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10-18-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 905
Posted By Leisesturm

I'm just saying ... almost 1,000 people died in...

I'm just saying ... almost 1,000 people died in just two Boeing aircraft crashes because some wonder software put the planes in fatal dives due to faulty sensors. Deploy complex electronics, or even...
10-18-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By Leisesturm

The other poster did not recommend starting with...

The other poster did not recommend starting with a hybrid because of any fear that a racebike wouldn't hold up 300lbs. They (correctly) assume that the more accessible ergonomics of the hybrid...
10-18-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By Leisesturm

Pull that bike up in Google Images and come back...

Pull that bike up in Google Images and come back here and say that. I doubt I'd lose any money betting 25's are all that will fit under the brake bridges.
Forum: Recumbent
10-16-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Leisesturm

Blazing Saddles correctly links tire pressure...

Blazing Saddles correctly links tire pressure with tire section. 'High pressure' is meaningless by itself and 55psi - 85psi would not ever be max psi for the same size of tire. 55psi is a high...
10-14-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 735
Posted By Leisesturm

Wald front racks are (95%) made to fit over 3/8"...

Wald front racks are (95%) made to fit over 3/8" solid axles so it MUST fit over anything else. The handlebar clamps don't have to completely enclose the handlebars so handlebar size is usually a...
10-13-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 905
Posted By Leisesturm

The car industry has bigger, way bigger, problems...

The car industry has bigger, way bigger, problems than whether or not to over engineer the doors to satisfy the whims of the scant 0.1% of cyclists that spend significant amounts of time in door...
10-13-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 872
Posted By Leisesturm

Well, apparently the Tektro RX5's that are on...

Well, apparently the Tektro RX5's that are on this bike are mini-v's. They sure don't act like it. Even Bike Friday admits that the combination with the Flight Deck brifters has some customers...
10-10-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 872
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't usually use my Mac for anything other...

I don't usually use my Mac for anything other than music production so getting photos out was a bit of a learning curve because the photos want to upload in .heic format. I 'think' I have things...
10-10-21, 01:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,926
Posted By Leisesturm

Hey, Danny, is that you?

Hey, Danny, is that you?
10-10-21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,926
Posted By Leisesturm

You have to mount a GoPro or something ...

You have to mount a GoPro or something ...
10-09-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 872
Posted By Leisesturm

That's a nice looking bike. Perfect vehicle for...

That's a nice looking bike. Perfect vehicle for either the Pumpkin Patch Tour, or the Trick or Treat sorties that are popular this time of year. I've decided to go with CX50's and I found a pair...
10-07-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 872
Posted By Leisesturm

Update: I 'chatted' online with an employee at...

Update: I 'chatted' online with an employee at Bike Friday, and we have dated my tandem at 15 years old. They set this up as a fast club rider with 451 wheels and tires and Shimano Flight Deck...
10-06-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 872
Posted By Leisesturm

Down the Wabbit Hole ...

Warning. Select facts in this post have been adjusted. No reputations have been harmed in this reportage. So, I just finished assembling a Bike Friday tandem we bought off of a nice couple on the...
10-06-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By Leisesturm

I would check on Tandem Classifieds dot com and...

I would check on Tandem Classifieds dot com and also on Ebay and your local Craigslist. Shorteners are not only used on tandems. You might find them anywhere. You won't find them free. I saw a set...
10-05-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 22,965
Posted By Leisesturm

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I can't speak to 3 years, but all those tubes make for one SOLID...
10-05-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,926
Posted By Leisesturm

The o.p. might have made a stronger case for...

The o.p. might have made a stronger case for their proselytizing by telling us that the police indeed went after the miscreant that buzzed him and crushed their car while he watched. Instead we get...
10-01-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By Leisesturm

I have been tandeming with a blind stoker since...

I have been tandeming with a blind stoker since 2005. My own eyesight has declined precipitously in that time. I stopped driving around 2012. We have several tandems that are optimized for different...
09-26-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,977
Posted By Leisesturm

You know how when you have a stick shift car no...

You know how when you have a stick shift car no one ever asks to borrow it? I personally think that having the 520's on my Trek roadbike makes joyriders think twice. For that reason I don't advise...
09-22-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,241
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: 775
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: 8
Views: 384
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: 15
Views: 1,037
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: 20
Views: 628
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: 15
Views: 1,037
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: 190
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: 9,216
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: 3,632
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: 791
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: 4,757
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: 912
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: 622
Posted By Leisesturm

This is real, I swear ...

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08-13-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,463
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: 3,127
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: 3,127
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: 5,823
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: 1,022
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: 7,843
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: 754
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: 1,216
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: 1,216
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: 951
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: 1,216
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: 574
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: 1,015
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: 1,803
Posted By Leisesturm

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

... but, there you are ... <shrug>
07-20-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,803
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: 1,803
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: 6,095
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: 4,757
Posted By Leisesturm

Carma?

Carma?
07-17-21, 02:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
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...
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