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02-04-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,297
Posted By jdswitters

I would still be riding my riviera GT if I had...

I would still be riding my riviera GT if I had the patience to do what was needed to get fatter tires on it. I passed it on to son #1 for a commuter and it was stolen within a year.
02-04-21, 12:43 PM
01-27-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,178
Posted By jdswitters

My first question would be what time of year? ...

My first question would be what time of year? I've done it in May and got lucky one year and snowed out another. A spring trip can leave a lot of soft surfaces and even snow in shady spots. Then...
11-19-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,616
Posted By jdswitters

Green guru dutchy will fold flat, go in the store...

Green guru dutchy will fold flat, go in the store with a shoulder strap and have a rain flap but they are not water proof, just resistant. I've had mine for about 3 years.
Forum: Commuting
11-19-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,527
Posted By jdswitters

Tires with smooth centers and knobs only on the...

Tires with smooth centers and knobs only on the outside have a very specific place in bike riding and that place is not around pavement paint. Many years ago I was funning kenda kwik cross or...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15,504
Views: 11,706,319
Posted By jdswitters

The seat is a cambium, the only problem I have...

The seat is a cambium, the only problem I have sometimes is warming the seat up on the way to work and having snow melt on it and then refreeze in a nice hard layer. But (t) that goes for any...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15,504
Views: 11,706,319
Posted By jdswitters

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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the not sexy side of commuting by bike.
Forum: Commuting
08-25-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,675
Posted By jdswitters

54 5 mi rt

54 5 mi rt
Forum: Commuting
07-23-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 254,112
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: 34
Views: 22,893
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: 6,755
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: 1,541
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: 25
Views: 9,629
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: 1,730
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: 1,730
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: 5,825
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: 15,504
Views: 11,706,319
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: 5,613
Posted By jdswitters

depends on the wind

depends on the wind
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,773
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: 5,050
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: 5,681
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: 12,256
Posted By jdswitters

Amen brothers and sisters

Amen brothers and sisters
Forum: Commuting
02-13-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,347
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: 10,205
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: 2,278
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: 1,275
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: 4,166
Views: 637,330
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: 2,004
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: 6,027
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: 1,187
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: 3,149
Posted By jdswitters

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Forum: Fatbikes
01-30-18, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,118
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: 1,791
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: 6,801
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: 6,179
Posted By jdswitters

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

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Forum: Fatbikes
12-18-17, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,072
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: 1,284
Views: 435,560
Posted By jdswitters

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Forum: Commuting
12-18-17, 04:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,469
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: 1,592
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: 3,990
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: 4,042
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: 4,117
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: 6,422
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: 6,186
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: 6,118
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: 9,181
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: 3,416
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: 24,004
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: 6,110
Posted By jdswitters

Surly Wednesday?

Surly Wednesday?
Forum: Commuting
04-28-17, 04:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,628
Posted By jdswitters

Microfiber towels work fine if you wash them...

Microfiber towels work fine if you wash them without using fabric softener.
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