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04-13-10, 05:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 827
Posted By penanaut

I'm not new to the forums but am new to SS/FG. ...

I'm not new to the forums but am new to SS/FG. I'm a big boy and can handle snark so long as a snarkhole can take retort with some snark in it too. So, where should I pose my question about waxing...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-09, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15,504
Views: 11,678,242
Posted By penanaut

Nice

How do you like the belt drive? It must be super quiet.
Forum: Great Lakes
09-14-09, 07:05 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,336
Posted By penanaut

Nice job in keeping on this guy. I live in ...

Nice job in keeping on this guy. I live in Minneapolis near the bike paths and parkways. I see more jerks in cars doing dangerous (deadly) stuff with their cars because they don't want to share...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-08, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By penanaut

+1 on the Nokkian W106s. I have had them for...

+1 on the Nokkian W106s. I have had them for four seasons of winter commuting in Minneapolis, MN. They are not as aggressive as the Iditerod where every knobby has a stud. I change out the tires...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 12,071
Posted By penanaut

Urban Public Special Education Science/ Math...

Urban Public Special Education Science/ Math Teacher
06-09-08, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 959
Posted By penanaut

My English sucks, obviously!

"there" English, HA!
06-09-08, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 959
Posted By penanaut

There are little booths where train station folks...

There are little booths where train station folks are there to help give you information in English. I was pleasantly surprised by this and there English was quite good. You really don't need them...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-08, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By penanaut

Have any of you tried the Power Strap. It is a...

Have any of you tried the Power Strap. It is a strap of reinforced fabric that you put your foot in that is added to the pedal. I wear dress shoes to work and don't like to switch shoes and carry...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-08, 01:21 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,600
Posted By penanaut

Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minnesota is one such place. We have a "Grand Round" that takes us around a chain of lakes, connected by a creek and the Mighty Mississippi River. Separate and sometimes shared paved...
05-13-08, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By penanaut

Studs to slicks

This is the worst year ever as it pertains to procrastination. I just switched from studs to my warm season slick tires yesterday! When do you all switch and have you ever let it go this long? I...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-08, 12:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,035
Posted By penanaut

True Zilch

Zero flats. I ride on Conti gators in the warm months (Got a 3/4 inch slice across the rear tire two years ago but no flat and still ride on them) and Nokkia studded tires in the winter ( currently...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-08, 12:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,859
Posted By penanaut

I even wear my suit on my commute, which is now...

I even wear my suit on my commute, which is now only two miles. I have not shredded mine, I think , because I use a product called a "Power Strap" I bought it at first to ensure that the shiny side...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-08, 11:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,889
Posted By penanaut

Drippin' in my classroom

I'm a teacher in Minneapolis, MN and I ride year 'round. The building folk strangely allow me to park my bike in my classroom. The students get a kick outta seeing if I made it each day and they...
08-16-07, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By penanaut

Bridgestone 300 frames

I'm intersted in knowing what you all think about spending money on a building a single speed with nice components on a bridgestone 300 CroMo frame in the city. I commute via MTB but want a change...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-07, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By penanaut

Bridgestone 300 opinions

I've been commuting via Raleigh MTN bike year round for 3+ years and love it. The Raleigh is in fine shape but I want to try out riding for commuting and exercise with a single speed. I have an...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-06, 09:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,866
Posted By penanaut

I use a hardtail MTB as my commuter. I like...

I use a hardtail MTB as my commuter. I like having the shock fork because I have had many run ins with unavaoidable potholes and curb jumping to get out of the way here in Minneapolis. I am...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-06, 06:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,224
Posted By penanaut

3 miles round trip. It is wierd. I used to work...

3 miles round trip. It is wierd. I used to work 16 miles round trip and I think the longer one was more fun. I do like the current commute but the longer one was pretty and more chellenging. I...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-06, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By penanaut

Cheap New Bike Feel!

Hey all! This may seem like no brainer stuff to you long time commuters but I'll bet a lot of you are like me in that we are regular people commuting on what we had in the garage when we went car...
08-12-06, 01:15 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,697
Posted By penanaut

The Greatest Thing in the World by Henry Drummond...

The Greatest Thing in the World by Henry Drummond
Essential Rumi
The Stand by Stephen King
The Bible
Prayer for Owen Meeney by John Irving
Gates of Fire by Stephen Pressfield
Finding Darwin's...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-06, 12:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,218
Posted By penanaut

I ride year round to work. I teach so I carry...

I ride year round to work. I teach so I carry similar items. I really recommend the Chrome Metropolis. I like the messenger bag for its versatility and weatherproofness. I just came back from...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-06, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By penanaut

I love the contacts I put on my ride. Zero...

I love the contacts I put on my ride. Zero punctures in three seasons ( I put studs on it in the winter ) I even got a huge deep slice through the rear tire of my contacts but no blow out or leak! ...
Forum: Introductions
08-12-06, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 458
Posted By penanaut

Welcome to the forums! Good luck on the...

Welcome to the forums! Good luck on the finishing of the master's degree. It's so fun to be done and then you can hit the trails even more! I have a friend who is a bio prof there. She always...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-06, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By penanaut

I think it is best to invest in the right tire...

I think it is best to invest in the right tire (quality) as opposed to worriing about the size. Yes, go a little bigger if you want but get a good set of tires. I have been very impressed with my...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-06, 02:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,378
Posted By penanaut

If you go with a single or fixie but can't decide...

If you go with a single or fixie but can't decide (which I think would be really fun for you) try one of those flip wheels that come stock on the 9-2-5. Personally I like the single free wheel...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-06, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,050
Posted By penanaut

Why not just velcro the thing in a shape of a...

Why not just velcro the thing in a shape of a tube and then attach that shoulder strap that came with your laptop case that is collecting dust in the closet? If you're carrying a change of clothes...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-06, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,810
Posted By penanaut

I have transported my guitar by bike and used a...

I have transported my guitar by bike and used a soft backpack style case. I, too, worried about destroying the guitar should I get into an accident. What about taking your good case (probably...
05-18-06, 09:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,919
Posted By penanaut

+1 to all the advice before this. However, I...

+1 to all the advice before this. However, I have something to add that is a great! With my last kid ( I taught my other kids with many of the aformentioned advice) I took him to a baseball diamond...
05-18-06, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By penanaut

That's good thinkin' DieselDan. Is it alright to...

That's good thinkin' DieselDan. Is it alright to , say, have a ghost rider on the Tail Gator and a Burley attached at the end? THis is how it would be going to get the actual rider of that Tail...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-06, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By penanaut

MTB Commuter rebuild advice

My only bike is a ~2000 Alum Raleigh M60 MTB hardtail with slicks. Love it but now I think it needs new components (some occasional gear slips) and everything is stock. I'm mechanically inclined...
05-18-06, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By penanaut

Thanks all. I love this forum. I am usually on...

Thanks all. I love this forum. I am usually on the commuter threads but now I am looking to you people for other advice. The odler child is at daycare and dropped off by her mom. I'd like to pick...
05-17-06, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By penanaut

Transport kid bike on Burley, How?

Are there any people out there who has had to transport a small child in a Burley to pick up a bigger child while transporting the older kid's bike so she can ride home on her own? I would love some...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-06, 10:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 715
Posted By penanaut

As a newbie to the commute thing you just may be...

As a newbie to the commute thing you just may be getting tired because of the core muscles needed to ride well and for longer periods of time. I had this type of issue with my neck holding up the...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-06, 02:43 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,409
Posted By penanaut

I have a hard tail Aluminum MTB with slicks, etc....

I have a hard tail Aluminum MTB with slicks, etc. I like the front forks because I have had to go through huge pot holes and jump up and down plenty of curbs in this city. I have less wheel trueing...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-06, 02:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 976
Posted By penanaut

joelda, if your still checking out your thread, I...

joelda, if your still checking out your thread, I was running around doing Mothers' day Stuff after church and drove through a part of south Minneapolis that I would consider investing in. A chunk...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-06, 12:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,868
Posted By penanaut

I loved this thread too! Nice job DC. Good luck!

I loved this thread too! Nice job DC. Good luck!
Forum: Commuting
05-12-06, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By penanaut

Tokyo Commutin'

Anybody out there able to recommend or discourage bicylce commuting in Tokyo? I am going to be there for about a month and was wondering if I should try to get around by bicycle. Is this a dumb...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-06, 11:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,868
Posted By penanaut

I'd pack a change of fresh clothes for the first...

I'd pack a change of fresh clothes for the first date and get there early. Good luck and I can't wait for the report!
Forum: Commuting
05-10-06, 10:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 976
Posted By penanaut

Mpls Houses

I really love south Minneapolis. My wife and I are raising three kids here and are satisfied with the way things are going. I guess the only concern is that the property values continue to rise and...
04-12-06, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By penanaut

Thanks for the good feedback. I didn't know that...

Thanks for the good feedback. I didn't know that about the maintainance. I guess it should be a no brainer but I have never had issues with that part of my bikes. Now I won't worry when the...
04-11-06, 11:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,329
Posted By penanaut

Well, I finally took off the studs today. I have...

Well, I finally took off the studs today. I have been lazy and have been riding the studs for two weeks too many. It will be a faster commute tomorrow! Whheeeeeeee!
04-11-06, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By penanaut

Shock Fork Shaft Covers: Have a purpose or no?

I have noticed while cleaning by commuter hardtail MTB that its a pain to clean the accordian shaft covers. I thought about cutting them off because I see that many of the newer bikes are being...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-06, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By penanaut

Hey Fixer, Are you currently in Japan or have a...

Hey Fixer, Are you currently in Japan or have a certain affinity to the place? If you have experience there, could you give me some advice about commuting there? I have a mini Fulbright there...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-06, 10:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,086
Posted By penanaut

I use a Chrome metropolis bag with a drawing tube...

I use a Chrome metropolis bag with a drawing tube strapped to it. I carry a chess set and board in the tube and have no problems with lateral movement of the tube. Its a pretty heavy set so I...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-06, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 979
Posted By penanaut

I really love my Conti Traveller Gators. The...

I really love my Conti Traveller Gators. The rubber seems softer and holds onto the curves real well even though there isn't a lot of agressive tread/knobby. They cen take high pressure so they're...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-06, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 979
Posted By penanaut

I really love my Conti Traveller Gators. The...

I really love my Conti Traveller Gators. The rubber seems softer and holds onto the curves real well even though there isn't a lot of agressive tread/knobby. They cen take high pressure so they're...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-06, 09:04 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,128
Posted By penanaut

I hope you let us know what you choose for your...

I hope you let us know what you choose for your avatar, DonChuwish.
Forum: Commuting
04-03-06, 08:01 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,128
Posted By penanaut

[QUOTE=ahpook]I think his best work is the...

[QUOTE=ahpook]I think his best work is the Western Lands trilogy: Cities of the Red Night, The Western Lands, and The Place of Dead Roads.QUOTE]

Thanks AHPOOK. I'll have to give them a whirl.
...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-06, 08:01 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,128
Posted By penanaut

[QUOTE=ahpook]I think his best work is the...

[QUOTE=ahpook]I think his best work is the Western Lands trilogy: Cities of the Red Night, The Western Lands, and The Place of Dead Roads.QUOTE]

Thanks AHPOOK. I'll have to give them a whirl.
...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-06, 11:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,815
Posted By penanaut

I don't lock my bike at the office/classroom but...

I don't lock my bike at the office/classroom but I always my lock my bike otherwise. Even this morning when I went into a coffee shop/bakery when I knew that I would only be in long enough to buy a...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-06, 11:01 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,128
Posted By penanaut

Junk or Junky?"

[QUOTE=ahpook]mine is a crop of a frame grab from the animated short "Ah Pook is Here" , by Phillip Hunt. The words are from a short story/spoken word bit by William S Burroughs, who I sort of...
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