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Forum: Touring
08-10-20, 03:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 143
Posted By Miele Man

With a decent sewing machine, making a set of...

With a decent sewing machine, making a set of panniers isn't all that hard.Years ago I made one out of cardboard to get the shape and size i wanted. then I took the cardboard apart and used it as the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 03:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Miele Man

The trends towards wider tire and 1 x X# of cogs...

The trends towards wider tire and 1 x X# of cogs will last a number of years and then go back to narrower tires and multi chainrings as the latest/greatest things. LOL

Cheers
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 03:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 212
Posted By Miele Man

When I was using a regular bicycle computer and...

When I was using a regular bicycle computer and wanted the most accurate measurement of distance I could get, I'd get on the bike with the load I intended to carry and then roll forward whilst a...
08-10-20, 03:03 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 18,650
Posted By Miele Man

Here are some in my opinion better deals on Miele...

Here are some in my opinion better deals on Miele bicycles.

Vintage Miele Adult Road Bike 24.5"/62cm Extra Large Frame Just tuned up with a brand new derailleur, and fresh tape on the handlebars....
08-10-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 18,650
Posted By Miele Man

From the photos it's hard to say if it's an...

From the photos it's hard to say if it's an actual Miele bicycle. Many of the images don't let you see what the component actually is. I think it might be Shimano Exage based on the one image of the...
08-10-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 13,981
Views: 2,998,884
Posted By Miele Man

Stick narrow slick tires on that and dropbar with...

Stick narrow slick tires on that and dropbar with either Brifters or Ergo levers and you'd have a fantastic touring bike. I had a Bianchi MTB with very similar geometry and mounted an extra water...
08-10-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 306
Posted By Miele Man

As another poster mentioned, changing to a 10...

As another poster mentioned, changing to a 10 speed system involves a lot of changes and thus is expensive. Another thing is that use all ten cogs you'll probably need a new rear wheel and you'll...
08-10-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By Miele Man

If they can't program an AV to not hit...

If they can't program an AV to not hit pedestrians, they should perhaps consider and improve on this. Just make it deploy automatically.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFuW_sfaPk0

Cheers
08-10-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By Miele Man

Turning your head should NOT cause you to turn...

Turning your head should NOT cause you to turn the bicycle too. Try moving your hands in closer to the stem. Also, go to a schoolyard or someplace open nd free of motor traffic and practice turning...
08-10-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 789
Posted By Miele Man

I've noticed that too = that as long as I'm...

I've noticed that too = that as long as I'm moving the air help[s to cool but stopping can cause a sudden spike in body temperature. That's greatly exacerbated the higher the humidity is. Sometimes...
08-10-20, 01:46 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 4,772
Posted By Miele Man

I have noticed a bit of a trend where people put...

I have noticed a bit of a trend where people put themselves into extremely risky situations and rely on a rescue crew to save them f/when things go bad. I wonder how often those very same people...
08-10-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,236
Posted By Miele Man

Hmm. I wonder if they're ending the contract and...

Hmm. I wonder if they're ending the contract and servicing of police department bicycles effectively immediately. If so, I wonder if they'll be sued for breach of contract?

Cheers
08-10-20, 01:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By Miele Man

Guy wipes out on a paved downhill at speed. As...

Guy wipes out on a paved downhill at speed. As he's sliding along the road he's desperately holding his bike off the pavement. A person on the sidewalk yells at him to let the bike go. The bicyclist...
08-10-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 56,829
Posted By Miele Man

Where did you get your deglazer and dye from? ...

Where did you get your deglazer and dye from?

Did you use a sealer after you dyed the leather?

This is also why bicycle shorts are usually black in colour -so dyes from a bicycle saddle won't...
08-09-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,422
Posted By Miele Man

BEC111. The problem I see with many E-bike riders...

BEC111. The problem I see with many E-bike riders is that they do NOT have the handling skills they should have to be riding at such high speeds. Around here there are far more unskilled E-bike...
08-09-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 57,516
Views: 8,355,282
Posted By Miele Man

I can't help but wonder just how much stem is...

I can't help but wonder just how much stem is left in there.

Cheers
08-09-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 692
Posted By Miele Man

Btw, if you have a Uniglide CASSETTE and only...

Btw, if you have a Uniglide CASSETTE and only have one chainwhip, it's still possible to get that small screw-on cog off with it. Leave the wheel on the bike and shift into the largest cog on the...
08-09-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 692
Posted By Miele Man

The nice thing with Unuglide cogs is that you can...

The nice thing with Unuglide cogs is that you can reverse all but the smallest screwed on one and thus nearly double the life of the cassette. I hope you have a cassette and not a freewheel....
08-09-20, 03:17 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,566
Posted By Miele Man

If it's heavily overcast then I can see where a...

If it's heavily overcast then I can see where a flashing (NOT strobing) light can be useful; if your bike and clothing are dark colours and you are riding in deep shade. In bright daylight? Not so...
08-09-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Miele Man

That bicycle has rear rack leg and rear fender...

That bicycle has rear rack leg and rear fender eyelets. It also has a hole through the seatstay bridge. You can get a rear rack with a single central mount that'll go under the V-brake crossover...
08-09-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 4,772
Posted By Miele Man

You could also be to hurt to use a cellphone or...

You could also be to hurt to use a cellphone or even unconscious. Your cellphone may have been destroyed in the crash.

When I hit 60 years young a number of years ago, my niece got me a flip-phone...
Forum: Touring
08-09-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,315
Posted By Miele Man

I have a very old telescopic fishing rod that's...

I have a very old telescopic fishing rod that's still going strong. In my opinion the convenience and ease of carrying it far outweighs the loss of a bit of sensitivity. I've never used it for...
08-09-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 300
Posted By Miele Man

If you're interested, I have a pair of used SRAM...

If you're interested, I have a pair of used SRAM MRX 7-speed twist-grip shifters I can send you on Monday.

If you want them just PM me your address and I'll get them off to you.

Edit. I'm in...
08-08-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By Miele Man

I had a Cyclops track frameset that I used as a...

I had a Cyclops track frameset that I used as a fixed gear bicycle when I had to go to Hamilton Ontario from the Kitchener Ontario area. I took the bus and then road the bike in Hamilton to my...
08-08-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19,386
Views: 3,168,019
Posted By Miele Man

You'd think the guy would at least put the chain...

You'd think the guy would at least put the chain properly on the chainrings and rear cogs a bike he wants to sell.

Cheers
08-08-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19,386
Views: 3,168,019
Posted By Miele Man

I like the suicide brake levers. LOL I also...

I like the suicide brake levers. LOL

I also wonder if they could lower that seatpost any further. I wonder if it's stuck there?

Weird.

Cheers
08-08-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 692
Posted By Miele Man

Could it be that the cogs are slightly worn and...

Could it be that the cogs are slightly worn and not quite meshing smoothly with the new chain but the cogs aren't worn enough to cause skipping?

Maybe switch out the pedals with another pair to...
08-08-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 789
Posted By Miele Man

I'm glad I'm not trying to ride a bicycle in some...

I'm glad I'm not trying to ride a bicycle in some areas of Iraq. They are getting temperatures of 50+C (122F). Some areas there are humid too.Johnny Cash summed it up pretty well in his song 'MEAN AS...
08-08-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By Miele Man

Where I think a separate external battery pack...

Where I think a separate external battery pack comes in mighty handy is in the dead of winter when it's really cold out. With the separate battery pack you can slip it under your jacket and keep the...
08-08-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By Miele Man

Lupine Piko R 4 1800 Lumen Helmet Light = $509.00...

Lupine Piko R 4 1800 Lumen Helmet Light = $509.00 Canadian

Is that one you were thinking of?

Cheers
08-08-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 4,772
Posted By Miele Man

Where I live in South-Central Ontario, Canada;...

Where I live in South-Central Ontario, Canada; the setting sun moves about the western sky quite a bit as the seasons progress and change. In the late fall and winter it's quite a bit further south...
08-08-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 4,772
Posted By Miele Man

That's not always true even in the Northern...

That's not always true even in the Northern Hemisphere.

https://www.encyclopedia.com/daily/is-it-true-that-moss-only-grows-on-the-north-side/
...
08-08-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 719
Posted By Miele Man

I've been blinded a couple of times with...

I've been blinded a couple of times with high-power strobe-like lights coming towards me at dusk or dark. Once it was on a narrow two-lane road and i had to slam on my brakes because I couldn't see a...
08-08-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By Miele Man

I looked on Google Maps and there seems to be a...

I looked on Google Maps and there seems to be a lot of bicycle shops in Geneva, Switzerland. Surely one of those shops will have decent pedals.

I trried looking on their websites but most of them...
08-08-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,692
Posted By Miele Man

I really, really like Renfrew brand hockey tape...

I really, really like Renfrew brand hockey tape for a cloth wrap for my handlebars. It's very durable and has lots of tape per roll. It's available in lots of colours too.key"PRODUCT NUMBER: 104R...
08-08-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 4,772
Posted By Miele Man

https://i.stack.imgur.com/IObpU.jpg Cheers

https://i.stack.imgur.com/IObpU.jpg

Cheers
08-08-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By Miele Man

I recently bought a Lezyne 1000 light. It's...

I recently bought a Lezyne 1000 light. It's pretty bright and has a good range on a dark road. I bought the 1000 for two main reasons, #1...
08-08-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,028
Posted By Miele Man

That bent steel cottered crank could be save with...

That bent steel cottered crank could be save with a BIG vice and a lone extension on the vice handle. LOL

Cheers
08-08-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 300
Posted By Miele Man

OP, where are you located? Cheers

OP, where are you located?

Cheers
08-07-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By Miele Man

An image would help a lot. Cheers

An image would help a lot.

Cheers
08-07-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 4,772
Posted By Miele Man

And I bet even fewer of them know how to use an...

And I bet even fewer of them know how to use an analog watch to figure out their approximate direction. Paper map reading is another skill that seems to be declining.

Cheers
08-07-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19,386
Views: 3,168,019
Posted By Miele Man

Miele bicycles for sale are often pretty wacky. A...

Miele bicycles for sale are often pretty wacky. A lot of people think they were made in Italy when they were in fact made in Mississauga, Canada.

I like this add that says it has an all Cmpagnolo...
08-07-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By Miele Man

If you like pedals and toe-clips I've found these...

If you like pedals and toe-clips I've found these Wellgo Pedals to be very nice as they're easy to get into and out of. I ride them with the straps loose in t he city. They're not too expensive but...
08-07-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By Miele Man

I'm pretty sure I have one of those parts in my...

I'm pretty sure I have one of those parts in my spares box. I'm in South-Central Ontario, Canada.

If you're in the USA it'd take about ten days for it to reach you. If you can wait that long, let...
08-06-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 734
Posted By Miele Man

Are you in Oakville, Ontario, Canada? Cheers

Are you in Oakville, Ontario, Canada?

Cheers
08-06-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By Miele Man

A Rivnut can be installed with a bolt and a nut....

A Rivnut can be installed with a bolt and a nut. The bolt with the nut on it is inserted into the Rivnut until the threads of the bolt are past the small end of the Rivnut. Then this assembly is...
08-06-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,719
Posted By Miele Man

I don't know about that particular image but at...

I don't know about that particular image but at one time riders in the Tour had to do ALL of their own repairs.

Cheers
08-03-20, 03:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By Miele Man

All that you said is true. With things like...

All that you said is true. With things like bicycle lights and bicycle tires there's a lot of competition for what's actually a pretty small market. Thus the economy of scale that's available to...
08-03-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By Miele Man

I think the beam on the Lezyne 1000 light could...

I think the beam on the Lezyne 1000 light could be better shaped as there's a LOT od upward and sideways spill that's not really needed. Like I said upthread, t he sideways spill is so great that I...
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