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Old 01-03-08, 08:26 PM
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Santa came late

My boss issued some gift cards earlier this month so Santa has some funding. I picked up a standard honey Brooks saddle for $60 shipped and a set of Moose Mitts (road and MTB). The mitts are poggies that fit around the handlebars. They are supposed to allow you to go without (or wear thin gloves) while keeping your hands toasting in sub freezing temps.

Maybe I'll swap out my black Brooks on the Fuji & break in the honey - what do you think? Sorry, I've got to get a newer picture. It now has Cane Creek black rimmed wheels (without the silver reflective tape - but soon to have black reflective tape) and the aero bars have changed.
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You just can't leave things alone, can you?
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Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
You just can't leave things alone, can you?
I guess not. I change things around so much they don't have a chance to wear out or need separate adjustments I haven't spent more than $850 on a purchased [or built] bike but odds and ends do add up. Several bikes started out well under $100.
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As I've said before, I wish I had your bike building skills. It would be a blast to mix & match them the way that you do.
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Originally Posted by robtown View Post
My boss issued some gift cards earlier this month so Santa has some funding. I picked up a standard honey Brooks saddle for $60 shipped and a set of Moose Mitts (road and MTB). The mitts are poggies that fit around the handlebars. They are supposed to allow you to go without (or wear thin gloves) while keeping your hands toasting in sub freezing temps.

Maybe I'll swap out my black Brooks on the Fuji & break in the honey - what do you think? Sorry, I've got to get a newer picture. It now has Cane Creek black rimmed wheels (without the silver reflective tape - but soon to have black reflective tape) and the aero bars have changed.
Be sure and report on the Moose Mitts. I've read about them and wondered how they would work on a road bike. I'm still having problems keeping the hands warm unless I wear heavy gloves which make shifting a little tough.

Hmmm....not sure how the honey saddle will look on this bike. The black one does match the tape, etc.
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Old 01-04-08, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Beverly View Post
Be sure and report on the Moose Mitts. I've read about them and wondered how they would work on a road bike. I'm still having problems keeping the hands warm unless I wear heavy gloves which make shifting a little tough.

Hmmm....not sure how the honey saddle will look on this bike. The black one does match the tape, etc.
The picture is right after the first build - it doesn't show the black Brooks. I figure it doesn't take much effort to find out how the honey Brooks looks.

I also have problems with hands and toes when it's below freezing. My shifters are are bar end so heavy gloves work ok; but I"m not sure about the Mitts. I'd not spend the $$ but for the gift card.
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