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01-17-21, 01:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,942
Posted By Leisesturm

Tell us how you really feel. Your dire...

Tell us how you really feel. Your dire predictions notwithstanding, if that cyclist was going to get nailed, it probably would have happened already. Most people get crapped on early in their cycling...
01-17-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,942
Posted By Leisesturm

The sarcasm is getting completely out of hand in...

The sarcasm is getting completely out of hand in here ...
01-14-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,942
Posted By Leisesturm

I too stay away from MUP's, but not because I get...

I too stay away from MUP's, but not because I get impatient around peds. I never zigzag around peds on the rare occasions I find myself stuck behind one. I just tro erm, noodle behind at walking...
01-14-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,942
Posted By Leisesturm

#metoo

#metoo
01-13-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,942
Posted By Leisesturm

So that video is not the best example of "hogging...

So that video is not the best example of "hogging the road" because unless that group get together EVERY DAY and do the same thing, the people getting steamed need to get a life. Do you really...
01-13-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,942
Posted By Leisesturm

You say you aren't trolling? I say you are. I...

You say you aren't trolling? I say you are. I don't care what your post tally is. Trolling is as trolling does. You don't find more bikes in one place than in Downtown Portland, OR and I've not seen...
01-13-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,942
Posted By Leisesturm

Heh, ok, I'll give you that one. But by 'tribe' I...

Heh, ok, I'll give you that one. But by 'tribe' I was not referring to a persons mode of transit ...
01-13-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,942
Posted By Leisesturm

How about we ban cars? In large metro areas at...

How about we ban cars? In large metro areas at the very least. Pedestrians have a 10,000 year head start. Cars have only been a thing since around 1920. People have been around since 10,000 B.C.
01-12-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,942
Posted By Leisesturm

That's a mighty long wait in some areas. And what...

That's a mighty long wait in some areas. And what if the people in that area aren't worth putting up a bridge for? Do you have any idea what pedestrian bridges cost? Clearly no. More traffic lights...
01-12-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,942
Posted By Leisesturm

I understand the general crankiness due to the...

I understand the general crankiness due to the ongoing lockdowns across the land. I do not understand taking out our frustrations on one another. If you are a road cyclist then other road cyclists...
01-11-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By Leisesturm

People want to think that manufacturers are...

People want to think that manufacturers are making 50kph bikes but restricting them to 25kph and if you just find the right kit to unlock ... nope. If a bike is sold to conform to X countries speed...
01-10-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,942
Posted By Leisesturm

Isn't that what I said? Why for you throw me...

Isn't that what I said? Why for you throw me under the bus of being needlessly argumentative? Contradict yourself much?
01-10-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,942
Posted By Leisesturm

Then why this thread?

Then why this thread?
01-10-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,942
Posted By Leisesturm

Please do look at my post history. I'll bet you...

Please do look at my post history. I'll bet you haven't. You see a couple of posts you don't agree with and you're off to the races ...
01-09-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,942
Posted By Leisesturm

But did he really? We only have the o.p.'s word...

But did he really? We only have the o.p.'s word for it. Word that is suspect IMO because they have a cager mentality even though they use the fact that they may have owned a bicycle once, maybe even...
01-09-21, 02:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,942
Posted By Leisesturm

Might I observe that 'only' around 800 plus-ish...

Might I observe that 'only' around 800 plus-ish cyclists were killed last year in any kind of collision with cars vs 40,000 plus-ish fatal car/car collisions. I have NEVER heard of a scofflaw cyclist...
01-09-21, 02:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By Leisesturm

I happen to think post #4 had some sage advice...

I happen to think post #4 had some sage advice for you. Most of your planned upgrades are simply not going to be possible. If you want disc brakes you'll have to buy a tandem that has them or at...
01-05-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By Leisesturm

In your o.p. you said you had SPD but those are...

In your o.p. you said you had SPD but those are not SPD pedals. They are Shimano, of course, but those look like their racing pedals, more like the Look, or Time system (racing) on other platforms....
01-04-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,871
Posted By Leisesturm

We had a 1994 Burley Samba with 26" and 1.5" was...

We had a 1994 Burley Samba with 26" and 1.5" was stock and not much more than that was ever going to work. One way to get extra volume is to buy or build a bike designed for 700C and use 650B wheels...
01-02-21, 01:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,674
Posted By Leisesturm

It would not be my thinking that a tandem with...

It would not be my thinking that a tandem with two modern hydraulic disc brakes with 203mm rotors of an 'Icetech' kind of technology would have heat dissipation capacity inferior to an old style Arai...
12-31-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,674
Posted By Leisesturm

Our 2005 Flatbar Road Tandem came stock with BB7...

Our 2005 Flatbar Road Tandem came stock with BB7 x 160mm rotors. The shop didn't know how to set them up and we didn't know any better. We moved cross country with the tandem and joined a tandem club...
12-29-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,289
Posted By Leisesturm

Tubeless sounds like the answer to a question no...

Tubeless sounds like the answer to a question no cyclist was asking. They are mature technology on cars and motorcycles but NOT on bicycles. A casual perusal of threads in various sub-fora of BF will...
12-28-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By Leisesturm

I like the idea of a Garmin or Wahoo GPS/Computer...

I like the idea of a Garmin or Wahoo GPS/Computer but my wireless Sigma computer and my old iPhone 5s did the job well enough. Now that I have an iPhone 8SE I have even less incentive to buy a fully...
12-27-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By Leisesturm

Looks like you can get a 53mm chainline on the...

Looks like you can get a 53mm chainline on the drive side and 53.3 on the non-drive side with the stock BB spindle options. That is as good as it gets and more than good enough IMO.
Edit: Never...
12-27-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By Leisesturm

I'm sorry but you are both supplying information...

I'm sorry but you are both supplying information and not supplying information such that makes suggestions difficult. The BCD of the cranks is not needed. The spindle length(s) of the planned cranks...
12-27-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By Leisesturm

Teeth are fixed into ones head so tightly that it...

Teeth are fixed into ones head so tightly that it takes the dental equivalent of a jackhammer to get them out. I DOUBT that bone conduction headphones could loosen healthy teeth. In any case, I don't...
12-27-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By Leisesturm

It's a wash. Those tires are so close in size...

It's a wash. Those tires are so close in size that there is no effect on handling or anything else from having one or the other at either end of the bike. Still, unless there is a very good reason,...
12-25-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,137
Posted By Leisesturm

Pics or it didn't happen.

Pics or it didn't happen.
12-21-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,908
Posted By Leisesturm

What's the joke ... you can have it light or you...

What's the joke ... you can have it light or you can have it cheap but you can't have it light AND cheap. Those cheat bikes with the stealth motors cost the moon and nearby planets. You might be...
12-20-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,000
Posted By Leisesturm

The process is called "cold setting" and it only...

The process is called "cold setting" and it only works when the axle is too LONG (greater than 100mm) to fit between the fork arms. When the axle is too THICK to fit in the dropouts, as in this case,...
12-20-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Leisesturm

If you check Universal Cycles you may find that...

If you check Universal Cycles you may find that they have the Surly Big Dummy frameset for sale. And, yes, you could get an X-tracycle like a previous poster mentioned, but FWIW I looked at those...
12-17-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't see putting any kind of bike lane,...

I don't see putting any kind of bike lane, advisory or otherwise, on that road. I am surprised it does not already have a fog line. I thought they were mandatory. I used to ride on a road similar to...
12-14-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,627
Posted By Leisesturm

Your emphasis notwitstanding, you are WRONG! A...

Your emphasis notwitstanding, you are WRONG! A helmet mounted headlight is an excellent idea for a cyclist who, more than most other road users, can benefit greatly from being able to see through a...
12-11-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By Leisesturm

Don't know how long you have been carrying your...

Don't know how long you have been carrying your bike on the roof rack but just FYI a couple of teams in our tandem club have destroyed their VERY expensive rigs and in one case, caused extensive...
12-11-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By Leisesturm

Actually ONE of those TSDZ2's really should have...

Actually ONE of those TSDZ2's really should have an ebike rated chain and steel cassette. Two of them?? Hell yes. Ebike rated timing chain, drive chain and steel cassette. I agree with the other...
12-08-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By Leisesturm

Maybe. What I know is that there are different...

Maybe. What I know is that there are different ways of measuring torque. Some sensors measure only one pedal, others both pedals, others the torque on the chainring and still another, the torque on...
12-06-20, 02:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By Leisesturm

what do you want to do on this tandem? Rides...

what do you want to do on this tandem? Rides around town? Rides on local rail trails? Touring? The expected use areas matter more than the sizing. I agree with an earlier poster, if you are buying a...
12-06-20, 02:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By Leisesturm

Since a tandem is never (ever?) ridden without...

Since a tandem is never (ever?) ridden without the Captain, it stands to reason that the Captains cranks must be the ones with the torque sensor. One is enough. There does not need to be one also for...
12-05-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,446
Posted By Leisesturm

Seriously!! THIS! Right now there are at least...

Seriously!! THIS! Right now there are at least two ongoing threads on the MISERY of tubeless tires. Without much effort I could find a dozen more started in just this year. WTF? Are all these riders...
12-05-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By Leisesturm

I cannot reconcile "de-rusted old basket, crappy...

I cannot reconcile "de-rusted old basket, crappy wire + tape support" and "priceless cargo". Show us what you're working with. At a minimum you need some kind of front rack to support your basket OR...
12-01-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,962
Posted By Leisesturm

I personally would risk the Dimension fork. It...

I personally would risk the Dimension fork. It wouldn't be my thinking that a modern halfbike MTB fork would be much weaker (if at all) than the stock fork of a 30 year old tandem. One thing only...
12-01-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By Leisesturm

Absolutely. Anyone who doesn't know that entire...

Absolutely. Anyone who doesn't know that entire platoons of adults that had not touched a bike in decades are now bike commuting because they are scared to death of being on a bus or light rail train...
11-30-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 24,260
Posted By Leisesturm

Well, of course it would! That's why I lock my...

Well, of course it would! That's why I lock my Bob Yak AND the bike that pulls it to the locking stanchion with the same U-Lock. If I can't arrange the attached trailer so that I can use the same...
11-29-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,175
Posted By Leisesturm

Oh dear, like a nice signal? I personally try to...

Oh dear, like a nice signal? I personally try to avoid riding where people walk. If I must be on a MUP or Greenway and get stuck behind strollers, I just troll along at ped speed until they either...
11-29-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 975
Posted By Leisesturm

What city? Riding in NYC is not the same as...

What city? Riding in NYC is not the same as Portland, OR. Neither is the same as Orlando, FL. As for riding safely ... FRAP. If you don't know what that means, just look at how the other cyclists are...
11-28-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't know ... I wanted to like a Wahoo or...

I don't know ... I wanted to like a Wahoo or Garmin solution but my phone is just so dang efficient at doing the job I can't (ever?) justify what a Wahoo or Garmin device would cost. Especially when...
11-28-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By Leisesturm

Pack is toast. Nothing to do for it that wouldn't...

Pack is toast. Nothing to do for it that wouldn't cost more than the pack itself is worth.
Forum: Recumbent
11-28-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 27,064
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't know ... I moved to Portland, OR 12 years...

I don't know ... I moved to Portland, OR 12 years ago to build bikes and be part of the (as perceived from across the country) vibrant cycling community there (here). I rented a house with a detached...
11-28-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,962
Posted By Leisesturm

d2hoffman, are you aware that you are responding...

d2hoffman, are you aware that you are responding to an almost 10 year old thread? Nothing about the o.p. sounds like they or the seller of their bike knew what they were talking about. Best thing is...
11-27-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By Leisesturm

I doubt anyone will bother improving gas powered...

I doubt anyone will bother improving gas powered assists now that e-motors have become very affordable and practical. Gas engines are awful, crude, noisy, smoky ... ... urgh. However, a statement...
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