Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by gb155, 14 Aug 2011.
Is the MTB requirement valid, as I class a couple of my drop bars as winter hacks?
Not really, depends on your definition of winter riding.
For me it is roads with rain, for others it's off road with rain/snow
Good. For me it's any bike, hybrids, road or MTB.
A general commuter hack, currently wintered up with a tractor tyre (Marathon plus) on the back.
I really appreciate the Marathon Plus, especially as it was a gift but my god am I looking forward to spring!
I bought this peugot on CC in the classifieds...Ive finally got around to servicing it and generally tarting it up...the bars are abit narrow for me but its fine to go shopping on and around town etc.
I'd like to ditch the frame I use for my singlespeed for something similar.
I use this for bad weather. It has the three speed hub. I want to get a rack for the back and attach some sort of basket to the rack and use it for short trips to the store.
Indeed - in southern England, road cyclists tend to need an all-year-round wet-weather bike more than a winter hack, although adding tougher tyres in winter helps.
Having cycled for many years, I decided long ago that one should have a quality bike dedicated to wet weather riding, and moreover that it should be as 'good' as one's number one mudguardless fine-weather bike if possible (subject to saving the necessaries of course), due to the number of wet days' riding in this country that we have to endure.
Accordingly, I've had several such wet-weather bikes over the years and have just put together the following one, which I suppose qualifies as my winter 'hack' as it mainly has to deal with rain and muddy roads, and I suppose the forthcoming occasional bit of slush, and for the time being it's shod with tough narrowish touring tyres for that extra protection on England's dismally dirty, debris-strewn and badly maintained roads.
Only spoiled by that wire running down the front brake cable, you need to go wireless, lovely bike though.
Are you super stretch armstrong? That looks like a long stem with a fair bit of saddle set back
Pffft, it hasn't even got Di-2!
Since I just have the one bike at the moment, at least until I rescue my c1985 Saracen road bike from my Dads next week hopefully I guess this is my Winter bike. Only up to 10 to 15 mile trips on it at the mo but getting fitter(ish) every week. I can carry plenty of sarnies with me though.
Have tried wireless before, but hated the spurious readings due to interference - speed readings of 800mph would play havoc with average speed figures, so it was back to wired for me. I always found that manufacturers' claims for interference-free computers were incorrect.
The Garmin also gets distance/speed figures wrong, hence the need for a humble wired computer as well.
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