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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-27-16, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Leisesturm
the majority of drivers that kill people with...

the majority of drivers that kill people with their cars are NOT driving with revoked licenses. In many cases the only citeable offense that might be connected to the incident is some kind of moving...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-27-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 869
Posted By Leisesturm
I don't know... how many cyclists actually go out...

I don't know... how many cyclists actually go out of their way to remove the very useful and life saving reflectors that come attached (very) securely to the spokes of their wheels? Furthermore, more...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-27-16, 12:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Leisesturm
The exponential drag increase was my point...

The exponential drag increase was my point actually. At runners speeds most stokers wouldn't be terribly impressed with the speed reduction of 15lbs of drag. But at 30mph? Probably quite impressive...
Forum: Commuting 07-26-16, 05:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,351
Posted By Leisesturm
Top speed in a REAL self-driving car (Google) is...

Top speed in a REAL self-driving car (Google) is 25mph. Just saying.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-26-16, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Leisesturm
Your logic escapes me.

Your logic escapes me.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-26-16, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 586
Posted By Leisesturm
You may be right, the latter may be dangerous,...

You may be right, the latter may be dangerous, but the former is illegal. I would rather manage risk than risk being managed. YMMV.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-26-16, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Leisesturm
Stoker Empowerment on Steroids

A couple of recent brake threads have got me in a reflective state of mind. Professional track sprinters and football running backs often train with drogue parachutes (picture...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-26-16, 02:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
Posted By Leisesturm
To be honest I don't quite remember exactly what...

To be honest I don't quite remember exactly what his objections were but he had a few. It was enough for me that the Spyre's were quite a bit less expensive and much lighter to boot. With the BB7's,...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-26-16, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
Posted By Leisesturm
Some questions: what exactly does "hilly" mean,...

Some questions: what exactly does "hilly" mean, i.e. vertical drop, duration of runout, elapsed time to next descent, etc. 200mm rotors are about as big as they get. Teams that used to need a drag...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-26-16, 01:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
Posted By Leisesturm
For what its worth, I was about to pull the...

For what its worth, I was about to pull the trigger on a pair of HY/RD's at the LBS where we bought our new tandem. A mechanic there advised against them and recommended the Spyre model. We have Avid...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-25-16, 02:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,710
Posted By Leisesturm
I think I've read enough. Seriously. I am...

I think I've read enough. Seriously. I am physically ill from reading all the superstition, fear, and just outright ignorance. More than usual. TRUCKS! What about them? Trucks are a feature of...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-25-16, 10:42 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,710
Posted By Leisesturm
I am interested in further details of how this...

I am interested in further details of how this works, thanks.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-25-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,106
Posted By Leisesturm
Then just do it. The way information is updated,...

Then just do it. The way information is updated, corrected, and expanded on every other kind of encyclopedia platform... without ego gratification. I am not deifying Sheldon, but he was, one has to...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-22-16, 04:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,106
Posted By Leisesturm
The Ongoing Destruction of the Sheldon Brown Repository

Is it me or has the ongoing annotation, expansion and occasionally re-purpose, of the Sheldon Brown bicycle encyclopedia reaching a critical mass? Does anyone else think that John Allen and John...
Forum: Recumbent 07-22-16, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By Leisesturm
This maybe?

This maybe?
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-22-16, 10:37 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 17,782
Posted By Leisesturm
Humans in general, and Americans in particular,...

Humans in general, and Americans in particular, have completely normalized the practice of using thousands (thousands!) of pounds of steel and anluminum alloys, plastics and other materials to move...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-22-16, 10:06 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,710
Posted By Leisesturm
I don't ride in many pace lines but the few (very...

I don't ride in many pace lines but the few (very few) I have been in, a cluster type, pace line environment using my mirror was the last thing I felt like I needed to do. I mean... you are...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-21-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By Leisesturm
Bikes do not FIT like shoes. They fit more like...

Bikes do not FIT like shoes. They fit more like motorcycles. A motorcycle does not come in 6 different sizes, and bikes no longer do. Ever since sloping top tubes, bikes come in at most 3 sizes for...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-21-16, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Leisesturm
The Bob Yak is awesome. We've had ours 10 years...

The Bob Yak is awesome. We've had ours 10 years now. The bag is that old as well! The Bob is rated to 70lbs. but is seriously overbuilt. I suspect Ryan had 50lb in his. When me and the Mrs. hit Fred...
Forum: Commuting 07-21-16, 09:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,117
Posted By Leisesturm
Nice! I didn't recommend Paul look into a BV...

Nice! I didn't recommend Paul look into a BV because the bare frame costs ~$500. Builds I've seen are in the $1,000 arena. I saw one on Craig's for $1200 used. All in all, I think the Trek 7.2 is the...
Forum: Commuting 07-20-16, 08:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,117
Posted By Leisesturm
Best affordable mixte bike under $600: New PUBLIC...

Best affordable mixte bike under $600: New PUBLIC M7 mixte (http://publicbikes.com/p/PUBLIC-M7-2015-mixte-bike-affordable-city-cruiser-step-through-womens-commuter-bicycle-reviews)

7.2 FX Women's...
Forum: Commuting 07-20-16, 06:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,117
Posted By Leisesturm
Paul, there are nicer looking mixtes than that...

Paul, there are nicer looking mixtes than that Charge Grater. And $700 for a 1x8 speed? I don't think so. Of the two, the Specialized gets my vote. Might be too much for mom though don't you think?...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-20-16, 01:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 777
Posted By Leisesturm
I think it would improve it even more if we all...

I think it would improve it even more if we all wore uniforms to look like State Police...
Forum: Commuting 07-20-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By Leisesturm
I use the same Topeak mini-pump for 28mm Schwalbe...

I use the same Topeak mini-pump for 28mm Schwalbe Marathon's and 2.0" Schwalbe Big Apples. Obviously it takes way more strokes to fill the Apples. That's a given considering the volume difference. No...
Forum: Commuting 07-20-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 847
Posted By Leisesturm
I don't know about coaster brakes, the concept....

I don't know about coaster brakes, the concept. But coaster brakes, the execution, is mainly limited to the juvenile and adaptive market. So... no, they are not usually considered superior to hand...
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