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04-05-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Miele Man

That's when it's a good time to pull out a cell...

That's when it's a good time to pull out a cell phone and start video recording the confrontation.

Cheers
04-02-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By Miele Man

I put V-brakes and levers onto my MIELE MTB...

I put V-brakes and levers onto my MIELE MTB dropbar bicycle and I find them a LOT nore positive and powerful that what the properly set up cantilever brakes were.

Good braking with V-brakes (aka...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By Miele Man

I often find that my get-up-and-go has...

I often find that my get-up-and-go has got-up-and-left. Whenever I'm able to force myself to go for a ride out into the country (only about ten minutes from home) I'll ride for about 6 kilometers and...
03-31-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,686
Posted By Miele Man

I used to ride with a fellow who did really crazy...

I used to ride with a fellow who did really crazy things on his bicycle that rendered him a hazard to himself and everyone else using the roads. I didn't want to be there to witness his demise when...
Forum: Touring
03-31-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,008
Posted By Miele Man

My A-frame 2-man pup-tent has a tab at the top of...

My A-frame 2-man pup-tent has a tab at the top of each end of the tent. I tie a length of cord to each of those tabs. Those tabs have a grommet in them for the tent pole to go into. However I don't...
03-30-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By Miele Man

Sometimes adding a liquid soap/water mix to the...

Sometimes adding a liquid soap/water mix to the tire beads will help a lot for the tire to seat fully and properly.

Cheers
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,008
Posted By Miele Man

For KC8QVO...

For KC8QVO (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/kc8qvo-337166.html) in response to a question posed in Post #18 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=18) .

I usully just...
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,008
Posted By Miele Man

For times when i know for certain that I'll be...

For times when i know for certain that I'll be stealth camping or going on a short tour in an area where campsites will have lots of trees, I use and old 2-man pup-tent. I pitch it by tying one end...
03-30-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By Miele Man

Could it be that the Amazon site knows the vendor...

Could it be that the Amazon site knows the vendor has sold old, and are looking to make a profit on that? Sort of like scalpers and tickets?

Cheers
03-30-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,105
Posted By Miele Man

Stress reduces the immune system. I think that...

Stress reduces the immune system. I think that especialy at this time but at any time it helps to remember a few lines from the Serenity Prayer. (NOT getting into religion here!)

"God, grant me...
03-29-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14,969
Views: 1,488,127
Posted By Miele Man

I rode up to a Canadian tire store today to get a...

I rode up to a Canadian tire store today to get a cheap pair of V-brake levers (straight bar type) and a chain for a bike I'm building to give to a guy I know. Got a coffee after at a Tim Horton's...
03-29-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Miele Man

Look at the brake shoes to see if 1. any metal...

Look at the brake shoes to see if 1. any metal bits are embedded in them and 2. make sure the brake pads aren't worn to the point wherethe metal holding them is hitting the rim.

Cheers
03-29-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 313
Posted By Miele Man

Aren't the short reach and the long reach caliper...

Aren't the short reach and the long reach caliper arms the same shape where they attach to the center pivot bolt? I think that the only difference between them would be the length of the caliper...
03-27-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,105
Posted By Miele Man

That reminds me of a joke about two car drivers. ...

That reminds me of a joke about two car drivers.

One driver is driving a car with a passenger in it. He's driving at a good speed and comes to a red light and blows right through it.

Passenger...
03-27-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,105
Posted By Miele Man

"the only winning move is to not play the game"....

"the only winning move is to not play the game". Joshua 'Wargames'.

I used to get upset with certain behaviours that people exhibited as I rode my bicycle. Now I just ignore them and think that...
03-26-20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 19,270
Posted By Miele Man

A few points I saw today at: ...

A few points I saw today at:

https://www.hss.gov.nt.ca/en/services/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/about-covid-19#what-is-community-spread-How long does COVID-19 stay alive and infectious on...
Forum: Touring
03-24-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By Miele Man

Sounded to me as if the OP is merely THINKING...

Sounded to me as if the OP is merely THINKING about changing his gear, NOT actually touring at this time.

It's also a great time to overhaul your bike or make any changes to it that you were/are...
03-17-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,758
Posted By Miele Man

Posting some info from another member re Coronovirus

This was emailed to me from another member who asked me to post it for them.An update from Dr. Otto Yang, Infectious Disease Doctor at UCLA:



I've seen so much misinformation making the...
03-15-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 830
Posted By Miele Man

Years ago I bought a used bike and took it for a...

Years ago I bought a used bike and took it for a short ride before completely checking everything over. Going up a moderate incline on a long hill I got this nasty crunching sound and sometimes some...
03-15-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 830
Posted By Miele Man

It's actually SLIPPING not just making a noise?...

It's actually SLIPPING not just making a noise? Check the chairing teeth for excessive wear. Also check the freehub.

Cheers
03-15-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,484
Posted By Miele Man

I'm not kidding when I say that in Canada many...

I'm not kidding when I say that in Canada many times it seems as if the criminal has more rights than what the victim does. You had better be in what you think, and can prove, is a life threatening...
03-15-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,666
Posted By Miele Man

Spain bans bicycling

I see that Spain has band bicycling.

https://www.brujulabike.com/cycling-banned-Spain-Coronavirus/

"According to the newspaper El País, the decree that will be presented by the President of the...
03-15-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 633
Posted By Miele Man

Okay. I just did a PhotoImpression manipulation...

Okay. I just did a PhotoImpression manipulation to show you how to attache the rear derailleur to the frame. This should explain it.
...
Forum: Touring
03-14-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By Miele Man

That is one sweet looking bicycle. I bet that...

That is one sweet looking bicycle. I bet that saddle is ultra comfortable. ?

How long have you been back bicycling? Over time one of two things will happen. #1...
03-14-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By Miele Man

There is an umbrella clip for those pumps. I have...

There is an umbrella clip for those pumps. I have both the clip and an HP and a HPX pump but someone swiped the insides from the heads.

In the 1980s I was given a Zefal HP pump (I asked for it)...
03-13-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,830
Posted By Miele Man

It's hard to believe but you can get hypothermia...

It's hard to believe but you can get hypothermia even in summer if the rain is very cold. The first sign of hypothermia is uncontrollable shivering. When the shivering stops and you're still out in...
03-12-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,047
Posted By Miele Man

Also, if you look really close at an enlarged...

Also, if you look really close at an enlarged image, the tires do NOT appear to be even touching the ground.

Cheers
03-12-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,484
Posted By Miele Man

Talking about guns will get this thread closed. ...

Talking about guns will get this thread closed.

Cheers
03-11-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By Miele Man

I asked a bicycling business expert on a...

I asked a bicycling business expert on a newsgroup and he has never heard of a brand called Explorer. Interesting. I wonder if Explorer was the model name?

Irregardless; it looks like you'll have...
03-11-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By Miele Man

Without an integral derailleur hanger, and the...

Without an integral derailleur hanger, and the fact that it's an MTB frame, I'd say it's probably at the lower end of the hierarchy as far as quality of the frame goes. However, it's a fantastic...
03-11-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 773
Posted By Miele Man

Even better; wait until you try to get a Michelin...

Even better; wait until you try to get a Michelin Hi-Lite Pro Slick folding tire OFF one of those Ambrosio Extra Elite 700C rims when you've punctured in the rain and can't get a ride. Oh, I remeber...
03-11-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,329
Posted By Miele Man

My black MIELE UNO SL that I had converted to a...

My black MIELE UNO SL that I had converted to a touring bike setup by having the items needed for cantilever brakes brazed on is a STANDARD frame bicycle. I carry a lot of stuff that weighs a lot...
03-11-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,072
Posted By Miele Man

Too bad you cut apart those fantastic TRACK...

Too bad you cut apart those fantastic TRACK toe-straps. Your find and prices are not usual. many bicycle co-ops have very little in the line of toe-clips and or toe-straps. Also, you have to be very...
03-10-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 476
Posted By Miele Man

Oh, they won't get scrapped. Worse comes to worse...

Oh, they won't get scrapped. Worse comes to worse I'll store then until I can arrange new homes for them.

Cheers
03-07-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By Miele Man

Sounds like a case of the Law protecting one of...

Sounds like a case of the Law protecting one of its own or at least a former LEO.

Seems to happen a lot these days.

Cheers
03-06-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,920
Posted By Miele Man

I was paddling my kayak across a small lake in...

I was paddling my kayak across a small lake in Northern Ontario Canada when a fellow in a boat came up to me and asked if that was my dog. It was. I had got my dad to drop me off at the start of my...
03-05-20, 02:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 749
Posted By Miele Man

I'm adding extra padding to a dropbar on one of...

I'm adding extra padding to a dropbar on one of my converted MTBs.

I'm using contact cement and pipe insulation. I have short fingers so adding extra padding all the way around the handlebar is...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,958
Posted By Miele Man

Here are a few videos that show blind spots on...

Here are a few videos that show blind spots on large trucks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV-rhiGRFTE -- United Kingdom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djzC4yeMOiU -- Canada
...
03-03-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,072
Posted By Miele Man

I like the LOOK type cleats. I have a few LOOK...

I like the LOOK type cleats. I have a few LOOK pedals or LOOK style pedals with the original cleat design. You can buy cleat covers for those. Get a cobbler to add a heel to your shoe or do it...
03-03-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By Miele Man

That's what I think too. Plus it's why I asked...

That's what I think too. Plus it's why I asked how he put the chain back together. If he didn't use a quick link on the chain (if the chain is more than 8-speeds) then he's riding an unsafe chain....
03-03-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 610
Posted By Miele Man

TOe-clips and cleats do NOT have float. That's...

TOe-clips and cleats do NOT have float. That's why it's so important to get the right cleat position. I put my cleats onto the shoes but don't tighten them up all the way just quite snug. Then I take...
03-02-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2,231
Views: 724,925
Posted By Miele Man

I have a NOS Cyclone one that's never been...

I have a NOS Cyclone one that's never been mounted.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/img_5716_bc995f0e53d90f21f07e0a0d03fc1289e4019bcd.jpg


Cheers
03-02-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,868
Posted By Miele Man

Helmet or glasses mounted mirror allows you to...

Helmet or glasses mounted mirror allows you to see what's behind you whilst still being able to see traffic ahead of you. I like the Take-a-look mirror for use on my sunglasses. I also have a helmet...
03-02-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Miele Man

I have this Red Bianchi frame that has a lightly...

I have this Red Bianchi frame that has a lightly bent top and down tube because the original owner ran into a parked car.. He gave me the frame and I built it up just for the heck of it. The funny...
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By Miele Man

Uh uh. Not opening a zip file as it's too risky...

Uh uh. Not opening a zip file as it's too risky by far of getting a virus.

Cheers
02-29-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2,231
Views: 724,925
Posted By Miele Man

Miele UNO SL converted to cantilever brakes and...

Miele UNO SL converted to cantilever brakes and added brazeons for rear rack attachment (seatstay) and third water bottle brazeons under the downtube.

I need take some images of this bicycle in...
Forum: Commuting
02-29-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,958
Posted By Miele Man

NEVER EVER depend on eye contact with a driver of...

NEVER EVER depend on eye contact with a driver of any vehicle bigger than you and your bicycle. Studies have show that a driver may appear to be looking right at a bicyclist but is in fact looking...
02-29-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,769
Posted By Miele Man

Mjac wanted sunrises or sunsets. Sunrise whilst...

Mjac wanted sunrises or sunsets. Sunrise whilst riding along Hwy 8 towards Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and just leaving Cambridge, Ontario. Left side of the road as you head south.
...
02-29-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 784
Posted By Miele Man

Be aware that Google Maps in Bicycling mode will...

Be aware that Google Maps in Bicycling mode will often divert you many miles out of your way in order to connect with some existing bicycle trail/path. Also, some of the other suggest applications...
02-28-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By Miele Man

I worked at a bicycle co-op where a lot of...

I worked at a bicycle co-op where a lot of department store MTBs were brought in because of lousy shifting. The problem 99.9% of the time was with spiral wound housing having been used instead of...
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