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12-14-16, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By TuckamoreDew

I'm pretty curious about this thing. For what...

I'm pretty curious about this thing. For what it's worth the 45NRTH website says it has a "Packable brim for stowage" whatever that means.
12-14-16, 12:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By TuckamoreDew

Cycling on winter roads can be be pretty tough on...

Cycling on winter roads can be be pretty tough on bicycles, alright. Do you know any details on the type/quality etc of your friend's bike? It can make a difference. Wheels and bottom brackets with...
12-12-16, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,820
Posted By TuckamoreDew

Cheap ski goggles have worked well for me as...

Cheap ski goggles have worked well for me as well. I use these. (https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5022-960/Mojo-Goggles)
12-12-16, 10:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,613
Posted By TuckamoreDew

A Seirus facemask like this one ...

A Seirus facemask like this one (https://www.mec.ca/en/product/4003-253/Neo-Fleece-Combo-Scarf?bvstate=pg:3/ct:r) and cheap ski goggles like these...
12-12-16, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By TuckamoreDew

Hi Cbrstar. Welcome to winter cycling. I'm in...

Hi Cbrstar. Welcome to winter cycling. I'm in Edmonton and maybe you will be riding in similar conditions?

There's a Winter 101 thread...
12-11-16, 04:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,613
Posted By TuckamoreDew

Here's a blog post I did on the DIY mask. ...

Here's a blog post I did on the DIY mask.

https://tuckamoredew.wordpress.com/2012/01/22/fog-free-at-last-diy-cold-weather-cycling-mask/
12-11-16, 03:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,613
Posted By TuckamoreDew

Probably the lowest commuting temperature I rode...

Probably the lowest commuting temperature I rode in was -32C (-25F) with a windchill of -44C (-47F). It's a 10km one-way commute that takes 35-45 minutes in the winter.

It was a few years ago so I...
12-09-16, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,097
Posted By TuckamoreDew

If you're using platform pedals I don't see any...

If you're using platform pedals I don't see any need for cycling-specific boots - just a good warm pair of winter boots should be fine and those Bean Boots look pretty good.

For socks, any decent...
12-06-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,065
Posted By TuckamoreDew

I'll second the Schwalbe Winter Marathons as a...

I'll second the Schwalbe Winter Marathons as a good all-rounder for the conditions you describe. They're pretty good in icy conditions, are OK in snow as long as it's not too deep and they roll...
12-05-16, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 462,937
Posted By TuckamoreDew

https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5665/31415629866_0a4...

https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5665/31415629866_0a4ab7cd48_z.jpg

My 1990 Rocky Mountain Fusion is ready for another winter season. This year I made a few changes with the intent of creating some...
12-05-16, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 462,937
Posted By TuckamoreDew

Great pic.

Great pic.
12-05-16, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,633
Posted By TuckamoreDew

I certainly wouldn't say it's wrong to bring it...

I certainly wouldn't say it's wrong to bring it in after every ride and I don't know about the corrosion effect but I definitely prefer to leave my winter bike in my own unheated detached garage....
12-05-16, 10:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,210
Posted By TuckamoreDew

Your mask arrangement looks tidy and effective. ...

Your mask arrangement looks tidy and effective.

Yes, the respirator setup still works well for me on those days when the temp gets down to to the mid-minus-twenties Celsius. However, last winter...
12-04-16, 11:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,210
Posted By TuckamoreDew

It's not a balaclava, but this mask has worked...

It's not a balaclava, but this mask has worked very well for me in a range of temperatures (approx -10c to -20ish c) and I combine it with different hats depending on the conditions of the day:
...
12-04-15, 12:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By TuckamoreDew

My kid hauling trailer has 20" wheels and...

My kid hauling trailer has 20" wheels and Schwalbe makes their studded Winter Marathons in that size - I've seen them used locally on folding bikes. I don't think they'd actually be necessary for...
10-24-15, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,113
Posted By TuckamoreDew

Buy the cheaper 90's rigid frame mountain bike. ...

Buy the cheaper 90's rigid frame mountain bike.

For your use, in winter conditions it's likely true that you won't notice a big difference between different quality level component sets. I...
06-30-15, 09:23 PM
Replies: 20,282
Views: 3,423,782
Posted By TuckamoreDew

"ATTENTION COLLECTORS" Only $900! 1968...

"ATTENTION COLLECTORS"

Only $900!

1968 Apollo Custom Sport speed bike - Rare condition- Antique | road | Edmonton | Kijiji...
06-21-14, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20,282
Views: 3,423,782
Posted By TuckamoreDew

Gosh! "...the most expensive bike brand in...

Gosh! "...the most expensive bike brand in Europe" (http://www.kijiji.ca/v-other-bike/edmonton/peugeot-bike-famous-brand/604309495?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true)
04-04-14, 03:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,540
Posted By TuckamoreDew

I think this might be the same seller who a few...

I think this might be the same seller who a few years ago had listed a 1940 Rudge in similar condition but which had actually been ridden. I think he was asking two or three thousand for that that...
03-04-14, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 462,937
Posted By TuckamoreDew

Great picture.

Great picture.
02-22-14, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 61,058
Posted By TuckamoreDew

This is what I'm waiting for.

This is what I'm waiting for.
02-22-14, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 61,058
Posted By TuckamoreDew

You can see a picture of the fat front conversion...

You can see a picture of the fat front conversion in this picture of Gecho's (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/358843-Post-your-winter-bike-pics?p=16441127&viewfull=1#post16441127) in the...
02-22-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,549
Posted By TuckamoreDew

I've ridden two winters with DIY tires and two...

I've ridden two winters with DIY tires and two winters with commercial tires. In my opinion, the DIY studded tires are pretty good and will get you through a lot, but the commercial tires are better....
01-27-14, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 462,937
Posted By TuckamoreDew

Wow. Just...wow.

Wow. Just...wow.
01-27-14, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 462,937
Posted By TuckamoreDew

Who is the muppet photobombing your bike photo?

Who is the muppet photobombing your bike photo?
01-13-14, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,017
Posted By TuckamoreDew

Winter Cycling Lexicon

Edmonton winter cycling veteran and fellow Bikeworks volunteer Robert Clinton has written a detailed lexicon naming the various snows and ices that winter cyclists encounter in our city. There is...
01-12-14, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,300
Posted By TuckamoreDew

Nope, that shouldn't be a problem; carbide is...

Nope, that shouldn't be a problem; carbide is tough stuff. They'll wear down a little bit more quickly than if you were riding mostly on ice/snow but it shouldn't be a big deal. Those are pretty much...
01-07-14, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 462,937
Posted By TuckamoreDew

Well, if you aren't willing to stop pedaling long...

Well, if you aren't willing to stop pedaling long enough to take a photo (and I applaud that kind of enthusiasm for riding) maybe you could free up one hand and snap a pic ;) . Not in traffic,...
01-07-14, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By TuckamoreDew

I think that this option would work well at the...

I think that this option would work well at the temperatures you mentioned.
01-07-14, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By TuckamoreDew

This is the sort of question that I'm afraid to...

This is the sort of question that I'm afraid to answer in case I jinx myself.
12-26-13, 10:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,135
Posted By TuckamoreDew

In the past I've had good results by removing the...

In the past I've had good results by removing the freehub, flushing the old lubricant out with solvent, and then re-lubricating with fresh oil.
12-15-13, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By TuckamoreDew

The type of winter cycling discussed in this...

The type of winter cycling discussed in this forum is the kind where you ride your bike outside in the snow. I'd guess that most of the people reading this sub-forum aren't spending a lot of time...
12-08-13, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By TuckamoreDew

I made this little bracket partly to reinforce...

I made this little bracket partly to reinforce the fender after I cut the notches for fit in a narrow fork, but also to keep the front from bouncing up and down and hitting the tire. You can just...
12-07-13, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 462,937
Posted By TuckamoreDew

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3761/11264215976_cd3...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3761/11264215976_cd3ae93224_z.jpg

It's a bit too classy for an everyday winter ride, but it did me proud today on the extremely cold morning commute and when picking...
12-07-13, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By TuckamoreDew

I made a little bracket that attaches to the...

I made a little bracket that attaches to the fender and the front of the fork crown for this purpose. I'll post a photo tomorrow.
12-07-13, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By TuckamoreDew

Nope. But you'll have to post a photo if you do...

Nope. But you'll have to post a photo if you do it.
12-07-13, 11:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,135
Posted By TuckamoreDew

That's about the temperature where I sometimes...

That's about the temperature where I sometimes have trouble with the rear hub freezing up making it freewheel in both directions. I had that problem yesterday when it was -22F during my commute. I...
11-20-13, 11:46 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 47,069
Posted By TuckamoreDew

I do this, too. It's also good to look at...

I do this, too. It's also good to look at sweaters that have tags that are marked as one size too big for you, as a lot of them wind up at the thrift store because somebody accidentally shrank them.
11-20-13, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,764
Posted By TuckamoreDew

I removed the filters and little elastomer discs...

I removed the filters and little elastomer discs so there is no real resistance to breathing. That picture shows my first attempt to use one - I made a better effort later. Details here...
11-17-13, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,764
Posted By TuckamoreDew

Snow build up is good, too.

Snow build up is good, too.
11-17-13, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 462,937
Posted By TuckamoreDew

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7331/10918384906_2e8...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7331/10918384906_2e876876e7_z.jpg
11-17-13, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,764
Posted By TuckamoreDew

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3805/10917783433_67a...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3805/10917783433_67a3b70d26.jpg

Don't lick the icicles.
11-17-13, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,764
Posted By TuckamoreDew

Post your cycling icicles

I know I'm not the only icicled cyclist out there. I'll get things rolling:


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7170/6744333015_9b328b3246.jpg
11-17-13, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,113
Posted By TuckamoreDew

Oooh, great icicles Myosmith. This gives me an...

Oooh, great icicles Myosmith. This gives me an idea for a new thread...
11-16-13, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,113
Posted By TuckamoreDew

For face covering, I wear a neofleece half mask ...

For face covering, I wear a neofleece half mask when it gets below about -10C and have worn it to below -30C. When it get's to about -20C I also wear ski goggles to cover more exposed skin. This is...
11-11-13, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By TuckamoreDew

You know your finances best, but it CAN be done...

You know your finances best, but it CAN be done pretty cheap.

What kind of bike do you have right now? Have you tried riding it in the winter? You can get a feel for winter riding without...
11-11-13, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 462,937
Posted By TuckamoreDew

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3749/10802482035_460...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3749/10802482035_46071b4ba4_c.jpg
11-11-13, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 462,937
Posted By TuckamoreDew

So many good photos LesMcLuffLots. Keep 'em...

So many good photos LesMcLuffLots. Keep 'em coming.
11-02-13, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,033
Posted By TuckamoreDew

Nifty video, certainly the fastest riding on snow...

Nifty video, certainly the fastest riding on snow I've ever seen. There's a sometimes icy hill I go down on my winter commute that feels that fast to a chicken like me...

There must be something...
10-21-13, 02:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By TuckamoreDew

The conditions will let you know in short order...

The conditions will let you know in short order how fast you will be going and it will almost definitely be slower. Tires with lots of studs have let me climb short, steep sections of icy road on my...
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