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12-02-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,830
Posted By Leisesturm

That Stoker saddle looks about as far back as it...

That Stoker saddle looks about as far back as it can go. That is bound to be painful. I'm not saying a wider, flatter, saddle isn't a good idea, but I don't think all the comfort potential of the...
12-01-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,571
Posted By Leisesturm

A few years? You mean a few decades....

A few years? You mean a few decades. Unfortunately, in only a couple decades, humanity will have other problems (outlined in other posts) that will make sheer survival the main priority of most...
11-22-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Leisesturm

There are not many of them but 2x mid-drive...

There are not many of them but 2x mid-drive systems exist. I am building one. But the 32 - 92 inch drivetrain sounds pretty workable. I've never worried about derailleur cages and 20" wheels. Maybe...
11-22-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Leisesturm

What has 10 - 15 years till the present time...

What has 10 - 15 years till the present time brought in the way of innovation in e-bike development? Seems to me that interesting ideas like the Tidal Force and SuperPedestrian projects briefly got...
11-20-22, 02:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Leisesturm

Have you ever tried to ride the bike without the...

Have you ever tried to ride the bike without the motor on? My guess is that an ordinary rider would not be able to get that bike up to 15mph for more than a minute or two, if at all. It would be well...
Forum: Recumbent
11-19-22, 12:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Leisesturm

Although motors are designed to take some rain,...

Although motors are designed to take some rain, they don't want to be drenched. I suspect in your trikewashing you crossed that line that separates getting wet and getting drenched. Once the seals...
11-15-22, 11:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 671
Posted By Leisesturm

1200mi out of a chain? There is a problem...

1200mi out of a chain? There is a problem somewhere. Skipping does not always mean the chain is worn! There is another problem somewhere in the o.p. drivetrain and they may want to track it down. I...
11-11-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 856
Posted By Leisesturm

Boost High Protein (20g/8.oz) Will only drink the...

Boost High Protein (20g/8.oz) Will only drink the Rich Chocolate flavor. 240C so not recommended if you are in calorie surplus. Not very sweet either I add 4 drops Stevia sweetner to a (8oz) bottle....
11-07-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 941
Posted By Leisesturm

Have we helped the o.p. yet? I started to skim...

Have we helped the o.p. yet? I started to skim after post #10 and we're still talking past one another. Let's find out what the o.p. is riding on! And where he is riding. I'm reluctant to add any...
11-07-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,830
Posted By Leisesturm

The pull ratio equalizers for shifters are NOT...

The pull ratio equalizers for shifters are NOT the same as the ones for brakes. Those (Travel Agents) are made by Problem Solvers. The ones for shifters (seven different models) are made by someone...
11-06-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,830
Posted By Leisesturm

If it doesn't, and you want it to, there are...

If it doesn't, and you want it to, there are "Travel Agents" for shifters that work just like the ones for brakes. I forget the company name but someone here may know ...
11-04-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,830
Posted By Leisesturm

You will find the manufacturers of front...

You will find the manufacturers of front derailleurs in particular, to be very conservative in rating their products. You are unlikely to find that when you are ready to modify the gearing from the...
10-31-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By Leisesturm

New York? New York?? The COL (cost of living)...

New York? New York?? The COL (cost of living) index in NYC is 218! NYC is overrun with low cost delivery vehicles fielded by an army of wage slaves that are not having a quality life experience in...
10-30-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By Leisesturm

Nice. Our T900 (2015? Last year they made them)...

Nice. Our T900 (2015? Last year they made them) came new with Bontrager 2.0" which I didn't trust and the store wouldn't do take-off's so I ordered a pair of Schwalbe 'Big Apple' 2.0 to do my own...
10-29-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 825
Posted By Leisesturm

You aren't going to teach a 60y.o. body much, if...

You aren't going to teach a 60y.o. body much, if anything, new. I weighed 203 (but liked it) several years ago. Then I got the Flu (no Covid then) and wound up 185(!) after it was all over. Worked...
10-25-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By Leisesturm

Motorcycle trailers are going to be even heavier....

Motorcycle trailers are going to be even heavier. You really can't do better than the Bikes at Work stuff. I saw one that must have been 8' long. If you want uber wide you really are going to have to...
10-18-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 862
Posted By Leisesturm

They wrap around completely but, really, they...

They wrap around completely but, really, they aren't even as thick as a scuba divers wetsuit. Dog teeth are SHARP. I was bit once and the dog wasn't even trying hard. I was shocked at how deep the...
10-15-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 862
Posted By Leisesturm

These Leg Shields...

These Leg Shields (https://www.amazon.com/Superior-Bike-Pant-Protector-Comfortable/dp/B07BHPS81D) are overkill for keeping pants cuffs out of chainrings, but when I bought them decent cuff collars...
10-03-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Leisesturm

Schwalbe Marathons come in 27"? Hmmm. I was...

Schwalbe Marathons come in 27"? Hmmm. I was initially "No, hell no!" This did not seem like a good buy on its face. The linked review by Retrogrouch adds nuance and insight so I have softened my knee...
09-14-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By Leisesturm

Agree that the scratches look like exactly that....

Agree that the scratches look like exactly that. However, I have to scratch my head (swidt?) about the "hardly used" description of that 7200. There was a suspension fork there OEM. What happened to...
09-11-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,051
Posted By Leisesturm

Inexpensive lights will not be seen enough in...

Inexpensive lights will not be seen enough in daylight. Expensive lights are a waste of money and scarce energy resources in daylight. It does a disservice to the PSA aspect of a topic to observe...
08-31-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,190
Posted By Leisesturm

All good answers so far, but, as it happens,...

All good answers so far, but, as it happens, although I was able to get a fluorescent green/yellow Giro Register MIPS helmet for my wife, that model, nor any other in the XL size I need only come in...
08-26-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,120
Posted By Leisesturm

https://www.cordings.co.uk/us/plus-twos-house-chec...

https://www.cordings.co.uk/us/plus-twos-house-check.html
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08-15-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Leisesturm

No trim but it hasn't been an issue IME.

No trim but it hasn't been an issue IME.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By Leisesturm

25c wouldn't be my definition of a Fat tire. The...

25c wouldn't be my definition of a Fat tire. The 110+psi pressures that 25mm tires have to withstand is what makes them such a beast to mount. Either a bigger section tire or one built to a lower max...
08-03-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By Leisesturm

You only loosen (and tighten) 'backwards' on the...

You only loosen (and tighten) 'backwards' on the left hand (non-drive side)pedal. The pedal on the drive (chain) side has 'normal' threading and behaves like you would expect. The pedals pictured on...
07-21-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,068
Posted By Leisesturm

The English Major, correction; the English Minor,...

The English Major, correction; the English Minor, author uses the verb 'clinch' when 'clench' was the obvious term needed. This is an unforgivable lapse in an o.p. that was already well into foul...
07-20-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,391
Posted By Leisesturm

Isn't it clear by now that the answer is not...

Isn't it clear by now that the answer is not insurance? Only one post even mentioned bike security, and only in passing! To lose two bikes in one lifetime of the value of those in the o.p. ... ... I...
07-13-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,889
Posted By Leisesturm

Personally, I think this thread should be locked...

Personally, I think this thread should be locked right now to protect the innocent. This could get ugly. Either an actual police report or other corroborated account or its off the table for...
07-11-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By Leisesturm

It will take some doing. That funky lip around...

It will take some doing. That funky lip around the dropout flat is pretty deep. In any case, anything that is supposed to be fixed on a bicycle should not want to bolt to a quick release! You will...
07-11-22, 01:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By Leisesturm

In a lower gear! No one ever includes the last...

In a lower gear! No one ever includes the last part. They make it seem like shorter cranks make you stronger. They do not. Your power does not increase, so if you reduce your leverage by using...
07-07-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By Leisesturm

The size of the small tooth is not the...

The size of the small tooth is not the dealbreaker here, the size of the big cog at 32 is an absolute and complete dealbreaker. There is no 'adjusting' out of a size mismatch that large (27T - 32T)....
06-29-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 727
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...
06-29-22, 01:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 727
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...
06-21-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
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: 10
Views: 718
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?
06-19-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,148
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...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
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, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
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....
06-16-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
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, 09:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,290
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...
05-31-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,378
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...
05-27-22, 01:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,544
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....
05-24-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,498
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....
05-23-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,741
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...
05-22-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,946
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)....
05-17-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 942
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...
05-17-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,571
Posted By Leisesturm

If the sale can be cancelled, then, IMO that is...

If the sale can be cancelled, then, IMO that is the most practical way forward. As was observed earlier there are tons of used tandems local to the o.p. and it seems somewhat out of keeping with an...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By Leisesturm

Seriously. Anyone who can't tolerate being passed...

Seriously. Anyone who can't tolerate being passed in that gap shouldn't be on the street. I don't know. Find a way to upload some video because those pictures aren't supporting a claim that this was...
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