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05-17-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
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: 15
Views: 381
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
05-14-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,707
Posted By Leisesturm

Any bike commute longer than 1/2 mile or so is a...

Any bike commute longer than 1/2 mile or so is a work in progress with respect to routing. We recently bought a home in Rose City Park and have a 4 mile tandem commute to my DW (blind) worksite in...
Forum: Recumbent
05-13-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By Leisesturm

A lot of bike paths are not very recumbent trike...

A lot of bike paths are not very recumbent trike friendly. I don't think 315 is that far above the weight limit of a Greenspeed Anura as to rule it out. In fact I know someone personally in that...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
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...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,647
Posted By Leisesturm

Well, since this thread had its run the CityBike...

Well, since this thread had its run the CityBike fleets in most cities are electric assist, and this seems to be the kick in the pants (literally) that was needed. Electric things of all kinds are...
05-11-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By Leisesturm

Fixed gear bicycles are very attractive to novice...

Fixed gear bicycles are very attractive to novice riders because of their simplicity, but I cannot imagine an Athena getting a good enough workout on one to achieve any significant weight loss. Gears...
05-11-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By Leisesturm

No question. It appears to be a perfectly fine...

No question. It appears to be a perfectly fine purchase. However, I am certain that there are at least a half dozen Burley's posted on the o.p.'s local Craigslist right now, and there are more of...
Forum: Recumbent
05-09-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By Leisesturm

If the impingment is at the 'top' of the stroke...

If the impingment is at the 'top' of the stroke (leg compressed) a crank shortener is not going to help. In any case, the minimum adjustment is likely 1/4". You might make matters worse just jumping...
Forum: Recumbent
05-09-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By Leisesturm

Yep. That's a 'Troika'. I've never seen one that...

Yep. That's a 'Troika'. I've never seen one that wasn't Red. I'll want something like that someday, but for as long as I can still balance 'Big Red' (https://flic.kr/p/21PRfVc) we will risk the rare...
05-09-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By Leisesturm

The OEM brakes will be fine. It's a great bike.

The OEM brakes will be fine. It's a great bike.
05-09-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Leisesturm

The main issue is that there needs to be a way to...

The main issue is that there needs to be a way to fine tune the tension in the system to allow for 'chain stretch. The previous answer is correct in so far as the need to have tension on the return...
04-26-22, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't think that bike is home made, but it has...

I don't think that bike is home made, but it has been modified. It isn't ancient, but it has not been well stored. I fear it is beyond redemption. Not sure what the o.p. is after in choosing this...
04-23-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 21,017
Posted By Leisesturm

Sounds like a good plan. Not sure why this is...

Sounds like a good plan. Not sure why this is such an issue for so many. Doctors don't have all the answers so don't push them to tell you what you want to hear. ADD two weeks to doctor's advice....
Forum: Recumbent
04-22-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 551
Posted By Leisesturm

I see in the specs that the x-seam range is 36"+...

I see in the specs that the x-seam range is 36"+ to 45"+. I am 5'10" with a 43" x-seam. I am not thinking that the boom on this trike needs to be shortened to fit anyone that is normally...
Forum: Recumbent
04-19-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 551
Posted By Leisesturm

The seat, absolutely should be adjusted, forward...

The seat, absolutely should be adjusted, forward or backward to achieve comfort for the rider. I don't know how you measured your x-seam, but depending on whether your back was straight, or reclined,...
04-15-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By Leisesturm

This is not a frame concept, but it is strong and...

This is not a frame concept, but it is strong and has the same functionality as described in the o.p. It is designed to carry smallish sized dogs....
04-11-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,145
Posted By Leisesturm

Strap one of these...

Strap one of these (https://www.amazon.com/Running-Parachute-Endurance-Training-Adjustable/dp/B09Q7YYS2Y) on your Stoker. I'd do it if we had mountains here ...
04-11-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,414
Posted By Leisesturm

From the Wikipedia entry:Technical details:To...

From the Wikipedia entry:Technical details:To move the eROCKIT, you have to pedal, as there is no throttle installed. The speed of the vehicle is exclusively controlled by the pedals.

Throttle is...
04-11-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,145
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't know ... it just seems to me that a lot...

I don't know ... it just seems to me that a lot of work and money are going to be expended trying to bring a bike from 2005 into the 21st Century. I have to think that tandem was perfectly safe in...
04-11-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By Leisesturm

Sadly, if you have actually taken the tandem to a...

Sadly, if you have actually taken the tandem to a shop and they sent you home empty handed, the Click Stand may be your only option. But I disagree that a Click Stand is more stable than an Ursus...
04-10-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,414
Posted By Leisesturm

There are at least three e-motorcycles that...

There are at least three e-motorcycles that either have no throttle at all, or have both throttle AND pedelec (pedal assist) I think one is called an erockit. Look at that thing and tell me it isn't...
04-10-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,414
Posted By Leisesturm

You saw this daredevil cruise along for how many...

You saw this daredevil cruise along for how many MILES and you don't imagine he hit a single pebble in all that time and distance? ANY scooter with 50mph capability has both front and rear suspension...
04-10-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,414
Posted By Leisesturm

You don't insure a car because it can go 120mph....

You don't insure a car because it can go 120mph. You (must) insure it because it weighs 5000lbs!
Forum: Commuting
04-06-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By Leisesturm

Watches cost more than clocks, and cargo bikes...

Watches cost more than clocks, and cargo bikes with 24" wheels cost as much or more than cargo bikes with 26" or 700c wheels. Unless you have a really good reason (short inseam) I would look again at...
Forum: Recumbent
04-06-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,133
Posted By Leisesturm

I may have to change my tagline. "Life is too...

I may have to change my tagline. "Life is too short to ride an ugly bike (trike)". The price of the base model Gekko is not significantly higher than the Trident and the theft likelihood depends more...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,016
Posted By Leisesturm

I personally like the Bontrager H2 tires which...

I personally like the Bontrager H2 tires which came OEM on both our Trek tandem and my Trek road racer. The tandem has 2.0" clinchers and has done a 2mi each way commute 5x/wk and uncountable weekend...
Forum: Recumbent
04-03-22, 11:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,133
Posted By Leisesturm

I have never been able to get past the looks of...

I have never been able to get past the looks of that trike. It just screams 'entry level'. Cheap, if I'm being mean. Don't do it. There is a trike called the ''Gekko". It might be an HPV model, maybe...
04-02-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By Leisesturm

I am in my mid-60's and in relatively good shape....

I am in my mid-60's and in relatively good shape. We had a tandem like that that was not powered and it was a fairly unwieldy beast. I find it hard to imagine that that tandem is 70lb. But even if it...
04-02-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,382
Posted By Leisesturm

The M to L thing is a zero sum. The L has a...

The M to L thing is a zero sum. The L has a higher stack, it also has a longer reach! If you want to sit up more you MUST get a stem extender and call it good. They are cheap, easily installed and...
03-30-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 810
Posted By Leisesturm

31.5" was the standover height of the frame of my...

31.5" was the standover height of the frame of my vintage Raleigh Team USA, and I could only straddle that with cycling shoes on. I am also 5'10". The top of my saddle was at least 6" higher than...
03-25-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,129
Posted By Leisesturm

Age is ... individual. In exactly one month I...

Age is ... individual. In exactly one month I will be 63. I don't have to take any pills that aren't supplements that I want to take. My memory is just fine, my hearing is superb, and I am still...
03-25-22, 11:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,166
Posted By Leisesturm

I've read through every painful, although well...

I've read through every painful, although well meant post. This is NOT an issue of the o.p. having an inadequate machine. We simply can't know that yet. Nor is this format of post/counterpost...
03-25-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,001
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't know ... I'd probably try and hit a...

I don't know ... I'd probably try and hit a cyclist doing something as daft as that. I don't even put a flag on my recumbent bicycle which is mainly where the flag thing originated. The idea being...
03-25-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 597
Posted By Leisesturm

There has got to be a story here ...

There has got to be a story here ...
03-25-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 597
Posted By Leisesturm

Pics? Of what? The pics that matter are the ones...

Pics? Of what? The pics that matter are the ones you could easily take right now of your Campy equipped road racer. Why do you imagine anyone here would care to see a $250 groupset?
03-24-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By Leisesturm

If Campy Chorus and Scott M. superbrakes are...

If Campy Chorus and Scott M. superbrakes are fitting the Sterling then it does not at all sound like super long reach calipers are needed. Shimano Claris dual pivot sidepulls are relatively...
03-24-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By Leisesturm

They call insurance a racket for a reason. For a...

They call insurance a racket for a reason. For a house, or car, its compulsory. That, unfortunately, only aids the supply side more in the extortion. However, and I have no personal experience with...
03-24-22, 12:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By Leisesturm

As I read the o.p., they want to keep the...

As I read the o.p., they want to keep the original (27") wheels but use modern caliper brakes. That means longer brake arms but not hugely longer like a 700C conversion. Unless the Sterling was a...
03-21-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,425
Posted By Leisesturm

Stoker: Tell me again, why did we upgrade to...

Stoker: Tell me again, why did we upgrade to hydraulic discs from mechanical discs?
Captain: !!??
Forum: Commuting
03-14-22, 01:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,213
Posted By Leisesturm

If I was that concerned about it I would probably...

If I was that concerned about it I would probably commute only by bus or light rail. Certainly not by bicycle ever again. We don't always have to be jackpots for our next of kin if our time comes. As...
03-11-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 724
Posted By Leisesturm

First thing, those pictures are terrible. Sorry,...

First thing, those pictures are terrible. Sorry, but they are. It doesn't look like an Allen key was meant to work in there is my guess. SAE? Surely not. Some kind of splined removal tool maybe. In...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,213
Posted By Leisesturm

I had to call the local transportation people in...

I had to call the local transportation people in my city (PDX) because of an intersection where the cars turning left were constantly running OVER the bicycle symbol for MY left turn. They get so...
03-10-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Leisesturm

Emigrate. But if you choose not to, just do what...

Emigrate. But if you choose not to, just do what the nice people say and use a 250W motor and controller, etc. and call it good. Or get two bikes.
03-10-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By Leisesturm

What is the make and model of the kickstand? If...

What is the make and model of the kickstand? If it is unbranded you may have to take it to a bike co-op where a tech can just try stuff out on it. There is the option of using those tool handle dips...
03-10-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 80
War
Views: 3,627
Posted By Leisesturm

The way you wrote your previous comment, it was...

The way you wrote your previous comment, it was not clear that you had considerable experience with motorcycles. It sounded like you would be doing it purely as a reaction to the gas prices. Still...
03-10-22, 01:34 AM
Replies: 80
War
Views: 3,627
Posted By Leisesturm

Wouldn't it SUCK to be sideswiped at 55mph on the...

Wouldn't it SUCK to be sideswiped at 55mph on the turnpike and have to number two in a plastic bag taped to your thigh for the rest of your life? Don't do it. And I say this as someone who had GREAT...
03-04-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,015
Posted By Leisesturm

They are ugly, and also heavy, but an adjustable...

They are ugly, and also heavy, but an adjustable stem would do what the o.p. wants. I do concur, however, with any opinion that suggests that there really is more than one way to skin this particular...
Forum: Recumbent
03-02-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,237
Posted By Leisesturm

I haven't looked that hard, but it just seems...

I haven't looked that hard, but it just seems from a peripheral awareness that when a mid-drive motor is offered in a production tadpole that the motor system offered is usually Shimano Steps. Bosch...
02-28-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 80
War
Views: 3,627
Posted By Leisesturm

Short being the operative word. Did you expect an...

Short being the operative word. Did you expect an invasion of a European country of 44M ppl this year? If nukes drop anywhere on the planet, the PRICE of gas won't be the issue. Whether or not...
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