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08-09-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Leisesturm

That bike IS a Kent/Pacific Dual-Drive box store...

That bike IS a Kent/Pacific Dual-Drive box store tandem as sold by Wal-Mart and Amazon. Current retail on these is ~$250 delivered (user assembly) or ~$275 off the floor ready to ride. I'd just as...
08-08-20, 02:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,246
Posted By Leisesturm

Seriously? The joke is on me? Oh the irony. I'm...

Seriously? The joke is on me? Oh the irony. I'm just saying, this thread was dead for days until you revived it and just look at the mess! How many locked threads have you been in? The o.p. started...
07-30-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By Leisesturm

Chainrings do not usually wear significantly....

Chainrings do not usually wear significantly. Most last for the lifetime of the bike. Cassettes and chains on the other hand do wear. "Everyday since 2016" sounds like worn chain and/or cassette, and...
07-30-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,246
Posted By Leisesturm

Savor this small, pointless and hollow...

Savor this small, pointless and hollow validation, because it surely will happen again that someone will say "_________ was struck by a delivery van" and fail to point out to readers that the van was...
07-29-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,246
Posted By Leisesturm

I guess you can't imagine that it could have been...

I guess you can't imagine that it could have been the kids fault, in part, or in total. Or maybe it was just one of those situations that are just tragic. The facts are very thin on the ground in...
07-27-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Leisesturm

The T900 does not have tandem spec rear OLD it...

The T900 does not have tandem spec rear OLD it uses regular 135mm MTB OLD for the rear hub. IMO disc retrofit for this bike is absolute overkill. A nice set of mid-range V-Brakes more than suffices....
07-26-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Leisesturm

Yes, that bike has been modified from stock. A...

Yes, that bike has been modified from stock. A suspension fork was definitely not OEM. If you can't located the stock fork, I think I would just lock out the suspension travel on the one that is...
Forum: Recumbent
07-24-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By Leisesturm

Six to eight weeks to avoid shipping charges ......

Six to eight weeks to avoid shipping charges ... I don't know. That's the rest of the summer wasted. I wouldn't do it. A Performer JC70 is at least as good a trike as the Villager (and ~1/2 the...
07-24-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By Leisesturm

WD-40 and 40 minutes (or less) should do it. In...

WD-40 and 40 minutes (or less) should do it. In any case I can't see it taking a week!
07-23-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,642
Posted By Leisesturm

<snort>You enabled him, live with the...

<snort>You enabled him, live with the consequences. Oh, this is just too rich, like a drug fixie, I can't take it ...
07-23-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,642
Posted By Leisesturm

You are the silly one for getting triggered by a...

You are the silly one for getting triggered by a silly threat. And no, this thread is no different from the other one. Just more of the same ... yeah ...
07-22-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,642
Posted By Leisesturm

I am not a mod. But it's hard to understand how...

I am not a mod. But it's hard to understand how you missed a 5 page thread that is at the top of the heap to start this one. BTW I've been a messenger too. It always seems like the people that have...
07-22-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,642
Posted By Leisesturm

Didn't y'all's get enough of this in the other...

Didn't y'all's get enough of this in the other RECENT thread on the topic? Stop it. Seriously. Cut it out. No one is checking out anyone's head motion at 20mph and no one has any business doing 20mph...
07-22-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By Leisesturm

I have swapped out the 30T grannies on more road...

I have swapped out the 30T grannies on more road triples than I can remember clearly. Since 24T is the minimum possible size with the 74mm BCD of 5 arm road triples, that is what I buy. Last one I...
07-22-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Leisesturm

As much as people like truly fat rubber, there...

As much as people like truly fat rubber, there is no earthly reason to go larger than 1.75 to 2.0 for non-powered, on-road, riding. For e-assist hardtail or non-suspended bikes 2.0 to 2.5 doesn't go...
07-22-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By Leisesturm

Sizing Charts are very individual to the...

Sizing Charts are very individual to the particular manufacturer! They can use any letter of the alphabet to refer to any dimension on their bikes. However, as you can see, the Los Dos only comes two...
07-21-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By Leisesturm

This is our Trek T900 (https://flic.kr/p/2hC2ZEx)...

This is our Trek T900 (https://flic.kr/p/2hC2ZEx) and I don't know her measurements because it really doesn't matter. Trek only made them in one size! As you can see the Stoker compartment can fit...
07-17-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 121,610
Posted By Leisesturm

203mm adapters are indeed available for the...

203mm adapters are indeed available for the Spyre/Spyke. We opted not to go for 203mm but are running 180 f/r. 160 f/r was getting the job done so I figured 180 gave a nice margin. I am thinking...
07-15-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,261
Posted By Leisesturm

You want it all ways don't you. Amazingly light,...

You want it all ways don't you. Amazingly light, breathable and comfortable, supremely protective from impacts from all angles ... a car can do all that and more besides. That's what most people ride...
07-15-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,261
Posted By Leisesturm

American bike helmet standards are the highest in...

American bike helmet standards are the highest in the developed world. American helmet adoption is the highest in the developed world. American cyclist health and longevity statistics are the worst...
07-15-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,261
Posted By Leisesturm

I think you meant "gave us a 'ticket'"(a bad...

I think you meant "gave us a 'ticket'"(a bad thing). In English, getting a 'check' is usually a good thing. If you really meant 'check', I am on the next plane to Thailand. BTW how much are these...
07-10-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,133
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: 76
Views: 3,343
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: 1,941
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: 768
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: 768
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: 3,104
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: 13
Views: 1,223
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: 120
Views: 6,664
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: 13
Views: 1,223
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: 120
Views: 6,664
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: 48
Views: 3,175
Posted By Leisesturm

I see what you did there ...

I see what you did there ...
06-17-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,393
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: 1,205
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: 1,393
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: 1,393
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: 1,109
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: 48
Views: 3,175
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: 26
Views: 2,474
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: 2,696
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: 1,109
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: 1,109
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: 1,519
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: 3,281
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: 745
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: 477
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: 1,128
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: 712
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: 643
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: 1,095
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...
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