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07-24-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 578
Posted By Leisesturm

Typical dynamo hub output = ~3W. Typical hub...

Typical dynamo hub output = ~3W. Typical hub motor output = 500W. Typical bike battery capacity = 500wh to 1000wh. A properly designed hubmotor will stop making power above a certain speed to avoid...
07-20-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,189
Posted By Leisesturm

Seriously? No one can answer your question. But...

Seriously? No one can answer your question. But if you search for "Mongoose Envoy" you will find that I have one. But I don't weigh 400lbs. The BIKE and the wheels can more than deal with that kind...
07-12-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Leisesturm

Some respectful corrections, if I may: ...

Some respectful corrections, if I may:

Dimension (https://www.dimensionbikeproducts.com/products) is a general purpose supplier, on the value end, like Origin 8 or Profile. They make all kinds of...
07-11-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 539
Posted By Leisesturm

Sigh. E-bikes have been around for a couple of...

Sigh. E-bikes have been around for a couple of decades now and are still being treated like a guilty pleasure. Something to 'outgrow'. Something to be a bit ashamed of needing. It matters. Why?...
07-08-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 957
Posted By Leisesturm

Ray, you CLEARLY feel that you are superior to...

Ray, you CLEARLY feel that you are superior to 95% of Americans. What gives you the right? No, that's incorrect. You certainly have the right. What gives you the very idea in the first place?! Know...
06-29-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Leisesturm

You cannot judge that bike by your usual...

You cannot judge that bike by your usual standards. And no, the o.p.'s wife will not readily discern why a used Trek is any better than hers. In U.S. dollars that bike is roughly a (new) Trek FX2...
06-25-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By Leisesturm

With all due respect Michael˛, given your obvious...

With all due respect Michael˛, given your obvious difficulties with innovating existing tandem technologies ... are you really in the best position to speak so authoritatively on what or what not...
06-11-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,800
Posted By Leisesturm

There is no reason why exercise can't be 100% of...

There is no reason why exercise can't be 100% of weight loss for YOU. For other people, well ... as I understand it cycling burns ~600C/hr. A lb. of fat is 3,000C. I don't know about YOU, but I have...
Forum: Recumbent
06-08-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By Leisesturm

I agree with nearly all of post #2. I have a...

I agree with nearly all of post #2. I have a Performer from 2017 and the 10sp is 11-36! A 10sp 11-32 seems awfully ... close, but I don't claim to know it all. Still, the first thing I did to that...
06-01-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By Leisesturm

Your wording makes me think that you believe that...

Your wording makes me think that you believe that a front motor kit is free of the need to fabricate torque arms. This is incorrect! Even a steel fork needs torque arms. Two of them. You don't have...
06-01-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,287
Posted By Leisesturm

There are no more profligate specimens of...

There are no more profligate specimens of humanity on the planet than American Catholics of the Silent and Boomer generations. Thats you and me! Greta's cohort? There are more LGBT in the GenZ and...
05-28-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,547
Posted By Leisesturm

I am sure that flashing lights have existed since...

I am sure that flashing lights have existed since the early 2000's at least. Nevertheless, they are practically expected by the majority of drivers and, more importantly, law enforcement authority...
05-28-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,547
Posted By Leisesturm

The bolded. Cyclists never want to admit that...

The bolded. Cyclists never want to admit that sometimes an accident isn't entirely the motorists fault. In my state they would be sharing the blame 50/50. Zero sum.
05-27-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,547
Posted By Leisesturm

Very good to ride with a strobe light. You can't...

Very good to ride with a strobe light. You can't be serious advising otherwise. Billions have been spent R&D'ing bicycle stobes and they have persisted in the marketplace for decades. Bad? Define bad...
05-27-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By Leisesturm

IPS means that the faster cadence will see 100%...

IPS means that the faster cadence will see 100% of the work. Since the Captain is (usually) the more powerful rider they will be the one that powers the whole rig most of the time. That, and the...
05-05-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By Leisesturm

I suppose it does. As others have said, if you...

I suppose it does. As others have said, if you raise the bars, you will (likely) need longer cables. Inner AND outer. But, as you say, because of the housing stop on the front brake (rear as well...
05-04-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By Leisesturm

FWIW. I met my wife in 2005 in NYC. She was a...

FWIW. I met my wife in 2005 in NYC. She was a member of Achilles and had been on tandems at the School for the Blind in the UK but never in the U.S. For our second date she suggested we check out...
04-23-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By Leisesturm

Dang it. You beat me to THIS! I'm not sure why a...

Dang it. You beat me to THIS! I'm not sure why a dealer would keep an unsold unit around for so long but I would want to make sure they were keeping the battery at ~40% charge while it sat idle.
04-18-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,188
Posted By Leisesturm

Meh. One helmet is as good as another IF YOU ...

Meh. One helmet is as good as another IF YOU DON'T CRASH! I've only owned one helmet since 2008. I bought it only because it was mandatory for the club rides for the club I joined. I bought the...
04-18-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By Leisesturm

I am missing the gene that makes people want to...

I am missing the gene that makes people want to work on bikes so neglected that it takes a dozen forum posts to get into the ballpark for success. Wrenching on bikes is good therapy when the bike you...
04-15-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,611
Posted By Leisesturm

I'm with the other poster. Anyone who can't...

I'm with the other poster. Anyone who can't handle the complication of shifting gears should walk. Look at the carnage on America's roads and tell me that automatic transmissions were a good idea....
04-15-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,611
Posted By Leisesturm

Given the o.p.'s dimensions the choice between...

Given the o.p.'s dimensions the choice between mid-step or high step come down to functionality. Women that wear dresses or skirts find mid-step (or stagger, or mixte) designs easier to use than high...
03-28-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,226
Posted By Leisesturm

Police are allowed to do anything they want....

Police are allowed to do anything they want. Period.
03-27-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,749
Posted By Leisesturm

Even without a straight edge...

Even without a straight edge https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/320x240/saddle_tilt_b8dd19b1c9a3d708ee14468c3b257d50d2065302.jpg
or spirit level, you can see the nose up tilt of...
03-23-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,504
Posted By Leisesturm

Take a look at any production Class 3 (28mph)...

Take a look at any production Class 3 (28mph) e-bike and then look at the same model (if any) sold without assist. For example: any Raleigh Redux (1 or 2) vs the Redux IE or the Giant Quick vs the...
03-21-21, 02:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By Leisesturm

We don't have a drag brake either. I've wondered...

We don't have a drag brake either. I've wondered about strapping one of these (https://www.amazon.com/StillCool-Training-Resistance-Parachute-Football/dp/B00UD4BQDS) on my Stoker on hilly rides. We'd...
03-17-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,450
Posted By Leisesturm

Class 3 is not your problem. It's above both...

Class 3 is not your problem. It's above both yours and my pay grade to know why it exists. But, rest assured, it isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't this a thread...
03-15-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,417
Posted By Leisesturm

I get that you feel bad now. I'm sorry that I...

I get that you feel bad now. I'm sorry that I can't relate to your difficulty in communicating in writing. Writing has always come easily to me. I also don't understand your medical explanations for...
03-10-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,417
Posted By Leisesturm

Not only have I not had (ever) two 'at fault'...

Not only have I not had (ever) two 'at fault' collisions in my driving history, I have never had even one 'at fault' collision in my driving history. And? What? Did I ask the o.p. to surrender his...
03-09-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,417
Posted By Leisesturm

You know, foofer, you and I are about the only...

You know, foofer, you and I are about the only two Captains regularly posting here, with a blind Stoker. As it is, Stoking requires huge amounts of trust in the Captain, and it isn't that easy to...
03-05-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,344
Posted By Leisesturm

When does efficiency ever 'not matter'? WTF? Just...

When does efficiency ever 'not matter'? WTF? Just because the rider isn't the one expending a noticeable amount of horsepower turning 4" tires with only 10psi doesn't mean it isn't happening. How...
03-01-21, 02:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By Leisesturm

That's the FX3 Disc. The caliper version is a...

That's the FX3 Disc. The caliper version is a couple hundred cheaper and cheaper still if you can find a leftover from last year. Or you can get an FX2. Even the Disc model shouldn't be awful on the...
Forum: Recumbent
02-18-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,140
Posted By Leisesturm

Nah. It's just a bike. It cannot be 'faster' than...

Nah. It's just a bike. It cannot be 'faster' than any other bike of similar weight, seat recline, gearing, etc. The speed is in the rider. And most riders (unless MBB prodigies) won't be faster on a...
Forum: Recumbent
02-16-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,140
Posted By Leisesturm

Not gutsy at all. They are banking on human...

Not gutsy at all. They are banking on human nature. The house always wins and they have stacked the deck by putting all the responsibility of failure on the poor schlub that falls for the pitch. Who...
01-27-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By Leisesturm

What you are describing sounds like a biological...

What you are describing sounds like a biological impossibility. But your mind seems made up. Go for it. Upload pictures. Like I said. This is outside my expertise but ... 50 codes? I've never...
01-13-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,588
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: 97
Views: 5,588
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: 97
Views: 5,588
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.
01-10-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,588
Posted By Leisesturm

Then why this thread?

Then why this thread?
01-09-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,588
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: 97
Views: 5,588
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...
12-25-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 19,691
Posted By Leisesturm

Pics or it didn't happen.

Pics or it didn't happen.
12-21-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,665
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...
12-14-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,455
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...
12-05-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,933
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...
11-29-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,350
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...
11-27-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
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...
11-23-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,292
Posted By Leisesturm

+1. My latest (cargo) bike adds a 22T to the...

+1. My latest (cargo) bike adds a 22T to the front of that!! Nothing it can't climb, and it keeps up with the Hipsters (I'm 61) on the level. My road bike has 50/39 x 11-28 but I rarely take it to...
11-13-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,296
Posted By Leisesturm

OMG. What a mess of good information,...

OMG. What a mess of good information, misinformation, myths, lies, talking over each other ... here, I'll add some more of my own, why not. I skipped a lot of posts after #19, but #26 stood out for...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,804
Posted By Leisesturm

As a longtime NY'er I don't think 24*F is...

As a longtime NY'er I don't think 24*F is particularly cold. I'm sure I've been out in 0*F a time or two, and made no particular clothing adjustments. Pair of tights and I'm good. Out here on the...
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