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    Senior Member dbikingman's Avatar
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    My bike is not cold weather friendly.

    Ok, there are many excuses to not ride in cold weather, but my bike is trying to tell me to stop. I went for a ride the other day in the upper 20's and I found that one of my shifters only worked intermittently. It works fine when it is in the 50's, but apparently doesn't like the cold. I think shrinkage has something to do with it.

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    Your bike is obviously trying to tell you it is time to check craigslist for that $25 winter bike you've been needing.
    Set phasers to butt-whup!

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    Banned. Mr. Beanz's Avatar
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    Had an older bike that did that. Someone said spray WD40 in it and it will work fine, it did but every now and then gets sticky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbikingman View Post
    Ok, there are many excuses to not ride in cold weather, but my bike is trying to tell me to stop. I went for a ride the other day in the upper 20's and I found that one of my shifters only worked intermittently. It works fine when it is in the 50's, but apparently doesn't like the cold. I think shrinkage has something to do with it.
    Yeah, mine did that too. WD-40 in the shifter helps, but I prefer petroleum-based lubes. No matter, I wasn't shifting that much running around PIR: http://bikeportland.org/2009/12/08/h...rland-by-bike/
    Jeff Wills

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