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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:51 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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I'm surpised no-one has thought of one of these as the 'ultimate wet weather bike'?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:34 am 
Old School Grand Master

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Location: New Forest, UK
So you are saying full suspension?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:42 am 
Retro Guru

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legrandefromage wrote:
I'm surpised no-one has thought of one of these as the 'ultimate wet weather bike'?

That's very similar to my snow and ice version.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:59 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:03 am
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Location: Worcestershire
Shout out to the WTB grease guard stuff (headset, hubs and bottom bracket iirc). Not to say that properly sealed bearings wouldn't last just as long, but at least with Greaseguard you knew you'd have no one to blame but yourself for not changing the lubrication every month/week/day. So that kit would be going on my 'ultimate wet weather bike'.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:19 pm 
Retro Guru

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Splatter Paint wrote:
.... On that day it was really, really windy deep
section wheels must be a pain to ride.....

and dangerous. Sudden side wind, traffic and deep sections aint a good mix


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:45 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:54 am
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Location: Derby
Does anyone here use a hub gear? for wet weather /commuting . Limited appeal ?
I found this SB article an interesting read .
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/nexus.html
A fellow cyclist swears by his belt drive for soggy rides .
I tend to look at the weather forecast for the week ahead and base my winter riding round it .
This no longer works for me. :roll:
Image4 seasons by rebalrid, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:04 pm 
Retro Guru

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Location: Chesterfield
For road /gravel I use my newly (May) built Enigma escape. As we entered winter I put some slightly thinner but more grippy WTB raddler tyres on to replace the 45c Riddler and put some sks bluemels on. Plan is in March to strip and clean it properly and replace the work out bits such as chain for summer. I can’t fault it yet and it’s upto about 3500 miles so far.

For winter trail riding I use a Kingdom vendetta with GX drivetrain (cheap). Can’t fault it either as after two years it’s still almost new looking.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:17 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: In a stoor of sawdust.
Solved :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:48 pm 
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vcballbat wrote:
You can spend years waiting for an aircraft carrier...then two come along at once... :roll: :facepalm:

:lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:09 pm 
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Look away if odd wheels offend ! Last year and this years winter steed.


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