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07-08-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 316
Posted By Miele Man

The images I posted in my OP were take with a...

The images I posted in my OP were take with a Canon PowerShot SX120 IS camera and are as a result have a bit of a wide angle distortinon to them. The saddle isn't all that much longer or wider than...
07-08-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 94
Posted By Miele Man

That looks like a rebranded Pletscher rack. ...

That looks like a rebranded Pletscher rack.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/zombdog/5218776998

A friend of mine rode across Canada back in the early 1970s using a Pletscher rear rack to hold his...
07-08-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 316
Posted By Miele Man

This is the part that I'm wondering if it's...

This is the part that I'm wondering if it's original to the saddle?...
07-08-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 316
Posted By Miele Man

Thanks. That's nice to know. So this saddle...

Thanks. That's nice to know.

So this saddle was made between January and March in 1960. That makes it slightly over 40 years old. I guess it's safe to call it Classic & Vintage. LOL

Cheers
07-08-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 316
Posted By Miele Man

Hi Randyjawa. That'd be neat. I was...

Hi Randyjawa. That'd be neat.

I was wondering about that round cross member closest to the upside down 60 and if it was originally added at the Brooks factory?

Also, does the 'A' indicate a...
07-08-20, 02:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 316
Posted By Miele Man

I was going to ask about that cross-member on the...

I was going to ask about that cross-member on the rear underside of this saddle I have.

Is that Brooks factory addition?

Cheers
Forum: Triathlon
07-07-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By Miele Man

Thanks. I've already restored it. I was just...

Thanks.

I've already restored it. I was just wondering because apparently around 1985 it was a Triathlon type bike and I suspected that technology had left it in the dust.

It's a lovely riding...
07-07-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,190
Posted By Miele Man

I did read it and that's where I saw what all was...

I did read it and that's where I saw what all was needed to make them compatible includuing the battery and the software upgrade.

Cheers
07-07-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 316
Posted By Miele Man

I see on the underside on the rear plate: ...

I see on the underside on the rear plate:

PAT. NO. 66207 and also an A with 60 under that A.

Is that a date code? If so when?

Thanks again.

Cheers
07-07-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,542
Posted By Miele Man

The adage still applies: "eat before you're...

The adage still applies: "eat before you're hungry and drink before you're thirsty". That's because it takes a while for nutrients and moisture to get into the muscles or other places they're needed....
07-07-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 316
Posted By Miele Man

Brooks Competition Saddle?

I recently got this Brooks Competition leather saddle and am curious about it.

About when would this have been made?

How good a saddle is it? Used for racing by Pros?

Any other markings on...
07-07-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 828
Posted By Miele Man

Loose chainring bolt or bolts? Cheers

Loose chainring bolt or bolts?

Cheers
07-07-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 840
Posted By Miele Man

It doesn't look to me like that rail cracked and...

It doesn't look to me like that rail cracked and then broke. It looks like a sudden shear break.

Cheers
07-07-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,190
Posted By Miele Man

Seems like they're only compatible with a lot of...

Seems like they're only compatible with a lot of tinkering and the use of a special battery and a software change.

Cheers
07-07-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,190
Posted By Miele Man

If a road bike won't take a wide tire then it's...

If a road bike won't take a wide tire then it's probably a dedicated road bike not designed for much more than fast riding on paved surfaces. It's like complaining because you can't put SUV tires on...
07-07-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 399
Posted By Miele Man

You're still single-speeding with a 3-speed hub...

You're still single-speeding with a 3-speed hub too but it's much easier faster to get into a lower gear than it is to stop, and change the gear as the setup you talk about requires. That's almost as...
Forum: Triathlon
07-06-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By Miele Man

Miyata 710 still a good triathlon bike?

If a person had a Miyata 710 bike upgraded with Campagnolo Ergo levers or STI levers would it still be a good triathlon bike?

Cheers
07-06-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 399
Posted By Miele Man

Why not just build a wheel with an alloy rim and...

Why not just build a wheel with an alloy rim and a 3-speed internal gear hub? With that you don't have to stop to change gears.

Cheers
07-06-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By Miele Man

He doesn't take into account that a lot of the...

He doesn't take into account that a lot of the money a bicyclist saves by not having a car or its attendant expenses, is often spent instead on other things that drive the economy.

Cheers
07-06-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,190
Posted By Miele Man

When they started making ALLOY dropbars they...

When they started making ALLOY dropbars they increased the clamping area size to maintain strength. I have steel dropbars that do have the same diameter clamp area as do a MTB bar.

Cheers
07-06-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,966
Posted By Miele Man

I tried clipless MTB pedals but fell over a...

I tried clipless MTB pedals but fell over a number of times after panic stopping. I went back to toe-clips and straps. I don't tighten the straps when riding in heavy traffic.I also have and like the...
07-05-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,021
Posted By Miele Man

The thing is that flashing lights or pulsing...

The thing is that flashing lights or pulsing lights are not the same as strobe light mode and thus those other two are not nearly as annoying/obnoxious as a strob light is.

Cheers
07-05-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,486
Posted By Miele Man

I see that in the description that it's listed as...

I see that in the description that it's listed as a custom build that was built in Italy. Interesting.

Cheers
07-05-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,021
Posted By Miele Man

That big glowing orb in the sky is usually quite...

That big glowing orb in the sky is usually quite high above my line of sight. When it's not, I wear tinted sunglasses.

Bright daylight running lights coming directly at me is an entirely different...
07-05-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 840
Posted By Miele Man

I can imagine t he consequences when that spring...

I can imagine t he consequences when that spring fatigues at the bend and snaps. It won't be pleasant for whomever is on the bike at the time.

Why anyone would buy and use a Chinese knockoff of...
07-04-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,021
Posted By Miele Man

I was at a recreational day tour a number of...

I was at a recreational day tour a number of times over the years. At the lunch venue (an arena) they also had some vendors. One fellow sells these really bright extremely obnoxious strobe lights for...
07-04-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,081
Posted By Miele Man

I don't know about the science but I do know that...

I don't know about the science but I do know that snacking on dried fruits/nuts on logging/mining road tours in Northern Ontario, Canada makes a big difference in how you feel after a couple of...
07-04-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,021
Posted By Miele Man

I always thought that strobe lights were illegal...

I always thought that strobe lights were illegal on bicycles?

Am I mistaken? Or is it a regional thing?

Cheers
07-03-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 2,336,787
Posted By Miele Man

Yes some MTB stems are too wide to use a dropbar....

Yes some MTB stems are too wide to use a dropbar. That's where a 2-piece stem with a removeable face plate comes in real handy.

Cheers
07-03-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By Miele Man

Privacy Error on every link. Cheers

Privacy Error on every link.

Cheers
Forum: Commuting
07-03-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 444
Posted By Miele Man

1.5" smooth tread or slick tires makes a huge...

1.5" smooth tread or slick tires makes a huge difference in ease of riding and I find them a lot faster than 2" tires.

Cheers
07-03-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By Miele Man

If you think it might be the pump then ride the...

If you think it might be the pump then ride the bike and when you hear the buzzing remove the pump and if the buzzing goes away you'll know it's the pump.

Could it be the tires buzzing alone the...
07-03-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 509
Posted By Miele Man

I have a rigid Miele MTB that I ride al through...

I have a rigid Miele MTB that I ride al through the winter. I had it with cantilever brakes properly set up but wanted better braking in the snow and slush. I converted it to V-brakes and even...
07-02-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,357
Posted By Miele Man

Back around 1984 or so I bought a Miele Primo...

Back around 1984 or so I bought a Miele Primo from Pedlar Bicycles on Avenue road just below Dupont. A bit later I bought a Miele Primo. Both bikes were about $389.00 and were very similar - almost...
07-02-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,357
Posted By Miele Man

NO! The new rebranded Miele bicycles have...

NO! The new rebranded Miele bicycles have absolutely nothing to do with the Miele bicycles of Jim Miele.

Cheers
07-02-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,549
Posted By Miele Man

I agree that the chain is too short. I'd add a...

I agree that the chain is too short. I'd add a couple of links. You can use another quick-link to do that.

My method for figuring out chain length is adjust the derailleur without the chain on it,...
07-02-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Miele Man

A slightly out of true front wheel with a brake...

A slightly out of true front wheel with a brake pad a little too high so that it rubs the tire in that area? I'd check my brake pads to make sure they do not touch the edge of the tire when the brake...
07-02-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Miele Man

I like a straight MTB bar to be about the same...

I like a straight MTB bar to be about the same width as my dropbar. That makes it much easier to get into and out of the apartment and also takes up a lot less storage space. IIRC, I took about 4"...
07-01-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6,421
Views: 555,131
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: 4,102
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: 197
Views: 8,966
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: 16
Views: 338
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: 4,102
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: 298,221
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: 298,221
Posted By Miele Man

MUP = Multi Use Path. Cheers

MUP = Multi Use Path.

Cheers
07-01-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 298,221
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: 37
Views: 1,518
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: 197
Views: 8,966
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
...
07-01-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,536
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: 1,050
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
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