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07-17-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,401
Posted By Bimmer69

R.I.P = Rims In Pieces

R.I.P = Rims In Pieces
06-24-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By Bimmer69

challenge accepted. long stems look stupid....

challenge accepted.

long stems look stupid. And they weigh more. So keep it short.
but you don’t want them too short because then you can’t get some pump heads on the valve.

as for...
06-22-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 43,220
Posted By Bimmer69

Same name but two different companies. Miele...

Same name but two different companies.
Miele the bike company is named after Jim Miele, an Italian who immigrated to Toronto, Canada.
He wasn’t happy with the bikes available in Canada at the...
06-19-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,695
Posted By Bimmer69

Kleen Kanteen makes a sport top for most of their...

Kleen Kanteen makes a sport top for most of their bottles. They include a small one-way silicone valve in the lid. It does leak if you tip it on its side.
Additionally the sport tops fit other...
06-19-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,695
Posted By Bimmer69

You could wrap them in a towel or bubble wrap to...

You could wrap them in a towel or bubble wrap to further insulate them.
06-15-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,422
Posted By Bimmer69

Bike Forums. The place where you can learn...

Bike Forums.
The place where you can learn about lubricants, metallurgy, classical physics and now the microeconomics of supply and demand.
what’s next? Quantum mechanics?
06-14-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,695
Posted By Bimmer69

I do something similar. 3-4 ice cubes in a...

I do something similar.
3-4 ice cubes in a 32oz insulated vacuum steel bottle, topped off with refrigerator temp water. Stays cold for 3-4 hours.

I also freeze a regular 500ml water bottle to...
06-12-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,597
Posted By Bimmer69

It’s sad. But to be honest LBS’s have been a...

It’s sad.
But to be honest LBS’s have been a letdown for me. Several times they’ve taken an order, told me it’s ready and then when I get there it’s like “sorry dude we, like, don’t have what you...
06-12-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,250
Posted By Bimmer69

With the apparent of of that idiot thread where...

With the apparent of of that idiot thread where OP wanted to sand down his rims I was thinking it’s time for another good chain lube thread.
and right on time here we are!
06-06-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,329
Posted By Bimmer69

Is this what a bar brawl looks like on BF?

Is this what a bar brawl looks like on BF?
05-08-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,401
Posted By Bimmer69

more like “As the Rim Turns” lol. op not...

more like “As the Rim Turns” lol.

op not sure how much you would gain by removing such a small amount of the diameter. Also how would you do it evenly?
04-20-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Bimmer69

I’ve always wondered... what’s the purpose of...

I’ve always wondered... what’s the purpose of these little springs?
04-19-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,548
Posted By Bimmer69

I have the exact helmet, Lazer G1 MIPS. It stays...

I have the exact helmet, Lazer G1 MIPS. It stays on my head just fine.
average male, 5’9”, 150 lbs.

I think Consumer Reports also does helmet testing.
04-19-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,655
Posted By Bimmer69

Oil change on a Bugatti Veyron is $26,000. How...

Oil change on a Bugatti Veyron is $26,000. How much are the tires?
or is this one of those “if you have to ask...” things?
04-14-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,101
Posted By Bimmer69

Us cheapskates get by just fine with a bucket,...

Us cheapskates get by just fine with a bucket, water and laundry detergent.
overnight soak and everything comes out squeaky clean.
old toothbrush for the really gunked on stuff.
04-13-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,308
Posted By Bimmer69

If you are trying to burn calories then it’s more...

If you are trying to burn calories then it’s more important to spend more time riding than trying to attain a high speed goal.
Try riding at a slower pace for longer. You’ll burn more calories.
...
04-07-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,475
Posted By Bimmer69

T-Mar sorry for necro-ing this thread but an 850...

T-Mar sorry for necro-ing this thread but an 850 I just acquired has Shimano 600 Arabesque (non-indexed). Any info on that?
wondering if the owner or LBS in Ontario changed out the campy that...
03-21-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By Bimmer69

Isn’t this just an early version of today’s...

Isn’t this just an early version of today’s electronic shifting?
03-21-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By Bimmer69

Or people will simply store them in their garage/...

Or people will simply store them in their garage/ basement and forget about them for 10-20 years
#sad
03-10-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,009
Posted By Bimmer69

Surgery is the action of last resort. get it...

Surgery is the action of last resort.
get it properly diagnosed and start with the most conservative treatment - which is probably rest and mild physio. Chiropractors are quacks.
be sure to follow...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,839
Posted By Bimmer69

Sorry for going off topic but what the hell is...

Sorry for going off topic but what the hell is going on with the Toronto / GTA market.
This bike would go for 300 in a heartbeat here..
03-08-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,083
Posted By Bimmer69

I like tinkering - as my username suggests my...

I like tinkering - as my username suggests my other distraction/ hobby / money pit is my BMW.
I do what I can up top - electronics, HVAC, door mechanicals etc (in case you haven’t heard these cars...
03-08-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 43,220
Posted By Bimmer69

Wow Tmar you are a fountain of knowledge. I had...

Wow Tmar you are a fountain of knowledge. I had no idea frame materials and building were this complex.

a bit off topic but is there a list of Miele models, years and the components they used?...
03-06-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By Bimmer69

I feel your pain OP. I have a rim / tire...

I feel your pain OP.

I have a rim / tire combo that brings me to tears - Ambrosio + Continental.
just get the best tire levers, 4 of them and work carefully around the circumference of the...
03-03-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 880
Posted By Bimmer69

I just wear golf shorts (with boxers underneath -...

I just wear golf shorts (with boxers underneath - sorry if TMI)
Haggar Cool18 to be exact.
03-01-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,113
Posted By Bimmer69

Well, really for $10 how much support are you...

Well, really for $10 how much support are you providing?
02-28-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 632
Posted By Bimmer69

First picture in this thread might help as a...

First picture in this thread might help as a reference as how to it’s supposed to hang.
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/902184-changinf-rear-derailleur-70-s-motobecane.html
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By Bimmer69

Is this Bianchi worth it?

Spotted this just now.
looks low end but has a Columbus frame

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-road-bike/city-of-toronto/vintage-bianchi-road-bike/1552102097
02-14-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,661
Posted By Bimmer69

If the stereos that were sold in same year were...

If the stereos that were sold in same year were silver then bike = vintage
Else bike = black plastic crap era
02-14-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 686
Posted By Bimmer69

I will sheepishly admit I added slime to a set of...

I will sheepishly admit I added slime to a set of my tires for long distance rides.

The combination of Ambrosio rims and Continental tires makes it extremely difficult to remove the tire in case...
02-14-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,905
Posted By Bimmer69

At least it’s not about chain lube :p For...

At least it’s not about chain lube :p

For the record I am pro-rim brake.
02-14-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,433
Posted By Bimmer69

I inadvertently became a flipper of a few bikes...

I inadvertently became a flipper of a few bikes last summer.
I was looking for a decent Miele and went through a few looking for the right set of components and my size.

Basically I ended up...
02-11-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By Bimmer69

I’ve used CLR on chrome. It’s fine. just brush...

I’ve used CLR on chrome. It’s fine.
just brush it off after about 15 minutes. Reapply if needed.
02-04-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,447
Posted By Bimmer69

There’s a good framework (pardon the pun) here ...

There’s a good framework (pardon the pun) here

How bicycle is made - material, manufacture, history, used, components, dimensions, machine, History (http://www.madehow.com/Volume-2/Bicycle.html)...
02-03-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,298
Posted By Bimmer69

Or a flat nylon washer on the rim side. the...

Or a flat nylon washer on the rim side.
the nylon will have less of a chance of cutting the tube.
02-02-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,298
Posted By Bimmer69

You could try just wrapping some tape around the...

You could try just wrapping some tape around the lower part of the stem.
Or get a pack of rubber grommets (I’m not sure of the exact size).
02-01-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 36,432
Posted By Bimmer69

My beater. Needs work but it’s fast. ...

My beater. Needs work but it’s fast.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/5a24f832_dad9_4237_88dc_0da17b24e64a_73dc5232e94a66fc20f2deea982497ce0d740d20.jpeg
Miele Alfa
02-01-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,150
Posted By Bimmer69

I see what you did there ;) feel sorry for...

I see what you did there ;)

feel sorry for the OP. Clearly wanted to start a pedal fight yet ended up starting a reflector fight.
BTW I thought the magic incantation to start a fight around here...
12-02-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,770
Posted By Bimmer69

I'm a casual rider - maybe a couple hundred km...

I'm a casual rider - maybe a couple hundred km per week when the weather is decent (above 15C and no rain).
Both my Miele's have biopace rings. Can't really tell the difference except when climbing...
12-02-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Bimmer69

That was the first thing I tried.. the seals are...

That was the first thing I tried.. the seals are too soft, there's really no strength to them to be held in by anything.
They're also a bit warped and don't hold their shape.


thanks..done....
11-29-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Bimmer69

What to do about these pedal dust seals

Any suggestions on how to get these bearings sealed up again?
The collars are cracked and have walked out of the cups.
The bearings are fine, pedals are nice and smooth. Just trying to keep it that...
11-29-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 43,220
Posted By Bimmer69

Welcome to bikeforums! For the fork, try the...

Welcome to bikeforums!
For the fork, try the following:

- Remove rust with the following (in increasing order of potential damage to the finish)
1. Vinegar or citric acid solution - apply with a...
10-07-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By Bimmer69

Thanks, that is helpful. I played around with...

Thanks, that is helpful.
I played around with it for a couple hours and was able to get some sort of index type clicks (albeit in friction mode).
In the end I gave up, thinking I have a defective...
10-07-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,672
Posted By Bimmer69

Long interesting read here with nuclear option...

Long interesting read here with nuclear option ideas
​​​​​​HackBlog: The Seatpost and the Damage Done (http://thehackmechanic.blogspot.com/2020/06/the-seatpost-and-damage-done.html)
09-20-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,144
Posted By Bimmer69

< insert drool emoji here >

< insert drool emoji here >
09-20-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,507
Posted By Bimmer69

One less than the number that would get you...

One less than the number that would get you kicked out of the house / divorced.
09-14-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By Bimmer69

Shimano Indexed Front Shifter help (Exage SL-A450)

Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with Shimano's mid to late 80's shifters?
I have this on a Miele, and apparently the left shifter (front derailleur) can be changed to index mode.

...
09-11-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By Bimmer69

Follow up.. headset rebuild was easy on the...

Follow up.. headset rebuild was easy on the Binova. I cleaned up the rust and just applied some rust converter on the top of the fork.
Painting or any other treatment seemed like a cover up job....
09-05-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Bimmer69

Just wanted to post a follow up and thanks to...

Just wanted to post a follow up and thanks to all.
I found a set of 2x8 105 downtube shifters on Kijiji for $20.

The KMC chain was a breeze to install; I’ve done three more on different bikes...
08-31-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,144
Posted By Bimmer69

I thought it would have been racing that would...

I thought it would have been racing that would influence the move to aluminum and CF.
would they not want to shave every last gram of weight for that bit of competitive edge?

I do agree, as a non...
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