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12-05-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By Leisesturm

I've missed the threads saying that. It certainly...

I've missed the threads saying that. It certainly isn't my take. Those threads are just fine. Here is how you find out for certain. Locate (no need to buy) some cantilever brake bosses and screw them...
12-05-21, 02:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By Leisesturm

I could be wrong but the threaded hole shown...

I could be wrong but the threaded hole shown should be the receiver for the cantilever (v-brake?) bosses. The bosses themselves are quite long and likewise threaded internally to receive the brake...
12-04-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,056
Posted By Leisesturm

It wouldn't be my thinking that a front line...

It wouldn't be my thinking that a front line company like Co-motion has used the intervening years between the lateral tube framesets and the current compact framesets to deprive new owners of any...
12-03-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't know, I would think that a strict...

I don't know, I would think that a strict liability law with some real teeth would make a stand alone bike lane bill kind of redundant. Now if you were talking about a 'bike lane creation' bill, that...
12-02-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,859
Posted By Leisesturm

Is it though? I seriously think you should send...

Is it though? I seriously think you should send that fork back to Santana, at their expense. This is your first tandem? I'm sorry, but with all due respect, you don't need to be putting a brand new...
12-01-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 955
Posted By Leisesturm

When I changed the 30T granny of the Truvativ...

When I changed the 30T granny of the Truvativ Elita triple that came on our flat-bar tandem, the bike shop said that the Shimano 105 FD would not be able to handle it. I tried it anyway. Not only did...
12-01-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,699
Posted By Leisesturm

It, admittedly has been many, many, years since I...

It, admittedly has been many, many, years since I last threw a leg over the top tube of a Moto but I seem to remember feeling like once set up in the turn it just kept going round with no further...
11-30-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 488
Posted By Leisesturm

I haven't been without a set (or more) of tire...

I haven't been without a set (or more) of tire levers since the damn things were steel! If I really concentrate I can barely remember using the method described above to get a tire mounted without...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,083
Posted By Leisesturm

Same here! Lloyd Center to Buckman commute, now...

Same here! Lloyd Center to Buckman commute, now (2mo.) Rose City Park to Buckman commute. Pandemic hasn't changed that. If anything, it makes taking the bus less appealing. Outbound leg in the...
11-29-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,513
Posted By Leisesturm

Long Tail! Period. End of story. If you had said...

Long Tail! Period. End of story. If you had said any number of possible utility bike assignments then possibly (but maybe not) the answer would be different, but commuting ... errands ... the...
11-29-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,422
Posted By Leisesturm

Me again. Just ran some numbers through a gear...

Me again. Just ran some numbers through a gear calculator. What range cassette were you thinking? No normal cassette is going to make either of your choices workable. It's really hard to find a...
11-29-21, 12:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,154
Posted By Leisesturm

Five whole minutes I am never going to get back...

Five whole minutes I am never going to get back ... :notamused:
11-28-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,422
Posted By Leisesturm

Weeelll ... I don't know about 11sp but a good...

Weeelll ... I don't know about 11sp but a good 3x9? I doubt you would have to be scrounging the classifieds either. But if a shifter says triple or 2/3 then it can shift a triple. Especially...
11-28-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,422
Posted By Leisesturm

I am missing the gene that makes Captains averse...

I am missing the gene that makes Captains averse to using triple cranksets. Maybe because they take more care since the majority of bar end shifters are friction shifted? I have to think most of us...
11-27-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 605
Posted By Leisesturm

Hmmm. Makes sense ... brake squeal is caused by...

Hmmm. Makes sense ... brake squeal is caused by vibration in the brake arms. Sufficiently robust brake arms would not need the sophisticated ball/socket mechanism in the long bolt design that...
11-27-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 605
Posted By Leisesturm

No, those are just a different (cheaper) kind of...

No, those are just a different (cheaper) kind of v-brake pad that has no ability to 'angle' the pads to (try to) eliminate squeal. Ever since the ball and socket type of long arm pad came into...
11-27-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 605
Posted By Leisesturm

Vendor screwed up. I wouldn't try using the short...

Vendor screwed up. I wouldn't try using the short screw pads. I use the long screw kind shown in the picture, and even then I usually have to grab an additional thin spacer (thicker than a washer)...
11-27-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 519
Posted By Leisesturm

Yeah, I got that too. But to the point of those...

Yeah, I got that too. But to the point of those detracting, there is something to be said for just somehow sourcing a decent hybrid for the occasion. However, if it's just triggers she be wantin', I...
11-27-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 366
Posted By Leisesturm

Not sure, but there was a brand of grip popular...

Not sure, but there was a brand of grip popular at the time called "Grab On". Fits the description you gave. I don't think they are around anymore which has been kind of like a theme in this thread...
11-27-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Leisesturm

O.p. obviously doesn't want to consider the worst...

O.p. obviously doesn't want to consider the worst case scenario but it doesn't sound like this was a trivial impact. In any case, the diff between a 163mm and 168mm Q/R could hardly be the issue. As...
11-27-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By Leisesturm

Not sure why they would want/need to do such a...

Not sure why they would want/need to do such a thing. Components designed for motorcycles are HEAVY and that thing needs a (not optional) wiring harness that will NOT be compatible with the wiring of...
11-27-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 461
Posted By Leisesturm

i didn't say it was my answer. I have an e-bike....

i didn't say it was my answer. I have an e-bike. Or my belief. But you probably won't see this. Oh well.
11-26-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By Leisesturm

I said a lot more than that. If you are talking...

I said a lot more than that. If you are talking about bikes OF COURSE the still evolving e-bike sector of the E.U. market is bigger than ours. We don't buy a comparable amount of bikes of any kind,...
11-26-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By Leisesturm

Haven't seen the video but I have noticed more...

Haven't seen the video but I have noticed more than a few YouTube videos that have obviously (or not) been 'sped up' to make the operator look more skilled or powerful or whatever than they really...
11-26-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By Leisesturm

Didn't even see the video (yet) and I agree with...

Didn't even see the video (yet) and I agree with you. Living Car Free? Utility Cycling? But, hey, it's a Holiday weekend. You get a pass o.p. This time.
11-26-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 461
Posted By Leisesturm

If you are correct, the answer is not to have any...

If you are correct, the answer is not to have any e-bikes at all. And, mostly we don't. I am not going to treat my battery like an activated time bomb ticking down in my garage! Better not to have it...
11-26-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By Leisesturm

Nope. The genie does not go back into the bottle....

Nope. The genie does not go back into the bottle. The Beast has acquired the taste of outsourced low wage labor. Look at all the angst over paying skilled labor a fair wage in the face of the most...
11-26-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By Leisesturm

Not at all sure what all that has to do with what...

Not at all sure what all that has to do with what I said. I don't care what the European sales figures are. What are the U.S. figures? The entirety of the E.U. population that rides bikes is probably...
11-26-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By Leisesturm

Your logic defies me. What does the European Bike...

Your logic defies me. What does the European Bike Craze (WTF) have to do with American retailers selling every bike they had on the racks and no more to be had for the forseeable? The European bike...
11-25-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By Leisesturm

Tubeless wheel/tire combo

Tubeless wheel/tire combo
11-24-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 851
Posted By Leisesturm

If you are buying sport saddles you should think...

If you are buying sport saddles you should think seriously about padding YOU and not worrying about how much padding the saddle has. Cycling shorts can be found with 'gel' padding and regular padding...
11-24-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 461
Posted By Leisesturm

Seriously? You are looking at some ridiculously...

Seriously? You are looking at some ridiculously cheap factory e-bikes if they are coming out cheaper than kits. If they are doing it right, a factory e-bike will have seriously upgraded everything to...
11-24-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 366
Posted By Leisesturm

You said you had 'bullhorn' bars. I shouldn't...

You said you had 'bullhorn' bars. I shouldn't have to second guess that. My answer was correct for 'bullhorn' handlebars. You've got these (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/scott.html). So ... buy some...
11-24-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 366
Posted By Leisesturm

there aren't any. Those bars are cut down drop...

there aren't any. Those bars are cut down drop handlebars and they're meant to be taped along their whole length. If you want to do something different you need to fabricate grips that don't need to...
11-24-21, 01:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 366
Posted By Leisesturm

Tape them, like God intended.

Tape them, like God intended.
11-23-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 851
Posted By Leisesturm

The make and model of bike and the type of riding...

The make and model of bike and the type of riding matter as to saddle choice. Most of the women specific designs lean to the sporting and all out race/triatholon end of things, because the city and...
11-23-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By Leisesturm

Sigh. Americans and their scorched earth this is...

Sigh. Americans and their scorched earth this is non-negotiable red lines. We still get clobbered at rates that would make Germans blanch if it was happening there. I'm throwing in with the...
11-23-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 461
Posted By Leisesturm

As mentioned, 700c and 29'er are one and the...

As mentioned, 700c and 29'er are one and the same. 29'er usually implies the tire section is >35mm. Your tire is 35mm so you likely could just move the tire from the old wheel to the new one when it...
11-23-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By Leisesturm

https://forum.bikeradar.com/discussion/12838133/su...

https://forum.bikeradar.com/discussion/12838133/suspension-corrected-rigid-forks

https://www.modernbike.com/soma-curved-mtb-canti-fork-26-1-1-8---black
11-21-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Leisesturm

I DOUBT there is much difference in cable...

I DOUBT there is much difference in cable tensions between two properly matched setups: long pull caliper with long pull lever and short pull caliper with short pull lever. I wouldn't spend much time...
11-20-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,056
Posted By Leisesturm

We have owned a touring capable 700C road tandem...

We have owned a touring capable 700C road tandem since 2006. But we don't tour and probably never will. Still, what we have learned from being daily commuter and utility cyclists since 2005 might be...
11-20-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,135
Posted By Leisesturm

It's the batteries that make a light heavy. The...

It's the batteries that make a light heavy. The lighthead part of a separated combo should actually be quite light compared to the battery. Systems like the MagicShine don't IMO need...
11-20-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Leisesturm

Hey Alexa, send a post to Bike Forums Winter...

Hey Alexa, send a post to Bike Forums Winter Cycling subforum ...
11-20-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,744
Posted By Leisesturm

That looks like fun actually, whee ...

That looks like fun actually, whee ...
11-19-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Leisesturm

Siri, send a post to BikeForums Winter Cycling...

Siri, send a post to BikeForums Winter Cycling Forum. "Ok, what do you want me to say?" Siri, say that voice controls work much better than destroying perfectly good gloves with scissors ...
11-19-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,744
Posted By Leisesturm

Some people call the brake handle between the...

Some people call the brake handle between the drivers and passenger seats in most cars an 'emergency brake'. It's actually a 'parking brake' and quite useless in a real emergency. Don't be taken in...
11-19-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,135
Posted By Leisesturm

On a Zero Dark Thirty, Friday morning commute on...

On a Zero Dark Thirty, Friday morning commute on the tandem, with rain no less, no less than three (3) MagicShine 808 lightheads will do. On dry days, one on the bars, one on the helmet works well....
11-18-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,746
Posted By Leisesturm

I could be wrong but I don't think 5'2" is...

I could be wrong but I don't think 5'2" is especially short' for a woman. It isn't tall. Of course. But women come MUCH shorter than 5'2". I know three. The shortest is 4'11" and her road bike has...
11-18-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By Leisesturm

This thread is reason #118 why, if you look...

This thread is reason #118 why, if you look through my nearing 5,000 posts count, you will not see one single solicitation for suggestions on satisfactory solutions to salient and sundry matters...
11-18-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 825
Posted By Leisesturm

Yep. You're correct. And yes, the fork is bent. A...

Yep. You're correct. And yes, the fork is bent. A new fork is the only fix. <crowd starts to shuffle away sheepishly from the caution tape erected around the crime scene>
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