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07-10-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 560
Posted By Leisesturm

Come on. All of you drive at some time or the...

Come on. All of you drive at some time or the other. Seriously, how eager would you be to put more than two wheels over a double yellow? Or cross it at all? Unless its some rural byway with 10...
07-06-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,196
Posted By Leisesturm

All the people I know that cycle are still alive...

All the people I know that cycle are still alive decades later and I've never said word one to them about DRL. Small sample size, I know, but I'm just sayin' ...
07-03-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,666
Posted By Leisesturm

Hub drag is nearly irrelevant in real life. At...

Hub drag is nearly irrelevant in real life. At any speed over 12mph, air drag is the dominant force ******ing the cyclist. The lower air drag of a 23mm tire vs a 32mm or more section clincher is...
07-03-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 611
Posted By Leisesturm

Oh dear, what have I done now? What else are they...

Oh dear, what have I done now? What else are they making socks out of these days, and how much does it cost? <shudder>
07-03-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 611
Posted By Leisesturm

I find I actually learn more from those that...

I find I actually learn more from those that question things vs those that just spit up information (advertising) that is already easily available. I don't need anymore 'compression' than what is...
06-27-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,814
Posted By Leisesturm

In April of 2017 when this thread was started...

In April of 2017 when this thread was started 'Big Red' (https://flic.kr/p/21PRfVc) was not on our radar. We got her in August of 2017. I got another USS recumbent (https://flic.kr/p/21hTtUF) at the...
06-24-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By Leisesturm

MTB usually implies 26" rim diameter but, yes, a...

MTB usually implies 26" rim diameter but, yes, a hybrid likely has the same 135 OLD as MTB and will also have 700C wheel diameter. So finding a rear wheel to fit the Galaxy should not be an issue.
06-24-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,217
Posted By Leisesturm

It's threads like this that make A&S legendary...

It's threads like this that make A&S legendary among the subforums as a place where angels fear to tread. Seriously, slithering between moving traffic and parked traffic at >10mph? In rain? In snow?...
06-23-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't know about the UK, but in the US you...

I don't know about the UK, but in the US you can't easily revisit this kind of sale with the seller. And, really, what would you want them to do? Let's see how we can best move on. I for one see a...
06-19-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,217
Posted By Leisesturm

Maybe. But cyclists were being run down when...

Maybe. But cyclists were being run down when forced to share lanes with 4,000lb. passenger cars. Bike lanes are now a thing. A big thing. They aren't going away. As I understand it, the QWERTY layout...
06-19-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,161
Posted By Leisesturm

I see what you did there ...

I see what you did there ...
06-17-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,076
Posted By Leisesturm

Yep, you have to use gear cable to fit the...

Yep, you have to use gear cable to fit the shifter, the clamp at the caliper end doesn't care as much about the kind of cable it is.



That was a good call by the other poster. I completely...
06-16-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By Leisesturm

Burley. Period. End of story. We bought a '94...

Burley. Period. End of story. We bought a '94 Burley Samba that sadly was stolen before we got it on the road. I had been working on it, however, I had gone through every inch of it. It was not a...
06-16-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,076
Posted By Leisesturm

The downtube shifters and 6sp freewheel date back...

The downtube shifters and 6sp freewheel date back to the late 80's. On the upside, a brand like Dawes would ensure a solid build. On the downside, there isn't much, if any 'upgrading' that can be...
06-15-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,076
Posted By Leisesturm

It would be immensely helpful to know the make...

It would be immensely helpful to know the make and model and maybe even the year (if known) of the tandem. I personally think the stopping power of: Canti's, V-Brakes and Mechanical Disc Brakes are...
06-15-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By Leisesturm

All of us knew this already. Your point really...

All of us knew this already. Your point really wasn't worth the making in a cycling forum. That can be left to the cager forums wherever they are. That you could only find two examples of cyclist...
06-13-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,161
Posted By Leisesturm

The cyclist in the video did survive. They likely...

The cyclist in the video did survive. They likely won't be quite the same ever again, but there have been worse outcomes. I'm not sure a Varia would have saved them. The only thing that would have...
06-13-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,874
Posted By Leisesturm

The link is dead. It doesn't matter to me, but...

The link is dead. It doesn't matter to me, but you might help folks out and do it over ...
06-13-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,318
Posted By Leisesturm

Hmm. Also late to the thread, but I've read every...

Hmm. Also late to the thread, but I've read every post. Count me in with the poster who wonders how accurate a powermeter can be under the conditions described in the o.p. Is it not possible that the...
06-12-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By Leisesturm

Because the cyclist is NOT exempt from far more...

Because the cyclist is NOT exempt from far more robust laws that govern overall human behavior. No one is empowered to kill another person with impunity. Except automobile drivers actually. As long...
06-11-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By Leisesturm

Typical 'echo chamber' hysteria building in this...

Typical 'echo chamber' hysteria building in this thread. Insurance companies are not likely to review their practices for collisions that, in the aggregate, pale into complete insignificance against...
06-04-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,094
Posted By Leisesturm

Seriously? It's STUPID for employers, now that a...

Seriously? It's STUPID for employers, now that a temporary situation is terminated to want to RETURN to 'normal'? Why? Because during the TEMPORARY situation your cycling activities were more...
06-02-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,668
Posted By Leisesturm

Way too little info from the o.p. (deliberately?)...

Way too little info from the o.p. (deliberately?) for y'all's to be whipping yourselves into such a froth to compose cogent responses. Even urban speed limits are challenging to achieve for a cyclist...
05-26-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 697
Posted By Leisesturm

I agree and was reading patiently through earlier...

I agree and was reading patiently through earlier posts to say exactly this. Seriously, I would like a link to the information that we are being given by the o.p. I think something is being taken out...
05-25-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Leisesturm

So here's the thing. On a tandem bike ... I'd say...

So here's the thing. On a tandem bike ... I'd say 90% of teams use what is called euphemistically "the correct method". You can actually Google for that terminology. I suggest you, in fact, do that....
05-24-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By Leisesturm

Hokay Fooferdoggie, I finally have some time to...

Hokay Fooferdoggie, I finally have some time to address your concerns. Not that you haven't had some good help so far (you have) however I fear that you are still not providing an optimum experience...
05-21-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Leisesturm

A gallon of water weighs 12lbs. Does a full...

A gallon of water weighs 12lbs. Does a full Camelback hold a gallon? I doubt it. Probably half that. 6lbs. more or less, on your back, in a pack. I doubt that is the source of your issues. Here, try...
05-20-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By Leisesturm

Even if flat bar brake lever clamps could be...

Even if flat bar brake lever clamps could be modified to fit 26mm drop bar diameter ... the lever shape is all wrong ... even if you moved them up to the flats ... cross levers would be a better idea...
05-19-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By Leisesturm

Salsa also has the Journeyman. It is one sweet...

Salsa also has the Journeyman. It is one sweet bike. Available in flat-bar, drop-bar, 650B or 700C. Claris build, Sora build, Apex build ... the combinations are dizzying. The Feminist in me chafes...
05-18-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 749
Posted By Leisesturm

From your o.p. "after 2ish years I find the...

From your o.p. "after 2ish years I find the saddle not as nice". I don't know I might have wanted to know more, like, how exactly is it not as nice? But you are getting advice. How I don't know...
05-18-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Leisesturm

Rims are very forgiving of what tires are put on...

Rims are very forgiving of what tires are put on them. Fork crowns and brake bridges are less forgiving. Measure (carefully) the clearance under the fork crown and rear brake bridge to see what tire...
05-18-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,162
Posted By Leisesturm

It's the average age of graduating Seniors?

It's the average age of graduating Seniors?
Forum: Commuting
05-14-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,738
Posted By Leisesturm

Brand? It's not a brand. It's vaporware. I'll eat...

Brand? It's not a brand. It's vaporware. I'll eat my babymaker (no hot sauce) in Pioneer Square if a single unit makes it into post production.
05-13-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,093
Posted By Leisesturm

Bicycle weight is meaningless and irrelevant....

Bicycle weight is meaningless and irrelevant. Disc brakes are heavy. Hydraulic disc brakes are very heavy. Manufacturers do make what you want but it won't have disc brakes. I've seen at least a...
05-12-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By Leisesturm

You don't sound like an easy man (boy) to...

You don't sound like an easy man (boy) to reassure but, FWIW, my helmet is closer to 10 years old than 5, and I have no plans to replace it ASAP because I have never done anything more serious to it...
05-09-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By Leisesturm

Does your wife have the identical saddle to...

Does your wife have the identical saddle to yours? My wife's tailbone was not happy until I got her a saddle with a 'notch' in the back like yours has. She doesn't even need padded shorts as long as...
05-07-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,093
Posted By Leisesturm

An 18" low gear is fine and attainable but a 1x?...

An 18" low gear is fine and attainable but a 1x? with an 18" low ... what is the high? I don't really want to know!
05-07-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By Leisesturm

Not being awful, but that saddle looks like ......

Not being awful, but that saddle looks like ... <$50. It can't be worth the work of re-skinning. Buy another. I probably have a couple of saddles as good as or better than that one that I would GIVE...
05-07-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,822
Posted By Leisesturm

As I understand it, metro Portland, OR has 76...

As I understand it, metro Portland, OR has 76 bike shops. I don't know if bike co-ops are counted in with bike stores, but in the two areas of metro Portland that I have lived the bike stores appear...
05-06-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Leisesturm

I am 5'10" and my bike is a 58cm. I 'should' have...

I am 5'10" and my bike is a 58cm. I 'should' have a 56cm but they didn't have one. What this means in actuality is that the stem (100mm) is probably 20cm too long for optimum comfort. I'll change it...
05-06-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Leisesturm

Those Shimano barrel adjusters look pretty nifty....

Those Shimano barrel adjusters look pretty nifty. I might get a couple. I would expect that they will work for what you want to do. That said, although it is sometimes a bit of a fight, you should be...
05-04-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By Leisesturm

Of course it does. It HAS to. Of course the...

Of course it does. It HAS to. Of course the $64,000 question is "how much does it distract"? Obviously not so much that you cannot operate safely. Still, I'm with CFB. I will listen to music in a...
05-04-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,993
Posted By Leisesturm

Not you. The person who said your 'assumption' on...

Not you. The person who said your 'assumption' on the lockdown being to protect hospitals was as valid as Peak Oil or Polar Ice Caps melting.
05-04-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,993
Posted By Leisesturm

So ... what doya's imagine the total cost of...

So ... what doya's imagine the total cost of paying 80% of the wages of everyone laid off due to Covid? Here we have a national crisis that threatens the future of the country and we are harranging...
05-04-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,993
Posted By Leisesturm

OMG! Seriously? Did you call the earlier posters...

OMG! Seriously? Did you call the earlier posters statement an assumption? They happen to be correct! Unlike the "Spanish Flu" (which actually originated in Kansas!) which took place in 1918/19, a...
05-04-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,993
Posted By Leisesturm

I agree with just about all you have said in...

I agree with just about all you have said in recent posts. I can agree with much of this one as well, however, "killing earth" is not an easy assignment. It will not happen in 1 or 2 generations. We...
05-03-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Leisesturm

Public brand bikes live in a gray area of price...

Public brand bikes live in a gray area of price and quality. Not quite the cachet of ... better known brands like Trek, Giant and Specialized but certainly not junk. That said, doing the conversion...
05-01-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By Leisesturm

Just saying. My Bontrager Hardcase 23mm 700c have...

Just saying. My Bontrager Hardcase 23mm 700c have never flatted in two years. I don't even carry tire tools for short trips. I'm on that bike every day on the same roads where Schwalbe Marathons flat...
04-30-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By Leisesturm

I would do tubulars (again) before I would ever...

I would do tubulars (again) before I would ever try tubeless. That way lies madness. a 25mm or 28mm high pressure clincher from any of at least three companies should more than serve the road needs...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Posted By Leisesturm

Like the other poster said, 28's are prolly the...

Like the other poster said, 28's are prolly the biggest you are going to get away with. That's doing well. 25's are the absolute biggest that will fit in 'LLRRH's (https://flic.kr/p/2hC6N61) fork....
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