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08-03-20, 03:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
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: 19
Views: 696
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: 3,373
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: 128
Views: 1,923
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: 3,373
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: 3,373
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: 165
Views: 6,775
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.
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08-02-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 956
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: 486
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: 403
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: 866
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: 343
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: 966
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: 1,296
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: 672
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
08-01-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By Miele Man

Here are three images of the light output. These...

Here are three images of the light output. These were taken with a cellphone and were 3+MB in size before I reduced them. Hopefully they tell you what's needed about the light beam.
...
08-01-20, 02:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Miele Man

A really good post ride recovery drink is...

A really good post ride recovery drink is chocolate milk.

Cheers
08-01-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By Miele Man

I save the odd crankarm by crazy-gluing a piece...

I save the odd crankarm by crazy-gluing a piece of soda can on each of the flats of the spindle. Maybe not a permanent fix but it should work until you source and receive a replacement crankarm.
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08-01-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 444
Posted By Miele Man

I use a big syringe made for basting meat. I cut...

I use a big syringe made for basting meat. I cut the metal end off square.

Cheers
07-30-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By Miele Man

Nope. I just like to see accuracy in reporting...

Nope. I just like to see accuracy in reporting and in headlines.

Cheers
07-30-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 57,402
Views: 8,336,332
Posted By Miele Man

If that were near me I'd grab it if just for the...

If that were near me I'd grab it if just for the groupset.

Cheers
07-30-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,198
Posted By Miele Man

Many years ago whilst commuting in Toronto...

Many years ago whilst commuting in Toronto Canada, I mounted a mini-boat-horn next to my brake lever. I also had a very bright light on t he front of the bike. One evening I was zipping along and a...
07-30-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By Miele Man

So, the news headline was false as was the title...

So, the news headline was false as was the title of this thread.

Source for the update please?

Cheers
07-30-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Miele Man

A lot of drivers have no idea as to how fast a...

A lot of drivers have no idea as to how fast a bicycle can travel. Those drivers are used to bicyclists who just dawdle along at pace not all t hat much faster than a slow jog. When they pass, or...
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Miele Man

No, mine have a red foam sleeve that fits over...

No, mine have a red foam sleeve that fits over the cartridge. I got mine from MEC years ago. It looks like this WalMArt one but the sleeve on mine is red not black.
...
07-30-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 857
Posted By Miele Man

I hope you don't mind me asking this here. How do...

I hope you don't mind me asking this here. How do you attach the saddle to the seat column?

Cheers
07-30-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,373
Posted By Miele Man

My Co2 infltor has a red foam insulated sleeve...

My Co2 infltor has a red foam insulated sleeve that goes over the cartridge to prevent freezing skin. The inflator head has a trigger. It's quite easy to use. I carry a few cartridges with me on long...
07-30-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,883
Posted By Miele Man

Be careful using anything as a chamois cream...

Be careful using anything as a chamois cream that's not actually designed for it. A number of years ago I started using zinc ointment. The problem was that it was an anti-bacterial cream and it...
07-30-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19,353
Views: 3,162,777
Posted By Miele Man

I'd like to see anyone use this freewheel for...

I'd like to see anyone use this freewheel for touring on anything but dead flat pavement with a tailwind.

Seller's copy:
"SHIMANO 13-21 FREEWHEEL 6 SPEED 600 ROAD TOURING COGS VINTAGE" Touring?...
07-30-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2,724
Views: 640,798
Posted By Miele Man

The second rebuild of my Miele Uno LS. Again...

The second rebuild of my Miele Uno LS.

Again the bike after the first build.
...
07-29-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 19,353
Views: 3,162,777
Posted By Miele Man

"Mr. Bicycle Mechanic, can you tell me why my...

"Mr. Bicycle Mechanic, can you tell me why my brakes don't work?"

Cheers
07-29-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 857
Posted By Miele Man

Is t hat a seat TUBE rather than a seatpost? ...

Is t hat a seat TUBE rather than a seatpost?

Cheers
07-29-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 665
Posted By Miele Man

I like it! I LIKE it! It says on the image, Dura...

I like it! I LIKE it! It says on the image, Dura Ace AX best of all those tested.

Cheers
Replies: 14
Views: 380
Posted By Miele Man

I have two of those Campagnolo aero water bottles...

I have two of those Campagnolo aero water bottles with the built in handle. I still have the boxes they came in. I got mine from France a number of years ago for $15.00 each NOS.
...
07-28-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,674
Posted By Miele Man

I and a friend were walking across a traffic...

I and a friend were walking across a traffic light controlled intersection one night. The MagicShine knockoff light on the front of my bike was on flashing mode. A car turned nd nearly ran into us....
07-27-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,578
Posted By Miele Man

Toe-straps can be used to carry extra water...

Toe-straps can be used to carry extra water bottles.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/img_5755_f10aecec7ea889cd78bec56000d86bbd615fb1a0.jpg...
07-27-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Miele Man

I had a red Miele Uo LS that originally had 27"...

I had a red Miele Uo LS that originally had 27" wheels. It was Tange #5 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) tubing. Fortunately the brakes on it would work with the...
07-27-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 652
Posted By Miele Man

With slightly damaged crankarms, I've managed to...

With slightly damaged crankarms, I've managed to extend the life of some of them. This is what I do.

I get a pop/soda can and cut into a few strips the width of the taper on t he bottom bracket...
Forum: Touring
07-27-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,063
Posted By Miele Man

Another Zombie thread resurrected. Ah well. If...

Another Zombie thread resurrected. Ah well. If I'm going to fish after riding my bicycle then I take my telescoping fishing rod since it fits very nicely in even a small pannier and is totally...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 168,851
Posted By Miele Man

I have a Giant Butte. It's been converted to a...

I have a Giant Butte. It's been converted to a dropbar touring bike.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/img_3699_f30aa83d9fa4084a0ac50595bbfee7cb56a47c42.jpg

Here's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,325
Posted By Miele Man

A number of years ago I bought a pair of Danier...

A number of years ago I bought a pair of Danier Leather driving gloves. I really like them. Mine fit a lot better than the one in this image.
...
07-27-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 23,247
Posted By Miele Man

I put sleeves made from an old bicycle inner tube...

I put sleeves made from an old bicycle inner tube onto the front fork legs. Then I turn the fork so it faces the back of the bike and insert the fork legs into the spaces on each side of the top of...
07-27-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Miele Man

I've done this a number of times. What I do is...

I've done this a number of times. What I do is take a nut from the original solid axle and then go to a bike shop pr co-op and try to thread that nut onto a quick-release axle. When I find a...
07-27-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,775
Posted By Miele Man

A few years ago on a long ride, on t he return...

A few years ago on a long ride, on t he return loop, we came to a section of road that had been recently repaved. That LONG stretch of new pavement was ROUGH. We ended up reducing our tire pressures...
07-27-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,807
Posted By Miele Man

Quote: Originally Posted by Miele Man View Post...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Miele Man View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1198712-tired-punctured-tires-2.html#post21520137)
With my bad tires or worn out tires i cut the tire...
07-27-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,807
Posted By Miele Man

Also known as Flint Catchers. Cheers

Also known as Flint Catchers.

Cheers
07-27-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By Miele Man

I have a chest band heart-rate monitor that is...

I have a chest band heart-rate monitor that is EKG accurate. If I want to see the heart-rate displayed I fasten the watch part of it to my handlebar where I can see the heart-rate at a glance.
...
07-27-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,219
Posted By Miele Man

I don't ride wheels; I ride a complete bicycle....

I don't ride wheels; I ride a complete bicycle. LOL Sorry, couldn't resist.

My latest acquisition. It's a Fiori Napoli with Shimano N600 index groupset.

Cheers
07-27-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,449
Posted By Miele Man

I'm really enjoying my Brooks Competition leather...

I'm really enjoying my Brooks Competition leather saddle Randy sold me. Truly a case of one man's garbage being another man's treasure.

Cheers
07-27-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2,724
Views: 640,798
Posted By Miele Man

Miele UNO LS. Before. Converted from 27"...

Miele UNO LS.

Before. Converted from 27" wheels to 700C wheels.
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