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08-03-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 570
Posted By Miele Man

I wonder if during hard exercise we excrete more...

I wonder if during hard exercise we excrete more toxins?

Cheers
08-02-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,694
Posted By Miele Man

What gets me about roundabouts in my area is that...

What gets me about roundabouts in my area is that even the two lanes ones are not consistent. One has the right lane as a through lane going east, or right turn lane only to go south. The next...
08-01-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 470
Posted By Miele Man

Some of us will be waiting and looking forward to...

Some of us will be waiting and looking forward to seeing that conversion.

Good luck and cheers
07-31-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 470
Posted By Miele Man

Image assist for Escuta. ...

Image assist for Escuta.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/323x435/bars_6cdcbd126de14de1a93fbedde21e8f18dec0e843_d759207a391707ea032349e77a373c8e72b53a67.jpg...
07-30-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 468
Posted By Miele Man

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/img_1113_f7bd0f5862dabfddda59bf974c38aa0d7e799504.jpg


Yes that's a Zefal pump cup clamp. The pump was inside the pannier.

Cheers
07-30-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,135
Posted By Miele Man

A few years back I bought a used Miyata Seven Ten...

A few years back I bought a used Miyata Seven Ten for the whopping sum of $30.00 Canadian from a fellow outside of town who sold used bikes.

That Miyata Seven Ten had a Shimano 105 6-speed hub on...
07-30-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 470
Posted By Miele Man

You can put images into t he gallery and someone...

You can put images into t he gallery and someone else can then post them for you. Then again, you only need two more posts to be able to post images directly.

If you use an alloy dropbar then you...
07-17-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7,199
Views: 698,613
Posted By Miele Man

Three sets of 3-for $50.00 USD Servizio Corse...

Three sets of 3-for $50.00 USD Servizio Corse tubular tires from Yellow Jersey in Wisconsin, USA. Nine tires in total.

Cheers
07-17-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By Miele Man

Many years ago I read about shaving the legs for...

Many years ago I read about shaving the legs for the first time. the advice was do NOT do it before a race because the feeling of bedding on bare skin often makes getting to sleep difficult.
...
07-01-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 491
Posted By Miele Man

Thanks. I'll hook one of them up to a derailleur...

Thanks. I'll hook one of them up to a derailleur and see if the shift lever stays in it gear I select.

Cheers
06-19-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 2,815,922
Posted By Miele Man

The clearance between the rear tire and the...

The clearance between the rear tire and the seattube means you can mount a water bottle holder there. I did that with my old Bianchi MTB way back in the 1980s.

It's not the best quality image but...
05-05-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By Miele Man

Thanks people. I was thinking that perhaps the...

Thanks people. I was thinking that perhaps the surface of a resilient running track was too fragile for a bicycle with narrow tires. I used to do laps on an asphalt paved outdoor running track years...
04-11-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,063
Posted By Miele Man

Very lightly tap that cable stop so that it...

Very lightly tap that cable stop so that it becomes 90 degrees to the downtube.

When the cable is on t he front derailleur is it staying in place on the front derailleur?

If you disconnect the...
12-13-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,719
Posted By Miele Man

Especially with an alloy handlebar with owner...

Especially with an alloy handlebar with owner drilled holes in it that are then covered with handlebar tape thereby hiding any crack that starts to form later.

Cheers
12-12-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,391
Posted By Miele Man

I love my old steel bicycles. I have one that I...

I love my old steel bicycles. I have one that I converted back in 2001 to Campagnolo 9-speed Mirage/Veloce with Ergo shift/brake levers. To me it's the best of Classic and modern. It's a Columbus SLX...
12-12-20, 03:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,719
Posted By Miele Man

If you're really carefyul, it's safe to drill...

If you're really carefyul, it's safe to drill holes in aluminium handlebars. What's not safe is using that handlebar after it's been drilled. A handlebar that is factory made with holes in them are...
12-08-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 40,229
Posted By Miele Man

My Miele UNO LS had 27" wheels on it. I swapped...

My Miele UNO LS had 27" wheels on it. I swapped them for 700C wheels and can put 30mm Schwalbe CX-Pro (cyclo-cross) tires on it okay with fenders.

Cheers
11-30-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By Miele Man

NO! It won't work as the aluminium foil is far to...

NO! It won't work as the aluminium foil is far to delicate. I use a gel cyanoacrylic glue to hold each of 4 soda can shims on each of the 4 spindle flats. I make each shim JUST big enough to cover...
11-24-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 33,489
Posted By Miele Man

With an equally impressive price tag. LOL ...

With an equally impressive price tag. LOL

Cheers
11-24-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,696
Posted By Miele Man

Sheldon Brown liked BioPace. He wrote an asticle...

Sheldon Brown liked BioPace. He wrote an asticle about them. John Allen has revised it. I don't know how much of the article is still Sheldon's views.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/biopace.html...
11-21-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 51,285
Posted By Miele Man

I use old school rigid MTBs converted to dropbar....

I use old school rigid MTBs converted to dropbar. They make fantastic dirt/gravel road riding bicycles or fantastic off-pave road touring bikes or even touring bikes if used with narrower tires.

...
11-18-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,572
Posted By Miele Man

I liked and still like the old Shimano 600 EX...

I liked and still like the old Shimano 600 EX Arabesque groupset with its pantograph components.
...
11-07-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,031
Posted By Miele Man

It's amazing what some people will try on a...

It's amazing what some people will try on a bicycle. I was helping a guy fix a bike and noticed that somehow he'd managed to thread a right pedal onto a left crankarm. When I asked him if he noticed...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,614
Posted By Miele Man

This isn't a pannier. BUT... It didn't affect the...

This isn't a pannier. BUT... It didn't affect the handling of the bicycle. 700C x 30mm Schalbe CX Pro cyclo-cross tires.
...
11-01-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,811
Posted By Miele Man

There's an entire thread on such bicycles. LOTS...

There's an entire thread on such bicycles. LOTS of similar conversions. Thread started in 2012 and now has 6,931 posts in it. Enjoy.
...
10-27-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,102
Posted By Miele Man

Yes, I mean a lockring from a square taper bottom...

Yes, I mean a lockring from a square taper bottom bracket adjustable cup. However, in your case it might not work if the internal diameter of the 11 teeth cog is smaller than that of a 14 teeth cog....
10-26-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,102
Posted By Miele Man

I don't know if your 11 teeth cog has a smaller...

I don't know if your 11 teeth cog has a smaller internal diameter than a 14 teeth cog does; but if it doesn't then you can use an adjustable cup lockring instead of the cog to hold everything...
10-14-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By Miele Man

If the transmitter and the receiver are too far...

If the transmitter and the receiver are too far apart you can get some strange behaviour such as going 200 kph us a steep hill. LOL

Cheers
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,754
Posted By Miele Man

I use a rainfly from a bigger tent when needed as...

I use a rainfly from a bigger tent when needed as it covers more and protudes past the entrance and can be used as a vestibule. I like comfort when camping and on a rainy day I can sit and read in...
10-14-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 99,984
Posted By Miele Man

Just finished converting this Velo Sport to a...

Just finished converting this Velo Sport to a single speed. Left on the Adamas AX brake calipers but took all t he other Adamas AX stuff off except for the wheels and hubs.
...
10-14-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By Miele Man

There's a boardwalk in our region and that...

There's a boardwalk in our region and that boardwalk runs over a marsh. It's canted quite a bit to one side and in the morning when the dew is on the pressure treated lumber surface it's like trying...
10-04-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 223,247
Posted By Miele Man

Reading the Bike Forums Updates that still come...

Reading the Bike Forums Updates that still come into my email inbox.

Cheers
09-22-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,123
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, 02:06 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,604
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...
Forum: Touring
09-09-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,874
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...
09-05-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,170
Posted By Miele Man

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

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

Cheers
09-04-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,497
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: 1,497
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...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,379
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...
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,926
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,...
09-03-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,472
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, 02:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,567
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
09-01-20, 02:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 859
Posted By Miele Man

I've used toe-clips and straps for decades...

I've used toe-clips and straps for decades without problems. Even with cleats I've only fallen over once. That was when I first used toe-straps and cleats and forgot to loosen the strap BEFORE...
09-01-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,256
Posted By Miele Man

I do all my own maintenance and repairs. I have...

I do all my own maintenance and repairs. I have most of the tools I need/want and it saves a lot of time going to the LBS, waiting until the repair is done (sometimes that can be days) and the cost....
08-29-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,555
Posted By Miele Man

I converted many bicycles to single-speed ones. ...

I converted many bicycles to single-speed ones.

I would not get a bike shop to do it because labour would be a lot.

I had parts on hand and thus the cost to me was either zero or very low.
...
Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,511
Posted By Miele Man

I still think that the two terms are used to...

I still think that the two terms are used to differentiate between two different types of bicycle touring. Touring is used more for open spaces with racks and panniers and bikepacking is used more...
Forum: Touring
08-27-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,511
Posted By Miele Man

Because back when bicycles were first use people...

Because back when bicycles were first use people said they went touring with their bicycle. Touring is associated with side mounted panniers and bike packing doesn't use those so as to make the...
08-27-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,805
Posted By Miele Man

The thing that made SunTour bar end shifters...

The thing that made SunTour bar end shifters superior is that they were ratchet shifters unlike Campagnolo or Shimano of the same era. Thus the SunTour shifters were a fair bit easier to shift with....
08-27-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,920
Posted By Miele Man

As a life-long bicyclist with over 60 years of...

As a life-long bicyclist with over 60 years of bicycling experience, I'll say I'm NOT a fan of MOST bicycle lanes. Far too many of them are simple painted stripes that put the bicyclist right in the...
08-26-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,652
Posted By Miele Man

I have a Tange Infinity frame that I coldset back...

I have a Tange Infinity frame that I coldset back in 2001 because I wanted to put Veloce 9-speed groupset on it. I realigned the dropouts at the same time. It's still riding fine.

I have a Tange 5...
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