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Forum: Commuting
07-02-15, 09:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,573
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: 3,150
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: 559
Posted By modernjess

Pay it forward. Always.

Pay it forward. Always.
Forum: Commuting
03-12-15, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,007
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: 1,007
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: 141
Views: 32,746
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: 87
Views: 9,035
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: 1,345
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: 565
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: 8,879
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: 2,396
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: 2,145
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
02-17-15, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,835
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...
02-16-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,647
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...
02-16-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,994
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: 3,248
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: 8,031
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: 606
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: 2,817
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: 2,112
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: 635
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: 1,008
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...
01-26-15, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
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...
01-26-15, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,689
Posted By modernjess

I don't care for PI Amfibs. They are ok in a...

I don't care for PI Amfibs. They are ok in a specific range but they get clammy in the front under the wind barrier as they don't breathe well. You cant comfortably layer under them (other than bib...
01-26-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,609
Posted By modernjess

Early in the season there is a lot of trying to...

Early in the season there is a lot of trying to recall which pieces I wear for what conditions and the obligatory "where the hell is that stuff" moments.

Once I'm in winter mode (like right now)...
Forum: Commuting
01-26-15, 10:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,590
Posted By modernjess

run away, run as fast as you can.

run away, run as fast as you can.
Forum: Commuting
01-23-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,002
Posted By modernjess

FWIW, I like me some Kenda small block 8's....

FWIW, I like me some Kenda small block 8's. (35mm) They are great on gravel, single track, and fast on pavement, but they do wear quickly on the tarmac.

Mostly I would suggest getting a second...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-15, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,743
Posted By modernjess

Grips: I might suggest Ergon grips with the bar...

Grips: I might suggest Ergon grips with the bar ends built in. There are several models to choose from.

I had a set of these on my fat bike. ERGON BIKE ERGONOMICS...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-15, 10:51 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,055
Posted By modernjess

What if you DO own the place?

What if you DO own the place?
Forum: Commuting
01-22-15, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By modernjess

Ok in theory, it's a fine candidate for a simple...

Ok in theory, it's a fine candidate for a simple commute. 2 questions:

1. Does it fit you? A 56cm for a person that is 5'10" might be fine, but your body proportions relative to the geometry of...
01-21-15, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,975
Posted By modernjess

Yeah, everything is inside the pogies. Shifters,...

Yeah, everything is inside the pogies. Shifters, brakes, lockouts, bells, hand warmers, lunch, a family of racoons, whatever. A bell will still work fine however it'll have a warmer more muffled...
01-21-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,486
Posted By modernjess

I would agree with earlier posts that for liquids...

I would agree with earlier posts that for liquids that actually hydrate you, a Camelbak type deal is probably your only solution. That's what i use in crazy cold.

As far as non hydrating...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-15, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,415
Posted By modernjess

Good common sense advice here so far... ...

Good common sense advice here so far...

All that aside, that Milwaukee is drop dead sexy. Im a sucker for small builders, I'd buy that for unique bike points alone.
Forum: Commuting
01-20-15, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By modernjess

+1 - And I OWN a cross check. I use it for...

+1 - And I OWN a cross check. I use it for commuting in poor weather and an around town errand bike. (set up with rack, fenders, IGH, upright bars, studded tires etc...)

For a 20 mile RT commute...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-15, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By modernjess

If I have a destination in mind I'll try the...

If I have a destination in mind I'll try the google maps and switch on the bike directions instead of auto/bus/walk. It's not perfect but can give you routes usually that involve bike lanes and...
01-16-15, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,265
Posted By modernjess

Vodka. I guarantee it wont freeze. Whiskey is...

Vodka. I guarantee it wont freeze. Whiskey is good too.

Insulated bottles with warm water is all I got. That or a camel back with an insulated hose. Neither of which you have. Stop at a c-store...
01-16-15, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,260
Posted By modernjess

Rust never sleeps, and salt is the enemy. The...

Rust never sleeps, and salt is the enemy. The effects of moisture alone can be mitigated with proper lubrication, but salt eat parts and can wreak all kinds of havoc.

So obviously keeping it as...
01-16-15, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,246
Posted By modernjess

I love them on my FS 29er, and I've toyed with...

I love them on my FS 29er, and I've toyed with the idea of going ghetto tubeless on my Moonlander as they aren't designed to run tubeless but, honestly I'm convinced it's not worth the trouble for...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-15, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By modernjess

I'd venture to guess studded yes. A lot of fat...

I'd venture to guess studded yes. A lot of fat bikers are adding studs to their rides, snow conditions change rapidly and ice is a factor on and off trail. You're already going slower, so what's a...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-15, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By modernjess

The North FTW!

The North FTW!
Forum: Commuting
01-14-15, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By modernjess

What if your smartphone could pedal for you?

Well it can't. Yet. Thank god.

But this do it all in one miracle smartphone bike connection gadget from Germany came to my attention and I thought I'd post if for your opinions. It has a few...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-15, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By modernjess

Kenda small block 8's - I use them on my cross...

Kenda small block 8's - I use them on my cross bike, and they are great on all surfaces, fast on the tarmac, and good even peanut butter wet gravel
Forum: Commuting
01-14-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,685
Posted By modernjess

Depends on the winter you have to ride in. ...

Depends on the winter you have to ride in.

Most winter cycling gloves are not much different other than being more expensive generally. Having the snot wiper material on the thumb and forefinger...
01-13-15, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,975
Posted By modernjess

I too just bought a christmas present for myself,...

I too just bought a christmas present for myself, a pair of 45NRTH Cobrafists for the Fat bike. Just installed them last night, haven't gotten out with them yet.

They have a little mesh pouch in...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,797
Posted By modernjess

In reality It's a combo platter depending on my...

In reality It's a combo platter depending on my mood and the conditions. With that said I live a mile from the country's first "bike commuter highway" MUP, the Cedar Lake trail in Minneapolis and my...
01-12-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By modernjess

I do for sure, not wholesale different routes but...

I do for sure, not wholesale different routes but I will take different segments on any given day depending on the weather conditions, road conditions, and the condition of the MUP commuter trail....
Forum: Commuting
01-09-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,780
Posted By modernjess

I'm sure they did play football against each...

I'm sure they did play football against each other, He played on the 9th grade squad for the bulk of the season. He got moved up to varsity later in season and the DLS varsity just smoked BSM twice....
Forum: Commuting
01-09-15, 09:44 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,221
Posted By modernjess

I'll drink a few beers and add the occasional...

I'll drink a few beers and add the occasional snarky comment to the commuting forum. That seems to be annoying to some. Im not proud of it.

Other than that I am perfect.
Forum: Commuting
01-09-15, 09:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,819
Posted By modernjess

+2 PB superflashes', direct mounted on my rear...

+2 PB superflashes', direct mounted on my rear rack. The business end bounced off while the useless back stayed on.
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