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07-11-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 187
Posted By Miele Man

There's an excellent reason why bicyclist who...

There's an excellent reason why bicyclist who ride in a very unpredictable or wobbly manner are referred to as "squirrels". You never know which way they're going to go or when they're going to...
07-11-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 180
Posted By Miele Man

Also, a wet cloth wrapped around your neck, or...

Also, a wet cloth wrapped around your neck, or even on the back of your neck can work wonders in helping to cool you down. Another thing. When riding longer distances (for you) it's a great thing to...
07-11-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By Miele Man

I have a number of Silca frame pumps and I NEVER...

I have a number of Silca frame pumps and I NEVER wrestle the head off the valve stem. When I'm finished pumping I give the pump head a sharp rap with my hand to disengage the pump from the valve. Any...
07-11-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By Miele Man

I had a 50 - 34 compact double put on my 1980s...

I had a 50 - 34 compact double put on my 1980s Miele Uno LS and it worked just like a normal double except it had lower gearing now.
...
07-11-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 19,162
Views: 3,125,819
Posted By Miele Man

Where are the wheels? Cheers

Where are the wheels?

Cheers
07-11-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 604
Posted By Miele Man

The problem with helmet standards is that they...

The problem with helmet standards is that they are so low and that testing of helmets is done with a decapitated head form dropped onto an object. Impacts to the side of the helmet are not...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 763
Posted By Miele Man

I had an old MTB that would take 26" x 2.25"...

I had an old MTB that would take 26" x 2.25" knobby tires and fenders with lots of clearance. It was a great all year commuter with dropbar and interrupter/cyclo-cross brake levers. I even rode it on...
07-11-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,286
Posted By Miele Man

I have a Miyata 710 that's a tad too big for me....

I have a Miyata 710 that's a tad too big for me. Usually dismounting is no problem as I swing my leg over the saddle whilst still moving. However the other day I put on a under the saddle water...
07-11-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By Miele Man

Those just might work with hearing aids. I think...

Those just might work with hearing aids. I think I'll give them a try.

Thanks and cheers
07-11-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By Miele Man

South Central Ontario, Canada has fallen in love...

South Central Ontario, Canada has fallen in love with roundabouts and is in the process of installing them in just about any intersection previously controlled by traffic lights.

On one street in...
07-11-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By Miele Man

If your trunk bag is big enough and flexible...

If your trunk bag is big enough and flexible enough and even a bit insulated, a couple or a few small bottles of water frozen solid will keep stuff cold for some time even in heat and humidity. Wrap...
07-11-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By Miele Man

With mine YES! It's like riding in a car with the...

With mine YES! It's like riding in a car with the window just slightly down. The only way I can think of to stop that wind noises is to either have something mounted on a helmet strap and positioned...
07-11-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,631
Posted By Miele Man

Those big pedals look a lot like Shimano Adamas...

Those big pedals look a lot like Shimano Adamas pedals and they are super comfortable even with soft sole shoes. If shipping wasn't so costly I ask to have them retrieved.

I wish I could look over...
07-11-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By Miele Man

I've never noticed it but then again I haven't...

I've never noticed it but then again I haven't checked for it. Thanks though becuase now I will.

Cheers
07-11-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By Miele Man

Blood Pressure Meds & Heat Tolerance?

I'm on 8mg of Sandoz-Candesartan for high blood pressure. Lately I've notice a severe drop in my heat tolerance. I've searched online to see if there's a correlation between that drug and my...
07-10-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 563
Posted By Miele Man

Not rocket science nor do I disagree. However the...

Not rocket science nor do I disagree. However the OP may not have been aware of the need to grind down the large Hyperglide cog tab in order to fit it to a Uniglide cassette body. Heck we don't even...
07-10-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By Miele Man

That's so sad on the passing of that fellow. It's...

That's so sad on the passing of that fellow. It's also sad to think that Boulder Bicycles may fold. I got a set of medium reach Campagnolo Triomphe brake caliper arms complete with the bolt for...
07-10-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 56,937
Views: 8,197,997
Posted By Miele Man

That's N600 NOT 600 Ultegra. It doesn't even...

That's N600 NOT 600 Ultegra. It doesn't even appear to be the N600 Index components.

Cheers
07-10-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By Miele Man

Blood Pressure Meds & Heat Tolerance?

I'm on 8mg of Sandoz-Candesartan for high blood pressure. Lately I've notice a severe drop in my heat tolerance. I've searched online to see if there's a correlation between that drug and my...
07-10-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 604
Posted By Miele Man

I was going faster than 5mph when I wiped out and...

I was going faster than 5mph when I wiped out and my helmeted head actually bounced on the pavement. Another bicyclist riding a ways behind me was all ready to call 911 because he saw that bounce. He...
07-10-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 545
Posted By Miele Man

The old rule of thumb with clothing was that if...

The old rule of thumb with clothing was that if you could see through it you could get sunburn through it. Remember that a sunburn is actually a radiation burn.

I've also read that SPF 30 is the...
07-10-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 846
Posted By Miele Man

You get that run down feeling and even Geritol...

You get that run down feeling and even Geritol isn't going to help you.

It's up to the overtaking vehicle to merge and safely pass a stopped vehicle.

Cheers
07-10-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 846
Posted By Miele Man

Funny isn't that a bicycle is the only vehicle...

Funny isn't that a bicycle is the only vehicle allowed on t he road, that is not mandated by law to have a rear view mirror.


Cheers
07-10-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 846
Posted By Miele Man

In my small city if you stop your car in the...

In my small city if you stop your car in the downtown area in a no parking zone and get out of the car you'll get a ticket if the parking enforcement officer sees you. Mt BinL did that to dash into a...
07-10-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,235
Posted By Miele Man

Vetta made a lot of nice stuff. The ONLY thing I...

Vetta made a lot of nice stuff. The ONLY thing I knew of that wasn't really up to par was their version of the Blackburn low-rider front rack. the Blackburn rack had a front hoop that went to the...
07-10-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By Miele Man

I had a Cannondale MTB with the same type of rear...

I had a Cannondale MTB with the same type of rear dropout. I converted it to a dropbar bike, removed the so called safety brake levers and used the studs (after modifying them by filing flats on...
07-10-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By Miele Man

Search Ebay or Amazon for Shimano 600 BRAKE lever...

Search Ebay or Amazon for Shimano 600 BRAKE lever hoods.

Cheers
07-10-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 822
Posted By Miele Man

Back when I first got into touring the most...

Back when I first got into touring the most common set up was a regular rear rack and a regular front rack. later Jim Blackburn came out with his Low-rider rack design that was said to improve...
07-10-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 499
Posted By Miele Man

bikemig One nice thing about under the...

bikemig

One nice thing about under the chainstay mounted brakes (not that you seem to need it) is that there's nothing to snag on a pannier that's mounted far forward. Especially the old straight...
07-10-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 563
Posted By Miele Man

If he has a UNIGLIDE cassette he'll need to grind...

If he has a UNIGLIDE cassette he'll need to grind off part of the large tab on each cog from that Hyperglide cassette in order to fit the cog to the Uniglide freehub body.

This is why I asked the...
07-10-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 563
Posted By Miele Man

Toe-clips can be moved out from the pedal a bit...

Toe-clips can be moved out from the pedal a bit if you use longer bolts and spacers between the toe-clip and the pedal.

Cheers
Forum: Touring
07-10-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,421
Posted By Miele Man

@Tourist in MSN...

@Tourist in MSN (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/tourist-in-msn-203914.html)

Those two images are of the completed assembly. I have other images where every part is labelled.

Cheers
07-10-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 822
Posted By Miele Man

Some Bio-Pace chainrings were only slightly oval...

Some Bio-Pace chainrings were only slightly oval hence the term not-round. Other Bio-Pace chainrings were quite oval in appearance.

As usual, the Late Great and sorely missed Sheldon Brown had an...
07-10-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 178
Posted By Miele Man

Hi there OP. I checked my 600 aero brake...

Hi there OP.

I checked my 600 aero brake lever hoods outside and they do have a small L or R on the outside part of the hood that faces towards to opposite brake lever.

You might be able to...
07-10-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 563
Posted By Miele Man

I just used Sheldon Brown's gear Calculator to...

I just used Sheldon Brown's gear Calculator to show you the differences you'd get with a 39 teeth chainring and/or a 28 teeth rear cog.
...
07-10-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 563
Posted By Miele Man

Would you remove the rear wheel and take a...

Would you remove the rear wheel and take a closeup image of the cogset from the side? That way we can tell you if it's a freehub cassette or a freewheel.

Cheers
07-10-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,631
Posted By Miele Man

Many years ago I gave my young nephew a number of...

Many years ago I gave my young nephew a number of small mineral and rock samples that were extras in my collection. I also took him to a store here in town that sold small mineral samples and let him...
07-10-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 225
Posted By Miele Man

I'm so glad we were able to help you solve that...

I'm so glad we were able to help you solve that problem.

May the wind be always at your back and may your flat tires be few.

Cheers
07-10-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 178
Posted By Miele Man

I have 600EX non-aero brake levers and the hoods...

I have 600EX non-aero brake levers and the hoods are the same for the left or right levers. I have a pair of the 600 Aero levers pre-Ultegra and iirc the hoods are left or right. Non-aero brake hoods...
07-09-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 428
Posted By Miele Man

...and prevents you from jumping up and getting...

...and prevents you from jumping up and getting out of the way of something; like that semi-truck that's right behind you. No thanks! I want pedals that'll disengage if I wipe out.

Cheers
07-09-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 224
Posted By Miele Man

[QUOTE=Hupearl;21579151] I'm in South...

[QUOTE=Hupearl;21579151]

I'm in South Central Ontario, Canada. I've visited a couple of MEC stores the last few years and also looked at their website. To me it looks like MEC has abandoned their...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Miele Man

An adjustable quill stem works wonders and allows...

An adjustable quill stem works wonders and allows you to lower the stem later if you want to. Or an upward angled quil stem works well too.
...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,421
Posted By Miele Man

Be careful getting water from garden hoses. A lot...

Be careful getting water from garden hoses. A lot of it is not really fit for human consumption due to leaching of the materials the hose is made of. I try to carry lots of water with me if going for...
07-09-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,057
Posted By Miele Man

I switched to stainless steel thermoses after a...

I switched to stainless steel thermoses after a really long hot ride on a terribly hot and humid day. the water in white and in my clear water bottles was hot enough to brew a weak tea. It was...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,063
Posted By Miele Man

I ride in some pretty remote areas where towns...

I ride in some pretty remote areas where towns are few and far between let alone having any kind of a bicycle shop in them. I'm of the age where in my teens there were no such things as cell phones....
07-09-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 246,243
Posted By Miele Man

A scan of the Miele Catalogue Page showing the...

A scan of the Miele Catalogue Page showing the 1985 BETA bicycle. It used to be on My Ten Speeds but that site is iaccessible these days and the image I found on the Way back Machine is only the...
07-09-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 178
Posted By Miele Man

Aero or non-aero brake levers? Cheers

Aero or non-aero brake levers?

Cheers
07-09-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 286
Posted By Miele Man

IF, the pin is the rightsize but has a sharp...

IF, the pin is the rightsize but has a sharp square edge where you want to insert it into the derailleur I'd chamfer that edge a bit to help guide it into t he derailleur.

Cheers
07-09-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,384
Posted By Miele Man

With regards to flat tire repair. Buy...

With regards to flat tire repair.

Buy QUALITY tire levers not cheap department store ones that may snap or bend to uselessness when you try to pry off a tire.

If you go with the CO2 cartridge...
07-09-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 224
Posted By Miele Man

For that kind of money I'd check out your local...

For that kind of money I'd check out your local bicycle shop if there's one anywhere near you. Assembly will be far better and you'll get a least one free adjustment session after about 30 days. Then...
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