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We found 13 Reddit comments about Ibera Bicycle Seatpost-mounted Commuter Carrier IB-RA1. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Ibera Bicycle Seatpost-mounted Commuter Carrier IB-RA1
Seatpost-mounted: for light, top loadsQuick-release bag mounting systemDurable, lightweight aluminum 700gCompatible with most bikesAdjustable length
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13 Reddit comments about Ibera Bicycle Seatpost-mounted Commuter Carrier IB-RA1:

u/whenhen · 12 pointsr/cycling

Posting pictures of the bike would be helpful. If you decide to do this, make sure to post a few high quality shots of your drivetrain which could show us if there's any critical wear.

However, before you post the pictures, it would be helpful to clean the bike. Get a bucket of soapy water, find a sponge or rag that you don't mind sacrificing and get to cleaning your mountain bike. Dry it off, and then post the pictures (that will make any critical deficiencies more obvious).

As others have mentioned, you'll most likely need to remove the chain. Here's a video from one of the best cycling channels on Youtube, Global Cycling Network (GCN), that shows you exactly how to do that. GCN and its sister channel, Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) offer a number of fantastic maintenance videos in addition to a variety of other content. If you're wondering where to get a chain tool, I would just spend a bit of extra money and get a good multi tool like the Crank Brothers multi tool which already comes with one.

Pump up the tires to see if they still hold air. If they do, fantastic. Nothing more needs to be done. If not, you'll need to get new tubes (most likely your mountain bike will need 26 in X 1.9-2.125 in tubes). Here's how to install a new tube.

As a bike commuter, you'll need a number of things to stay safe and make sure your bike stays in your hands. Here are the essentials:

  1. Front and rear lights. I use this flashlight for my front light, and a rear light similar to this.

  2. A helmet. From your posting history, you seem to live in Australia. All helmets sold in that country are required to meet the same safety standards so in all likelihood, spending more on a helmet will not make you safer. Buy one in a store and you're set.

  3. A great bike lock. Read this to learn the proper way to lock your bike.

    However, staying safe is only the first part. You'll want or need a number of other items to make sure that your commute isn't frustrating. Here are some of the items off of the top of my head.

  4. Bike pump. If you're going to mostly ride near gas stations which have air pumps that can inflate a tube, you probably don't need to carry around a mini pump on your rides. However, everyone should own a floor pump.

  5. Degreaser. The cheap automotive kind is fine as is WD 40. This is used when you need to clean the drivetrain.

  6. Bike lube. Stick with a bike specific one.

  7. Disposable poncho. When I lived in an area where it often rained, I always had a dollar store disposable poncho in my backpack. It's just super handy if there's an unexpected downpour.

  8. Fenders. I personally don't have them, but I live in a relatively dry climate. If you live in a place where it always rains, they're super helpful.

  9. Bottle cage. A cheap plastic one is fine.

  10. Tire levers.

  11. Rear rack. Assuming you don't have a full suspension mountain bike and instead have a hard tail (here's an article if you're unsure), get a rear rack. Do not get one that is only mounted to the seat post like this Ibera, but rather one that connects to the bike frame. If your bike does not have any bolts that can attach, you can use P clamps to secure the rack. This post describes how to do just that.

  12. Some way to transport groceries. While I use a milk crate that I ziptied onto my rear rack with bungee cords on top of the crate (similar to this setup), many others use panniers to transport groceries and other goods. This has the benefit of more storage, better center of gravity, and can be water proof. However, they are usually much more expensive unless you go the DIY route.

  13. Bike bell. Cars won't be able to hear you, but if you ride in areas with lots of pedestrians or other cyclists, it's useful.

  14. Spare tube. Fortunately 26 in tubes are cheap and super easy to find. Any department store with a bike section will carry them.

    /r/bikecommuting can be a helpful resource if you have other questions.
u/mplsbikewrath · 6 pointsr/cycling

Here's what I wrote in another thread:

I ride with two Drift Stealth 2s and they're great - you can get them for about $85-100 apiece. They have 3-hour-ish battery life and on a 32 gig card can hold three days of my 20-mile-a-day commutes (they also have dashcam-like rollover so that you never have to worry about full memory, if you prefer that). They do 720p at 60fps or 1080p at 30fps, and while their picture isn't the equivalent of a GoPro, it's plenty good for legal purposes.

I highly recommend a helmet mount (vs. a bar mount) for your front-facing camera. You're much more likely to capture whatever shit's going on that way; a bar mount has a smoother picture but will miss anything happening to the side of your bicycle. One of the nice features of the Stealth 2 is that the camera lens rotates, so if you have to mount on your helmet at a funny angle you can turn the lens to compensate and still have a horizontal video.

For the rear mount, I used the sawed-off center beam of a seatpost-mounted back rack. There are cheaper seatpost-mounted back racks, but this particular model has a flat top, which makes it work well with the adhesive mount. I cut off everything but three-four inches from the beam, slapped the adhesive mount that comes with the Stealth 2 on there, and it's been going great even through weather for several months now.

If you have to choose between front and back for now, I'd definitely recommend investing in the front first.

Here's what they look like in daylight.

Here's what they look like during urban nighttime.

Here's what it looks like in rain.

Edit: It's notable that because the Stealth 2 uses a slide-in-slide-out mounting system, your mount-to-camera connection will loosen slightly over time from the friction of mounting and unmounting, which will cause vibration in the video after a while. I found that you can shim the inside of the mount with a strip of electrical tape, which tightens everything up nicely.

u/doubled822 · 6 pointsr/bikecommuting

What kind of bike do you have? I got one of those Ibera seatpost-mounted racks, but I actually was able to mount it to my frame since I don't have room left on my seatpost. It's been very solid so far for my commute. Here's a pic of how it's installed on my bike. Obviously your mileage may vary, and many people say to avoid these racks, but mine hasn't budged after probably 200 miles or so.

Edit: Ibera has a bag that specifically works with this rack, but I haven't spent the money on it yet. They also have a pannier set, but I'm not sure they'll work too well with this rack due to the lack of side supports. I have a small carry-on bag that came with a suitcase that I bungee down, and it can be a pain, but it works.

u/w1n5t0nM1k3y · 5 pointsr/cycling

Assuming this is your bike, you're going to have a hard time attaching racks. Maybe a seatpost bike rack will work. But they don't hold much weight. I wouldn't trust it with a laptop or college textbooks. Bikes with rear suspension really don't accommodate racks very well. If you're using your bike a lot for commuting back and forth to school, it would probably be worth trading in the bike to something more appropriate for commuting.

u/Bobert001 · 4 pointsr/cycling

You need eyelets that would be located on the back of the frame. For the most part, he will be stuck riding with a backpack when riding that bike. It's possible that you could get this Ibera rack that will fit onto the seat post but you will need to raise the seat post and take off the reflector and replace that with a bike light. IMO get him a better commuter that could have a sturdier rack and carry more weight that is mounted to the frame instead of the seat post. A good beginner bike would be a Giant Escape 2 or 3

u/PSclosetheboarders · 3 pointsr/bikecommuting
u/TerribleThomas10 · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting

I know zero about riding in the snow but will say that in general you can commute on any bike and its best to just start riding. The knobby tires certainly shouldn't hurt in the snow.

Rear racks are a bit tricky for mountain bikes and there are not a whole lot of good options. One option is the style that mounts on the seat post (see link below). In my opinion they are heavy, kind of clunky and I have never seen one that isn't loose and flopping around, however, some folks seem to like them. Depending on what you want to carry you may want to look into a frame bag or a seat bag.

u/silkymike · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

totally hear you on not wanting to bolt anything to your road bike, but i commuted 20 miles a day with one of these and some bungee cords for like 3 years. so much better than a backpack.

> And really its been a long time since I've had one of those holy shit I actually reaaaallly enjoy this moments

riding is pretty zen for me as well. haven't had time to do long rides lately and definitely miss it.

u/rhapsodyindrew · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting

Yes, but good luck with that - this bike doesn't even have eyelets at the dropouts or a drilled brake bridge, much less proper mounting points on the seatstays. Where there's a will, there's a way, but your best bet will probably be something mounted to the seat post (like this), which is only a decent solution.

If you haven't yet bought this bike, I might recommend you choose a different one better-suited to mount a rack, and maybe with multiple gears, which I know are super uncool, but which are also super useful when you need to get a heavy load up a steep hill. If you've already bought it, I'm sure you'll be able to make it work well for you.

u/Aibohphobia_ · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Well, I use my standard entry level road bike for pretty much everything. It's a 2015 Felt F95 Sora which has been treating me really well. I have around 7,000 Km on it.

For touring, especially for carrying stuff, I wanted something sturdy and cheap so I went with this rack and this easy clip-in bag. The bag is really great as it can easily come off the rack and double as a shoulder carry bag. There's another small saddle bag (Standard) for tools and spares. Additionally, I had 10L cycling backpack (Not in the picture). If you have any other questions, ask away.

Edit: Grammar

u/ryuns · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

Seatpost racks can't handle a lot of weight, but the quick release function might be appealing:. E.g.:

u/imdickie · 1 pointr/MTB

These are great suggestions.

I did find a nice rear rack that attaches to the seatpost and a flatbed trailer I really liked.

It's funny, my main reason for going rigid on the forks was to save weight, but here I am adding significant weight.

I think it I will likely try a different, more comfortable saddle, fenders, tires, and I may go with some sort of handlebar set up that gives me a better angle when riding. Long rides on the bike as it is now tend to make my lower back stiff/sore.

u/mguzmann · 1 pointr/cycling

Does it have eyelets though?

edit: if it doesn't, you could try something like this