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Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 287
Posted By Miele Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgTSEhYn14w ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgTSEhYn14w

Apparently there was a problem with the bushings.

https://gearinstitute.com/gear-spotter-bushtrekka-bicycle-camping-trailer/
"So what went wrong?
...
Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 287
Posted By Miele Man

I often wonder if people actually use something...

I often wonder if people actually use something like this.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x716/bicycle_camper_7384bf00dd6618854c362253cf493bb240230655.jpg
Cheers
04-07-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 62,174
Posted By Miele Man

To dddd. I find that most Schrader valves...

To dddd.

I find that most Schrader valves I've used in the past few years have the rubber far enough up towards the end of the valve that it take a fair bit of pressure to get a pump head onto the...
04-07-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,011
Posted By Miele Man

A number of years ago I had a nasty crash as I...

A number of years ago I had a nasty crash as I tried to avoid a small dog on a rail-trail/MUP. The dog was on a long retractable leash and was in the bush on the side of the trail opposite to the...
04-07-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 62,174
Posted By Miele Man

If I use a Presta valve tube in a rim drilled for...

If I use a Presta valve tube in a rim drilled for a Schrader valve I also use a thin washer I've filed the sides of to fit into the wheel well of that wheel. The washer has a hole just large enough...
04-06-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,011
Posted By Miele Man

When I know there will be a lot of people on a...

When I know there will be a lot of people on a MUP I avoid that MUP completely. Too many MUPs are too poorly designed to be safe and with pedestrians plus pedestrians with dogs on long leashes, a...
04-06-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 385
Posted By Miele Man

One thing to watch out for with really wide tires...

One thing to watch out for with really wide tires on narrow rims is what happens if the tire flats. I had 30mm Schwalbe CXPro cyclo-cross tires on narrow rims and every time a front tire went soft or...
04-06-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By Miele Man

I think that id one has a vintage rigid MTB that...

I think that id one has a vintage rigid MTB that it's a good candidate to try gravel touring with. I have a number of 1980s era rigid MTBs that I've converted to dropbar touring bikes and they work...
04-05-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 625
Posted By Miele Man

That's where a half-link comes in handy. ...

That's where a half-link comes in handy.

Cheers
04-05-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 55,011
Views: 7,818,602
Posted By Miele Man

I sure hope that the seatpost isn't frozen. ...

I sure hope that the seatpost isn't frozen.

Cheers
04-05-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 625
Posted By Miele Man

Can you not forgo the use of the chain tensioner?...

Can you not forgo the use of the chain tensioner?

Cheers
04-05-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Miele Man

That's when it's a good time to pull out a cell...

That's when it's a good time to pull out a cell phone and start video recording the confrontation.

Cheers
04-05-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By Miele Man

The person driving into the Prince's Gate column...

The person driving into the Prince's Gate column at a speed high enough to cause the car to explode looks suspiciously like a suicide.

Cheers
04-02-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By Miele Man

I put V-brakes and levers onto my MIELE MTB...

I put V-brakes and levers onto my MIELE MTB dropbar bicycle and I find them a LOT nore positive and powerful that what the properly set up cantilever brakes were.

Good braking with V-brakes (aka...
04-02-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By Miele Man

Can you swap in a spare/different wheel and see...

Can you swap in a spare/different wheel and see if that corrects the problem?

Cheers
04-02-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By Miele Man

I have Ultegra 8-speed barend ****ers on one bike...

I have Ultegra 8-speed barend ****ers on one bike and Dura Ace 9-speed barend shifters on another bike and both are used in friction mode with no trouble whatsoever.

Cheers
04-02-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 690
Posted By Miele Man

I have enough experience riding in traffic to...

I have enough experience riding in traffic to spot a dangerously designed bicycle lane. Door-zone bicycle lanes are one such type. Bicycle lanes that are on the right of a through-traffic lane are...
04-02-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By Miele Man

Perhaps it's because with the greatly reduced...

Perhaps it's because with the greatly reduced traffic volume drivers now are paying even less attention to their driving and/or are driving faster?

Cheers
Forum: Commuting
04-02-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By Miele Man

When it comes to riding my bicycle or even...

When it comes to riding my bicycle or even exercise in general, another great adage is: "Something beats nothing".

I also try to keep in mind the story of a guy in his 90s who rode across Canada....
04-02-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,431
Posted By Miele Man

My Shimano one-key-release cranksets re 2 Dura...

My Shimano one-key-release cranksets re 2 Dura Ace AX, 3 or 4 600EX including 1 600 Arabesque, plus a number of Deore ones. All those have 6mm hex socket bolts. I guess the 8mm socket bolts came out...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By Miele Man

I often find that my get-up-and-go has...

I often find that my get-up-and-go has got-up-and-left. Whenever I'm able to force myself to go for a ride out into the country (only about ten minutes from home) I'll ride for about 6 kilometers and...
04-01-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By Miele Man

You can also buy a silver metal Schrader valve...

You can also buy a silver metal Schrader valve cap that will allow you to remove the valve from a Schrader tube. I get mine from the automotive section.
...
04-01-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,431
Posted By Miele Man

Yet another resurrected zombie thread. LOL I...

Yet another resurrected zombie thread. LOL

I have a number of Shimano cranksets with their One Key Release system and I have yet to see one that takes an EIGHT mm hex key. All mine are 6mm hex...
03-31-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By Miele Man

I'm building a couple of bikes and using parts...

I'm building a couple of bikes and using parts for them from my scrap boxes. I was surprised when the crank arm on this bottom bracket went right to the end of the taper on the drive side but not on...
03-31-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By Miele Man

Thanks all and especially bluehills3149...

Thanks all and especially bluehills3149 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/bluehills3149-376998.html) for the image that shows this is not a wrongly assembled bottom bracket.

Cheers
03-31-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 542
Posted By Miele Man

Just wondering if a seat clamp from a kid's bike...

Just wondering if a seat clamp from a kid's bike wold work?

Cheers
03-31-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By Miele Man

I have no idea what bike that cartridge bb was...

I have no idea what bike that cartridge bb was intended for. I was going to use it on a single speed. The drive side cup looks to be integral to the shell. If I had a big enough vice I'd try using it...
03-31-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,179
Posted By Miele Man

I used to ride with a fellow who did really crazy...

I used to ride with a fellow who did really crazy things on his bicycle that rendered him a hazard to himself and everyone else using the roads. I didn't want to be there to witness his demise when...
Forum: Touring
03-31-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,024
Posted By Miele Man

My A-frame 2-man pup-tent has a tab at the top of...

My A-frame 2-man pup-tent has a tab at the top of each end of the tent. I tie a length of cord to each of those tabs. Those tabs have a grommet in them for the tent pole to go into. However I don't...
Forum: Touring
03-31-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,024
Posted By Miele Man

I have a 3-people rectangular dome tent that's my...

I have a 3-people rectangular dome tent that's my preferred tent for camping. I bought it because it is big enough for me to bring my bicycle inside at night if I'm camping near others. I don't take...
Forum: Touring
03-31-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,024
Posted By Miele Man

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x1000/tubetent_bf0290512b243b9aa564fabcdd772d578311cb1b.jpeg[/img]
For KC8QVO (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/kc8qvo-337166.html) again....
03-30-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
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: 33
Views: 1,024
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: 10
Views: 328
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: 33
Views: 1,024
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: 53
Views: 2,153
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: 130
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: 159
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: 51
Views: 1,503
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: 130
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: 93
Views: 4,079
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: 12
Views: 495
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: 75
Views: 4,113
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: 512
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: 93
Views: 4,079
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: 316
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: 55,011
Views: 7,818,602
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: 13,526
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: 14,986
Views: 1,489,921
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: 13,526
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...
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