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    Post your winter bike pics.

    Like the thread title says. Just curious what everyone is riding, maybe throw in location/temp/conditions/etc.


    Here is mine (obvious summer picture):




    Specs: 1983? Schwinn World, purchased for 3 dollars sans wheels. Old Suzue front hub and Araya rim, 27 1/4" tire (generic). Surly fixed/fixed rear laced to Alex double walled 700c rim with DT spokes and 38c cross tire. BB made out of spare spindle (replaced the cottered cranks) and random bearings. The Brooks gets swapped out for an old plastic road saddle in the winter (suprisingly comfortable). Old MKS pedals and plastic clips and nylon straps. Can't remember fender make/model. The fork pictured has been replaced after breaking the fork end. Run 42x17, which allows me to trudge up the hills of Duluth, MN in the winter. Rode it down to -20F last winter and through a couple blizzards, only had to walk it a couple times.

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    Last winter. Normally I don't use fenders but last winter was one of Denver's rare nasty ones.





    This is the first of 4 major and 3 or 4 minor storms we had to deal with

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    dang, those are some nice winter bikes!

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    My Kona with studded Nokian tires. I'm getting wider wheels built for better snow floatation

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    ^ Holy ovenmitts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seafoamer View Post
    ^ Holy ovenmitts!
    Ovenmitt, chuckle! They're POGIES, man! Perfect for temps below freezing. Maybe it's just an Alaskan/Canadian thang.

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    I rode a rigid mountain bike when I lived in true snow country in the late 80's and 90's just a few hours drive east of the OP. (UP of Michigan)

    In the Pac NW I don't see too much snow on the roads, but it sometimes happens. Got some Nokians for the 'cross bike for this winter for the few days of icy, frozen roads if we get them.

    Here's some Pacific Northwest snow bike pics from 3 different snow tours. All of a Long Haul Trucker
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    Quote Originally Posted by MudSplattered View Post
    Ovenmitt, chuckle! They're POGIES, man! Perfect for temps below freezing. Maybe it's just an Alaskan/Canadian thang.
    We use them here in Minnesota too! I sew a fleece flap on the inside where the cables pass through to plug that hole and a small pocket for a chem hand warmer if needed... What was the event?

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    Despite it's looks, Besik worked very well. 2.125 rims like on cruisers. 2.25 mud tires with 1/2 inch sheetmetal screws as studs. Good float, coulda been better though. Also it was a fixXxed gear and a blast to ride, best braking modulation ever. Front brake was more of a speed controller then a brake.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KLW2 View Post
    We use them here in Minnesota too! I sew a fleece flap on the inside where the cables pass through to plug that hole and a small pocket for a chem hand warmer if needed... What was the event?
    Just a group of insane locals who ride in the cold, then drink beer and tell lies around a custom made burn barrel which has bicycle cut-outs for airflow. Fun is had by all

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    MudSplattered,

    You're hard core! That's a good test to have your bike make it throught an Alaskan winter season Do they have mittens like that for drop bars? I see you're not sporting fenders? You don't need them?

    keep on trucking

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    3 Snow tours? Sick I dig the cool splash guard.

    Tell me about the ski's? You don't strap the bike to your back at any point do you?

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    Winter Play
    2004 Enduro donning Nokian Extreme 294'


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    My new to me "Ice Bike" ready for winter 2007 - 2008.


    I ride my Bianchi CX when the roads are not icy
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    Quote Originally Posted by revolator View Post
    MudSplattered,

    You're hard core! That's a good test to have your bike make it throught an Alaskan winter season Do they have mittens like that for drop bars? I see you're not sporting fenders? You don't need them?

    keep on trucking

    I'm not really hardcore, I'm pretty wimpy compared to the guys, but being a girl, I can get away with it.

    I don't know if there are any made specifically for drop bars. There are pogies used for snowmachines (mobiles) and 4-wheelers or kayaking, which are bigger than what I have. Or you could always have some custom made. Good luck!

    But then I enjoy stuff like this, so I may enjoy cold more than others:



    We don't need fenders, everything is frozen so no wet spray. I haven't noticed any issues with snow being thrown up on my back. It either doesn't happen or I don't notice.

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    when the roads are fairly clear and dry, it's this.







    when it's sloppy, or spitting snow, or what have you, I use my Stumpjumper with fenders. Haven't got any pics of that yet.

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    This was taken a few minutes ago... my Kuwahara Cascade in her natural environment.


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    My other winter ride...


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    Mud splattered, I get cold when the sun goes behind a cloud how can you... ice.. tube???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Upthebikes610 View Post
    Mud splattered, I get cold when the sun goes behind a cloud how can you... ice.. tube???
    Just dress properly. It does take experimenting to see what works for you. Ice.. studded tires=easy.

    Tube? You mean change one? It's a pain, but snow does not cause many flats.
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    2manybikes, thanks for the help but my post was refereing to the picture of mudsplattered, doing which I can only deem as "ice tubing".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Upthebikes610 View Post
    Mud splattered, I get cold when the sun goes behind a cloud how can you... ice.. tube???
    Well...I'm Alaskan born and raised...more used to cold than heat. Plus, you only feel the cold for a few seconds, then numbness takes over and all is good

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    Fram (beta version), my winter bike built off a Kona Hoss. Named after Nansen's arctic boat.

    ''On a bicycle you're not insulated. You're in contact with the landscape and all manner of people you'd never meet if you were in a car. A fat man on a bicycle is nobody's enemy.''

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    It was -7F the night this pic was taken. Brrrrrrrrrrr.


    The view from the cockpit:


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