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    Going into winter in Madison, and pulled out the...

    Going into winter in Madison, and pulled out the goggles. When it drops below 40 F, I tear up and become annoyed at the currents of cold air around my temples and forehead. I retrain myself to...
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    Snow may not be the only factor. Last winter, I...

    Snow may not be the only factor. Last winter, I notice a sharp drop in energy during a ride and found information on cold induced asthma. So, you may not be getting enough oxygen into you system...
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    Easy Peasy, Studs are great and a little goes a...

    Easy Peasy,
    Studs are great and a little goes a long way on paved roads. You only need the high stud count nobbies if you plan on being out with more than 1/2" snow on the ground. There should be...
  4. Too bad I can't hang the car from the ceiling,...

    Too bad I can't hang the car from the ceiling, and keep the bikes on the floor.
  5. I bought a 2009 Raleigh Clubman as my entry into...

    I bought a 2009 Raleigh Clubman as my entry into road biking. Steel frame and fork, and a Brooks leather saddle. This is a forgiving setup. Love it for long rides and around town. I just bought a...
  6. I pull the seatposts, and my head has never felt...

    I pull the seatposts, and my head has never felt better.
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    I wish I had a pic of this, but in Coralville,...

    I wish I had a pic of this, but in Coralville, IA, I spotted a Pugsley with a Rollof 14 hub sporting a chunk of driftwood jammed under the rack, acting as a fender. If you can rock it, anything goes.
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    Ditching the V's, Canit on order, disc and rollers in the stable

    Has anyone thought up a crud scraper for the rim brake? Seem like an obvious must have. Hard plastic, like a cheep ice scraper, spring mounted to the pad, or the brake that will contact the rim,...
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    Here is a link to the Giant Rapid....

    Here is a link to the Giant Rapid. http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/bikes/model/rapid/7298/44050/
    I will take drop bars any day over flat bars. I ride on the tops of the flat bars about 25% of...
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    My ski googles only fog when I expell a big...

    My ski googles only fog when I expell a big breath up towards them, then clear. They are double lensed and have a "super anti-fog" coatings. Shop now for next year.
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    Last summer, I was with a group that insisted...

    Last summer, I was with a group that insisted that the only way to ride was single file, there were about twenty of us and passing cars were "squeezing" their way by, pushing oncoming traffic onto...
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    Sticky: http://www.maxigripstore.com/categories/Bike-Tire-...

    http://www.maxigripstore.com/categories/Bike-Tire-Studs/
    High quality carbide tiped studs. They are a little expensive. When you add the cost of a tire and the studs, it is better to buy a high...
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    http://www.talusoutdoor.com/ I saw this product...

    http://www.talusoutdoor.com/ I saw this product after thinking about the effect of deep inhalation of cold air while ride a couple of weeks ago. I'am concidering one for next year, or if I see one...
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    I have been enjoying my Uvex Downhill II, ($20 at...

    I have been enjoying my Uvex Downhill II, ($20 at REI online) . The amber lens takes the punch out of oncoming headlights at night. Fog free, mostly, just a quick turn of the head will force more...
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    Before I had a rack on my winter commuter, I had...

    Before I had a rack on my winter commuter, I had to make a sudden stop (dry pavement), the bag I had on slipped. Unable to pedal my way out of it, the bag took me down. Hit the bike shop on the way...
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    Sticky: Nice video. With my nail studs, I wiped out once...

    Nice video. With my nail studs, I wiped out once in the parking lot of a bike shop. The surface conditions were very close to the video, snow over ice. The video does a good job illistrating how...
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    Sticky: Nail Studs We had a sticky wet snow during rush...

    Nail Studs
    We had a sticky wet snow during rush hour hear in Madison last evening. I passed two #6 buses in four blocks (normaly 30min apart), and made it to work in about 18min (10min norm.) To...
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    I am considering replacing an old cable and...

    I am considering replacing an old cable and housing that I belive is having issues in the cold, and wonder if using a complete housing all the way the derailer is wise? The idea being, fewer points...
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    Sticky: Thinking about a silicon spray, or one of those...

    Thinking about a silicon spray, or one of those snowblower sprays. The snowblower spray looks like a good idea for wheelwells and fenders. The silicon will be easy to apply to rubber, and I know that...
  20. I installed bike racks in to the front yard. ...

    I installed bike racks in to the front yard. 181568
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    I am using a Uvex X8 ski helmet, with a pair of...

    I am using a Uvex X8 ski helmet, with a pair of Uvex goggles. The back is curved and trimed out and I have not had an issue with keeping my head up, or feeling a pinch point at the neck. I clip a...
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    Sticky: The nail studs worked great on a 20m ride last...

    The nail studs worked great on a 20m ride last night, over snow and ice. Still had trouble with half frozen slush, but nothing can overcome that. I was having a little bit of icee buildup on the...
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    Sticky: Has anyone played with a release agent for snow...

    Has anyone played with a release agent for snow on tires?
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    Could not get a new bike past the wife this year,...

    Could not get a new bike past the wife this year, so it was fix up the old 26er. Repainted the frame with Rustoliem's Hammered finish paint, no priming and thick lumpy finish. Added PB Cascadia...
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    Sticky: Rear with two sets of roofing nails nails and...

    Rear with two sets of roofing nails nails and front with one. 75 miles and holding air. Found only a small patch of ice to play on over the weekend. There is snow forcasted this week.
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