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07-26-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
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: 18
Views: 314
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: 18
Views: 314
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: 10
Views: 196
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: 18
Views: 314
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: 177
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: 6
Views: 213
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: 1,099
Posted By Leisesturm

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

... but, there you are ... <shrug>
07-20-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
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: 1,099
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: 40
Views: 4,774
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: 30
Views: 3,061
Posted By Leisesturm

Carma?

Carma?
07-17-21, 02:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
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: 18,451
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: 7
Views: 344
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: 614
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: 348
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: 410
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: 348
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: 614
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: 614
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: 768
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: 565
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: 16
Views: 358
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: 1,146
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: 239
Views: 4,678
Posted By Leisesturm

Can you also pedal a Honda SuperCub?

Can you also pedal a Honda SuperCub?
07-10-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 4,678
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: 926
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: 768
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: 768
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: 509
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...
07-06-21, 01:44 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,468
Posted By Leisesturm

No. They simply aren't as necessary there. A...

No. They simply aren't as necessary there. A German driver cannot simply say "so sorry, I didn't see him/her" when they clobber someone and waltz off without any consequences. So they don't! Clobber...
07-03-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By Leisesturm

What is the widest range cassette sold? I imagine...

What is the widest range cassette sold? I imagine the new Eagle 11 - 50's must be in contention. So, if you had a reasonable underdrive at the low end, your monster mash gear could never be higher...
07-01-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Leisesturm

Agree. He will have no choice but to wear the...

Agree. He will have no choice but to wear the battery on his back. The C'dale should have enough clearance underneath the DT to hang the battery there. And since so much effort is being expended to...
07-01-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By Leisesturm

Click-bait title should be changed. Will flag if...

Click-bait title should be changed. Will flag if not.
07-01-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,942
Posted By Leisesturm

Just saying ... for sheer bang for the buck, that...

Just saying ... for sheer bang for the buck, that Azor has got to be a better placement of bling budget than a pair of Paul centerpulls that would be a real PITA to install on a Giant Via. Come on...
06-30-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,334
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't think the full ramifications of what...

I don't think the full ramifications of what happened here this weekend have really sunk in. Here. Maybe this can help:...
06-30-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Leisesturm

If the shift TO the middle ring is going well...

If the shift TO the middle ring is going well then it has probably been mounted correctly. If the problem shift is TO the big ring, then the middle ring is not responsible for making that happen. The...
06-30-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By Leisesturm

Since we came to Portland, OR 12 years ago...

Since we came to Portland, OR 12 years ago precisely for the reasons expressed by the o.p. I think I can speak to their concerns. Let's get one thing out of the way, however, even most Portlanders...
06-29-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,942
Posted By Leisesturm

Can we agree that if, for whatever contrarian...

Can we agree that if, for whatever contrarian reasoning makes a person need to do so, that if you do find a long dormant thread to revive, is it asking to much to at least mention the fact?!...
06-29-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
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...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 26,399
Posted By Leisesturm

I have a honking big 15mm pedal wrench by Park...

I have a honking big 15mm pedal wrench by Park Tools and even if I jumped on it from 3' height I would not destroy the crank-arm threads! There are a lot of threads engaged when the pedal axle is...
06-28-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,138
Posted By Leisesturm

Seriously, you don't think the tires on the bike...

Seriously, you don't think the tires on the bike in Post #54 have more wind resistance than your standard 28mm - 32mm commuter tire? Well, I do. You should too. Not just wind resistance either. Until...
06-28-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,425
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't know if you realize it but the post you...

I don't know if you realize it but the post you are responding to is ten years old. The timing is interesting because almost a month ago we bought a used Two'sday from a couple in Florida. I don't...
06-25-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
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...
06-16-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By Leisesturm

Strap one (or two) of these...

Strap one (or two) of these...
06-12-21, 01:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 938
Posted By Leisesturm

Going to work another one into a lock aren't you....

Going to work another one into a lock aren't you. Now that's what's classic. Classic LDL. Carry on ...
06-11-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,652
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...
06-11-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't think it's your height really. I'm 5'10"...

I don't think it's your height really. I'm 5'10" and 200lbs. but I regularly load my backpack to ~40lb+. I've stopped worrying about it. You are well within the limits of all frame materials in wide...
06-10-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 938
Posted By Leisesturm

Oh boy. International Incident in two more posts...

Oh boy. International Incident in two more posts unless we can reign this puppy in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBJYxPN8qIA
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