes means you have to loosen some others. Just tightening spokes to move the rim away from a...
11-04-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 722
Posted By Miele Man

You re-bend a front fork to straighten it,...

You re-bend a front fork to straighten it, reinstall it and let it go for sale? That's risky even with a quality front fork and I don't know of any bicycle shop in my area that will try and...
11-04-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,243
Posted By Miele Man

Quote:Originally Posted by mr_bill...

Quote:Originally Posted by mr_bill https://www.bikeforums.net/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (https://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-safety/1186839-latest-idiot-4.html#post21194710)But wheelies on the...
11-04-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,187
Posted By Miele Man

I made sure that all items under my insurance are...

I made sure that all items under my insurance are insured for REPLACMENT value.

Cheers
11-04-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 13,941
Posted By Miele Man

Well, I've been run off a trail or nearly run off...

Well, I've been run off a trail or nearly run off a trail and nearly hit more by E-bikers than by regular non-assisted bicycles even though there are a LOT more bicycles hereabouts.

It seems to me...
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