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Forum: Winter Cycling 09-19-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,272
Posted By Trower
Neoprene gloves and wool mits over them are the...

Neoprene gloves and wool mits over them are the only thing that keeps my hands warm in the cooler weather.

I've always used a breathable rain shell and a wool shirt under, keeps you dry and warm....
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-05-14, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,757
Posted By Trower
Well I don't often post, mostly just glean info,...

Well I don't often post, mostly just glean info, but I have done ALOT of Fixed winter commuting!

First off, fixed is the way to go in snow, but more importantly with small patches of ice it...
Forum: Living Car Free 04-18-14, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1,149
Views: 67,229
Posted By Trower
took a 10 mile stroll after installing my...

took a 10 mile stroll after installing my recovered saddle and some leather bar wrap I made with the leftover leather! Turned out quite nice.

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Forum: Commuting 04-17-13, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 94,528
Posted By Trower
Holy crap an hour in the pouring rain!!! Man you...

Holy crap an hour in the pouring rain!!! Man you are dedicated:thumbsup:
Forum: Commuting 04-04-13, 04:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,334
Posted By Trower
I've seen a Tibetan Mastiff before, man they are...

I've seen a Tibetan Mastiff before, man they are HUGE!! They are a bit on the territorial and agressive side, so not the best pets! They are awesome looking for sure though.

The Kangal is a cool...
Forum: Touring 04-02-13, 07:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,942
Posted By Trower
I would start out right and just get a nice...

I would start out right and just get a nice touring bike, the BD bikes don't really hold their value well and you would take a hit if you did upgrade in a year. The Surly is not the only option,...
Forum: Commuting 04-02-13, 06:01 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,334
Posted By Trower
I love dogs, have one, take care of my...

I love dogs, have one, take care of my Pharmacists Huskies (30) every so often, so anyhow I get along very well with dogs. That being said I have used a frame pump to ward off a coyote, and a...
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-29-13, 12:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,601
Posted By Trower
I have been saving up to get a Fattie for next...

I have been saving up to get a Fattie for next fall, but I am really considering a Wall-Mart one to tryout and see if I like the fatness at all before I commit to big money on one.....
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-29-13, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By Trower
I live in Northern Maine, sold my car 2 years ago...

I live in Northern Maine, sold my car 2 years ago so I bike alot in the winter:P I have a regimen of using Frame Saver at the beginning of the winter season, and then again at the end, and have no...
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-29-13, 12:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,571
Posted By Trower
I use my bike shorts (or tights), light wool...

I use my bike shorts (or tights), light wool socks, and windpants for the bottom half. Up top, I use a long sleeve lightweight merino shirt with a windbreaker jacket. I wear some neoprene gloves, and...
Forum: Commuting 03-28-13, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 94,528
Posted By Trower
Ya I do need to put on on, no problems at all...

Ya I do need to put on on, no problems at all with the chain jumping around. I started using it in place of my other commuter, which is a late 70'e Peugeot, because of how stable it is with all the...
Forum: Commuting 03-28-13, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 94,528
Posted By Trower
33f, nice calm ride with different bars. Switched...

33f, nice calm ride with different bars. Switched my cargo bike Soma 3 speed bars. Rather enjoyed them;)

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Forum: Commuting 03-27-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 94,528
Posted By Trower
Little bit of wind, 33f, freezing rain, not too...

Little bit of wind, 33f, freezing rain, not too bad though rain gear kept me dry:)
Forum: Commuting 03-26-13, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 94,528
Posted By Trower
Nice ride today calm 30f and beautiful sunrise! ...

Nice ride today calm 30f and beautiful sunrise!

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Forum: Touring 03-20-13, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 565
Posted By Trower
I'm not a huge fan of that colour, the British...

I'm not a huge fan of that colour, the British racing green looks good on that site though......:)

I'm sure it will look nice whatever color you choose!
Forum: Utility Cycling 03-20-13, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,580
Posted By Trower
I really love Schwalbe's new Big Ben's. Really...

I really love Schwalbe's new Big Ben's. Really great tire, like it better than the big apple's.
Forum: Commuting 03-20-13, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 94,528
Posted By Trower
Was a cold, windy and snowy ride this morn! 15f,...

Was a cold, windy and snowy ride this morn! 15f, with about 3 inches of snow on the road and large banks plowed out in the road, not the most fun..... Really need to get a fat bike.
Forum: Commuting 03-19-13, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Trower
Wise choice, Miyata's as a general rule though...

Wise choice, Miyata's as a general rule though are really, really nice frames, but the 210 is just a Hi-10 clunker:/
Forum: Commuting 03-19-13, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,106
Posted By Trower
I live in Northern Maine, it sure does get cold!...

I live in Northern Maine, it sure does get cold! Had to hitch a ride for a week this winter due to the fact it was -30f to -45f in the mornings!! Too cold to ride.

Back on subject, I use neoprene...
Forum: Touring 03-18-13, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,236
Posted By Trower
I would go with Shimano! I have had a 180mm XT...

I would go with Shimano! I have had a 180mm XT hollowtech II crankset on my single speed mountain bike for a couple years, I've neglected it and have been quite hard on it, yet it still spins as...
Forum: Touring 03-15-13, 01:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,685
Posted By Trower
Defiantly look for vintage MTB's then! Generally...

Defiantly look for vintage MTB's then! Generally can find ones with usable wheels and drive terrains for quite cheep, a good tuneup, tires and cleaning and you'll be good to roll!

Best of luck to...
Forum: Touring 03-15-13, 07:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,293
Posted By Trower
The most important thing for me would be friction...

The most important thing for me would be friction shifting, no matter how many gears. I hate screwing around adjusting shift points and friction I find just nice for touring;)

Second most, big...
Forum: Commuting 03-15-13, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 94,528
Posted By Trower
Nice snowy morn on my new cargo bike! Around 15f,...

Nice snowy morn on my new cargo bike! Around 15f, almost no wind and big beautiful snowflakes, one of the best rides this winter;)

Out the shop...
Forum: Commuting 03-15-13, 06:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 896
Posted By Trower
A BB could easily be designed to work and stay...

A BB could easily be designed to work and stay Reliable, but it would need to be on a fixed gear, and even then it wouldn't be as eficiant as the cranks spin a a considerably lower rpm than a hub....
Forum: Touring 03-14-13, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,685
Posted By Trower
First off, are you able to work on your own bikes?

First off, are you able to work on your own bikes?
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