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07-26-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 301
Posted By Miele Man

Maybe use a Suntour Triple Pulley rear...

Maybe use a Suntour Triple Pulley rear derailleur? Uses the two rearmost pulleys in the bigger gears and then the third forward pulley takes up the slack in the smaller gears.
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07-26-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,025
Posted By Miele Man

Do you have a link to a source for such liners? ...

Do you have a link to a source for such liners?

Thanks and cheers
07-25-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 390,991
Posted By Miele Man

Wanted Alive! Shimano FD-1055 front...

Wanted Alive!

Shimano FD-1055 front derailleur. Clamp has to be 28.6 mm.

Can trade a FD-5501 31.8 clamp on one or a FD-5501 braze-on one.

Cheers
07-25-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 616,244
Posted By Miele Man

I just bought a bunch of Mothers metal polishes...

I just bought a bunch of Mothers metal polishes and waxes for my silver bicycle components, and for my bicycle frames. I've heard good things about Mother's polishes on these forums and figured I'd...
07-22-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20,433
Views: 3,510,686
Posted By Miele Man

An accident waiting to happen when the front...

An accident waiting to happen when the front wheels splay away from each other?

Cheers
07-17-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7,183
Views: 695,611
Posted By Miele Man

Three sets of 3-for $50.00 USD Servizio Corse...

Three sets of 3-for $50.00 USD Servizio Corse tubular tires from Yellow Jersey in Wisconsin, USA. Nine tires in total.

Cheers
07-17-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 447
Posted By Miele Man

Here's what the Blackburn rack adapters look like...

Here's what the Blackburn rack adapters look like in real life.
...
07-17-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 727
Posted By Miele Man

Many years ago I read about shaving the legs for...

Many years ago I read about shaving the legs for the first time. the advice was do NOT do it before a race because the feeling of bedding on bare skin often makes getting to sleep difficult.
...
07-04-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,647
Posted By Miele Man

I've always worn some sort of eyeglasses and...

I've always worn some sort of eyeglasses and often where sunglasses over them. I was once riding at speed over a bridge in Toronto Canada when my left sunglass lens was struck hard by some large bug....
07-01-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By Miele Man

Thanks. I'll hook one of them up to a derailleur...

Thanks. I'll hook one of them up to a derailleur and see if the shift lever stays in it gear I select.

Cheers
07-01-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By Miele Man

As I mentioned in Post #8, I managed to get the...

As I mentioned in Post #8, I managed to get the lever installed onto the body. However when I move the lever to any other position other than the one shown in this new image the lever snaps back to...
06-30-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By Miele Man

Okay. Here's the lever removed from the body...

Okay. Here's the lever removed from the body again.

There's the spring inside the lever. The problem is that no matter how tight I fasten the bolt that goes through the lever and into the body,...
06-29-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By Miele Man

Okay. I managed to get the shift lever onto the...

Okay. I managed to get the shift lever onto the body and the bolt through both. However neither shift lever ratchets or stays in the position I put it into. The lever springs back to a resting...
06-29-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By Miele Man

I only snugged up the internal expander bolt...

I only snugged up the internal expander bolt AFTER I took the assemble off of the handlebar. I didn't want to lose anything.

The problem is that I can't get the circular section of the shift lever...
06-29-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By Miele Man

That's the problem. I can't get the circular part...

That's the problem. I can't get the circular part of the lever to slide far enough into the body so that I can put the bolt through the body and the lever to anchor the lever to the body.

Here's ...
06-29-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By Miele Man

How in blazes did I not notice those are Shimano...

How in blazes did I not notice those are Shimano shifters and not Suntour? I'm pretty sure that the guy I got them from said they were Suntour?

I snugged up the hex bolt on the inside after taking...
06-29-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By Miele Man

How to install these Suntour Bar-Con shifters?

Hi there people.

I have these Suntour bar-con shifters I'm trying to install into my handlebar. For some reason I can not get them to go in far enough so that I can put the anchor bolt into the...
06-19-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By Miele Man

On an upright handlebar on an MTB I prefer...

On an upright handlebar on an MTB I prefer separate thumbshifters and brake levers.

Cheers
06-19-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7,143
Views: 2,807,755
Posted By Miele Man

The clearance between the rear tire and the...

The clearance between the rear tire and the seattube means you can mount a water bottle holder there. I did that with my old Bianchi MTB way back in the 1980s.

It's not the best quality image but...
05-05-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By Miele Man

Thanks people. I was thinking that perhaps the...

Thanks people. I was thinking that perhaps the surface of a resilient running track was too fragile for a bicycle with narrow tires. I used to do laps on an asphalt paved outdoor running track years...
05-05-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By Miele Man

Ride a road bike with 25mm or 28mm tires on outdoor running track?

Has anyone here ridden a road bike with either 25mm or 28mm tires, on an outdoor running track that has the resilient surface? Just wondering if such a track can be used for bicycle riding.

Thank...
04-11-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,062
Posted By Miele Man

Very lightly tap that cable stop so that it...

Very lightly tap that cable stop so that it becomes 90 degrees to the downtube.

When the cable is on t he front derailleur is it staying in place on the front derailleur?

If you disconnect the...
03-08-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 39,708
Posted By Miele Man

I've used a degreaser on seatposts worse looking...

I've used a degreaser on seatposts worse looking than that and then used various grits of wet/dry paper to get a very high polish to them. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at how well that...
03-08-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 39,708
Posted By Miele Man

I looked both online and I also used Google maps...

I looked both online and I also used Google maps street view to see if Pedlar was still in the area. No luck with either. That corner sure has changed since the mid-1980s.

Cheers
03-07-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 39,708
Posted By Miele Man

To roadwarrior16...

To roadwarrior16 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/roadwarrior16-372984.html).

Pedlar Bicycles is where I bought my Miele Equipe Pro Columbus SL & 1985/1986 Dura Ace groupset, my Miele Beta...
02-11-21, 03:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,673
Posted By Miele Man

Looks like excessive front fork rake to me. Also,...

Looks like excessive front fork rake to me. Also, that rear wheel doesn't seem to be very far in the dropout. The rear derailleur is definitely a replacement one.

Cheers
02-09-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,673
Posted By Miele Man

I haven't been able to find that second image. ...

I haven't been able to find that second image.

Cheers
02-05-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,673
Posted By Miele Man

Thanks. That's the Super Cycle Excalibur I...

Thanks.

That's the Super Cycle Excalibur I was thinking about.

Can you add an image from the drive side that shows the entire bike?

Cheers
02-05-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,673
Posted By Miele Man

You can post image or images in the gallery and...

You can post image or images in the gallery and someone will post them in this thread.

Cheers
01-29-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,630
Posted By Miele Man

My Miele Suprema rebuilt with a mix of Campagnolo...

My Miele Suprema rebuilt with a mix of Campagnolo 9-speed Mirage and Veloce components. Mirage Ergo levers and fron derailleur the rest Veloce.
...
01-29-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,271
Posted By Miele Man

I have a bike with downtube friction shifters, a...

I have a bike with downtube friction shifters, a bike with downtube index shifters, a bike with bar-end shifters and a bike with Campagnolo Ergo 9-speed shifters. I don't have any problems using any...
01-21-21, 02:39 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,527
Posted By Miele Man

There used to be a fellow hereabouts who early in...

There used to be a fellow hereabouts who early in the morning whilst it was still dark would ride out of a one way street whilst riding the wrong way, turn left onto the main road without stopping...
01-21-21, 02:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,200
Posted By Miele Man

I use these with my toe-clip equipped bikes. ...

I use these with my toe-clip equipped bikes.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/700x700/bontrager_ssr_multisport_shoe_1a_ef75900fa32eba930e4724b91b3f72e2d78e8259.jpg...
01-03-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 394,663
Posted By Miele Man

Back in the mid-1980s I made a tool for removing...

Back in the mid-1980s I made a tool for removing slotted crankarm covers. The tool was made from a T-shape piece that came with rear racks to stop the rack from sliding down the seatstays. It bolted...
01-03-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,249
Posted By Miele Man

I really like my Shimano Dura Ace AX groupset in...

I really like my Shimano Dura Ace AX groupset in form and function. I even like the brake calipers and braking. It's on a Columbus SL frameset.

Btw, the braze-on front derailleur for 600 AX or...
12-15-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,493
Posted By Miele Man

It depends on how that auxiliary "safety lever"...

It depends on how that auxiliary "safety lever" is mounted to the main brake body. The cheap ones had a part that fit between the main brake lever and brake body thereby greatly reducing the amount...
12-15-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,020
Posted By Miele Man

"Shake and Break" as in the movie American...

"Shake and Break" as in the movie American Flyers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlJKJmZ_oA0

Cheers
12-13-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,676
Posted By Miele Man

Especially with an alloy handlebar with owner...

Especially with an alloy handlebar with owner drilled holes in it that are then covered with handlebar tape thereby hiding any crack that starts to form later.

Cheers
12-13-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By Miele Man

I'd replace that rubber rim tape with a better...

I'd replace that rubber rim tape with a better one such as the Velox brand mentioned upthread. Or you can use one of the plastic rim tapes. Be aware that rim tapes come in different sizes and make...
12-12-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,676
Posted By Miele Man

The BIG PROBLEM with drilling holes in an...

The BIG PROBLEM with drilling holes in an aluminium dropbar for brake cables is that you introduce to very large stress risers of which the one at the brake lever is most likely to cuase the...
12-12-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,381
Posted By Miele Man

I love my old steel bicycles. I have one that I...

I love my old steel bicycles. I have one that I converted back in 2001 to Campagnolo 9-speed Mirage/Veloce with Ergo shift/brake levers. To me it's the best of Classic and modern. It's a Columbus SLX...
12-12-20, 03:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,426
Posted By Miele Man

NO! The support vehicle was between the...

NO! The support vehicle was between the faster-stronger group and the slower/weaker group. There was no support vehicle behind the group of bicyclists that were hit first, sandwiched against the...
12-12-20, 03:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,676
Posted By Miele Man

If you're really carefyul, it's safe to drill...

If you're really carefyul, it's safe to drill holes in aluminium handlebars. What's not safe is using that handlebar after it's been drilled. A handlebar that is factory made with holes in them are...
12-08-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 39,708
Posted By Miele Man

My Miele UNO LS had 27" wheels on it. I swapped...

My Miele UNO LS had 27" wheels on it. I swapped them for 700C wheels and can put 30mm Schwalbe CX-Pro (cyclo-cross) tires on it okay with fenders.

Cheers
12-05-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 20,433
Views: 3,510,686
Posted By Miele Man

I needs more spokes on the front wheel. Cool...

I needs more spokes on the front wheel.

Cool looking trike though.

Cheers
12-05-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By Miele Man

I don't know about that bike but I do know that...

I don't know about that bike but I do know that MEC is no longer a co-op. It's now a private business.

Some of their products were okay and some were overpriced compared to a brick and mortar bike...
12-04-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Miele Man

Do you know which model of Miele it is? As...

Do you know which model of Miele it is?

As others have said, it's most likely a freewheel. Changing to a freewheel (or cassette if that's what it is) will require a longer cage rear derailleur...
12-04-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,902
Posted By Miele Man

Be careful running too wide a tire on too narrow...

Be careful running too wide a tire on too narrow a rim for it. It'll probably work fine until you puncture. I had that happen with a front tire. Whenever the air pressure in it dropped that bike...
12-04-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,263
Posted By Miele Man

I have different bikes with different gear...

I have different bikes with different gear combinations to match various terrain or loads when riding. One of my MTB bikes converted to a dropbar bike has a 9-speed corncob 11-19 cluster with...
11-30-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By Miele Man

NO! It won't work as the aluminium foil is far to...

NO! It won't work as the aluminium foil is far to delicate. I use a gel cyanoacrylic glue to hold each of 4 soda can shims on each of the 4 spindle flats. I make each shim JUST big enough to cover...
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