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12-05-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 485,034
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.
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12-01-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
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: 41
Views: 1,128
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...
11-24-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,123
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: 1,684
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...
11-15-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,637
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: 3,637
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, 05:18 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,697
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...
11-12-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,586
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: 906
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: 906
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...
11-04-21, 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: 1,305
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, 03:12 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,300
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, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 608
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, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7,315
Views: 748,533
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...
10-20-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 179,315
Posted By Miele Man

An unusual Raleigh I got out of the garbage. It's...

An unusual Raleigh I got out of the garbage. It's not a high end bike but it rides very nicely. T-Mar said it's a 1984 or 1985 model. Raleigh Vector made for the Canadian market.
...
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By Miele Man

The nice thing about riding with a bicycling...

The nice thing about riding with a bicycling jersey is that you have pockets on the back where you can stow stuff such a s your wallet and snacks.

Cheers
10-17-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,249
Posted By Miele Man

Watch out for deterioration of tires, tubes and...

Watch out for deterioration of tires, tubes and any other butyl/rubber items on the bike due to the ozone from the furnace.

Cheers
10-16-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,268
Posted By Miele Man

What surprised me was that I was able to continue...

What surprised me was that I was able to continue on to the store I was going to and then ride home. I guess I could have had those brazed back on but I just scrapped the frame instead.

I have a...
10-12-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 532
Posted By Miele Man

I have a couple of chrome steel ones. On a...

I have a couple of chrome steel ones. On a Raleigh Vector I picked up out of the garbage there is a chromed Suntour spoke protector that cleaned up to almost new condition.
...
10-11-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By Miele Man

I recently got a very nice SR Road Champion...

I recently got a very nice SR Road Champion handlebar when I picked up a Raleigh Vector out of the garbage.
...
10-10-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,615
Posted By Miele Man

Not to mention the left-side drivetrain. LOL ...

Not to mention the left-side drivetrain.
LOL

Cheers
10-10-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,615
Posted By Miele Man

Where's the suspension on that bike? Cheers

Where's the suspension on that bike?

Cheers
10-10-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4,709
Views: 490,606
Posted By Miele Man

Been riding my Rescued From The Dump (garbage)...

Been riding my Rescued From The Dump (garbage) 1985 Raleigh Vector.

Tonight I took off the rear wheel and then removed the freewheel. It's a 6-speed Suntour Perfect in silver and is in fantastic...
10-08-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 838
Posted By Miele Man

If y our frame has 126mm between the inside faces...

If y our frame has 126mm between the inside faces of the dropouts those alloy wheels will be a drop in fit. The 5,6 or 7 speed in the listing was for which freewheels could be used.

If you've...
10-08-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 838
Posted By Miele Man

That wheelset should be a drop-in switch with...

That wheelset should be a drop-in switch with what you have on your bike now. Note it says for 5-6-7 speed.

With that wheelset all you'd need a bicycle shop to do is remove your existing...
10-07-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 838
Posted By Miele Man

I think that a hub brake will cost you quite a...

I think that a hub brake will cost you quite a bit more than a new wheel would. There's be the cost of the hub brake and then t he cost of the spokes and then the cost of having a shop build up the...
10-07-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 838
Posted By Miele Man

Two toe-straps or strong zip-ties and two long...

Two toe-straps or strong zip-ties and two long metal angle brackets reshaped to this.
...
10-07-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 838
Posted By Miele Man

If you just asked them about aluminium rims...

If you just asked them about aluminium rims rather than aluminium wheels, they might have thought that you wanted just the rims and were going to get them to lace the new rims to your old hubs.
...
10-07-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 838
Posted By Miele Man

I'd check for alloy 27" wheels at a local bicycle...

I'd check for alloy 27" wheels at a local bicycle co-op if you're fortunate enough to have one near you. Alloy rims give far better braking when wet even if the wetness is from riding through a...
Forum: Touring
10-03-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,643
Posted By Miele Man

Bar-ends can also be mounted inboard of the...

Bar-ends can also be mounted inboard of the shifters and brake levers so that he can have a more aerodynamic position.

Or you can by dropbar barends for a straight bar. Something like these.
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09-18-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14,508
Views: 3,346,025
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...
Forum: Touring
09-16-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
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: 1,640
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...
09-09-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7,315
Views: 748,533
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: 1,034
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: 1,034
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: 1,148
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: 1,619
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: 1,619
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...
08-31-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 55,629
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, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
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...
Forum: Touring
08-31-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,574
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: 32
Views: 2,114
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
08-27-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,567
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...
08-26-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,297
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...
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,567
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...
08-05-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 957
Posted By Miele Man

Take a close look at the freehub body. Some early...

Take a close look at the freehub body. Some early Hyperglide ones were transitional ones and could be use with either Hyperglide or Uniglide cassettes. Those freehub bodies had threading on the...
Forum: Touring
08-04-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,990
Posted By Miele Man

Where I tour in Northern Ontario, Canada; stores...

Where I tour in Northern Ontario, Canada; stores are few and very far apart. I carry lots of dried fruits and nuts to snack on whilst riding. I have a small butane stove that almost fits inside a...
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