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03-15-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By idiotekniQues

4 bike hitch carrier questions

Hello. My sister needs a 4 bike carrier for their Prius. Their kids are young now but they want something that can last them as they get older and want to all go on bike rides together. So this will...
06-28-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 4,964
Views: 3,488,715
Posted By idiotekniQues

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20190609_221010_365_930bd9827723542aaf60e6dfb412b34f0ca8c2e2.jpg
06-27-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,797
Posted By idiotekniQues

The Soma Double Cross Disc does all that besides...

The Soma Double Cross Disc does all that besides having a thru axle. around $640 with a fork.
06-17-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,304
Posted By idiotekniQues

I put $5-600 wheels on a $300 used hybrid bike as...

I put $5-600 wheels on a $300 used hybrid bike as part of a master plan to upgrade all the parts on the hybrid and then buy a new frame and throw all the nice parts on the new nice frame. It took 3-4...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,543
Posted By idiotekniQues

Just built a Soma Double Cross Disc and highly...

Just built a Soma Double Cross Disc and highly recommend it. Sporty and with fender mounts for all your commuting carrying needs as well.
06-08-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,527
Posted By idiotekniQues

Switched to panaracer gravelking 32's for a...

Switched to panaracer gravelking 32's for a little more cushion today:
...
06-02-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,095
Posted By idiotekniQues

I just built a custom Soma Double Cross Disc bike...

I just built a custom Soma Double Cross Disc bike and it added up quickly. I couldn't afford it all at once so what I did was buy a used 2011 Jamis Coda Elite 4 years ago, and spent the last 3 years...
06-02-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 21,012
Posted By idiotekniQues

oops wrong thread sorry

oops wrong thread sorry
06-01-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,527
Posted By idiotekniQues

My Soma Steel hybrid build...

Well finally the bike I always wanted is here. I bought a used Jamis Coda Elite that I slowly built up with higher end parts over a few years, then once I had that all set, I searched for a frameset...
01-19-17, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,071
Posted By idiotekniQues

You really don't need a sticker for you bike. The...

You really don't need a sticker for you bike. The vast majority of branded decals on bikes are ugly. A clean looking bike with minimal decals is the way to go.
01-12-17, 07:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,796
Posted By idiotekniQues

A long hallway is your friend. I just have one...

A long hallway is your friend. I just have one bike hung up in it, and it's easy enough to get by when getting home. There is definitely room for another bike there as well.
01-06-17, 09:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,971
Posted By idiotekniQues

https://www.rei.com/product/101369/osprey-hydrauli...

https://www.rei.com/product/101369/osprey-hydraulics-cleaning-kit

this works a bit better than a regular hanger as it expands into more places in the bladder. Plus you get a cleaning kit. I had...
12-29-16, 11:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,107
Posted By idiotekniQues

that's a pretty frame and color. just not a fan...

that's a pretty frame and color. just not a fan of the slight curve in the seatstays. but overall quite purty
12-29-16, 03:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 32,058
Posted By idiotekniQues

I simply don't like the look of step thru framed...

I simply don't like the look of step thru framed and love the classic lines of a man's bike with a horizontal top tube. Perhaps one day when I get older and physical condition may require a step thru...
12-29-16, 12:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,107
Posted By idiotekniQues

man oh man why would you want to ruin a perfectly...

man oh man why would you want to ruin a perfectly beautiful frame material by making it look like Carbon? That's the beauty of titanium, it doesn't look like Carbon's swerves and curves and fatter...
12-26-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,992
Posted By idiotekniQues

I ride the Endura Humvee shorts and love them....

I ride the Endura Humvee shorts and love them. They look good off and on the bike. I also wear an Endura Jersey top and switch it off with a Pearl Izumi Top that is nice and casual as well.
Forum: Commuting
12-25-16, 12:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,681
Posted By idiotekniQues

besides being retro what is the advantage over a...

besides being retro what is the advantage over a solid LED light?
Forum: Commuting
12-22-16, 05:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,910
Posted By idiotekniQues

renegadeexpat...

renegadeexpat (http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/renegadeexpat.html)

The Jamis Renegade Expat. It's steel and amazing for the price.
12-21-16, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By idiotekniQues

Another vote for Osprey. Osprey is an amazing...

Another vote for Osprey. Osprey is an amazing company with amazing bags from design to quality. They also have a bombproof warranty. The way the guy at the camping store I went to put it, is you...
12-13-16, 02:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,398
Posted By idiotekniQues

Same here, give me 75 degrees and a busy Greenway...

Same here, give me 75 degrees and a busy Greenway over 0 and an open road
Forum: Commuting
12-10-16, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,857
Posted By idiotekniQues

I have a thick pair of Pearl Izumi softshell...

I have a thick pair of Pearl Izumi softshell gloves with Primaloft insulation. They do the job well.
12-09-16, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,267
Posted By idiotekniQues

OP wait until you try hydraulic discs

OP wait until you try hydraulic discs
12-08-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,916
Posted By idiotekniQues

I don't hate kickstands, I just don't like them....

I don't hate kickstands, I just don't like them. They are an eyesore to me and extra weight.

Had one on my bike for a couple years but took it off years ago. Haven't had a problem since. Only time...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-16, 04:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,153
Posted By idiotekniQues

a high quality light and breathable rain jacket...

a high quality light and breathable rain jacket is going to be over $100. 60 minutes is awhile to be trapped in a sweatbox, especially in cool to warm weather.

I don't ride in the rain but for all...
12-02-16, 06:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,197
Posted By idiotekniQues

I read a couple of articles that say stiff soles...

I read a couple of articles that say stiff soles don't do much if you have a platform pedal. Which is fine because I mostly ride in these - the Onitsuka Tiger's - one of the coolest sneakers on the...
11-29-16, 12:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By idiotekniQues

If you are going the TimBuk2 Route they have a...

If you are going the TimBuk2 Route they have a serious sale going on today. The Especial Messenger is on sale from $179 to $129 or $89 depending on color. The standard messenger bags are pretty much...
11-27-16, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By idiotekniQues

the cross-strap ...

the cross-strap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPidjsVsWkw
11-27-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By idiotekniQues

There is a stabilizing cross strap on most bike...

There is a stabilizing cross strap on most bike specific messenger bags which keeps them in place while riding and from moving about your back.
11-27-16, 02:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By idiotekniQues

I tend to use my TimBuk2 when using the camera. I...

I tend to use my TimBuk2 when using the camera. I just prefer a messenger style pack for easy access.

With the Raptor 10 I put my spare tube in first, maybe my arm warmers or a spare t-shirt...
11-26-16, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By idiotekniQues

Osprey is awesome. So well made and a bombproof...

Osprey is awesome. So well made and a bombproof warranty.

I have the Raptor 10 and the Manta 36. The number in the name is the amount of liters it carries. Each are made in multiple sizes. Both...
11-26-16, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By idiotekniQues

I have an Olympus OM-D mirrorless setup. I see no...

I have an Olympus OM-D mirrorless setup. I see no need for a camera specific backpack to cycle with. I have a soft neoprene cover for my camera body with a lens on it, and then pouches for my other...
11-24-16, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,410
Posted By idiotekniQues

most of what I've read about road bikes is that...

most of what I've read about road bikes is that the sweetspot, if you can afford it, is getting 105 parts. It's the best price to performance price point.

For non-road bikes that sweet spot level...
11-20-16, 09:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,840
Posted By idiotekniQues

horizontal top tubes look sexier

horizontal top tubes look sexier
11-09-16, 06:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,531
Posted By idiotekniQues

Lights Lock Helmet everything else is...

Lights
Lock
Helmet

everything else is superfluous. you can always find an old pair of kicks to ride in and clothes to wear.
11-09-16, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 741
Posted By idiotekniQues

MODS - Politics & Religion access

Hello,

I've sent multiple PM's to get access to the politics & religion forum and haven't received a response in days saying aye or nay. Just posting here to see if I can expedite the request....
11-08-16, 06:03 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,833
Posted By idiotekniQues

Then time to find a new shrink! You...

Then time to find a new shrink!

You definitely put some time into it with the paint thinner. But it was well worth it. I probably won't be able to buy wheels for another 10 months or so but I...
11-08-16, 05:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,833
Posted By idiotekniQues

nice improvements. the wheels look so much better...

nice improvements. the wheels look so much better post-decal removal
11-08-16, 05:55 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,833
Posted By idiotekniQues

I hate logos on clothes the most. I find it easy...

I hate logos on clothes the most. I find it easy to avoid by finding logo-free clothes or clothes with small and unobtrusive branding for the most part. With bikes it's really hard to avoid unless...
11-08-16, 09:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,559
Posted By idiotekniQues

You will enjoy the Urban 500. I have the 700 and...

You will enjoy the Urban 500. I have the 700 and love it. It's easy to unlock. Just hold down the power button when it's locked until the little notification light in the back blinks 3 times. The...
11-07-16, 08:36 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,833
Posted By idiotekniQues

It's really not. I have a walk-in closet full of...

It's really not. I have a walk-in closet full of clothes that either have no logo or a very small logo. For button down shirts that's easy enough to accomplish. I have a boatload of t-shirts of which...
11-07-16, 07:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,441
Posted By idiotekniQues

I'm just gonna sneak back in here to post a pic...

I'm just gonna sneak back in here to post a pic of the Bern helmet I mentioned:

http://images10.newegg.com/productimage/A05Y_1_2014101756786323.jpg?ex=2
11-07-16, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,441
Posted By idiotekniQues

Bern makes fantastic 'utility' style helmets....

Bern makes fantastic 'utility' style helmets. Highly rated company. I had a Bern Brentwood and liked it and was always against those aerodynamic style helmets (mostly for looks). Until I tried one...
11-06-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,833
Posted By idiotekniQues

I dislike logos or brands on any kind of...

I dislike logos or brands on any kind of clothing, cycling-specific and everything else. I make my choices accordingly. Logo or almost-logo free clothing gets the selection.
11-06-16, 04:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,065
Posted By idiotekniQues

do you live in an urban area?

do you live in an urban area?
11-05-16, 10:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,065
Posted By idiotekniQues

i always carry a multi-tool except on short...

i always carry a multi-tool except on short errands. i also make sure my seat is tightened properly. voila! no problemo
11-05-16, 10:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,683
Posted By idiotekniQues

I read of people attaching the quadlock mount to...

I read of people attaching the quadlock mount to a case and then to their Android phone. The quad lock info said it doesn't work on TPU cases, of which all mine are. Didn't feel like having a phone...
11-05-16, 01:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,915
Posted By idiotekniQues

Dog Owner Complains About Cyclist

this is on the FB dog forums for Jersey City, NJ where I live:

"Please delete if this isn't appropriate but I need some help. Does anyone in this group know the guy that rides a red mountain bike...
11-04-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,895
Posted By idiotekniQues

Yeah 2 people approaching each other at 15mph is...

Yeah 2 people approaching each other at 15mph is going to happen fast. I just low fived random strangers so I had no worries about time frame. Try the low five thing, it's fun! When I get a low five...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-16, 02:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,564
Posted By idiotekniQues

My dog has lunged after a cyclist around town...

My dog has lunged after a cyclist around town here or there. Not all of them by any means, most he just watches go by. But he is on a leash at all times so no harm no foul. I wouldn't take him off...
11-03-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,895
Posted By idiotekniQues

When riding on the greenways in NYC I would often...

When riding on the greenways in NYC I would often extend my left hand down when approaching another oncoming rider to give me a low-five. Some people seemed scared, though that was rare. Most people...
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