Show me your Winter bikes

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robsbc
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Here's my winter bike with no mudguards as I train on my own...

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C a s r a n wrote:I love your Salsa, Shamus!!! :shock:


My winter bike... gotta be this one (now mounted with XTR pedals!):


And -despite the wheelset- this titanium TT bike will be my working horse in the TT position this winter:



No Litespeed Siena?!

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Almost forgot about my other winter bike. I've been trying to give my old mtb a thorough makeover - I only kept the frame - and I'm almost done.

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Theros wrote:No Litespeed Siena?!



Oh yes, most probably that one as wel. Titanium is the ideal component for winter frames; for 2 weeks now I ponder on the question of building up a titanium 29er or not... :lol:
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Morpeth wrote:on the subject of mud-guards, is there are ‘correct’ type, race blades acceptable? Or is the full guard necessary?

I have used Race Blades for the last couple of years and they are fine, just clean them regularly and they usually last.

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[Edit: No need to quote and repost the pic - Rasmus]


Hey Robsbc is that the basic Tarmac? Would there be any room for full mudguards or would RaceBlades be the only option? Looks good for winter!

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Hi there Giant man,

It's the 2008 Tarmc Elite which I bought through my work who are doing the ride 2 work scheme. So will effectively cost me just over half the price around £700.

I think raceblades would be the only option.

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C a s r a n wrote:

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Wow, this is one of the nicest litespeeds I have ever seen. Gorgeous bike!

Love snowflake too, something nice about a clean frame like that.

And I like the Salsa too, they have awesome paint/decal jobs.
Wouldn't it be nice if people actually read what you wrote before responding?

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I think the question shouldn't be who has the lightest winter bike, but who has the heaviest?

I'm sure my all-chrome underneath the paint Columbus SLX-framed junkbike would be a candidate. The frame alone is so ridiculously heavy that I think it comes to about 7 or 8lbs in size 54cm. I have refused to build it up, so it's hanging on my shed wall as a reminder of what I used to race on a long time ago.

Currently it's on the shed wall while I ride my 'cheap' Pinarello, exactly the same as the one shown on P1. I did get rid of the Most crankset though as I couldn't resist Dura Ace, and downgraded the wheels to some Mavic Cosmos (easily replaceable bearings, bombroof, heavy) with 28mm tyres (ditto), the better to enjoy the winter commute.

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here's a teaser of my SS commuter/ do it all bike. The grand theme is White and Red.

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Will you ban me if I say SHOW US THE DAMN BIKE!? White frame looks cool with red parts.

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nope, I won't. I think I just need to tease some more :wink:

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Wow, three pages in and there's only one bike that seems to qualify as a winter bike, one that you could put a lot of miles on. I guess I'm not sure what qualifies as a winter mtn. bike? You guys must all ride alone, because there would be outrage if I showed up for a team ride without full fenders + buddy flap. [/img]

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Hmm, wait I didn't show the final build yet...

Trust me it has a guard on the rear right now. I don't like it when my behind and hamstrings are getting wet and cold.

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and a decent side shot

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