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  1. Thread: New Trek

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    While I wouldn't build to that low spoke count...

    While I wouldn't build to that low spoke count myself for a touring wheelset (an extra 4 spokes is cheap insurance), my commuter/touring wheelset gets significant abuse (ie, the same or more than if...
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    Pogies/bar mits for the win. Earlier this...

    Pogies/bar mits for the win. Earlier this winter, when I first made the pogies, I rode for an hour in -5*F weather wearing a light insulated glove (ones I wear between 30 & 40 by themselves), and my...
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    If you have zero concern about ice, then I would...

    If you have zero concern about ice, then I would use a moderately aggressive cyclocross tire (or these might be narrow MTB tires/gravel tires) in as large of width as you can reasonably run on your...
  4. Honestly, I don't know of any fenders on the...

    Honestly, I don't know of any fenders on the market that are long enough stock to keep slush totally off a trailer. You would basically need a mudflap that goes to the ground. You can make one and...
  5. It's apparently on purpose. See Scofflaw Biking...

    It's apparently on purpose. See Scofflaw Biking Survey (Yeah, We Said It) - Washington BikesWashington Bikes

    Basically, it is to get more people to answer the survey.

    "When we asked why the...
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    I will echo some of the above sentiment; it...

    I will echo some of the above sentiment; it really depends on what campus you are on. I attend UW Madison. In the summer, I always use a U-lock, but sometimes break out the cable lock in the...
  7. Agreed with the comment on starting out cold; you...

    Agreed with the comment on starting out cold; you either need to start out cold, or layer down 10 minutes into your ride.

    As far as a jacket, get a cross-country ski jacket. I have a Craft,...
  8. Not for everyone, but if you are competent at...

    Not for everyone, but if you are competent at sewing or willing to splurge a bit, I am a bit of a zealot about bar mitts. When we routinely hit 10*F, I just have a hard time keeping my hands warm,...
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    donwales Check out Tire Dimensions | Schwalbe...

    donwales
    Check out Tire Dimensions | Schwalbe North America, and scroll down toward the bottom of the page for the "European Tire and Rim Technical Organization Standards Manual - 2007." That gives...
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    The Cabela's snow runner boots are a bit cheaper,...

    The Cabela's snow runner boots are a bit cheaper, but heavier (weight, no idea about warmth) than the LL bean snow sneakers. I bought a pair this year and have been happy so far. I was great on my...
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    I disagree that goggles suck. Poorly managed...

    I disagree that goggles suck. Poorly managed temperature and condensation coupled with goggles sucks. Same with glasses in the cold. I wear goggles in the cold-Madison, so maybe not as severe as...
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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...
  13. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. Or you have an excuse to buy those silly...

    Or you have an excuse to buy those silly expensive carbon fiber brake levers...
  18. 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,...
  19. 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...
  23. 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...
  25. Thread: Headwear

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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...
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