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Old 01-23-2013, 03:17 PM   #26941
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Waterbottle freezes. Snot freezes... Toes and fingers, ears and noses freezes...
Body stays warm. Tires, tubes and honey badgers don't care about the cold.
Back in my racing days we had a rule; we wouldn't ride below +20F or on ice.
Then we violated that and things got stupid.
Ten guys on their backs on black ice all still clipped to the pedals in front of the Air Guard base gate.
Once we extracted our feet from the pedals the real fun began. Standing in titanium cleats with CF soles on a crowned street was comical. Of course riding back we were beating the bottles against our bars to break up the ice.
We got back to the cars and it was -22.

Last time I rode in the cold was in the PNWet. Weather said it was 40 or so.

They lied.


This is not the face of a warm and happy Mr Head,



Slicker than snot on a glass doorknob,




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Isn't the extreme cold damaging to a bicycle's rubber tires and inner tubes? I would think they'd freeze solid and crack.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:24 PM   #26942
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:37 PM   #26943
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So, I went riding this evening, and looked over the bike but forgot to check the axles... The FRONT axle was loose and had been making the sound Fortunately, I noticed it after only a minute or two and tightened it back up. No issues the rest of the ride, bike was quite.

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I've had that happen twice. Each time I could swear the creaking sound was coming from the crank, when it was actually coming from the rear axle, which needed tightening.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:38 PM   #26944
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Ride on and warmest regards from way up north, Mark H.
I mean this as a compliment; you, sir, are a crazy person!
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:53 PM   #26945
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I had to go put a sweater on after seeing that.

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Old 01-23-2013, 09:57 PM   #26946
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:09 AM   #26947
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Snowed last nite. Time to break out the mtn bike and go play in the woods



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Old 01-24-2013, 06:44 AM   #26948
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dammit

2 miles into my ride work interrupts with transaction logs filling, yarg.........

Thankfully I was on the TDF bike and was a short walk to laptop. Couldn't get the stage I was riding to reload so chose a different one but got a work out in anyhow.. Hopefully tonight will be fixed gear pedal.

Pedaled with a friend Monday and flatted on my way home. The tire was almost glued on to the rim and the tube stuck to the tire ??
Michelin Krylion carbon tires clinchers.. Mighty strange. Replaced tube and all was well .
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:04 AM   #26949
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The tire was almost glued on to the rim and the tube stuck to the tire ??
Michelin Krylion carbon tires clinchers.. Mighty strange. Replaced tube and all was well .
When one is as fast as you and causes excessive heat buildup in the tire, the tire starts to melt to the rim.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:17 AM   #26950
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When one is as fast as you and causes excessive heat buildup in the tire, the tire starts to melt to the rim.

I only wish that was the reason . Twas a 27 mile ride, tire started feeling squishy at about 21 miles in. I pumped it up it felt good but went flat again shortly after. I averaged about 17 mph for the ride.
bought the michelins from a friend who was closing his shop and selling at bargain prices. I am now looking for something in the 25 - 28mm range. Cannot find the conti top contacts I love in 28 anywhere.


you must have me confused with Aurelius, he is the fast guy from florida.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:39 AM   #26951
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I only wish that was the reason . Twas a 27 mile ride, tire started feeling squishy at about 21 miles in. I pumped it up it felt good but went flat again shortly after. I averaged about 17 mph for the ride.
bought the michelins from a friend who was closing his shop and selling at bargain prices. I am now looking for something in the 25 - 28mm range. Cannot find the conti top contacts I love in 28 anywhere.
Nope. Looks like you'll have to "settle" for the regular Contacts, which is what I'm currently on.

BTW, tires stick to rims. I've had to use a screwdriver and ice pick to dig rubber out of the beads on some vintage stuff.

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you must have me confused with Aurelius, he is the fast guy from florida.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:51 AM   #26952
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New frame's here! New frame's here!



Now to get it built up ASAP. (re-using old parts BTW)

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Old 01-24-2013, 12:38 PM   #26953
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New frame's here! New frame's here!



Now to get it built up ASAP. (re-using old parts BTW)

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Old 01-24-2013, 01:31 PM   #26954
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You do know that'll make you super slow right...
Some people will do anything for another KOM.


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Old 01-24-2013, 01:48 PM   #26955
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His narrative is pretty amusing...
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