Commuter Profile: Quinn “Q” McLaughlin

Meet Q…that’s right. We’ve renamed Quinn as “Q.” Sounds cool eh? We asked Q if he’d be interested in being part of the Commuter Profile, sho-nuff he obliged kindly. Read below!

How long have you been a bike commuter?
Commuter- just over a year. Cyclist – 11 yrs

What do you do and what city do you bike commute?

I am a Direct Support social worker.I live and commute in Reno, NV

Why did you start riding your bike to work and how long is your commute?

Gas and insurance costing Too much it is just as easy to get around town. I need to stay fit due to having Spina bifida.I have an 16 mile RT.

What kind of bikes do you have?

’08 Kona Jake, ’07 Raleigh XXIX,’02 Diamondback Sorrento

Any experience that you can share with us about ‘learning the hard way?

Get appropriate clothing before you end up taking a month off work, with a 10 day hospital stay due to pneumonia.

What do people say when you tell them that you are a bike commuter?

Aren’t you hot/cold? It must suck to have a disability and have to ride.

Anything that you want to share with us?

All my cycling buddies I’m known as Crash. Oh and the bike names- Frank- Franken-bike

Thanks Q for sending us your profile. If you’re interested in being featured in our Commuter Profile, simply send us an email HERE.


  1. Lance

    Quinn, totally diggin that 1×9 setup(at least that’s what it looks like) on the Kona Jake. NICE bike!

  2. Ghost Rider

    1×9 is “da bomb” — as long as you get decent chainline to start with!

    And a bike in the bedroom — YES!! Great stuff, Q.

  3. fixedgearcommuter

    Hey I’m in Reno too! Nice to see a fellow bike commuter! Winters aren’t TOO bad 😉

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  5. Quinn

    Thanks for the comments!
    yes that is a 1×9, since then I had the low chainring(orig 3×9) reinstalled for the bad weather, but its coming off when the good weather re-appears. OR
    I could change it from 30-39 double to a 28-42?

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