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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-09-14, 11:12 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,934
Posted By Icecyclist.com
I have seen this a lot especially with large...

I have seen this a lot especially with large companies. This individual is clearly looking for an out of court settlement or as some would say quick cash. Citibank will probably anti up some cash...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-03-14, 07:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,923
Posted By Icecyclist.com
Reflective gear works best in a non-urban...

Reflective gear works best in a non-urban environment. In an urban environment there are many other lighted and reflective distractions for a vehicle driver to be able to easily single out a...
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-03-14, 07:11 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 89,840
Posted By Icecyclist.com
Try a Polartec Neoshell jacket. Lou at Foxwear...

Try a Polartec Neoshell jacket. Lou at Foxwear dot net can make you one inexpensively. Temp range on mine is 20 to 45 degrees F with great comfort. Check out the video below or icecyclist for more...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-05-14, 10:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,923
Posted By Icecyclist.com
Great and inexpensive gear to be seen at night

Over the last 14 years of riding a few hours pre-dawn 3-4x/week I found a good combination of lights and reflective gear that works very well. They are also inexpensive and not easily located.
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Forum: Winter Cycling 01-30-14, 08:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,319
Posted By Icecyclist.com
In Stamford, CT I laugh at the polar vortex. ...

In Stamford, CT I laugh at the polar vortex. Been riding 4x/week in 30 mile pre-dawn rides for the last four weeks. Lowest temperature was 6 degrees Fahrenheit. That was a little chilling on the...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-09-14, 01:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 37,080
Posted By Icecyclist.com
I may give this option a try as it will save me...

I may give this option a try as it will save me lots of $$. A gallon of WD-40 is $17 versus a gallon of TriFlow at a whopping $71. My major concern is the chain freezing and bunching up 15 miles...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-09-14, 01:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 37,080
Posted By Icecyclist.com
Thank you for the tip. The upside of WD40 is...

Thank you for the tip. The upside of WD40 is that it is less expensive than Triflow. The downside is that its lowest operating temperature is -10 degrees Fahrenheit. About a dozen times a year I...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-08-14, 12:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,747
Posted By Icecyclist.com
If the temperature is above 25 degrees F I use a...

If the temperature is above 25 degrees F I use a bucket of hot water with some laundry detergent and huge sponge to wash my bike. When temperatures are too cold for water I use a product called...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-08-14, 12:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 33,288
Posted By Icecyclist.com
I have found that with some of the new technical...

I have found that with some of the new technical fabrics by Polartec you can actually wear less/layer less and still stay nice and warm. I particularly like the Windbloc jacket produced by Foxwear...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-08-14, 12:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 37,080
Posted By Icecyclist.com
TriFlow is the best lubricant I have found

TriFlow is the best lubricant that I have found to keep the chain, derailleurs, and gears working in below freezing conditions. It displaces water and will not freeze until temperatures drop to 60...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-23-13, 02:43 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,065
Posted By Icecyclist.com
I would do it but only with fenders and only if...

I would do it but only with fenders and only if nothing more than .5 inches of rain will fall during the ride. You can get some race blades for $40 but don't wait till the last minute as they will...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 04-15-13, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By Icecyclist.com
The average person does not know the value of a...

The average person does not know the value of a bicycle. I was riding a train with my bike to NYC. A male train rider about 30 years old said, "That is a nice bicycle. It must cost at least $500"....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-14-13, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By Icecyclist.com
Finish Line flouro grease...thoughts?

After reading the low temperature rating on this grease at -60 Fahrenheit I decided to put some on my Chris King ISO rear hub bearings. When rolling the bearings by hand they seem to roll as good if...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-10-13, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 872
Posted By Icecyclist.com
Yes, torque wrench. Make sure you get the right...

Yes, torque wrench. Make sure you get the right one for the torque needed. I have one for the Bottom Bracket and another for the bolts that hold on the left side crank arm. The torque values are...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-08-13, 11:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,055
Posted By Icecyclist.com
12x27 is an excellent choice. That is what I...

12x27 is an excellent choice. That is what I run. You will notice the difference on long climbs.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-03-13, 08:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,975
Posted By Icecyclist.com
I like Colorado Cyclist or Excelsports. One of...

I like Colorado Cyclist or Excelsports. One of them has free shipping on wheels.

Good choice on the wheel selection. I'd opt for Ultegra hubs though.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-02-13, 07:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,697
Posted By Icecyclist.com
OMG, $149 for a complete wheel set is a fantastic...

OMG, $149 for a complete wheel set is a fantastic price. The only thing I might question is the strength of the rims used in the build. Other than that, what an outstanding value.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-01-13, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 722
Posted By Icecyclist.com
cny-bikeman - You may very well be a bicycle...

cny-bikeman - You may very well be a bicycle mechanic and may have built wheels for paying customers. Based on your statements, it is clear that you have limited knowledge of bicycle wheel building...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-27-13, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 722
Posted By Icecyclist.com
A well built wheel lasts as long as the rim. ...

A well built wheel lasts as long as the rim. Your rim is bent too much because the spoke tension of each spoke to the other spokes on each side of the rim is not relatively equal. Time for a new...
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-18-13, 06:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,567
Posted By Icecyclist.com
Great feedback. When I get a chance I will...

Great feedback. When I get a chance I will update the review. I will make it clear that the recommendation for aging the nokian studded tires is based on my experience using the tires on very...
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-18-13, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,488
Posted By Icecyclist.com
Very industrious! I need to start thinking like...

Very industrious! I need to start thinking like that.
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-11-13, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By Icecyclist.com
My preferred chain lubrication for sub-freezing...

My preferred chain lubrication for sub-freezing conditions is Tri-Flow. It stays liquid down to -60 degrees Fahrenheit (-51 degrees Celsius).

I wipe the chain clean with Simple Green Solution...
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-11-13, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By Icecyclist.com
Bekologist - thanks for the post. I was going to...

Bekologist - thanks for the post. I was going to take off the studded tires this weekend but your story convinced me to keep them on until early morning temps rise above 40 degrees for several days....
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-11-13, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,488
Posted By Icecyclist.com
bluegoatwoods - nice write up. Sure would like...

bluegoatwoods - nice write up. Sure would like to see a picture of those homemade bar mitts.
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-07-13, 05:37 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 89,840
Posted By Icecyclist.com
After ten years, I decided to put the apparel I...

After ten years, I decided to put the apparel I wear up on a website. My rides typically range from 0 to 35 degrees Fahrenheit and 25 to 60 miles in length.

www.icecyclist.com.
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