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09-04-21, 01:37 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,709
Posted By Illgot

fanny pack. I used to have a small bag on my...

fanny pack. I used to have a small bag on my bike but my rear light is there now. The bike bag wasn't useful when I went shopping or to see a movie so I just use a fanny pack. I fit my keys,...
04-15-21, 04:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,812
Posted By Illgot

This looks like what I may be looking for. If...

This looks like what I may be looking for. If they work well I'll probably have them modified with vented pockets. Thanks.
04-15-21, 03:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,812
Posted By Illgot

I already have a pair of heavy waterproof pants...

I already have a pair of heavy waterproof pants that I wear in the winter that don't tear or snag. Companies do make tear resistant clothing but most of it is too heavy for summer use.

I have...
04-13-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,140
Posted By Illgot

I like Kryptonite locks. They have lighter...

I like Kryptonite locks. They have lighter weight and heavier weight locks. The advantage of Kryptonite is they lock on both sides so if a thief is going to steal your bicycle they have to cut both...
04-13-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,812
Posted By Illgot

so here is the deal. 1) I have two bad knees...

so here is the deal.

1) I have two bad knees but still like to ride. It is the only time I get to move around fast and bicycling is a light impact exercise on my old knees.

2) I live in an...
04-13-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,812
Posted By Illgot

jackass much?

jackass much?
04-12-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,812
Posted By Illgot

I have sliced my leg open once when trying to...

I have sliced my leg open once when trying to walk through the doorway and the pedal got caught turned and hit my leg. I have snagged my jeans but was able to work the threads they pulled through...
04-12-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,812
Posted By Illgot

Foot isn't slipping, I end up snagging my legs as...

Foot isn't slipping, I end up snagging my legs as I walk through my building or pull the bike up stairs.
04-12-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,812
Posted By Illgot

The pedals have sharp teeth that can rip through...

The pedals have sharp teeth that can rip through lighter material like jeans and skin so was looking for a material a bit more rip resistant.
04-12-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,812
Posted By Illgot

Lightweight summer cargo type pants for cycling?

I ride a gravel bike and my pedals are crank bro with the metal teeth. I can't really wear bicycle shorts and don't want my knees to lower legs exposed because those teeth slice through my skin and...
11-03-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,448
Posted By Illgot

This is why you shop on private mode.

This is why you shop on private mode.
11-03-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,269
Posted By Illgot

I bought a Reflectoes vest. Good thing is it is...

I bought a Reflectoes vest. Good thing is it is the solid silver reflective vest. Bad news is it does not breathe so you'll end up sweaty. I stand out like a beacon since the whole front and back are...
09-22-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,385
Posted By Illgot

I wear slip resistant Sketchers. They are made...

I wear slip resistant Sketchers. They are made to be worn by people who work with wet surfaces like kitchens and hold tight on pedals as well.
08-21-20, 02:11 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,033
Posted By Illgot

Yes, I pull it down when I ride at night or on a...

Yes, I pull it down when I ride at night or on a stretch of road that is empty but only to my chin so I can slide it back. I keep it properly equipped in the city because I stop at all lights and...
08-05-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,141
Posted By Illgot

But masks make you breathe in the co2 you just...

But masks make you breathe in the co2 you just exhaled and people pass out all the time! /s

You can't convince certain people with scientific evidence. They refuse to believe anything that goes...
08-05-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,141
Posted By Illgot

I found more rigid masks are easier to breath...

I found more rigid masks are easier to breath through as they don't get stuck to your mouth while heavily breathing. My cloth one is pretty much stuck to my lips and I have to breathe with pursed...
08-05-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,474
Posted By Illgot

Clothing wise I bought 3 bike jerseys and UV...

Clothing wise I bought 3 bike jerseys and UV sleeves for the summers here. It gets overt 100 degrees F with 100% humidity. For night rides I have a reflective vest, horrible for the summer heat but...
08-05-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,245
Posted By Illgot

I bought my first pair for under 10 dollars when...

I bought my first pair for under 10 dollars when they were on sale. Not the best but they had padding in the right spots.
08-05-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,419
Posted By Illgot

Some people never go more than 1 mile from their...

Some people never go more than 1 mile from their house. I agree. The only battery operated item I trust on my bike is my cat bike computer and I only use it as a speedometer. If it fails I am in...
07-30-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,912
Posted By Illgot

blach, I have had people ask me for "lots" of...

blach, I have had people ask me for "lots" of dressing, by this they mean enough to make it look like they are having a bowl of cereal.
07-30-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 880
Posted By Illgot

I use signs when I have to, tension wires for...

I use signs when I have to, tension wires for utility poles, I have had to walk a block just to find a secure spot to lock up. I carry a u-lock from Krytonite though so my choices are a bit limited....
07-11-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,684
Posted By Illgot

Usually unbleached cotton which has natural UV...

Usually unbleached cotton which has natural UV protection via reflection of UV Ray's.
07-11-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 9,356
Posted By Illgot

I ride in the elements,. Rain, ice, snow, sun. ...

I ride in the elements,. Rain, ice, snow, sun. Disks more reliable than caliper when wet and not using part of your wheel that is 3 inches from the ground, which means less moisture when going...
07-11-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,684
Posted By Illgot

I spent a couple hours yesterday around noon...

I spent a couple hours yesterday around noon bicycling around town. When I was done my arms were hot and I could see a clear difference in skin colour between the part that my bike jersey covered...
07-10-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,613
Posted By Illgot

all bike lanes in my city are no parking (or...

all bike lanes in my city are no parking (or stopping) save utility and emergency. Utility usually puts up cones, sometimes they just park, emergency always have their lights on, delivery just stops...
07-10-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,613
Posted By Illgot

which is fine, if you officially shut it down we...

which is fine, if you officially shut it down we are no longer liable and forced to use the bicycle lane. By parking there and just blocking it without making it official you are forcing bicyclists...
07-10-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,613
Posted By Illgot

it is but it is also serious for people in...

it is but it is also serious for people in America. There is usually zero bicycle infrastructure and cities expect you to ride in the car lanes. Which would be fine but the people in cars expect...
07-10-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,613
Posted By Illgot

Amazon trucks blocking bicycle lanes

I keep running into Amazon trucks blocking the bicycle lanes. Asked one driver to not block the lanes and he was dismissive, dropped off his package and drove off. What irritated me was he was parked...
07-03-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 18,580
Posted By Illgot

Try slip resistant shoes. I am currently using...

Try slip resistant shoes. I am currently using sketchers and the souls allow you to dig your shoes into the pins. I never slip.
06-25-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,245
Posted By Illgot

A lot of gloves on Amazon are less than 20, even...

A lot of gloves on Amazon are less than 20, even around 10 dollars. The fit of a light bike glove is worth it over saving a couple dollars on hardware gloves.
06-25-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,942
Posted By Illgot

They aren't useless. Masks are great at stopping...

They aren't useless. Masks are great at stopping an asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic person from spreading the virus (or any virus spread through body fluids like saliva and mucus).
06-22-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,471
Posted By Illgot

have you considered Titanium? It should be...

have you considered Titanium? It should be lighter than steel or chromolly.
04-11-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Illgot

I think this is one thing most bicyclists say to...

I think this is one thing most bicyclists say to themselves a lot.
03-24-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,078
Posted By Illgot

GPS depends on having a clear signal and power. ...

GPS depends on having a clear signal and power. If either the signal or power gets interrupted or weakens then the readings can be easily thrown off.
03-23-20, 03:12 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 37,515
Posted By Illgot

I use Molten Chain Wax. Had to buy a waxing pot....

I use Molten Chain Wax. Had to buy a waxing pot. I suggest buying one with a large capacity. The smaller ones may have issues fitting long chains. I no longer have to worry about a dirty chain...
03-21-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,078
Posted By Illgot

Mounting on the rear wheel could record a greater...

Mounting on the rear wheel could record a greater amount of tire slippage versus the front because the rear tire provides the tractive force.

Because of that your rear tire may give inaccurate...
03-19-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,282
Posted By Illgot

Anything that gets people out of a car for single...

Anything that gets people out of a car for single person transportation is good. Think of how much road, parking and fuel savings, a person using an electric skateboard conserves versus using a car.
01-27-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,678
Posted By Illgot

No one mentioned a titanium fork?

No one mentioned a titanium fork?
01-10-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,906
Posted By Illgot

You may want to try adjusting your saddle. I had...

You may want to try adjusting your saddle. I had issues of setting too far forward. Rode a few weeks like that until I set it further back more and no longer had issues.
12-29-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Illgot

Quick release wheels kid what I was thinking...

Quick release wheels kid what I was thinking about, thanks
12-29-19, 02:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Illgot

Fixie/free wheel tires that use a wheel lock?

Are there fixie/free wheel tires that use a wheel lock? All the ones I find use screws and bolts. I'm not even sure I am using the correct terminology for my searches.

Thank you for any replies.
11-21-19, 04:21 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,240
Posted By Illgot

Riding when wet, more room for fenders, stopping...

Riding when wet, more room for fenders, stopping power is greater but you may not need that depending on how you ride. Not everyone is concerned with every ounce they carry.
09-27-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By Illgot

Can you install a front derailleur on any titanium frame?

I'm looking into titanium bikes and want a hybrid hardtail frame built for the road. I'm not finding many hardtails with front derailleur and am curious if there has to be a slot on the frame or...
09-10-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,777
Posted By Illgot

Nice deal and looks like a small frame which is...

Nice deal and looks like a small frame which is what size I am and can never find.
09-06-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,656
Posted By Illgot

Depends on your city. In my city law states you...

Depends on your city. In my city law states you can ride bikes on the road and sidewalk but pedestrians gain right of way. There is a stretch of road on my way to work after the bicycle lane ends and...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 16,896
Posted By Illgot

They also don't have bike lights, racks,...

They also don't have bike lights, racks, panniers, or computers. The lack of something doesn't prove how popular an item is when cost is an issue.

Most bikes I see around town have proper dry...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 19,174
Posted By Illgot

I use a bike helmet by shinmax off Amazon. I...

I use a bike helmet by shinmax off Amazon. I stopped using my 180 dollar bontrager helmet for this 39 dollar one because it has a magnetic visor and I am stuck with prescription glasses.

The...
09-05-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,963
Posted By Illgot

Drivers don't notice other people in cars or semi...

Drivers don't notice other people in cars or semi trucks next to them. This light is meaningless.
09-05-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,366
Posted By Illgot

I quicky got over how silly I looked when it was...

I quicky got over how silly I looked when it was 109 degrees with 90% humidity and my regular shorts kept pinching my manhood.

I never wore a wicking jersey or sportswear before bike shirt/shorts...
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