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  1. Another factor not getting addressed here is...

    Another factor not getting addressed here is "length of trip." I used to have a 10 mile one-way commute and even on a bad winter day, I could still ride it in under an hour. Now with a 23 mile...
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    July: 1377 (including Tour de Wyoming) Aug: ...

    July: 1377 (including Tour de Wyoming)
    Aug: 1362 (including CANDISC)
    Sept: 1386
    Oct: 1366

    That's my most solid streak of biking I've accomplished. I was hoping to add November with...
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    Please remind us again why you feel the need to...

    Please remind us again why you feel the need to do this. There are tens of thousands of miles of experience with winter biking being posted here and yet it seems like the severity of what you are...
  4. Actually, I don't recall it ever being mentioned....

    Actually, I don't recall it ever being mentioned. I'm trying to figure out why it's extremely important too.
  5. Good to know. I get tired of the winter...

    Good to know. I get tired of the winter maintenance and have lusted over an IGH. And shaft drive... And heated pedals...
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    Around 30F and below I add a pair of windpants to...

    Around 30F and below I add a pair of windpants to the logistics. If I'll be commuting in the afternoon with warmer temps, I'll throw them over tights for the morning commute and just go with the...
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    St. Paul (MN) was watering down and cleaning...

    St. Paul (MN) was watering down and cleaning their streets this morning with a temp of 26F. This year the ground was warm enough so it wasn't a problem, except for a cold spray. A couple of years...
  8. My '92 Cannondale T600 has 108,400 miles so far. ...

    My '92 Cannondale T600 has 108,400 miles so far. My '95 Cannondale H600, the winter commuter, is at 20,000 miles. The latter goes through components at about the same rate, given the conditions I...
  9. While an interesting idea, it looks too prone to...

    While an interesting idea, it looks too prone to getting nudged into the spokes by a heal or kicked up branch. We've got the "go on red" law for bikes around here (MN) so while this device could...
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    I've been keeping a '95 Cannondale hybrid going...

    I've been keeping a '95 Cannondale hybrid going as my winter bike. Every other year or so, I just scrape off the bubbling with a screwdriver and/or file, prime it with Rustoleum, and paint over that...
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    I'm also curious on what you are basing your...

    I'm also curious on what you are basing your argument. It goes counter to the vast majority of the riders I see in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. I switched to clipless on doctor's orders back in...
  12. It's easiest for me to just use two bikes. If...

    It's easiest for me to just use two bikes. If roads are crappy, I take the winter bike with studs. If they're good, the summer bike. The complete switch to the summer bike seems to be in March or...
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    Just a quick thought: looking straight down at...

    Just a quick thought: looking straight down at the edge, slice through a doughnut to the middle at an angle (45 degrees?) and slip it on. The cut ends should spring back and keep it in place just...
  14. Whoops, this just in. Guess not! "Since the...

    Whoops, this just in. Guess not!

    "Since the announcement of our pending hydraulic brake recall, SRAM has received a number of inquiries related to reported incidents of brake failures in...
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    I'm using the Schwalbe Winter Marathon 700x35s...

    I'm using the Schwalbe Winter Marathon 700x35s with four rows of carbide studs (over 200 total). About the only additional info I can report that others haven't mentioned is that the extra rows do...
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    Schwalbe Marathon Winter studded, 700x35, with...

    Schwalbe Marathon Winter studded, 700x35, with carbide studs. I'd been told the studs would outlast the tread. After three thousand miles, the tread is hardly worn, and the rear's inner rows of...
  17. Winds gusting to that much are too dangerous...

    Winds gusting to that much are too dangerous around here as the risk of getting blown into traffic are greater than I'm comfortable with. I've ridden in crosswind gusts to 55 mph out in the country...
  18. I understand your mentality as I've battled it...

    I understand your mentality as I've battled it for over twenty years here in the Twin Cities. Yesterday's conditions were maybe passable for riding around here, but there were close to 200 vehicle...
  19. I'd give it a shot. I'd think that if you apply...

    I'd give it a shot. I'd think that if you apply the tape correctly (i.e. put the proper tension on it), it'd seal up well. I've put it on cable rub spots in the past without painting and when I...
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    Back in the days of a short 10 mile commute, I'd...

    Back in the days of a short 10 mile commute, I'd go down to -10F, but didn't really enjoy it. :-) The last ten years, it's been 16 miles to the light rail station, or 23 miles all the way to work. ...
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    Jan-May - winter just didn't go away Jun - built...

    Jan-May - winter just didn't go away
    Jun - built up the legs and other body parts a bit

    1257 - July (a lowlander sucked a lot of air on Sunday CO Triple Bypass ride for 10% of the miles)
    1441 -...
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    I get a kick out of many of these "debates" as a...

    I get a kick out of many of these "debates" as a lot of them are based on personalities rather than any right or wrong answer. I usually avoid them and go biking instead.

    I keep track of miles...
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    buzzbee (CA)_______________________7163...

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    MNBikeCommuter(MN)____________________9191...

    MNBikeCommuter(MN)____________________9191 (12733)
    Silk (BC/CAN)_________________________8347
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    MNBikeCommuter(MN)____________________9191...

    MNBikeCommuter(MN)____________________9191 (12733)
    Silk (BC/CAN)_________________________8347
    dschue5(MN)___________________________7635 (12,530 total)
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