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09-22-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 14,424
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Posted By Miele Man

It was a nice gold/yellow colour but...

It was a nice gold/yellow colour but unfortunately the left side was badly torn up. Whomever had the bike before put a clear sticky tape over it but it looks quite chewed up.

Cheers
09-22-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14,424
Views: 3,281,269
Posted By Miele Man

I put a different saddle on it that is close in...

I put a different saddle on it that is close in colour to the gum rubber hoods. I'm going to wrap the handlebar in tan Cateye plastic wrap that another forum member sent ne a while ago. When I've...
09-20-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14,424
Views: 3,281,269
Posted By Miele Man

Thank you very much for your time and for that...

Thank you very much for your time and for that information.

Cheers
09-19-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14,424
Views: 3,281,269
Posted By Miele Man

I can't find any data on the web about this...

I can't find any data on the web about this particular model Raleigh Vector.

Last night I use ArmorAll to clean the brake hoods and the tires. Both are in excellent condition. The tires are 27" x...
09-18-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By Miele Man

Age of this Raleigh Vector 12-Speed?

Picked this 12-speed Raleigh Vector up that was destined for the garbage truck where it'd been crushed.

More images in the "Saved fro m the dump" thread....
09-18-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14,424
Views: 3,281,269
Posted By Miele Man

12 Speed Raleigh Vector rescued from the dump. ...

12 Speed Raleigh Vector rescued from the dump.

I was riding my bicycle on the way home today when I decided to take a short road between two roads that I normally use. I was passing a house that...
09-16-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 228,574
Posted By Miele Man

Yesterday I manage to g et rid of the hop near...

Yesterday I manage to g et rid of the hop near the valve stem. Unfortunately te tire now has a hop in a different location. I didn't feel like messing with it today.

Funny thing is that the front...
Forum: Touring
09-16-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By Miele Man

Shims can be purchased from better bike shops or...

Shims can be purchased from better bike shops or you can make shims from soda can aluminium.
Cheers
09-16-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,346
Posted By Miele Man

I like to put slices of banana on peanut butter...

I like to put slices of banana on peanut butter instead of using jam. I've even learned how to slice a banana BEFORE peeling it.

Another nice thing is to slice a banana and put it into a blender...
09-11-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 228,574
Posted By Miele Man

I just put a pair of Servizio Corse tubular tire...

I just put a pair of Servizio Corse tubular tire onto the rims. Unfortunately the rear tire isn't sitting quite right at the valve stem and thus there's a bit of a bump every revolution. What's t he...
09-11-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Miele Man

I would imagine that there are HUGE jumps between...

I would imagine that there are HUGE jumps between each gear. Do you want such big jumps between your gears?

Cheers
09-11-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 353,311
Posted By Miele Man

Not necessarily. Really cheap helmets use really...

Not necessarily. Really cheap helmets use really cheap materials and lack quality control. Not all helmet liners are created equal nor are the retention devices equal between cheap and quality...
09-09-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 720,945
Posted By Miele Man

My Campagnolo gum rubber non-aero Super Record...

My Campagnolo gum rubber non-aero Super Record brake lever hoods were delivered to me today by my niece who ordered them from Serbia on August 13 this year. She said they arrived last week but she...
09-09-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 871
Posted By Miele Man

I've had a lot of help with getting parts from...

I've had a lot of help with getting parts from members here or links to sources for inexpensive parts. I just received a pair of Campagnolo Super Record non-aero gum rubber hoods from Serbia that...
09-09-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 871
Posted By Miele Man

If you don't have two chainwhips but only have...

If you don't have two chainwhips but only have one chainwhip you can still unscrew that smallest thread on Uniglide cog. Put the wheel on the bike. Shift the rear so that the chain is on the largest...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By Miele Man

I like my cycling shorts whether MTB style or...

I like my cycling shorts whether MTB style or road style when touring dirt/gravel roads as those shorts are comfortable and the chamois eliminates any chadfing worries.

Cheers
Forum: Touring
09-06-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,222
Posted By Miele Man

As narrow as these on my fun bike? Great for...

As narrow as these on my fun bike? Great for getting through really tight spaces. LOL
...
Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,222
Posted By Miele Man

When I was using a flat bar on my MTB I cut it...

When I was using a flat bar on my MTB I cut it down so that it was the same width as the dropbars on my other bikes. I used t hat MTB on dirt and paved roads not tearing down hills on off-road...
09-04-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 966
Posted By Miele Man

Whenever I've tried to use Google maps to plan a...

Whenever I've tried to use Google maps to plan a route it very often diverts from a direct route in order to get you onto a rail-trail or some other trail many of which are not paved. I do use Google...
09-04-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 648
Posted By Miele Man

What sizes are they? Cheers

What sizes are they?

Cheers
08-31-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,753
Posted By Miele Man

Another area that often has a raised ridge (at...

Another area that often has a raised ridge (at least in t he area I live in) is a newly pave or repaved road. They put down one layer of pavement and it might be a year or more before they add the...
08-31-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,423
Posted By Miele Man

Similar to the bike shops here in t own that only...

Similar to the bike shops here in t own that only carry one brand of bikes and few parts. Part of the reason for the low stock is t hat they don't want a lot of money tied up in stop t hat may not...
08-31-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,401
Posted By Miele Man

I haven't given up on my dropbars. In fact I've...

I haven't given up on my dropbars. In fact I've converted my MTB to a dropbar and bar-end shifters to use as a dirt/gravel road touring bike. There's an entire thread dedicated to conversions from...
08-31-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 52,108
Posted By Miele Man

I like my 1985 - early 1990's steel frame bikes...

I like my 1985 - early 1990's steel frame bikes for their looks and the fact that most of them fit me well and are comfortable. I do have one where the frame is the maximum size I can ride but it's...
08-31-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,147
Posted By Miele Man

I like a cadence counter at times. I tell people...

I like a cadence counter at times. I tell people that motor vehicles operate best at a certain rpm. I think that a cadence counter can really help people avoid damaging the connecting rod joints of...
08-31-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Miele Man

Try Kijiji. That's what I use when I want to sell...

Try Kijiji. That's what I use when I want to sell or get rid of something. I'm i South Central Ontario, Canada. Or you can donate it to a bicycle co-op if there's one near you that's not too much...
08-31-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,278
Posted By Miele Man

I'm amazed at the number of people I see...

I'm amazed at the number of people I see bicycling at high speed on trails where there are very poor sight lines and/or blind corners. You never know what's around a blind corner thus it's best to...
Forum: Touring
08-31-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,760
Posted By Miele Man

I've tried a hydration pack but unfortunately for...

I've tried a hydration pack but unfortunately for me if I carry weight on my back or in my jersey pockets (think spare bottles of water) my lower back gets debilitatingly soe within only a few...
Forum: Touring
08-31-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,120
Posted By Miele Man

I use the stuff sacks my sleeping bag an my tent...

I use the stuff sacks my sleeping bag an my tent came in. I have a large tarp that I pitch first if it's raining when I'm about to set up camp or if it looks like it's going to rain. Then I pitch my...
Forum: Touring
08-28-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,178
Posted By Miele Man

When you tighten it the Arno strap bites into the...

When you tighten it the Arno strap bites into the pannier and therefore doesn't slip down. They have a metal buckle very similar to a toe-strap and are simple to tighten or loosen.
...
08-27-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 880
Posted By Miele Man

Thanks but No. I'll put a bit of light oil in ...

Thanks but No. I'll put a bit of light oil in there. Many years ago I used WD-40 all be itself to lubricate a freewheel. Later on I had problems with that freewheel and when I opened it up it was...
08-27-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 880
Posted By Miele Man

Thanks, I'll do that. Cheers

Thanks, I'll do that.

Cheers
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,178
Posted By Miele Man

To User 2. I thought that I had images of my...

To User 2.

I thought that I had images of my Arno straps on the panniers on my bikes. I guess I lost those along with a lot of others when my old laptop died.

Here are a couple of images I...
08-27-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 880
Posted By Miele Man

Well folks. It looks like the flushing with...

Well folks.

It looks like the flushing with the WD-40 has cured the problem. As of five minutes ago the freewheel is still spinning freely.

I'll dribble a bit of light detergent free oil into...
08-27-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20,561
Views: 3,589,877
Posted By Miele Man

I've been on organized rides where the waiver...

I've been on organized rides where the waiver states that baseball caps are NOT to be worn due to safety concerns. The long brim can interfere with forward vision when worn under a helmet.

Also,...
08-26-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By Miele Man

Just to clarify things here's an image of a Brake...

Just to clarify things here's an image of a Brake lever assembly.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/img_3519_e85ec6fcd9df66e8c630eb6148d50172b7e9608b.jpg

Cheers
08-26-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,238
Posted By Miele Man

I tied various barend mirrors and found that 1,...

I tied various barend mirrors and found that 1, my arms blocked the view for just a casual glance into the mirror, and 2, I had to take my eyes off the road to look into the mirror. I now use a...
08-26-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,516
Posted By Miele Man

I carry my cell phone in my jersey right pocket,...

I carry my cell phone in my jersey right pocket, my wallet is in my jersey left pocket and my snacks go in my middle pocket. I carry my keys and my apartment entry fobs on a lanyard that goes around...
08-26-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 880
Posted By Miele Man

Yes, I've often read Sheldon Brown's articles....

Yes, I've often read Sheldon Brown's articles. Regarding freewheel cleaning/lubrication he stated:

"First scrape off as much grit and grime as you can, then flush the old lubricant out of the...
08-25-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 880
Posted By Miele Man

What I wanted to do was loosen the lockring...

What I wanted to do was loosen the lockring enough to allow any foreign crud inside the freewheel to be flushed out.

I haven't loosened the lockring yet but today I bought a can of WD-40 and gave...
08-24-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 880
Posted By Miele Man

6-Speed Suntour Perfect Freewheel problem?

Hi there.

I have a Suntour 6-speed freewheel that's doing something rather strange. I got it used from a friend. When t he freewheel sits overnight it the next day the cogs no longer turn on the...
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,178
Posted By Miele Man

I use one Arno strap on each pannier wrapped...

I use one Arno strap on each pannier wrapped horizontally around the pannier, the rack strut and the seatstay.

Cheers

Edit.

My friend did the same as I did but used bungee cords. On a test...
Forum: Touring
08-22-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,178
Posted By Miele Man

[QUOTE=user2;22194717]Alrighty, we fully loaded...

[QUOTE=user2;22194717]Alrighty, we fully loaded the bikes this morning and went on a short 30km practice run past Pink Lake in Gatineau Park with 370m of elevation gain. It was a bit slow but went...
08-22-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,821
Posted By Miele Man

I have a pair of Dia-Compe 500 brake calipers...

I have a pair of Dia-Compe 500 brake calipers paired with a pair of Dia-Compe AERO brake levers (don't know which model) and I absolutely love them. Good positive braking when I want it but a nice...
Forum: Touring
08-21-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,386
Posted By Miele Man

Be aware that some campgrounds do not allow you...

Be aware that some campgrounds do not allow you to tie anything to a tree.

Cheers
08-21-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,467
Posted By Miele Man

One think to watch out for with a drop-bolt is...

One think to watch out for with a drop-bolt is make sure the drop-bolt doesn't rub on the tire or sit too close to the tire.

Cheers
08-21-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,448
Posted By Miele Man

If you can, se a sports medicine doctor who has...

If you can, se a sports medicine doctor who has experience with bicyclists.

Cheers
Forum: Touring
08-21-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,715
Posted By Miele Man

A 100 pounds EMPTY trailer would be quite a...

A 100 pounds EMPTY trailer would be quite a workout on anything but the mildest inclines. I'm quite interested to hear what even a fifty pounds empty traailer feels like on a hill.

Good luck and...
08-21-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,660
Posted By Miele Man

I've just remembered something that I did decades...

I've just remembered something that I did decades ago to get a slightly larger rear cog to work with a derailleur. I took out the B-screw and put it in form the opposite side. I'm not sure if I used...
08-17-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4,261
Views: 416,132
Posted By Miele Man

Thanks. No, I haven't found that part yet. ...

Thanks. No, I haven't found that part yet.

Cheers
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