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    Show us Bikes in Snow: "Over the Top Tube!"

    You've heard me grouse about the snow from time to time. You've seen many of my bikes posed near or in snow. But something Top505 wrote in a thread the other day inspired me to go out and take a picture of my custom built Snow Cycle MTB, next to the pile beside my house.

    Top505 lives in Maine and is about 50 miles closer to the north pole than I am. He basically wrote, "the snow is way over the top tube!" I laughed so hard, because I had just come in from 4 hours of shoveling. I knew exactly what he meant.

    So here is a thread for you to show us your pictures of Bikes in Snow. Go for it!

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    It's in the 40s and raining today...all the snow is melting away. But Pastor Bob..that bike is WAY too clean for a snow bike pic! Get out and get that baby slushy!

    I love those yellow fenders...a friend got a set for his Big Dummy, but since the frames still haven't shipped neither of us knew what they would actually look like on the bike.
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    That bike is way too clean for a winter bike, either you don't ride it or you clean it after every ride (that must be torture!).

    We get as much snow as pastorbob up there, I dont have any pictures though. I'm sure in march it will be warm enough to ride outside again and get off the trainer, so maybe I'll get some photos then. I've only been riding outside so far this winter to go to work and back, and to the outdoor rink to play hockey, though I was lucky and managed to get in a 100km ride in mid december when it was a rare and warm 3 degrees outside - you shoulda seen how much crud I and the bike was covered in after that one

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    Winter riding is a mess. I had cleaned the bike the last time I ridden. It looks better from a distance.
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    Sorry, no snow in central North Carolina.
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    Sorry PB: It stinks not to be able to ride. My wife and I just got back from nearly 20 mile ride it was really foggy here and 33 degrees this morning and now its around 53. I would have ridden earlier but I really prefer the sun and no way am I going to get the wife out in the fog to ride so we waited for it to burn off and out we went.
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    Where do you get yellow fenders from?

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    Taken last weekend...total of 9 of us got a couple few hours in the woods. Good times


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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    Where do you get yellow fenders from?
    Planet bike! I assume available anywhere PB products are sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
    You've heard me grouse about the snow from time to time. You've seen many of my bikes posed near or in snow. But something Top505 wrote in a thread the other day inspired me to go out and take a picture of my custom built Snow Cycle MTB, next to the pile beside my house.

    Top505 lives in Maine and is about 50 miles closer to the north pole than I am. He basically wrote, "the snow is way over the top tube!" I laughed so hard, because I had just come in from 4 hours of shoveling. I knew exactly what he meant.

    So here is a thread for you to show us your pictures of Bikes in Snow. Go for it!

    Oh, you know I am loving this!!!! Cordially, Snowless in NC!

    Great looking bike, BTW!
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    PB: Which frame is that one. That looks really cool the white with the yellow fenders.
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    we have snow over the top tube here in Idaho this year. I'm so sick of it you'd have to pay me to drag a bike out to photograph it.

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    What is this 'snow' you speak of?

    Is that the discoloration I sometimes see on the mountains to the North of Phoenix after a rare rain here?

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    Solveg, Planet Bike, Freddy Fenders, to be exact. You can buy them off their website.

    Stringbreaker, that bike was at my church yard sale almost 2 years ago. It was custom made for a naval officer while he was stationed in the Philippines about 1987.

    luker, bikes have been my only hope for sanity lately!

    Come on gang, more bikes in snow pictures! Where's Top505?????
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    I commuted through 15 Minnesota winters on this. Easy to get snow over the TT when the TT is so low.



    'Bents may seem off topic on the C&V forum. But I built this one in 1985, using part of the the front triangle and fork from a PX-10 and the rear end from a 70s Raleigh.

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    Another MN picture, but it doesn't go over my top tube.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MnHPVA Guy View Post
    But I built this one in 1985, using part of the the front triangle and fork from a PX-10 and the rear end from a 70s Raleigh.



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    like that?

    I didn't even bother to take pics from last week... Now that was tonnes of snow. Lots of sidewalks were inaccessible, plenty of cars got buried, and we still had snow on the roads. :-D
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    Another MN picture, but it doesn't go over my top tube.

    Great picture Solveg, but "over the toptube" was just an expression Top505 used. Any pictures with bike(s) and snow, are fine.

    MnHPVA Guy, very creative, a C&V hybrid bent! Show us more pictures!

    AEO, weather like your's just gets really old.
    The sad part for many of us is that northern winter won't end until May 1.
    Then we have 4-6 weeks of southern winter before summer arrives.
    Forget a spring!
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    Since I said "Bikes in snow," in my last post, how about this group shot from last April 20, 2007?

    Not much left then. I can only hope for this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
    MnHPVA Guy, very creative, a C&V hybrid bent! Show us more pictures!
    No snow for this one, but it has more C&V content. Frame, fork, chainguard and handlebar/control assembly are from a '64 Raleigh Sports. Rear wheel and fender from a '70 Raleigh "Twenty". Front wheel and fender from a '64 Moulton. The Sport had been put on the curb with a "please take" sign. Rims, fenders and cranks were rusted beyond salvaging but it had a nicely broken in Brooks B-72.



    Now in winter, when conditions are too bad for my other Raleigh Sport, I ride a 2WD faired trike.

    Wotan,
    The PX-10 and Raleigh frames I used for the frame of the LWB 'bent were both damaged. The Raleigh wasn't worth repairing and I couldn't obtain French diameter 531 top and down tubes to repair the PX-10.

    BTW If anyone else rides a 3 speed in the winter, (or on dirt roads) I have just found a source for Kenda K-812 knobbies in 26' x 1-3/8". These are black tread with a gum wall. But the only image I've found showing the tread pattern is for grey wheelchair tires. Come to think of it, the grey ones would look great on the right bike.

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    Sorry, no bikes in snow in this picture, but we DO occasionally get snow in inland San Diego County. This picture was taken on Friday morning after an unusually cold storm blew through the day before. This is in Ramona, CA, the site of the wildfires back in October. It it approximately 30 miles from my house and about 40 miles from the ocean.

    I had to go up and see it, but didn't bring a bike. I would have if I had known about this thread, though....

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    This thread is disintegrating! First a bike without snow, and then snow with no bike! Should I break out Photoshop and combine the two?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabid Koala View Post
    Sorry, no bikes in snow in this picture, but we DO occasionally get snow in inland San Diego County. This picture was taken on Friday morning after an unusually cold storm blew through the day before. This is in Ramona, CA, the site of the wildfires back in October. It it approximately 30 miles from my house and about 40 miles from the ocean.

    I had to go up and see it, but didn't bring a bike. I would have if I had known about this thread, though....
    Too cold to get out of the car, huh?!

    Here in the Boston area currently it's 61 degrees and raining hard. Whatever snow that's been around is melting rapidly. But we're supposed to get a bit more later in the week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post

    like that?

    I didn't even bother to take pics from last week... Now that was tonnes of snow. Lots of sidewalks were inaccessible, plenty of cars got buried, and we still had snow on the roads. :-D
    That's a lot of snow alright. As much as Montreal several weeks ago.
    Great shots! Love the photo album, the Miyata looks very well equipped.
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