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  • get a rigid fork(is so ,recomendation)

    7 35.00%
  • go single speed

    4 20.00%
  • get new tires(recomendation)

    12 60.00%
  • other (explain)

    8 40.00%
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    winterize my mtb

    So for my P.2 to be winterized what should i do.
    hi

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    get new tires (slicks)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenLi View Post
    get new tires (slicks)
    its a poll,

    edit: just kidding, i realized i have to either hit view results or actually vote in the poll to see the results sorry
    hi

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    How would a rigid fork or going single speed help in the winter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoine View Post
    How would a rigid fork or going single speed help in the winter?
    or slick tires....?

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    well if the cold is going to affect how well my suspension works why would i want suspension when its below freezing, my old suspension would compress about 3/4 of the way and then stay there. with single speed there are less moving parts to freeze up, and i can replace parts like chains for a lot cheaper than a cassette or a derailluer. By the way my bike has horizontal dropouts so no tensionner necessary.
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    i said suggest a tire not suggest a slick tire. I think slick tires would be terrible
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    with all these suggestions maybe i should put on a paddle wheel and ski up front and have myself a snow bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zumba View Post
    Suspension forks and cold weather aren't a good combo due to lowered oil viscosity and frozen seals.
    Which forks in particular have you had problems with that did not exist at warm temperatures?

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    hey! see my post "attention canadians"!

    Attention Canadians

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    None of the above. Buy warm gloves.

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    Liberally coat everything short of the braking surfaces with WD-40 and keep riding.

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    Maybe you should just not ride your bike in the winter since you are so afraid of hurting it.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    Quote Originally Posted by paul emick View Post
    Liberally coat everything short of the braking surfaces with WD-40 and keep riding.
    HORRIBLE SUGGESTION

    if you want to get near this idea then please use lube not SOLVENT

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyvirgil View Post
    HORRIBLE SUGGESTION

    if you want to get near this idea then please use lube not SOLVENT
    I'll second that.
    Some people are just like Slinky's. Not really good for anything but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.

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    Drain the water bottle or put RV anti-freeze in it; pack the bottom bracket in cosmoline; dismount the tires and sprinkle talcum inside and remount; fill the tubes with fresh, dehumidified air; take off the chain and put it in a zip-lock bag with cosmoline; change your brake fluid with DOT4 LMA and run graphite lock lubricant down inside your cable housings. That should button it up for winter.
    Last edited by dminor; 10-02-07 at 09:29 AM.

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    Rigid fork, SS, spiked tires for ice [Nokian or Schwalbe], lots of Phil Wood Tenacious Oil on the chain, 30 psi in the tires, the aforementioned warm gloves, ear/face protection, nice pot of chili for when you get home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople View Post
    Maybe you should just not ride your bike in the winter since you are so afraid of hurting it.
    im not afraid of hurting it. Theres almost no point of riding a mountain bike, because the good trails close in october, if you go in the park rangers will scream at you, and escort you out. The bad trails aren't worth riding, and im not exagerating i would rather not ride my bike than ride these trails.
    hi

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    Buy a new(to you) bike specific for winter use. Everybody my age does it, it's the coolest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyvirgil View Post
    HORRIBLE SUGGESTION

    if you want to get near this idea then please use lube not SOLVENT

    What surfaces or materials are OK to use WD-40 on?
    WD-40 can be used on just about everything. It is safe for metal, rubber, wood and plastic. WD-40 can be applied to painted metal surfaces without harming the paint. Polycarbonate and clear polystyrene plastic are among the few surfaces on which to avoid using a petroleum-based product like WD-40.

    Living in the infamous Northeast Rust Belt for nearly all my adult life, and having had years of positive experience doing just as I suggested, I would say that my advice is justifiable, YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul emick View Post
    What surfaces or materials are OK to use WD-40 on?
    WD-40 can be used on just about everything. It is safe for metal, rubber, wood and plastic. WD-40 can be applied to painted metal surfaces without harming the paint. Polycarbonate and clear polystyrene plastic are among the few surfaces on which to avoid using a petroleum-based product like WD-40.

    Living in the infamous Northeast Rust Belt for nearly all my adult life, and having had years of positive experience doing just as I suggested, I would say that my advice is justifiable, YMMV.
    Are you serious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenLi View Post
    Are you serious?
    Yes.

    Please tell me about your real world experience and how horrible it was. Did your paint dissolve? Did all your stickers melt? Did the welds fail on your frame?

    All I've ever noticed is that my bike is easier to clean when I get home, and doesn't develop corrosion in relatively corrosive (salty slush) conditions. Unfortunately, this is some sort of anomoly centered around my immediate person, and will not prove to be the case for anyone else.

    I therefore retract my previous suggestion as completely ludicrous and apologize that my empirical evidence lacks validity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul emick View Post
    Yes.

    Please tell me about your real world experience and how horrible it was. Did your paint dissolve? Did all your stickers melt? Did the welds fail on your frame?

    All I've ever noticed is that my bike is easier to clean when I get home, and doesn't develop corrosion in relatively corrosive (salty slush) conditions. Unfortunately, this is some sort of anomoly centered around my immediate person, and will not prove to be the case for anyone else.

    I therefore retract my previous suggestion as completely ludicrous and apologize that my empirical evidence lacks validity.
    i like the way you handled this situation
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    Get some studded tires and really warm gloves. Maybe a scarf. A rigid fork doesn't sound bad, but I'd want suspension for any large clumps of ice hiding under the snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul emick View Post
    Yes.

    Please tell me about your real world experience and how horrible it was. Did your paint dissolve? Did all your stickers melt? Did the welds fail on your frame?

    All I've ever noticed is that my bike is easier to clean when I get home, and doesn't develop corrosion in relatively corrosive (salty slush) conditions. Unfortunately, this is some sort of anomoly centered around my immediate person, and will not prove to be the case for anyone else.

    I therefore retract my previous suggestion as completely ludicrous and apologize that my empirical evidence lacks validity.
    I'm not saying that I have actually had experience with using wd-40, nor am I totally ridiculing your claim. I have had no experience with wd-40, but that is due to the (seemingly) overwhelming opinion that wd-40 is not suitable for cleaning a bike. Your claims simply surprised me. But I still wonder how a whole community of people can be wrong.

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