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    Oh yeah - regarding shifting wind or other...

    Oh yeah - regarding shifting wind or other conditions - you can ride with the less-than-ideal cog, it's just gonna hurt. I'd pick my bike based on how I feel and how much I'm willing to work.
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    I have two winter bikes. One 26er with normal...

    I have two winter bikes. One 26er with normal studded tires and an alternate rear wheel with a big fat super knobby studded tire. The cog on those wheels is two teeth apart.

    Bike number two is my...
  3. I ride a fixed-gear 26er daily all winter. I see...

    I ride a fixed-gear 26er daily all winter. I see some fat bikes but I always think the riders are on them because they own them and not because they are better-suited. There are probably three to...
  4. Smith IO/X Turbo Goggles with fan. Anyone use them?

    I tend to not use goggles unless the temp is lower than about -10F. They are just not practical because they fog up. But what about the Smith Turbo? If you have any experience, let me know. My wife...
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    Starting to think about a gear ratio guide

    It goes something like this:

    The baseline is what you rode all summer. Add one tooth to your rear cog for each:
    Tights (or other clothing related restriction)
    Studded tires
    Extreme cold (zero F...
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    If you come to Minneapolis use a front disc and...

    If you come to Minneapolis use a front disc and fixed gear in the back. With this setup I rarely use my brake.

    If you want the IGH you can get it with a disc or roller brake. Yeah, you'll have...
  7. Try this one. ...

    Try this one.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/winter-cycling/979990-anyone-use-battery-heated-insoles-socks.html
  8. Encouraged.

    Encouraged.
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    It depends where you ride. If there is lots of...

    It depends where you ride. If there is lots of grass or other stuff to aim for you can just ditch dive and hope for a soft landing. If you try to slow down and can't you can disengage and hop off the...
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    Holy crap that's cheap.

    Holy crap that's cheap.
  11. All you studs with the bright headlights - they are annoying

    Whether you are inducing a seizure with the floody blinkie or blinding us with the thrown brightness aimed at our eyes you are annoying and might not know it. Watching oncoming cyclists and...
  12. Thanks for not picking the low-hanging fruit.

    Thanks for not picking the low-hanging fruit.
  13. On the third day of winter I remembered an necessity- a plastic shopping bag...

    ...to shove down the front of my pants.

    It was about 19F this AM. About 30 minutes into my ride I remembered to not neglect the little things!
  14. Any thin mountaineering shell should work. They...

    Any thin mountaineering shell should work. They are generally made with longer sleeves and a rear that is long enough for coverage.

    I have never used a cycling specific wind-shell in cold weather...
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    Most common length cap screw?

    I'm going to order some stainless M5 cap screws and would like to order extra lengths for various purposes. What are the most common lengths to have on hand for things like bottle cages, fender...
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    It's not normal. I would not try to live with it.

    It's not normal. I would not try to live with it.
  17. Number 2: No? As is, no it does not?

    Number 2: No? As is, no it does not?
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    Got the size 47 303s today. Ordered the wide. As...

    Got the size 47 303s today. Ordered the wide. As far as I can tell they fit the same. FWIW I think the sole is exactly the same sole; zero changes.
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    If I can, I get off the road I wait for them to...

    If I can, I get off the road I wait for them to pass.

    i want the plow drivers to love bikes and I encourage them to plow curb to curb. I facilitate that by moving aside.
  20. Thread: Child in tow

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    You'll need a stronger saddle to support your...

    You'll need a stronger saddle to support your huge balls.

    You are braver than I am. Setting aside the obvious safety risk, here is why I never successfully towed the kid in a trailer. I tried. I...
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    I like what this guy says:...

    I like what this guy says: http://www.bikeforums.net/winter-cycling/978574-rechargeable-hand-foot-warmers.html#post17251527

    You'll also see a post from me in that thread about thermosoles.

    I...
  22. Thread: Winter Footwear

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    I think you'll be fine with those shoes. -30c is...

    I think you'll be fine with those shoes. -30c is probably a stretch for them but -10c to -20c should be fine if you have THICK socks and a quality insulating insole. At whatever temp the pain starts...
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    It depends on what gets cold. What body part gets...

    It depends on what gets cold. What body part gets cold? Upper leg, lower leg, front, back, knee, behind the knee.... I have to imagine that it's not all "getting to cold" all at the same time.
    ...
  24. My few cents: "tights," because they are...

    My few cents:

    "tights," because they are stretchy, are not a good candidate for wind proofing. They work well as an insulating layer and depending on the materials will vary in terms of warmth per...
  25. Is your situation that you'll have nothing on top...

    Is your situation that you'll have nothing on top of the tights? I use tights for insulation only and rely on another layer for wind proofing. Usually knickers.
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