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10-15-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By Leisesturm

This is our T900 with the Pletscher kickstand...

This is our T900 with the Pletscher kickstand mounted (https://flic.kr/p/2hC2ZEx). I've put one on every tandem we have owned. It is not the only twin leg kickstand on the market but it is elegant,...
10-09-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By Leisesturm

So you did. My bad.

So you did. My bad.
09-21-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By Leisesturm

I know I'll get some hate, but it must be said....

I know I'll get some hate, but it must be said. When buying (or accepting the gift of) a bike like this, it is a bad idea to attempt to bring it into 21st Century levels of performance. A set of dual...
09-19-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By Leisesturm

"The Red Waterbottle" (2016).

"The Red Waterbottle" (2016).
09-18-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,307
Posted By Leisesturm

IKR! It never fails. Something tragic happens and...

IKR! It never fails. Something tragic happens and they pounce. All the pent up advice to do this that and the other correct thing comes pouring out. Out of context. Cell phones, visibility ......
09-16-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,307
Posted By Leisesturm

Self-driving cars. I get that Covid and Civil...

Self-driving cars. I get that Covid and Civil Unrest have captured the news cycle but how could y'all's completely forget the coming irrelevance of human drivers in traffic safety? If you can stay...
09-07-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,307
Posted By Leisesturm

No, it is not germane to this conversation. We...

No, it is not germane to this conversation. We can start a general thread about cell phone use but we do not know that cell phone use played any part in
THIS accident. TBH with this little known...
09-04-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,034
Posted By Leisesturm

The Interstates were built with money so old some...

The Interstates were built with money so old some of it came over on the Mayflower. All we have done since then is barely maintain them. In many places not even that. That isn't on cyclists. In most...
08-18-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,327
Posted By Leisesturm

I just want to throw it out there that when...

I just want to throw it out there that when people say "I don't want to lose muscle" or "I want to "preserve my precious muscle", they are talking about muscle size. Not muscle power or strength....
07-30-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,371
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...
07-27-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
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: 571
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...
07-22-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,132
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: 1,248
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...
07-17-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 123,207
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: 2,636
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: 2,636
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...
06-24-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,337
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.
06-15-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
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...
06-12-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
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: 1,214
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: 1,708
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: 3,687
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...
05-25-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
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....
05-19-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,220
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...
05-18-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By Leisesturm

From your o.p. "after 2ish years I find the...

From your o.p. "after 2ish years I find the saddle not as nice". I don't know I might have wanted to know more, like, how exactly is it not as nice? But you are getting advice. How I don't know...
05-18-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,411
Posted By Leisesturm

It's the average age of graduating Seniors?

It's the average age of graduating Seniors?
05-07-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By Leisesturm

Not being awful, but that saddle looks like ......

Not being awful, but that saddle looks like ... <$50. It can't be worth the work of re-skinning. Buy another. I probably have a couple of saddles as good as or better than that one that I would GIVE...
05-07-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,613
Posted By Leisesturm

As I understand it, metro Portland, OR has 76...

As I understand it, metro Portland, OR has 76 bike shops. I don't know if bike co-ops are counted in with bike stores, but in the two areas of metro Portland that I have lived the bike stores appear...
05-04-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,862
Posted By Leisesturm

So ... what doya's imagine the total cost of...

So ... what doya's imagine the total cost of paying 80% of the wages of everyone laid off due to Covid? Here we have a national crisis that threatens the future of the country and we are harranging...
04-26-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,558
Posted By Leisesturm

/thread. Seriously. I doubt the o.p. had more...

/thread.
Seriously. I doubt the o.p. had more than this as inspiration. What I like about a very low 20lbs+ road bike is the ease of putting it on the hook on the light rail train or putting it...
04-26-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,036
Posted By Leisesturm

Is it really that hard to understand that an $80K...

Is it really that hard to understand that an $80K or even $40K automobile might have plenty of value left at trade-in but a bike bought new at $2K might not? Seriously. Why is this a thread? There...
04-26-20, 12:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Leisesturm

As I understand it, a fully charged 3.7V battery...

As I understand it, a fully charged 3.7V battery can actually measure as much as 4.1V. 36V is a 'nominal' voltage that is not quite the voltage at full discharge nor the voltage at full charge....
04-21-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,862
Posted By Leisesturm

Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Herpes, AIDS ... none of...

Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Herpes, AIDS ... none of these have stopped people from having casual sex. Not even AIDS. Very few people have natural immunity to HIV. LOTS of people have natural immunity to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 17,329
Posted By Leisesturm

I've never heard of them either and that is...

I've never heard of them either and that is saying something because I keep my ear to the ground where bikes are concerned. But mail order bikes are nothing new. More to the point, what LBS does not...
04-09-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,089
Posted By Leisesturm

You just aren't happy unless you are fighting...

You just aren't happy unless you are fighting with someone. A look at your posting history is pretty eye opening. Here. www.massbike.org/laws - "You may ride two abreast, but must facilitate passing...
Forum: Recumbent
04-07-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,461
Posted By Leisesturm

I wonder if the most recent poster even realizes...

I wonder if the most recent poster even realizes they were asking a question across six years of elapsed time ... nice that they got a response but ... sacre bleu ...
04-04-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,862
Posted By Leisesturm

Your smugness notwithstanding, my post remains...

Your smugness notwithstanding, my post remains valid. Huge sections of society that number in the millions refuse to let go of ICE (internal combustion engine) automobiles, and that one thing, more...
04-04-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By Leisesturm

It's the inside width that matters with tire...

It's the inside width that matters with tire size. Some Googling brought up specs on your Absolute: Jalco DT21 rims (22mm outside width/16mm inside width) there is huge range of tires that will work...
04-02-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,089
Posted By Leisesturm

Bad faith? I didn't say anything about bad faith....

Bad faith? I didn't say anything about bad faith. See, that's the myth, that any of it, re: cyclist behavior or driver behavior in the aggregate, is motivated by negative emotions. No, I actually...
03-30-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,089
Posted By Leisesturm

Some ... perhaps the majority of cyclists would...

Some ... perhaps the majority of cyclists would so abuse legislation like that that regular motor traffic would essentially be held to the moving average of the average cyclist. Civil disobedience...
03-25-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By Leisesturm

I see a lock in this threads future ...

I see a lock in this threads future ...
03-21-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,183
Posted By Leisesturm

Engaging writing is a lost art. If for no other...

Engaging writing is a lost art. If for no other reason than that the o.p.'s account of their quality time with bike tools was delivered with style and no small amount of wit, I for one was pleased to...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,966
Posted By Leisesturm

I think it is was a mistake for some Governors...

I think it is was a mistake for some Governors and Mayors to bake in the thinking that people can't even bike outdoors. I mean ... on my bike I don't come within 25' of anyone. How can that possibly...
03-17-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,108
Posted By Leisesturm

This thread is a perfect example of why I visit...

This thread is a perfect example of why I visit LCF as infrequently as possible. "You don't have to be car free. You can be ...", when the untruth of this widespread opinion bakes in, then 'maybe' a...
03-16-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,660
Posted By Leisesturm

Is the o.p. seriously implying that California's...

Is the o.p. seriously implying that California's governor has lost their mind and that what they are imposing in the state is somehow over the top? Dude. You ain't seen nothing yet.
03-13-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By Leisesturm

No one in that business just gives you a GPS...

No one in that business just gives you a GPS tracker and leaves you to it. No, you buy the tracker and you also buy a subscription service to be notified when (if) your ride is tampered with and/or...
03-09-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,265
Posted By Leisesturm

What new car doesn't have these things? You and...

What new car doesn't have these things? You and me both ride in the land of lax DOT enforcement of vehicle compliance, how much legacy iron do you see on your commutes? Besides, fancy blinkers are...
03-06-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,448
Posted By Leisesturm

As much as our hearts are warmed by threads like...

As much as our hearts are warmed by threads like this I wish more of us could do the hard work of being real about someone's chances of making something like this work. The o.p. would have been...
03-06-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,215
Posted By Leisesturm

Very dangerous? I don't know. I see what looks...

Very dangerous? I don't know. I see what looks like a well maintained parallel path that is separate from the main roadway. That's where I would have been riding. In any case the "bike lane" while...
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