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Author:  trxrincon [ Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:55 pm ]
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Hey, I'd like to see what you folks ride during winter time?

Heres my old GT timberline.

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cheers Rob 8) 8)

Author:  mikee [ Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:35 pm ]
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just dug this out during the week
squeeky b/b or crank , will investigate this afternoon
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Author:  jonnyboy666 [ Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:59 pm ]
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my winter bike is an orange evo 2 (i think) i got it from here after the frame had had it's v brake bosses removed then was powder coated so i don't know for sure which model it was, although i believe it is a 1999 model.

the forks are rc31's and the groupset is 9 speed xt, but with hope mini brakes and race face evolce xc finishing kit. nearly all the parts were used so it didn't cost a lot to build but i wanted something rigid but with discs for the winter, it has served 2 winters for now and it has turned out to be a really nice bike. also it saves me ruining suspension parts over the winter.

this pic shows it with the crud guards it usually wears for the winter although it shows it with the old wheels, although they look pretty similar, originally i had my old race wheels in it which were goldtec/dt/mavic but now it has xt on mavic.

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Author:  trxrincon [ Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:00 pm ]
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Sweet, both bikes look way better than mine! :oops: :lol:

Author:  Sparkzz [ Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:53 pm ]
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After buying my Trek and trying to ride it through the mud, I had to get a winter hack.

I bought the frame and then started purchasing components to build it.. took a couple of weeks and it proved awsome last winter, and hoping it doesnt let me down again!

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Author:  trxrincon [ Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:09 pm ]
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Very nice s-works, but winter hack?????? You up for a swap? haha

Author:  coomber [ Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:42 pm ]
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If that S Works is a winter hack I'd hate to see what the summer fair weather rider is! :shock:

Author:  trxrincon [ Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:43 pm ]
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coomber wrote:
If that S Works is a winter hack I'd hate to see what the summer fair weather rider is! :shock:


Bloody right there! :shock: :shock:

Author:  mikee [ Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:57 am ]
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sort of as it looks this year tho its got rolf wheels on it now and kcnc levers

Author:  mikee [ Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:59 am ]
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my other winter bike
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Author:  JeRkY [ Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:04 am ]
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My winter bike tends to be what ever bike I enjoy riding. The last few years have seen.

KHS Alite team. I sold the frame from this earlier in the year and deeply regret it!

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My 1st RC100 stripped of its usual slicks and handed a set of knobblies for winter commute service.
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A Klein adept, this only lasted a short period over the winter so I guess you could say it was my only purpose built winter rider.
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And this winter as per last winter I shall be served by the bike I have ridden most throughout the year. My lovely RC300.
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Bring on the winter... I am ready!

Author:  trxrincon [ Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:33 am ]
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There are some very nice bikes showing up, all putting my timberline to shame :oops: :lol:

Author:  dbmtb [ Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:42 am ]
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Don't have a winter specific bike - just a few bikes I can use depending what I want to do that particular day.

Would likely as not end up being one of these most of the time.

Focus cross bike
Focus cross bike with flat bar, semislicks, mudguards, 1X8 and dynamo front hub.
Banani track bike
Look MI-80
Specialized Stumpjumper

Author:  Tazio [ Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:02 pm ]
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My winter bikes are the same as my summer ones.

But I clean them after a ride instead of leaving them muddy.

Author:  Sparkzz [ Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:17 pm ]
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coomber wrote:
If that S Works is a winter hack I'd hate to see what the summer fair weather rider is! :shock:


HAHA, yeah maybe the sworks is a little OTT, i got very carried away when speaking with the LBS ordering the parts... everything seemed on sale., and was rude not to take them.. The forks was the best bit, got them reduced from 750.00 to 350,00.

My summer bike is a Trek 9.9SSL Top fuel, pics below.. its a great bike, very fast, climbs extremly well and decends like its going vertical!.

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Author:  jamabikes [ Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:25 pm ]
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will put pics of mine when it arrives during the week.....

may use this for the next 98+ botm :D

Author:  twain [ Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:40 pm ]
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had a full susser for last winters snowy treks. proved pretty handy, so threw another one together for this year :)
single speed conversion due plus i want better knobblies strapped to the rims :)
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fog horn essential in blizzard conditions.

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Author:  trxrincon [ Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:08 pm ]
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Thats nice twain! 8) 8)

Author:  Andy B [ Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:12 pm ]
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The Clockwork in winter mode

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Author:  Rumble [ Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:36 pm ]
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I'll probably dig this out and give her some miles this winter, she's not bad for less than £40.

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Author:  Charlieboy28 [ Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:02 pm ]
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my winter bike just finished

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Author:  suburbanreuben [ Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:28 pm ]
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Some long forks to keep my toes outa the snow, and some bogtrotter tyres... Sorted!

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Author:  twain [ Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:56 pm ]
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Charlieboy28 wrote:
my winter bike just finished


what year are those pilots? i picked up a pair for a couple of quid from car boot t'other weekend and they need a service :) are they ok to DIY?

Author:  Charlieboy28 [ Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:03 pm ]
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twain wrote:
Charlieboy28 wrote:
my winter bike just finished


what year are those pilots? i picked up a pair for a couple of quid from car boot t'other weekend and they need a service :) are they ok to DIY?


they are 2003-04, they are only the second lot of forks i have serviced, the others being bombers which are easy peasy. took me about 3 hours to do them, but then i did rebuild them back to front at one point.
definitely doable though, reckon i could do em in about an hour now

send me a pm with your email and will send you the pdf

Author:  trxrincon [ Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:06 pm ]
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Some cool loking bikes showing up, keep them coming! :lol:

Author:  ajantom [ Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:12 am ]
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The Mr Hyde is my winter weapon of choice. Bombproof, singlespeed, massive clearances......

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Though it does get ridden in the summer too :wink:

Author:  mikee [ Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:34 am ]
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@twain

loving the simplicity of that generalized there mate
you fitting a back brake ?
s/s work okay off road ?
i did a s/s i-drive a few years ago worked well
did a marin east peak that didn't like it

Author:  trxrincon [ Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:19 am ]
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Ajantom, I've just fallen in love with that Identity! I could see myself building one for next year! well unless you sell me your beast?? :lol: :lol:

Author:  Matthews [ Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:57 pm ]
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Same bike as I use in summer, just wear longer trousers and gloves. :D

Author:  twain [ Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:04 pm ]
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mikee wrote:
@twain

loving the simplicity of that generalized there mate
you fitting a back brake ?
s/s work okay off road ?
i did a s/s i-drive a few years ago worked well
did a marin east peak that didn't like it


@mikee

back brake: was going to be HS33 - but think i've packed it away up to my folks! :oops: so it'll just be an LX Vbrake
s/s off road okay? not tried it yet! will let you know! still figuring out which set up i want - me thinks a 19 or 20t at back as i have 40t up front

i like those i-drives, if i wasnt an FSR man i think i'd be an i-drive :)

Author:  lewis1641 [ Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:27 am ]
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here's mine.

1993 diamond back response elite rst mozo pro fork, cheap wheels, mud guards (even though i hate them) single speed (36/18 i think)

just need to swap to mug tyres when it starts to get boggy

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Author:  twain [ Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:55 am ]
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lewis1641 wrote:
here's mine.

1993 diamond back response elite rst mozo pro fork, cheap wheels, mud guards (even though i hate them) single speed (36/18 i think)

just need to swap to mug tyres when it starts to get boggy

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love those frames and that colour. reminds me of my Apex :( it got hit and run'd (not with me on it though). rode beautifully in its short life.... :cry:

Author:  lewis1641 [ Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:24 pm ]
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thats not good.

i really love the ride of this too. very zingy

Author:  mountainbikerjohnnyb [ Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:02 pm ]
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JeRkY wrote:
My winter bike tends to be what ever bike I enjoy riding. The last few years have seen.

KHS Alite team. I sold the frame from this earlier in the year and deeply regret it!

Image

My 1st RC100 stripped of its usual slicks and handed a set of knobblies for winter commute service.
Image

A Klein adept, this only lasted a short period over the winter so I guess you could say it was my only purpose built winter rider.
Image

And this winter as per last winter I shall be served by the bike I have ridden most throughout the year. My lovely RC300.
Image

Bring on the winter... I am ready!


im gonna sound stupid where the first picture taken up cholsey downs

Author:  twain [ Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:16 pm ]
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@mikee

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i took it out over Stanmer park this weekend gone, its hard going with one chainring up front, but it rode B-E-A-utifully on the downhill sections. kept up with a couple of moderns ok - even with a non existent front disc :P - the chain line is crazy so the chain came off a few times (although i don't have a tensioner/guide up front)
i'm converting it to single speed at the rear (20T just arrived in the post) this weekend hopefully. it'll be my winter hack. it'll have a magura rear (which i've now found :) and disc up front.
got another FSR i'm putting some higher spec bits on for some XC action :)

Author:  mikee [ Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:22 pm ]
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sounds promising , you leaving the mech on as a tensioner ?
was trying to think of a colour that would make it look more brutal
but i'm stumped

Author:  Woz [ Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:18 pm ]
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Some quality winter bikes here...mines WIP at the moment, but will add it soon.

Author:  Woz [ Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:03 pm ]
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Voila, c'est fini. 1994 / 1996 Parkpre Pro Elite Ti

Build thread here:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=

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Author:  twain [ Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:31 pm ]
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mikee wrote:
sounds promising , you leaving the mech on as a tensioner ?
was trying to think of a colour that would make it look more brutal
but i'm stumped


think i probably will leave it on there as a tensioner. i've just won a DMR chain guide on ebay, so will have that up front too hopefully. still need to fit my single speed out back and got a new disc brake for up front. it should be a pretty sweet (even though an eclectic mix of bits) ride :) looking forward to thrashing it around :P

colourwise, i may just go for a matt black finish/stealth finish. a bit of a mad max theme.....?!?! just feels like one of those bikes that you keep together with whatever you can salvage!

Author:  GMC [ Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:52 pm ]
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i've got 2 bikes which rotate for winter use:

a 2004 Stumpy Comp disc
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and
a 1991 Cannondale SM500.
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my previous winter hack was a

2008 Scott Scale 50
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