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11-25-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 933
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
11-19-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
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: 3,265
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...
11-17-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,265
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...
11-06-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,786
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
10-15-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,228
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...
10-15-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,228
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: 1,821
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: 1,138
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...
10-05-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,162
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, 04:09 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
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: 1,237
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: 707
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
Forum: Commuting
10-01-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,835
Posted By Miele Man

I moved out of Toronto in October 1989 and I rode...

I moved out of Toronto in October 1989 and I rode everywhere in Toronto on the road before bike lanes were a thing. I rode Bloor street, Danforth Ave., St. Clair, Kingston Road, Avenue Road, Yonge...
Forum: Touring
10-01-22, 02:48 AM
Replies: 4,689
Views: 2,477,519
Posted By Miele Man

I don't think that I've posted these images here...

I don't think that I've posted these images here yet.

This is my old BIANCHI MTB back in the 1980s on a two weeks long trip on logging/mining roads near Matachewan, Ontario, Canada. Total load...
09-26-22, 12:18 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By Miele Man

Note that I said they were passing on my RIGHT....

Note that I said they were passing on my RIGHT. You can pass on the left here when it is safe to do so. My point is that many E-bike riders don't know when to or how to pass safely.

Perhaps you...
09-20-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,103
Posted By Miele Man

Dogs and bikes

This thread title reminded me about these two images I save a long time ago.

Enjoy.
...
09-20-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,103
Posted By Miele Man

I can tell you what happens on a crushed...

I can tell you what happens on a crushed limestone path, and the result of being 'clotherslined' by a long dog leash aren't pretty. I spent a few hours in an emergency department getting all the grit...
06-30-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
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: 2,224
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
06-04-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
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...
Replies: 82
Views: 37,864
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...
02-04-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 848
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: 12,951
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...
01-13-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,139
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
01-06-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,820
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, 04:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,820
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: 4,820
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: 1,010
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...
12-30-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,113
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,...
12-27-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,146
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....
12-18-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 24,115
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....
12-11-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,858
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, 10:13 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,858
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
12-05-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 502,622
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.
...
12-01-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,736
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: 3,512
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...
11-24-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,622
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
11-24-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,585
Posted By Miele Man

I've pretty well given up on riding on the...

I've pretty well given up on riding on the rail-trails around here. Between dog walkers with dogs on long thin retractable leashes that do an excellent job of "clotheslining" you and people walking...
11-15-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 6,281
Posted By Miele Man

I LOVE my 3 x 9 on my MIELE SUPREMA and also on...

I LOVE my 3 x 9 on my MIELE SUPREMA and also on some of my MTBs. It's cost me way too much to convert my vintage bikes to either 2 x 12 or 1 x 11. What I have works well for ME.

YMVV.

Cheers
11-14-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 6,281
Posted By Miele Man

I have not tried any rear gear clusters over 9...

I have not tried any rear gear clusters over 9 cogs. When I built up my touring bike a few years ago (actually over a decade ago now) I moved from 7 cogs to 9 cogs in the rear. I liked my 7 cogs...
11-14-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 9,289
Posted By Miele Man

You think that Bike Forums is bad? You should see...

You think that Bike Forums is bad? You should see the El Toro Poo Poo that gets posted on Usenet groups such as rec.bicycles.tech Start a thread about anything bicycling related there and within a...
11-12-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,023
Posted By Miele Man

I had an instance on a hill many years ago where...

I had an instance on a hill many years ago where a driver at the last second decided to turn onto a side street right in front of me. I leaned the bike slightly to the right and hit the rear brake...
11-11-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,505
Posted By Miele Man

As another poster has said, you don't need metal...

As another poster has said, you don't need metal tire levers. Quality tire plastic levers such as Park, Pedros or VAR are quite sufficient for most bicycle tires.

I'd figure out a way to carry a...
11-11-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,505
Posted By Miele Man

Poor quality tire levers that break when you try...

Poor quality tire levers that break when you try to remove a tire in order to repair or replace a tube, are NOT better than nothing. I've seen cheap tire levers that either bent to the point of being...
11-04-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,859
Posted By Miele Man

You've revived a thread where the last post was...

You've revived a thread where the last post was 11 years ago. LOL I wonder how old the oldest revived Zombie thread is?

Cheers
11-04-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,347
Posted By Miele Man

I have a Miele Columbus SL frameset I added a...

I have a Miele Columbus SL frameset I added a Dura Ace AX groupset to.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/img_3769_00aa6c522216f6cafd28b1235ca2cb3c663f8ffc.jpg...
11-02-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,177
Posted By Miele Man

Okay and thanks for clarifying that. There...

Okay and thanks for clarifying that.

There used to be a shop here in town that wouldn't work on anything but high end bikes and didn't like to sell cables and stuff to people who didn't buy their...
10-31-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7,863
Views: 878,429
Posted By Miele Man

My new vintage copy of David Gidmark's JOURNEY...

My new vintage copy of David Gidmark's JOURNEY ACROSS A CONTINENT arrived yesterday. It was advertised as being a softcover but is a paperback.

It's an interesting story and shows that a long trip...
10-20-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 208,262
Posted By Miele Man

An unusual Raleigh I got out of the garbage. It's...

An unusual Raleigh I got out of the garbage. It's not a high end bike but it rides very nicely. T-Mar said it's a 1984 or 1985 model. Raleigh Vector made for the Canadian market.
...
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