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Old 03-02-09, 09:05 PM   #1
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What to do with a "Drew": Snow Bike Part 2

Just a quick follow-up on my snow bike thread awhile back. I finally git a set of brakes to work on the front. (Thank you nlerner and pastorbob and other BF members for their generosity). PB & nlerner both sent sets of canti's for this project but neither worked on the front unfortunantely. I finally scorded a pair of vintage Shimano XT canti's at the local bike co-op.

The low profile Shimanos did not have enough tension and the dia compe 980's suffered from unequal spring tension. No matter how I bent the springs, I could not get them to work.

Anyway it is done and while it snowed today, I had to work. Oh well, at least I am set for next year!

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Ha ! you think winters over? My guess is you'll have a couple of more chances to ride in the snow and catch snowflakes on your tongue. Just don't put your tongue on your bike no matter how delicious it might look!
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my commute today in philadelphia included a significant amount of snow!
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this morning - you can barely make out my Miyata.

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my commute today in philadelphia included a significant amount of snow!
I know! I was a full-time commuter and intend to be again very soon. I am still getting a handle on my new job so until I am sure it won't be a problem, I am using the 4 wheeled stink box.
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Thats a great photo holiday76. I wish it snowed in my area, it would be a great excuse for another bike haha.
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I'm sorry, I'm missing something. What is "Drew" about this bike?
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When I got the frame, the down tube shifters and brazed-on cable guides had been poorly hacked off. I don't know if it was done to make the bike a fixed gear/single speed etc. I removed what was left and spray painted the frame where the paint had been removed. Aside from the front brakes that I had to go find, everything else is from the parts bin.
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