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05-22-24, 08:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 819
Posted By Leisesturm

That was laid on so thick in the o.p. that I am...

That was laid on so thick in the o.p. that I am insulted to see it posted here as potential rage bait. Actually insulted. Are things that slow around here?
05-22-24, 02:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 764
Posted By Leisesturm

If the bolded were true, the Aosom would have a...

If the bolded were true, the Aosom would have a better load rating than 88lb. The load rating of a Bob Yak is 'only' 70lb. Not because of the trailers construction. It is because the assumption is...
05-21-24, 07:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 764
Posted By Leisesturm

Some of the conclusions you come to are pretty...

Some of the conclusions you come to are pretty wild assumptions. veganbikes put things about as well as they can be put. That Aosom is a pig. Literally. A Burley Flatbed weighs 15lb and has a load...
05-02-24, 10:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,676
Posted By Leisesturm

I am not an authority, but I don't fully accept...

I am not an authority, but I don't fully accept the 'round' head/not round head' reasoning for dissatisfaction with helmet fit. I think the important thing to know is your skull's circumference. If...
04-30-24, 04:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 864
Posted By Leisesturm

Which is why I used the (my) term: 'Italianate'.

Which is why I used the (my) term: 'Italianate'.
04-28-24, 10:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 864
Posted By Leisesturm

You have to know it doesn't work that way. Around...

You have to know it doesn't work that way. Around here 'road bike' has only one meaning: drop bar road racer replica. Miele makes lots of different kinds of bikes. If yours has drop bars, NO you are...
04-18-24, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,185
Posted By Leisesturm

You must be a Boomer. Like me. We've seen so much...

You must be a Boomer. Like me. We've seen so much innovation in our lifetimes it all gets to be a blur sometimes. 25 years ago ~2000 ... I wouldn't bet against some threadless stuff being on the...
04-17-24, 11:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,005
Posted By Leisesturm

Free? That is an odd criteria for a piece of...

Free? That is an odd criteria for a piece of fitness equipment. My DW's treadmill was not found in a Dumpster, nor a Garage Sale. Neither was my Concept 2 rowing ergometer. Both of these pieces of...
04-14-24, 05:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,366
Posted By Leisesturm

I can't believe I've made it to the end of this...

I can't believe I've made it to the end of this thread. OMG. Joey, you've outdone yourself. Happy now? I literally don't have a dawg in this hunt. I'm way over here in the PNW and, you know what? I...
04-11-24, 07:02 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,633
Posted By Leisesturm

O.p., this isn't about TREK at all, is it. Nope....

O.p., this isn't about TREK at all, is it. Nope. It's yet another thinly disguised L.A. deserves to die, ragepost. Just saying, when VW deliberately set out to avoid emissions detection for 20 years...
04-02-24, 02:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,279
Posted By Leisesturm

Actually, hard core road bikers rolling at high...

Actually, hard core road bikers rolling at high speeds do not use tire liners. More and more of them are running tubeless. Let's not even go there. It's average duffers rolling along at 10mph+ on...
04-02-24, 02:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,279
Posted By Leisesturm

Well, I haven't had the best luck with them, but...

Well, I haven't had the best luck with them, but it wasn't me that brought that up in this thread. So at least one other person has had the same experiences. The reason I am using Marathon Pluses now...
03-29-24, 12:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,279
Posted By Leisesturm

I'd give her the phone. What can of worms? If she...

I'd give her the phone. What can of worms? If she is riding 20 miles ... and, Marathon Plus tires don't flat. They simply don't. Case closed. Give her a phone anyway. There are PLENTY of things that...
03-28-24, 01:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,043
Posted By Leisesturm

I've been watching this thread with a jaundiced...

I've been watching this thread with a jaundiced eye from the drop three days ago. Clear ragebaiting from someone who 'escaped' U.S. carcentricity and wants to rub it in from a distance. It is such an...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-24, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By Leisesturm

https://www.mordorintelligence.com/industry-report...

https://www.mordorintelligence.com/industry-reports/denmark-e-bike-market
03-14-24, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By Leisesturm

It isn't AI being incorporated into something...

It isn't AI being incorporated into something that doesn't need it. It's more or less routine functioning of computer technology being called AI for marketing purposes. There is no AI ... yet. The...
03-14-24, 12:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By Leisesturm

Actually the tech starts out with exploitation...

Actually the tech starts out with exploitation (of y'all's fears) as the basis. It can't do any of what it says. Not that it has to. Truly bad stuff happens so rarely (despite what y'all's think)...
03-10-24, 06:42 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,924
Posted By Leisesturm

It's not the material, it's the design ......

It's not the material, it's the design ... tolerances ...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-24, 08:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,686
Posted By Leisesturm

If the o.p. decides to keep their bike (I would...

If the o.p. decides to keep their bike (I would not) and simply replace the rear tire (or both!) chain, etc. then taking the bike to a bike co-op or bike kitchen can save them as much as 100% on the...
03-09-24, 12:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,777
Posted By Leisesturm

Good. Now go get a Calcium-Magnesium 500mg from...

Good. Now go get a Calcium-Magnesium 500mg from wherever you got the Centrum. NOW foods, Nature's Way, Solgar, anything really. Cramps will be a thing of the past.
03-08-24, 11:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,777
Posted By Leisesturm

So can a deficiency in Magnesium and that is...

So can a deficiency in Magnesium and that is easier to be deficient in that Potassium. A good quality multi-vitamin, multi-mineral should be on everyone's breakfast table.
03-08-24, 12:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 919
Posted By Leisesturm

No question. A mirror is a fairly necessary piece...

No question. A mirror is a fairly necessary piece of safety equipment. Why does it feel like this surprises some people? I don't want the o.p. to be disappointed though. A mirror is not really very...
03-06-24, 11:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,096
Posted By Leisesturm

Sorry people but I completely lost it after only...

Sorry people but I completely lost it after only about eight posts and came right here to say: I've never owned a torque wrench. I've built bikes and maintained bikes for 50 years and there isn't...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-24, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By Leisesturm

Personally, and I'm about as car free as you'll...

Personally, and I'm about as car free as you'll find around here, BUT, if as seems likely, this camp is 25 miles each way and not round trip ... a commute scenario, even for a week, even for a couple...
03-04-24, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 722
Posted By Leisesturm

Q factor has got to be the least significant of...

Q factor has got to be the least significant of the variables affecting lean limits. Surely crank length, bottom bracket height, even pedal platform width ... all of those probably 'can' have...
03-03-24, 12:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,190
Posted By Leisesturm

Oh, I almost forgot. Some months (maybe it was a...

Oh, I almost forgot. Some months (maybe it was a year) ago I outlined (for free) fitting advice worth $300 to any BF'er that cared to listen. I won't repeat it here, suffice it to say that (IMO) the...
03-01-24, 12:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,679
Posted By Leisesturm

Speedreading this thread from o.p. to last post...

Speedreading this thread from o.p. to last post was interesting. Hopefully the o.p. has not yet spent money. The fact that the OEM freewheel is 14-28 tells you all you need to know. This could have...
02-28-24, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,468
Posted By Leisesturm

Is anyone shocked that a GPS based speed/distance...

Is anyone shocked that a GPS based speed/distance sensing element will lose lock with the Sattelites occasionally? Top of the line Garmin GPS (automotive) lose connections during severe weather and...
02-28-24, 12:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,766
Posted By Leisesturm

An Olympic Barbell weighs 45lb. Starting with...

An Olympic Barbell weighs 45lb. Starting with 2.5lb plates is insanity. Buying plates two by two is insanity. This thread is insanity. $413 for a power rack intended for use with free weights is...
02-26-24, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,808
Posted By Leisesturm

Go *** or run home

Don't quite know where Pepper Spray slots in with the rest of all that, but it seems to me that if quite a large chunk of the people that are armed on America's roads have already made **** their...
02-22-24, 12:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,931
Posted By Leisesturm

You can't be serious. That woman had every right...

You can't be serious. That woman had every right to cycle in any weather short of a F5 Hurricane. I have plenty of fair weather only cycling friends and they have enough nous NOT to feel superior...
02-21-24, 07:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,633
Posted By Leisesturm

Ah, I see. So that's where we must part company...

Ah, I see. So that's where we must part company on the spirit of the law interpretations. But, you do you. I belong to a subset demographic that never comes off well trying to explain nuances of...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-24, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 973
Posted By Leisesturm

When I had a multi-mile each way commute and...

When I had a multi-mile each way commute and needed a suit I used a garment pannier from Nashbar. Nashbar is no longer around. About the only concern still making a garment pannier is Two Wheel Gear...
02-17-24, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By Leisesturm

There (IMO) has to be a better reason than 'just...

There (IMO) has to be a better reason than 'just for grins/curiosity' to go through the expense, etc. of a bar swap. As for 'hitting your thigh' ... wouldn't that depend on YOUR thighs? IOW, how can...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-24, 06:41 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 12,265
Posted By Leisesturm

For a 5mi commute I think drop bars are a bit...

For a 5mi commute I think drop bars are a bit much. Flat bars are much more compatible with street clothes AND TRAFFIC. Even if the entire journey was on MUP or Greenway the ergonomics of flatbars...
02-14-24, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By Leisesturm

As ARS already explained, gear systems arrive...

As ARS already explained, gear systems arrive pretty maxed out (but overgeared anyway!). There is another phenomenon that makes tinkering with the back end of the bike a largely fruitless enterprise:...
02-13-24, 03:40 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 9,650
Posted By Leisesturm

OMG is this really an argument? What is wrong...

OMG is this really an argument? What is wrong with cyclists? The only reason all my bikes don't have discs is because most of them are simply too old. I think my earliest disc model is from 2005. My...
02-11-24, 11:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,026
Posted By Leisesturm

Well, thanks to your ... resurecction I read a...

Well, thanks to your ... resurecction I read a good many posts in this thread until I realized it was a Zombie. Then I started to scan forward to find out who the _____ was who brought this back. At...
02-04-24, 01:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,771
Posted By Leisesturm

Just saying, I don't run tubeless and I don't get...

Just saying, I don't run tubeless and I don't get flats either. Like never. Bontrager Hardcase clinchers on 'Simply Red' (https://flic.kr/p/2hC6N61)means I don't even carry flat repair tools. Some...
02-02-24, 12:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,290
Posted By Leisesturm

Ching. I hadn't noticed anyone advise the o.p. to...

Ching. I hadn't noticed anyone advise the o.p. to take a good look at the front tire. Better still, just change it. Most of those Bullits have e-assist and they are damn fast. They hit the crap that...
02-01-24, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,290
Posted By Leisesturm

Op expected "many more years of service" from...

Op expected "many more years of service" from that tire. I wouldn't normally get irate over how obtuse people can get sometimes but o.p. had their kid in the suicide seat on the run where the tire...
01-31-24, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Leisesturm

I have not researched this to the degree the...

I have not researched this to the degree the other poster has, so I could certainly be wrong, but, over the years a LOT of factoids about Schwalbe tires has passed through my awareness. I do not...
01-29-24, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By Leisesturm

I've used this paywall buster...

I've used this paywall buster (https://archive.ph/) a number of times. It does work. Put the url of your target in the text window and give it several minutes. BAM ... readable formerly paywalled...
01-25-24, 09:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,879
Posted By Leisesturm

O.p. is being extremely contrary if they imagine...

O.p. is being extremely contrary if they imagine they can get a 'quality', cry once, loaded with current braking and Bosch technology for "under $2K". Not happening. A gas powered mini-bike is...
01-22-24, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Leisesturm

I would not buy a used racebike with a $500...

I would not buy a used racebike with a $500 budget. That is asking for trouble. This bike (https://flic.kr/p/2hC6N61) new was $550. Who needs more? It will smoke the rider of a Madone if the rider is...
01-22-24, 03:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,382
Posted By Leisesturm

It should be obvious we are not. Try to keep up...

It should be obvious we are not. Try to keep up willya?
01-16-24, 04:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,382
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't know if it was this forum or another, but...

I don't know if it was this forum or another, but someone threw up a photo of a current (2023) Honda Super Cub 125cc motorcycle. Current retail for these things is under $4K. A Trek Allant 8s is just...
01-12-24, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,147
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't know, did anyone else's bullshizzle...

I don't know, did anyone else's bullshizzle detector go into the red when the Lawyer didn't charge for his services? C'mon Scott you are better than this. Also, this is NOT an example of a cyclist...
01-12-24, 03:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,164
Posted By Leisesturm

Lose that adjustable stem at once! And while you...

Lose that adjustable stem at once! And while you are at it, get new bars. Both in matte or gloss black Like God intended.
01-12-24, 02:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,824
Posted By Leisesturm

It's a patent, people. How many millions examples...

It's a patent, people. How many millions examples of patented but non-existent technology must there be? There is zero chance this patent gets acted on. Nor is it an example of AI at work. It's...
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