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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...
Replies: 82
Views: 35,984
Posted By Miele Man

Did you have two pedal extenders on one pedal? ...

Did you have two pedal extenders on one pedal?

Cheers
02-04-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
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: 98
Views: 11,521
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...
01-15-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By Miele Man

Bent handlebar? Deep scoring at one of the bends?...

Bent handlebar? Deep scoring at one of the bends? In retrospect I'd ditch that handlebar and get something else that I could be sure wouldn't fail in use.

Prying alloy stems very much isn't a good...
01-13-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By Miele Man

Is it possible that bar was supposed to be used...

Is it possible that bar was supposed to be used with a shim?

Cheers
01-13-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 934
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
01-13-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,644
Posted By Miele Man

Isn't this why Suntour came out with their...

Isn't this why Suntour came out with their triple-pulley rear derailleurs design? The two upper pulleys acted as a short cage rear derailleur and then when in the lower gears the forward lowest...
01-12-22, 12:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,575
Posted By Miele Man

I like to have two inches below the top of a...

I like to have two inches below the top of a seatlug like yours. Ona bike with more seattube above the toptube I want two inches of seatpost below the top of the toptube.

I seen bicycles that had...
01-09-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 678
Posted By Miele Man

Yes, the housing needs to be the right length in...

Yes, the housing needs to be the right length in order to be able to center those brakes.

That design of straddle cable is supposed to be a safety feature in that if a cable breaks (especially the...
01-06-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,179
Posted By Miele Man

We'd often let the customer remove the reflectors...

We'd often let the customer remove the reflectors before the customer took the bike out the door but only after it was paid for. We'd toss the reflectors into a large box about 4' x 4' by 5'high....
01-06-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,179
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, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By Miele Man

Please check your stem and find out how much of...

Please check your stem and find out how much of it is still in the headtube. That stem looks might high. I don't think there's the minimum 2 inches inside the headtube. Look for a minimum insertion...
01-05-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,179
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: 4,179
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: 918
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...
01-01-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 918
Posted By Miele Man

I looks to me as though you have those tools set...

I looks to me as though you have those tools set up to TIGHTEN the lockring. Put the hex wrench so the handle is on the LEFT side of the lockring removal tool and then put the wheel vertical and...
12-30-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,648
Posted By Miele Man

When I worked at Canadian Tire my favourite bike...

When I worked at Canadian Tire my favourite bike of theirs was the white Excalibur with alloy side-pull brake calipers, alloy dropbar brake levers, alloy rims (27") alloy seat pillar, suede look...
12-30-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,677
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,...
12-30-21, 12:37 AM
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Views: 918
Posted By Miele Man

You are turning the lockring tool COUNTER...

You are turning the lockring tool COUNTER clockwise?

Cheers
12-27-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,425
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....
12-21-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,584
Posted By Miele Man

Interesting when one considers that passing on...

Interesting when one considers that passing on the right on a single lane in the direction of travel on a road is illegal. I've seen some real idiots riding on the rail-trails around here. Idiots who...
12-18-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 22,215
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....
12-18-21, 11:12 AM
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Posted By Miele Man

Here's my MIELE UNO LS that went through a number...

Here's my MIELE UNO LS that went through a number of builds until I decided on Mirage 9-Speed Ergo levers and rear derailleur. Bike was $10.00 with the original 27" wheels at the not so local bicycle...
12-14-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 938
Posted By Miele Man

I had that happen to me one evening at the end of...

I had that happen to me one evening at the end of a very long ride. It was a Sora long cage derailleur. I was lucky to be able to remove the chain from the wrecked derailleur and then use the bike as...
12-11-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,422
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, 10:15 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,521
Posted By Miele Man

I ride my bicycle to most everywhere I want to...

I ride my bicycle to most everywhere I want to go. Sometimes if the weather is really bad or the distance is too far, I'll get my BinL or my niece to drive me. I guess that means I'm not really...
12-11-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,422
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
12-07-21, 04:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By Miele Man

Okay. Is it possible that there's excessive...

Okay.

Is it possible that there's excessive bottom bracket flex for some reason?

Cheers
12-05-21, 06:49 PM
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Views: 496,494
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.
...
12-05-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,524
Posted By Miele Man

I will never draft an unknown rider. I also...

I will never draft an unknown rider. I also don't like unknown riders drafting me as I might stop for some reason or even slow down to see something or for some other reason and I don't want them...
12-05-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By Miele Man

Looks to me like you have some badly worn cogs...

Looks to me like you have some badly worn cogs and maybe a worn chainring. I'd replace the cassette and the chain and then if you still have skipping under load, I'd replace whichever chainring it's...
12-05-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By Miele Man

I got bit with the Italian bug back in 2001. I...

I got bit with the Italian bug back in 2001. I bought 9-Speed Campagnolo Veloce and Mirage components. The only Mirage components I got (because they were a lot less $ and were basically the same as...
12-01-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,584
Posted By Miele Man

I had a helmet that fell off my handlebar and...

I had a helmet that fell off my handlebar and when the helmet hit my floor a large piece broke off the side of the helmet. That really got me to wondering just how much protection modern helmets...
12-01-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,584
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: 2,935
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...
Forum: Touring
11-24-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,391
Posted By Miele Man

I have one I bought from Canadian Tire and that...

I have one I bought from Canadian Tire and that seatpost mounted rack is rated for 20 pounds (9 Kg). I have an Axion Trunk bag that I use with it.

Cheers
Forum: Touring
11-24-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,051
Posted By Miele Man

I found that cotton is okay in hot dry climates...

I found that cotton is okay in hot dry climates but where it's humid it takes forever for cotton to dry and it feels cold in t he meantime if it's a all cool out.

Cheers
11-24-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,513
Posted By Miele Man

That may be but the Velo Sport I have here does...

That may be but the Velo Sport I have here does NOT have any accent mark above the E.
...
11-24-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,816
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: 4,584
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...
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,051
Posted By Miele Man

Good quality Merino wool clothing will keep you...

Good quality Merino wool clothing will keep you warmer when wet than will most synthetic clothing. With any wool clothing be very careful not to use detergents or soaps that will strip out the...
11-21-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,838
Posted By Miele Man

So, what happens if a person has a bike that they...

So, what happens if a person has a bike that they want to replace a component on but can't get the bike to the co-op?

There's a co-op an hour plus bus ride from me. It used to be a great place to...
11-20-21, 01:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,584
Posted By Miele Man

What I find very interesting on the rail-trails...

What I find very interesting on the rail-trails here in Waterloo Region (Ontario, Canada) is that ringing a bicycle bell causes most people on the rail-trail to stop and look UP! No kidding. I told a...
11-15-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 488
Posted By Miele Man

It looks like someone has substituted an MTB...

It looks like someone has substituted an MTB brake cable for the proper straddle cable and holder.

To move the brake pads closer to the rim I'd do two things.

#1. I'd very carefully file that...
11-15-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 58,848
Posted By Miele Man

Why do I ride my old steel road bikes? Ah,...

Why do I ride my old steel road bikes? Ah, because I have them and the fill my needs and wants.

Cheers
11-15-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,077
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: 5,077
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, 05:51 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 20,343
Posted By Miele Man

I always find it quite amusing when someone a...

I always find it quite amusing when someone a LONG way away from a poster can tell that poster what's wrong with their gearing choices when the respondent knows nothing about the poster's strength,...
11-14-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,271
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...
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