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01-17-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 814
Posted By Miele Man

Check your derailleur to be sure that it's not...

Check your derailleur to be sure that it's not loose; that is there's no side to side play anywhere.

Check your dropouts to be sure they are aligned properly. Here's a YouTube video that shows how...
01-17-20, 02:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 243
Posted By Miele Man

If you're riding in deep snow or wet snow that...

If you're riding in deep snow or wet snow that packs easily (think snowball making snow) then I do NOT recommend close fitting fenders as they'll very quickly get packed with snow and if the wheels...
01-16-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 243
Posted By Miele Man

Where do you plan to ride the bike? On the road? ...

Where do you plan to ride the bike? On the road?

You sure don't have much room between that rear tire and the seatube. I think that between the seatube and brake bridge you might like a clip on...
01-16-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By Miele Man

A few of mine. ...

A few of mine.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/img_2751_74bf60a19a92588acc1d38b0b6c27113143a9e5f.jpg

12 inches wide handlebar is cut down and upside down dropbar....
Forum: Commuting
01-16-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,722
Posted By Miele Man

If there's a military surplus store near you or...

If there's a military surplus store near you or you find on online, then you might be able to buy some anti-dimming compound used on the lenses of gars mask to prevent fogging.

Cheers
01-15-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,478
Posted By Miele Man

You trust that handlebar not to snap sometime...

You trust that handlebar not to snap sometime down the road? Shivers.

Cheers
01-15-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,478
Posted By Miele Man

I use either my MTB, my MTB with dropbar or my...

I use either my MTB, my MTB with dropbar or my touring bike to get groceries or run errands. When getting groceries I use my panniers. When picking up large items I use my Arno straps like in this...
01-15-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 653
Posted By Miele Man

Try wearing one of these. I find it makes a HUGE...

Try wearing one of these. I find it makes a HUGE difference. I get mine at a dollar store. With it I'm breathing in warm air even when honking up hills in winter.
...
01-15-20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 814
Posted By Miele Man

In that case I'd just get the bike looked at and...

In that case I'd just get the bike looked at and perhaps replace the rear wheel if that's needed. Ride it a lot then. Then I'd save up until I could afford a better quality components equipped bike....
Forum: Touring
01-14-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,052
Posted By Miele Man

Can people imagine the damage and the eyesores...

Can people imagine the damage and the eyesores that'd abound if EVERYONE made a bushcraft shelter or otherwise changed an area they camped in?

If you get to a camping spot you used before and it's...
01-14-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 814
Posted By Miele Man

If you change the wheel and get one that'll take...

If you change the wheel and get one that'll take an 11-speed cassette then you also need an 11-speed chain. Then you might have problems with that 11-speed chain getting caught between the chainrings...
01-13-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 707
Posted By Miele Man

I think one area where Brifters or Ergo levers...

I think one area where Brifters or Ergo levers excel is on large frame bikes. It's so much easier to shift with either than reaching all the way down to the downtube for that downtube mounted...
01-13-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 707
Posted By Miele Man

I'll never forget the time or the ride when I...

I'll never forget the time or the ride when I rode an Asahi MTB with 15 gears from Toronto Ontario to Lindsay Ontario Canada.The gears had had pretty big jumps between t hem and on the hills I'd...
01-13-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 707
Posted By Miele Man

My Campagnolo 9-Speed Mirage Ergo levers were put...

My Campagnolo 9-Speed Mirage Ergo levers were put on my bikes in 2001. That's nearly 19 years ago and I haven't had any trouble at all with them. What I like about those levers is that the left one...
01-13-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,019
Posted By Miele Man

Back when toe-clips were common, a lot of...

Back when toe-clips were common, a lot of bicyclists installed their cleats so that they could move a bit when first being used. then when they got off the bike they'd tighten them up. Another trick...
01-13-20, 01:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 707
Posted By Miele Man

One of the biggest advances in bicycling,...

One of the biggest advances in bicycling, depending how old you consider vintage to be, is the invention of Brifters or Ergo brake lever/shifters. These allow you to shift from the brake body and...
01-13-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 267
Posted By Miele Man

Not really and doing so can be hazardous to the...

Not really and doing so can be hazardous to the rider. Either get cantilever brake levers to go with the cantilever brakes or get V-brake levers and V-brake calipers. I just di that to a mountain...
01-12-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 306
Posted By Miele Man

I just tuck my pant legs inside my socks. No...

I just tuck my pant legs inside my socks. No problems then with either the pant legs or socks getting caught on the chainring or in t he chain.

Cheers
01-11-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By Miele Man

How much of your seatpost is there in the frame?...

How much of your seatpost is there in the frame? That post looks to be pretty high. Other than t hat it's a great looking bike. I got a Miyata Seven Ten for $30.00CDN and i love it.

Cheers
Forum: Touring
01-10-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By Miele Man

What are you asking? Do you want to clean a tent...

What are you asking? Do you want to clean a tent or the van?

Cheers
01-10-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,003
Posted By Miele Man

That's what I said back in Post #31. VBG I think...

That's what I said back in Post #31. VBG I think it's the neatest looking way to finish handlebar tape = no black or other colour to worry about.

Cheers
01-09-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,019
Posted By Miele Man

I use toe-clips and straps on most of my...

I use toe-clips and straps on most of my bicycles.

Two hints that I give to people who use toe-clips and shoes without cleats.

#1...
01-07-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,693
Posted By Miele Man

How is the saddle? There's a place,...

How is the saddle? There's a place, Backpeddling, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada that has a lot of really old stuff. They might even have a saddle if you needed one.

Didn't 700C tubular tires be...
01-07-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 483
Posted By Miele Man

That "squish" is exactly what Yellow Jersey...

That "squish" is exactly what Yellow Jersey warned me about when they told me to replace the noodles on either the Alivio or Deore V-brakes.

Cheers
01-07-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By Miele Man

Not if they're Campagnolo gum rubber hoods. ...

Not if they're Campagnolo gum rubber hoods.

Cheers
01-07-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 345,167
Posted By Miele Man

A use for old inner tubes. A great use for...

A use for old inner tubes.

A great use for old inner tubes is to cut them across the tube to remove the valve section. Then I use a thin dowel and carefully turn the inner tube inside out. I then...
01-07-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 345,167
Posted By Miele Man

My hands have short fingers and thus I like cloth...

My hands have short fingers and thus I like cloth tape on my drop handlebar. I use Renfrew brand hockey tape for my handlebar. That tape is strong and it's durable.

On one of my bikes I wanted a...
01-07-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,780
Posted By Miele Man

It must be awful to live in an area where one...

It must be awful to live in an area where one fears for their life if they dare to ride their bicycle on the roads. Around here, I've had more cloe calls and/or tumbles due to other idiot bicyclists...
01-07-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By Miele Man

I kind of like winter riding as it keeps a lot of...

I kind of like winter riding as it keeps a lot of idiot bicyclists off the roads. The only drawback to that is that then drivers aren't that aware that bicyclists still ride on the roads in winter....
01-07-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 483
Posted By Miele Man

I asked at Yellow Jersey about Alivio and Deore...

I asked at Yellow Jersey about Alivio and Deore V-brakes and they told me to ditch the modulator spring noodles and just use regular noodles.

Cheers
01-07-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,003
Posted By Miele Man

I wrap my bar tape towards the stem. Then when I...

I wrap my bar tape towards the stem. Then when I get to the reinforcing sleeve on the handlebar I carefully cut the bar wrap at an angle so that it fits to the reinforcing sleeve handlebar joint. I...
01-07-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,613
Posted By Miele Man

So the tire jack gets a hard to mount tire onto...

So the tire jack gets a hard to mount tire onto the rim but is no good for getting the ire off again. No thanks as I don't want to be stuck miles out in the country with a flat tire I can't get off...
01-05-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,007
Posted By Miele Man

A couple of years I wiped out on the road and...

A couple of years I wiped out on the road and scraped the front of my shin pretty badly. I used a large gauze pad I had to cover it and held the pad on my shin with two toe-straps.

I've also used...
01-05-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By Miele Man

I bought a used bike where the Campagnolo...

I bought a used bike where the Campagnolo Triomphe seat-post was tight. I managed to get it out and then I polished it with wet/dry paper by cutting strips of the paper and then running it over the...
01-05-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By Miele Man

It's a good thing your bars were not steel ones....

It's a good thing your bars were not steel ones. Most steel dropbars are the same diameter as old school MTB bars which means if you had to switch from steel to aluminium you'd also have to get new...
01-04-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,007
Posted By Miele Man

Here are the images I posted in the Hints and...

Here are the images I posted in the Hints and Tricks thread. It seems this is where the thread on toe-strap uses will live.

Some Uses for Toe-Straps.

Toe-straps are very useful items to have....
01-04-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,007
Posted By Miele Man

Some Uses for Toe-Straps.

In BICYCLE MECHANICS under HINTS AND TRICKS I started a thread: Some Uses for Toe-Straps. I hope some here find those hints useful. I included images of the toe-strap in use.

Cheers
01-04-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 345,167
Posted By Miele Man

Deleted contents as this became a duplicate...

Deleted contents as this became a duplicate thread as it lives over on Classic & Vintage
Forum: Touring
01-04-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Miele Man

I bought a replacement fork for my old MIELE UNO...

I bought a replacement fork for my old MIELE UNO SL that I use for light touring. That replacement fork has a brazed-on mount for a low-rider rack. BUT! My Blackburn low-rider rack does NOT line up...
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By Miele Man

I don't know about carbon soles. However with...

I don't know about carbon soles. However with normal shoes it's quite possible to drill through the sole and use T-nuts in the inside (under the lining) and then bolt the cleat to those. Actually...
01-03-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 196
Posted By Miele Man

M touring bike has Campagnolo 9-speed Mirage Ergo...

M touring bike has Campagnolo 9-speed Mirage Ergo Levers and 9-speed Mirage rear derailleur and 9-speed Shimano cassette and it shifts across the entire cassette with no problems. As a poster...
01-03-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By Miele Man

Cover caps for triathlon or time trial brake...

Cover caps for triathlon or time trial brake levers similar to these?

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/img_1177_10be4697a191b0048fac74334c7c69d83edc55e5.jpg

Cheers
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By Miele Man

What kind of rear dropouts does your bike have? ...

What kind of rear dropouts does your bike have?

If they're the ones with a small open triangle in them then you can use a regular rear rack if you use a T-nut and nylon washer to hold the lower...
12-29-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 286,560
Posted By Miele Man

I can remember in the mid 1980s when that cracked...

I can remember in the mid 1980s when that cracked paint finish was all the rage. I bet if you were to run your fingertips over that particular paint job that it'd feel smooth to the touch.

Cheers
Forum: Touring
12-24-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,137
Posted By Miele Man

There was a T-shape piece of metal that bolted to...

There was a T-shape piece of metal that bolted to the rack and had a hole that went over the brake bolt to stop the rack from sliding down.
...
12-22-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 591
Posted By Miele Man

If you'd like I can go to a bike shop here, get...

If you'd like I can go to a bike shop here, get you a couple of P-clamps and mail them to you so that you'd have the proper item. No charge either. All I need is the diameter of your seatstay. You...
12-22-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 489,613
Posted By Miele Man

My buddy is bringing them to me tomorrow if all...

My buddy is bringing them to me tomorrow if all goes well. That's a pair of black interrupter/cyclo-cross brake levers and a set (4 calipers) of Alivio V-brakes. These are going on my dropbar MIELE...
12-22-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 591
Posted By Miele Man

My local bike shop has given me a couple of sets...

My local bike shop has given me a couple of sets of rack mounts that included P-clamps. Most hardware stores sell P-clamps too.

Cheers
12-22-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,503
Posted By Miele Man

Did it perchance come off the pivot bolt of your...

Did it perchance come off the pivot bolt of your brake caliper?

Cheers
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