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06-24-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 192
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: 23
Views: 949
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: 13
Views: 497
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: 9
Views: 799
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: 13
Views: 497
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: 259
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: 4
Views: 223
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: 174
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: 7
Views: 251
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: 4
Views: 160
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: 13
Views: 497
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: 18
Views: 323
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: 30
Views: 1,998
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: 13
Views: 524
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: 18
Views: 323
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: 18
Views: 323
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: 18
Views: 323
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: 18
Views: 323
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: 18
Views: 323
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: 209
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: 202
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: 966
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: 966
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: 243
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: 932
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: 39
Views: 5,915
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: 966
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: 673
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: 23
Views: 949
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: 7,907
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...
05-28-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,780
Posted By Leisesturm

No idea how you "get round this". However, 5'8"...

No idea how you "get round this". However, 5'8" should, in fact, fit on a 54cm frame so Occam's Razor says your assertion of being "TOO SHORT" is ... wrong. What length stem comes on the 54cm frame?...
Forum: Recumbent
05-28-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Leisesturm

Mountain bikes navigate all those surfaces and...

Mountain bikes navigate all those surfaces and they have the same exact drivetrain configuration of your Villager trike. I would want to know how the trails are laid out. There is a park with asphalt...
05-27-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 851
Posted By Leisesturm

So I read the _____ manual when I upgraded my BB7...

So I read the _____ manual when I upgraded my BB7 single piston mechanical discs to TRP Spyre double piston mechanical discs. TRP in their own literature recommends retaining 12" to 14" of regular...
05-27-22, 01:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,907
Posted By Leisesturm

SMH. What part of "if we don't get seriously...

SMH. What part of "if we don't get seriously disinvested in car culture we are all going to DIE and SOON don't you all (most of you) understand? This isn't some idle conundrum that is being debated....
05-26-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By Leisesturm

It does not appear that the Travoy Tote is sold...

It does not appear that the Travoy Tote is sold bundled with the trailer any longer ...
https://www.burley.com/product/travoy-tote-bag/
05-24-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't know ... it has long been the feeling in...

I don't know ... it has long been the feeling in the cycling community, ironically mainly the informed cycling community, that the search for the perfect saddle is a long process of trial and error....
Forum: Commuting
05-24-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,242
Posted By Leisesturm

My wife is the bike commuter, but since she is...

My wife is the bike commuter, but since she is blind, I am her Captain on a tandem going inbound (4 mi.) and a solo rider going back home (4.5mi). She takes the bus home. She researches all her gear...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By Leisesturm

I have those shoes. Giro Rumble. I got the...

I have those shoes. Giro Rumble. I got the fluorescent green ones. Black laces, so no one has ever said anything bad about them (to me). I love them, except that you MUST undo at least three courses...
05-23-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By Leisesturm

Riffing off of post #2. If you think about it .....

Riffing off of post #2. If you think about it .. a plump bottom has all the padding it needs built right in. So if there is soreness, a lack of padding usually isn't the issue. But skin is sensitive,...
05-23-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By Leisesturm

At the end of step 6 it says, "Please note that...

At the end of step 6 it says, "Please note that Hugi and White Industries use an axle end which does not tighten against the backing plate so it is best to do this step as you secure the wheel in the...
05-23-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By Leisesturm

Have you seen these installation tips...

Have you seen these installation tips (https://www.precisiontandems.com/arai.htm)? Specifically, did you remove the existing non-drive side end spacer before mounting the drag brake? I don't believe...
05-23-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By Leisesturm

I haven't got time for moving targets. I ride my...

I haven't got time for moving targets. I ride my DW to work on a tandem with 2.0" clinchers rated 70psi max. The two of us and all her gear for work weigh 400lb. Going back home after dropping her...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By Leisesturm

Drop handlebars and front baskets ... eef... it...

Drop handlebars and front baskets ... eef... it can be done, but why? You need just the right basket and it helps if the bars are a compact bend. The Wabi bars look kind of Pista'ish as you would...
05-22-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,132
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't know what model of Mongoose the o.p. is...

I don't know what model of Mongoose the o.p. is riding but the seat on their Envoy (https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0074/5432/6862/products/M19_26M_Envoy-GRY_PD_360x.png?v=1580315824) (cargo bike)....
05-21-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By Leisesturm

Just saying, the zero sugar soft drinks are slow...

Just saying, the zero sugar soft drinks are slow poison. I mention it only because there appears to be some attempt at healthier eating displayed in the photo. The only non-sugar sweeteners that are...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By Leisesturm

I see. Well, speaking for myself, I would be...

I see. Well, speaking for myself, I would be making it easy for him to beat me to that next car. I mean, he is already in the process of passing me. I wouldn't stop, but that probably wouldn't be the...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By Leisesturm

?? The parked car(s) are irrelevant. There should...

?? The parked car(s) are irrelevant. There should be very little space between the parked cars and the curb. The car in motion, that's where the action is. As I see it, there was just enough room for...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,963
Posted By Leisesturm

The only nice thing in that picture is the bike....

The only nice thing in that picture is the bike. Is that a Tern? Sweet. That bike lane looks like something temporary, but knowing NYC that is how they intend to leave it! I commuted between various...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,963
Posted By Leisesturm

OMG. That's almost worth going back for! Almost...

OMG. That's almost worth going back for! Almost ... ...
05-17-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Leisesturm

Oh boy ... I see the appeal. And as hard as it...

Oh boy ... I see the appeal. And as hard as it might be to pass it up, that is what I would do. The hi-ten (steel) fork is the first strike. Unknown is the dropout spacing of the rear axle. Tandem...
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