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    Will the Jones make a good commuter bike?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed
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    thank you for the analysis. so is there such thing as a one size fits all commuter bike? Mountain bikes are much more primitive than commuters so i doubt it

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    Looks heavy.

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    would a dump truck be good for driving to work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
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    Short answer: You can commute on whatever kind of bike you want to commute to and from work.

    I commuted for 8 years, 7 miles downhill to work and 7 miles uphill to home on an old Trek 820 Antelope rigid HT in Vienna, Austria. The last few years were on Big Apple tires. One flat in all of those years, lots of memories as my commute included riding through a typical Austrian cemetery (candles lit on the graves which kept things nice and spooky at night on my late night home commutes around 11 p.m.).

    Make it fun and interesting. Commute on different bikes. Ride fast. Ride slow. Use lights at night. Don't use lights at night. Commute home after a few beers. Commute home while stone sober. Mix and match. Have fun. Just do it...

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    P.S. Never wore a helmet in all those years of commuting. Not recommending that, but bike lanes were a part of European culture so interfacing with cars was only about 2 blocks out of the entire commute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceBrown
    Make it fun and interesting. Commute on different bikes. Ride fast. Ride slow. Use lights at night. Don't use lights at night. Commute home after a few beers. Commute home while stone sober. Mix and match. Have fun. Just do it...
    Best advice in this thread!


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    +1 for commuting advice....after a few beers....without lights. Then hit some singletrack on the way home.
    C'mon lets go for a whirl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    Will the Jones make a good commuter bike?
    It comes with fender mounts and rack mounts so YES, of course.

    Jones' pretty much do everything.
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    Don't get me wrong, I love bikes with short top tubes, but I am not quite understanding how anybody over 6ft is feeling good on a 23" Jones. Maybe for pure all out technical riding I could see it, but not for commuting.
    I would not want to go any shorter than my 24" top tubed Jones.
    Anybody know if he plans on implementing a 24" again? I guess if the 6ft and over crowd is willing to squeeze themselves onto the 23" there is no reason to produce the 24".

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    Grow (The EFF) up.
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    The Jones would make an excellent commuter.
    Please post a google map of your route, and highlight any poorly lit pedestrian overpasses, tunnels, or alleys you will ride past, and the approximate times you will be there.
    Would you say you are less alert in the morning or evening?
    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellav8ted
    The Jones would make an excellent commuter.
    Please post a google map of your route, and highlight any poorly lit pedestrian overpasses, tunnels, or alleys you will ride past, and the approximate times you will be there.
    Would you say you are less alert in the morning or evening?
    Thanks in advance
    Haha, nice.

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    looks pretty nice as a commuter

    as does this
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    Yes the one size fits all makes a lot of sense and the shorter the TT the better especially on MTBR. Remember fit is subjective and what works for one doesn't always work for others, except with Jones

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    Yes the one size fits all makes a lot of sense and the shorter the TT the better especially on MTBR. Remember fit is subjective and what works for one doesn't always work for others, except with Jones
    It makes total sense for Jones to keep his costs down....for the consumer and rider....not so much.
    Glad I have my 24" Jones

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    Thankfully he choose a proper commuting bike and not some POS Black Sheep ripoff

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    Only if you are Jonesing to go to work, or Jonesing to get off of work to go on a hot date. Can you take your date out on a Jones, or will it require a car?

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    No, gotta carry too big a lock and chain to keep 'er safe.

    If you got an office to lock it up in, you are a poser and not a real commuter.

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    I got some Big Apples for you, Fo.
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    yes indeed

    the route is attached. sadly, there are but only two starbucks this direction
    , the red line signifying the alternate (friday afternoon) fireroad version
    Quote Originally Posted by Hellav8ted
    The Jones would make an excellent commuter.
    Please post a google map of your route, and highlight any poorly lit pedestrian overpasses, tunnels, or alleys you will ride past, and the approximate times you will be there.
    Would you say you are less alert in the morning or evening?
    Thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by campredcloudbikes
    would a dump truck be good for driving to work?
    Only if thats your job...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    yes indeed

    the route is attached. sadly, there are but only two starbucks this direction
    , the red line signifying the alternate (friday afternoon) fireroad version
    You should incorporate Guadalasca and Backbone into your Friday commute home, to keep things fun and exciting. Plenty of mountain lions in there, to keep things lively and keep you alert. You really do live in West Hollywood! Far, far West Hollywood!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slocaus
    No, gotta carry too big a lock and chain to keep 'er safe.

    If you got an office to lock it up in, you are a poser and not a real commuter.
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