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  • will
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    Road bike count?

    david jey
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    Novel approach to reducing chain wear there…

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    Genesis Fortitude.

    Go to bike for winter.

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    Novel approach to reducing chain wear there…

    Maybe out training with the guru?

    Edit: Will, liking the saddle to bar height differential πŸ™‚

    Double edit: The winter road bike…

    soma_rich
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    SS CX great fun for the New Forest

    Mbnut
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    Love the ‘Hammer’ for winter and alpine use.

    cruzcampo
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    Post up your winter hack bikes!

    When its 100% gloop out there I fallback to my Schwinn Moab, bought in circa 1995, cost me around Β£400, probably looks a bit dated by todays standards, but still puts a smile on my face πŸ™‚

    I’ll try and get a recent pic, but it now has Kona On One rigid front fork and a shorter stem/wider bars.

    Just found the original advert for added LOL

    Anymore winter hacks?

    cruzcampo
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    david jey – Member
    Novel approach to reducing chain wear there…

    I heard chainless singlespeed flows better on the downhill, with enough momentum to get up the other side πŸ˜† Some Guru chap told me its the new trend for 2014

    cruzcampo
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    @mbnut that is some serious gloop!

    quite a bit of road bike love for the winter and that fortitude is great too 8)

    umop3pisdn
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    62” SS for CX, 69” fixed for winter clubruns, just waiting for a few canti bits and a seatclamp.

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    I only have 1 mtb

    I do have a Langster Monaco fitted with raceblades to save the Carbon roadbike from winter.
    But this winter I shall be mostly riding my Kona MinUte cargo bike

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    I can’t decide if chainless singlespeed is more or less beardy than regular singlespeed. It’s certainly not much worse πŸ™‚

    When I want an extra bike, I just buy one, I don’t make up excuses for my N+1 and therefore I don’t have a winter-specific bike, I just have bikes.

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    day one disc for xc commuting all year round so I guess that’ll be my “winter hack bike”. Otherwise I think it’ll be a 50/50 mix between my recently resurrected ’03 heckler and c456 SS. Heckler drivechain is on it’s last legs, pivot bearings are cheap and coil shock refuses to die so shouldn’t cost much. I do like SSing but after mincing around in the mud the last umpteen winters I’m thinking of padding up and going for it this winter. Embrace the slideyness.

    Shreddin the max gnar innit.

    Saccades
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    5 years old in Novemenber – cup and cones are shot due to being ignored but it’s a brilliant bike for shite weather, although not really a hackbike as it was built with winter in mind.

    core
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    I’m in the middle of an inbred winter/hack build, will try to put some pics up

    hooli
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    The same as my summer hack, just gets hosed off and chain oiled every now and then.

    camo16
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    That a comfy ride, umop3pisdn? You must have buns of steel. πŸ˜‰

    DanW
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    When I want an extra bike, I just buy one, I don’t make up excuses for my N+1 and therefore I don’t have a winter-specific bike, I just have bikes.

    Definitely. The thought of building and maintaining an additional bike just because it is a bit muddy seems like false economy. The cost of a few chains and cassettes is much less than building up a new bike. However if you want a rigid SS or whatever just buy it and admit you just like the change πŸ˜€

    Personally, I have invested in one bike that suits my riding perfectly and would want to compromise anything in function/ performance just because it has got a bit muddier. Mountain bikes are meant for riding and being abused whether it is a fancy carbon or heavy, reliable steel frame πŸ˜€

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    I’m getting on a bit so now subscribe to the ‘no such thing as a winter bike’ idea. My road bike always has guards and lights fitted and my main MTB is a rigid SS that has different tyres at different times of year.

    oldgit
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    Without guards and lights

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    my winter bike…first gen. preorder frame..still lots of fun..

    uselesshippy
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    I’ll have you knowing, I am 2011, chainless dh singlespeed champion. πŸ˜€
    Waves willy.

    _tom_
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    Looks good will, do they still make a single speed? I want one as a winter bike! Currently my CAAD8 is nackered so its my winter bike to run into the ground til I can afford new wheels if/when the weather gets better again.

    Alpha1653
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    This was meant to become a winter hack bike but turned out a bit nicer than expected! First ride out was a very wet welsh coast to coast and it’s now being used as a commuter.

    eThirteen chain guide now fitted with exotic carbon forks to be cut and fitted this weekend. Not bad for a 16 year old frame!

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    My MTB


    P1050024 by eastham_david, on Flickr

    my road bike


    P1040343 by eastham_david, on Flickr

    Premier Icon cp
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    Winter mtb, somewhat less ‘bodged hack’ than it used to be, now it’s got some nice bits on it but all designed to last well in crappy weather – on one stainless chainring, sqaure taper bb, hope xc hubs, sintered pads etc…

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    The standard Ribble Tank.

    cruzcampo
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    keep em coming! some great winter scenic background too :mrgreen:

    plus one
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    Foul weather big mile machine


    Untitled by Plus one2010, on Flickr

    cruzcampo
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    Northwind I want some snow now.. what a great vista!

    Premier Icon cp
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    How do you find that back light plus one?

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    Depending on what mood i’m in.
    This.

    2013_0323quarterhorse0026 by multispeedstu, on Flickr

    Or this.

    2013_0414Fatback0008 by multispeedstu, on Flickr

    slackalice
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    Looking forward to my winter riding… I’m a lucky boy πŸ™‚

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    No winter bike here.
    It’s just a fork change these days.


    IMAG0002 by pten2106, on Flickr

    Premier Icon Lifer
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    Winter bike

    Summer bike

    Pfffffffffft

    plus one
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    All rosy on the rear light front cp πŸ˜‰

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