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    Yup, no reply yet, but I just emailed them this...

    Yup, no reply yet, but I just emailed them this morning. I was hoping for some independent confirmation from a Dixon owner :)
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    Swobo Dixon tire clearance

    Hello

    I'm interested in buying a Swobo Dixon for winter commuting, but they don't sell them in my area. My concern is with how much clearance there is for winter tires. Does anyone happen to know...
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    internal hubs and calgary winters

    I'm thinking of using an internal hub on my next winter bike - likely a Shimano Nexus 8. Does anyone know how this hub handles the cold? I've heard it gets a little cranky at -20C. How about at -30C?...
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    I started year round commuting in Calgary three...

    I started year round commuting in Calgary three years ago. The first winter all I had was a Kona Dew with studs on the front. My commute was 15km each way. The Dew was a pretty good choice, but the...
  5. The only thing that ever stopped my bike in the...

    The only thing that ever stopped my bike in the winter was a frozen rear hub (at about -35c). You may want to pack a source of heat to warm up a frozen hub. A lighter or candle and matches, etc. I...
  6. Mittens. I have no problem working my shifters or...

    Mittens. I have no problem working my shifters or brakes with them.

    These are the ones I use:...
  7. Thread: Slow Down

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    Sometimes the sidewalks on the residential...

    Sometimes the sidewalks on the residential streets are the first to be cleared ;)
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    Winter speed on the bike path is really dependent...

    Winter speed on the bike path is really dependent on conditions. You can move pretty quickly down a well maintained pathway. Unmaintained pathways may be impossible to ride. Foot traffic after a...
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    I spoke to some people at my LBS who said the...

    I spoke to some people at my LBS who said the 29er works best for taller people. I have no idea if this is true or not, but I decided to go with an old mountain bike. I replaced the rear hub with a...
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    The grease in the hub freezes and the pawls can...

    The grease in the hub freezes and the pawls can no longer engage. The pawls ratchet when you freewheel, and then engage when you pedal. You can usually jiggle the rear wheel around and get the pawls...
  11. I give up. How do you remove a chainring off a...

    I give up. How do you remove a chainring off a crankset?

    Is your chainring bolted to a "spider" or does it look like one piece with some rivets? I don't know if the riveted ones can be removed...
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    You could check...

    You could check www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/spocalc.xls

    Your rim and hub may be in the spreadsheet. Also keep in mind that the left and right side spokes could be different lengths depending on...
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    I've been working on a cheap fixed gear myself. ...

    I've been working on a cheap fixed gear myself.
    $30 - complete bike from pawn shop
    $35 - ISO cog from london fixie
    $25 - Shimano M475 Front disk hub
    $10 - 1/8" chain
    $14 - spokes

    I took the...
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    Are you confusing fixed gear with single speed,...

    Are you confusing fixed gear with single speed, or do you really mean fixed? A fixed gear has no freewheel or freehub so that the pedals move whenever the bike is moving. Some people claim a fixed...
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    Sure. Depending on the mood of the judge, you may...

    Sure. Depending on the mood of the judge, you may even save some points on your license. :)
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    I suspect most people will figure out why you are...

    I suspect most people will figure out why you are standing in the middle of the intersection.

    It's hard to make a recommendation without seeing the intersection. Do cars behind you have to wait...
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    I was stopped for speeding on the Calgary MUP on...

    I was stopped for speeding on the Calgary MUP on Thursday (33 km in a 20 zone). I was issued a warning. I've been watching a Calgary forum discussion about this, and so far no one has mentioned...
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    my 26 year old bike that was in an accident which...

    my 26 year old bike that was in an accident which messed up the rear hub and wheel - lets say free
    wheel, hub, cog, lockring and chain - about $300 including wheel build
    bar tape $15
    tires $30...
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    I've ridden two winters in Calgary. The first one...

    I've ridden two winters in Calgary. The first one on a Kona Dew Hybrid, the second on a Kona Fire Mountain.

    should the frame be Steel? Aluminum? I've heard arguments both ways.

    How important...
  20. And now when I panic and grab both brakes, my...

    And now when I panic and grab both brakes, my bell will go ding! :thumb:
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    Thanks for the replies. I'm torn between...

    Thanks for the replies. I'm torn between rebuilding an old mountain bike into a fixed gear, or picking up a 29er.
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    The 3700 should work just fine. You may want a...

    The 3700 should work just fine. You may want a studded tire on the front or both front and back, or you could ride it as is and see if you need the studs later.
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    Marin Hamilton 29er for winter riding?

    Hello

    How do the 29ers handle snow and ice? I've been wondering about Marin's Hamilton.
    I'm interested in trying single speed or fixed gear next winter, and the Hamilton comes with a flip/flop...
  24. I've been wondering about one of the Swobos for...

    I've been wondering about one of the Swobos for winter commuting. Thoughts on this one?

    http://www.swobo.com/catalog/product_info_b.php?cPath=201_207#

    No suspension, 26" tires, front disk brake...
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    My kids like to ride the train. Here in Calgary...

    My kids like to ride the train. Here in Calgary we have light rail that's part of the transit system. Riding to the train, then going for a train ride can bring all sorts of otherwise distant...
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