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10-14-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,039
Posted By Miele Man

I've enjoyed AMERICAN FLYERS a number of times. ...

I've enjoyed AMERICAN FLYERS a number of times.

I've often wondered, 1. How Eddie got Davey's shoe out of the pedals and 2. how Davey was able to pedal without the shoe on a quill pedal.

I...
10-14-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By Miele Man

I most sincerely hope he makes a full recovery. ...

I most sincerely hope he makes a full recovery.

Cheers
10-14-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,800
Posted By Miele Man

I like BioPace. So did Sheldon Brown. ...

I like BioPace. So did Sheldon Brown.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/biopace.html

Cheers
Forum: Touring
10-12-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 547
Posted By Miele Man

What photo? LOL Cheers

What photo? LOL

Cheers
10-12-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 295
Posted By Miele Man

You can remove that spacer and bolt but be aware...

You can remove that spacer and bolt but be aware that doing so will cause the derailleur to come off anytime you remove the wheel.

Cheers
10-12-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By Miele Man

When I buy new pedals and they are stiff or...

When I buy new pedals and they are stiff or overly stiff to what feel I like, then I open them up, check the grease and adjust the cones so that the pedals turn smoothly. overly stiff pedals can be...
10-11-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,779
Posted By Miele Man

I had a Norwegian Forrest Cat that loved going...

I had a Norwegian Forrest Cat that loved going for bicycle rides. I'd stick him in the front of a lightweight jacket zip the jacket up and away we'd go. Once riding I'd unzip the jacket a bit and...
10-10-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 120,736
Posted By Miele Man

Here's my RockHopper literally saved from the...

Here's my RockHopper literally saved from the dump. Guy had it locket to an old metal shelving unit at the curb next to my BinL's place. I asked the guy if the bike was out for garbage. He said yes....
10-07-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,761
Posted By Miele Man

I really like my Canon PowerShot SX120 IS. The IS...

I really like my Canon PowerShot SX120 IS. The IS stands for Image Stabilization. I can carry the camera in my right jersey pocket, pull it out whilst riding, power it up, take an image or video,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,679
Posted By Miele Man

The so called dork disc is like an insurance...

The so called dork disc is like an insurance policy = you hope you never need t but if you do you're really glad you had it. If a chain for whatever reason goes past the largest cog then a "dork...
09-30-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,762
Posted By Miele Man

That's where you're wrong. At night a bicyclist...

That's where you're wrong. At night a bicyclist is required by LAW to have either a rear red reflector or a rear red light. Also, either must be unobscured and visible. Thus if the reflector or light...
09-30-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,606
Posted By Miele Man

I can understand that. What irks me is when the...

I can understand that. What irks me is when the flexileash is completely across the trail and the dog can NOT be seen by the approaching bicyclist and the darn leash is so thin as to be invisible and...
09-29-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,606
Posted By Miele Man

We need a lightweight but effective...

We need a lightweight but effective wire/flexileash cutter mounted to the front of our bikes like they did during WW2 on some motorcycles and/or jeeps so the rider/driver wouldn't be clotheslined. ...
Replies: 54
Views: 2,757
Posted By Miele Man

Had that happen to me once. I had an appointment...

Had that happen to me once. I had an appointment set up to buy a bike and had arranged a car ride to get it and had confirmed that we'd be there at the agreed upon time. I told the seller i was...
09-29-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,642
Posted By Miele Man

And yet another Zombie thread gets reborn by a...

And yet another Zombie thread gets reborn by a Newbie. This one languished for NINE YEARS before being resurrected. LOL

Cheers
09-29-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,352
Posted By Miele Man

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09-29-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,762
Posted By Miele Man

BUT, by LAW a bicycle is required to have a red...

BUT, by LAW a bicycle is required to have a red rear reflector or a red rear light. A pedestrian is NOT required by LAW to have either. That's the difference in your argument.

Cheers
09-27-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 665
Posted By Miele Man

I use them for building new wheels or if I'm...

I use them for building new wheels or if I'm rebuilding a wheel. Having the nipple driver disengage from the spoke after 4 turns or 8 turns or how many turns thetool is made for means I DON'T have to...
09-26-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Miele Man

IF you do get the cables loose enough to start...

IF you do get the cables loose enough to start pulling them through the cable housing, make SURE the cable ends are not frayed. If they are you most likely will NOT be able to get them back into the...
09-26-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By Miele Man

Do you drive? I'm not all that far from Toronto...

Do you drive? I'm not all that far from Toronto and I had a fellow a few years ago come up from Longbranch in the west side of Toronto and we overhauled his Steve Bauer bike to almost new condition....
09-26-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 665
Posted By Miele Man

Correct. It sure makes getting the spokes into...

Correct. It sure makes getting the spokes into the wheel and up to first tension really easy.

Cheers
09-26-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 665
Posted By Miele Man

I just quickly made a screwdriver/nipple driver...

I just quickly made a screwdriver/nipple driver because I'm not at home.

Here it is with a spoke nipple and a spoke
...
09-26-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 665
Posted By Miele Man

As I said in my post. I filed each side of the...

As I said in my post. I filed each side of the screwdriver blade until there was only a thin/narrow bit left that was small enough to fit inside the spoke nipple. The I filed that thin section until...
09-26-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 665
Posted By Miele Man

Practice makes rear wheel changes easier. LOL You...

Practice makes rear wheel changes easier. LOL You need Rae Don Chong to change wheels for you. In AMERICAN FLYERS she changed a rear wheel in something like ten seconds!
...
09-26-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 665
Posted By Miele Man

I went to a dollar store and bought a few cheap...

I went to a dollar store and bought a few cheap screwdrivers that I then filed down until the thing tip fitted into the hole in a spoke nipple. One screwdriver/nipple driver was filed so that it...
09-26-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,762
Posted By Miele Man

I don't know of ANY jurisdictions in either...

I don't know of ANY jurisdictions in either Canada or the United States where a pedestrian is required by LAW to have either a red reflector or a red light (visible from a certain distance) on them....
09-26-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,526
Posted By Miele Man

By NOT riding in the door zone you avoid most...

By NOT riding in the door zone you avoid most obstacles that'd prevent you from leaving the door zone. If a person insists in riding in the door zone then they should ride SLOW enough that they can...
09-26-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,762
Posted By Miele Man

What would people be saying if the officer had...

What would people be saying if the officer had noticed the reflector was NOT visible from behind, never said anything, and then the bicyclist was struck from behind? Would people be on the officer's...
09-26-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 708
Posted By Miele Man

What happens if you stop for a bathroom break at...

What happens if you stop for a bathroom break at a gas station or if you stop for a coffee?

Cheers
Replies: 54
Views: 2,757
Posted By Miele Man

Probably above the originally asked price from...

Probably above the originally asked price from earlier in the day.

Cheers
09-25-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,349
Posted By Miele Man

IIRC, you can still bicycle on Hwy.11 once you...

IIRC, you can still bicycle on Hwy.11 once you get through Barrie.

Cheers
09-25-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 585
Posted By Miele Man

I don't think it was the Vittoria Zaffiro tires...

I don't think it was the Vittoria Zaffiro tires that was the problem. I think it was those Matrix rims. I seem to remember although I could be wrong that I had other tires that were also very hard to...
09-24-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 537
Posted By Miele Man

I remember that the white 1980s Era Medalist...

I remember that the white 1980s Era Medalist bicycle came with a suede-like saddle and brown handlebar tape. It was a steel frame that rode really well. For its price at the time I thought and think...
09-24-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 537
Posted By Miele Man

I wonder how old it is before it's vintage to...

I wonder how old it is before it's vintage to you? I worked at Canadian Tire at Yonge and Dupont in the 1980s. The ONLY decent road bike they sold then was the white medalist with the alloy rims,...
09-24-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 665
Posted By Miele Man

I'd try the spare wheel. If you get chain skip...

I'd try the spare wheel. If you get chain skip you could then either change the freewheels or get a new chain. I'd be inclined to change the freewheels if the chain skipped since you know the one...
09-24-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By Miele Man

That is "a scathingly brilliant idea!"* with the...

That is "a scathingly brilliant idea!"* with the stowed bags.

Cheers

* Hayley Mills in THE TROUBLE WITH ANGELS
09-24-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,526
Posted By Miele Man

CRIKEY! Looking at that second video makes me...

CRIKEY! Looking at that second video makes me shudder. Talk about an accident waiting to happen! Besides which, in parts of the video the dog is running BEHIND you where you can't see it....
09-24-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,762
Posted By Miele Man

I think it was nice of the officer to stop the...

I think it was nice of the officer to stop the guy to tell him he was not visible to others. If that was the reason for the stop. Here too in Ontario, Canada you are required by Law to have a VISIBLE...
09-24-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,349
Posted By Miele Man

I don't know about the USA but here in the region...

I don't know about the USA but here in the region of Canada I live in they are having quite the trouble getting a route for HSR into one small city. No one living in that city want any of the...
09-24-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By Miele Man

Here's the same image. I lightened the Gamma on...

Here's the same image. I lightened the Gamma on it by 190 using Irfan View.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1107x1994/2082_a1f8158deb7b7d674b01932e880e90c6c340bd8f.jpg
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09-24-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 446
Posted By Miele Man

Is your rear derailleur properly adjusted?...

Is your rear derailleur properly adjusted? Sometimes being very slightly out of adjustment isn't noticeable until a load is put on the drivetrain like when riding up a hill. Then that slight out of...
09-24-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 511
Posted By Miele Man

The braking on that bike is going to be marginal...

The braking on that bike is going to be marginal at best. I recommend new alloy rim wheels. If you don't want to spring for hem that's okay but be extremely leery about riding in the rain, or through...
09-24-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By Miele Man

Oh man but those folding wire baskets are...

Oh man but those folding wire baskets are fantastic and really handy at times. I remember getting a pair of them back in t he early 1980s and the instructions said they were designed to hold two...
09-24-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,746
Posted By Miele Man

There are certain ambient light conditions where...

There are certain ambient light conditions where a light on a bicycle in daylight is a benefit. However, there are also many instances where an average bicycle light will not make a bicyclist any...
09-24-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,746
Posted By Miele Man

I had an approaching driver make a left turn in...

I had an approaching driver make a left turn in front of me as I was riding at 40 kph (25mph) down a road with excellent sight lines. I hit the brakes hard and laid the bicycle down so I wouldn't...
09-24-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 585
Posted By Miele Man

My tires fit easily on other wheels I have. I...

My tires fit easily on other wheels I have. I also had different tires that went onto my Matrix rims without a problem. I think sometimes that overly tight tires are a combination of a slightly...
09-24-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,526
Posted By Miele Man

There is so much wrong with riding a bicycle...

There is so much wrong with riding a bicycle AGAINST traffic flow that it's be hard to tell you all of it.

#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) . Drivers are NOT...
09-24-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By Miele Man

I am near Kitchener Ontario Canada. I have...

I am near Kitchener Ontario Canada.

I have two swag lamp hooks in my ceiling. I have an either inch braided nylon cord with a loop at each end. I have a shorter cord also with a loop at each end....
09-23-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2,358
Views: 176,086
Posted By Miele Man

I was looking for an Eddy Merckx quote about...

I was looking for an Eddy Merckx quote about upgrading a bike and came across this quote by Michelle Pfeiffer.

“I relax by taking my bicycle apart and putting it back together again.” — Michelle...
09-23-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,189
Posted By Miele Man

I've been tempted at times to rig up a very sharp...

I've been tempted at times to rig up a very sharp vertical upside down 'Y' bar to the front of my bicycle with two legs at the bottom of the upside down 'Y' bent towards the bike and the legs...
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