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06-10-18, 06:40 PM
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Posted By Karmajack

Looks interesting. Let us know how they work out.

Looks interesting. Let us know how they work out.
06-10-18, 09:20 AM
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Posted By Karmajack

Lol. At one point yesterday, I was going to dig...

Lol. At one point yesterday, I was going to dig into my closet and find those stock pedals to see about those reflectors. Then I totally got sidetracked and forgot. Glad you got it figured out. Pics...
06-09-18, 08:02 AM
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Views: 971
Posted By Karmajack

Tubeless matter to you? Folding? Schwalbe...

Tubeless matter to you? Folding?
Schwalbe Marathons, & Continental Contact Speeds seem nice.
06-04-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,001
Posted By Karmajack

Must haves accessories...outside of making sure...

Must haves accessories...outside of making sure your bike is a good fit and comfortable...Water Bottle, Cage, Spare tube, tools, flat kit. Mini pump or CO2, Some handy wipes. Zip ties. Lights...
06-04-18, 07:07 AM
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Posted By Karmajack

I decided to hold off on fenders for a bit. Maybe...

I decided to hold off on fenders for a bit. Maybe in the fall or next Spring. I looked for a quite a bit, and the options are almost overwhelming. I narrowed it down to a few different ones, then put...
06-03-18, 07:17 PM
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Views: 825
Posted By Karmajack

When you start hitting distance records, you tend...

When you start hitting distance records, you tend to motivate yourself for longer runs soon. As long as the right conditions are met. I like putting a goal or destination on my longer runs, and plan...
06-03-18, 07:03 PM
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Posted By Karmajack

There's been construction on my favorite trail...

There's been construction on my favorite trail this spring. The Ohio Erie Canal Towpath. It opened up recently, and I got a chance to do 30 miles on it Saturday. Didn't get many pics, but here's a...
06-03-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,691
Posted By Karmajack

I've got Ergon GP5's . Love em. Tried Gp3's but...

I've got Ergon GP5's . Love em. Tried Gp3's but they weren't big enough for me.

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05-12-18, 04:08 PM
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Views: 1,464
Posted By Karmajack

The Terry brand of saddles predominantly caters...

The Terry brand of saddles predominantly caters to women.

Perhaps something like the Liberator X Gel (http://www.terrybicycles.com/Saddles/Womens-Sport/Liberator-X-Gel_2)or Liberator X Elite ...
05-10-18, 07:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,547
Posted By Karmajack

Skechers Larson Norven Oxford....

Skechers Larson Norven Oxford. (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N2USLTA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1#customerReviews) They aren't cycling shoes though. I like them because they...
05-08-18, 08:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,718
Posted By Karmajack

I don't even need pedals, and this thread has got...

I don't even need pedals, and this thread has got me very tempted to pull the trigger on some Chesters.
05-07-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,718
Posted By Karmajack

Keeping up with roadies on a DS sounds like it's...

Keeping up with roadies on a DS sounds like it's going to take more than clipping in. Have you been on a ride with them yet?

You could always go with a two way pedal like the Shimano PD T8000...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-07-18, 07:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,944
Posted By Karmajack

Also, here's an interactive map...

Also, here's an interactive map (https://www.ohioanderiecanalway.com/Main/Map.aspx) that might be of use to you. Not sure if you know of it or not. It's handy for finding restrooms, water, nearby...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-07-18, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,944
Posted By Karmajack

No problem. While not as scenic, taking Riverview...

No problem. While not as scenic, taking Riverview Road should shave off just a bit of time, as well as being a smoother surface. That trail is one of my favs in the region. Mostly for it's length and...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-06-18, 08:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,944
Posted By Karmajack

Keep in mind the bridges that are out in the...

Keep in mind the bridges that are out in the Peninsula area until June. I haven't been over there yet to know of posted detour signs. I just watched a recent YT video of someone doing the similar...
05-06-18, 06:13 AM
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Posted By Karmajack

I don't know if I'd trust an adjustable stem for...

I don't know if I'd trust an adjustable stem for long term use. It's certainly something to consider as a temporary tool to experiment in finding the right rise you're looking for though. Once you...
05-05-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,703
Posted By Karmajack

Poor guy. Lucky guy. Cyclists worst nightmare...

Poor guy. Lucky guy. Cyclists worst nightmare caught up to you. And you live to tell about it. Hope you have a speedy recovery and get back on the saddle soon. I'm sure this is a big setback in life...
05-05-18, 05:33 PM
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Posted By Karmajack

^Yeah at 5'7" the 17.5" should be good for you...

^Yeah at 5'7" the 17.5" should be good for you after making some proper adjustments and/or minor changes.
05-05-18, 07:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,585
Posted By Karmajack

I assume some racks which secure the bike by...

I assume some racks which secure the bike by wheel clamping system are not friendly for fenders. Something to keep in mind.
05-05-18, 06:49 AM
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Posted By Karmajack

Thanks for the tip on the bag. I'll keep it on my...

Thanks for the tip on the bag. I'll keep it on my radar. No issues so far though.

17.5 fits me quite comfortably. I tried the 19 and it just felt too big. Granted, I didn't fiddle a whole lot with...
05-03-18, 06:59 PM
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Posted By Karmajack

Grats on the DS2. As for pedals, check out...

Grats on the DS2.

As for pedals, check out the currently active Platform Pedals thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/1142119-platform-pedals-your-hybrid-please-share-pics.html) for...
05-03-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,585
Posted By Karmajack

Good to see these suggestions as I'll be looking...

Good to see these suggestions as I'll be looking for one soon myself. I mentioned that the Saris Freedom caught my eye, but now I'm leaning towards the Swagman Chinook 2. ...
05-02-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,585
Posted By Karmajack

I'm considering the Saris Freedom EX 2 ...

I'm considering the Saris Freedom EX 2 (https://www.saris.com/product/freedom-ex-2)for when I switch to hitch. Retails for $350. 27Lbs. Tilts when loaded to allow access to cargo area. Universal...
04-30-18, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Karmajack

^ and krylon fusion for plastics paint or...

^ and krylon fusion for plastics paint or plasti-dip.
04-28-18, 06:21 AM
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Views: 537,952
Posted By Karmajack

The bag is a Bontrager Pro Speed Box....

The bag is a Bontrager Pro Speed Box. (https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/equipment/cycling-components/bike-bags-baskets-panniers/bike-bags-panniers/bontrager-pro-speed-box/p/13984/) It's a great...
04-25-18, 09:18 AM
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Posted By Karmajack

Got my cockpit revamped. Here's what I got going...

Got my cockpit revamped. Here's what I got going on now. A description and semi review of the parts.

Securing my phone is the Quad Lock Universal bike mount. The adapter mount is attached to my...
04-24-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,718
Posted By Karmajack

https://i.imgur.com/aUq5ZIw.jpg Wellgo V8...

https://i.imgur.com/aUq5ZIw.jpg

Wellgo V8 Copy Flats (http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/wellgo-v8-copy-flat-pedals/rp-prod563) on my DS 3.
04-21-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,686
Posted By Karmajack

Comfort>ventilation> function >looks>price....

Comfort>ventilation> function >looks>price. That's my criteria in order of importance. And you might be surprised how much lower priced helmets win out over designer helmets. I tried on several $$$...
04-21-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,912
Posted By Karmajack

" We may be able to give some more targeted...

" We may be able to give some more targeted responses with more information about your criteria."

^ This.

What kind of terrain to you plan to adventure on? For how long? Can you test drive both...
04-21-18, 09:24 AM
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Views: 537,952
Posted By Karmajack

Trying to revamp my cockpit a bit. Basically...

Trying to revamp my cockpit a bit. Basically rearranging where the phone, cyclometer, and light are mounted. Got a Quad Lock and Blendr accessories, and more coming. Parts arrived in the mail today,...
04-18-18, 11:46 PM
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Posted By Karmajack

its gloss black. matched my car nice. looks good...

its gloss black. matched my car nice. looks good on the rack.
04-18-18, 07:34 PM
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Posted By Karmajack

I've read your thread, and replied. I reiterate...

I've read your thread, and replied. I reiterate some of my opinion here.

Based off your experience at the Trek dealer compared to the Giant store, I'd pay the extra money for the superior...
04-18-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,203
Posted By Karmajack

Sounds to me like you should go with Trek. Having...

Sounds to me like you should go with Trek. Having a good experience at the shop would be high in priority for me. If Trek puts you at ease and shows interest in your needs, then they seem like the...
04-18-18, 06:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,269
Posted By Karmajack

I know I'm late, but I have the Knog Oi and I'm...

I know I'm late, but I have the Knog Oi and I'm totally cool with it. Pleasant sound, loud enough, looks good, almost stealthy. Not expensive. I've had it just about a year without issues. It does...
04-15-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 925
Posted By Karmajack

I'm sorry you take offense to my empathetic...

I'm sorry you take offense to my empathetic response to your situation. My comment wasn't insinuating what happened to you was by any means your own fault. It sucks what happened, I get it, and...
04-10-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,356
Posted By Karmajack

We need more info. Are you a dime? Is your bike...

We need more info. Are you a dime? Is your bike out of the ordinary? Were you naked?

Anyway, it's simple curiosity. Similarly when two motorcyclist pass, they nod and check each other out. When...
04-09-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 925
Posted By Karmajack

I've not investigated too far into bike alarms,...

I've not investigated too far into bike alarms, and only know of this one on amazon. (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M2BOC7J/?coliid=I1AQZ0PISQJAS9&colid=2V3XQCIAPR65P&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it)
...
04-06-18, 10:45 AM
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Posted By Karmajack

The sizes for Ergons are meant for hand or palm...

The sizes for Ergons are meant for hand or palm size, not bar size or anything like that.
04-04-18, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 537,952
Posted By Karmajack

Welcome to the DS/Neko world. Bottle cages...

Welcome to the DS/Neko world.

Bottle cages decisions are trivial. Just get something that makes sense to you. Something that looks decent, seems durable, and fit's your bottle well. I have a...
03-30-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7,388
Views: 2,149,957
Posted By Karmajack

My DS3 waiting for better weather. ...

My DS3 waiting for better weather.
https://i.imgur.com/Pw4Ka6T.jpg
03-29-18, 09:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,277
Posted By Karmajack

What's your bike's name?

That is, if you give your bikes names. if you don't, cool. This thread has probably been done before, but what the heck.

My hybrid Trek DS3 is "Black Jack". Mostly cuz of the color. I'm Jack,...
03-29-18, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 537,952
Posted By Karmajack

Lately I've been heavily considering getting...

Lately I've been heavily considering getting fenders on my DS3. Anyone have recommendations /suggestions on specific model? Something compatible with up to 42cc tires that I will likely eventually...
03-29-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By Karmajack

+1 for Google maps and bicycle setting, and...

+1 for Google maps and bicycle setting, and Traillink dot com. I use a combination of both. I discover dedicated trails in regions I'm in with Trail Link. Read some reviews and descriptions, then...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-18, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By Karmajack

They seem to be replacement flaps specifically...

They seem to be replacement flaps specifically for the Cascadia model fenders (https://www.amazon.com/Planet-Bike-Cascadia-bike-fenders/dp/B00474P0OQ)
...
03-27-18, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,755
Posted By Karmajack

Very tempted. I don't quite need them. I have...

Very tempted. I don't quite need them. I have good life left on my shoes. Yet the price is great for a tire I've been heavily considering anyway. Hmm.
Forum: Great Lakes
03-26-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,944
Posted By Karmajack

I know there's some construction in a few places....

I know there's some construction in a few places. Just north of downtown Akron is detoured briefly. It's not well marked though. I also just learned of bridge work being done north and south of...
03-25-18, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By Karmajack

I've not seen one, but you could easily combine...

I've not seen one, but you could easily combine two products into one.

Take this QI Car mount...
03-23-18, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 537,952
Posted By Karmajack

I don't really have the room. I have a elliptical...

I don't really have the room. I have a elliptical I use during the off season to stay somewhat in shape. It's not quite the same, but it's something.
03-22-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 537,952
Posted By Karmajack

Greetings DSers. It's been a while since I've...

Greetings DSers. It's been a while since I've stopped by. Winter here in Ohio has kept me off the bike. I don't deal well in the cold, so the DS3 has been waiting patiently for spring to arrive. I'm...
03-20-18, 08:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,725
Posted By Karmajack

Another vote for the Cateye Velo 9 from me....

Another vote for the Cateye Velo 9 from me. Cheap, sturdy, good display. Accurate. Has wheel size settings. And everything else Mr IGH said a few posts up. Great bang for your buck for basic puter.
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