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09-22-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By Nu2Miele

Back into cycling ...

Hi.

if you have a mag or windtrainer then lots is within your reach. Even if you hav3 to buy one, there should be many suitable bikes available locally via Marketplace, kijiji, etc. Look for a...
07-18-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,839
Posted By Nu2Miele

Which spokes?

Hi.
I've built a few wheel sets over the years. Depending on what the intended use of the bike is, I'd use DT Swiss spokes (single butted) and DT Swiss brass nipples. You will simply get nothing...
07-18-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By Nu2Miele

Does this mean the rest are hi-ten?

Hi, look at the chart further. The frame materials are listed as chrome-moly for the 710.
07-17-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,419
Posted By Nu2Miele

Stuck seatpost

The seatpost can be removed, with some work, thus wrecking the seatpost but salvaging the bike otherwise.
07-16-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,419
Posted By Nu2Miele

Miyata is pure junk (however, my shipping address is....)

Personally I'd say any reasonable level Miyata in good shape is worth gushing about. The great thing is thet my 610 is a similar bike :)
07-08-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,446
Posted By Nu2Miele

I 'd consider any good steel bike from the late...

I 'd consider any good steel bike from the late 1980's to mid 1990's and be a little flexible. I was given a nice Miyata 612. I also have an old Miele and a nice old Norco Monterey. Both could use...
07-08-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,386
Posted By Nu2Miele

Retro-grouch?

When did I realize it? ? When I purchased my first new bike ever. A 1992 Bridgestone MB-4. There were other bikes that I could have bought at the time with Rapidfire shifting, suspension, etc., but...
05-29-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,646
Posted By Nu2Miele

for Clydes (I'm a baby Clyde ar 90 kg)

32 or 36 hole, double wall rim. 3 cross non-butted ss spokes, brass nipples, 2.35 or larger tires (as long as they fit). Never have a problem again... just make sure spokes ate prestressed and...
04-20-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,246
Posted By Nu2Miele

headbadge

Looking at the headbadge, it looks slightly damaged. It would be great to see if you could get it in better shape, and perhaps use a mother-of-pearl inlay on it( maybe talk to a local luthier to see...
04-20-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,246
Posted By Nu2Miele

Sandblasting?

Please never sandblast a steel bike. It can work harden the steel making it brittle and subject to stress fractures and possible damage. Use a tiny bit of chemical stripper, allowing it to wrinkle...
02-08-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,170
Posted By Nu2Miele

Some options

If you don''t mind grinding, or have strong hands, The Klein Linesman's ( D2000-9NE) pliers are very good. Lesser brands will not do the job. I've tried other well reputed brands (that I already...
01-12-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 22,832
Posted By Nu2Miele

Hi, thought I'd drop by...

... and have a look. There is inspiration in all the bikes posted in this thread.

So although not a post about any of my bikes (I have a few), I guess I'm thinking that anything that could be used...
11-16-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 22,832
Posted By Nu2Miele

All-rounders...

Hi all. The older I get, the less worried (or rather concerned) I am or what people think. I have a bunch of bikes that can be made into an "all-rounder", without too much trouble. An early 90'sTrek...
11-13-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,634
Posted By Nu2Miele

DIY bicycle graphics recreation.

Hi all,

All you guys are pretty dedicated and I think somewhat skilled. I didn't see any here that didn't inspire me or that I couldn't live with.

Now if I could take the time to stop buying...
11-11-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,262
Posted By Nu2Miele

Hell reserved for engineers and designers...

Hi.
It certainly seems that way for a lot of vehicles. For that matter, regardless of the item, almost all were designed to be manafactured, not serviced. A great way to help ensure that engineers...
11-11-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 187,179
Posted By Nu2Miele

First Miele ...

Canadian built, Italian type geometry. I have one. I also bought a nice Miele with all 105 group fot a tall friend (I'd have kept it if I didn't know someone who could fit it and enjoy it). My friend...
10-27-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14,684
Views: 3,522,184
Posted By Nu2Miele

Have a set on my SPD equipped MTB. They are handy.

Have a set on my SPD equipped MTB. They are handy.
10-27-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,505
Posted By Nu2Miele

I don't know anything about this bike....

... but is quite beautiful. Personally I'd leave it as is except for doing whatever repairs and refurbishing as required.
10-25-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,611
Posted By Nu2Miele

Please PM me

Please PM me.
10-25-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7,360
Views: 3,210,647
Posted By Nu2Miele

DeKerf? Really? con't

I'm just jealous. What's most important is that it is being used and thoroughly enjoyed. An my opinion should mean nothing to anybody else. It is a great bike.
10-25-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7,360
Views: 3,210,647
Posted By Nu2Miele

Dekerf? Really?

Sorry, if I had a Dekerf, I'd keep it as a MTB, but sub some slicks on a second pair of (good) rims. A very nice bike. I'm jealous.
10-25-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,611
Posted By Nu2Miele

Hi, I'd be happy and proud to own a Miele like...

Hi, I'd be happy and proud to own a Miele like that. I have a lower end one, but love how it handles. If it fits keep it untill spring and ride it (or if your weather is good ride it now, but snow's...
10-21-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 47,408
Posted By Nu2Miele

Miele

Hi, very nice bike. Wish I had something like this. I do have a lower end Miele, it rides beautifully.
10-09-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,782
Posted By Nu2Miele

parallel to the ground?

parallel? fFrom the pic it looks like the bottom flats are i line with the top of your rear wheel, which is the way I set my road bikes up. Not 60 yet, but 55.
10-09-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,782
Posted By Nu2Miele

great old stereo equipment. Another passion of...

great old stereo equipment. Another passion of mine...
10-04-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,316
Posted By Nu2Miele

Bridgestone Supercycle bikes

My brother had one. Seemed decent enough, even then had moustache handle bars or similar, can't recall the components, but it was lugged from about 1975. An old friend has a Bridgestone -Supercycle...
10-04-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By Nu2Miele

Use cantilever brakes on a Bridgestone

Why not use cantilevers on a Bridgestone? Forget about linear pulls or V-brakes. Properly setup cantis can provide the same if not more braking, based on the size of pads, and how low you set the...
10-03-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 24,257
Posted By Nu2Miele

Another odd ball Squadra?

Hi all.

A friend sold me a "pink" Bianchi that looks like the bike pic at or near the beginning of this thread. It has plastic (or painted aluminium?) brake levers with adjusters that poke through...
09-13-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 69,043
Views: 11,155,728
Posted By Nu2Miele

Of course there's only one way to spell colour. ...

Of course there's only one way to spell colour.

Americans seem never to understand that. same with labour, neighbour, etc. or centre..
09-13-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,241
Posted By Nu2Miele

The bike looks pretty nice.

HI. No expert on restoring, but everything can be overcome:


But as long as you have access, who cares? Worst case scenario is to drill them out from front or back and use a set of "easy outs" or...
09-13-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,864
Posted By Nu2Miele

Not the best, but favourite...

Hi, I'll scare up a few photos but it depends on my mood. My daily scoot is a beat Kuwahara Cascade (DX equipped) mountain bike. I can just get on it and ride. Hmmm., favourite tt? Depends on my...
09-07-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 578
Posted By Nu2Miele

Miyata Alumitech Trailrunner (1989-1992) INFO?

Hi all. The last new thread I posted regarding a Fuji bike ended being a no go in getting it. A friend offered me a fugly POS that upon closer exam looks to be a 1989-1992 Miyata alumitech...
08-29-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,912
Posted By Nu2Miele

hi guys, re: brake feel and stopping power.

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Hi all. The pads can be adjusted so that they are not far from the...
08-27-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 69,043
Views: 11,155,728
Posted By Nu2Miele

Campy components?

Go to the original posting. Pretty much all Campy.
08-21-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,067
Posted By Nu2Miele

Brown and Honey...

Brown and Honey? On these 2 bikes it looks good. For everyone, if looking for what looks good consider the colour wheel. Contrasting and complimentary colours generally look best unless the bike is a...
08-16-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,180
Posted By Nu2Miele

Unsticking seatposts.

HI. Yes, removing stuck seat-posts can be so difficult. Even cranks that have been seized to (last one I had to remove required me damaging the chain-rings, and using a harmonic balancer pulley...
08-15-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,180
Posted By Nu2Miele

Tandem age.

HI. I have an '88 Montare XT with similar colouring and decals but it has a U brake mounted under the chain stays. Seems the bike pictured is a 1990 or so. If anywhere reasonable in price, probably a...
08-15-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,533
Posted By Nu2Miele

an Original

Hi. I still have, use and love my Retrotec Cooltool.
...
08-15-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,572
Posted By Nu2Miele

Randy, just recover it. Isn't that a Selle Italia?

Randy, just recover it. Isn't that a Selle Italia?
08-15-19, 01:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,572
Posted By Nu2Miele

if interested in a nice, big Bianchi campione...

if interested in a nice, big Bianchi campione d'Italia...PM me
08-12-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,450
Posted By Nu2Miele

For gonango

I'll gladly trade you a TR6 for a bicycle tomorrow ;)
08-12-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7,360
Views: 3,210,647
Posted By Nu2Miele

is that a lime green Davidson?

Hi all,

Is the lime green bike a Davidson? I can't make out what it is.

I have a street steed built up from a 88 Fisher Montare (under stay U brake), XT derailleurs , Bontrager BC-X rims (26"),...
08-07-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,212
Posted By Nu2Miele

42 yo you vs. 10 yo you.

Hi. I get the need for "nicer" things as we age. The accushift shifters are good, as are the rest of the components that I can see. As far as making it "nicer", I would take everything off of the...
08-06-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,894
Posted By Nu2Miele

Hi. If full LX then a RH comp?

Hi. If full LX then a RH comp?
07-30-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,795
Posted By Nu2Miele

Spinner Fork, this one aka KONA P2

This Fork is a KONA P2
07-13-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,226
Posted By Nu2Miele

HI, I've done a little upholstery in the...

HI,

I've done a little upholstery in the past. One thing you could do is to use rubber cement and secure some thin leather to the brake lever "housing". Pull them tight. wet it if need be. Once...
07-12-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,103
Posted By Nu2Miele

Hi. When I was in grade 2 we moved a half...

Hi.

When I was in grade 2 we moved a half block away from Cap's Cycles in New Westminster B.C. (one of the largest bicycle shops in Canada at the time). The shop is still there (established in...
07-08-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,341
Posted By Nu2Miele

Hi. I am not going to try to argue the...

Hi.

I am not going to try to argue the merits of one bike (model and brand) vs. another. I know that the Miyatas, even if called a touring bike were more "sporting" compared to others from some...
07-07-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,807
Posted By Nu2Miele

Simply beautuful!

This is such a beautiful build. I'd be proud to own and ride it. Not cheap, but a a very beautiful bike and lots of great selections for components. And it just looks "right".
07-07-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,341
Posted By Nu2Miele

Best?

Hi.

not an expert, but the 61X are fine touring bikes. But even they are becoming a little rare these days. If you find a good one don't be afraid of it vs a 1000.
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