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    Get full zip rain pants, and as long as it isn't...

    Get full zip rain pants, and as long as it isn't raining hard, you can have basically the same thing. I am a pretty big fan of them; unzipping them allows me to stay mostly dry (or totally dry if...
  2. My wife and I have fluctuated between 0 and 2...

    My wife and I have fluctuated between 0 and 2 cars over our marriage, with most of the time (including currently) at 1 car. In my experience, there are a couple things help make it work.
    1) ...
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    A bit OT, but huh? A large number of us on this...

    A bit OT, but huh? A large number of us on this forum regularly use goggles when the weather gets cold. The temperature cutoff varies for me depending on windspeed and my speed, but I will rarely...
  4. Re drop bars: If you want something a bit wider...

    Re drop bars: If you want something a bit wider without putting in tons of money, I really like riding dirt drops, especially on the snow and ice. I have a bike each with an On-One Midge and a...
  5. Some questions on your current setup: Do you...

    Some questions on your current setup:

    Do you have enough room in your shoes for that many layers? You may be limiting your circulation by sticking so many layers on your feet, actually making...
  6. Or you have an excuse to buy those silly...

    Or you have an excuse to buy those silly expensive carbon fiber brake levers...
  7. Another option (though it really doesn't...

    Another option (though it really doesn't accommodate a puffy vest) is to use a cross-country skiing jacket. I picked one up at a thrift store two winters ago, and have been very happy. Basically,...
  8. I have run a relatively low 32x16 the last two...

    I have run a relatively low 32x16 the last two winters, in relatively flat Madison WI. Since you mention coasting, I assume you are not fixed, correct? I would not run such a low gear as I run...
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    One other thought; you can get "freezing" of the...

    One other thought; you can get "freezing" of the pawls due to corrosion as well. I just dealt with that in the hub that is on my (winter included) commuter. Needed to let is sit in solvent for a...
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    Thanks juha! This is exactly the type if advice I...

    Thanks juha! This is exactly the type if advice I was hoping for. I had thought of the sleeping pad insulation, but it had fallen off my radar.I just went put and hacked up a cheap sleeping pad. I...
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    Child in tow

    I have been commuting year-round in Madison Wisconsin for several years, so I have the whole winter riding thing down pretty well. However, this is my first winter with a child in tow. He had been...
  12. Thread: Headwear

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    Just a follow-up on my initial notes. In...

    Just a follow-up on my initial notes. In addition to an ear band, I always have something over my eyes. Down to the mid 20's (F) or so, it is sunglasses or safety glasses. Below that, it is clear...
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    I don't have tubeless experience, but I do have...

    I don't have tubeless experience, but I do have about 12 races under my belt with tubes. I routinely run those pressures and lower (down to 22/24 front/rear) with Clement PDX's at roughly your...
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    Unless it is really cold and windy (like 0F and...

    Unless it is really cold and windy (like 0F and calm or 10F and really windy), I just wear a fleece earband. I tend to sweat too much (which in winter is your enemy) if I wear anything more. The...
  15. Some thoughts... Are you racing CX? If so, I...

    Some thoughts...
    Are you racing CX? If so, I would tend toward a wider rim. With the low tire pressures of racing, I sometimes fold over tire walls, which is no good, though has yet to cause a...
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    One thing to do if you don't patent and want...

    One thing to do if you don't patent and want produce said product; make sure to explicitly license the design as open source, likely with a standard license to back it up. Otherwise, someone else...
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    I know this thread is a bit old, but nay! 1)...

    I know this thread is a bit old, but nay! 1) they are heavy as a dh tire (my 40mm studded tires are 850g/each, so I do exaggerate a but...) 2) studs work for ice, not snow, and 3) they could do...
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    I was going to second on-one/planet x, but it...

    I was going to second on-one/planet x, but it seems that their stock is a bit limited right now, unless you are looking to set up something SS or put down about twice the money for the Nashbar. Two...
  19. Hey, this is Andrew, the guy you were talking to...

    Hey, this is Andrew, the guy you were talking to before the race, and apparently one of those sand baggers, though one without a full carbon bike ;) At any rate, I thought I would pop in to...
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    My experience is the I love 4-sided entry and how...

    My experience is the I love 4-sided entry and how it is easier to clip in compared to SPD. That said, several thousand miles kills these pedals' bushings and cleats, which makes them relatively...
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    Do you find it floppy as a pannier? A couple...

    Do you find it floppy as a pannier? A couple reviews I ran across mentioned this bag was good as a backpack, but a hair less than optimally rigid when in pannier mode. At a certain point, I am...
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    convertible pannier backpack

    My panniers are dying, so my wife has promised me either a new set of ortliebs, a waterproof backpack, or a convertible pack for my upcoming birthday. For those versed in the last, what are your...
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    I would echo the suggestions to ship the bike...

    I would echo the suggestions to ship the bike west, fly west, then tour east. The downside is that you end your trip in familiar territory (so you aren't journeying toward the exciting new place),...
  24. I'm not sure I agree with this if you are going...

    I'm not sure I agree with this if you are going to have off the bike days, which I assume is the case with a 4 month trip. IE, you will want (or at least I want) clean(er), dressier clothes for...
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    Ummm...in most, though not all, states...

    Ummm...in most, though not all, states pedestrians have a right to the road just as much as a car or bike as long as their presence does not obstruct traffic. So while I don't love pedestrians in...
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