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03-30-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 116
Posted By Miele Man

Sometimes adding a liquid soap/water mix to the...

Sometimes adding a liquid soap/water mix to the tire beads will help a lot for the tire to seat fully and properly.

Cheers
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 470
Posted By Miele Man

For KC8QVO...

For KC8QVO (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/kc8qvo-337166.html) in response to a question posed in Post #18 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=18) .

I usully just...
03-30-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By Miele Man

Shimano UN26 Cartridge BB assembled wrong?

I have this Shimano square taper UN26 cartridge bottom bracket that I think might have been assembled wrong.

It's the drive side part that has me thinking that. The flats of the square taper end...
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 470
Posted By Miele Man

For times when i know for certain that I'll be...

For times when i know for certain that I'll be stealth camping or going on a short tour in an area where campsites will have lots of trees, I use and old 2-man pup-tent. I pitch it by tying one end...
03-30-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,164
Posted By Miele Man

So true about the police. I had a pair of...

So true about the police. I had a pair of sunglasses with my take-a-look mirror fall off my bike here in the parking lot. A tenant walking by grabbed them. Wouldn't give them back so I called the...
03-30-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By Miele Man

Thanks. However I DID use Bianchi in post. In...

Thanks. However I DID use Bianchi in post. In fact Bianchi Celeste occurred twice in that post. LOL VBEG

I know that Bianchi had a lot of different bikes in colours other than Celelste but if I...
03-30-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By Miele Man

Is there a bicycle co-op near you? If so and when...

Is there a bicycle co-op near you? If so and when they open after this COVID-19 thing is under control, you might get lucky and find another right side crankarm there.

Cheers
03-30-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,102
Posted By Miele Man

I've been able to stop on a steep downhill...

I've been able to stop on a steep downhill without a problem when riding my vintage bicycle with Dura Ace AX brake sets, or when riding my bicycle that has the pre-index Shimano New 600EX brakeset.
...
03-30-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By Miele Man

What CELESTE frames had a Triomphe Groupset?

I don't know t he age of my Campagnolo Triomphe components that are on a frame a bit too big for me to comfortably reach the shifters on t he downtube.

So, during this time of staying mostly home...
03-30-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,017
Posted By Miele Man

Maybe so. However some department store bikes run...

Maybe so. However some department store bikes run a remarkably short time before needing something expensive replaced because it can't be repaired. A number of years ago my mother bought me a Sears...
03-30-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By Miele Man

Could it be that the Amazon site knows the vendor...

Could it be that the Amazon site knows the vendor has sold old, and are looking to make a profit on that? Sort of like scalpers and tickets?

Cheers
03-30-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,079
Posted By Miele Man

Stress reduces the immune system. I think that...

Stress reduces the immune system. I think that especialy at this time but at any time it helps to remember a few lines from the Serenity Prayer. (NOT getting into religion here!)

"God, grant me...
03-30-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 410
Posted By Miele Man

Voice-activated walkie-talkies or radios are your...

Voice-activated walkie-talkies or radios are your friend for times like these.

I used to use a pair on rides. Lead rider had one as did the sweep rider. Great to be able to inform the leader of...
03-30-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,017
Posted By Miele Man

Scavenging a used bicycle is where a rear rack on...

Scavenging a used bicycle is where a rear rack on your bike and a pair of toe-straps and a pair of 48" Coghlan's Arno straps in your seat bag come in might handy. Then if you come across a nice bike...
03-29-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 272
Posted By Miele Man

Do you have a link to those long reach Triomphe...

Do you have a link to those long reach Triomphe brake caliper arms?

CHeers
03-29-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 54,829
Views: 7,789,484
Posted By Miele Man

Egads! if that were near me or if shipping to...

Egads! if that were near me or if shipping to Canada wasn't so expensive I'd get someone to facilitate that for me.

Cheers
03-29-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,378
Posted By Miele Man

You should move this query to Classic and Vintage...

You should move this query to Classic and Vintage as there are more denizens of that forum than here..

Cheers
03-29-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14,913
Views: 1,481,603
Posted By Miele Man

I rode up to a Canadian tire store today to get a...

I rode up to a Canadian tire store today to get a cheap pair of V-brake levers (straight bar type) and a chain for a bike I'm building to give to a guy I know. Got a coffee after at a Tim Horton's...
03-29-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,378
Posted By Miele Man

Not to the best of my knowledge. 3 bottle mounts?...

Not to the best of my knowledge. 3 bottle mounts? As far as I know not even the Turista had three bottle mounts. It sounds to me as if you have a MIELE FRANKENBIKE and that the previous owner might...
03-29-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Miele Man

Look at the brake shoes to see if 1. any metal...

Look at the brake shoes to see if 1. any metal bits are embedded in them and 2. make sure the brake pads aren't worn to the point wherethe metal holding them is hitting the rim.

Cheers
03-29-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 295
Posted By Miele Man

Back in the mid-1980's I snapped the rear bolted...

Back in the mid-1980's I snapped the rear bolted on axle of my 21-speed Bianchi MTB as I was riding up a paved road out of a valley. When I got to the top I wiggled the wheel and though perhaps the...
03-29-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 769
Posted By Miele Man

Unlike bacteria the COVID-19 virus is NOT a...

Unlike bacteria the COVID-19 virus is NOT a living organism.

The information is from John Hopkins Hospital and hopefully will be if
interest.
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03-29-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 405
Posted By Miele Man

That's funny because none of it I've used to...

That's funny because none of it I've used to protect parts or paint on any of my bikes does either.

Cheers
03-29-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 405
Posted By Miele Man

No, I'm saying that the OP asked for methods to...

No, I'm saying that the OP asked for methods to protect his bicycle paint from metal clamps and that I gave him that information. Apparently he sees a need for something and that you do not. That's...
03-29-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 405
Posted By Miele Man

The OP asked for ways to protect the paint from...

The OP asked for ways to protect the paint from metal clamps.

Cheers
03-29-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 272
Posted By Miele Man

Aren't the short reach and the long reach caliper...

Aren't the short reach and the long reach caliper arms the same shape where they attach to the center pivot bolt? I think that the only difference between them would be the length of the caliper...
03-29-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 405
Posted By Miele Man

How about putting a thin layer of silicone under...

How about putting a thin layer of silicone under each clamp? I've done that with front derailleurs.

Cheers
03-29-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By Miele Man

Andy. Is that a custom built mirror? If not, what...

Andy. Is that a custom built mirror? If not, what make is it and how is it mounted to the brake lever?

Thanks and cheers
03-29-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 295
Posted By Miele Man

You should also consider what could happen if a...

You should also consider what could happen if a straightened front axle breaks whilst you're riding in traffic or at any speed. Things that are okay on the rear wheel in case of a failure may not be...
03-29-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By Miele Man

Are those tires perhaps 27" instead of 700C? ...

Are those tires perhaps 27" instead of 700C?

Cheers
03-29-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,017
Posted By Miele Man

So many things made today (and for many decades...

So many things made today (and for many decades in the past) are designed to be thrown away rather than repaired. Heck, some things like certain jeans are designed and sold pre-ripped to the point...
03-28-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 963
Posted By Miele Man

If I were gong to ride in any sort of group I'd...

If I were gong to ride in any sort of group I'd wear my NBC gas mask. You really can't be too safe when even the experts can't agree on exactly how dangerous this COVID-19 virus is.

Cheers
03-27-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,891
Posted By Miele Man

How about this for bicycle camping? ...

How about this for bicycle camping?

https://newatlas.com/midget-bushtrekka-bicycile-trailer/22167/
...
03-27-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,017
Posted By Miele Man

In the mid-1980s I worked at Canadian Tire a...

In the mid-1980s I worked at Canadian Tire a large Canadian department store that sold a what was supposed to be mountain bike. It actually had cantilever brakes on it at a time when most department...
03-27-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,079
Posted By Miele Man

That reminds me of a joke about two car drivers. ...

That reminds me of a joke about two car drivers.

One driver is driving a car with a passenger in it. He's driving at a good speed and comes to a red light and blows right through it.

Passenger...
03-27-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 33,257
Posted By Miele Man

Uh, there's no chainstay mounted U-brake on the...

Uh, there's no chainstay mounted U-brake on the dual downtube bottle mount Diamond Back. What looks like a U-brake is actually a shadow cast on the tire. LOL
...
03-27-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,079
Posted By Miele Man

"the only winning move is to not play the game"....

"the only winning move is to not play the game". Joshua 'Wargames'.

I used to get upset with certain behaviours that people exhibited as I rode my bicycle. Now I just ignore them and think that...
03-27-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Miele Man

Yes. Trying to get a 27.2 seatpost into a 26.8...

Yes. Trying to get a 27.2 seatpost into a 26.8 seattube is a VERY bad move. If you ream out the seattube so that the 27.2 seatpost fits, you've seriously weakened the seattube.

Cheers
03-26-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 644
Posted By Miele Man

I don't know about the bike but I do suggest you...

I don't know about the bike but I do suggest you get a proper seat binder bolt as the one on there could give you a really nasty scratch or cut.

With those Campagnolo components you got a really...
03-26-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,017
Posted By Miele Man

A lot of people also choose Department Store...

A lot of people also choose Department Store bikes if those people are low on finances, or is they are buying bikes for more than one family member at the same time. Other people who need/want a bike...
03-26-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By Miele Man

I can remember when the suggested handlebar width...

I can remember when the suggested handlebar width was the same width as the distance of your shoulder bones. That was back in the days of KOPS. Is that handlebar width still used?

I also remember...
03-26-20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 17,121
Posted By Miele Man

A few points I saw today at: ...

A few points I saw today at:

https://www.hss.gov.nt.ca/en/services/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/about-covid-19#what-is-community-spread-How long does COVID-19 stay alive and infectious on...
03-25-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By Miele Man

I'd far rather have something with front and rear...

I'd far rather have something with front and rear BRAKES. I don't like any breaks on my bicycle or components. LOL

Cheers
03-25-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,017
Posted By Miele Man

Back in the mid-1980s I worked at the main...

Back in the mid-1980s I worked at the main Canadian Tire store in Toronto Canada. At that time they had a lifetime warranty of frames and forks. We got a LOT of returns of MTBs because people tried...
03-24-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 825
Posted By Miele Man

My panniers have a 54 liters capacity. They have...

My panniers have a 54 liters capacity. They have a tall rear pocket, a zip-closure outside pocket and a mesh outside pocket. There's also another pocket on the top flap of the pannier and yet another...
03-24-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,574
Posted By Miele Man

I rode to the grocery store today. It was...

I rode to the grocery store today. It was business as usual it seemed both on the road and in the store. I wore my respirator inside the store. I wasn't about to take any chances with someone being a...
03-24-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By Miele Man

Watch out for longitudinal gaps in pavement, and...

Watch out for longitudinal gaps in pavement, and also watch out for trolley tracks. Either can taco/buckle/potato-chip a wheel if the wheel gets caught in them.

Oh, a really worn brake track on a...
03-24-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 546
Posted By Miele Man

So true. The 105 plastic or resin toe-clips...

So true. The 105 plastic or resin toe-clips seemed to crystalize and then break. I use the 600 or Dura Ace ones on my 105 pedals. I was lucky to get some of those metal toe-clips for the triangular...
03-24-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By Miele Man

The OP didn't seem to be confused UNTIL someone...

The OP didn't seem to be confused UNTIL someone else mentioned the fractional size of 26" wheels and tires.

Sometimes a post that's intended to be helpful can cause confusion instead.

Cheers
Forum: Touring
03-24-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,944
Posted By Miele Man

The thing is that nowadays there are so many...

The thing is that nowadays there are so many places that have total open flame fire bans. For many people, a campfire and camping are the main reasons to be out touring in the first place.

I...
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