- Winter road bikes, lets see them.
- carbon337Memberb a c o nMember
There was a good smattering of winter hacks at our club reliability trial today, shame I didn’t have a camera. Saw at least four fixed and three other bikes as well as mine still sporting down tube shifters.
It was a great route…..could’ve done with a canoe at some points though. Shame I missed you.Posted 7 years agogonetothehillsSubscriber
My hugely inspiring Kinesis Tripster. Absolutely love it to bits. It’s not just a winter bike, but the year round commuter, is presently covered in all manner of muck and lord knows what, does thousands of miles a year, never complains and just gives great service.
Posted 7 years agoumop3pisdnMember
Whereas they speak to me of hard miles in the winter, commitmwent to riding and all the fun I’ve had on those close-knit, joke-laden club runs in the half dark and over the hills.
I see where you’re coming from. I enjoy the winter training and I’m still out 3 times a week, but looking at winter bikes doesn’t make me want to go ride like proper bike porn does.Posted 7 years agothisisnotaspoonSubscriber
I see where you’re coming from. I enjoy the winter training and I’m still out 3 times a week, but looking at winter bikes doesn’t make me want to go ride like proper bike porn does.
I find the opposite, “proper bike porn” has me reaching for the credit card to spend on bikes that don’t do very well on a £/mile basis. Winter bikes make me want to plan something completely epic despite crap brakes and 3×6 friction shifters on the downtube!
I think I might have to build up a third winter bike now, already got a tourer (up there —^), and a singlespeed (barely used), but fancy something racier with more gears, narrower tyres but still with full guards for Sunday club runs.Posted 7 years agoDyffersMember
Roberts Audax Custom, built for me in 2006, currently used year round for audaxes and when the weather’s poor for club runs and commuting:
Previous winter bikes (both now sold):
Raleigh after respray with some gears (I know, but it was a hack and I didn’t have any other colour tyres, sorry 😳 ):Posted 7 years ago
Here’s mine – frame and fork thanks to coopersport1 – and the rest of the bits from the cellar. It was one of those moments of ‘hang on, with just a frame and fork, I have another bike here!’.
Just need to fit the guards and pedals, and it’s my grim weather / short road ride blast beastie.
There’s something pleasing about skinny steel, one gear and narrow tyres 🙂
Posted 7 years ago
Bazz, Curana C-Lites with quite a bit of modification to make them fit the tight clearances. The standard mounting hardware is pretty bad – I wouldnt buy them again.
Ctznsmith, frame was from carbonzone. Decals are vinyl stickers done here.Posted 7 years ago
Up to date pictures of my winter hack/trainer bike. Use it on most solo rides when i don’t have to keep up with anyone. Run it SS not fixed as my knees are shagged enough as it is.Posted 7 years ago
Stock Langster but with longer stem, different post and saddle, and mavic open sport rims built onto the stock hubs.
Also some lairy rubino pros which i put on for a bit of a laugh as they matched Asthma UKs colours for a charity ride, but have impressed enough to keep them on.
Seat nose a bit high in this photo, as i’d just swappped the post/seat over from my other bike and hadn’t got round to setting it up yet.
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