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Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,901
Posted By jdswitters

My daily commuter has a rear basket and a green...

My daily commuter has a rear basket and a green guru pannier. That sounds like overkill for the OP.

My back u p commuter/going to the pub with a little side dirt set (swobo mutineer) up has a PDW...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,964
Posted By jdswitters

I would say it depends on how much stop and go...

I would say it depends on how much stop and go you have to do in two miles. I mix up my short commute with a coasterbrake single speed every once in a while but I really hate dealing with traffic on...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,162
Posted By jdswitters

I realize the OP found a nice jacket, just...

I realize the OP found a nice jacket, just thought I would add one more for consideration for others who find this thread.

My Trail, storm jacket. At 52 I could lose a few microbrew pounds around...
Forum: Touring
02-21-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,462
Posted By jdswitters

Amen brothers and sisters

Amen brothers and sisters
Forum: Commuting
02-13-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,967
Posted By jdswitters

6 years with seattle sport panniers, retired from...

6 years with seattle sport panniers, retired from commuting a year ago (went to green guru dutchy, if it is raining I bring it in with me) but the seattle sports bags still go on long gravel rides...
02-13-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,536
Posted By jdswitters

Broke the left lower tibia on my bike a year ago....

Broke the left lower tibia on my bike a year ago. In addition to the wobble board which was recommended PT, I do a bunch of paddle boarding. That was a huge help getting everything back up to speed...
10-31-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,317
Posted By jdswitters

I'm going to agree with the above and I have...

I'm going to agree with the above and I have bought a Bern winter helmet several years ago. I dont hate the helmet but it has some drawbacks that are probably pretty common to other dedicated winter...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By jdswitters

Yehuda, is that you? on topic, look for...

Yehuda, is that you?

on topic, look for waterproof with pit vents, I have a n 02 that has been working well for the last 4 years but I only need it a few times a year in out climate.
05-11-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 386,440
Posted By jdswitters

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Kentucky Derby Day party, we debuted the '69 his and her schwinns recently...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,110
Posted By jdswitters

I was looking for something similar. I found a...

I was looking for something similar. I found a $400 steel frame (on sale, swobo fillmore) that fits with fenders, disk brakes and shimano 8 speed. Then I put on a dynohub, lights saddle and pedals...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-12-18, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,221
Posted By jdswitters

+1 the Dave's mud shovels. When I got them they...

+1 the Dave's mud shovels. When I got them they seemed pretty flexy, but they also shed the snow and not hold on to it.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-12-18, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By jdswitters

dont think in terms of bike speed, think FATBike...

dont think in terms of bike speed, think FATBike speed. According to FATBike speed you are hauling ass.
02-09-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,925
Posted By jdswitters

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Forum: Fatbikes
01-30-18, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,213
Posted By jdswitters

I too am cheap (reasonably valued?) and found...

I too am cheap (reasonably valued?) and found 45NRTH on clearance at REI two years ago in the spring. Husker Du, way beter than the older Vrubber tires the framed came with. However, the old v...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-25-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,152
Posted By jdswitters

I like flat pinned and not metal. I have felt...

I like flat pinned and not metal. I have felt the cold come up through my hiking boots on aluminum platforms. Once that happens you feet might not get warm until you get off the bike. Odyssey if...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,151
Posted By jdswitters

Bike lane fear from a paid AGW denier.

Bike lane fear from a paid AGW denier.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-18-17, 05:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,759
Posted By jdswitters

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Forum: Fatbikes
12-18-17, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,697
Posted By jdswitters

I carry a 30 gram co2. I can tell you from...

I carry a 30 gram co2. I can tell you from experience that it takes 450 pumps from a mini topek to get up to about 6 which almost tolerable to ride the pavement home....
12-18-17, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 274,625
Posted By jdswitters

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Forum: Commuting
12-18-17, 04:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,251
Posted By jdswitters

The guy on the bike lane stencil is now wearing a...

The guy on the bike lane stencil is now wearing a hat.

Lights are better.

The local contractor who who always complains about bikes on the road at the corner pub has just designed a bike rack...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-17, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By jdswitters

I like leather work gloves from 55 down to...

I like leather work gloves from 55 down to freezing. from freezing to to about 20 I have some old ski gloves, and for 20 and below I have some novarra lobstermits.
Forum: Commuting
11-10-17, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By jdswitters

Any update? Had this happen on mine two years...

Any update? Had this happen on mine two years ago and it turned out to be a bad connection that was not obvious, some of the the wire had pulled loose from the bayonet under the shrink wrap and it...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-17, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,586
Posted By jdswitters

Based on switching tires around on 700C AND 29ER...

Based on switching tires around on 700C AND 29ER bikes the marathons run narrow by about a size. It is your money an taking advice on the internet without sources is risky, but if it were me I would...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-17, 01:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,348
Posted By jdswitters

holds 4 beers, or a cable lock and my lumch, or a...

holds 4 beers, or a cable lock and my lumch, or a small jacket and gloves and 1 beer.

buy local, green guru.
...
09-11-17, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,091
Posted By jdswitters

2nd this, my first one (handle bar bag would...

2nd this, my first one (handle bar bag would would also fit on your front rack) is 5 years old now, still going strong.
08-07-17, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,243
Posted By jdswitters

Growlers fit nicely in anything cages, with one...

Growlers fit nicely in anything cages, with one caveat. They rattle around a bit, I solved this by carefully trimming a one inch strip from the GFs old yoga mat and cutting to size.

Otherwise...
08-01-17, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,773
Posted By jdswitters

looks like a poormans pashly Gov'nor with fat...

looks like a poormans pashly Gov'nor with fat tires. Nothing wrong with that but looking at the geomitry I wouldn't be suprised if the steering is a bit twitchy.

Looks like a fun bike but not...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-17, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,228
Posted By jdswitters

My GF rides a 69 Schwinn Breeze and loves the...

My GF rides a 69 Schwinn Breeze and loves the front wire basket, she doesn't commute but we take picnic rides and trips to old town because I hate looking for parking.
There are also Origin 8...
Forum: Touring
06-23-17, 01:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,240
Posted By jdswitters

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/10/Gazelle_Speciaal_-5.jpg
Forum: Touring
06-23-17, 09:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,033
Posted By jdswitters

I have a 2013 fargo, bike packing on gravel and...

I have a 2013 fargo, bike packing on gravel and pavement. For longer pavement rides I put on Schwalbe marathons, I can feel the efficiency. For off road (white rim in Utah as a recent example) I...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-17, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,749
Posted By jdswitters

Surly Wednesday?

Surly Wednesday?
Forum: Commuting
04-28-17, 04:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,864
Posted By jdswitters

Microfiber towels work fine if you wash them...

Microfiber towels work fine if you wash them without using fabric softener.
Forum: Commuting
04-14-17, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,488
Posted By jdswitters

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk221/switters_...

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two folders on the back of the commuter.
02-20-17, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,193
Posted By jdswitters

The Mickelson trail guidebook is an excellent...

The Mickelson trail guidebook is an excellent source of information. Available all over south Dakota or online.

I have ridden it twice in the spring, but I usually hotel it for accommodations. ...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-17, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 973
Posted By jdswitters

What cyccommute said, plus your new bike is very...

What cyccommute said, plus your new bike is very durable and the parts are well thought out.

I think my Fargo is 4 now, lots of winter commuting, overnight winter bike packing, dusty trails. ...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,998
Posted By jdswitters

sexy beast ...

sexy beast

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Forum: Commuting
02-14-17, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By jdswitters

I find that singing to my bike results in fewer...

I find that singing to my bike results in fewer flats.
Forum: Commuting
01-26-17, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,527
Posted By jdswitters

I have an early framed, with the 29er rim set. ...

I have an early framed, with the 29er rim set. Never used it. Some days I like the fat bike to commute, in fair weather even, but with the tire pressure up. Makes yo strong.

The only people I...
01-25-17, 11:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,063
Posted By jdswitters

I have two felt 29er frames as single speeds, New...

I have two felt 29er frames as single speeds, New Belgium Brewery bikes.

I've had other felts with the big top tube and 26" in the past and a schwinn, but the 29ers are my favorite. (which is why...
Forum: Touring
01-16-17, 03:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,895
Posted By jdswitters

REI sleeping bags, I bought one last year,...

REI sleeping bags, I bought one last year, probably a dozen nights now. I'm not going to knock it but I have been unhappy with the zipper several times. Same with a new half dome tent I just got. ...
Forum: Touring
01-12-17, 04:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,833
Posted By jdswitters

I put some continental mountain kings on, they...

I put some continental mountain kings on, they fit, the profile is round but the volume is nice. Sounds strange but a small increase in volume was noticeable on long gravel rides.

The 2017 fargo...
Forum: Touring
01-12-17, 10:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,833
Posted By jdswitters

Surprised the Salsa Fargo hasn't been mentioned. ...

Surprised the Salsa Fargo hasn't been mentioned. It was designed for the GDMBT. I have one, live in Colorado, and this summers bucket list is to do Colorado on the trail north to south one weekend...
12-05-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,568
Posted By jdswitters

Big Fat Dummy

It is a real thing. I dont need one, but there is lust in my heart.

I have a fat bike, it is fun but not an errand runner and I dont have a rack on it. Winter commuting and it is my mountain...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-16, 12:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,654
Posted By jdswitters

6 years on a torker graduate, I think at times I...

6 years on a torker graduate, I think at times I would like to have the newer model with disk brakes, but I think this bike is going to last decades, and I cant bring myself to walk away from the...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By jdswitters

Love my 2010 Graduate, the SA hub is correct and...

Love my 2010 Graduate, the SA hub is correct and the 700C is also correct.

The one shown above is a dyno hub, and I made that upgrade a few years ago, worth it. If you are replacing the whole...
04-20-16, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,077
Posted By jdswitters

Can we see more of how that extension on the...

Can we see more of how that extension on the front of the trailer came to be? I have an old burley that has carried small trebuchets to hay bales and would like to use it for my sup this year.
...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-16, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,159
Posted By jdswitters

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk221/switters_...

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk221/switters_bucket/IMG_20141206_155848647_zpsjfkxygla.jpg (http://s281.photobucket.com/user/switters_bucket/media/IMG_20141206_155848647_zpsjfkxygla.jpg.html)
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Forum: Commuting
02-19-16, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 99,066
Posted By jdswitters

one fuzzy purple slipper has been hanging out at...

one fuzzy purple slipper has been hanging out at the entrance to the office parking lot for a week since the snow melted.
Forum: Commuting
02-17-16, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,135
Posted By jdswitters

I know the desire to shake up the commute. For a...

I know the desire to shake up the commute. For a two miler and money already invested in a LHT I might recommend going in a different direction, a simple single speed. I like a 29er cruiser with...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-16, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 122,481
Posted By jdswitters

Sorry, I meant a prescription to take the day off...

Sorry, I meant a prescription to take the day off and just ride.
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