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11-29-21, 12:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,136
Posted By Leisesturm

Five whole minutes I am never going to get back...

Five whole minutes I am never going to get back ... :notamused:
11-27-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 588
Posted By Leisesturm

No, those are just a different (cheaper) kind of...

No, those are just a different (cheaper) kind of v-brake pad that has no ability to 'angle' the pads to (try to) eliminate squeal. Ever since the ball and socket type of long arm pad came into...
11-27-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Leisesturm

O.p. obviously doesn't want to consider the worst...

O.p. obviously doesn't want to consider the worst case scenario but it doesn't sound like this was a trivial impact. In any case, the diff between a 163mm and 168mm Q/R could hardly be the issue. As...
11-26-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Leisesturm

Didn't even see the video (yet) and I agree with...

Didn't even see the video (yet) and I agree with you. Living Car Free? Utility Cycling? But, hey, it's a Holiday weekend. You get a pass o.p. This time.
11-26-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Leisesturm

Nope. The genie does not go back into the bottle....

Nope. The genie does not go back into the bottle. The Beast has acquired the taste of outsourced low wage labor. Look at all the angst over paying skilled labor a fair wage in the face of the most...
11-26-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Leisesturm

Your logic defies me. What does the European Bike...

Your logic defies me. What does the European Bike Craze (WTF) have to do with American retailers selling every bike they had on the racks and no more to be had for the forseeable? The European bike...
11-25-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By Leisesturm

Tubeless wheel/tire combo

Tubeless wheel/tire combo
11-24-21, 01:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 363
Posted By Leisesturm

Tape them, like God intended.

Tape them, like God intended.
11-23-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 458
Posted By Leisesturm

As mentioned, 700c and 29'er are one and the...

As mentioned, 700c and 29'er are one and the same. 29'er usually implies the tire section is >35mm. Your tire is 35mm so you likely could just move the tire from the old wheel to the new one when it...
11-20-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,111
Posted By Leisesturm

It's the batteries that make a light heavy. The...

It's the batteries that make a light heavy. The lighthead part of a separated combo should actually be quite light compared to the battery. Systems like the MagicShine don't IMO need...
11-19-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,111
Posted By Leisesturm

On a Zero Dark Thirty, Friday morning commute on...

On a Zero Dark Thirty, Friday morning commute on the tandem, with rain no less, no less than three (3) MagicShine 808 lightheads will do. On dry days, one on the bars, one on the helmet works well....
11-14-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By Leisesturm

Mid-drive vs hub motor is not about torque, its...

Mid-drive vs hub motor is not about torque, its about range! Speed range. The torque of a hub motor can be low OR high but not both! So the speed range is fixed around a high torque/low speed or low...
11-10-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,300
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't know of the e-bike that doesn't already...

I don't know of the e-bike that doesn't already work this way. Unless modified (illegal), all production e-bikes and e-assist kits stop assisting above 20mph or 28mph (Class 3). You suggest 15mph....
Forum: Commuting
11-09-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,024
Posted By Leisesturm

You are wrong, of course, and thankfully so,...

You are wrong, of course, and thankfully so, because, if in fact you were correct ... well we'd all (except you) be screwed, wouldn't we. People have been keeping multi-gear bikes upright in blizzard...
11-07-21, 01:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By Leisesturm

With all due respect, I disagree completely with...

With all due respect, I disagree completely with your POV. As far as I am concerned a professional bike fit is the least most important thing for a non-professional cyclist to do. I don't personally...
11-07-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,025
Posted By Leisesturm

There aren't many, but a few taillights can slide...

There aren't many, but a few taillights can slide into their clips horizontally! Since almost 100% of the time when you lose a light it is because your overinflated rear tire imparted a sudden...
11-05-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By Leisesturm

I would imagine it is staying a 9sp. The RD is...

I would imagine it is staying a 9sp. The RD is changing to 10sp. There should not be a problem. I see no reason to have to go to friction mode.
11-04-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By Leisesturm

I 'had' all those books pictured above. Now, I...

I 'had' all those books pictured above. Now, I don't have a single one left and, tbh, I don't really miss them. None of them can help with setting up indexing on a 10sp cluster because, almost to a...
11-02-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,092
Posted By Leisesturm

I've been here ten years longer than you and have...

I've been here ten years longer than you and have less than 5K posts. You have over 13K. WTF are you getting at here?
10-30-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,417
Posted By Leisesturm

You can request they add them. I've caught a...

You can request they add them. I've caught a couple of misses myself but haven't actually tested how good their response to update requests are. If it's anything like Google Maps or Garmin ... still,...
10-30-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Leisesturm

I am a long time user of MagicShine 808...

I am a long time user of MagicShine 808 headlights. Perfect for the o.p.'s purposes. I get (got) mine from Action LED (worth checking out) the last time, but recently when I looked, none were...
10-25-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,938
Posted By Leisesturm

Interesting. "Let’s look at an example. This...

Interesting. "Let’s look at an example. This year’s IRONMAN World Champion, Jan Frodeno has a saddle height of 860mm and rides a crank length of 172.5mm. This seems pretty normal and doesn’t turn any...
10-25-21, 12:53 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,938
Posted By Leisesturm

The thread bump gave me the (sad) opportunity to...

The thread bump gave me the (sad) opportunity to read this missed thread in its entirety. Holy Moly what a cluster____ of speculation, misinformation, misperception and all manner of illogic....
Forum: Recumbent
10-23-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By Leisesturm

I've had UC as a walking distance LBS for over 5...

I've had UC as a walking distance LBS for over 5 years on Portland's east side. Mid-Pandemic they abruptly moved to a suburb more than 15mi. away. That may as well be another state to a car free...
10-18-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By Leisesturm

The other poster did not recommend starting with...

The other poster did not recommend starting with a hybrid because of any fear that a racebike wouldn't hold up 300lbs. They (correctly) assume that the more accessible ergonomics of the hybrid...
10-18-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By Leisesturm

Pull that bike up in Google Images and come back...

Pull that bike up in Google Images and come back here and say that. I doubt I'd lose any money betting 25's are all that will fit under the brake bridges.
10-05-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 24,181
Posted By Leisesturm

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I can't speak to 3 years, but all those tubes make for one SOLID...
09-26-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,495
Posted By Leisesturm

You know how when you have a stick shift car no...

You know how when you have a stick shift car no one ever asks to borrow it? I personally think that having the 520's on my Trek roadbike makes joyriders think twice. For that reason I don't advise...
09-22-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,510
Posted By Leisesturm

The (ultra) slow roll is a great skill to have,...

The (ultra) slow roll is a great skill to have, and when you get it nailed, starting and stopping need not produce anymore stress on a tandem than they do on a single. Part of the problem (I think)...
09-22-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By Leisesturm

Yeah, some pictures really would have helped. The...

Yeah, some pictures really would have helped. The 'flat' of the pedal ... ??? How much pedal is left? If there is still the main shaft of the pedal screwed into the crankarm you have lost the pedal...
Forum: Recumbent
09-19-21, 01:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,384
Posted By Leisesturm

Use two of these...

Use two of these (https://www.performercycles.com/futuro/) and you won't have to wait until you get rich. Even if you know exactly when your ship is coming in, I'd still advise going with Performer....
Forum: Recumbent
08-16-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By Leisesturm

This is real, I swear ...

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08-13-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,683
Posted By Leisesturm

Oft repeated and completely false rhetoric. The...

Oft repeated and completely false rhetoric. The drivers around you have driven in everything you have at least 20 times or more. The exceptions wouldn't fill the visitors bleachers at Providence Park...
08-11-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,331
Posted By Leisesturm

Easy (but unscientific) test for saddle height....

Easy (but unscientific) test for saddle height. Straddle the top tube. The nose of the saddle should hit you just about the top of your ... buttcrack. Put a foot on your take off pedal. Lift yourself...
08-08-21, 01:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,331
Posted By Leisesturm

Post #2 had it exactly right. Now allow me...

Post #2 had it exactly right. Now allow me ...what I haven't seen anyone mention before is: o.p. is 40+ and cycling (only) 2 years. Not unheard of these days but, unfortunately, a situation ripe for...
07-24-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,430
Posted By Leisesturm

Typical dynamo hub output = ~3W. Typical hub...

Typical dynamo hub output = ~3W. Typical hub motor output = 500W. Typical bike battery capacity = 500wh to 1000wh. A properly designed hubmotor will stop making power above a certain speed to avoid...
07-20-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,949
Posted By Leisesturm

What I actually said was: when I am here (which...

What I actually said was: when I am here (which is not often) the discussions are always about racing bicycles and hybrids. "but, there you are", is a figure of speech. It essentially is a verbal...
07-20-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,949
Posted By Leisesturm

Seriously? No one can answer your question. But...

Seriously? No one can answer your question. But if you search for "Mongoose Envoy" you will find that I have one. But I don't weigh 400lbs. The BIKE and the wheels can more than deal with that kind...
07-12-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By Leisesturm

Some respectful corrections, if I may: ...

Some respectful corrections, if I may:

Dimension (https://www.dimensionbikeproducts.com/products) is a general purpose supplier, on the value end, like Origin 8 or Profile. They make all kinds of...
07-11-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,147
Posted By Leisesturm

Sigh. E-bikes have been around for a couple of...

Sigh. E-bikes have been around for a couple of decades now and are still being treated like a guilty pleasure. Something to 'outgrow'. Something to be a bit ashamed of needing. It matters. Why?...
07-08-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,335
Posted By Leisesturm

Ray, you CLEARLY feel that you are superior to...

Ray, you CLEARLY feel that you are superior to 95% of Americans. What gives you the right? No, that's incorrect. You certainly have the right. What gives you the very idea in the first place?! Know...
06-29-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,244
Posted By Leisesturm

You cannot judge that bike by your usual...

You cannot judge that bike by your usual standards. And no, the o.p.'s wife will not readily discern why a used Trek is any better than hers. In U.S. dollars that bike is roughly a (new) Trek FX2...
06-25-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,571
Posted By Leisesturm

With all due respect Michael˛, given your obvious...

With all due respect Michael˛, given your obvious difficulties with innovating existing tandem technologies ... are you really in the best position to speak so authoritatively on what or what not...
06-11-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,569
Posted By Leisesturm

There is no reason why exercise can't be 100% of...

There is no reason why exercise can't be 100% of weight loss for YOU. For other people, well ... as I understand it cycling burns ~600C/hr. A lb. of fat is 3,000C. I don't know about YOU, but I have...
Forum: Recumbent
06-08-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,632
Posted By Leisesturm

I agree with nearly all of post #2. I have a...

I agree with nearly all of post #2. I have a Performer from 2017 and the 10sp is 11-36! A 10sp 11-32 seems awfully ... close, but I don't claim to know it all. Still, the first thing I did to that...
06-01-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By Leisesturm

Your wording makes me think that you believe that...

Your wording makes me think that you believe that a front motor kit is free of the need to fabricate torque arms. This is incorrect! Even a steel fork needs torque arms. Two of them. You don't have...
06-01-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,352
Posted By Leisesturm

There are no more profligate specimens of...

There are no more profligate specimens of humanity on the planet than American Catholics of the Silent and Boomer generations. Thats you and me! Greta's cohort? There are more LGBT in the GenZ and...
05-28-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,866
Posted By Leisesturm

I am sure that flashing lights have existed since...

I am sure that flashing lights have existed since the early 2000's at least. Nevertheless, they are practically expected by the majority of drivers and, more importantly, law enforcement authority...
05-28-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,866
Posted By Leisesturm

The bolded. Cyclists never want to admit that...

The bolded. Cyclists never want to admit that sometimes an accident isn't entirely the motorists fault. In my state they would be sharing the blame 50/50. Zero sum.
05-27-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,866
Posted By Leisesturm

Very good to ride with a strobe light. You can't...

Very good to ride with a strobe light. You can't be serious advising otherwise. Billions have been spent R&D'ing bicycle stobes and they have persisted in the marketplace for decades. Bad? Define bad...
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