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08-21-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,258
Posted By Leisesturm

Obviously. But seriously, how many of the 800+...

Obviously. But seriously, how many of the 800+ people killed last year were murdered by so egregiously irresponsible a conduct behind the wheel? The majority weren't charged with anything at all...
Forum: Recumbent
08-20-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By Leisesturm

Some trike models (usually tadpole) fold. Fairly...

Some trike models (usually tadpole) fold. Fairly easily too, considering what is involved. They still weigh more than bikes but I haven't encountered the workplace yet that didn't have elevators or...
08-17-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,122
Posted By Leisesturm

It does? What is the answer then?

It does? What is the answer then?
08-16-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,122
Posted By Leisesturm

Then why make me say it? Why are you defending...

Then why make me say it? Why are you defending motorists in a bicycle forum? The actual truth is, no, motorists are not mostly decent. Most are neither decent nor hostile. Decency is a bell curve...
08-16-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,122
Posted By Leisesturm

Do you know what the safety and survival metrics...

Do you know what the safety and survival metrics are for motorcyclists? Motorcycling is flat out the most dangerous form of transportation that exists. Period. Look it up. Drivers are the major part...
08-15-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,258
Posted By Leisesturm

Lawyers used to take cases like that pro bono....

Lawyers used to take cases like that pro bono. Now they want four figure retainers and the rest on contingency. Not every family is prepared for that. As I understand it, in most states a driver is...
08-14-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,122
Posted By Leisesturm

When I am sub-consciously computing the sweetest...

When I am sub-consciously computing the sweetest line around a cager parked in the bikelane, or filtering past a 1/4 mile queue of cagers at the freeway on-ramp, or deftly operating the 3x8sp...
08-14-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,122
Posted By Leisesturm

No, that isn't the only thing you can do. You can...

No, that isn't the only thing you can do. You can move into the car lane and stay to the right in it, even if it means possibly being close passed. Would you rather the impatient driver behind you...
08-14-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,122
Posted By Leisesturm

How is it hurting? Do I have any idea what you...

How is it hurting? Do I have any idea what you call me when you and your wife and/or associates are discussing my posts on BikeForums?
08-13-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,122
Posted By Leisesturm

It can't have escaped your notice that fractious...

It can't have escaped your notice that fractious relationships of all kinds and between all kinds and groups of people have, in the last two years, exploded into naked hostility bordering on and in...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,430
Posted By Leisesturm

I use Gemini battery packs with my Magicshine...

I use Gemini battery packs with my Magicshine lights on the recommendation of the guy who runs 'Action LED'. I don't really pay attention to advertised runtimes. Most likely the runtime is not being...
08-13-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,122
Posted By Leisesturm

Seriously? Since when do vehicle statutes concern...

Seriously? Since when do vehicle statutes concern themselves with how cyclists treat curbs? Etc. etc.? Running red lights/stop signs is all you've got and on another forum there is a rapidly growing...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,430
Posted By Leisesturm

Those Cree lights on Amazon are knock-offs of...

Those Cree lights on Amazon are knock-offs of either Gemini or Magicshine bike lights. Few know that the $75 (with battery) MagicShines are themselves knock-off's of a European (German) light called...
08-13-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,949
Posted By Leisesturm

You don't get any bragging rights then. I do own...

You don't get any bragging rights then. I do own a smartphone and I do know how to text. I even know how to use speech to text. But I will not interact with my smartphone while driving a vehicle....
08-13-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,165
Posted By Leisesturm

The pick-up driver is in a difficult situation,...

The pick-up driver is in a difficult situation, no doubt. He has to explain a disastrous outcome. We don't have to buy it (his explanation) wholesale! I may have missed the post that wondered if the...
Forum: Recumbent
08-11-19, 01:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,990
Posted By Leisesturm

I will stop just short of swearing to it, but a...

I will stop just short of swearing to it, but a 90* steerer tube is extremely unlikely. Of course it would make alignment easier if it were so, but that's why my earlier comment. Steer tubes are...
08-10-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By Leisesturm

It should never be necessary to exceed the posted...

It should never be necessary to exceed the posted max psi stamped on the sidewall. At max psi a tire should be incapable of any significant deflection no matter the weight of a team.
08-10-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,904
Posted By Leisesturm

Never lie to your wife unless you KNOW that you...

Never lie to your wife unless you KNOW that you don't have one of the psychic ones. I have one of the psychic ones ....
Forum: Recumbent
08-09-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,990
Posted By Leisesturm

If you have to ask, I'm afraid the answer is: it...

If you have to ask, I'm afraid the answer is: it would be impossible to convert your LWB to SWB. I was under the impression, however, that the (some?) Linears were 'convertible'. This to me would...
08-09-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By Leisesturm

We bought a Trek T900 new exactly 3 years ago @...

We bought a Trek T900 new exactly 3 years ago @ $1K. It is our car. We ride it everyday, for commuting, shopping and errands. It is setup to pull a Bob Yak trailer. This past winter we also bought a...
08-07-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,418
Posted By Leisesturm

Read the o.p. again to see where I got the...

Read the o.p. again to see where I got the 'magic' 20 mi. figure. Since you use a gym you 'get it'. That disqualifies you from criticising my advice. At least I am not a hypocrite. This "I'm o.k.,...
08-06-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,418
Posted By Leisesturm

The air may be stale but it probably is safe to...

The air may be stale but it probably is safe to breathe. All of us, but especially a diabetic should have a significant amount of weight bearing exercise added to their lifestyle. Diabetics are...
08-05-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By Leisesturm

Agree on going hardtail for stoker. Ideally it...

Agree on going hardtail for stoker. Ideally it would be the big hits that the seatpost would deal with, but since they can't, I for one don't see why they are worth the weight and hassle. I call out...
08-05-19, 12:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,921
Posted By Leisesturm

You must, because you didn't mince words in that...

You must, because you didn't mince words in that post I responded to. English is my first and only language. I read and speak it well.
08-04-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,921
Posted By Leisesturm

I'm just saying ... I ride with a mirror, and...

I'm just saying ... I ride with a mirror, and like it just as much (maybe more) as anyone can like anything useful in their lives. Still, let's not get crazy. I defy anyone to prove, by using a...
08-04-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,921
Posted By Leisesturm

'Try' being the operative word because, trust me,...

'Try' being the operative word because, trust me, if someone wants to 'get away with something' in a 5,856 lb. Escalade and what you are driving is a 20 lb. Trek Domane ... ...
08-04-19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,921
Posted By Leisesturm

I smirk in your general direction ...

I smirk in your general direction ...
Forum: Recumbent
08-02-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By Leisesturm

There are a number of recumbent bikes and trikes...

There are a number of recumbent bikes and trikes known to be 'twitchy' or 'a handful'. The Windcheetah Hypersport is one such beast. There are others. Highracers and Lowracers are no ones idea of a...
08-02-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,593
Posted By Leisesturm

The first thing anyone asks when they learn that...

The first thing anyone asks when they learn that someone has died in a bicycle accident is: "were they wearing a helmet?". Never fails. The question is being asked a LOT in NYC because they just...
08-01-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,593
Posted By Leisesturm

I take your point, but my wife just bought a Giro...

I take your point, but my wife just bought a Giro Register helmet for herself. It claims to be a MIPS helmet and it is the lightest helmet I have ever hefted. Ever. When she told me what it cost:...
07-31-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By Leisesturm

and also not eat, drink, or breathe ... :innocent:

and also not eat, drink, or breathe ... :innocent:
07-31-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By Leisesturm

If I had $1K to spend on a commute bike I would...

If I had $1K to spend on a commute bike I would not buy used. Certainly not off Craigslist! I'm sorry, at that price level you should want to hold a seller to a level of accountability that Craig's...
07-30-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By Leisesturm

Shifting fine except when mounted on the trainer...

Shifting fine except when mounted on the trainer doesn't make me automatically think the hangar is bent. Just saying. Also you should use a straightedge a couple of feet long to say its bent for...
07-30-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By Leisesturm

Occam's Razor paraphrased: the simplest, most...

Occam's Razor paraphrased: the simplest, most direct solution is the best. Practical application? Well given a half dozen different helmet makes and two to three models in each ones line ... how...
Forum: Recumbent
07-30-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Leisesturm

When triples are unit construction like the...

When triples are unit construction like the o.p.'s they are almost always in fixed steps of 10 teeth. I've never known any exceptions. Some careful tooth counting is in order I believe. I don't think...
Forum: Recumbent
07-30-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By Leisesturm

Direct steering has long been seen as the...

Direct steering has long been seen as the 'performance' option in much the same way as rack and pinion steering on sports cars was seen as superior to ... ... whatever kind of steering was the status...
07-30-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,042
Posted By Leisesturm

THIS. And also the fact that Tesla's and Prius'...

THIS. And also the fact that Tesla's and Prius' at the end of the day are still CARS. They utilize purely automotive engineering and sub-systems and weigh upwards of two tons, and their usual payload...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,256
Posted By Leisesturm

I'm hanged if I can figure out how an Airzound or...

I'm hanged if I can figure out how an Airzound or Hi-Viz clothing is going to prevent a mouth breathing cager from smoking his driven wheels at a stoplight before peeling out. I moved 3,000 miles to...
07-27-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By Leisesturm

Just saying a new Trek 1.1 (discontinued) would...

Just saying a new Trek 1.1 (discontinued) would have been cheaper than $600. A new Trek FX7.3 on sale will be a bit more than $400 but will be a far, far better investment for someone "going back to...
07-27-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,043
Posted By Leisesturm

My point isn't to collect exceptions to my point....

My point isn't to collect exceptions to my point. I mean ... look at how far you people have to reach to find them ... seriously ... 200 watts for an hour? ... how many people with 50lbs. to lose are...
07-26-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By Leisesturm

Define "noisy". I have a Concept 2 rowing...

Define "noisy". I have a Concept 2 rowing ergometer and "noisy" is exactly the word I would use to describe it. I wasn't expecting it to be quiet, however. Anything that uses a fan to generate...
07-25-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,043
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't know of a form of exercise that burns...

I don't know of a form of exercise that burns more than 600 Cals/hr. YOU might be able to devote 10hrs/wk to an exercise program but today's teenagers have crushing school workloads and school phys...
07-25-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 762
Posted By Leisesturm

Crank Bros. have switchable 3*/6* cleats that I...

Crank Bros. have switchable 3*/6* cleats that I am looking into for my Eggbeaters. Have 6* currently and finding the clip out is a bit of a reach. No problems clipping in.
07-25-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By Leisesturm

Keep in mind that those are Canadian dollars. In...

Keep in mind that those are Canadian dollars. In USD I don't think it cracks $275. And that's just the asking ... I could get it for $200. $250 tops. If someone really can't justify that amount for a...
07-24-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By Leisesturm

Nice bike. I loved those early Cannondales. This...

Nice bike. I loved those early Cannondales. This one has been brought into the 21st Century with brifters and dual pivot sidepulls? I don't think the asking price is out of line actually. That said,...
07-24-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Leisesturm

Mongoose Excursion 24". Juvenile market MTB. Top...

Mongoose Excursion 24". Juvenile market MTB. Top rider size 5'6". Beat to hell? Seriously. I wouldn't bother. The co-op's in my area sell ready to roll refurbished bikes for riders in exactly the...
07-23-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,282
Posted By Leisesturm

Portland has had these for years. New ones get...

Portland has had these for years. New ones get painted up everywhere a cyclist gets killed. I'm frankly baffled by all the fuss because I haven't found it that difficult to stay alive in traffic...
07-23-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,875
Posted By Leisesturm

I've never known a school system that didn't have...

I've never known a school system that didn't have a volunteer network of crossing guards but their perimeter is usually less than 1/4 mile. Much less than 1/4 mile. And upper limit for their...
07-22-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,655
Posted By Leisesturm

I can just about get my head around how these...

I can just about get my head around how these robots would use the sidewalk system to get last mile access to local street addresses. I have less ability to comprehend how they might use the...
07-22-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,965
Posted By Leisesturm

There are no sunglasses in the special...

There are no sunglasses in the special prescription I need that I know of. However, 'Solar Shield's' fits overs are deep enough to go over them though. That is saying a lot, my lenses are over 1/2"...
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