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04-11-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
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...
12-13-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,838
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
12-12-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,201
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, 03:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,838
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: 32,577
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
11-30-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 735
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...
11-24-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 28,745
Posted By Miele Man

With an equally impressive price tag. LOL ...

With an equally impressive price tag. LOL

Cheers
11-24-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,146
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...
11-21-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 44,046
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.

...
11-18-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,229
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.
...
11-07-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By Miele Man

It's amazing what some people will try on a...

It's amazing what some people will try on a bicycle. I was helping a guy fix a bike and noticed that somehow he'd managed to thread a right pedal onto a left crankarm. When I asked him if he noticed...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,184
Posted By Miele Man

This isn't a pannier. BUT... It didn't affect the...

This isn't a pannier. BUT... It didn't affect the handling of the bicycle. 700C x 30mm Schalbe CX Pro cyclo-cross tires.
...
11-01-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 736
Posted By Miele Man

There's an entire thread on such bicycles. LOTS...

There's an entire thread on such bicycles. LOTS of similar conversions. Thread started in 2012 and now has 6,931 posts in it. Enjoy.
...
10-27-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,818
Posted By Miele Man

Yes, I mean a lockring from a square taper bottom...

Yes, I mean a lockring from a square taper bottom bracket adjustable cup. However, in your case it might not work if the internal diameter of the 11 teeth cog is smaller than that of a 14 teeth cog....
10-26-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,818
Posted By Miele Man

I don't know if your 11 teeth cog has a smaller...

I don't know if your 11 teeth cog has a smaller internal diameter than a 14 teeth cog does; but if it doesn't then you can use an adjustable cup lockring instead of the cog to hold everything...
10-14-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 950
Posted By Miele Man

If the transmitter and the receiver are too far...

If the transmitter and the receiver are too far apart you can get some strange behaviour such as going 200 kph us a steep hill. LOL

Cheers
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,276
Posted By Miele Man

I use a rainfly from a bigger tent when needed as...

I use a rainfly from a bigger tent when needed as it covers more and protudes past the entrance and can be used as a vestibule. I like comfort when camping and on a rainy day I can sit and read in...
10-14-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 90,233
Posted By Miele Man

Just finished converting this Velo Sport to a...

Just finished converting this Velo Sport to a single speed. Left on the Adamas AX brake calipers but took all t he other Adamas AX stuff off except for the wheels and hubs.
...
10-14-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 908
Posted By Miele Man

There's a boardwalk in our region and that...

There's a boardwalk in our region and that boardwalk runs over a marsh. It's canted quite a bit to one side and in the morning when the dew is on the pressure treated lumber surface it's like trying...
10-04-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,965
Views: 212,071
Posted By Miele Man

Reading the Bike Forums Updates that still come...

Reading the Bike Forums Updates that still come into my email inbox.

Cheers
09-22-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,680
Posted By Miele Man

Even if the WalMart bike was decent, the assembly...

Even if the WalMart bike was decent, the assembly of it by WalMart would be iffy t the least if not downright dangerous.

Cheers
09-20-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,112
Posted By Miele Man

I've brought home a lot of different odd items on...

I've brought home a lot of different odd items on my bicycle.

I guess a large rock was one of the odder things. I also brought home a recliner/rocker a few years ago.

Recently I brought home a...
Forum: Touring
09-09-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,779
Posted By Miele Man

What kind of weight are you carrying? How bulky...

What kind of weight are you carrying? How bulky is your gear when on the bike? Riding on paved roads, dirt roads or off-road, or trails? How many hills and how steep? How long do you plan to ride per...
09-05-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,753
Posted By Miele Man

"Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades." Eddy...

"Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades." Eddy Merckx.

Cheers
09-04-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By Miele Man

Nice bike! I think that perfected index...

Nice bike!

I think that perfected index shifting is one of the biggest advances in bicycling. I too like it when I can use a shift lever in friction mode if needed. That can happen if the bike...
09-04-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By Miele Man

There should be a barrel adjuster and spring on...

There should be a barrel adjuster and spring on the rear derailleur where the housing ends. Make sure your housing is SIS and not spiral wound. You turn that barrel adjuster just like you would one...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,240
Posted By Miele Man

No problem. To paraphrase the Kingston...

No problem.

To paraphrase the Kingston Trio's Coplas Revisited song and apply it to bicyclists.

1st guy: " The National Safety Councils advise us not to drink and ride!"

2nd guy: "No. Why...
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,836
Posted By Miele Man

37 pounds of gear is what my average...

37 pounds of gear is what my average logging/mining road road completely self-support trips in Norther Ontario, Canada uses. that includes my food, cooking gear, stove, two fuel bottles of white gas,...
09-03-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,315
Posted By Miele Man

I like BioPace on hills. Sheldon Brown liked...

I like BioPace on hills. Sheldon Brown liked BioPace too.

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

"Biopace is a patented non-round chainwheel design made and licensed by Shimano...
09-03-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,220
Posted By Miele Man

I build 1/35 scale static plastic tanks. I use...

I build 1/35 scale static plastic tanks. I use the bicycle to go to the hobby shop to get supplies and/or kits.

It''s now 30 kilometres each way since the hobby shop moved.

Cheers
09-01-20, 02:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 828
Posted By Miele Man

I've used toe-clips and straps for decades...

I've used toe-clips and straps for decades without problems. Even with cleats I've only fallen over once. That was when I first used toe-straps and cleats and forgot to loosen the strap BEFORE...
09-01-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,100
Posted By Miele Man

I do all my own maintenance and repairs. I have...

I do all my own maintenance and repairs. I have most of the tools I need/want and it saves a lot of time going to the LBS, waiting until the repair is done (sometimes that can be days) and the cost....
08-29-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,400
Posted By Miele Man

I converted many bicycles to single-speed ones. ...

I converted many bicycles to single-speed ones.

I would not get a bike shop to do it because labour would be a lot.

I had parts on hand and thus the cost to me was either zero or very low.
...
Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,589
Posted By Miele Man

I still think that the two terms are used to...

I still think that the two terms are used to differentiate between two different types of bicycle touring. Touring is used more for open spaces with racks and panniers and bikepacking is used more...
Forum: Touring
08-27-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,589
Posted By Miele Man

Because back when bicycles were first use people...

Because back when bicycles were first use people said they went touring with their bicycle. Touring is associated with side mounted panniers and bike packing doesn't use those so as to make the...
08-27-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,412
Posted By Miele Man

The thing that made SunTour bar end shifters...

The thing that made SunTour bar end shifters superior is that they were ratchet shifters unlike Campagnolo or Shimano of the same era. Thus the SunTour shifters were a fair bit easier to shift with....
08-27-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,689
Posted By Miele Man

As a life-long bicyclist with over 60 years of...

As a life-long bicyclist with over 60 years of bicycling experience, I'll say I'm NOT a fan of MOST bicycle lanes. Far too many of them are simple painted stripes that put the bicyclist right in the...
08-26-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,306
Posted By Miele Man

I have a Tange Infinity frame that I coldset back...

I have a Tange Infinity frame that I coldset back in 2001 because I wanted to put Veloce 9-speed groupset on it. I realigned the dropouts at the same time. It's still riding fine.

I have a Tange 5...
08-26-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Miele Man

Can you or a shoe repair person make an insert to...

Can you or a shoe repair person make an insert to go into that cavity? I'm thinking a piece of old stiff leather sole would work.

Cheers
08-26-20, 03:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,440
Posted By Miele Man

Make sure that the minimum insertion mark is...

Make sure that the minimum insertion mark is BELOW THE TOPTUBE. Otherwise you can snap of the portion of the seat tube that's above the toptube. I saw a bike frame that had that happen.

Cheers
08-26-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,303
Posted By Miele Man

I use a pocket camera a lot. It fits inside my...

I use a pocket camera a lot. It fits inside my jersey's right rear pocket and can be taken out, turned on and an image taken without looking into the viewfinder all the while using just one hand....
08-26-20, 02:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,105
Posted By Miele Man

I often use a couple of stainless steel Thermoses...

I often use a couple of stainless steel Thermoses to keep my water cold on hot humid days when I'm riding for a long time. I use two of them on the frame plus a plastic water bottle on the handlebar....
08-23-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,632
Posted By Miele Man

I have an old Miele Uno LS frameset that I really...

I have an old Miele Uno LS frameset that I really like. I like it so much that I took it to a custom frame/bike builder and had braze-ons for cantilever brakes, brake brake housing stop, rear rack...
08-20-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,491
Posted By Miele Man

I recommend eye protection on any ride. Back...

I recommend eye protection on any ride. Back around 1986 or 1987 I was riding very fast across a high level bridge when a big bug hit my sunglasses with such force that it cracked my lens. Had I not...
08-17-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,730
Posted By Miele Man

The crooked left arm was used because no one had...

The crooked left arm was used because no one had a right arm long enough to reach from the driver's seat to the and through the passenger window. LOL

Now, bicyclists are allowed in many areas to...
08-14-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,337
Posted By Miele Man

A randyjawa dump find that he sold to me is this...

A randyjawa dump find that he sold to me is this lovely Brooks Competition leather saddle.

I emailed Brooks about it and they replied that it was made between January and May in 1960. They also...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 03:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By Miele Man

When I was using a regular bicycle computer and...

When I was using a regular bicycle computer and wanted the most accurate measurement of distance I could get, I'd get on the bike with the load I intended to carry and then roll forward whilst a...
08-10-20, 03:03 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 32,577
Posted By Miele Man

Here are some in my opinion better deals on Miele...

Here are some in my opinion better deals on Miele bicycles.

Vintage Miele Adult Road Bike 24.5"/62cm Extra Large Frame Just tuned up with a brand new derailleur, and fresh tape on the handlebars....
08-10-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 14,233
Views: 3,144,135
Posted By Miele Man

Stick narrow slick tires on that and dropbar with...

Stick narrow slick tires on that and dropbar with either Brifters or Ergo levers and you'd have a fantastic touring bike. I had a Bianchi MTB with very similar geometry and mounted an extra water...
08-10-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By Miele Man

If they can't program an AV to not hit...

If they can't program an AV to not hit pedestrians, they should perhaps consider and improve on this. Just make it deploy automatically.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFuW_sfaPk0

Cheers
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