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07-01-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6,394
Views: 550,493
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: 3,552
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: 122
Views: 2,795
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: 8
Views: 138
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: 3,552
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: 297,080
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: 297,080
Posted By Miele Man

MUP = Multi Use Path. Cheers

MUP = Multi Use Path.

Cheers
07-01-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 297,080
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: 14
Views: 440
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: 122
Views: 2,795
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
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07-01-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,446
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: 902
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: 902
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: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By Miele Man

Bueno. Danke. Gracias. Cheers

Bueno. Danke. Gracias.

Cheers
06-30-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,552
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: 68
Views: 2,438
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: 7
Views: 177
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: 11
Views: 198
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: 240
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: 2,777
Views: 240,770
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: 3,552
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: 16
Views: 332
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: 7
Views: 177
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: 493
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: 2,777
Views: 240,770
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: 2,777
Views: 240,770
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: 14
Views: 324
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: 1,139
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: 14
Views: 324
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: 330
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: 397
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: 2,426
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: 68
Views: 2,438
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: 2,777
Views: 240,770
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: 292
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: 2,777
Views: 240,770
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: 381
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: 142
Views: 8,058
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: 5,333
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
06-28-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By Miele Man

If I see a bicyclist who appears to need help,...

If I see a bicyclist who appears to need help, I'll stop and offer it. Once I rode past a guy at the side of a road who had patched a tube and put it back inside his tire. I saw him in my rear view...
06-27-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,064
Posted By Miele Man

Where are you located? i have a Suntour BL GT...

Where are you located? i have a Suntour BL GT that might be of interest to you.

Cheers
06-27-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,777
Views: 240,770
Posted By Miele Man

Looking for a LEFT Shimano 200GS thumbshifter. I...

Looking for a LEFT Shimano 200GS thumbshifter. I built a bike for a friend but the store I got the 7-speed index 200GS thumbshifters only had the right shifter so I used two of them with the one on...
06-26-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,269
Posted By Miele Man

It wasn't a bird but one time on a rail-trail I...

It wasn't a bird but one time on a rail-trail I stopped to take a rest. I put the kickstand down to support the bike and took a few steps away from the bike. A deer in a field made its way over too...
06-26-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,213
Posted By Miele Man

I was riding one of my bikes last summer when the...

I was riding one of my bikes last summer when the rear wheel went out of true. I opened up the quick-release on the rear Shimano N600 single pivot brake caliper and rode a lot slower down hills and...
06-26-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,397
Posted By Miele Man

Too be truly effective a mask must have an...

Too be truly effective a mask must have an airtight seal around the face.

Cheers
06-26-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 586
Posted By Miele Man

A bicycle co-op can be #1...

A bicycle co-op can be #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) , a great place to get some things inexpensively and #2...
06-26-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,397
Posted By Miele Man

I wonder if the mask was dampened if it'd be...

I wonder if the mask was dampened if it'd be easier to breathe through?

Are you in Calgary, Alberta?

Cheers
06-26-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,269
Posted By Miele Man

When I was in my early teens I rescued an injured...

When I was in my early teens I rescued an injured pigeon that had hardly any feathers left. Cleaned him up and raised him until he was healthy. I even had to teach him how to fly. I used to put him...
06-26-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,058
Posted By Miele Man

It used to be used as an anchor for the U.S.S....

It used to be used as an anchor for the U.S.S. Enterprise aircraft carrier. LOL

Cheers
06-26-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,058
Posted By Miele Man

Shortening chainstays on a touring bike can cause...

Shortening chainstays on a touring bike can cause pannier/heel strikes. Shortening the chainstays makes no sense to me.

YMMV

Cheers
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