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Forum: Commuting
02-18-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By Leisesturm

The ask is $225 in the ad. Have you made a typo...

The ask is $225 in the ad. Have you made a typo or have you and the seller come to an agreement? Just saying, I bought a 1984 12 speed by a classic brand for $225.
02-18-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 634
Posted By Leisesturm

You are not the o.p., the o.p. specifically...

You are not the o.p., the o.p. specifically requested lights that are not rechargeable. Next, you are deliberately taking my words out of context. Why? Lastly, you cannot protect yourself against...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 345
Posted By Leisesturm

With Park Tool or Pedros Tire Levers (I have...

With Park Tool or Pedros Tire Levers (I have both) you should never have to wonder about a tires "mountability". The one time I had to unmount and remount the Bonties I didn't find it all that...
02-18-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 634
Posted By Leisesturm

The o.p. said they were a 'commuter'. My...

The o.p. said they were a 'commuter'. My definition of a commuter is someone who is on the bike 3x/wk or more. I also assume that their one way trip from home to the worksite is 1mi - 3mi or more. I...
02-18-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By Leisesturm

You absolutely do not want an overvolted anything...

You absolutely do not want an overvolted anything in the front fork of a bicycle. It will destroy it, even with a torque arm. Anyway, overvolting isn't necessary in 2020 and Class 3 operation. Just...
02-17-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 88
Posted By Leisesturm

Are you saying that with the system powered up...

Are you saying that with the system powered up (button on side of unit pressed) and the lights ON, that holding the big + button (separate button from power switch) down for six seconds does NOT turn...
02-17-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By Leisesturm

At its essence the Hilltopper system is a Bafang...

At its essence the Hilltopper system is a Bafang 8fun front hub motor. All front hub motor systems like it will be as easy to install. Swytch looks like a Kickstarter project that is still in the...
02-17-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 88
Posted By Leisesturm

Yes, it is possible for that to be the default...

Yes, it is possible for that to be the default status of operation but there should be a way to override that.


I am not following your logic. I agree that 17W seems high for a light consumption...
02-17-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By Leisesturm

Unless you really WANT to spend $4K+ for your...

Unless you really WANT to spend $4K+ for your e-bike there is no actual need to get it from Trek. Suspension fork models are actually very plentiful in the Class 3 sector. A Juiced Bikes...
02-17-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Leisesturm

The Tongsheng and Bafang mid-drives are all there...

The Tongsheng and Bafang mid-drives are all there is. And the Q-factor is about the same for both. I'm leaning towards the Tongsheng unit myself. I plan to get the modified right hand crank that...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 345
Posted By Leisesturm

I am also riding in Portland, OR. My last two...

I am also riding in Portland, OR. My last two bikes have been Trek's and they come with Bontrager Hardcase Series tires. I have a set in 2.0" and 25mm. The bigger tires did not flat for four years of...
02-14-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By Leisesturm

This. From the second post onwards I have been...

This. From the second post onwards I have been reading through all of them waiting for someone to state the above. Moreover, the reason why the o.p. needs a new BB is not simply because the new crank...
02-14-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By Leisesturm

The link in the op does not link to a post by the...

The link in the op does not link to a post by the subject of this thread. I'd like to see it for myself. I have even gone through several recent posts of that users posting history and I can't find...
02-13-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Leisesturm

You don't say how long you have been on the 'T'...

You don't say how long you have been on the 'T' therapy but if its been a couple of months and no joy, what might be happening is that you are converting the free 'T' to estrogen. More doctors should...
02-12-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,736
Posted By Leisesturm

You do not want to drive a delivery vehicle in...

You do not want to drive a delivery vehicle in your declining years. I'm not even sure you want to be a long haul trucker. My brother is (maybe was) and he has been suspended pending the outcome of a...
02-12-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,736
Posted By Leisesturm

Only if its true. Is it? Where is the evidence?...

Only if its true. Is it? Where is the evidence? "Oh we just can't find any qualified workers ..." Check the wastebaskets in HR. They are overflowing with applications and resumes. And the ER's (and...
02-12-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 294
Posted By Leisesturm

To a hammer all problems look like a nail. To a...

To a hammer all problems look like a nail. To a board certified AMA physician all conditions look like a pill prescription. You have a window of time and opportunity to get a second opinion and...
02-12-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 633
Posted By Leisesturm

I haven't seen the bike model that when made into...

I haven't seen the bike model that when made into an e-model that it doesn't add $2000 to $3000 (and ~20lbs) to that bike. I'm sorry, if I'm spending that kind of money to get the benefit of e-assist...
02-12-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By Leisesturm

I am researching the Giant and Raleigh e-bikes in...

I am researching the Giant and Raleigh e-bikes in particular for a possible purchase soon. Which E+ bike does your wife have? They don't all go to 28mph. They are all in Class 3 which has a top speed...
02-12-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By Leisesturm

I'd love to know where this kind of thinking...

I'd love to know where this kind of thinking comes from. What is unreasonable is to think that a speed of 25mph or more is any big deal and should be attained without assist. Assist is needed (by...
02-10-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,272
Posted By Leisesturm

Are you guys still at it? Recent threads seem to...

Are you guys still at it? Recent threads seem to indicate that a cyclists only risk on the road is distracted drivers. This is FALSE! 50% of cyclist fatalities do not involve a car! The cyclist...
02-09-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,669
Posted By Leisesturm

waived.

waived.
02-08-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,669
Posted By Leisesturm

I just spent the better part of a half an hour I...

I just spent the better part of a half an hour I will never get back speed reading this thread so I admit I could have missed the thread that mentioned the revenue potential of a law requiring helmet...
02-05-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By Leisesturm

I blame myself. I let life get in the way and...

I blame myself. I let life get in the way and prevent me from debunking your earlier post in its entirety. Now you come out with this. Defaileurs ... really. The default derailleur topology is a...
01-31-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By Leisesturm

It's not too late to delete this mass of...

It's not too late to delete this mass of contradiction and misinformation. Seriously, could you possibly get it anymore wrong? Make you a deal: clean this up a bit or I will have to do a line by line...
01-31-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By Leisesturm

Nothing. I know where you are going and forget...

Nothing. I know where you are going and forget it. Thanks to e-bikes, the number of cyclists is not declining exactly, but accidents have spiked 18% to 33% and there is nothing. Nothing at all like...
01-31-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By Leisesturm

I'm not sure why this is classified as news. All...

I'm not sure why this is classified as news. All over the U.S. something similar is happening and for the same exact reasons. What are we going to do about it?
01-30-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By Leisesturm

I am on hold with Trek as we speak, waiting for...

I am on hold with Trek as we speak, waiting for more info than is on the website (compare feature does not work) about the Allant+ Class 3 bikes. I'm interested, but, HMOG $4K for a bike makes the...
01-29-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,887
Posted By Leisesturm

This is the road...

This is the road...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,408
Posted By Leisesturm

Like the ICE in that recent video, most ice has...

Like the ICE in that recent video, most ice has quite a bit of SNOW on top. That is not the same as black ice or glare ice. I have had the experience of sliding helplessly at low speed, the length of...
Forum: Recumbent
01-29-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By Leisesturm

It sure would be interesting to find out what...

It sure would be interesting to find out what kind of trike this is. Doesn't sound like one of the typical commercial offerings. Was it intended to have an e-assist (electric motor) as well? I don't...
01-29-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,887
Posted By Leisesturm

It sure does appear (TL;DR) that the poster in...

It sure does appear (TL;DR) that the poster in #17 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=17) is attempting to defend the indefensible! Is it that hard to comprehend that...
01-27-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,272
Posted By Leisesturm

Now we are getting silly. The fatalism is bad...

Now we are getting silly. The fatalism is bad enough but the ridiculously binary "no catastrophe" or "dead" is just over the top. There are myriad consequential outcomes resulting from an unwanted...
01-25-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,011
Posted By Leisesturm

I think this thread would be much more helpful if...

I think this thread would be much more helpful if all the acronyms being used were written out in full at least the first time they are used. I've dabbled in this e-assist stuff since the early and...
Forum: Recumbent
01-25-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 875
Posted By Leisesturm

There are numerous recumbent overview documents...

There are numerous recumbent overview documents online. Here is just one (https://bicycleman.com/about-recumbent-bikes/). I live in a built up urban area I have seen one recumbent trike in 3 years....
01-24-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 780
Posted By Leisesturm

I never rent from airport counters. Using mass...

I never rent from airport counters. Using mass transit to get to a suburban location away from the airport kiosk saves HUGE. $70/dy vs. $225/dy is worth the inconvenience IMO.
01-24-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,887
Posted By Leisesturm

She won't. The defense counsel, judge, jury, even...

She won't. The defense counsel, judge, jury, even the prosecutors. They all know what the consequences of even a very short jail sentence would mean for that woman. So she was spared that ultimate...
01-23-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,887
Posted By Leisesturm

She was sentenced to 120 hours of community...

She was sentenced to 120 hours of community service, $1000 Civil Penalty and six month driving suspension. I have my doubts on whether she can or will pay the fine, I don't know what community...
01-23-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,887
Posted By Leisesturm

I can agree with that in principle. Except that...

I can agree with that in principle. Except that that judge likely sentenced some kid to 25 to life the previous day for doing nothing more than having a dime bag on them when they were stopped for no...
01-23-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,887
Posted By Leisesturm

It just occurred to me that this might be a...

It just occurred to me that this might be a backdoor way of outlawing road cycling without the loss of political capital that a legislated ban would elicit. Let people make up their own minds to take...
01-22-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,647
Posted By Leisesturm

More history? Orbea? I don't know. I personally...

More history? Orbea? I don't know. I personally think everyone is pretty much starting from go. Giant, Trek, Specialized, even Raleigh, these bikes are nothing like what they once were. That is...
01-21-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By Leisesturm

I'm not sure there has ever been more than three...

I'm not sure there has ever been more than three or four female sociopaths in human history. The term is badly overused. Did you know BTW that a sociopath is a purely American phenomenon? I didn't...
01-16-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,244
Posted By Leisesturm

I would buy that bike. IMO (thinking like a...

I would buy that bike. IMO (thinking like a seller) I wouldn't price it any lower. Why? Because, as it is, after haggling, sale price is going to be around $400 - $450. If I list it at a more buyer...
01-16-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,011
Posted By Leisesturm

The Copenhagen Wheel...

The Copenhagen Wheel (https://www.superpedestrian.com/en/copenhagenwheel) is one such system. It is unique in being contained entirely in the hub of the rear wheel. Everything: battery, motor and...
01-16-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By Leisesturm

Ouch. That is a nice bike, but you have had it...

Ouch. That is a nice bike, but you have had it two years. Has the battery been on any kind of maintenance schedule? Probably not. The place where you bought it is where I would start with figuring...
01-15-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,663
Posted By Leisesturm

So ... at the risk of having my percieved...

So ... at the risk of having my percieved intelligence quotient dinged several points, I am moved to wonder out loud ... why is Uber a money sink? They have no overhead, they have skirted every...
01-15-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,272
Posted By Leisesturm

It shouldn't (make you feel any better). A 10:1...

It shouldn't (make you feel any better). A 10:1 differential in the number of memorials doesn't come close to the true magnitude of difference. There should be NO memorial for a dead cyclist if there...
01-15-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,272
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't think it is an issue of 'safety'. Talk to...

I don't think it is an issue of 'safety'. Talk to some drivers. The ones I talk to tell me they hate being on the road with cyclists because cyclists are unpredictable and don't follow the rules and...
01-15-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Leisesturm

No beers (forfeit!) if the o.p. dares to squander...

No beers (forfeit!) if the o.p. dares to squander $100 for a 2.5mm change in crank length. The width of this 'I' is just about 1mm. The manufacturing tolerance of a crankset likely is around 1mm.
01-14-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,244
Posted By Leisesturm

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/hybrid-bi...

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/hybrid-bikes/fitness-bikes/fx/fx-3-disc/p/21572/ unless I way miss my guess these are now $500 until they are all gone.
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