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Forum: Commuting
08-25-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,683
Posted By jdswitters

54 5 mi rt

54 5 mi rt
Forum: Commuting
07-23-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,340
Views: 170,929
Posted By jdswitters

Yesterdays find was four sprinkler nozzles, and I...

Yesterdays find was four sprinkler nozzles, and I have been thinking about changing some of the sprinkler nozzles I have so this is going to work out great.
04-08-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,152
Posted By jdswitters

Just bought a very used Kona Ute in the same...

Just bought a very used Kona Ute in the same price range, wish I had seen this sooner.
03-23-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,166
Posted By jdswitters

I'm close to playing this game for real right now...

I'm close to playing this game for real right now after finding myself up to 10 bikes which took over my work space last year.

The three bikes I would keep if I could only have 3.
2013 Salsa...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,227
Posted By jdswitters

Nice, and congrats on getting back on 8 years ago...

Nice, and congrats on getting back on 8 years ago and sticking to it.
Forum: Commuting
02-19-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,148
Posted By jdswitters

Dont have the blackburn but have been sporting...

Dont have the blackburn but have been sporting the PDW take out basket for about two years now. I love a front basket with bag. Interested in hearing how the ulock holder works out. The PDW has...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,126
Posted By jdswitters

FWIW I think the leather and green seatbag looks...

FWIW I think the leather and green seatbag looks good, and would try to match that. Over time the faded green canvas does not look as bad as my black canvas seatbag when it faded. But that may have...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,126
Posted By jdswitters

Nice, I would like it even better without the...

Nice, I would like it even better without the bright green trek logo but thats just me, very well put together.
01-16-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,141
Posted By jdswitters

The easiest way is just to ask ahead of time. I...

The easiest way is just to ask ahead of time. I have credit card toured three days on the Mickelson in SD and all of the hotels I stayed at allowed bikes in the room. I stayed in Moab a few days...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15,354
Views: 11,332,307
Posted By jdswitters

My Timberjack is jealous and wants to know where...

My Timberjack is jealous and wants to know where the frame bag came from.
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,867
Posted By jdswitters

depends on the wind

depends on the wind
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,196
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: 4,106
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: 4,401
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: 10,049
Posted By jdswitters

Amen brothers and sisters

Amen brothers and sisters
Forum: Commuting
02-13-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,792
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: 7,202
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: 1,945
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: 974
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: 3,701
Views: 522,492
Posted By jdswitters

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/486x640/742_zpsvdanspj2_5dc801c8e4d8fc8a64a2519fcbeffcc01b772a92.jpg
Kentucky Derby Day party, we debuted the '69 his and her schwinns recently...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,739
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: 4,626
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: 1,048
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: 2,521
Posted By jdswitters

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

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk221/switters_bucket/IMG_20160113_112043273_zpsoev1tsap.jpg (http://s281.photobucket.com/user/switters_bucket/media/IMG_20160113_112043273_zpsoev1tsap.jpg.html)
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Forum: Fatbikes
01-30-18, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,696
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: 1,526
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: 83
Views: 5,755
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: 5,634
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: Fatbikes
12-18-17, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,252
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: 1,171
Views: 367,377
Posted By jdswitters

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

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk221/switters_bucket/IMG_20171216_173238_zpspwkwybwo.jpg (http://s281.photobucket.com/user/switters_bucket/media/IMG_20171216_173238_zpspwkwybwo.jpg.html)
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Forum: Commuting
12-18-17, 04:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,674
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: 1,242
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: 17
Views: 2,300
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: 2,946
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: 3,303
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: 9
Views: 5,136
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: 5,300
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: 5,457
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: 6,615
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: 2,958
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: 20,136
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: 5,281
Posted By jdswitters

Surly Wednesday?

Surly Wednesday?
Forum: Commuting
04-28-17, 04:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,123
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: 18
Views: 3,604
Posted By jdswitters

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

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk221/switters_bucket/IMG_20160714_222557505_zpsoicwnkbh.jpg

two folders on the back of the commuter.
02-20-17, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,913
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: 1,146
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: 13,797
Posted By jdswitters

sexy beast ...

sexy beast

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk221/switters_bucket/IMG_20160113_112043273_zpsoev1tsap.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-17, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
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: 16,622
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...
Forum: Touring
01-16-17, 03:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,491
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. ...
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