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12-05-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,147
Posted By Miele Man

I always found stem mounted shifters to be more...

I always found stem mounted shifters to be more awkward to use than downtube shifters or bar-end shifters. On a cheap bike with a steel handlebar I'd swap out the stem mounted shifters for thumb...
12-05-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 291
Posted By Miele Man

Sometimes going from a warm indoor environment to...

Sometimes going from a warm indoor environment to a cold outdoor environment can cause condensation inside things like brake or gear cables that can freeze them solid. Sometimes that will happen with...
12-04-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,120
Posted By Miele Man

I tried to resist, I really did. However... ...

I tried to resist, I really did. However...

After 8 years since the last post in this thread I imagine that the OP got the brake levers loosened and replaced the brake hoods okay.

Btw, those...
12-04-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 291
Posted By Miele Man

Where I live it's dark early in the morning and...

Where I live it's dark early in the morning and it's dark again around 1700hrs (5PM) so I use a battery powered light with an external battery and a cable long enough that I can keep the battery...
Forum: Touring
12-01-22, 12:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 507
Posted By Miele Man

I sometimes use a lightweight tarp over my tent...

I sometimes use a lightweight tarp over my tent if I'm setting up or breaking camp in the rain. The tarp keeps the tent dry so that it's not packed wet and the tarp also means that I can take my...
12-01-22, 12:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 612
Posted By Miele Man

I have a bike that had a fairly tight seatpost...

I have a bike that had a fairly tight seatpost that was tighter than it should have been. I wrapped some wet/dry paper around a thick wood dowel and carefully sanded off the built up gunk on the...
11-26-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 571
Posted By Miele Man

Is it possible that the OP has routed the inner...

Is it possible that the OP has routed the inner cable the wrong way at the pinch bolt on the rear derailleur?

Cheers
11-25-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,301
Posted By Miele Man

Carry a spare thumbshifter and cable with you if...

Carry a spare thumbshifter and cable with you if you're that worried about it. Even an inexpensive friction only thumbshifter will let you get home.

Cheers
11-25-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,636
Posted By Miele Man

Ratcheting shifters are friction shifters but...

Ratcheting shifters are friction shifters but with a ratcheting mechanism in them that makes it a lot easier to use the shift lever as the bolt holding the shifter to the shift pod or boss doesn't...
Forum: Touring
11-23-22, 04:59 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,743
Posted By Miele Man

Uh, are you saying that your total weight thus...

Uh, are you saying that your total weight thus far WITHOUT food or water is 54kg/119 lbs? Ah, I see that is so. 39kgs/86lbs.

How much food and water do you intend to carry?

Are there any steep...
Forum: Touring
11-23-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 874
Posted By Miele Man

With a threadless stem adapter as mentioned in...

With a threadless stem adapter as mentioned in Post #8, you can also flip a threadless stem over to gain a bit more height for the handlebar.

Cheers
11-23-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,636
Posted By Miele Man

It all depends on what you like in aesthetics as...

It all depends on what you like in aesthetics as well as functionality. Another advantage that aero brake levers have, over the older style of brake levers that you have, is that you can also add...
11-23-22, 04:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,453
Posted By Miele Man

Painting the frame yourself can be worth it if...

Painting the frame yourself can be worth it if you know how t o strip off the old paint and how to prepare the frame for the new paint. It's also a great way to get a custom paint job that would be...
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By Miele Man

Is it a GIPIEMME frameset? That's what the...

Is it a GIPIEMME frameset? That's what the writing in the image looks like to me.
...
11-19-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 569
Posted By Miele Man

I consider a dork disc to be good insurance for...

I consider a dork disc to be good insurance for that one unforeseen time when a derailleur dumps a chain between the spokes and the cogs. Especially with blade spokes a dork disc could save a long...
11-19-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,446
Posted By Miele Man

Hey there OP. Is there a bicycle co-op near you?...

Hey there OP. Is there a bicycle co-op near you? If there is and you go there they would most likely be happy to show you how to properly set up and adjust your V-brakes. Some bicycle co-ops do like...
Forum: Touring
11-17-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,208
Posted By Miele Man

I felt like doing some of that but unfortunately...

I felt like doing some of that but unfortunately I was riding through Toronto and had to get back home. You really do need to be careful when dealing with an unknown to you bicycle shop.

Cheers
11-17-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,530
Posted By Miele Man

My BinL got me Kirkland brand wool socks for...

My BinL got me Kirkland brand wool socks for Christmas and they work fine for me. It's important to NOT use strong detergents when washing anything made of wool as the detergent will also strip away...
11-17-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,636
Posted By Miele Man

Drilling the handlebar for aero brake levers used...

Drilling the handlebar for aero brake levers used to be somewhat popular too but drilling a handlelbar often resulted in a handlebar breaking at a very inopportune time. A suddenly breaking...
11-17-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,446
Posted By Miele Man

Another thing to look for with sticky V-brakes...

Another thing to look for with sticky V-brakes (or sticky cantilever brakes) is that the end of the stud hasn't been mushroomed due to over tightening of the mounting bolt. I've often improved the...
Forum: Touring
11-17-22, 03:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,208
Posted By Miele Man

Almost as bad, or perhaps worse, is when a shop...

Almost as bad, or perhaps worse, is when a shop damages your bike a LOT. I was riding through Toronto Canada and noticed that my driveside crankarm was a bit too close to the frame. I stopped at a...
11-17-22, 03:15 AM
Replies: 5,413
Views: 571,479
Posted By Miele Man

What area of Canada are you in? Cheers

What area of Canada are you in?

Cheers
11-17-22, 03:07 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,446
Posted By Miele Man

An image of your brakes would really be helpful....

An image of your brakes would really be helpful. Do you have the type where there's a long spring arm going up the back of the arm of the V-brake to a stud on the arm?

Examples from a Costco...
11-17-22, 02:34 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,446
Posted By Miele Man

Imho, a cantilever brake is a centerpul design...

Imho, a cantilever brake is a centerpul design without the cross bridge. The cantilever pivots mount directly to the fork or frame but the brake is still activated via a cable pulling on t he center...
11-13-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 360
Posted By Miele Man

Sounds to me like the OP wants t remove the...

Sounds to me like the OP wants t remove the chainrings from the crankarm. He said he could get the chainset off but wants to get the crankarm off the chainset. Thus it seems to me that it's getting...
Forum: Touring
11-13-22, 02:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 613
Posted By Miele Man

For the place where the fender mounts behind the...

For the place where the fender mounts behind the bottom bracket and onto the chainstay bridge, you can get a spring steel clip to put onto the fender and then that clip snaps over the chainstay...
Forum: Touring
11-12-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,605
Posted By Miele Man

Possible they thought the wide tire on a narrow...

Possible they thought the wide tire on a narrow rim would protect the rim better?

Cheers
11-12-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,636
Posted By Miele Man

Do you have a bicycle co-op near you? That could...

Do you have a bicycle co-op near you? That could be a great place to find inexpensive parts and also qualified help in getting them put on your bike and adjusted properly.

I have a MIELE UNO LS...
11-12-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,568
Posted By Miele Man

I love that the ad calls a cassette a "Flywheel"...

I love that the ad calls a cassette a "Flywheel" and calls cogs "Discs".

How long will a carbon steel quick link last?

Cheers
11-12-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Miele Man

Are you positive that it's the shifter and not a...

Are you positive that it's the shifter and not a worn 4th gear cog?

Cheers
11-06-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,890
Posted By Miele Man

I used to shave my legs and arms because doing...

I used to shave my legs and arms because doing that made it a lot easier/faster to apply more sunblock on long rides.

Cheers
11-06-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,750
Posted By Miele Man

I had a friend who came with me bicycle camping...

I had a friend who came with me bicycle camping near Matachewan, Ontario, Canada. After climbing one of the dirt/gravel road hills he said that he'd walk the next one. After walking the next hill he...
11-06-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,071
Posted By Miele Man

I've fixed wheels like that by inflating the tire...

I've fixed wheels like that by inflating the tire to hard, then holding the wheel at a 45 degrees angle to a hard floor or paved road and then whacking the bent section against the hard surface to...
10-31-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 44,009
Posted By Miele Man

How many bicycles do I own? Far too many for a...

How many bicycles do I own? Far too many for a bachelor apartment. I really do need to thin down the herd.

Cheers
10-25-22, 11:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 17,655
Posted By Miele Man

I still have Biopace on a couple of my bikes....

I still have Biopace on a couple of my bikes. Those are the original type of Biopace. I also have a few Biopac rings in my stash in case I ever wear out the ones on those bikes.

Cheers
10-15-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,481
Posted By Miele Man

I did say bicycling items that you NEVER use. LOL...

I did say bicycling items that you NEVER use. LOL

I have a number of NOS Uniglide cassettes that I might never use. I'm 71 years young now and Uniglide cassettes last a very long time plus the...
Forum: Touring
10-15-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By Miele Man

Ah, a fellow after my own heart. I love Classic...

Ah, a fellow after my own heart. I love Classic MIELE bicycles.

I have an old MIELE MTB that I've converted to drop-bar, V-brakes, interrupter brake levers and bar-end shifters and use for touring...
10-15-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,481
Posted By Miele Man

I figure that the biggest wasted item(s) of money...

I figure that the biggest wasted item(s) of money on bicycle things is (are) the items you buy but never use.

Cheers
10-10-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,865
Posted By Miele Man

The problem with many segregated bike lanes is...

The problem with many segregated bike lanes is that they put bicyclist into a more dangerous position at EVERY intersection including driveways and entrances/exists to parking lots. A lot of time a...
Forum: Touring
10-06-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,162
Posted By Miele Man

Years ago I rode a 15-speed MTB from Toronto,...

Years ago I rode a 15-speed MTB from Toronto, Canada to Lindsay, Canada. That bike had big jumps between gears. It was frustrating on hills because a gear I was in would be too large and the next...
Forum: Touring
10-05-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,162
Posted By Miele Man

I have a Mountain Tamer on one of my cranksets. I...

I have a Mountain Tamer on one of my cranksets. I forget what the the count is on it. I think it's 20 teeth. Here are two images for anyone wondering what a Mountain Tamer is....
Forum: Commuting
10-05-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,811
Posted By Miele Man

i wear regular trousers and mid-calf length...

i wear regular trousers and mid-calf length socks. I tuck the pant legs inside the socks and that prevents a pantleg from getting caught in the chain and it prevents wind from blowing up the pant...
10-05-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,256
Posted By Miele Man

I ride a LOT at night when it's fully dark. I use...

I ride a LOT at night when it's fully dark. I use a Lyzene light for near light and a Magicshine knockoff for long distance aka high-beam. That way I can see critters (such as skunks) long before I...
10-02-22, 04:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 921
Posted By Miele Man

How much weight do you intend to carry whilst...

How much weight do you intend to carry whilst touring with this gear combination? How steep or long are the grades or hills you'll encounter?

There's a bicycle store about 15 kilometers from me...
10-02-22, 04:14 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,390
Posted By Miele Man

Around here riding on the sidewalk can get you a...

Around here riding on the sidewalk can get you a ticket. Depends on the police officer though. My friend got a ticket once for riding on a sidewalk where there were no people for many many blocks.
...
10-02-22, 04:12 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,749
Posted By Miele Man

Around here bicycles and E-bikes etc. are NOT a...

Around here bicycles and E-bikes etc. are NOT a good mix and that's because far too many E-bike riders have very poor handling skills and are totally ignorant of safe passing procedures. On far too...
10-02-22, 04:09 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,749
Posted By Miele Man

I've posted about my experiences using a bell on...

I've posted about my experiences using a bell on our local rail-trails. It doesn't work. I ring the bell and, I kid you not, most times people stop and look UP. What do they think? That ET is coming...
10-02-22, 04:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,280
Posted By Miele Man

Looking at the cut tire in your other thread I'd...

Looking at the cut tire in your other thread I'd say no way I'd trust that tire with any kind of repair. In my honest opinion t hat tire is dead and should be disposed of. I'd cut it in half and...
10-01-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 709
Posted By Miele Man

Be thankful that it was the rear tire and not...

Be thankful that it was the rear tire and not the front.

Sure does look like you ran over something pretty sharp.

Cheers
10-01-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,599
Posted By Miele Man

The bicycle was jammed under the front wheel and...

The bicycle was jammed under the front wheel and thus the driver didn't have much choice but to remain at the scene.

Cheers
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