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Forum: Commuting
04-22-17, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 51,087
Posted By FanaticMN

Bizman (PA) ______________________________ 2548...

Bizman (PA) ______________________________ 2548 (2698 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ______________________________ 1722 (1771 total)
KCBikeCommuter (MO) ______________________ 1656.7 (3165.6 total)...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-17, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 51,087
Posted By FanaticMN

Bizman (PA) ______________________________ 1120...

Bizman (PA) ______________________________ 1120 (1170 total miles YTD)
gregf83 (BC) ______________________________ 858 (1526 total) [27/32]
KCBikeCommuter (MO) _______________________ 758.3 (1306.8...
Forum: Commuting
12-24-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 69,839
Posted By FanaticMN

marcmkkoy (IL) __________________ 11015 miles YTD...

marcmkkoy (IL) __________________ 11015 miles YTD (Actual commuting miles)
augustgarage (CA) ________________ 8253.6 (10,472.3 total) [189/189]
Bizman (PA) ______________________ 7874 (8893 total...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-16, 11:35 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 69,839
Posted By FanaticMN

marcmkkoy (IL) __________________ 10717 miles YTD...

marcmkkoy (IL) __________________ 10717 miles YTD
augustgarage (CA) ________________ 8253.6 (10,472.3 total) [189/189]
Bizman (PA) ______________________ 7620 (8644 total miles YTD)
dschue5...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-16, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 69,839
Posted By FanaticMN

augustgarage (CA) _______________ 6482.6 (7666.6...

augustgarage (CA) _______________ 6482.6 (7666.6 total) [151/151]
Bizman (PA) _____________________ 5625 (6522 total)
dschue5 (MN)_____________________ 4925 (8431 total)
buzzbee (CA)...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-16, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 69,839
Posted By FanaticMN

Bizman (PA) ________________ 2420.0 (2682 total) ...

Bizman (PA) ________________ 2420.0 (2682 total)
augustgarage (CA) __________ 2325.2 (2722.5 total) [58/58]
TexMac (TX) ________________ 2100 (2770)
buzzbee (CA) _______________ 2030.0
gregf83...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-16, 10:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,201
Posted By FanaticMN

I think hybrids are fine commuters, especially if...

I think hybrids are fine commuters, especially if you are commuting, say, less than 10 miles each way, or in traffic (the upright position lets you see and be seen better) and intend to do it in all...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-16, 08:15 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,294
Posted By FanaticMN

I'm not exactly a coffee-artiste, but I like to...

I'm not exactly a coffee-artiste, but I like to put a good thermal mugful in my panniers every day. I'm on my third one of these: KM7000 | KRUPS USA (http://www.krupsusa.com/km7000)

Burr grinder,...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-16, 03:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,872
Posted By FanaticMN

One more tip that is second nature to many but...

One more tip that is second nature to many but not mentioned here: Always put the tire logo over the valve stem when you remount the tire. That way if you find an object in the tire you'll know where...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-16, 10:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,028
Posted By FanaticMN

The tick...tick...tick...tick that was an undone...

The tick...tick...tick...tick that was an undone snap on the pocket flap of my shorts hitting itself every pedal stroke.

The buzz of old spoke cards, initially only on turns to one side, which had...
02-14-16, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,301
Posted By FanaticMN

Another set of alternatives, for really cold...

Another set of alternatives, for really cold weather: 45NRTH | Unparalleled Cold Weather Performance (http://45nrth.com/products/footwear)
Forum: Commuting
02-14-16, 12:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,345
Posted By FanaticMN

Wow, that was quick. I'm late to the thread, but...

Wow, that was quick. I'm late to the thread, but will reinforce your decision a bit and agree with most of the folks here, because commuter bikes, especially for dedicated, rain-or-shine,...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-16, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 69,839
Posted By FanaticMN

Cosmic Hawk (HI) _____________ 671.8 (738 total) ...

Cosmic Hawk (HI) _____________ 671.8 (738 total)
Bizman (PA) __________________ 523.0 (627 total)
TexMac (TX) __________________ 450.0 (541 total)
Tarwheel (NC) ________________ 383.0 (578 total)...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-16, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 69,839
Posted By FanaticMN

Sir Coastalot (TYO) ______ 294.6 (474.1 km) ...

Sir Coastalot (TYO) ______ 294.6 (474.1 km)
Tarwheel (NC) ____________ 222.5 (347 total)
Bizman (PA) _______________205.0 (304 total)
TexMac (TX) _______________200.0 (346 total)
mgw4jc (NC)...
01-11-16, 10:04 PM
Replies: 24,422
Views: 2,279,307
Posted By FanaticMN

First subzero commute of the winter. Sporty. :-)

First subzero commute of the winter. Sporty. :-)
01-06-16, 10:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,970
Posted By FanaticMN

497024 This commute almost killed me. Took me...

497024
This commute almost killed me. Took me the rest of the evening to wipe that grin off of my face.
Forum: Commuting
01-06-16, 10:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,368
Posted By FanaticMN

All I know is I've never been able to get "first...

All I know is I've never been able to get "first track" here.
Forum: Commuting
01-02-16, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By FanaticMN

2015 Commuter mileage thread was hosed up 12/27

I don't know how many of us care to have the Commuter Mileage table stay accurate, but a word of warning: the 2015 Mileage thread was mis-updated with an old copy on 12/27 and it appears to have been...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-16, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,751
Posted By FanaticMN

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8,556.79...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8,556.79 (11,441.6 total) [198/198]
f1xedgear (NC) ____________________ 8,300.0 [200] 200-days goal achieved (12/11); any add'l is icin'
Atvar (Italy)...
Forum: Commuting
12-26-15, 11:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,293
Posted By FanaticMN

How many miles on the chainring? If you replaced...

How many miles on the chainring? If you replaced the cassette and the chain but the ring is worn, that could be the problem.
Forum: Commuting
12-26-15, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,751
Posted By FanaticMN

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'
buzzbee...
11-01-15, 11:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,616
Posted By FanaticMN

Minneapolis figures are 3.5% and 6.7% (2010...

Minneapolis figures are 3.5% and 6.7% (2010 data).

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/groups/public/@publicworks/documents/images/wcms1p-089224.pdf
Forum: Commuting
10-20-15, 09:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,135
Posted By FanaticMN

The zipper on your jacket/jersey is your...

The zipper on your jacket/jersey is your thermostat, especially as it gets colder (below freezing).
Forum: Commuting
10-20-15, 09:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,623
Posted By FanaticMN

SRAM PC 870. I get more in the summer, and less...

SRAM PC 870. I get more in the summer, and less in the winter. I could probably double the mileage at a cost of cassette and chainwheel wear, but chains are cheap.
Forum: Commuting
10-18-15, 06:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,623
Posted By FanaticMN

Meh. Chains are pretty cheap, and it is certainly...

Meh. Chains are pretty cheap, and it is certainly cheaper to replace a chain on the early side rather than waiting and needing to replace chainwheels and cassettes earlier than necessary.

I get an...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-15, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,751
Posted By FanaticMN

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 7,091.6...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 7,091.6 (9,511.1 total) [163/163]
scroca (MT) _______________________ 7,076.73
gregf83 (BC) ______________________ 5,776.0 [142/170] (7,656.0 total)
dschue5...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-15, 02:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,545
Posted By FanaticMN

I believe the data says otherwise....

I believe the data says otherwise. http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@publicworks/documents/images/wcms1p-135319.pdf
Forum: Commuting
07-10-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,751
Posted By FanaticMN

scroca (MT) _____________________________...

scroca (MT) _____________________________ 5,012.03
f1xedgear (NC) __________________________ 4,440.0 [107]
augustgarage (CA) _______________________ 4,403.1 (6,400.2 total) [107/107]
dschue5 (MN)...
06-05-15, 05:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,787
Posted By FanaticMN

MN Department of Safety has made an...

MN Department of Safety has made an anti-cellphone video out of this, with the cooperation of the driver....
Forum: Commuting
03-21-15, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,751
Posted By FanaticMN

scroca (MT) ______________________ 1,911.12 ...

scroca (MT) ______________________ 1,911.12
gregf83 (BC)______________________ 1535 [38/47] (2040 total)
augustgarage (CA) ________________ 1437.8 (2298.6 total)
bconneraz (CA) ___________________...
02-18-15, 10:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,679
Posted By FanaticMN

Another data point: Smart Wool tights, Novara...

Another data point: Smart Wool tights, Novara padded boxers, and Headwinds pants work to ~-5 F for me. Icebike Polartec instead of smart wool below that.
Forum: Commuting
02-13-15, 11:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,628
Posted By FanaticMN

Way better today than earlier in the week!

Way better today than earlier in the week!
Forum: Commuting
02-03-15, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 154,317
Posted By FanaticMN

Quick inch and a half of dry snow fell between 2...

Quick inch and a half of dry snow fell between 2 and 5; rode home during the tail end of it. 18 degrees, little wind, nice ride. Especially the part about using the adjacent bikeway to ride past...
01-31-15, 03:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,610
Posted By FanaticMN

Driver sentenced to four years. Man...

Driver sentenced to four years.

Man Sentenced To 4 Years In Bicyclist?s Death CBS Minnesota (http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2015/01/12/man-sentenced-to-4-years-in-bicyclists-death/)
Forum: Commuting
01-25-15, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By FanaticMN

You might be better off with a larger frame to...

You might be better off with a larger frame to get more elbow room. From the height of your seat, it looks like you could go a size up.
Forum: Commuting
01-01-15, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 78,032
Posted By FanaticMN

augustgarage (CA)__________________ 8357.3...

augustgarage (CA)__________________ 8357.3 (10848.8 total) [218/218]
f1xedgear(NC)______________________ 8119 [197] done
borosen____________________________ 7864 (11764) [198/221] done
sandieganLA...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-14, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 78,032
Posted By FanaticMN

augustgarage (CA)__________________ 7710.3...

augustgarage (CA)__________________ 7710.3 (9997.7 total) [201/201]
f1xedgear(NC)______________________ 7538 [183]
borosen____________________________ 7426 (11312) [187/206]
gregf83...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-14, 11:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,213
Posted By FanaticMN

I use one of these velcroed to my helmet. It's...

I use one of these velcroed to my helmet. It's light, and functional.

Campark HD 720P Mini Size All Metal Helmet Camera Sport Camcorder ACT20L | eBay (http://r.ebay.com/6l0cs6)

I got mine from...
11-30-14, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 399,318
Posted By FanaticMN

Not much to see here, but it should hit 12,000...

Not much to see here, but it should hit 12,000 miles this week, about to begin its fourth winter. This was taken at the end of my hardest ride ever, two years ago, at the end of my commute. The...
11-28-14, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,049
Posted By FanaticMN

45NRTH Wolvhammer SPD - Freewheel Bike Shop -...

45NRTH Wolvhammer SPD - Freewheel Bike Shop - Minneapolis - Twin Cities - St. Paul (http://freewheelbike.com/product/45nrth-wolvhammer-spd-22175.htm)
11-18-14, 10:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,787
Posted By FanaticMN

Plea bargain: 360 days in jail over 3 years, four...

Plea bargain: 360 days in jail over 3 years, four years supervised probation, then record discharged.
Driver on phone who killed Minn. bicyclist gets jail, can have case erased from record | Star...
11-08-14, 08:45 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,201
Posted By FanaticMN

http://www.bikeforums.net/images/misc/quote_icon.p...

http://www.bikeforums.net/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by GravelMN http://www.bikeforums.net/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-14, 08:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,216
Posted By FanaticMN

+1 and the headwind jacket is just as good. You...

+1 and the headwind jacket is just as good. You can go a long way (so to speak) with those two items, smart wool bottoms and a lighter long sleeved top, and decent balaclava, gloves, and socks....
Forum: Commuting
10-30-14, 10:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,151
Posted By FanaticMN

11,700 miles in 3-1/2 years on a Trek Allant...

11,700 miles in 3-1/2 years on a Trek Allant hybrid. Most of the original moving parts have been upgraded as they've worn out.
Forum: Commuting
10-26-14, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 78,032
Posted By FanaticMN

borosen____________________________ 6680 (10566)...

borosen____________________________ 6680 (10566) [168/172]
augustgarage (CA)__________________ 6154.9 (8130.3 total) [162/162]
f1xedgear (NC) ____________________ 6085 [148]
gregf83...
10-26-14, 09:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,201
Posted By FanaticMN

Agreed. I bought a pair of Wolvhammers this...

Agreed. I bought a pair of Wolvhammers this weekend, so it's pretty much guaranteed.
Forum: Commuting
10-12-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,854
Posted By FanaticMN

Papa Tom, having commuted on Long Island for five...

Papa Tom, having commuted on Long Island for five years or so in the early 80s, I tip my hat to you. I had a lot of near misses caused by inattentive drivers (and there weren't cell phones...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-14, 07:44 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,480
Posted By FanaticMN

I was wondering when the powergrips would show up...

I was wondering when the powergrips would show up :thumb:.

SPD clipless for me Spring/Summer/Fall, and I use shoes I can walk in. Powergrips in winter because boots. If I spring for Wolvhammers...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-14, 10:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,069
Posted By FanaticMN

Cyclist stops, puts down kickstand, walks back to...

Cyclist stops, puts down kickstand, walks back to car.

"Did you summon me?"


(edit) Or my sibling's favorite in situations like this:

"Jesus loves you!"
09-28-14, 10:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,618
Posted By FanaticMN

For a slightly more balanced view: U.S....

For a slightly more balanced view:

U.S. Senator Calls Robot Projects Wasteful. Robots Call Senator Wasteful - IEEE Spectrum...
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