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Winter Cycling Don't let snow and ice discourage you this winter. The key element to year-round cycling is proper attire! Check out this winter cycling forum to chat with other ice bike fanatics.

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Old 01-17-09, 03:43 PM   #201
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Old 01-17-09, 04:30 PM   #202
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Here is another shot of it. Hey! it works out OK. AM/FM/TV/WEATHERBAND. I listen to the news in the morning and Rock 'n' Roll on the way home. What can I say?

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Old 01-18-09, 09:31 AM   #203
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Yesterday at - 20 Celsius my KHS Solo One waits for a long ride.... no for me.


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Old 01-18-09, 11:12 AM   #204
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Old 01-18-09, 12:19 PM   #205
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^^ great picture - is it yours?
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Old 01-18-09, 04:53 PM   #206
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This is my Miele, I belive it's 1985, same age as me, it's my new winter bike, it's got big tires, planet bike fenders, and ugly rusted paint in some areas but i'll repaint it when snow goes away, it's also all origenal besides tires, here she be!


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Old 01-18-09, 05:55 PM   #207
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Luis Icebike1.jpgLuis Icebike2.jpg

Out and about in Burlington's Intervale on my '96 Fisher Mt. Tam. Primary use is as a winter run-around/errand bike around town, but I have been getting it out on trails too, as you can see here. The temperature gauge hanging from the saddle read a balmy 25 on this day.
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Old 01-18-09, 10:26 PM   #208
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Old 01-19-09, 09:40 AM   #209
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We faced the blizzard and were victorious

We faced the blizzard and were victorious.



The first day we rode a hilly 72km in the searing cold - as we left, the temperature was -29C, and it
didn't warm up much during the day. Morale was high throughout the ride.



After a night of partying and not enough rest, we set back home, to brave all the hills from Saint-Raymond
to downtown Quebec City. Here we are, ready to depart.



The second day was difficult due to the blizzard and the 40km/h headwind that gusted to even higher speeds.
Visibility was low, the roads were covered with thick snow, and progress was generally slow. But we made it!


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Old 01-19-09, 09:53 AM   #210
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What a great set of shots! I'd love to do a multi-day winter tour! Post up a full version of your epic, please!!
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Old 01-19-09, 10:02 AM   #211
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The first day we rode a hilly 72km in the searing cold - as we left, the temperature was -29C, and it didn't warm up much during the day.
(that's -20F for those in the US)

and dude, that trip is incredible. i am in awe.
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Old 01-20-09, 10:05 PM   #212
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First try at winter cycling.



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Old 01-21-09, 05:37 AM   #213
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^^ looks cool.

what's going on here - looks like you're running a cassette as a singlespeed? if so, i feel like that chain would try to jump up a cog if the chainline wasn't perfect, or even if the chain moves sideways when you hit a bump.
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Old 01-21-09, 09:40 AM   #214
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until now, no problems. i broke the chain and made sure there was enough tension to keep it from jumping. then again, i haven't hit any serious bumps yet.
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Old 01-21-09, 04:53 PM   #215
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The blizzard pics/story by Hernick are impossible to top, so I'm not trying, but here are a few pics from Colorado.
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Old 01-22-09, 01:52 PM   #216
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my winter bike is also a singlespeed cassette setup...
works great.... and chain is the right size to even change a gear if i want too....
i should post a pic....
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Old 01-26-09, 02:20 AM   #217
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I just got a bike worthy of winter riding. I was too afraid to take my skinny slicks on the snow, so tonight I got this Jumper cleaned up and ready to go. Of course I needed a test ride.

This shot is me arriving home up the walk. It's -28C with windchill -38C tonight. I only went 6 or 7 km.



Lost the ability to shift rear derailer about 5 minutes into it. I think the cog that catches inside the shifter may be a bit stiff. The front one was, and I had to clean and lube it while working on the bike. Guess I'll have to do the rear one too.
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Old 01-26-09, 08:16 PM   #218
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I wish I had as much cojones as you guys. Here's my first attempt:
Just my motobecane cross bike with the stock 30C cross tires; I really want to invest in a nice pair of 38C's. But then, we don't get all that much snow here, so maybe I can survive on these.


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Old 01-26-09, 09:28 PM   #219
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^^ haha superb photo. you should invest in a copy of 'Self Portraits' by Lee Friedlander (seriously, it's a great collection) (link #1 #2 #3)

props for biking in the snow in port jefferson anyway, since it would be so easy to hop into that blasphemous car that we can all see in the background. do you commute on your bike?* if so you could probably justify the tires, otherwise, there's probably no point.

*you should start commuting on your bike.
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Old 01-27-09, 02:22 AM   #220
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I just got a bike worthy of winter riding. I was too afraid to take my skinny slicks on the snow, so tonight I got this Jumper cleaned up and ready to go. Of course I needed a test ride.

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Lost the ability to shift rear derailer about 5 minutes into it. I think the cog that catches inside the shifter may be a bit stiff. The front one was, and I had to clean and lube it while working on the bike. Guess I'll have to do the rear one too.
I cleaned the little pawl and the pin it rides on in the shifter. It's still 25 below, but I could shift the rear on tonight's ride. :-)
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Old 01-27-09, 07:37 PM   #221
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^ Yay! Another convert!!
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Old 01-28-09, 03:38 PM   #222
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Old 01-28-09, 03:42 PM   #223
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^^ much better pic! haha i love the radio. what is it wrapped in, a plastic bag? and the derailleur?
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Old 01-28-09, 05:46 PM   #224
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The radio is in a gallon ziplock, the derailleur has a Grunge Guard on it. Which works very well, keeps it looking like new. And keeps all of the crud off of it.

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Old 01-31-09, 10:32 PM   #225
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What can I say no studs no lights all winter every winter this Suntour equipped Fuji gets me out and home again. The only thing is I have to free up the FD sometimes if it's below 15F.
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