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12-07-21, 04:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 384
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
Replies: 1,354
Views: 484,849
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: 191
Views: 3,566
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: 20
Views: 384
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: 11
Views: 395
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: 1,034
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: 1,034
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: 37
Views: 1,015
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: 1,130
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: 50
Views: 1,939
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: 9
Views: 1,012
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: 4,054
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: 56
Views: 1,662
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: 50
Views: 1,939
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: 1,466
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: 56
Views: 1,662
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: 402
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: 329
Views: 55,603
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: 3,627
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: 3,627
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: 16,748
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: 6,666
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...
11-14-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By Miele Man

I had that happen with my Louis Garneau shoes. I...

I had that happen with my Louis Garneau shoes. I used Gorilla Glue and fastened the sole back onto the shoe with toe-straps ands clamps. Thus far they're holding up well.
...
11-13-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,763
Posted By Miele Man

Thanks Ah, it is in the Survivor thread. LOL...

Thanks

Ah, it is in the Survivor thread. LOL

I also posted it in the Saved From The Dump thread when I first brought the bike home.

Cheers
Forum: Touring
11-13-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,462
Posted By Miele Man

In the military we had a leather shell mitten...

In the military we had a leather shell mitten with an index/trigger finger in addition to the thumb and those were worn with a wool inner glove.

You might find something similar for a low price in...
Forum: Touring
11-13-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,198
Posted By Miele Man

It looks like you have enough room to put another...

It looks like you have enough room to put another water bottle cage and bottle behind the seat-tube and in front of the rear tire like I did with my Bianchi MTB back in the 1980s. The advantage of a...
Forum: Touring
11-13-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,356
Posted By Miele Man

Some people like to buy an inexpensive bike to ...

Some people like to buy an inexpensive bike to tour on, They'll fly to the area that they are starting from, buy an inexpensive bike, add whatever they need to it there and then ride it on their...
11-13-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,763
Posted By Miele Man

This Raleigh Vector is a real survivor. I found...

This Raleigh Vector is a real survivor. I found it put out for the garbage and carefully rode home with it by holding the center of the stem and handlebar whilst riding the bike I was out on.
...
11-12-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,571
Posted By Miele Man

I had an instance on a hill many years ago where...

I had an instance on a hill many years ago where a driver at the last second decided to turn onto a side street right in front of me. I leaned the bike slightly to the right and hit the rear brake...
11-11-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 903
Posted By Miele Man

As another poster has said, you don't need metal...

As another poster has said, you don't need metal tire levers. Quality tire plastic levers such as Park, Pedros or VAR are quite sufficient for most bicycle tires.

I'd figure out a way to carry a...
11-11-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 903
Posted By Miele Man

Poor quality tire levers that break when you try...

Poor quality tire levers that break when you try to remove a tire in order to repair or replace a tube, are NOT better than nothing. I've seen cheap tire levers that either bent to the point of being...
11-09-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,709
Posted By Miele Man

I have a MIELE bicycle with Tange Infinity tubing...

I have a MIELE bicycle with Tange Infinity tubing that I love to ride. I was riding with a buddy and I showed him that the bike fit is so good that I could ride it whilst in the drops of the...
11-09-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 55,603
Posted By Miele Man

I like my various (original Old School) MIELE...

I like my various (original Old School) MIELE bicycles. They're comfortable and they meet MY needs.

I also like the Raleigh Vector I rescued from the garbage. I've been riding that a lot even...
11-09-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 780
Posted By Miele Man

Here in Ontario Canada I see plywood advertised...

Here in Ontario Canada I see plywood advertised as 4 feet by 8 feet by whatever thickness in milimeters. We're supposedly on the metric system.

Two bad your cartridge unit isn't for a double in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 750
Posted By Miele Man

In my opinion, cracking tires are tires that have...

In my opinion, cracking tires are tires that have lost or are losing their resiliency. Thus they are no longer as supple and could fail sooner or later but if Old Mr. Murphy is around, they'll fail...
11-06-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,412
Posted By Miele Man

I imagine that this is true. It's interesting...

I imagine that this is true. It's interesting though that some bicycle shops do not want to mix dropbar and straightbar bikes on a group ride. I wonder why that is t hen? Perhaps it's more related...
11-05-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,412
Posted By Miele Man

I asked a bike shop here in Waterloo Region...

I asked a bike shop here in Waterloo Region Canada about a straight bar bike on a group ride and they said it was a no go. They also said it was because a lot of riders of straight bar bikes didn't...
11-04-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,301
Posted By Miele Man

Thanks

Thanks
11-04-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 16,748
Posted By Miele Man

My gearing choices depend on where I'm riding,...

My gearing choices depend on where I'm riding, how long I'm riding for, the terrain features and where in the riding season it is.

I have a rigid MTB t hat I ride on gently rolling hills a lot. It...
11-04-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,497
Posted By Miele Man

You've revived a thread where the last post was...

You've revived a thread where the last post was 11 years ago. LOL I wonder how old the oldest revived Zombie thread is?

Cheers
11-04-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,301
Posted By Miele Man

I have a Miele Columbus SL frameset I added a...

I have a Miele Columbus SL frameset I added a Dura Ace AX groupset to.

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11-02-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,286
Posted By Miele Man

For years I've been saying that bicycles were...

For years I've been saying that bicycles were getting to be very complicated and that a lot of stuff was not repairable by your average home bicycle person.

I have a pair of Dura Ace 9-speed...
11-02-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,286
Posted By Miele Man

Okay and thanks for clarifying that. There...

Okay and thanks for clarifying that.

There used to be a shop here in town that wouldn't work on anything but high end bikes and didn't like to sell cables and stuff to people who didn't buy their...
11-02-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,286
Posted By Miele Man

All it takes is just one person who isn't an...

All it takes is just one person who isn't an employee working on a bicycle is a bicycle shop to spoil it for everyone.

All it takes is an injury and the non employee threatening or actually suing...
11-02-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By Miele Man

Make haste slowly is an well known sea kayaking...

Make haste slowly is an well known sea kayaking adage. It's also very useful if rephrased for bicycling: Make changes very gradual.

I had my bicycle pretty well dialed in as far as fit goes, or so...
10-31-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By Miele Man

I'd say t hat if that frame was ridden,...

I'd say t hat if that frame was ridden, especially at speed, an hit a bump or pothole that it might break. I think that frame if ridden would be an accident just waiting to happen. Old Mr. Murphy...
10-31-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7,310
Views: 747,593
Posted By Miele Man

My new vintage copy of David Gidmark's JOURNEY...

My new vintage copy of David Gidmark's JOURNEY ACROSS A CONTINENT arrived yesterday. It was advertised as being a softcover but is a paperback.

It's an interesting story and shows that a long trip...
Forum: Touring
10-28-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,198
Posted By Miele Man

This is especially true if you have to set up or...

This is especially true if you have to set up or break camp during inclement weather. I've taken to using a tarp over my tent when it looks like it might rain. With the tarp I can pack my panniers...
Forum: Touring
10-28-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,198
Posted By Miele Man

A rubber or silicone drain stopper pad can...

A rubber or silicone drain stopper pad can usually be bought at a dollar store. That's where I get mine here in South Central Ontario, Canada.

Cheers

Cheers
10-28-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,381
Posted By Miele Man

In the Cambridge, Paris, St. George area of South...

In the Cambridge, Paris, St. George area of South Ontario, Canada, there's a road, Blue Lake Road that ends at East River Road. When you turn right onto Est River Road from Blue Lake Road you're...
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