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07-11-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 47
Posted By Miele Man

Blood Pressure Meds & Heat Tolerance?

I'm on 8mg of Sandoz-Candesartan for high blood pressure. Lately I've notice a severe drop in my heat tolerance. I've searched online to see if there's a correlation between that drug and my...
07-10-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 406
Posted By Miele Man

Not rocket science nor do I disagree. However the...

Not rocket science nor do I disagree. However the OP may not have been aware of the need to grind down the large Hyperglide cog tab in order to fit it to a Uniglide cassette body. Heck we don't even...
07-10-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By Miele Man

That's so sad on the passing of that fellow. It's...

That's so sad on the passing of that fellow. It's also sad to think that Boulder Bicycles may fold. I got a set of medium reach Campagnolo Triomphe brake caliper arms complete with the bolt for...
07-10-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 56,904
Views: 8,191,147
Posted By Miele Man

That's N600 NOT 600 Ultegra. It doesn't even...

That's N600 NOT 600 Ultegra. It doesn't even appear to be the N600 Index components.

Cheers
07-10-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By Miele Man

Blood Pressure Meds & Heat Tolerance?

I'm on 8mg of Sandoz-Candesartan for high blood pressure. Lately I've notice a severe drop in my heat tolerance. I've searched online to see if there's a correlation between that drug and my...
07-10-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 461
Posted By Miele Man

I was going faster than 5mph when I wiped out and...

I was going faster than 5mph when I wiped out and my helmeted head actually bounced on the pavement. Another bicyclist riding a ways behind me was all ready to call 911 because he saw that bounce. He...
07-10-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 280
Posted By Miele Man

The old rule of thumb with clothing was that if...

The old rule of thumb with clothing was that if you could see through it you could get sunburn through it. Remember that a sunburn is actually a radiation burn.

I've also read that SPF 30 is the...
07-10-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 597
Posted By Miele Man

You get that run down feeling and even Geritol...

You get that run down feeling and even Geritol isn't going to help you.

It's up to the overtaking vehicle to merge and safely pass a stopped vehicle.

Cheers
07-10-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 597
Posted By Miele Man

Funny isn't that a bicycle is the only vehicle...

Funny isn't that a bicycle is the only vehicle allowed on t he road, that is not mandated by law to have a rear view mirror.


Cheers
07-10-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 597
Posted By Miele Man

In my small city if you stop your car in the...

In my small city if you stop your car in the downtown area in a no parking zone and get out of the car you'll get a ticket if the parking enforcement officer sees you. Mt BinL did that to dash into a...
07-10-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,167
Posted By Miele Man

Vetta made a lot of nice stuff. The ONLY thing I...

Vetta made a lot of nice stuff. The ONLY thing I knew of that wasn't really up to par was their version of the Blackburn low-rider front rack. the Blackburn rack had a front hoop that went to the...
07-10-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By Miele Man

I had a Cannondale MTB with the same type of rear...

I had a Cannondale MTB with the same type of rear dropout. I converted it to a dropbar bike, removed the so called safety brake levers and used the studs (after modifying them by filing flats on...
07-10-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By Miele Man

Search Ebay or Amazon for Shimano 600 BRAKE lever...

Search Ebay or Amazon for Shimano 600 BRAKE lever hoods.

Cheers
07-10-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 464
Posted By Miele Man

Back when I first got into touring the most...

Back when I first got into touring the most common set up was a regular rear rack and a regular front rack. later Jim Blackburn came out with his Low-rider rack design that was said to improve...
07-10-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 464
Posted By Miele Man

bikemig One nice thing about under the...

bikemig

One nice thing about under the chainstay mounted brakes (not that you seem to need it) is that there's nothing to snag on a pannier that's mounted far forward. Especially the old straight...
07-10-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 406
Posted By Miele Man

If he has a UNIGLIDE cassette he'll need to grind...

If he has a UNIGLIDE cassette he'll need to grind off part of the large tab on each cog from that Hyperglide cassette in order to fit the cog to the Uniglide freehub body.

This is why I asked the...
07-10-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 406
Posted By Miele Man

Toe-clips can be moved out from the pedal a bit...

Toe-clips can be moved out from the pedal a bit if you use longer bolts and spacers between the toe-clip and the pedal.

Cheers
Forum: Touring
07-10-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,187
Posted By Miele Man

@Tourist in MSN...

@Tourist in MSN (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/tourist-in-msn-203914.html)

Those two images are of the completed assembly. I have other images where every part is labelled.

Cheers
07-10-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 464
Posted By Miele Man

Some Bio-Pace chainrings were only slightly oval...

Some Bio-Pace chainrings were only slightly oval hence the term not-round. Other Bio-Pace chainrings were quite oval in appearance.

As usual, the Late Great and sorely missed Sheldon Brown had an...
07-10-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By Miele Man

Hi there OP. I checked my 600 aero brake...

Hi there OP.

I checked my 600 aero brake lever hoods outside and they do have a small L or R on the outside part of the hood that faces towards to opposite brake lever.

You might be able to...
07-10-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 406
Posted By Miele Man

I just used Sheldon Brown's gear Calculator to...

I just used Sheldon Brown's gear Calculator to show you the differences you'd get with a 39 teeth chainring and/or a 28 teeth rear cog.
...
07-10-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 406
Posted By Miele Man

Would you remove the rear wheel and take a...

Would you remove the rear wheel and take a closeup image of the cogset from the side? That way we can tell you if it's a freehub cassette or a freewheel.

Cheers
07-10-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,383
Posted By Miele Man

Many years ago I gave my young nephew a number of...

Many years ago I gave my young nephew a number of small mineral and rock samples that were extras in my collection. I also took him to a store here in town that sold small mineral samples and let him...
07-10-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By Miele Man

I'm so glad we were able to help you solve that...

I'm so glad we were able to help you solve that problem.

May the wind be always at your back and may your flat tires be few.

Cheers
07-10-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By Miele Man

I have 600EX non-aero brake levers and the hoods...

I have 600EX non-aero brake levers and the hoods are the same for the left or right levers. I have a pair of the 600 Aero levers pre-Ultegra and iirc the hoods are left or right. Non-aero brake hoods...
07-09-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 397
Posted By Miele Man

...and prevents you from jumping up and getting...

...and prevents you from jumping up and getting out of the way of something; like that semi-truck that's right behind you. No thanks! I want pedals that'll disengage if I wipe out.

Cheers
07-09-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By Miele Man

[QUOTE=Hupearl;21579151] I'm in South...

[QUOTE=Hupearl;21579151]

I'm in South Central Ontario, Canada. I've visited a couple of MEC stores the last few years and also looked at their website. To me it looks like MEC has abandoned their...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By Miele Man

An adjustable quill stem works wonders and allows...

An adjustable quill stem works wonders and allows you to lower the stem later if you want to. Or an upward angled quil stem works well too.
...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,187
Posted By Miele Man

Be careful getting water from garden hoses. A lot...

Be careful getting water from garden hoses. A lot of it is not really fit for human consumption due to leaching of the materials the hose is made of. I try to carry lots of water with me if going for...
07-09-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,976
Posted By Miele Man

I switched to stainless steel thermoses after a...

I switched to stainless steel thermoses after a really long hot ride on a terribly hot and humid day. the water in white and in my clear water bottles was hot enough to brew a weak tea. It was...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,033
Posted By Miele Man

I ride in some pretty remote areas where towns...

I ride in some pretty remote areas where towns are few and far between let alone having any kind of a bicycle shop in them. I'm of the age where in my teens there were no such things as cell phones....
07-09-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 245,801
Posted By Miele Man

A scan of the Miele Catalogue Page showing the...

A scan of the Miele Catalogue Page showing the 1985 BETA bicycle. It used to be on My Ten Speeds but that site is iaccessible these days and the image I found on the Way back Machine is only the...
07-09-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By Miele Man

Aero or non-aero brake levers? Cheers

Aero or non-aero brake levers?

Cheers
07-09-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 254
Posted By Miele Man

IF, the pin is the rightsize but has a sharp...

IF, the pin is the rightsize but has a sharp square edge where you want to insert it into the derailleur I'd chamfer that edge a bit to help guide it into t he derailleur.

Cheers
07-09-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,370
Posted By Miele Man

With regards to flat tire repair. Buy...

With regards to flat tire repair.

Buy QUALITY tire levers not cheap department store ones that may snap or bend to uselessness when you try to pry off a tire.

If you go with the CO2 cartridge...
07-09-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By Miele Man

For that kind of money I'd check out your local...

For that kind of money I'd check out your local bicycle shop if there's one anywhere near you. Assembly will be far better and you'll get a least one free adjustment session after about 30 days. Then...
07-09-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By Miele Man

I was told by a Canadian Tire manager at a store...

I was told by a Canadian Tire manager at a store near me that a lkot of their bikes are assembled out of the store. I've watched some of that store's employees bring out a bike and put it on the...
07-09-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By Miele Man

Ah i see says the blind man when he dropped the...

Ah i see says the blind man when he dropped the hammer on his foot and saw.

Pretty funny when you put it that way. Thanks.

I should perhaps clarify too that its the hard inflated TIRE that hits...
Replies: 20
Views: 463
Posted By Miele Man

I never said that it did. I just posted what ...

I never said that it did. I just posted what the Ontario MOT guidelines were.

One bicycle shop I used to work at would not sell a bicycle without the reflectors on it. We left it up to the...
07-09-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By Miele Man

Why do you say that I'm a Troll? I gave a method...

Why do you say that I'm a Troll? I gave a method I've used a few times to straighten a tacoed rim in the field with great success.

Cheers
Replies: 20
Views: 463
Posted By Miele Man

I don't know anyone who has been ticketed for not...

I don't know anyone who has been ticketed for not being in compliance. the last I read about the Ontario Ministry of Transport regarding bicycles was, a white front and RED* rear reflector, wheel...
07-09-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,383
Posted By Miele Man

I wonder if those panniers have internal plastic...

I wonder if those panniers have internal plastic frames and/or a pocket on the rear of them? If they do, I'd be quite interested in getting them.

Cheers
07-09-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 760
Posted By Miele Man

For extending a rear derailleur capacity a Wolf...

For extending a rear derailleur capacity a Wolf Tooth Roadlink is excellent. It lets you use the same derailleur most times.
...
07-09-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By Miele Man

Is that a tight link I see? Cheers

Is that a tight link I see?

Cheers
07-09-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By Miele Man

I've straightened out a tackoed rim in the field...

I've straightened out a tackoed rim in the field by pumping up the tire hard and then holding the wheel in front of me with my hands on either side of the wheel. I lift the wheel until it's...
07-09-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 418
Posted By Miele Man

Testor's enamels in the small 7ml bottles are...

Testor's enamels in the small 7ml bottles are pretty good. However, I REALLY like Humbrol brand enamel paint in the tinlets.

I do not use acrylic paints for bicycle touchups.

Cheers
07-09-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Miele Man

Are you trying to lengthen the brake reach or...

Are you trying to lengthen the brake reach or shorten it?

Cheers
07-09-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,198
Posted By Miele Man

Remember basic training when you'd drag in nearly...

Remember basic training when you'd drag in nearly dead at first? Later on you'd do the same routes with a lot of energy left over. Building stamina and speed on a bicycle is similar. Maybe some of...
07-09-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By Miele Man

And it's considered to be very bad form to wear a...

And it's considered to be very bad form to wear a rainbow jersey you did not win the right to.

Cheers
07-09-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By Miele Man

I did that around 1987 with a car at night. The...

I did that around 1987 with a car at night. The guy was flat and I had a Mount Zefal pump and was able to get his tire up to where he could safely albeit slowly drive it to the nearest gas station...
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