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Old 05-06-2009, 09:48 AM   #10621
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Sidi makes a winter riding shoe. Ditto with Lake. Me? I use some Gore Tex socks over some thin wool socks, with some toe booties over all of it. You don't wanna wear too much 'cause if you constrict yer feet, they'll get even colder. DAMHIK

Trick to cold and wet riding it to realize you ARE going to get wet.

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I live in Seattle. I'm actually afraid of being dry!

So, think 4 to 6 hours in 35degree wet weather.

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Winter riding shoe + all the recommended
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:52 AM   #10622
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+1 to what Gummee said. I wouldn't even mess with a winter specific shoe. Just put on toe covers or the gore-tex sock. I found I prefer just the toe cover. My wife uses a full bootie. For us our choices worked well down to around 30 degrees.
So I have neoprene booties. Below 40 and my toes are frozen within 2 hours.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:40 AM   #10623
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So my buddy I ride with at lunch wasn't going out today. He let me use his Cannondale. Something like this I guess, but yellow:



Jesus H. Christ, I feel like I've been riding around on a shopping cart.

Fast!
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:49 AM   #10624
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...Jesus H. Christ, I feel like I've been riding around on a shopping cart.

Fast!
Sublime, isn't it.

Shop for last year's models when you go looking for one.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:54 AM   #10625
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Sublime, isn't it.
I covered the same distance I usually do at lunch in half the time.

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Shop for last year's models when you go looking for one.
Yeah. I'm going to end up with one of these, I think:

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Old 05-06-2009, 10:57 AM   #10626
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Yeah. I'm going to end up with one of these, I think:
Good grief.

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Old 05-06-2009, 10:59 AM   #10627
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So my buddy I ride with at lunch wasn't going out today. He let me use his Cannondale. Something like this I guess, but yellow:



Jesus H. Christ, I feel like I've been riding around on a shopping cart.

Fast!
Imagine if it had pedals.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:30 AM   #10628
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The Cannondale might be cheaper?? www.hiwheel.com

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Yeah. I'm going to end up with one of these, I think:

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Old 05-06-2009, 11:45 AM   #10629
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Sweet fancy Moses, is this fucking thing cool.

geez, does it come with a 125cc option to spin those heavy wheels?
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:15 PM   #10630
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geez, does it come with a 125cc option to spin those heavy wheels?
Nope, but stick a hyperactive 12 year old on it and just keep feeding 'im PB&Js.

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Old 05-06-2009, 12:29 PM   #10631
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Ducati Cucciolo

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geez, does it come with a 125cc option to spin those heavy wheels?
... Between 1946 and 1948, Ducati produced the Cucciolo or ‘Puppy’, a motor-powered bicycle ...

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Old 05-06-2009, 06:20 PM   #10632
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Winter Shoes

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Hey, cold wet weather dudes...

What's the best road and/or mountain shoe for cold wet weather riding.

Need shoes in extra wide sizes - Sidi Mega fits well for reference.

I finally broke down this winter and got some Sidi Diablo GTX's (I think that's what their winter mountain bike shoe is called). Best deal I could find was through Nashbar when they had them on sale and then another 20 percent off that so $240. The bottom line is I wish I had bought some of these 10 years ago. I use them on and off road (I ride my cross bike with mountain pedals on the road in the winter)

They're not perfect. They don't hold your heel as well as a Sidi Dominator mountain shoe or Sidi Genius road shoe. The Diablo is a little more mushy inside because of the insulation, so your power transfer is not quite as efficient. When it's cold but dry they don't breath as well as a summer shoe because of the Gore-Tex in there, so your feet might get a little clammy (just like any Gore-Tex shoe).

I have wide feet, but have never had mega shoes because you couldn't get them in half sizes and that's what I wear. The Diablos are whole sizes only so I went up 1/2 size and can wear really thick socks and they fit really well. The shoes don't really have all that much insulation but I'd say they're good for 15 degrees Fahrenheit colder than a summer shoe with neoprene toe covers. I've never had any really warm full shoe covers, so can't compare to that.

I just don't like shoe covers because they don't work very well in dirt or mud and it's just another thing you've got to put on. I think it's bad enough having to wear so much crap in the winter and these shoes help me still feel good on the bike.
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:24 PM   #10633
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So my buddy I ride with at lunch wasn't going out today. He let me use his Cannondale. Something like this I guess, but yellow:



Jesus H. Christ, I feel like I've been riding around on a shopping cart.

Fast!
Tell that to Mutt!

He's still stuck on his mtn bike.

Oh, and there's other bikes out there that ride a little less stiff but go just as fast.

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Old 05-06-2009, 07:27 PM   #10634
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I finally broke down this winter and got some Sidi Diablo GTX's (I think that's what their winter mountain bike shoe is called). Best deal I could find was through Nashbar when they had them on sale and then another 20 percent off that so $240. The bottom line is I wish I had bought some of these 10 years ago. I use them on and off road (I ride my cross bike with mountain pedals on the road in the winter)

They're not perfect. They don't hold your heel as well as a Sidi Dominator mountain shoe or Sidi Genius road shoe. The Diablo is a little more mushy inside because of the insulation, so your power transfer is not quite as efficient. When it's cold but dry they don't breath as well as a summer shoe because of the Gore-Tex in there, so your feet might get a little clammy (just like any Gore-Tex shoe).

I have wide feet, but have never had mega shoes because you couldn't get them in half sizes and that's what I wear. The Diablos are whole sizes only so I went up 1/2 size and can wear really thick socks and they fit really well. The shoes don't really have all that much insulation but I'd say they're good for 15 degrees Fahrenheit colder than a summer shoe with neoprene toe covers. I've never had any really warm full shoe covers, so can't compare to that.

I just don't like shoe covers because they don't work very well in dirt or mud and it's just another thing you've got to put on. I think it's bad enough having to wear so much crap in the winter and these shoes help me still feel good on the bike.
Remind me to tell y'all the Gore Tex socks story when we get together.

I'd like to try the Sidi winter shoes. Have since they started makin em. Never had the dosh. ...AND that's workin in shops!

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Old 05-07-2009, 05:36 AM   #10635
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I've got a few year old pair of Lake winter shoes, and with chemical warmers in the toes are great down to the low 20's.
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