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Old 11-14-17, 01:05 PM   #76
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UPDATE: I got the rear winter tire mounted today. I learned you need 3 hands (or maybe a bike stand) to mount the rear tire back on the bike, i.e., Pull chain back with one hand, hold bike with other hand and maneuver wheel with my third hand
Had to get help.
All you had to do is turn the bike upside down. Pull the chain back with one hand and use the other hand to drop the tire in the drop out.

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regardless of how anyone does it, more motivation to keep our chains clean(ish) & carry disposable gloves
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Now is the awkward moment when I realize I mounted my rack on the wrong set of holes.
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Old 11-15-17, 08:42 AM   #79
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regardless of how anyone does it, more motivation to keep our chains clean(ish) & carry disposable gloves
Afraid to get a little dirt on the hands?
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Afraid to get a little dirt on the hands?
haha no, I like it
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haha no, I like it
I don't, I'm a glove wearing SOB when it comes to handling dirty greasy things, like my ex.
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I don't, I'm a glove wearing SOB when it comes to handling dirty greasy things, like my ex.
sounds like we've dated the same women
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Old 11-20-17, 01:12 PM   #83
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Seems like you've ended up spending quite a lot on your bike to get it ready for commuting, considering it comes set up for commuting already. I'm sure you've enjoyed all those preparations but I don't think the average rider needs to spend that much.

I'm also unclear about why you bought a second set of wheels, but chose to fit the studded tyres to the existing wheels?
Yeah, spent more than I would have liked, but most things I bought will be a one time purchase or at the very least last a long time and all the clothes are good for more than just biking.

I bought a "better" set of wheels, so put fair weather tires on those as they will be used much more than the studded tires. The stock set of wheels (less nice) with studded tires will be rode in the worst conditions. I hope you follow me now

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Cold weather riding has been no problem other than a runny nose. I've been riding in about 25 degree's F. My fingers did get cold with just the gloves I bought but I also bought liners for them and with those in they are fine. Those gloves alone work well from about 32-45 degrees. Could probably stay warm down to 10 degrees with what I have maybe lower but I don't think I'll ride much under 15 degrees. Of everything I bought for warmth, the Balaclava is the best purchase. I love it! This one: https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/produ...iABEgK3e_D_BwE

Also, I got the S/M size. My hat size is about 7 3/8

Mickey

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