The winter hack bike thread…
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 £400, probably looks a bit dated by todays standards, but still puts a smile on my face 🙂
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?Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I can’t decide if chainless singlespeed is more or less beardy than regular singlespeed. It’s certainly not much worse 🙂
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.Posted 4 years agoD0NKSubscriber
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.Posted 4 years agoDanWMember
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 😀
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 😀Posted 4 years agoAlpha1653Member
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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