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Posted By Miele Man

Resurrections a 4 years old thread. OP has most...

Resurrections a 4 years old thread. OP has most likely moved on with the build.

Cheers
09-22-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,278
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, 02:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,261
Posted By Miele Man

I'm in South Central Ontario, and I detest that...

I'm in South Central Ontario, and I detest that brown 'slop' that I refer to as grease. Unless the studs go all the way through that and bite into either ice or the asphalt, the traction is...
Forum: Touring
09-20-20, 02:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 884
Posted By Miele Man

I have a large camouflage tarp I use a lot. It...

I have a large camouflage tarp I use a lot. It keeps the tent and everything else dry. When it rains and I'm wanting to setup or break camp, I can do that without my tent getting wet.

I usually...
09-20-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,252
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...
09-18-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By Miele Man

An old steel wheel MTB with a 5-speed index...

An old steel wheel MTB with a 5-speed index shifter was left at my BinL's place. I'll check and see if the bike is still there. If it is I'll pul the 5-speed index shifter off it and send it to you....
09-14-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By Miele Man

Tire life will vary greatly with road conditions,...

Tire life will vary greatly with road conditions, tire inflation, load, weather, and storage when not being used. Thus it's really impossible to tell someone how long a tire will last.

Cheers
09-14-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 516
Posted By Miele Man

In Canada, a monetary tire boot would have o be...

In Canada, a monetary tire boot would have o be made with a $5.00 bill since we have coins for $1.00 and $2.00 amounts not bills.

Cheers
09-13-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 446
Posted By Miele Man

It looks to me as if the ear on t he seatstay...

It looks to me as if the ear on t he seatstay that the female part of binder fits into, is damaged. It's also possible that if the male part was tightened such that the shoulder of the male bolt...
09-13-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 446
Posted By Miele Man

When you tighten up the bolt look between the...

When you tighten up the bolt look between the ears to see if the ends of the female and male parts are touching. I've had the odd set that did and I just cut a it off the end of the female part.
...
09-13-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 447
Posted By Miele Man

Are the headset cups parallel to each other? The...

Are the headset cups parallel to each other? The top one looks to be a quite and angle.

Cheers
09-13-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 516
Posted By Miele Man

El Toro Poo Poo! I've used a tubular tire on...

El Toro Poo Poo!

I've used a tubular tire on a clincher rim a couple of times.Once was to get home from a long ride and another time it was to get the bike to a bike shop a number of miles away....
09-13-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 516
Posted By Miele Man

A 700C tubular tire can be used on a 700C rim in...

A 700C tubular tire can be used on a 700C rim in an emergency. However, there's a possibility that with long term use the clincher rim walls will chafe through the sides of the tubular tire.

Cheers
09-11-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Miele Man

Looks like it could be a BETA. Cheers

Looks like it could be a BETA.

Cheers
09-11-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By Miele Man

That protrusion near the toe of the shoe may be...

That protrusion near the toe of the shoe may be hindering the shoe slipping onto the pedal.

Also, be VERY careful with toe-straps even loose with those shoes. That's because a toe-strap can get...
Forum: Touring
09-11-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,035
Posted By Miele Man

I get the plastic for my fender mud/water flaps,...

I get the plastic for my fender mud/water flaps, by getting something suitable from out of recycling bin.

Cheers
Forum: Commuting
09-11-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By Miele Man

I have the opposite problem when stopping after...

I have the opposite problem when stopping after riding in winter. I overheat if not carefully layered. When I stop at traffic lights, or elsewhere, I have to open my jacket to spill out the warm air...
09-11-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By Miele Man

What pedal are you wanting to use the shoes with?...

What pedal are you wanting to use the shoes with?

Cheers
09-10-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,083
Posted By Miele Man

In a few more years manufacturers will be touting...

In a few more years manufacturers will be touting 2x or 3x as the latest greatest thing. LOL

I see a lot of bicycles with double or triple chainrings where the rider picks one gear they like and...
09-09-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 451
Posted By Miele Man

Ah, your girlfriend's bike "safety Levers" mount...

Ah, your girlfriend's bike "safety Levers" mount DIRECTLY to the brake body NOT between the brake body and the brake lever. that makes them somewhat better.

I have a pair of gum rubber Dia-Compe...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,130
Posted By Miele Man

I guess that anyone who didn't know what a...

I guess that anyone who didn't know what a bicycling related toe-strap was also didn't know how to use a search engine to see one?

On those days when the morning is chilly enough to require...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,130
Posted By Miele Man

A toe-strap can be used to keep a fairly bulky...

A toe-strap can be used to keep a fairly bulky jacket secured under the saddle.
...
Forum: Touring
09-09-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,035
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,130
Posted By Miele Man

You ca easily use a cut-down handlebar and a...

You ca easily use a cut-down handlebar and a threadless stem to make a mount so you can out a handlebar bag behind your saddle. The threadless stem goes onto the seatpost.

Here's one I made.
...
09-09-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 451
Posted By Miele Man

I recommend ditching those suicide levers as...

I recommend ditching those suicide levers as braking with them is NOT optimal especially in a panic stop. Also, if the suicide lever arm fits between the brake body and the brake lever, it also...
09-09-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By Miele Man

Bump. Anyone know what would cause a tire...

Bump.

Anyone know what would cause a tire to split transversely like that?

Cheers
09-07-20, 02:11 PM
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Views: 8,504,315
Posted By Miele Man

Touring bike? It'd be very interesting to tour on...

Touring bike? It'd be very interesting to tour on that with the low gear of 42 x 16 and with 25mm tires.

Cheers
09-07-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By Miele Man

Split tubular tire?

Anyone ever see a tubular tire split like this where the split runs across the tire? The tire belongs to a friend an it's getting binned....
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,116
Posted By Miele Man

I have a solar shower that holds iirc 4 gallons...

I have a solar shower that holds iirc 4 gallons or perhaps it's five gallons. One side is black and the other is silver. It sure is nice to have a nice warm shower after a long day in the saddle....
09-05-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 948
Posted By Miele Man

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

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

Cheers
09-05-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,599
Posted By Miele Man

The best way to convince anyone to use or do...

The best way to convince anyone to use or do something is to show them. Take the bicycle and set it in a shaded spot and then ask the loved one to spot the bicycle. Then show them the same situation...
09-05-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,717
Posted By Miele Man

There was a well known bicyclist (now deceased)...

There was a well known bicyclist (now deceased) who used to get quite upset if another bicyclist didn't return his wave.

Cheers
09-04-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 344
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: 344
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...
09-04-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,929
Posted By Miele Man

Such drains or drains with parallel to the road...

Such drains or drains with parallel to the road slots are great reasons to avoid riding in the gutter.

Cheers
Replies: 34
Views: 822
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...
Replies: 34
Views: 822
Posted By Miele Man

Your question, "Also are there 700c rim brake...

Your question, "Also are there 700c rim brake wheel sets available that have threaded freehub bodies and the old 126 spacing on the rear?" is what made me think that you might be confusing freehub...
Replies: 34
Views: 822
Posted By Miele Man

Yes, there are 700C wheels with 126mm spacing...

Yes, there are 700C wheels with 126mm spacing although new wheels will probably be wider. I'd check out a bicycle co-op if there's one anywhere near you and it's open.

Again, a FREEHUB body is...
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,282
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,...
Replies: 34
Views: 822
Posted By Miele Man

Any alloy wheel will give MUCH better braking...

Any alloy wheel will give MUCH better braking when wet including just riding through a puddle. 700C wheels also give more room for fender clearance and tires are available virtually anywhere now. 27"...
09-03-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 953
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, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By Miele Man

IIRC, one of those screws sets the derailleur to...

IIRC, one of those screws sets the derailleur to one of a number of # of cogs. It can be adjusted for 6 or 7 cogs. Also, I believe it was sort of index in theat the indexing was in the derailleur not...
09-03-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,599
Posted By Miele Man

Soooo, Neither your bright green helmet or lights...

Soooo, Neither your bright green helmet or lights would have saved you from being hit had you not seen the vehicle and braked. Interesting.

Cheers
09-03-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,349
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
09-02-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By Miele Man

Well, I only know that it works whether it's the...

Well, I only know that it works whether it's the four shims on the spindle flats or the cyanoacrylic glue holding those shims to the flats.

Cheers
09-01-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By Miele Man

Lug sole shoes do NOT work well with toe-clips. ...

Lug sole shoes do NOT work well with toe-clips.

If you use metal toe-clips and no cleats, you might want to wrap some tape around the toe-clip where the toe of your shoe contacts it to prevent...
09-01-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 936
Posted By Miele Man

When I was in the military, my parachute did not...

When I was in the military, my parachute did not full open one time. They sent me right back up for another jump. They said the longer the wait before facing the fear the greater the fear would be.
...
09-01-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By Miele Man

By a pair of hockey socks and cut off the foot...

By a pair of hockey socks and cut off the foot section. The high tube part will work great as a leg warmer. They'll last a long time if you get someone to sew a band of elastic around the bottom...
09-01-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 637
Posted By Miele Man

I had a CCM Golden Sabre with 3-speed Shimano hub...

I had a CCM Golden Sabre with 3-speed Shimano hub and a twist-grip shifter. I loved that bike. Unfortunately it got stolen during a 30 seconds stop I made and didn't lock the bike.

Cheers
09-01-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 637
Posted By Miele Man

Hoarding? Or preparing for the future when some...

Hoarding? Or preparing for the future when some of those parts might be really scarce and in high demand?

Back around 2014 I came across a small bicycle shop just outside of another city near me....
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