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04-19-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 379
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: 25
Views: 379
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: 25
Views: 379
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: 25
Views: 379
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: 382
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: 269
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: 9
Views: 288
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: 9
Views: 288
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: 542
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: 542
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: 542
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: 542
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: 269
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: 848
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: 848
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: 14
Views: 326
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: 91
Views: 2,024
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: 91
Views: 2,024
Posted By Leisesturm

You were saying ...

You were saying ...
04-10-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,024
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: 2,005
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: 91
Views: 2,024
Posted By Leisesturm

Dude, don't tell me! Tell him!

Dude, don't tell me! Tell him!
04-04-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 917
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: 320
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: 410
Posted By Leisesturm

Hey, I offered first!

Hey, I offered first!
04-02-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 967
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: 410
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: 331
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: 331
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: 490
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: 1,340
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: 967
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: 43
Views: 1,481
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: 43
Views: 1,481
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: 43
Views: 1,481
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: 868
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: 340
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: 341
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...
03-22-21, 01:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By Leisesturm

Dude, April 1st is more than a week away. You're...

Dude, April 1st is more than a week away. You're killing here. You da Capitan. YOU are responsible for spotting things like dogs, cars or timed out lights. My Stoker is totally blind so she is...
03-21-21, 02:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By Leisesturm

We don't have a drag brake either. I've wondered...

We don't have a drag brake either. I've wondered about strapping one of these (https://www.amazon.com/StillCool-Training-Resistance-Parachute-Football/dp/B00UD4BQDS) on my Stoker on hilly rides. We'd...
03-20-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,041
Posted By Leisesturm

I did actually see the post on BF where the...

I did actually see the post on BF where the writer said "I never actually use the assist". More often they insist they never use more than Level 1 assist, why do they think anyone cares? Then there...
03-18-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,287
Posted By Leisesturm

Fair enough, but I was not talking about the...

Fair enough, but I was not talking about the 'putting the power' down part of it. I was talking about not having the bike handling aspect down, and how it would suck big time to screw up and wipe out...
03-17-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,005
Posted By Leisesturm

Class 3 is not your problem. It's above both...

Class 3 is not your problem. It's above both yours and my pay grade to know why it exists. But, rest assured, it isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't this a thread...
03-17-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,005
Posted By Leisesturm

Interesting. I thought there were speed limits in...

Interesting. I thought there were speed limits in all the classes that govern e-bike applications. 20mph (Class 1&2) and 28mph (Class 3). Are those too high? What do you think would be a reasonable...
03-15-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,986
Posted By Leisesturm

I get that you feel bad now. I'm sorry that I...

I get that you feel bad now. I'm sorry that I can't relate to your difficulty in communicating in writing. Writing has always come easily to me. I also don't understand your medical explanations for...
03-15-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,287
Posted By Leisesturm

Well, of course this, thing is ... and I wouldn't...

Well, of course this, thing is ... and I wouldn't now anything about it ... a group that could do 22mph avg for 50 miles. I don't know, don't you think they MUST be rotating riders? Could you just...
03-14-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By Leisesturm

Even if safe, 72V controller x 60V battery x 48V...

Even if safe, 72V controller x 60V battery x 48V motor sounds ... chaotic. It doesn't sound well thought out. Not well thought out and single track vehicle out among the heathen = unwise. As I...
03-11-21, 02:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,986
Posted By Leisesturm

You are destroying a perfectly good teachable...

You are destroying a perfectly good teachable moment. All this IRRELEVANCE is stuff YOU brought up. Only you. No one has suggested the o.p. not ride again. I said MY stoker would not ride again (and...
03-10-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By Leisesturm

I'd be very surprised if even the hub motors...

I'd be very surprised if even the hub motors didn't have a way to control how the power hits. The dealer has set it up the way most people prefer. Usually you want a nice burst of power on launch to...
03-10-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,986
Posted By Leisesturm

Not only have I not had (ever) two 'at fault'...

Not only have I not had (ever) two 'at fault' collisions in my driving history, I have never had even one 'at fault' collision in my driving history. And? What? Did I ask the o.p. to surrender his...
03-09-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,986
Posted By Leisesturm

You know, foofer, you and I are about the only...

You know, foofer, you and I are about the only two Captains regularly posting here, with a blind Stoker. As it is, Stoking requires huge amounts of trust in the Captain, and it isn't that easy to...
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