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    That's disgusting! darkfinger's Avatar
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    Hello from the coldest place on earth....

    Winnipeg!

    Well okay it`s not the coldest place but sometimes it`s pretty damned close!

    I ride an Eaton Road King (who knows when it was made) for the Winter months. It used to be a ten speed but deraileurs(sp) have been stripped off and I put some nobby tires on it for the snow. (The rims are 27 X 1 1/4), and a frankenbike for summer....or did. I am currently looking for an amazing Road bike that is both fast and comfortable for long hauls as I`m planning on riding to Toronto in August.

    Just thought I`d say hi.
    "When I see someone commuting in a downpour on a touring bike with a pie plate and no fenders it makes me want to weep." - Bikesnobnyc

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    Hello darkfinger, does this mean you're out there right now riding in the snow?

    Welcome to BF!

    East Hill

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    Also welcome to the forums... I only ride when it is above 40 degrees and the sun is shining...that is in the winter cold, I can not wait till warm weather.
    again welcome to this oasis of information

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    That's disgusting! darkfinger's Avatar
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    Thanks guys, I look forward to learning lots from everyone here.

    East Hill, I`m loving the snow right now. If it wasn`t -40 degrees centigrade (with the windchill) right now I`d be much happier but at least there`s no spray running up my back!
    "When I see someone commuting in a downpour on a touring bike with a pie plate and no fenders it makes me want to weep." - Bikesnobnyc

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkfinger View Post
    Thanks guys, I look forward to learning lots from everyone here.

    East Hill, I`m loving the snow right now. If it wasn`t -40 degrees centigrade (with the windchill) right now I`d be much happier but at least there`s no spray running up my back!
    Yes, well, I live in Puget Sound and I know all too well whereof you speak about the spray up the back .

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    darkfinger - Welcome to BF !

    You should snap a few pics of that Road King and put them in then Classic and Vintage forum... Eatons had their bikes made for them by CCM and Raleigh and some are very easy to Id because of the similar fork crowns used.

    Is it anything like this one ?

    http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-se...QAdIdZ34952643

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    Welcome Sir Snowman! Good ta see another snowperson out there (and there are several on this forum in the commuting, LivingCarFree, etc forums!). I mean I'm cold - but, brrrr you are definitely in a much colder region!

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