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08-10-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 56,653
Posted By Miele Man

Where did you get your deglazer and dye from? ...

Where did you get your deglazer and dye from?

Did you use a sealer after you dyed the leather?

This is also why bicycle shorts are usually black in colour -so dyes from a bicycle saddle won't...
08-09-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,364
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: 57,496
Views: 8,351,890
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, 11:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 613
Posted By Miele Man

Btw, if you have a Uniglide CASSETTE and only...

Btw, if you have a Uniglide CASSETTE and only have one chainwhip, it's still possible to get that small screw-on cog off with it. Leave the wheel on the bike and shift into the largest cog on the...
08-09-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 613
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....
08-09-20, 03:17 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,498
Posted By Miele Man

If it's heavily overcast then I can see where a...

If it's heavily overcast then I can see where a flashing (NOT strobing) light can be useful; if your bike and clothing are dark colours and you are riding in deep shade. In bright daylight? Not so...
08-09-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Miele Man

That bicycle has rear rack leg and rear fender...

That bicycle has rear rack leg and rear fender eyelets. It also has a hole through the seatstay bridge. You can get a rear rack with a single central mount that'll go under the V-brake crossover...
08-09-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 4,001
Posted By Miele Man

You could also be to hurt to use a cellphone or...

You could also be to hurt to use a cellphone or even unconscious. Your cellphone may have been destroyed in the crash.

When I hit 60 years young a number of years ago, my niece got me a flip-phone...
Forum: Touring
08-09-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,297
Posted By Miele Man

I have a very old telescopic fishing rod that's...

I have a very old telescopic fishing rod that's still going strong. In my opinion the convenience and ease of carrying it far outweighs the loss of a bit of sensitivity. I've never used it for...
08-09-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By Miele Man

If you're interested, I have a pair of used SRAM...

If you're interested, I have a pair of used SRAM MRX 7-speed twist-grip shifters I can send you on Monday.

If you want them just PM me your address and I'll get them off to you.

Edit. I'm in...
08-08-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By Miele Man

I had a Cyclops track frameset that I used as a...

I had a Cyclops track frameset that I used as a fixed gear bicycle when I had to go to Hamilton Ontario from the Kitchener Ontario area. I took the bus and then road the bike in Hamilton to my...
08-08-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19,382
Views: 3,167,031
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, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19,382
Views: 3,167,031
Posted By Miele Man

I like the suicide brake levers. LOL I also...

I like the suicide brake levers. LOL

I also wonder if they could lower that seatpost any further. I wonder if it's stuck there?

Weird.

Cheers
08-08-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 613
Posted By Miele Man

Could it be that the cogs are slightly worn and...

Could it be that the cogs are slightly worn and not quite meshing smoothly with the new chain but the cogs aren't worn enough to cause skipping?

Maybe switch out the pedals with another pair to...
08-08-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 686
Posted By Miele Man

I'm glad I'm not trying to ride a bicycle in some...

I'm glad I'm not trying to ride a bicycle in some areas of Iraq. They are getting temperatures of 50+C (122F). Some areas there are humid too.Johnny Cash summed it up pretty well in his song 'MEAN AS...
08-08-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 874
Posted By Miele Man

Where I think a separate external battery pack...

Where I think a separate external battery pack comes in mighty handy is in the dead of winter when it's really cold out. With the separate battery pack you can slip it under your jacket and keep the...
08-08-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 874
Posted By Miele Man

Lupine Piko R 4 1800 Lumen Helmet Light = $509.00...

Lupine Piko R 4 1800 Lumen Helmet Light = $509.00 Canadian

Is that one you were thinking of?

Cheers
08-08-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 4,001
Posted By Miele Man

Where I live in South-Central Ontario, Canada;...

Where I live in South-Central Ontario, Canada; the setting sun moves about the western sky quite a bit as the seasons progress and change. In the late fall and winter it's quite a bit further south...
08-08-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 4,001
Posted By Miele Man

That's not always true even in the Northern...

That's not always true even in the Northern Hemisphere.

https://www.encyclopedia.com/daily/is-it-true-that-moss-only-grows-on-the-north-side/
...
08-08-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 691
Posted By Miele Man

I've been blinded a couple of times with...

I've been blinded a couple of times with high-power strobe-like lights coming towards me at dusk or dark. Once it was on a narrow two-lane road and i had to slam on my brakes because I couldn't see a...
08-08-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 446
Posted By Miele Man

I looked on Google Maps and there seems to be a...

I looked on Google Maps and there seems to be a lot of bicycle shops in Geneva, Switzerland. Surely one of those shops will have decent pedals.

I trried looking on their websites but most of them...
08-08-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,409
Posted By Miele Man

I really, really like Renfrew brand hockey tape...

I really, really like Renfrew brand hockey tape for a cloth wrap for my handlebars. It's very durable and has lots of tape per roll. It's available in lots of colours too.key"PRODUCT NUMBER: 104R...
08-08-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 4,001
Posted By Miele Man

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

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

Cheers
08-08-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By Miele Man

I recently bought a Lezyne 1000 light. It's...

I recently bought a Lezyne 1000 light. It's pretty bright and has a good range on a dark road. I bought the 1000 for two main reasons, #1...
08-08-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,998
Posted By Miele Man

That bent steel cottered crank could be save with...

That bent steel cottered crank could be save with a BIG vice and a lone extension on the vice handle. LOL

Cheers
08-08-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By Miele Man

OP, where are you located? Cheers

OP, where are you located?

Cheers
08-07-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By Miele Man

An image would help a lot. Cheers

An image would help a lot.

Cheers
08-07-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 4,001
Posted By Miele Man

And I bet even fewer of them know how to use an...

And I bet even fewer of them know how to use an analog watch to figure out their approximate direction. Paper map reading is another skill that seems to be declining.

Cheers
08-07-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19,382
Views: 3,167,031
Posted By Miele Man

Miele bicycles for sale are often pretty wacky. A...

Miele bicycles for sale are often pretty wacky. A lot of people think they were made in Italy when they were in fact made in Mississauga, Canada.

I like this add that says it has an all Cmpagnolo...
08-07-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 446
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: 12
Views: 504
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...
08-06-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By Miele Man

Are you in Oakville, Ontario, Canada? Cheers

Are you in Oakville, Ontario, Canada?

Cheers
08-06-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 562
Posted By Miele Man

A Rivnut can be installed with a bolt and a nut....

A Rivnut can be installed with a bolt and a nut. The bolt with the nut on it is inserted into the Rivnut until the threads of the bolt are past the small end of the Rivnut. Then this assembly is...
08-06-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,620
Posted By Miele Man

I don't know about that particular image but at...

I don't know about that particular image but at one time riders in the Tour had to do ALL of their own repairs.

Cheers
08-03-20, 03:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 874
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...
08-03-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 874
Posted By Miele Man

I think the beam on the Lezyne 1000 light could...

I think the beam on the Lezyne 1000 light could be better shaped as there's a LOT od upward and sideways spill that's not really needed. Like I said upthread, t he sideways spill is so great that I...
08-02-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,601
Posted By Miele Man

Nice of you. LOL I've met and helped many an...

Nice of you. LOL

I've met and helped many an inexperience bicyclist who was just getting into the sport and hadn't been told to carry even a basic repair kit. Over the years I've made friends with...
08-02-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 4,001
Posted By Miele Man

I'm in my 60s and single. My niece worried a lot...

I'm in my 60s and single. My niece worried a lot about me riding alone out in the country especially at night. So, she bought me a cell phone and put me on her family plan. It gives here peace of...
08-02-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,601
Posted By Miele Man

You might be able to help another bicyclist who...

You might be able to help another bicyclist who has either exhausted their C02 cartridges or hasn't a pump or Co2 inflator.

Cheers
08-02-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,601
Posted By Miele Man

I carry a frame pump (Silca Impero with steel...

I carry a frame pump (Silca Impero with steel Campagnolo head) or a compact mini-pump even if I do carry my Co2 inflator. That way I can help another bicyclist if they need it. I've met many a...
08-02-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,703
Posted By Miele Man

I ran into that problem with a Fiori Venezia I...

I ran into that problem with a Fiori Venezia I was rebuilding for a friend. I tried putting 28mm tires on it but the rear was tight against the brake bridge. thus I was forced to use 25mm tires.
...
08-02-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 984
Posted By Miele Man

I notice that the handlebar of the two outermost...

I notice that the handlebar of the two outermost riders are protruding into the next lane. Interesting.

Cheers
08-02-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 513
Posted By Miele Man

I rode a bike with one broken spoke to a bike...

I rode a bike with one broken spoke to a bike shop and got a new spoke installed. I also picked up to extra spokes in case I broke another one. Haven't used either since I bought them 19 years ago.
...
08-02-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By Miele Man

I used a number of alloy Presta valve retaining...

I used a number of alloy Presta valve retaining nuts as spacers on one of my Minoura handlebar water bottle cage mounts.

Cheers
08-02-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 900
Posted By Miele Man

I use Gorilla Glue I had on hand, when I...

I use Gorilla Glue I had on hand, when I reattached the soles to my Louis Garneau shoes.

Cheers
08-02-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By Miele Man

It's always nice to retrieve an old friend....

It's always nice to retrieve an old friend. Congratulations. May you have many more happy miles and years together.

Cheers
08-02-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,051
Posted By Miele Man

I find that the PD-64 (aka PD64) cleats work best...

I find that the PD-64 (aka PD64) cleats work best with the Dura Ace 7400 pedals or the Shimano N600 pedals. Those cleats are still available online from various sources and for various prices.
...
08-02-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,366
Posted By Miele Man

The vast majority of the roundabouts I've...

The vast majority of the roundabouts I've encountered in Waterloo Region (Ontario, Canada) are so small an 18-wheeler requires both lanes to get through them.

Cheers
08-02-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 781
Posted By Miele Man

Can't really call it a group ride if you're...

Can't really call it a group ride if you're separated from the main group by a fair bit of distance and are therefore effectively riding alone.

Cheers
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