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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-09-05, 09:53 AM   #1
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Lock de-icer...

... comes in handy. This morning I rode to an exam in the snowstorm we're having and locked up with my u-lock. When I tried to unlock an hour later, the key wouldn't turn. I had to walk home and get some de-icer.

Also, I may stop using the lock holder on my frame this winter. yeah, didn't quite think that one through.

Otherwise, snow riding with studded nokians and full fenders f-ing rocks.
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Old 12-09-05, 10:29 AM   #2
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Once the lock dries out put some graphite powder in the mechanism. It is made for lock tumblers and will keep it working smoothly.
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Old 12-09-05, 11:04 AM   #3
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Cool, I'll try that.
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