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Forum: Winter Cycling 11-28-11, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By idontgetit
Yup, no reply yet, but I just emailed them this...

Yup, no reply yet, but I just emailed them this morning. I was hoping for some independent confirmation from a Dixon owner :)
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-28-11, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By idontgetit
Swobo Dixon tire clearance

Hello

I'm interested in buying a Swobo Dixon for winter commuting, but they don't sell them in my area. My concern is with how much clearance there is for winter tires. Does anyone happen to know...
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-21-11, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By idontgetit
internal hubs and calgary winters

I'm thinking of using an internal hub on my next winter bike - likely a Shimano Nexus 8. Does anyone know how this hub handles the cold? I've heard it gets a little cranky at -20C. How about at -30C?...
Forum: Winter Cycling 05-22-09, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,658
Posted By idontgetit
I started year round commuting in Calgary three...

I started year round commuting in Calgary three years ago. The first winter all I had was a Kona Dew with studs on the front. My commute was 15km each way. The Dew was a pretty good choice, but the...
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-09-08, 01:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By idontgetit
The only thing that ever stopped my bike in the...

The only thing that ever stopped my bike in the winter was a frozen rear hub (at about -35c). You may want to pack a source of heat to warm up a frozen hub. A lighter or candle and matches, etc. I...
Forum: Winter Cycling 10-23-08, 04:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,030
Posted By idontgetit
Mittens. I have no problem working my shifters or...

Mittens. I have no problem working my shifters or brakes with them.

These are the ones I use:...
Forum: Winter Cycling 09-27-08, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By idontgetit
Sometimes the sidewalks on the residential...

Sometimes the sidewalks on the residential streets are the first to be cleared ;)
Forum: Winter Cycling 09-26-08, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By idontgetit
Winter speed on the bike path is really dependent...

Winter speed on the bike path is really dependent on conditions. You can move pretty quickly down a well maintained pathway. Unmaintained pathways may be impossible to ride. Foot traffic after a...
Forum: Winter Cycling 09-25-08, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,242
Posted By idontgetit
I spoke to some people at my LBS who said the...

I spoke to some people at my LBS who said the 29er works best for taller people. I have no idea if this is true or not, but I decided to go with an old mountain bike. I replaced the rear hub with a...
Forum: Winter Cycling 09-22-08, 09:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,453
Posted By idontgetit
The grease in the hub freezes and the pawls can...

The grease in the hub freezes and the pawls can no longer engage. The pawls ratchet when you freewheel, and then engage when you pedal. You can usually jiggle the rear wheel around and get the pawls...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-06-08, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By idontgetit
I give up. How do you remove a chainring off a...

I give up. How do you remove a chainring off a crankset?

Is your chainring bolted to a "spider" or does it look like one piece with some rivets? I don't know if the riveted ones can be removed...
Forum: Commuting 09-06-08, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,052
Posted By idontgetit
You could check...

You could check www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/spocalc.xls

Your rim and hub may be in the spreadsheet. Also keep in mind that the left and right side spokes could be different lengths depending on...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-03-08, 11:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,394
Posted By idontgetit
I've been working on a cheap fixed gear myself. ...

I've been working on a cheap fixed gear myself.
$30 - complete bike from pawn shop
$35 - ISO cog from london fixie
$25 - Shimano M475 Front disk hub
$10 - 1/8" chain
$14 - spokes

I took the...
Forum: Winter Cycling 08-26-08, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By idontgetit
Are you confusing fixed gear with single speed,...

Are you confusing fixed gear with single speed, or do you really mean fixed? A fixed gear has no freewheel or freehub so that the pedals move whenever the bike is moving. Some people claim a fixed...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-10-08, 04:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,798
Posted By idontgetit
Sure. Depending on the mood of the judge, you may...

Sure. Depending on the mood of the judge, you may even save some points on your license. :)
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-09-08, 11:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,464
Posted By idontgetit
I suspect most people will figure out why you are...

I suspect most people will figure out why you are standing in the middle of the intersection.

It's hard to make a recommendation without seeing the intersection. Do cars behind you have to wait...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-09-08, 11:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,798
Posted By idontgetit
I was stopped for speeding on the Calgary MUP on...

I was stopped for speeding on the Calgary MUP on Thursday (33 km in a 20 zone). I was issued a warning. I've been watching a Calgary forum discussion about this, and so far no one has mentioned...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-31-08, 08:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,382
Posted By idontgetit
my 26 year old bike that was in an accident which...

my 26 year old bike that was in an accident which messed up the rear hub and wheel - lets say free
wheel, hub, cog, lockring and chain - about $300 including wheel build
bar tape $15
tires $30...
Forum: Winter Cycling 07-31-08, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,304
Posted By idontgetit
I've ridden two winters in Calgary. The first one...

I've ridden two winters in Calgary. The first one on a Kona Dew Hybrid, the second on a Kona Fire Mountain.

should the frame be Steel? Aluminum? I've heard arguments both ways.

How important...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-17-08, 09:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,445
Posted By idontgetit
And now when I panic and grab both brakes, my...

And now when I panic and grab both brakes, my bell will go ding! :thumb:
Forum: Winter Cycling 07-14-08, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,242
Posted By idontgetit
Thanks for the replies. I'm torn between...

Thanks for the replies. I'm torn between rebuilding an old mountain bike into a fixed gear, or picking up a 29er.
Forum: Winter Cycling 06-20-08, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By idontgetit
The 3700 should work just fine. You may want a...

The 3700 should work just fine. You may want a studded tire on the front or both front and back, or you could ride it as is and see if you need the studs later.
Forum: Winter Cycling 06-20-08, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,242
Posted By idontgetit
Marin Hamilton 29er for winter riding?

Hello

How do the 29ers handle snow and ice? I've been wondering about Marin's Hamilton.
I'm interested in trying single speed or fixed gear next winter, and the Hamilton comes with a flip/flop...
Forum: Commuting 05-20-08, 08:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,523
Posted By idontgetit
I've been wondering about one of the Swobos for...

I've been wondering about one of the Swobos for winter commuting. Thoughts on this one?

http://www.swobo.com/catalog/product_info_b.php?cPath=201_207#

No suspension, 26" tires, front disk brake...
Forum: Living Car Free 06-10-07, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By idontgetit
My kids like to ride the train. Here in Calgary...

My kids like to ride the train. Here in Calgary we have light rail that's part of the transit system. Riding to the train, then going for a train ride can bring all sorts of otherwise distant...
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