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07-04-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By Leisesturm

The folding thing is right out. Let's get that...

The folding thing is right out. Let's get that out of the way. There are an increasing number of 20" wheel cargo bikes and who knows, a couple may fold, but they are lall oad in the rear designs....
07-02-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By Leisesturm

I wear a (branded) Golf visor under a Giro MIPS...

I wear a (branded) Golf visor under a Giro MIPS helmet because I do not need sun protection I need eye protection, from glare. A Golf visor keeps sun (and rain) out of your eyes, but all of your...
Forum: Recumbent
07-02-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By Leisesturm

My highracer seen here...

My highracer seen here (https://flic.kr/p/21hTtUF) has 26" x 1.5" clinchers OEM. Just got some 1.0" Tom Slick clinchers from Modern Bike. Look out world ...
Forum: Recumbent
07-02-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Leisesturm

Of course. Can you find 16.25" tires is the...

Of course. Can you find 16.25" tires is the question. Why, is also a valid question.
Forum: Recumbent
07-02-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By Leisesturm

Gearing is very individual. I am pretty fit and I...

Gearing is very individual. I am pretty fit and I lift weights but I still find most stock bikes overgeared! I prefer to spin and I modify the gearing of all the bikes and recumbents I own to get low...
Forum: Recumbent
07-02-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By Leisesturm

Post some detailed photos of the head/neck rest....

Post some detailed photos of the head/neck rest. I'll bet that myself or some other mechanically minded BF'ers could figure out how to either raise the neck pad mounting and/or thicken the pad...
07-01-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 737
Posted By Leisesturm

I do my fair share of time on older bikes. I just...

I do my fair share of time on older bikes. I just draw a line at trying to bring something from 1984 into the 21st Century. You never quite succeed, and the $$$ you spend trying to are mostly wasted....
07-01-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 737
Posted By Leisesturm

And these as well. The pivot point is around the...

And these as well. The pivot point is around the frame boss. There is an additional pivot point that keeps the brake pad perpendicular to the rim (eliminate? pad dive) otherwise the functioning is...
06-30-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 737
Posted By Leisesturm

It may be obvious, but maybe not: "stiffness" of...

It may be obvious, but maybe not: "stiffness" of the brake arms and "smoothness" of the caliper arm rotation around its pivot point are unrelated functions. In any case, the degree of rotation needed...
06-30-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By Leisesturm

Maybe. I am trying hard to think of the...

Maybe. I am trying hard to think of the production e-bike that has regen as an OEM feature. It is certainly 'possible' that a set of Tektro e-brake levers might be attached to a system with regen,...
06-29-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,736
Posted By Leisesturm

On a 700C x 28mm tire I can tell the difference...

On a 700C x 28mm tire I can tell the difference between 100psi and 90psi. I can't say comfort is increased enough at 90psi to be worth the hit to 'glide' and overall performance. So 100psi at fillup,...
06-29-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 463
Posted By Leisesturm

<gulp>Agree w/squirtdad, some friction thumbies...

<gulp>Agree w/squirtdad, some friction thumbies are not a bad idea at all. Rapidfires would be a waste on that bike. But, I did notice that both limit screws are backed out to near maximum, if not...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-22, 02:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,019
Posted By Leisesturm

Even better ... drop bars! If the o.p. bike is...

Even better ... drop bars! If the o.p. bike is flat-bar a drop bar setup WILL shave some minutes. It's all about the aero. Savvy bike commuters are ditching backpacks and going to panniers and are...
06-29-22, 01:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't think rider weight is relevant to the...

I don't think rider weight is relevant to the o.p. issue. I think current generation Tuffy liners have addressed the puncture issue. Use them full length or nearly so, and overlap the ends as...
06-29-22, 01:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By Leisesturm

Noooooo!

Noooooo!
06-29-22, 01:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 463
Posted By Leisesturm

Well, even though I prefer other types of...

Well, even though I prefer other types of shifters, I stop short of believing that a GripShifter setup could be as bad as what you are describing. There are top pull front derailleurs and bottom pull...
06-28-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 463
Posted By Leisesturm

Agree w/post #2 except I would substitute...

Agree w/post #2 except I would substitute Rapidfire (trigger shifters).
06-26-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,676
Posted By Leisesturm

Are tubeless tyres worth the fuss? Well, I...

Are tubeless tyres worth the fuss?
Well, I (obviously) don't think so ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-25-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By Leisesturm

Quite right. This point is somehow often missed...

Quite right. This point is somehow often missed in the current craze to stuff the largest size tires possible into bikes that were never designed for them. Even in a 20" tire there is a noticeable...
06-25-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 26,613
Posted By Leisesturm

I am pretty damn certain that the frame is not...

I am pretty damn certain that the frame is not the limiting component of any current model bike at the Defy altitude of quality! All this speculation about where the frames are made and etc. are...
06-24-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By Leisesturm

Most (many) bike headlights have adapters so they...

Most (many) bike headlights have adapters so they can mount on helmets and even your bare head. My MagicShine LED lights do. Lowest power level is great for projects.
06-23-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,336
Posted By Leisesturm

Sorry. Just have to say it. An 80rpm cadence is...

Sorry. Just have to say it. An 80rpm cadence is NOT anaerobic, and will NOT build muscle mass, smh, but 20 rep SQUATs with half your body-weight, or more, on your back, just might. What gear...
06-23-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By Leisesturm

I played the o.p. video for my wife (blind) to...

I played the o.p. video for my wife (blind) to see what she might think. Her ears are amazing and have certainly done their fair share of tracking down weird noises from tandems over more than 12...
Forum: Recumbent
06-22-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By Leisesturm

Where I live Kenda Kwests flat on every ride....

Where I live Kenda Kwests flat on every ride. Every ride. Once I had 3 flats in the same day. Needed both spare tubes and a self-stick patch to get home. Got Schwalbe Marathons in a hurry. They flat...
06-22-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By Leisesturm

So I completely missed that this is an electric...

So I completely missed that this is an electric assist bike! I thought PAS was an incorrect naming of IPS. Why wouldn't the electric hub not be a person of interest?! I would LOVE to be wrong, but I...
06-21-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Leisesturm

Honestly I would just buy local and take whatever...

Honestly I would just buy local and take whatever they push across the parts counter. Especially if they will be the ones installing them. If you are keeping the OEM cranks, why not replace the BB's...
06-21-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By Leisesturm

The other poster (and I) assumed standard 'timing...

The other poster (and I) assumed standard 'timing chainring' which your thread title asks about and, as they noted, has no effect on what you feel at the pedals, but, as I understand it, 39T to 42T...
06-21-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Leisesturm

You've outdone yourself this time and that is...

You've outdone yourself this time and that is saying a lot. What a load of twaffle. Is there someone with a gun to your head forcing you to write this stuff?
06-21-22, 01:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Leisesturm

My height is 5'10". It isn't 5'9"- 5'10" it is...

My height is 5'10". It isn't 5'9"- 5'10" it is 5'10". My cycling inseam is 33". 31" is a tailors inseam. When shopping for expensive road bikes the details matter. Gone are the days when inseam alone...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-22, 11:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By Leisesturm

I found a site comparing the two models...

I found a site comparing the two models (https://inspectee.com/compare/tern-byb-p8,tern-link-d8?topic=bikes) you mentioned directly. It should have been pretty easy to tell whether larger tires could...
06-20-22, 02:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By Leisesturm

FWIW I don't think this sound is saddle related....

FWIW I don't think this sound is saddle related. It has the frequency of a rotational part. That is either the wheels or the drivetrain. Are the tires kept at max pressure or something lower? There...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By Leisesturm

The IGH side of the Archer hub shifts with MTB...

The IGH side of the Archer hub shifts with MTB pull ratios and I will be using the Shimano Flightdeck (105) Road cockpit I got in the sale of a Bike Friday folding tandem last year. I converted it to...
06-19-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,196
Posted By Leisesturm

I'm still pretty certain that about the only way...

I'm still pretty certain that about the only way the OEM brakes might fall short is in the hills. Arai drums are discontinued but they were/are popular. They are always showing up used or as OEM on...
06-19-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By Leisesturm

I have yet to see the seat cover that wasn't too...

I have yet to see the seat cover that wasn't too thick. So if you have a line on one that is thin and cheap then please, link it here. Personally, the chamois built into decent bike shorts is about...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By Leisesturm

Some good posts have snuck in while I wasn't...

Some good posts have snuck in while I wasn't looking. Thanks. Dropout spacing on the Expressway is 135mm. I already realized a wide range cassette would require a longer cage derailleur and that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By Leisesturm

I do just about any kind of repair or maintenance...

I do just about any kind of repair or maintenance a bicycle could ever need but wheel building intimidates me. I laced a 4x wheel in my teens (I'm in my 60's) but had to take it to the shop to get...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By Leisesturm

OEM gearing is 33" - 88" (53T x 11-30 8sp). If I...

OEM gearing is 33" - 88" (53T x 11-30 8sp). If I used a planetary drive hub with cassette, and a 44T chainring I could get 20" - 98". I would be good with that.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By Leisesturm

I just priced a Schlumpf drive again and they are...

I just priced a Schlumpf drive again and they are still what they were when they were new: $750+USD. The Expressway was $550 and that was eight years ago. If I could find a Schlumpf used (unlikely)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By Leisesturm

Wide Range Gearing options for Giant Expressway

Are those combination 3sp planetary drive plus 8/9sp cassette hubs available already built into 20" (406) wheels? I can't actually find any Sturmey-Archer CS-RF3 hubs in stock anywhere in the U.S....
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By Leisesturm

I'm pretty sure you cannot use PowerGrips with...

I'm pretty sure you cannot use PowerGrips with platform pedals. You need old fashioned cage pedals, and these need not be any less comfortable than platforms, because your comfort comes from your...
06-16-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Leisesturm

I wouldn't do it. Even if survivable, it wouldn't...

I wouldn't do it. Even if survivable, it wouldn't be pleasant. I'm not even sure it would be allowed. LEO don't always know what is legal and act on their instincts. I'm pretty sure if I was a LEO...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,099
Posted By Leisesturm

These bikes are rarely very light. But, I've read...

These bikes are rarely very light. But, I've read your o.p. again. I have to really echo a later posters concerns about your lack of experience with heavy traffic in an urban environment. It really...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,099
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't think you can write off Dahons and Terns...

I don't think you can write off Dahons and Terns and Giants as "cheap China made folding bikes". The mid and top tier models of those companies are very nice bikes, and 20" wheels strike a practical...
06-08-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By Leisesturm

I have an Envoy and a mid-drive project underway....

I have an Envoy and a mid-drive project underway. If I leave the RD cable in place it is going to be crushed by the torque of the motor. Your motor has a threaded tab that looks just thick enough to...
06-06-22, 11:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,057
Posted By Leisesturm

Attention, human posters to this forum. Your...

Attention, human posters to this forum. Your participation is no longer solicited, nor desired. Our tireless and efficient software avatars are free of bias and/or ego. Please be advised that in 30...
06-06-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,087
Posted By Leisesturm

Since this thread is still alive I will share...

Since this thread is still alive I will share what I know. I have compound eye issues. 23 diopter recommended prescription but anything over 19 makes me see double so I live under corrected: 20/100. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,099
Posted By Leisesturm

Late to this thread but previous posts have given...

Late to this thread but previous posts have given excellent, if conflicting at times, information. Takeaways from #3 very important. As noted, since road quality is low, wheel size will be important....
06-01-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By Leisesturm

Posting 1024x1083 pixel photos of your shopping...

Posting 1024x1083 pixel photos of your shopping haul is ... polite? Just because you don't like what I have to say does not make it rude for me to say it. Welcome to The Internet, warts and all.
05-31-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,336
Posted By Leisesturm

Did you not read any of the previous posts?...

Did you not read any of the previous posts? Biking is not a good way to drop weight. Biking is a great method of transportation, and it can be a great social or fitness activity, but there is a...
05-28-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,099
Posted By Leisesturm

You entered this thread very defensive about your...

You entered this thread very defensive about your NEED to drive. I'm not arguing this. I specifically said I'm not questioning anyone's need to drive. I am questioning why it needs to be with an...
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