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12-07-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,050
Posted By Leisesturm

Oh, the irony ...

Oh, the irony ...
12-06-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,050
Posted By Leisesturm

From your lips to God's ears ... Peter ......

From your lips to God's ears ...

Peter ... schedule our friend Joe for a little TBI in the next batch of 'life changing events' wouldja? On it Boss ...
12-06-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,050
Posted By Leisesturm

Asian fit? WTF? A Giro Register has two adult...

Asian fit? WTF? A Giro Register has two adult sizes: standard (54 - 61) and XL (58 - 64). Adjustable webbing provides the fit for heads smaller than the shell circumference. To a driver, any helmet...
12-06-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,331
Posted By Leisesturm

As I understand it, a larger diam. rear disc like...

As I understand it, a larger diam. rear disc like yours, used as a drag brake, can be heated until glowing red hot, using the right rotors and pads. You may be unecessarily cautious. My earlier point...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 388
Posted By Leisesturm

Maybe I'm weird but there isn't anything in the...

Maybe I'm weird but there isn't anything in the o.p.'s itinerary that I wouldn't just throw into a standard backpack and off I go. When I had a need to take a suit, shirt and tie to work I invested...
Forum: Recumbent
12-04-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,808
Posted By Leisesturm

I wouldn't have let you ride my personal bike...

I wouldn't have let you ride my personal bike either. I don't know that you have considerable riding experience you are just someone off the street. It isn't even about you possibly damaging my bike....
Forum: Commuting
12-03-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 11,199
Posted By Leisesturm

I just might be the only person posting in this...

I just might be the only person posting in this thread who (although able to) does not drive a car. Alright, maybe there is one other. The rest (maybe you too) mostly drive. Even on the "Living Car...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 11,199
Posted By Leisesturm

About that ... I mean, you guys can't hate me...

About that ... I mean, you guys can't hate me anymore today, I may as well go all the way. Re: exercise, activity, fitness ... whatever you want to call it. Your commute is really NOT the best place...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 11,199
Posted By Leisesturm

This thread makes me very sad. I didn't know it...

This thread makes me very sad. I didn't know it was a dead thread until almost to the end. OMG we are truly toast. This thread could have been started today and nothing would be different. Why are...
12-03-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By Leisesturm

That is a mighty low bar! I think most cagers...

That is a mighty low bar! I think most cagers have enough humanity to spare the disabled the worst of their aggression and cluelessness. I notice they give parents towing child trailers similar...
12-03-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By Leisesturm

We wait. ~25 years and gasoline will be too...

We wait. ~25 years and gasoline will be too expensive to waste on mouth-breathing cager commuters. The Military will sequester it all. Electric Vehicles will not be developed to any great degree...
12-03-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By Leisesturm

Scooters are a very good introduction to pedal...

Scooters are a very good introduction to pedal biking. I'd say half the work is already done. Local park is fine but avoid grass.
12-03-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 300
Posted By Leisesturm

They don't. All the double leg stands I know of...

They don't. All the double leg stands I know of mount at the Stoker bottom bracket. The trailers all mount at the rear dropout(s). We are not big fans of using dual-track trailers with (single...
12-02-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 300
Posted By Leisesturm

That is a Pletscher (Esge) double leg holding up...

That is a Pletscher (Esge) double leg holding up the rear of our Trek T900 (https://flic.kr/p/2hC2ZEx). We use double leg stands on all our tandems except the recumbent and that is a temporary...
11-29-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,331
Posted By Leisesturm

Agreed. For touring and tandem use the ability to...

Agreed. For touring and tandem use the ability to lock a wheel is NOT useful. Especially at the rear. A locked rear wheel is not doing any useful ******ing of forward speed. A locked front wheel is...
11-27-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Leisesturm

Here, this bike...

Here, this bike (https://www.kent.bike/specialty/26-kent-dual-drive-tandem-blue) usually retails at Walmart at $250 - $275 assembled and ready to roll. Nobody's Craigslist Frankenbike is going to...
Forum: Recumbent
11-26-19, 02:51 PM
11-26-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,241
Posted By Leisesturm

I knew my earlier posts would rankle some. Good....

I knew my earlier posts would rankle some. Good. Because it is evident, even in this small community of riders who should mostly know better, that there remains superstition and fear with regard to...
11-22-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,544
Posted By Leisesturm

Expensive? I get my MagicShines from Action LED....

Expensive? I get my MagicShines from Action LED. $50 for the lighthead last year. If that's expensive I don't know. The MS is a knock-off of a $450 Lupine Tesla. Now that's expensive. The battery...
11-22-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 962
Posted By Leisesturm

Seriously, I thought the o.p. had found a...

Seriously, I thought the o.p. had found a tailight that advertised Alcoholics Anonymous. WTF calls tailights AA lights? Go down to your local LBS or bike co-op and get a decent rear flasher for...
11-21-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,241
Posted By Leisesturm

Friends, I don't care how good helmets get. I...

Friends, I don't care how good helmets get. I don't want or need a better one. What I want is never to have an unplanned dismount off my bike for any reason! The best helmet in the world can't save...
11-21-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,241
Posted By Leisesturm

I haven't studied their helmets enough but the...

I haven't studied their helmets enough but the physics and properties of liquids and gels is enough to inform an opinion that the 'gel' technology helmets are using the gel mainly as friction...
11-21-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,241
Posted By Leisesturm

There is no such thing as a "gel helmet". All...

There is no such thing as a "gel helmet". All helmets are (still) styrofoam helmets. Some styrofoam helmets have gel pads inside that are primarily to provide a low friction slip between the skull...
11-21-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,241
Posted By Leisesturm

A helmet can make a blow to your head that would...

A helmet can make a blow to your head that would otherwise be harmless MUCH more comfortable to endure. If only because it will probably prevent scalp laceration and/or bruising. If the blow is...
11-21-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Leisesturm

I would counsel the o.p. to give it two more...

I would counsel the o.p. to give it two more weeks before they pronounce themselves 'car free'. As I understand it it takes 7 years to be completely free of an addiction. Just in case anyone thought...
11-20-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By Leisesturm

And again (3rd times the charm ...) what are you...

And again (3rd times the charm ...) what are you waiting for .... (https://www.amazon.com/Giro-Register-Bike-Helmet-MIPS/dp/B075RMG58H)
11-19-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 849
Posted By Leisesturm

With all due respect, what does this mean? You...

With all due respect, what does this mean? You can't legally face oncoming traffic for the bulk of ones riding so why make exceptions? Consistency is more important that personal perceptions of...
11-17-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,050
Posted By Leisesturm

The Giro Register is a MIPS technology helmet. ...

The Giro Register is a MIPS technology helmet.

What are you waiting for? :) (https://www.amazon.com/Giro-Register-Bike-Helmet-MIPS/dp/B075RMG58H)
11-17-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,050
Posted By Leisesturm

Yeah, you kind of just made my point. Like anyone...

Yeah, you kind of just made my point. Like anyone could really discern an actual safety difference between the worst helmet on that list and the best. You really should just give up this tireless...
11-15-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,050
Posted By Leisesturm

All helmets sold in the U.S. have to meet a CPSC...

All helmets sold in the U.S. have to meet a CPSC (or is that CSPC) standard. It is the most stringent in the world, and there is little upside to trying to exceed it, so afaik no manufacturers do so....
11-13-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,352
Posted By Leisesturm

The gear cables of most bikes, including tandems,...

The gear cables of most bikes, including tandems, run without housing except for the last 8" at the RD and a foot or two at the control end, depending on lever type. Both singles and tandems should...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 861
Posted By Leisesturm

A mm is about the thickness of one of the lower...

A mm is about the thickness of one of the lower case 'l's on this page. Two? You mean like 5 to 10. But, and I'm just saying, I ride in a city with a LOT of cyclists per capita. Way too many of them...
11-11-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By Leisesturm

In what way is this tawdry piece of ......

In what way is this tawdry piece of ... journalism? Can we call it that? How is this pertaining to cycling Advocacy and Safety? Is it too much to ask for some kind of baseline for what gets forwarded...
11-08-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,398
Posted By Leisesturm

At the handlebar end of the brake cable should be...

At the handlebar end of the brake cable should be a set of barrel adjusters to take up cable slack. Each of them has a slit that is just the width of the wire core of the brake cable. If both slots...
11-07-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Leisesturm

If I already had some really nice brifters that I...

If I already had some really nice brifters that I wanted to keep I might consider Travel Agents but for the project as described I think I would just get some Tektro long-pull levers and a nice...
11-04-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,428
Posted By Leisesturm

I called 911 to report a pretty serious (both...

I called 911 to report a pretty serious (both vehicles totaled) car accident and the dispatcher asked "is anyone dead or seriously injured"? No? See to it yourselves then. We only respond if dead or...
10-31-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,428
Posted By Leisesturm

Among the top reasons for being unable to commit...

Among the top reasons for being unable to commit to a car free, or even car light, lifestyle is the presence of young children in the family and thus the need to transport them to school,...
10-31-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,428
Posted By Leisesturm

The other poster did NOT in anyway impugn your...

The other poster did NOT in anyway impugn your intelligence. Why are you invalidating theirs? This kind of hyper-literal argument style is very infuriating. Sadly, it is all too prevalent these days...
10-30-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,428
Posted By Leisesturm

Did the o.p. report an accident (crash) involving...

Did the o.p. report an accident (crash) involving a child? Oh the children! Capsizing life raft, throw us the children, sucks to be you! Burning building, throw us the children, we'll throw you...
10-29-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By Leisesturm

??? In 2005 we bought a brand new Kent tandem as...

??? In 2005 we bought a brand new Kent tandem as a starter for $200 off the floor, ready to roll, at a local Wal-Mart. Four years later we GAVE it away when we moved cross country and bought a new...
10-29-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 19,918
Posted By Leisesturm

Which one is Jimi?

Which one is Jimi?
10-29-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By Leisesturm

There have been others. Built (and removed) long...

There have been others. Built (and removed) long before DeBlasio could even shave. One I know of first hand (though I never used it on principle) ran past the flagship Macy's on 6th ave. at 34th St....
10-29-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By Leisesturm

You see ample shoulders there? I don't. And with...

You see ample shoulders there? I don't. And with only one lane in each direction there is no easy way to construct the bike lane without totally shutting down travel in one direction or the other....
10-28-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 19,918
Posted By Leisesturm

Do you live in Portland? I see Trek bikes...

Do you live in Portland? I see Trek bikes everyday, and they aren't all mine, but these two are:...
10-28-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By Leisesturm

If you can't be bothered to make some personal...

If you can't be bothered to make some personal observation about the story why should you expect anyone else to be bothered enough to jump through logistical hoops to do so? I haven't lived in NYC in...
10-28-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,115
Posted By Leisesturm

nah, I'm good there, I stand by my POV

nah, I'm good there, I stand by my POV
10-28-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,115
Posted By Leisesturm

Didn't you accuse me of the arrogance of personal...

Didn't you accuse me of the arrogance of personal viewpoints applied generally? I haven't seen many e-bikes limping home under pedal power. Nor have I seen many e-bikes terrorizing MUP's. Seems like...
10-28-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,115
Posted By Leisesturm

As the battery ages you lose run-time. Batteries...

As the battery ages you lose run-time. Batteries do not age as fast as you might think. An E-bike can kick butt for longer than most people might care to own them. How many people keep ... real...
10-28-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,115
Posted By Leisesturm

There is a 28mph e-bike class in the U.S. and I...

There is a 28mph e-bike class in the U.S. and I suspect 2mph is within the margin of error caused by a motorist observing cyclist behavior from inside their cage. Is this really going to become a...
10-27-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 926
Posted By Leisesturm

If someone you cared about was killed by someone...

If someone you cared about was killed by someone on their cell-phone I doubt you would be as blase about a 2.5 year sentence for their killer. 10 year sentences are the rule for negligent...
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