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04-11-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 704
Posted By Miele Man

Very lightly tap that cable stop so that it...

Very lightly tap that cable stop so that it becomes 90 degrees to the downtube.

When the cable is on t he front derailleur is it staying in place on the front derailleur?

If you disconnect the...
03-08-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 32,723
Posted By Miele Man

I've used a degreaser on seatposts worse looking...

I've used a degreaser on seatposts worse looking than that and then used various grits of wet/dry paper to get a very high polish to them. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at how well that...
03-08-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 32,723
Posted By Miele Man

I looked both online and I also used Google maps...

I looked both online and I also used Google maps street view to see if Pedlar was still in the area. No luck with either. That corner sure has changed since the mid-1980s.

Cheers
03-07-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 32,723
Posted By Miele Man

To roadwarrior16...

To roadwarrior16 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/roadwarrior16-372984.html).

Pedlar Bicycles is where I bought my Miele Equipe Pro Columbus SL & 1985/1986 Dura Ace groupset, my Miele Beta...
02-11-21, 03:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,469
Posted By Miele Man

Looks like excessive front fork rake to me. Also,...

Looks like excessive front fork rake to me. Also, that rear wheel doesn't seem to be very far in the dropout. The rear derailleur is definitely a replacement one.

Cheers
02-09-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,469
Posted By Miele Man

I haven't been able to find that second image. ...

I haven't been able to find that second image.

Cheers
02-05-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,469
Posted By Miele Man

Thanks. That's the Super Cycle Excalibur I...

Thanks.

That's the Super Cycle Excalibur I was thinking about.

Can you add an image from the drive side that shows the entire bike?

Cheers
02-05-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,469
Posted By Miele Man

You can post image or images in the gallery and...

You can post image or images in the gallery and someone will post them in this thread.

Cheers
01-29-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,067
Posted By Miele Man

My Miele Suprema rebuilt with a mix of Campagnolo...

My Miele Suprema rebuilt with a mix of Campagnolo 9-speed Mirage and Veloce components. Mirage Ergo levers and fron derailleur the rest Veloce.
...
01-29-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,578
Posted By Miele Man

I have a bike with downtube friction shifters, a...

I have a bike with downtube friction shifters, a bike with downtube index shifters, a bike with bar-end shifters and a bike with Campagnolo Ergo 9-speed shifters. I don't have any problems using any...
01-21-21, 02:39 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,652
Posted By Miele Man

There used to be a fellow hereabouts who early in...

There used to be a fellow hereabouts who early in the morning whilst it was still dark would ride out of a one way street whilst riding the wrong way, turn left onto the main road without stopping...
01-21-21, 02:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,114
Posted By Miele Man

I use these with my toe-clip equipped bikes. ...

I use these with my toe-clip equipped bikes.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/700x700/bontrager_ssr_multisport_shoe_1a_ef75900fa32eba930e4724b91b3f72e2d78e8259.jpg...
01-03-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 386,900
Posted By Miele Man

Back in the mid-1980s I made a tool for removing...

Back in the mid-1980s I made a tool for removing slotted crankarm covers. The tool was made from a T-shape piece that came with rear racks to stop the rack from sliding down the seatstays. It bolted...
01-03-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,309
Posted By Miele Man

I really like my Shimano Dura Ace AX groupset in...

I really like my Shimano Dura Ace AX groupset in form and function. I even like the brake calipers and braking. It's on a Columbus SL frameset.

Btw, the braze-on front derailleur for 600 AX or...
12-15-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,017
Posted By Miele Man

It depends on how that auxiliary "safety lever"...

It depends on how that auxiliary "safety lever" is mounted to the main brake body. The cheap ones had a part that fit between the main brake lever and brake body thereby greatly reducing the amount...
12-15-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,280
Posted By Miele Man

"Shake and Break" as in the movie American...

"Shake and Break" as in the movie American Flyers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlJKJmZ_oA0

Cheers
12-13-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By Miele Man

Especially with an alloy handlebar with owner...

Especially with an alloy handlebar with owner drilled holes in it that are then covered with handlebar tape thereby hiding any crack that starts to form later.

Cheers
12-13-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Miele Man

I'd replace that rubber rim tape with a better...

I'd replace that rubber rim tape with a better one such as the Velox brand mentioned upthread. Or you can use one of the plastic rim tapes. Be aware that rim tapes come in different sizes and make...
12-12-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By Miele Man

The BIG PROBLEM with drilling holes in an...

The BIG PROBLEM with drilling holes in an aluminium dropbar for brake cables is that you introduce to very large stress risers of which the one at the brake lever is most likely to cuase the...
12-12-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,207
Posted By Miele Man

I love my old steel bicycles. I have one that I...

I love my old steel bicycles. I have one that I converted back in 2001 to Campagnolo 9-speed Mirage/Veloce with Ergo shift/brake levers. To me it's the best of Classic and modern. It's a Columbus SLX...
12-12-20, 03:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,313
Posted By Miele Man

NO! The support vehicle was between the...

NO! The support vehicle was between the faster-stronger group and the slower/weaker group. There was no support vehicle behind the group of bicyclists that were hit first, sandwiched against the...
12-12-20, 03:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By Miele Man

If you're really carefyul, it's safe to drill...

If you're really carefyul, it's safe to drill holes in aluminium handlebars. What's not safe is using that handlebar after it's been drilled. A handlebar that is factory made with holes in them are...
12-08-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 32,723
Posted By Miele Man

My Miele UNO LS had 27" wheels on it. I swapped...

My Miele UNO LS had 27" wheels on it. I swapped them for 700C wheels and can put 30mm Schwalbe CX-Pro (cyclo-cross) tires on it okay with fenders.

Cheers
12-05-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 20,242
Views: 3,395,687
Posted By Miele Man

I needs more spokes on the front wheel. Cool...

I needs more spokes on the front wheel.

Cool looking trike though.

Cheers
12-05-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By Miele Man

I don't know about that bike but I do know that...

I don't know about that bike but I do know that MEC is no longer a co-op. It's now a private business.

Some of their products were okay and some were overpriced compared to a brick and mortar bike...
12-04-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Miele Man

Do you know which model of Miele it is? As...

Do you know which model of Miele it is?

As others have said, it's most likely a freewheel. Changing to a freewheel (or cassette if that's what it is) will require a longer cage rear derailleur...
12-04-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,700
Posted By Miele Man

Be careful running too wide a tire on too narrow...

Be careful running too wide a tire on too narrow a rim for it. It'll probably work fine until you puncture. I had that happen with a front tire. Whenever the air pressure in it dropped that bike...
12-04-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,342
Posted By Miele Man

I have different bikes with different gear...

I have different bikes with different gear combinations to match various terrain or loads when riding. One of my MTB bikes converted to a dropbar bike has a 9-speed corncob 11-19 cluster with...
11-30-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By Miele Man

NO! It won't work as the aluminium foil is far to...

NO! It won't work as the aluminium foil is far to delicate. I use a gel cyanoacrylic glue to hold each of 4 soda can shims on each of the 4 spindle flats. I make each shim JUST big enough to cover...
11-29-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,821
Posted By Miele Man

It's not an elevated chainstay. that frame is an...

It's not an elevated chainstay. that frame is an old Velo Sport that has an aero seatube and downtube and was originally equipped with the Shimano Adamas AX aero groupset circa 1981 - 1983.

Here's...
11-26-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3,874
Views: 352,469
Posted By Miele Man

Shimano also sold Delta compatible pedals under...

Shimano also sold Delta compatible pedals under Equs and Exage. I have a pair of Exage ones that I removed the grey anodizing and mold seams from and polished to a high lustre.
...
11-26-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,038
Posted By Miele Man

I think that using public transit buses or...

I think that using public transit buses or streetcars/trolleys is VERY HIGH Risk due to a relatively small enclosed space and close proximity to others plus the time Covid-19 can live on various...
11-24-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 28,887
Posted By Miele Man

With an equally impressive price tag. LOL ...

With an equally impressive price tag. LOL

Cheers
11-24-20, 02:33 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,536
Posted By Miele Man

I practiced so that I can mount or dismount my...

I practiced so that I can mount or dismount my bicycle from either side.

Regarding mounting and dismounting from the left side of a horse; that's because a horse is more likely to kick with a...
11-24-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,165
Posted By Miele Man

Sheldon Brown liked BioPace. He wrote an asticle...

Sheldon Brown liked BioPace. He wrote an asticle about them. John Allen has revised it. I don't know how much of the article is still Sheldon's views.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/biopace.html...
Forum: Touring
11-21-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,266
Posted By Miele Man

Where approximately are you located in Southern...

Where approximately are you located in Southern Ontario?

In Fergus, Ontario you have The Bicycle Tailor and you have True North Bicycles both of which cater to touring bicyclists. True north also...
11-21-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,193
Posted By Miele Man

With MTB shoes\, pedals and cleats I fell a few...

With MTB shoes\, pedals and cleats I fell a few times when stopping suddenly in order to avoid getting hit by a car. I had the release set for the lowest tension with those pedals. What happened is...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,664
Posted By Miele Man

I'm extremely fortunate in that about 15 minutes...

I'm extremely fortunate in that about 15 minutes of riding in one of three directions from home, puts me out in the country. I often ride out there after dark. I have two lights on the bike and carry...
11-21-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 44,088
Posted By Miele Man

I use old school rigid MTBs converted to dropbar....

I use old school rigid MTBs converted to dropbar. They make fantastic dirt/gravel road riding bicycles or fantastic off-pave road touring bikes or even touring bikes if used with narrower tires.

...
11-21-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By Miele Man

BAH! I've worked around a lot of molds and fungi....

BAH! I've worked around a lot of molds and fungi. I've also seen what can happed to a person who inhales mold or fungal spores and doesn't get the proper treatment for it. Hint, it's not pretty. My...
11-21-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By Miele Man

Don't be ridiculous. Actually, to be really safe,...

Don't be ridiculous. Actually, to be really safe, YES you should wear a mask when you're exposed to any mold. It's not the mold that's the hazard it's the spore it gives off if disturbed. We're...
11-20-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3,874
Views: 352,469
Posted By Miele Man

You could put washers between the toe clip and...

You could put washers between the toe clip and the pedal until such time a you find a longer pair.

Cheers
11-20-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By Miele Man

Regarding molds and/or fungus. When handling...

Regarding molds and/or fungus.

When handling or cleaning anything moldy or with a fungus on it PLEASE use a good quality mouth and nose covering. Why? Because if mold or fungus spore get into your...
11-20-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,211
Posted By Miele Man

Another resurrected Zombie thread. Yeah! I...

Another resurrected Zombie thread. Yeah!

I have a MIELE bicycling jersey and MIELE bicycling shorts that I bought from Pedler Bicycles in Toronto, Canada circa 1985. Thanks to another forum member...
Forum: Touring
11-20-20, 02:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,637
Posted By Miele Man

What struggle? I don't struggle with any of my...

What struggle? I don't struggle with any of my pedals/cleats setups. I did struggle to get my foot to engage into or sometimes release from MTB style pedals and cleats which is why I went back to...
Forum: Touring
11-19-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,637
Posted By Miele Man

None of my dedicated road bicycling shoes have...

None of my dedicated road bicycling shoes have any tread either. That includes my circa 1985 Adidas Eddy Merckx road shoes.

Cheers
Forum: Touring
11-18-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,637
Posted By Miele Man

Original style Look cleats can be protected with...

Original style Look cleats can be protected with cleat covers. The cleat covers also give great grip on a tile floor. If you want to walk easier you can put a heel on each of your cycling shoes to...
Forum: Touring
11-18-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,839
Posted By Miele Man

Or for folks trying bicycle touring for the first...

Or for folks trying bicycle touring for the first time or two to see if they like it? LOL VBEG

Cheers
Forum: Touring
11-18-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,839
Posted By Miele Man

To me "unsupported" means I'm on my own when...

To me "unsupported" means I'm on my own when riding or touring. I'm responsible for all my food and shelter and cooking and any minor repairs to anything.

Cheers
11-18-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,232
Posted By Miele Man

I liked and still like the old Shimano 600 EX...

I liked and still like the old Shimano 600 EX Arabesque groupset with its pantograph components.
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