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09-22-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By Leisesturm

The (ultra) slow roll is a great skill to have,...

The (ultra) slow roll is a great skill to have, and when you get it nailed, starting and stopping need not produce anymore stress on a tandem than they do on a single. Part of the problem (I think)...
09-22-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Leisesturm

$775 for a Burley Zydeco does not sound like a...

$775 for a Burley Zydeco does not sound like a screaming deal. Burley Samba's were better spec'd and I see them for $500 - $600+ all the time. We even bought one at the upper end of that range...
09-22-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 64
Posted By Leisesturm

Yeah, some pictures really would have helped. The...

Yeah, some pictures really would have helped. The 'flat' of the pedal ... ??? How much pedal is left? If there is still the main shaft of the pedal screwed into the crankarm you have lost the pedal...
Forum: Recumbent
09-19-21, 01:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Leisesturm

Use two of these...

Use two of these (https://www.performercycles.com/futuro/) and you won't have to wait until you get rich. Even if you know exactly when your ship is coming in, I'd still advise going with Performer....
09-18-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By Leisesturm

I guess I am missing the gene that makes a person...

I guess I am missing the gene that makes a person want to consider paying more for a repair/modification than the entire bike is worth but that's me. Normally these kinds of kludges don't cost 4x...
Forum: Recumbent
09-17-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Leisesturm

I've never toured so I may be overestimating the...

I've never toured so I may be overestimating the value of being able to use front panniers and shift some of the load forwards of the cog. Seems a benefit though. Trikes kind of force a reliance on...
09-15-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By Leisesturm

"93ish" is not a valid measurement. Sorry. You...

"93ish" is not a valid measurement. Sorry. You need to be a real geek about these things and get it right. Use calipers or measure 3x and average the results. If you really did end up with something...
08-28-21, 02:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,953
Posted By Leisesturm

DEAD THREAD. Don't waste your valuable time (like...

DEAD THREAD. Don't waste your valuable time (like I did) trying to help anyone in this thread.
08-26-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,411
Posted By Leisesturm

Prevention is always better than cure. PREVENT...

Prevention is always better than cure. PREVENT the theft. All bets are off once the bike is taken. I know people who have had trackers installed on their cars. WHEN their cars were stolen (self...
08-24-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By Leisesturm

There have been some insightful posts so far so I...

There have been some insightful posts so far so I am surprised no one has asked why the o.p. 'needs' to be stretched by a large seattube to headtube distance when completely (un)reasonable amounts of...
08-20-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,229
Posted By Leisesturm

More than NYC or PDX? Surely not. I biked for 45y...

More than NYC or PDX? Surely not. I biked for 45y in the former and just finished 12 in the latter. No thefts in the former and just one from a garage accidentally left open in the latter. Just...
08-17-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By Leisesturm

I personally think you would be dodging a bullet...

I personally think you would be dodging a bullet if you keep your powder dry and buy something at least 20 years closer to the present date. I had two bikes from 1984 and they were both ready to...
Forum: Recumbent
08-16-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Leisesturm

This is real, I swear ...

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08-13-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,583
Posted By Leisesturm

Oft repeated and completely false rhetoric. The...

Oft repeated and completely false rhetoric. The drivers around you have driven in everything you have at least 20 times or more. The exceptions wouldn't fill the visitors bleachers at Providence Park...
08-11-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,905
Posted By Leisesturm

Easy (but unscientific) test for saddle height....

Easy (but unscientific) test for saddle height. Straddle the top tube. The nose of the saddle should hit you just about the top of your ... buttcrack. Put a foot on your take off pedal. Lift yourself...
08-08-21, 01:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,905
Posted By Leisesturm

Post #2 had it exactly right. Now allow me...

Post #2 had it exactly right. Now allow me ...what I haven't seen anyone mention before is: o.p. is 40+ and cycling (only) 2 years. Not unheard of these days but, unfortunately, a situation ripe for...
08-03-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,503
Posted By Leisesturm

I think it is good common courtesy to at least...

I think it is good common courtesy to at least mention the fact that the thread you are posting in is almost 10 years old. Downstream posters behind you won't know that. It matters.
07-30-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 936
Posted By Leisesturm

I needed a cheap but decent cycling shoe a couple...

I needed a cheap but decent cycling shoe a couple years ago to replace my Shimano MT-41's and found nothing under $120 in my LBS. Just before I walked out the door I spotted these...
07-28-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,529
Posted By Leisesturm

Is there no way for the software these forums run...

Is there no way for the software these forums run on to insert a notification that the thread is 14 (or whatever) freaking years old?! Seriously, I was catching up from the o.p. onward and didn't...
07-26-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By Leisesturm

My understanding of how motors work led me to the...

My understanding of how motors work led me to the purchase of a 750W - 1000W mid-drive system and that was for a single, albeit cargo oriented, e-bike. 250W motors are stronger than the average...
07-26-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,065
Posted By Leisesturm

This is exactly how regen systems work now. In...

This is exactly how regen systems work now. In the brakes are switches that sense when they are touched. Not hard enough to actually apply the brakes but to switch on the regen system. But there is...
07-25-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,065
Posted By Leisesturm

I have never heard of 'dynamo regen'. It sounds...

I have never heard of 'dynamo regen'. It sounds like an answer to a question no one asked. Most e-batteries have taps for 5V power to charge cell phones, or the display unit has USB jacks, but either...
07-24-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By Leisesturm

Take a good look at the tires on The Wing Freedom...

Take a good look at the tires on The Wing Freedom X (https://www.wired.com/review/wing-freedom-x/). That is the main reason not to upgrade a road racer or hybrid from 20 years ago into an e-bike....
07-24-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,065
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...
07-22-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By Leisesturm

Just to (try and) be helpful I Googled "women's...

Just to (try and) be helpful I Googled "women's plus size cycling shorts" and got a bunch of hits including Aerotech Designs. Not all of their shorts are out of stock. You might have to work with a...
07-21-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By Leisesturm

I might have one actually, but the only part that...

I might have one actually, but the only part that is special is the ends. The threaded axle is common to all quick releases. Get the threaded rod part from the hub that is already on the new bike and...
07-20-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,631
Posted By Leisesturm

... but, there you are ... <shrug>

... but, there you are ... <shrug>
07-20-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,631
Posted By Leisesturm

What I actually said was: when I am here (which...

What I actually said was: when I am here (which is not often) the discussions are always about racing bicycles and hybrids. "but, there you are", is a figure of speech. It essentially is a verbal...
07-20-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,631
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...
07-18-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,687
Posted By Leisesturm

What is a "short nosed saddle"? When you say...

What is a "short nosed saddle"? When you say "measure to where the width is 7cm, this is the center of all saddles" do you mean all "short nosed saddles"? I'm having trouble with your language...
07-17-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,229
Posted By Leisesturm

Carma?

Carma?
07-17-21, 02:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 963
Posted By Leisesturm

Dang it's not supposed to be this hard. You ever...

Dang it's not supposed to be this hard. You ever think maybe you're just not meant to ride a bike? It's possible. Seriously though, as much information as you've given, you haven't really given all...
07-15-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,096
Posted By Leisesturm

The short answer to the question ESPECIALLY in...

The short answer to the question ESPECIALLY in light of the fact that the o.p. said "I want something more than 'full on and full off' ... given that amount of specificity ... ??? ... YES he needs a...
Forum: Recumbent
07-14-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,413
Posted By Leisesturm

With as many years on DF tandems as you two have...

With as many years on DF tandems as you two have put in, there could never be any issue with "transitioning back"! It would be more the case that after only a short time (relatively short) on DF...
07-13-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,118
Posted By Leisesturm

Maybe not ever better, but not necessarily any...

Maybe not ever better, but not necessarily any worse. The point is moot in any case. Neither you nor I can tell Weller what to do. IF the Mexican (or Chinese) factory makes inferior products going...
07-12-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
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...
07-12-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By Leisesturm

Back in the day those bikes were measured and...

Back in the day those bikes were measured and sold in inches. Today they are measured and sold in cm. The translation is rather awkward. Throw away the foreign phrase book. For one thing, top tubes...
07-11-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By Leisesturm

Can we get a shot of the center console? And what...

Can we get a shot of the center console? And what is that over the rear wheel? I see that the pedals fold. Hmm. Does anything else look like it's hinged?
07-11-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,118
Posted By Leisesturm

The lead free stuff is not crap. It's different....

The lead free stuff is not crap. It's different. Lead is BAD for you. That is why it is being phased out. For most of us it isn't a big deal. We don't solder enough for it to be an issue. You sound...
07-11-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,118
Posted By Leisesturm

Radio Shack is no more. I did grab one of their...

Radio Shack is no more. I did grab one of their medium power irons just before my store closed for good. It's unopened. Free to a good home. My eyes aren't up to the soldering job I bought it for....
07-11-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,324
Posted By Leisesturm

None I know of. Why not? Because the usual...

None I know of. Why not? Because the usual customers for belt systems are after reliability and freedom from the mess of chains, NOT speed and/or performance. You are a rare bird there. Another...
07-11-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By Leisesturm

You already have. You fried the motor. I believe...

You already have. You fried the motor. I believe you. Now, you believe you, and move on to next steps. I see where Ancheer sells the motor separately for $219. It will be at least $50 to get it laced...
07-11-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 998
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?...
07-11-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,818
Posted By Leisesturm

Yousa. Are those blackflies in the 3rd photo? I...

Yousa. Are those blackflies in the 3rd photo? I wouldn't miss those. Mixed emotions maybe? :-)
07-10-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,144
Posted By Leisesturm

Can you also pedal a Honda SuperCub?

Can you also pedal a Honda SuperCub?
07-10-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,144
Posted By Leisesturm

Google: Trek Domane+ LT9, and tell me if only 75+...

Google: Trek Domane+ LT9, and tell me if only 75+ year olds ride a bike like that. Why does being 20 mean you have to ride 100% powered? The hair shirt mentality around cycling has got to end. E-...
07-08-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,226
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...
07-08-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,324
Posted By Leisesturm

I see. Weeel, belts are plenty strong, and quiet,...

I see. Weeel, belts are plenty strong, and quiet, and don't need oiling everyday. What's not to like? However, half the cost of that bike is the 8sp IGH final drive and they definitely are NOT strong...
07-07-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,324
Posted By Leisesturm

Well don't. Just no. Why would you even think...

Well don't. Just no. Why would you even think about it? I'm not even touching the fact that for half what that bike cost you could have gotten a Salsa Journeyman, oops I wasn't going to go there....
07-07-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By Leisesturm

Very nice. Might I respectfully suggest that you...

Very nice. Might I respectfully suggest that you lose the plastic milk crate ASAP and get a proper basket! Here is mine (https://flic.kr/p/2jHftd1)on a Dutch rack called a Britch. Let's see if I can...
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