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06-30-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By Miele Man

I don't know anything about disc-brakes but I do...

I don't know anything about disc-brakes but I do know that I prefer V-brakes over the cantilever-brakes i used to have.

Cheers
06-30-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,047
Posted By Miele Man

I find such a thing yet another great use for...

I find such a thing yet another great use for extra toe-straps. Use two toe-straps to strap it to the top tube.

Cheers
06-30-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Miele Man

Or buy one of those shading brims that don't...

Or buy one of those shading brims that don't have a top on them - just an adjustable band. Then there's nothing to cut off; you just shorten the band and add the velcro type pieces to attach it to...
06-07-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By Miele Man

Which one = the one I posted images of in the OP...

Which one = the one I posted images of in the OP or the one that was in a reply?

Cheers
06-04-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By Miele Man

Old GARDIN

My buddy got this old GARDIN at a garage sale today for the whopping cost of $10.00 Canadian. It has mostly Campagnolo Gran Sport components although the handlebar and brake levers have ben changed...
Forum: Touring
05-27-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,627
Posted By Miele Man

I use a 3-person square dome tent so that I can...

I use a 3-person square dome tent so that I can remove the front wheel from my bicycle, bring the bike inside the tent with me and rest it on the front low-rider rack. I don't have to worry about...
05-25-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5,122
Views: 547,899
Posted By Miele Man

Wanted, Shimano N600 BRONZE AERO Brake Levers

Hi all.

I'm looking to acquire a pair of the Shimano BRONZE colour N600 AERO brake levers with intact brake hoods in good condition. Anyone have a pair they're willing to sell?

Cheers
05-25-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By Miele Man

ACK! You are correct. I didn't realize t hat...

ACK! You are correct. I didn't realize t hat there was a a link in the post. (Far too many late nights followed by early mornings).

Now I just need to find a pair of those aero bronze brake levers...
05-25-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By Miele Man

the post I made said brake levers not brake...

the post I made said brake levers not brake hoods. :lol:

Cheers
05-25-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By Miele Man

Original Shimano N600 Aero Brake Levers?

Does anyone here know if Shimano made the original N600 (New 600) aero brake levers in a bronze finish as well as silver?

Thanks and cheers
Replies: 82
Views: 36,946
Posted By Miele Man

I my opinion two hollow pedal extenders on the...

I my opinion two hollow pedal extenders on the same pedals, or even a hollow one attached to a solid one on the same pedal, is going to create a very strong lever with each and every pedal stroke. I...
Replies: 82
Views: 36,946
Posted By Miele Man

Did you have two pedal extenders on one pedal? ...

Did you have two pedal extenders on one pedal?

Cheers
02-04-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 825
Posted By Miele Man

SLR stands for Shimano Linear Response and is a...

SLR stands for Shimano Linear Response and is a later brake lever than the N600EX ones.

For cleaning and polishing old alloy parts by hand, I've found Mother's Paste Polish (sold in automotive...
01-24-22, 03:16 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,511
Posted By Miele Man

Bicycling is quite important for me. I use...

Bicycling is quite important for me.

I use my bicycle to go shopping and have brought rater large objects home on it at times.

I use a bicycle to visit people. I also use the bicycle to go to...
01-15-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By Miele Man

Bent handlebar? Deep scoring at one of the bends?...

Bent handlebar? Deep scoring at one of the bends? In retrospect I'd ditch that handlebar and get something else that I could be sure wouldn't fail in use.

Prying alloy stems very much isn't a good...
01-13-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By Miele Man

Is it possible that bar was supposed to be used...

Is it possible that bar was supposed to be used with a shim?

Cheers
01-13-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,114
Posted By Miele Man

There's the legend that Campagnolo couldn't get...

There's the legend that Campagnolo couldn't get his wingnuts loose on a a climb in the mountains during a race and that inspired him to invent the quick-release.

Cheers
01-13-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,088
Posted By Miele Man

Isn't this why Suntour came out with their...

Isn't this why Suntour came out with their triple-pulley rear derailleurs design? The two upper pulleys acted as a short cage rear derailleur and then when in the lower gears the forward lowest...
01-12-22, 12:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,011
Posted By Miele Man

I like to have two inches below the top of a...

I like to have two inches below the top of a seatlug like yours. Ona bike with more seattube above the toptube I want two inches of seatpost below the top of the toptube.

I seen bicycles that had...
01-09-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 710
Posted By Miele Man

Yes, the housing needs to be the right length in...

Yes, the housing needs to be the right length in order to be able to center those brakes.

That design of straddle cable is supposed to be a safety feature in that if a cable breaks (especially the...
01-06-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,570
Posted By Miele Man

We'd often let the customer remove the reflectors...

We'd often let the customer remove the reflectors before the customer took the bike out the door but only after it was paid for. We'd toss the reflectors into a large box about 4' x 4' by 5'high....
01-06-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,570
Posted By Miele Man

Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post...

Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1244521-people-who-work-bike-shops-what-some-crazy-horror-stories-you-have.html#post22360309)
Funny...
01-05-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By Miele Man

Please check your stem and find out how much of...

Please check your stem and find out how much of it is still in the headtube. That stem looks might high. I don't think there's the minimum 2 inches inside the headtube. Look for a minimum insertion...
01-05-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,570
Posted By Miele Man

When I worked at a Canadian Tire store we sold a...

When I worked at a Canadian Tire store we sold a lot of mountain bikes that had cantilever brakes. Those were early model cantilevers that stuck straight out from the frame. They also were quite...
01-04-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,570
Posted By Miele Man

When I worked at one bicycle shop in Scarborough,...

When I worked at one bicycle shop in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, some customers had lines that we dreaded hearing.

"my wheel isn't straight and I tried straightening it myself".

or

"I only...
01-02-22, 02:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 963
Posted By Miele Man

Yes, a chainwhip is not needed in order to...

Yes, a chainwhip is not needed in order to tighten a lockring.

Look at the images. The OP has the hex key handle to the right. Thus in order to loosen that lockring he has to pull up on t he hex...
01-01-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 963
Posted By Miele Man

I looks to me as though you have those tools set...

I looks to me as though you have those tools set up to TIGHTEN the lockring. Put the hex wrench so the handle is on the LEFT side of the lockring removal tool and then put the wheel vertical and...
12-30-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,901
Posted By Miele Man

When I worked at Canadian Tire my favourite bike...

When I worked at Canadian Tire my favourite bike of theirs was the white Excalibur with alloy side-pull brake calipers, alloy dropbar brake levers, alloy rims (27") alloy seat pillar, suede look...
12-30-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,252
Posted By Miele Man

Scanned from 3" x 5" photos so are poor quality. ...

Scanned from 3" x 5" photos so are poor quality.

This is my friend's Norco Bush Pilot circa 1985 or so. Images take during a two weeks long cycling trip along logging/mining roads near Matachewan,...
12-30-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 963
Posted By Miele Man

You are turning the lockring tool COUNTER...

You are turning the lockring tool COUNTER clockwise?

Cheers
12-27-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,964
Posted By Miele Man

My MIELE Infinity frameset that I painted in...

My MIELE Infinity frameset that I painted in Italian flag colours is also good for Christmas colours....
12-21-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,268
Posted By Miele Man

Interesting when one considers that passing on...

Interesting when one considers that passing on the right on a single lane in the direction of travel on a road is illegal. I've seen some real idiots riding on the rail-trails around here. Idiots who...
12-18-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 23,507
Posted By Miele Man

I use my Drop-bar MIELE MTB or my MIELE UNO LS...

I use my Drop-bar MIELE MTB or my MIELE UNO LS (adapted to a touring bike) for getting groceries and other stuff.

Drop-bar MIELE MTB with 10 eighty liters totes....
12-18-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 782,638
Posted By Miele Man

Here's my MIELE UNO LS that went through a number...

Here's my MIELE UNO LS that went through a number of builds until I decided on Mirage 9-Speed Ergo levers and rear derailleur. Bike was $10.00 with the original 27" wheels at the not so local bicycle...
12-14-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,138
Posted By Miele Man

I had that happen to me one evening at the end of...

I had that happen to me one evening at the end of a very long ride. It was a Sora long cage derailleur. I was lucky to be able to remove the chain from the wrecked derailleur and then use the bike as...
12-11-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 17,410
Posted By Miele Man

I've been to BACKPEDDLING a number of times. I...

I've been to BACKPEDDLING a number of times. I learned to take a head mounted flashlight if I'm going to root through the blue bins for parts. It's kind of dim where many of those are.

I saw some...
12-11-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,511
Posted By Miele Man

I ride my bicycle to most everywhere I want to...

I ride my bicycle to most everywhere I want to go. Sometimes if the weather is really bad or the distance is too far, I'll get my BinL or my niece to drive me. I guess that means I'm not really...
12-11-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 17,410
Posted By Miele Man

Is that BACKPEDDLING that's located on Crimea...

Is that BACKPEDDLING that's located on Crimea Street in Guelph, Ontario?

Cheers
12-07-21, 04:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 913
Posted By Miele Man

Okay. Is it possible that there's excessive...

Okay.

Is it possible that there's excessive bottom bracket flex for some reason?

Cheers
12-05-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 498,688
Posted By Miele Man

I don't think I've posted these images yet in...

I don't think I've posted these images yet in this thread. I put hundreds of kilometers/miles on this bike during winters over the years.
...
12-05-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 7,497
Posted By Miele Man

I will never draft an unknown rider. I also...

I will never draft an unknown rider. I also don't like unknown riders drafting me as I might stop for some reason or even slow down to see something or for some other reason and I don't want them...
12-05-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 913
Posted By Miele Man

Looks to me like you have some badly worn cogs...

Looks to me like you have some badly worn cogs and maybe a worn chainring. I'd replace the cassette and the chain and then if you still have skipping under load, I'd replace whichever chainring it's...
12-05-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 993
Posted By Miele Man

I got bit with the Italian bug back in 2001. I...

I got bit with the Italian bug back in 2001. I bought 9-Speed Campagnolo Veloce and Mirage components. The only Mirage components I got (because they were a lot less $ and were basically the same as...
12-01-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,692
Posted By Miele Man

I had a helmet that fell off my handlebar and...

I had a helmet that fell off my handlebar and when the helmet hit my floor a large piece broke off the side of the helmet. That really got me to wondering just how much protection modern helmets...
12-01-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,692
Posted By Miele Man

I'm glad that you're okay and getting a new...

I'm glad that you're okay and getting a new helmet.

I think of wearing a bicycle helmet like this. Far better to have it on and not need it that to need it and not have it on.

Whenever I...
Forum: Touring
11-30-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,273
Posted By Miele Man

Fir simplicity and reliability I far prefer the...

Fir simplicity and reliability I far prefer the Old School Thumbshifters. No problem remembering which lever shifts up or down (Rapidfire type shifters) and no danger of hitting a bump and...
Forum: Touring
11-24-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,440
Posted By Miele Man

I have one I bought from Canadian Tire and that...

I have one I bought from Canadian Tire and that seatpost mounted rack is rated for 20 pounds (9 Kg). I have an Axion Trunk bag that I use with it.

Cheers
Forum: Touring
11-24-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,380
Posted By Miele Man

I found that cotton is okay in hot dry climates...

I found that cotton is okay in hot dry climates but where it's humid it takes forever for cotton to dry and it feels cold in t he meantime if it's a all cool out.

Cheers
11-24-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,779
Posted By Miele Man

That may be but the Velo Sport I have here does...

That may be but the Velo Sport I have here does NOT have any accent mark above the E.
...
11-24-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,454
Posted By Miele Man

I'd really like to get an Alan frameset in either...

I'd really like to get an Alan frameset in either carbon frame tubes and aluminium lugs or aluminium frame t ubes and lugs. I'd far prefer the carbon one though.

Cheers
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