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07-04-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 196
Posted By Miele Man

I always thought that strobe lights were illegal...

I always thought that strobe lights were illegal on bicycles?

Am I mistaken? Or is it a regional thing?

Cheers
07-03-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 2,328,541
Posted By Miele Man

Yes some MTB stems are too wide to use a dropbar....

Yes some MTB stems are too wide to use a dropbar. That's where a 2-piece stem with a removeable face plate comes in real handy.

Cheers
07-03-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Miele Man

Privacy Error on every link. Cheers

Privacy Error on every link.

Cheers
Forum: Commuting
07-03-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 208
Posted By Miele Man

1.5" smooth tread or slick tires makes a huge...

1.5" smooth tread or slick tires makes a huge difference in ease of riding and I find them a lot faster than 2" tires.

Cheers
07-03-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By Miele Man

If you think it might be the pump then ride the...

If you think it might be the pump then ride the bike and when you hear the buzzing remove the pump and if the buzzing goes away you'll know it's the pump.

Could it be the tires buzzing alone the...
07-03-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 327
Posted By Miele Man

I have a rigid Miele MTB that I ride al through...

I have a rigid Miele MTB that I ride al through the winter. I had it with cantilever brakes properly set up but wanted better braking in the snow and slush. I converted it to V-brakes and even...
07-02-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,996
Posted By Miele Man

Back around 1984 or so I bought a Miele Primo...

Back around 1984 or so I bought a Miele Primo from Pedlar Bicycles on Avenue road just below Dupont. A bit later I bought a Miele Primo. Both bikes were about $389.00 and were very similar - almost...
07-02-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,996
Posted By Miele Man

NO! The new rebranded Miele bicycles have...

NO! The new rebranded Miele bicycles have absolutely nothing to do with the Miele bicycles of Jim Miele.

Cheers
07-02-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,276
Posted By Miele Man

I agree that the chain is too short. I'd add a...

I agree that the chain is too short. I'd add a couple of links. You can use another quick-link to do that.

My method for figuring out chain length is adjust the derailleur without the chain on it,...
07-02-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Miele Man

A slightly out of true front wheel with a brake...

A slightly out of true front wheel with a brake pad a little too high so that it rubs the tire in that area? I'd check my brake pads to make sure they do not touch the edge of the tire when the brake...
07-02-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By Miele Man

I like a straight MTB bar to be about the same...

I like a straight MTB bar to be about the same width as my dropbar. That makes it much easier to get into and out of the apartment and also takes up a lot less storage space. IIRC, I took about 4"...
07-01-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 552,105
Posted By Miele Man

Nothing as it's Canada Day. Wheels for a fellow...

Nothing as it's Canada Day. Wheels for a fellow forum member are waiting in a postal outlet from June 29 but Canada Post never bothered to notify me they were there awaiting pick up. I could have got...
07-01-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,887
Posted By Miele Man

No it won't since I'm done with it. Ride in the...

No it won't since I'm done with it. Ride in the door zone at your peril. It might be a driver's fault for opening a door that hits you and knocks you under the wheels of the truck beside you but it's...
07-01-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,859
Posted By Miele Man

Yes, track sprinters can pull up so hard that...

Yes, track sprinters can pull up so hard that one-toe strap is not enough and thus t hey use/used two toe-straps; or they've pulled a sole off a shoe when using clipless pedals.

Cheers
07-01-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 298
Posted By Miele Man

Sounds like either an improperly adjusted high...

Sounds like either an improperly adjusted high limit bolt, a bent chainring or a bent tooth.

Cheers
07-01-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,887
Posted By Miele Man

You've got a far greater chance of being doored...

You've got a far greater chance of being doored in a door zone than you have of being hit whilst riding in a lane of traffic.

Cheers
07-01-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 297,470
Posted By Miele Man

Or use a velcro strap from a mini-pump mount, or...

Or use a velcro strap from a mini-pump mount, or a cut-down toe-strap.

Cheers
07-01-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 297,470
Posted By Miele Man

MUP = Multi Use Path. Cheers

MUP = Multi Use Path.

Cheers
07-01-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 297,470
Posted By Miele Man

And that's about what most bicycle helmets are...

And that's about what most bicycle helmets are designed for. Standards for bicycle helmets and what they are designed for are far lower than most bicyclists think.

I figure that a helmet even with...
07-01-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 804
Posted By Miele Man

On a Tour de Grand ride a few years ago my bike...

On a Tour de Grand ride a few years ago my bike with Schwalbe CX Pro 30 mm tires with knobs outcoasted many many bikes shod with narrower smooth road tires. I was in a more aero positing and had my...
07-01-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,859
Posted By Miele Man

What system do riders like Danny MacAskill use?...

What system do riders like Danny MacAskill use? Doesn't look like he uses clipless pedals. Yet he rides some pretty rough stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNfXtnau0r0
...
07-01-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,938
Posted By Miele Man

Take down the negative review, get your refund,...

Take down the negative review, get your refund, then repost the negative review including the 'ransom' demand?

Cheers
07-01-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 980
Posted By Miele Man

Can you post another image taken from the rear of...

Can you post another image taken from the rear of the bike and looking towards the front? The one you posted earlier is too small to make out details.

Cheers
06-30-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 980
Posted By Miele Man

Have you got the cble secured the proper way in...

Have you got the cble secured the proper way in the derailleur cable anchor bolt?

Cheers
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,731
Posted By Miele Man

Bueno. Danke. Gracias. Cheers

Bueno. Danke. Gracias.

Cheers
06-30-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,887
Posted By Miele Man

BUT... If a motorist does open their traffic side...

BUT... If a motorist does open their traffic side door and it hits a bicyclist then that bicyclist is most likely going down into the traffic lane or is knocked into t he traffic lane. If the...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,731
Posted By Miele Man

Does that work with STI or Ergo brake/shifter...

Does that work with STI or Ergo brake/shifter levers?

Cheers
06-30-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By Miele Man

Having the handelbar bag behind the saddle...

Having the handelbar bag behind the saddle doesn't affect the steering if it's heavily loaded and also leaves space on the handlebar for my center mounted water bottle. Not my bike.
...
06-30-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By Miele Man

Be aware that some Suntour Accushift freewheels...

Be aware that some Suntour Accushift freewheels had cogs of different spacing between cogs. Your best bet is to buy from Ebay or somewhere else online a Suntour freewheel of the same model # as the...
06-30-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 268
Posted By Miele Man

See: Bowden cable ...

See: Bowden cable
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowden_cable#:~:text=A%20Bowden%20cable%20(%2F%CB%88b,a%20hollow%20outer%20cable%20housing.

Cheers
06-30-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,786
Views: 242,010
Posted By Miele Man

Glad that you found my difficulties amusing. We...

Glad that you found my difficulties amusing. We can all use a chuckle in these trying times.

Cheers
06-30-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,887
Posted By Miele Man

With many parked or stopped vehicles it's nearly...

With many parked or stopped vehicles it's nearly impossible to see if anyone is in the driver's seat. That can be the case if the driver is short and is hidden by the headrest or if the rear window...
06-30-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 427
Posted By Miele Man

Journey Across a Continent by David Gidmark...

Journey Across a Continent by David Gidmark chronicles his cross Canada ride in the 1970s. Out of print but still available via the internet.

Cheers
06-30-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By Miele Man

Sometimes I want to carry a pair of bicycling...

Sometimes I want to carry a pair of bicycling tights after it warms up and I don't need them on me. Plus a pair of arm warmers and a lightweight jacket shell. I rigged up a handlebar bag mount that...
06-30-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 542
Posted By Miele Man

Sometimes you get a thorn or a thin piece of wire...

Sometimes you get a thorn or a thin piece of wire that ONLY goes through the tire when weight is on the wheels. In such a case it can be quite hard to find the item that's causing the flats. I take...
06-30-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2,786
Views: 242,010
Posted By Miele Man

Bought a Triomphe headset on Ebay today. All is...

Bought a Triomphe headset on Ebay today. All is good.

Thanks and cheers
06-29-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2,786
Views: 242,010
Posted By Miele Man

I need a 1" fork crown race that's a narrower...

I need a 1" fork crown race that's a narrower diameter than most. I fixed up a Fiori Venezia that had a Campagnolo Triomphe groupset on it.

I stripped the Fiori Venezia of all the Triomphe...
06-29-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 483
Posted By Miele Man

You want the change from the bottom of that...

You want the change from the bottom of that gouge/scratch to the top surface of the item to be as gradual as you can make it. It'll be less noticeable as well as stronger that way too.

Cheers
06-29-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,278
Posted By Miele Man

I once built a Bianchi frame up with Campagnolo...

I once built a Bianchi frame up with Campagnolo components even though the frame was a couple of inches too small. I did it so that I could more easily carry the bike up to my walkup apartment....
06-29-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 483
Posted By Miele Man

I'd call that a gouge rather than a scratch. To...

I'd call that a gouge rather than a scratch. To use that unit, I'd definitely sand/file/grind it out so that it has a gradual taper to the main part of the unit. Take a piece of wood about the same...
06-29-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 366
Posted By Miele Man

I just rebuilt a Fiori Venezia nd could not put...

I just rebuilt a Fiori Venezia nd could not put 30mm tires on it. Some bikes will only take a maximum of 25mm tires.

I have smooth tread 1.5" tires on a 26" wheels MTB dropbar conversion and t hat...
06-29-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By Miele Man

PowerAde bottles well rinsed out after using the...

PowerAde bottles well rinsed out after using the original contents are great water bottles.

Cheers
06-29-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,556
Posted By Miele Man

Yes these forums are fantastic when members...

Yes these forums are fantastic when members aren't putting each other down or sniping at each other. If they want to do either they should do it by email or private message so the rest of us don't...
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,731
Posted By Miele Man

I don't think the colour of a bicycle matters...

I don't think the colour of a bicycle matters much if a vehicle is approaching from behind or from ahead. The bike is so narrow that it's quite hard to see the bike anyway. Bright clothing might...
06-29-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2,786
Views: 242,010
Posted By Miele Man

Thanks. I removed the 105 type from my request....

Thanks. I removed the 105 type from my request. Not having much luck with these. The fellow I bought the bike from couldn't find the N600 pedals that belonged to it and the fellow I bought the...
06-28-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 309
Posted By Miele Man

On the chainstay U-brake mount, is there more...

On the chainstay U-brake mount, is there more than one hole that the spring can fit into? No?

Is there a bolt on the side of one of the caliper arms? If yes, then turn that bolt in or out to...
06-28-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2,786
Views: 242,010
Posted By Miele Man

I need N600 pedal toe-clip plates. I got a...

I need N600 pedal toe-clip plates.

I got a pair of toe-clips from another forums member for my Shimano N600 pedals. Unfortunately I don't have the cleat plates that go on top of the toe-clips. I...
06-28-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By Miele Man

Just a caution, but some of the posts in this ...

Just a caution, but some of the posts in this thread, the ones with name calling are in violation of the Forum rules.
"Harassment
Harassment occurs when a member insults, attacks, and denigrates...
06-28-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,866
Posted By Miele Man

And that's not mention finding someone capable of...

And that's not mention finding someone capable of doing it without overheating or melting the frame.

Cheers
06-28-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,413
Posted By Miele Man

And get doored by a passenger opening the...

And get doored by a passenger opening the passenger side door because they don't expect a bicyclist to be coming along.

Cheers
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