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01-24-23, 08:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,251
Posted By Miele Man

I believe that another problem with such a jump...

I believe that another problem with such a jump between such a small chainring and the proposed large one would be the required shape of the derailleur cage to match the 70 teeth chainring. Then I...
01-20-23, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 523,127
Posted By Miele Man

One of the great advantages in riding country...

One of the great advantages in riding country roads hereabouts in winter is that they plow the shoulders of the roads and even though those shoulders are dirt they're frozen solid. Thus tires don't...
Forum: Touring
01-16-23, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By Miele Man

Neck and arm pain? I remember a number of years...

Neck and arm pain? I remember a number of years ago I was getting a lot of neck and shoulder pain after riding a number of miles. I tried playibg with saddle and handlebar height and reach to no...
Forum: Touring
01-14-23, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By Miele Man

I have an adjustable quill stem on a couple of my...

I have an adjustable quill stem on a couple of my bikes along with a drop handlebar. I like t hat I can raise or lower the stem for different conditions although if the change in height is a fair bit...
01-13-23, 08:21 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 10,404
Posted By Miele Man

I think that when Shimano perfected index...

I think that when Shimano perfected index shifting, that it was one of the greatest advances in bicycling componentry since the safety bicycle and pneumatic tires/tubes. Index shifting made it so...
01-13-23, 08:17 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 10,404
Posted By Miele Man

Ah but some people are making new Penny Farthing...

Ah but some people are making new Penny Farthing bicycles.

People will ride whatever they like.

Cheers
01-13-23, 08:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,695
Posted By Miele Man

A few years ago I watched a video on YouTube; a...

A few years ago I watched a video on YouTube; a guy took a Chinese knockoff frame to a bike shop (I forget the reason) and the shop got in touch with specialized. THe guy at the time did not know...
01-13-23, 07:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,143
Posted By Miele Man

I think of spoke protectors (aka Dork Discs) as...

I think of spoke protectors (aka Dork Discs) as insurance. You don't really want if but if something does go wrong you're really glad you have it.

To me a spoke protector doesn't look any worse...
01-11-23, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,264
Posted By Miele Man

That's a nice surface to ride on. Here are a...

That's a nice surface to ride on.

Here are a couple of image from a few years ago. I took them for fun. It's a rail-trail that runs about 75kms. This day the snow was fairly soft and hadn't frozen...
01-11-23, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,264
Posted By Miele Man

I f ar prefer frozen to wet if there's soft...

I f ar prefer frozen to wet if there's soft ground when wet. It's much easier to ride on a hard frozen surface. The only time I don't like a hard frozen surface is on t he unpaved trails around here...
01-11-23, 06:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,662
Posted By Miele Man

I've used old Suntour rear derailleurs with...

I've used old Suntour rear derailleurs with Shimano Index shifters. To make taking out cable seating/stretch easier I used a bolt to thread the rear of the derailleur to then accept a barrel...
01-10-23, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Miele Man

Regarding the cogs that the chain skips on. A...

Regarding the cogs that the chain skips on. A GREAT thing about Uniglide cogs (except the smallest threaded one) is that they can be flipped to extend their life. Take off the cogs but remember which...
01-08-23, 12:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,729
Posted By Miele Man

Where I live the public transit buses run every...

Where I live the public transit buses run every half hour or hour. They also do not run on a don't run on Sundays and some don't run on the weekend at all. On top of that there are very few routes...
01-07-23, 11:53 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 26,964
Posted By Miele Man

I have a number of disc-brake bikes all of them...

I have a number of disc-brake bikes all of them from the mid-1980s or early-1990s. Oddly they all have sidepull claiper brakes that engage the disc. You see, technically a rim-brake IS a disc-brake....
12-23-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,952
Posted By Miele Man

I really like how the front brake caliper is...

I really like how the front brake caliper is mounted on the rear of the front fork.

Cheers
12-04-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,492
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: 50
Views: 3,081
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: 25
Views: 1,308
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: 33
Views: 2,657
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...
11-25-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,168
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: 1,273
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: 6,306
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: 6,306
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: 4,903
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: 156
Views: 8,594
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...
10-31-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 52,419
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
10-15-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 51,390
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: 1,258
Views: 51,390
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: 3,684
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: 44
Views: 2,605
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: 4,630
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: 18,610
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: 1,674
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: 1,177
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: 6,357
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: 4,812
Views: 2,601,584
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: 18,610
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: 1,613
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: 1,613
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: 531
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: 4,751
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: 604
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: 43,090
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: 1,094
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: 109
Views: 16,943
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: 1,505
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: 5,719
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: 5,719
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: 5,719
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: 1,187
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...
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