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Forum: Commuting 12-30-15, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 78,930
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
Check your stats! Post 1541 reset a few of us! ...

Check your stats! Post 1541 reset a few of us!

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8,556.8 (11,441.6 total) [198/198]
f1xedgear (NC) ____________________ 8,300 [200] 200-days goal achieved...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-22-15, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 683
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
Finger. So far I haven't misplaced it so I...

Finger. So far I haven't misplaced it so I always know where it is.
Forum: Commuting 12-22-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 78,930
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8,556.8...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8,556.8 (11,441.6 total) [198/198]
f1xedgear (NC) ____________________ 8,300 [200] 200-days goal achieved (12/11); any add'l is icin'
scroca (MT)...
Forum: Commuting 12-10-15, 07:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,902
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
Some pretty tame responses to a non-event. If...

Some pretty tame responses to a non-event. If you're really wanting entertainment, posting to the Road Cycling forum could be interesting....
Forum: Commuting 12-03-15, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 78,930
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8,556.8...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8,556.8 (11,441.6 total) [198/198]
scroca (MT) _______________________ 7,321.89
dshue5 (MN) _______________________ 7,310 (11,162 total)
buzzbee...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-02-15, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
It doesn't seem to take much rust to cause paint...

It doesn't seem to take much rust to cause paint bubbles. I'd scrape it off and see what it looks like. A little sanding and some Rustoleum/equivalent might be all that's needed.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-01-15, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
Shovel snow.

Shovel snow.
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-30-15, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
That's certainly an interesting question! Other...

That's certainly an interesting question! Other than braking causing jack-knifing, your other scenario of going around a curve and have it slide out and pull you over seems valid to me. Ideally you...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 11-30-15, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,787
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
There's no chance of pulling off 1000 miles in...

There's no chance of pulling off 1000 miles in December, so I'll get the (annual) posting out of the way. Nov was close to not happening either, and June's was the first 1k mile June I've done. I...
Forum: Commuting 11-16-15, 07:30 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,956
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
There are days I may be able to ride, but given...

There are days I may be able to ride, but given conditions--weather, roads (usually narrowed thanks to plows dumping snow on the shoulders), etc.--I don't trust drivers enough to go riding. They...
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-11-15, 07:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,593
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
"Cold" is certainly relative to the location and...

"Cold" is certainly relative to the location and rider, but here's what's been working for me for many years (roughly. I "fine tune" based on wind, sun, mood, length of ride, etc., etc.):

Legs:...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-05-15, 08:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,032
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
For those who like anecdotal stats (you know who...

For those who like anecdotal stats (you know who you are, but probably won't like them):

Road bike: first internal Shimano BB lasted 50k miles. The current external Shimano BB is at 61k miles. ...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-05-15, 07:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,354
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
I had a Planetbike whatever and while a nice,...

I had a Planetbike whatever and while a nice, bright light, it too didn't last very long. It held together but the electronics died. I'm running a Dinotte 400L these days and have gotten several...
Forum: Commuting 11-02-15, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 78,930
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
scroca (MT) _______________________ 7,165.71 ...

scroca (MT) _______________________ 7,165.71
augustgarage (CA) _________________ 7,091.6 (9,511.1 total) [163/163]
buzzbee (CA) ______________________ 6,178.0
MNBikeCommuter (MN) _______________...
Forum: Commuting 10-26-15, 05:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,200
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
Another Minnesotan chiming in: Yeah, "cold" is...

Another Minnesotan chiming in: Yeah, "cold" is relative. I'm good without a head cover down to maybe 35F depending on wind. Below that, I switch to a hooded windbreaker and wear the hood under the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-23-15, 05:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,317
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
Just 13, and then the valve stem separated.

Just 13, and then the valve stem separated.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-09-15, 09:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 598
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
On a tangent about differing philosophies in the...

On a tangent about differing philosophies in the Twin Cities regarding bikes, Roseville (St. Paul suburb) reconstructed a mile long stretch of Victoria St. this year. What had been a nice street...
Forum: Winter Cycling 10-08-15, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,487
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
Below 40F, I switch to a hooded windbreaker and...

Below 40F, I switch to a hooded windbreaker and wear the hood under the helmet. I've inherited a decent crop of hair for insulation that works down to maybe 10-15F in conjunction with the wind...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-25-15, 08:18 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,621
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
I believe it. I'll check back in another 10...

I believe it. I'll check back in another 10 pages for a morph report. :-)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-25-15, 08:01 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,621
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
Disclaimer: I gave up on this thread on the...

Disclaimer: I gave up on this thread on the first page and have no idea what it's morphed to, other than 10 pages worth of stuff.

But, I'm returning to it because yesterday a 60 year old...
Forum: Commuting 09-10-15, 07:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 813
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
It's a distance that will take some time to build...

It's a distance that will take some time to build up to. I've got a 47 mile round trip commute I could only handle 2-3 times a week starting out. I read that it can take 3-4 years to really get the...
Forum: Winter Cycling 09-01-15, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,001
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
I've had similar issues running Schwalb Marathon...

I've had similar issues running Schwalb Marathon Winter studded (700x35), sliding out completely once (on concrete). Fortunately all the winter garb cushioned the fall nicely. :-)
Forum: Commuting 09-01-15, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
What? You don't like wringing out your gloves...

What? You don't like wringing out your gloves and leaving a puddle when you get to work? :-) A couple more months will solve the problem, unfortunately....
Forum: Commuting 08-25-15, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 78,930
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
scroca (MT) _______________________ 5,814.25 ...

scroca (MT) _______________________ 5,814.25
augustgarage (CA) _________________ 5,350.3 (7,393.4 total) [124/124]
f1xedgear (NC) ____________________ 4,440.0 [107]
MNBikeCommuter (MN)...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-24-15, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By MNBikeCommuter
Whoa, I wasn't expecting to find a Sadistic...

Whoa, I wasn't expecting to find a Sadistic thread in C&V. :-) But yeah, a South Dakota cousin and I planned on the 100 mile route but ended up with the metric century. I came down with a cold last...
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