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09-21-15, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By techman

Need recommendations for a large backpack

For the past 3 years I've been using an Ortleib Classic Messenger Backpack
View the Messenger Bag Classic at http://www.ortliebusa.com (http://www.ortliebusa.com/prodInfo.asp?pid=53&cid=2)
The bag...
07-01-15, 02:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,284
Posted By techman

fatigue when climbing hills

I've been cycling for years, but I live in a flat region of California.
Occasionally I'm in Portland and Seattle, where I keep a bike, and ride up moderate to medium hills daily.
I find these hills...
05-16-15, 03:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,716
Posted By techman

How do you handle shopping at multiple stores in one bike trip?

I've been car free on/off for the past 7 years. The one thing I've always struggled is doing errands, specifically when I'd like to hit multiple stores in
one trip. I would need to secure what I...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-15, 01:50 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,107
Posted By techman

Cycling to work that doesn't have a shower (need advice, ideas, strategies)

I am starting a new job that is 4 miles from my home.
I'd like to bike each day but the company doesn't have a shower or locker room.
On cooler days and when it's dry I could probably be fine with...
03-30-15, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By techman

coincidentally Ive been riding on an Adamo for...

coincidentally Ive been riding on an Adamo for almost a year and have experienced these issues.
03-30-15, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By techman

Agreed, I wanted to get a bike fitting. But...

Agreed, I wanted to get a bike fitting.
But most shops want $150-$200 and up with no guarantee it will resolve my problem.
The Gel pad seems to help, atlleast for now.
03-28-15, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By techman

Searching for a gel-padded seat cover that's also waterproof

I experienced numbness and soreness from my saddle in the male Perineum region.
After trying several different saddles, I improved my situation by adding a seat cover with gel padding.
I had good...
03-12-15, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,030
Posted By techman

Great feedback guys. The milk crate would work...

Great feedback guys.
The milk crate would work if I wasn't mounting my bike on my car rack so often for road trips.
I still may try that in the future. I also like the bike to go hiking idea.
I am...
03-12-15, 02:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,030
Posted By techman

Mounting a backpack to bicycle

I have a large Ortleib backpack (1800 cubic inches) that I ride with every day loaded with stuff I need.
The bag is very comfortable on my back, but I've discovered that wearing this bag may be...
03-10-15, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,005
Posted By techman

Thanks to all for the advice. Is it possible to...

Thanks to all for the advice.
Is it possible to find a decent quality wheel with spokes for around $60-$80?
It would be great to get some recommendations.
Hard for me (with my limited knowledge)...
03-09-15, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,005
Posted By techman

Appreciate the advice, I'm looking for simple...

Appreciate the advice, I'm looking for simple solutions.
It seems to be that I can either get my rims replaced or replace all my spokes.
I'll probably make my choice based on cost
03-09-15, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,005
Posted By techman

problem with spokes on my Giant Cypress

I have a 2- year old Giant Cypress hybrid bike (around $500) that has mostly been reliable.
But since 6-months of buying it, I'm replacing a spoke and re-trueing the affected wheel, about once every...
08-21-14, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,224
Posted By techman

When to replace bicycle brake pads

About 2 years ago, after I purchased my new bicycle, I replaced my stock brake pads with a pair of Kool Stop Supra 2 Bicycle Brake Shoes.
Lately, I've been getting some occasional squealing. I...
08-09-14, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,510
Posted By techman

keeping boot laces from getting caught in bicycle drivetrain

During the wet winter season, I wear waterproof hiking boots on my rides. On occasion one can become untied while I ride or somehow get caught in my drivetrain. This is a serious safety issue. Just...
Forum: Southwest
06-02-14, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,644
Posted By techman

Yes, thanks for the resources. Valet will be good...

Yes, thanks for the resources. Valet will be good for a small period of time at a major casino.
The RTC is something I didn't know and I'm glad you told me about it. I will contact them.
I've done...
Forum: Southwest
05-27-14, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,644
Posted By techman

Bicycle storage services in Las Vegas

I'm headed to Las Vegas for a trade show in a few months. I don't trust the off-strip hotel I'm probably staying at, nor do I want to leave it in my car. Does anyone know of a bike shop that offers...
04-22-14, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By techman

Thanks for posting some alternatives. It wasn't...

Thanks for posting some alternatives. It wasn't that I was too lazy to Google.
Just like the price, the reviews and I like working with my trusted online retailers like Nashbar.
But It may be best...
04-22-14, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By techman

Good point, I should have mentioned that the post...

Good point, I should have mentioned that the post I want to use is a dual-bolt infinitely adjustable angle type,
which I want to try considering that I'm having some Perineum numbness and soreness....
04-22-14, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By techman

Seat post diameter question

I have a Giant Cypress DX with a stock 30.9mm diameter seat post.
There is a carbon fiber seatpost from Nashbar I'd like to get, but its only available in a 27.2mm diameter.
Is it possible to use a...
04-22-14, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,405
Posted By techman

I'd like some links on where I can find these...

I'd like some links on where I can find these infinitely adjustable seat posts for angle.
I'm having problems with pressure points on my privates and need to experiment with different angles.
I...
04-15-14, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,405
Posted By techman

Can't properly adjust seat angle on my stock seat post

I just got a new saddle and while installing I had difficulty in adjusting seat angle.
No matter how I adjust my saddle angle and try to hold the position, it returns to what seems to be a fixed...
Forum: Northeast
03-12-14, 03:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By techman

Bicycle share programs in Queens?

I've been reading articles that the Citibike Share program was going to be extended into Queens, but I can't find any locations in Queens on their website. Any bike share programs in Queens? I'm in...
02-19-14, 03:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,281
Posted By techman

Opinions on Aerotech removable padding for crotch area?

I've been dealing with Perineal/Perineum soreness from my rides. Changing to different saddles hasn't helped nor has my Novaro padded
briefs from REI. Now I'm considering AeroTech's removable...
Forum: Northeast
02-07-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By techman

Question to Manhattan (NYC) riders. Looking to find a paper map of bike lanes/routes

Does anyone know where I can find a paper map of bike friendly streets in Manhattan?
I found one online, but a paper map would be more convenient....
02-05-14, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By techman

Thanks for the responses. I should have mentioned...

Thanks for the responses. I should have mentioned that I'd like to keep my budget below $30 per wheel.
Vol, you bring up a good point, I will talk with the manufacturer on this issue, they may have...
02-05-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By techman

please recommend a good set of wheel lights

I've been using a set of wheel lights on my bicycle which has really helped visibility with other motorists at night.

But the Nite Ize lights keep slipping down by spokes
...
02-04-14, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By techman

Portland: Please recommend a place to get professionally fitted to my bicycle

In the past year, I've developed soreness and mild pain in the Perineal region after I ride for more than a few days straight.
I've tried different seats, but it hasn't helped. I need to be fitted...
06-11-13, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By techman

I simply want my name, number and e-mail address...

I simply want my name, number and e-mail address on my bag.
06-11-13, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By techman

waterproof tag for messenger bag

I just purchased a new Ortleib messenger bag, which doesn't have a safe place to mount my engraved metal luggage tag that has my
e-mail address and phone number. I don't want to mount anything metal...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-13, 08:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,835
Posted By techman

What safety gear and gadgets do you have on your commute?

As I mostly ride in urban areas with high traffic, I wanted to share my list of safety gear and equipment that I use
and compare with others who feel like posting their list. In addition to a...
03-12-13, 04:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,428
Posted By techman

the *liability* issue of bikes on a trunk rack in the event of a car accident

I frequently drive with my bike on a trunk rack mounted on a car. I'm fully insured. I have a somewhat inexpensive bicycle, so I'm not worried
about the bicycle getting totaled. I'm concerned...
03-02-13, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By techman

please recommend a red flashing light to mounts well on a helmet

I'd like to mount a red LED flashing light to my helmet to supplement my bicycle-mounted tail light.
Most flashing red tail lights are bulky and don't mount well to helmets.
Can anyone provide a...
02-01-13, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,721
Posted By techman

Sandpaper noise when braking, stops a bit jerky.

I recently purchased a new Giant Cypress DX bicycle (around $500).
It's been a great bike, yet since I purchased it, I've had chronic brake issues. The brakes are the conventional type (not disc)....
12-22-12, 11:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,994
Posted By techman

What are your favorite gloves (rain, 35-50 degree temperature)

I ride in Portland Oregon and San Francisco in the winter, where temperatures vary between 35-50 degrees and often in rain.
I'm looking for a comfortable pair of full fingered cycling gloves. The...
12-21-12, 03:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,608
Posted By techman

perineal pain from bicycle saddle (looking for solutions)

I've been cycling 70-80 miles per week for over 4-years.
I started developing perineal pain last year, where the discomfort was noticable after a ride when I was resting, not so much while I was...
12-21-12, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By techman

Please recommend a waterproof cycling jacket

I'm searching for a cycling jacket that breathes well (if possible), brightly colored (to keep me visible at night to cars)
and is waterproof and preferably under $100. I will spend more if...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-12, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,816
Posted By techman

Rain/Winter gloves that don't lead to sweaty hands?

Perhaps I'm asking for the impossible. In the cooler months (30-50 degree weather) and heavy rains of the northwest, I use winter gloves. But my hands sweat so badly, which irritate my skin and it's...
10-25-12, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By techman

combination coil bike lock - combination selection wheels becoming hard to turn

I have an Avenir bicycle combination coil lock.
I use it low-risk daytime situations. But over time, especially after its been exposed to rain,
the combination selection wheels become harder...
10-18-12, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By techman

National Bike Registry (should I bother?)

Just bought a new bicycle. Should I bother with registering it in the National Bike Registry?
Do they have any track record in helpfing to recover a stolen bicycle?...
09-02-12, 01:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By techman

Marin county bike ride/route (need some ideas)

Myself and a friend are looking for a bicycle ride/route in Marin, less than 45 minute drive from San Francisco.
Between 10 and 20 miles (loop), that's not too hilly (a few moderate hills are fine)....
08-10-12, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,715
Posted By techman

leather saddles & rain

I'm considering a Brooks B17 saddle from all the rave reviews. However all Brooks saddles are leather, which can be sensitive to moisture.
Not only do I ride in heavy rain, my bicycle is often...
06-30-12, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By techman

Bicycle Fitting services. Need advice

I cycle mostly for commuting purposes. I've tried different saddles on my hybrid bicycle and on my days, I find riding uncomfortable after 5 miles.
Some people on these Bikeforums are recommending...
06-28-12, 11:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,484
Posted By techman

Great advice from everyone. I'm leaning toward...

Great advice from everyone. I'm leaning toward that
Selle Italia Gel Flow. But at $150, I'm wondering how often these saddles are recognized as high-end and grabbed
by thieves. Also, how water...
06-28-12, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By techman

Hillyman, how are the bicycle routes. does the...

Hillyman, how are the bicycle routes. does the garmin navigate you well on bicycle friendly roads or roads with bike lanes?
Great idea, and I found a holder on Amazon where people claim it keeps out...
06-27-12, 01:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,484
Posted By techman

please recommend a comfortable bicycle seat (for a guy)

It could be that I weight 210 or some other anatomical issue, but I find most bicycle seats I've tried to be uncomfortable
on any trip over 5 miles. Bike shorts help to a small degree.
If you've...
06-26-12, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By techman

Hilly, great idea. Are you ever concerned with...

Hilly, great idea. Are you ever concerned with rain or moisture?
06-23-12, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By techman

Turn-by-Turn Bicycle GPS options?

I often cycle in unfamilar cities. Right now my only navigation options seem to be a paper map, my smarthpone or printing out turn by turn directions.

1. With my Android device, the only...
Forum: Northeast
06-01-12, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,098
Posted By techman

need advice finding a used hybrid bike ($100-$150) in New York city

When I'm home on the west coast, I'm car-free. But on occasion I'm in NYC for at least to week - as my parent are eldery and
need more of my help. I'd like to buy a used hybrid bicycle in Long...
06-01-12, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By techman

need advice finding a used hybrid bike ($100-$150) in New York city

When I'm home on the west coast, I'm car-free. But on occasion I'm in NYC for at least to week - as my parent are eldery and
need more of my help. I'd like to buy a used hybrid bicycle in Long...
03-17-12, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By techman

benefits to monitoring heart rate on ride?

I bike mostly for health benefits. I'm not an athlete.
Do any of you with similar goals monitor their heart rate while biking?
What benefits do you derive? And what specific hardware are you using....
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