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05-10-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 792
Posted By Leisesturm

Exactly. Even the All Axle Motor has to produce...

Exactly. Even the All Axle Motor has to produce torque, or ... what's the point. So ... 'lesser' motors, equipped with torque arms are not suddenly obsoleted by the existence of the AAM. The point of...
05-08-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 792
Posted By Leisesturm

The most common mid-drive and the most powerful...

The most common mid-drive and the most powerful one in wide use is the Bafang BBSHD it is a nominal 1500W unit. It could probably survive 2K Watts but you would still be FAR short of an e motorcycle....
05-08-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 792
Posted By Leisesturm

There is only one reason this happened, and you...

There is only one reason this happened, and you only touch on it, almost in passing: the lack of torque arms (two) allowed the motor to destroy the fork. Beginning and end of story. The Grin All Axle...
05-07-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By Leisesturm

As I understand it, 60V is the point at which an...

As I understand it, 60V is the point at which an e-bike becomes an e-motorcycle. Not even a moped, a full on motorcycle. A light electric vehicle in other words. Serious business. Besides the motor...
05-05-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Leisesturm

I suppose it does. As others have said, if you...

I suppose it does. As others have said, if you raise the bars, you will (likely) need longer cables. Inner AND outer. But, as you say, because of the housing stop on the front brake (rear as well...
05-04-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By Leisesturm

FWIW. I met my wife in 2005 in NYC. She was a...

FWIW. I met my wife in 2005 in NYC. She was a member of Achilles and had been on tandems at the School for the Blind in the UK but never in the U.S. For our second date she suggested we check out...
04-30-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By Leisesturm

I'm glad Darth Lefty brought up the possibility...

I'm glad Darth Lefty brought up the possibility that neither bike (it is possible) is the optimal choice for a very new tandeming team. We started our tandem clubbing with a Raleigh Coupe (entry...
04-26-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,146
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't know ... could be me but you sound a...

I don't know ... could be me but you sound a little skeptical. You are right to be skeptical. Now to be fair we don't really know what "results" means to the other poster, but as there is a fair...
04-26-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Leisesturm

The above is certainly true, and to that point,...

The above is certainly true, and to that point, the serial number mentioned in the o.p. could certainly go towards answering those questions. As to the "meaning" of the serial number, we can't...
04-23-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Leisesturm

$4K is a nice budget for a production e-bike....

$4K is a nice budget for a production e-bike. Raleigh Redux IE, Giant Quick E+ fall nicely within that limit. My favorite and the bike I would have as a pin-up on my wall (if a 62 y.o. married man...
04-23-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Leisesturm

Dang it. You beat me to THIS! I'm not sure why a...

Dang it. You beat me to THIS! I'm not sure why a dealer would keep an unsold unit around for so long but I would want to make sure they were keeping the battery at ~40% charge while it sat idle.
04-21-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,146
Posted By Leisesturm

Will be 62 this Saturday. Back has been in spasm...

Will be 62 this Saturday. Back has been in spasm on and off (mostly off) since like age 40. Wife's back went out three years ago and the PT started her Planking. I started doing them with her to show...
04-20-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,352
Posted By Leisesturm

That was just uncalled for, gratuitous, ad...

That was just uncalled for, gratuitous, ad hominem attack. I should flag it. And I should also cut and paste smackdowns you have received from others because of your need to get personal where it...
04-19-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,352
Posted By Leisesturm

Not "can't RTFM". Didn't RTFM. I simply wouldn't...

Not "can't RTFM". Didn't RTFM. I simply wouldn't know anything about it. Just as well. It wouldn't change my mind. I'm 62. I've met a number of people whose helmets "saved their lives" but didn't...
04-19-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,352
Posted By Leisesturm

It is what it is. I have the same helmet since...

It is what it is. I have the same helmet since 2008. Y'all judge me, ignore me, then involve yourself in cringe inducing multi-day rants at each other over all manner of nonsense. Irony I call it....
04-19-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,352
Posted By Leisesturm

We aren't talking about protecting at this point....

We aren't talking about protecting at this point. What is being discussed here is justification for spending three figures on helmets that meet outlier standards for head protection when the CSPS or...
04-18-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,352
Posted By Leisesturm

Meh. One helmet is as good as another IF YOU ...

Meh. One helmet is as good as another IF YOU DON'T CRASH! I've only owned one helmet since 2008. I bought it only because it was mandatory for the club rides for the club I joined. I bought the...
04-18-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 539
Posted By Leisesturm

I am missing the gene that makes people want to...

I am missing the gene that makes people want to work on bikes so neglected that it takes a dozen forum posts to get into the ballpark for success. Wrenching on bikes is good therapy when the bike you...
04-16-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By Leisesturm

This isn't the article I...

This isn't the article I (https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/12/battery-prices-have-fallen-88-percent-over-the-last-decade/) read but it does indicate the trend. The article I read was more about...
04-15-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By Leisesturm

I'm with the other poster. Anyone who can't...

I'm with the other poster. Anyone who can't handle the complication of shifting gears should walk. Look at the carnage on America's roads and tell me that automatic transmissions were a good idea....
04-15-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By Leisesturm

Given the o.p.'s dimensions the choice between...

Given the o.p.'s dimensions the choice between mid-step or high step come down to functionality. Women that wear dresses or skirts find mid-step (or stagger, or mixte) designs easier to use than high...
04-15-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 678
Posted By Leisesturm

I never said there were 'triple specific' front...

I never said there were 'triple specific' front shifters. But a front shifter from the early 80's, before triples ever existed, would not be able to shift a triple. Ebay sells such things and people...
04-14-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 678
Posted By Leisesturm

The barrel of a true 3x DT or BE shifter will be...

The barrel of a true 3x DT or BE shifter will be thicker than a 2x so that in the same 170* of total throw it will pull enough cable to get the FD across all three rings. A 3x shifter can also shift...
04-14-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 678
Posted By Leisesturm

This question is technically a thread hijack but,...

This question is technically a thread hijack but, as this thread is already chock full of attempted hijacks, what the hell. No, a 2x DT shifter usually won't move enough cable to shift a triple.
04-14-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 678
Posted By Leisesturm

Let me see if I have this right: buy both a set...

Let me see if I have this right: buy both a set of DT shifters AND BE shifters, and use only the RH units of each type, so a LS BE mirror can be used? Is that not a bridge too far when the mirror can...
04-14-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By Leisesturm

You know of this Cowboy 3 bike the o.p. is...

You know of this Cowboy 3 bike the o.p. is talking about? I agree with you, of course. Batteries are actually cheap and getting cheaper. I think E-bikers are being ripped off. Tesla batteries that...
04-14-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,267
Posted By Leisesturm

Any argument taken past the reductio ad absurdum...

Any argument taken past the reductio ad absurdum loses its credibility and just becomes noise. There is no amount of damage a bicycle can cause in rear ending a modern car that would surpass the...
04-13-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,267
Posted By Leisesturm

How old are you that you don't know stupid comes...

How old are you that you don't know stupid comes in all ages, shapes, sizes and hobbies and interests? Stupid drivers outnumber stupid cyclists by several orders of magnitude. Seriously, a cyclist is...
04-13-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 835
Posted By Leisesturm

What I know is that the technology CAN pick you...

What I know is that the technology CAN pick you up. I don't have nearly enough information to say anything about the actual Tesla in question. Not all Tesla's are self driving. I'm not sure ANY are....
04-13-21, 01:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,882
Posted By Leisesturm

Kid, I'm from NYC born and bred and more than...

Kid, I'm from NYC born and bred and more than twice your age. Don't even try it. I started nothing. You did. Own it.
04-12-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,882
Posted By Leisesturm

You were saying ...

You were saying ...
04-10-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,882
Posted By Leisesturm

Y'all's are taking this pointless argument way...

Y'all's are taking this pointless argument way too seriously. Insulting each other. P*ss*ng on yourselves to one up one another. Why? Stop. Stop now. No more of this.
04-07-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,799
Posted By Leisesturm

Given the other poster's userid do you really...

Given the other poster's userid do you really think he meant collision with a rollerblader in a bikini in a literal way?
04-05-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,882
Posted By Leisesturm

Dude, don't tell me! Tell him!

Dude, don't tell me! Tell him!
04-04-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,564
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't know ... "(very) low speed climbing"...

I don't know ... "(very) low speed climbing" ability AND a "high gear range" AND a "1x drivetrain", even a SRAM Eagle drivetrain, just seems like a bridge too far IMO. The insistence on a single side...
04-02-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Leisesturm

Neither one. 24V was obsolete 20 years ago and...

Neither one. 24V was obsolete 20 years ago and 36V is circling the drain. I don't know anything about either of these systems but they sound like time wasters. If Leafmotor, EM3EV, GRIN, to name...
Forum: Recumbent
04-02-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By Leisesturm

Hey, I offered first!

Hey, I offered first!
04-02-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,212
Posted By Leisesturm

Not sure why you've posted this now. First, you...

Not sure why you've posted this now. First, you haven't made any sense. Second, this is a thread about Idaho Stop. At best this is gratuitous misinformation. At worst, it is ...
Forum: Recumbent
04-01-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By Leisesturm

Not finding any pictures. Have searched. If you...

Not finding any pictures. Have searched. If you have a Flickr account (or other photo host) you can DM me and I can post the link for you.
03-30-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By Leisesturm

No, that capacity of battery should be fine. If...

No, that capacity of battery should be fine. If you are still bogging after this you might be expecting too much from your motor. You haven't said anything about how you actually use it. Are you...
03-30-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By Leisesturm

It is not only the voltage of the controller OR...

It is not only the voltage of the controller OR the motor OR the battery that matters, but it is the amount of amps the battery can supply. A higher voltage CAN allow a high capacity battery to push...
03-30-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By Leisesturm

What if that is, in fact, THE answer? AM radio is...

What if that is, in fact, THE answer? AM radio is for utility, sports, and talk radio and everyone knows it has awful resistance to noise. It isn't our job to get you out of the corner you have...
03-28-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,717
Posted By Leisesturm

Police are allowed to do anything they want....

Police are allowed to do anything they want. Period.
03-28-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,212
Posted By Leisesturm

I wouldn't go that far. If you are stopped and...

I wouldn't go that far. If you are stopped and see a car barrelling towards you that has not noticed that the light is against them you are going to be hit! Don't even bother thinking you are going...
03-27-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,106
Posted By Leisesturm

Even without a straight edge...

Even without a straight edge https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/320x240/saddle_tilt_b8dd19b1c9a3d708ee14468c3b257d50d2065302.jpg
or spirit level, you can see the nose up tilt of...
03-26-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,106
Posted By Leisesturm

Most methods never specify. If pressed, more will...

Most methods never specify. If pressed, more will say no shoes. Only a few say shoes. Try it both ways. I'm not sure it really matters. Your legs never reach full extension. Whatever method you use...
03-25-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,106
Posted By Leisesturm

My personal preference is to have about as much...

My personal preference is to have about as much nose up as you did in the first photo. I wouldn't expect to feel the effects of nose up in my lower back. If you have a 51cm top tube then an 80mm stem...
03-23-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,229
Posted By Leisesturm

Take a look at any production Class 3 (28mph)...

Take a look at any production Class 3 (28mph) e-bike and then look at the same model (if any) sold without assist. For example: any Raleigh Redux (1 or 2) vs the Redux IE or the Giant Quick vs the...
03-23-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By Leisesturm

Interesting. As I understand it, the Bafang brake...

Interesting. As I understand it, the Bafang brake sensor and gear shifters have different 'timeout' duration with the shift sensor having the shorter timeout than the brakes. The TSDZ2 on the other...
03-22-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't believe we can say for certain exactly...

I don't believe we can say for certain exactly what the o.p. needs because they have not given sufficient insight to the issue (if any) that is being presented. Just about anything within reason can...
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