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post #2176 of 3475
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Originally Posted by PleasantNoise View Post

Something shiny and biked shaped coming in 5 days....
...Ok, not that shiny, but certainly bike shaped.
If anyone guesses the model then they can have many internet points (yes this is an unreasonable challenge :p )

 

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post #2177 of 3475
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Originally Posted by KimLaroux View Post

Yay I'm all geared up for winter!

 

1000

 

Anyone wants to come play King of the Hill with me? =D

 

 

 

Or maybe hokey?

 

 

 

Or just go for a ride...?

 

 

 

They even cleared cycling path using snow blowers...

 

 

 

Anyone? =(

 

 

 

And you won't even get dirty if you use full sized fenders. 

 

 

Honestly, I would love to do that. I actually like cooler weather and snow. Wouldn't want to live in the snow having to dig myself out in the morning, but riding around looks like fun.

post #2178 of 3475
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Originally Posted by KimLaroux View Post

 

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nice try, but it's a little small, I know I'm not tall, but I still fit a 56 frame tongue.gif

post #2179 of 3475
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Originally Posted by KimLaroux View Post

Yay I'm all geared up for winter!

 

1000

 

Anyone wants to come play King of the Hill with me? =D

 

1000

 

Or maybe hokey?

 

1000

 

Or just go for a ride...?

 

1000

 

They even cleared cycling path using snow blowers...

 

1000

 

Anyone? =(

 

1000

 

And you won't even get dirty if you use full sized fenders. 

 

I lived in Montreal and rode my bike to work every day in the winter- it was a blast!  I had fat knobbies on the back and metal studs on the front tire.  Only slipped and fell twice (learned to brake after you get past the ice).

post #2180 of 3475

I have 173 stainless steel screws in those two tires. Screwed from the inside out, so the pointy ends make contact first. I can move around on ice just as easily and securely as you would on wet tarmac. 

 

With those tires, ice is actually the best surface to ride on. Compacted snow is also nice, unless it's layered. Layered compacted snow is a pain because it breaks under the tires, which makes your tires slide from side to side unpredictably. You have to learn how to go on a straight line even if your front wheel does not. It's highly inefficient, as you're always fighting the bike not to fall. Fresh, fluffy snow is actually better to ride in, even if there's 20 cm of it. The rolling resistance on tarmac is simply stupid, so I try to avoid it as much as possible.

 

I can brake easily on any surface... using both brakes. wink.gif

post #2181 of 3475

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the bike I rode in my mid-twenties and actually won me over being better than the Colnago Master/C Record/Delta bike I owned after. There was just a purity in how it handled. It was smooth and stiff yet could corner amazingly even with a relaxed ride.

post #2182 of 3475

Confined to indoors for the winter.

post #2183 of 3475
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Originally Posted by 4ND3R5 View Post

Confined to indoors for the winter.

Nonsense, I just went for a ride yesterday in the snow, it was a little scary and probably not the best idea but it was fun.   Last weekend I went for a ride and the entire trail was covered in an inch thick layer of ice but I luckily remebered my studded tires so it was like riding on the road but I was in the woods on a dirt trail, a group of hikers that were sliding all over the place just stared at me in amazement as I bounced down the trail just as I would if it was dirt.  The only problem was if I put my foot down it would just slide right out from underneath me, there is just nothing like winter riding in New England.

post #2184 of 3475
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Originally Posted by micrors4 View Post

Nonsense, I just went for a ride yesterday in the snow, it was a little scary and probably not the best idea but it was fun.   Last weekend I went for a ride and the entire trail was covered in an inch thick layer of ice but I luckily remebered my studded tires so it was like riding on the road but I was in the woods on a dirt trail, a group of hikers that were sliding all over the place just stared at me in amazement as I bounced down the trail just as I would if it was dirt.  The only problem was if I put my foot down it would just slide right out from underneath me, there is just nothing like winter riding in New England.


I'm guessing your tires are a bit wider :D not a lot of studded options for road bikes, CC yes, but they wouldn't fit (i think) Haven't even fitted my daily rider with studs.

post #2185 of 3475

FWIW,  Just got an email from Competitive Cyclist and they have Dura Ace Di2 on sale.  Probably last years stuff and still expensive but there it is.  Personally I would love to get the Campy Record EPS.  Much to my dismay I spoke with a guy who's ridden with both Shimano and Campy and says he's never going back to the old way..................Boy and guys here go nuts about $2K headphones!

post #2186 of 3475
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Originally Posted by Icenine2 View Post

FWIW,  Just got an email from Competitive Cyclist and they have Dura Ace Di2 on sale.  Probably last years stuff and still expensive but there it is.  Personally I would love to get the Campy Record EPS.  Much to my dismay I spoke with a guy who's ridden with both Shimano and Campy and says he's never going back to the old way..................Boy and guys here go nuts about $2K headphones!

 

 

 

I'm running 2012 Chorus right now, so all that's needed is the kit, which is close to $3K coming from the UK. Not that I've decided to go electronic but if I did and went Campy, I'd wait to see through the rumor going around of a seatpost/seat tube mounted electronics/battery unit. 

 

I don't like most of Shimano's cassette combinations.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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post #2187 of 3475
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Originally Posted by pigmode View Post

 

 

 

I'm running 2012 Chorus right now, so all that's needed is the kit, which is close to $3K coming from the UK. Not that I've decided to go electronic but if I did and went Campy, I'd wait to see through the rumor going around of a seatpost/seat tube mounted electronics/battery unit. 

 

I don't like most of Shimano's cassette combinations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm sorry to ask such a dumb question, but what's the benefit of going electronic?

post #2188 of 3475
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Originally Posted by pigmode View Post

 

 

 

I'm running 2012 Chorus right now, so all that's needed is the kit, which is close to $3K coming from the UK. Not that I've decided to go electronic but if I did and went Campy, I'd wait to see through the rumor going around of a seatpost/seat tube mounted electronics/battery unit. 

 

I don't like most of Shimano's cassette combinations.

 

 

 

 

 

 
kamehame1-8-13a

Why must you torment me with those beautiful pictures all the time!!biggrin.gif

post #2189 of 3475
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Originally Posted by customcoco View Post

I'm sorry to ask such a dumb question, but what's the benefit of going electronic?

Really fast shifting.  Blink the eye fast.

post #2190 of 3475
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Originally Posted by Icenine2 View Post

Really fast shifting.  Blink the eye fast.


Thanks.

 

 That's what I thought...

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