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Old 01-05-13, 08:41 PM   #801
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'All wheel drive' is for sissies, and the 20 mile pic temp was 12 degrees without the additional windchill of my pace. Needless to say I was the only one crazy enough to be on the bike trail that day. But the solitude was great.
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Old 01-06-13, 01:08 AM   #802
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My CX winter cycle. Fantastic bike. After years on hardtail, this was a very nice choice for me

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Old 01-06-13, 08:48 AM   #803
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Here is mine. Pelago Bristol frameset with Sram Automatix 2sp and coaster. Front hub is Sturmey Archer with brake. 42-622 Schwalbe Marathon Winter tyres.


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Old 01-06-13, 02:15 PM   #804
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I originally posted my winter bike below when I should have posted here. Sorry about my faux pas.

This is the semi-final version of my winter bike. I am not a drop bar kind of guy but I thought I would give it another try. Trek Portland that has been made into a single speed. Took off the 10 speed 105, put on a White Industries ENO crank, MKS pedals, Schwalbe Marathon Winters 35's, SKS fenders, changed out the bar to Race Face, Tektro brake and cross top levers. Spacer kit, 18 tooth Shimano cog (to be replaced by a Surly with a wider base), spacer kit and Surly Singleator. Last I replaced the seat post with a Soma set back and changed out the saddle to a Specialized Avatar.

Tomorrow will be my first day taking it to work.

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Old 01-06-13, 02:20 PM   #805
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Here is mine. Pelago Bristol frameset with Sram Automatix 2sp and coaster. Front hub is Sturmey Archer with brake. 42-622 Schwalbe Marathon Winter tyres.


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What a nice looking bike and a great photo of it. I will be interested to hear how the 2 speed rear hub holds up over the winter.
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Old 01-06-13, 03:56 PM   #806
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Old 01-06-13, 07:26 PM   #807
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What better way to test out the Nokian's than a steep ice covered drainage ramp.

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Old 01-06-13, 07:27 PM   #808
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Always love the Fargo pics bmike!
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After a 10km ride home, getting caught in a snow storm with the top down, and plowing into a drift while climbing the last bridge to home:




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Old 01-09-13, 08:30 PM   #811
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Some of these bikes are so pretty/shiny that I'd be scared to ride them in the winter (I'm talking to you Thomand and Syvakma1).
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Old 01-09-13, 08:33 PM   #812
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Dang! Are you going winter bikepacking with that Fargo, bmike? Looks great.
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Old 01-09-13, 08:37 PM   #813
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'All wheel drive' is for sissies, and the 20 mile pic temp was 12 degrees without the additional windchill of my pace. Needless to say I was the only one crazy enough to be on the bike trail that day. But the solitude was great.
Winter solitude is great. It has to be a bit cooler in these parts before the trails empty.
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Old 01-09-13, 11:54 PM   #814
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Well, not just the winter bike... its the all year round bike.

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Old 01-11-13, 05:12 PM   #815
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Ok I know I have shown my bike numerous times but this is the FINAL version. I hated the drops, I don't know why I even try anymore. I am happy with it now. My winter bike is complete.


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Old 01-13-13, 05:32 PM   #816
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Some of these bikes are so pretty/shiny that I'd be scared to ride them in the winter (I'm talking to you Thomand and Syvakma1).
Thanks. Not feeling scared at all Enjoying the ride
Pics from this saturdays ride in -7 degrees.

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I put my pogies on the KM when temps dip below mid-30sf for my winter bike.


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Old 01-14-13, 03:19 AM   #819
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And with a sign like that, you just have to go down with a bike! Nice!
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Old 01-18-13, 11:49 PM   #820
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I have two winter bikes, one smooth-tired for dry / bare pavement days, and another with Xtracycle kit and studded front tire. Both are early 90's hybrid frames. Here the smoothie tows one of my trailers.



The Xtracycle, seeing its first use in winter, has proved amazingly stable! I feel much safer on this bike when the roads are iffy.
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Old 01-20-13, 10:13 PM   #822
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Tuck... you actually make winter here look pleasant.
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Wow, super bike with Automatix!

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Here is mine. Pelago Bristol frameset with Sram Automatix 2sp and coaster. Front hub is Sturmey Archer with brake. 42-622 Schwalbe Marathon Winter tyres.


Pelago Leftover by Marko Syvakari, on Flickr
I've been wanting to build something like this for a while. Still haven't done it. For those interested, there's a bunch of good information in the comments on one of my blog posts about the merits of the SRAM Automatix vs. the SA S2C...

http://www.rantwick.com/2011/10/sram...rcher-s2c.html
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2004 Devinci Oslo

I could look at this thread all day. Great bikes, everyone!

I seem to be going the opposite direction of most others... from fatter 26" tires and a heavy MTB frame to 700X35 Schwalbe Marathon Winter tires on a lighter Alu frame. Less able to handle everything, but better for my street commute 95% of the time. I've been enjoying this latest Winter Bike alot. 2004 Devinci Oslo. Pedals flat one side, cleated the other. I hate snow buildup under normal fenders, so I have improvised a little. I thought the panniers might collect lots of slush/ice/snow, but so far so good; very little has stuck to them so far. Best (coldest) day today so far this winter where I live in London, Ontario, Canada at -18C (-0.4 F). It was a great commute, got a little too hot actually.






I've written lots about winter riding and other Mutant Winter bikes on my blog, rantwick.com .
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