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Winter Rig

Old 06-07-07, 07:44 PM
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Winter Rig

I'm Looking a to build up a townie/winter rig, But i'm not sure exactly what i want. Road/cyclocross tires cut through snow better, have less rolling resitance when there is no snow. But Mtb tires float better in truly deep snow and come studded. but then agian the only deep snow i encounter is the two blocks from my house to a major road. but also Come in disc So I'm not sure i want. im also looking to do this realativly on the cheap anyone got any ideas
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Old 06-07-07, 08:31 PM
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Why not just use your peugeot for that? If i get a new track frame sometime this summer/fall, I'll build that up with my IRO cranks/phil BB, and try to find some cheap sugino french threaded cups for my peugeot and use that for a winter/beater. Maybe even put full on fenders on. I'm tired of getting drenched in the rain we've been having up here lately, so at the very least for now, I need to get a clip on rear fender. Fenders aren't my style, so I don't want to commit to having them on a daily rider.
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Old 06-07-07, 10:12 PM
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fenders arent a style

theyre a way of life
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Old 06-07-07, 11:12 PM
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Cmon, Summer just got here. just enjoy and ask the question in ,hmmm 3 1/2 months.

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Old 06-08-07, 03:20 PM
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My winter rig is also my summer beater. It is an old Schwinn World with a Surly fixed/fixed laced to a bomber Alex doublewall rim with 36 straight gauge spokes and a 38x700 cross tire. I just run an old 1 1/4" touring tire up front with a front brake and fenders. The bike is rock-solid and I don't feel bad riding it in the sand/salt/slush or to take it offroading in the summer.

I used to use a mtb in the winter and got sick of frozen brake and shifter cables and derailleurs clogged with ice and grime.
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