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Forum: Commuting 07-02-15, 09:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,198
Posted By modernjess
Minneapolis does not suck. Your city might though.

Consider this,

Here are 50 reasons why my town is the best bike town in the country.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcc06ilJZ94
Forum: Commuting 03-16-15, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By modernjess
I have a four b17's of various models in my...

I have a four b17's of various models in my stable. One tin of proofhide has handled all of them for years. They all come with a spanner, and I don't own a cover, if I have to park any of them...
Forum: Commuting 03-12-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By modernjess
Pay it forward. Always.

Pay it forward. Always.
Forum: Commuting 03-12-15, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 763
Posted By modernjess
All I can say is the sooner she gets used to the...

All I can say is the sooner she gets used to the idea that N+1 is going to be the norm the better.
Forum: Commuting 03-12-15, 09:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 763
Posted By modernjess
I have 6 bikes and I ride them all for different...

I have 6 bikes and I ride them all for different purposes. I think of bikes the same way I do musical instruments, they should be played, or ridden. If not then get them in the hands of someone...
Forum: Commuting 03-11-15, 09:30 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 18,646
Posted By modernjess
Oh my, That is beautiful and a great choice all...

Oh my, That is beautiful and a great choice all around. Congratulations.
Forum: Commuting 03-08-15, 06:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,521
Posted By modernjess
Myth #1...

Myth #1 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) - Clipless pedals are better for you: Plausible.
Myth #2...
Forum: Commuting 03-05-15, 09:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,032
Posted By modernjess
We Twins Cities folks won the winter weather...

We Twins Cities folks won the winter weather lottery this year. Great for commuters, lame for snow lovers and snow trail riding but that's ok there will always be another winter next year.

Looks...
Forum: Commuting 02-25-15, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By modernjess
oof, that's rough. Not much choice there. A fat...

oof, that's rough. Not much choice there. A fat bike with studded tires would have gotten you over that nonsense (first hand experience here). That doesn't mean it would have been fun or easy or...
Forum: Commuting 02-21-15, 07:10 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,910
Posted By modernjess
My anecdotal experience is 20 years of riding...

My anecdotal experience is 20 years of riding clipless in all forms of biking road/MTB/commuter/winter etc. I can say with 100% certainty that platforms are not safer. I've had many many crashes,...
Forum: Commuting 02-21-15, 07:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,910
Posted By modernjess
Riding for hours in the teens and below is a...

Riding for hours in the teens and below is a daily occurrence round here in Minnesota. We eat danger for breakfast. We are also considered to be bat sh*t crazy by many of our fellow citizens. Of...
Forum: Commuting 02-20-15, 09:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,848
Posted By modernjess
That was fearless dude. Keep pedaling man. You...

That was fearless dude. Keep pedaling man. You are on the right path.
Forum: Commuting 02-19-15, 05:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,205
Posted By modernjess
435132

435132
Forum: Winter Cycling 02-17-15, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
Posted By modernjess
Toasty Feet Aerogel insoles. The orange ones,...

Toasty Feet Aerogel insoles. The orange ones, about $20. Search on google, Trim to fit. I use them in my winter road shoes. They are not a miracle, but they really do make a difference, especially...
Forum: Winter Cycling 02-16-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
Posted By modernjess
I have the 45NRTH Cobrafists, so they are my only...

I have the 45NRTH Cobrafists, so they are my only frame of reference. IMHO they are literally too warm for anything above 10F. They are very easy to get hands in and out of and have a venting...
Forum: Winter Cycling 02-16-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,917
Posted By modernjess
+1 very well stated. Perfect advice.

+1 very well stated. Perfect advice.
Forum: Commuting 02-16-15, 09:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,917
Posted By modernjess
I have a fat bike with 5" studded tires (3rd...

I have a fat bike with 5" studded tires (3rd winter). That beast can handle pretty much anything. If I had to have only one bike to handle anything winter can throw at you that is the bike. With...
Forum: Commuting 02-03-15, 02:45 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,400
Posted By modernjess
Yes, both, all of the above. After 15+ years it...

Yes, both, all of the above. After 15+ years it really isn't a thing I think about or plan or track. It just depends on the day, which bike, the weather, how I feel, how much other riding I've been...
Forum: Commuting 02-02-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By modernjess
GAH! I'm jealous! Everyone is getting pummeled...

GAH! I'm jealous! Everyone is getting pummeled with snow and here in Minneapolis and parts north we have almost none! While it's been a lovely easy to deal with commuting winter, there are a lot of...
Forum: Commuting 01-29-15, 03:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,164
Posted By modernjess
Dude! You need to make these sorts of bold...

Dude! You need to make these sorts of bold statements every year. After the last 2 years, I'll admit I doubted you, but it's working.

I'm really enjoying riding this winter. The commuting has...
Forum: Commuting 01-29-15, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,324
Posted By modernjess
+1 - except I'm fine with discs, but they are not...

+1 - except I'm fine with discs, but they are not at all a deal maker or breaker. Higher level components and wheels are the value proposition.



This is not true of canti's at all. Properly...
Forum: Commuting 01-28-15, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By modernjess
I'd say there are some better products than chain...

I'd say there are some better products than chain saw oil for that but that will work to keep the metal protected. Also don't forget to grease your seat post regularly and make sure all your bolts...
Forum: Commuting 01-28-15, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By modernjess
As a cycling multi tool it's missing some pretty...

As a cycling multi tool it's missing some pretty key bits. Only a 5 and 6 mm hex drive, english hex drives? no torx bits, and no chain breaker among other things.

I get the novelty, it's cool...
Forum: Commuting 01-28-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 21,260
Posted By modernjess
Aw man... hate to hear of this. Get well soon...

Aw man... hate to hear of this. Get well soon Joeyduck! Sending good vibes your way.
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-26-15, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By modernjess
My first thought is, You might be wearing too...

My first thought is, You might be wearing too much or the wrong layers or ones that don't breath or vent enough to start your rides. (glove liners in the 40's?, do your toe covers really have to come...
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