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PedroJake
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Re: Show us your winter bikes!!

Postby PedroJake » Mon Oct 01, 2012 22:30 pm

tommo7567 wrote:Heres my new baby, just arrived this weekend and first outing on her today, which was handy seeing as lots of roads were covered in muddy run off water from the fields! :o

I selected the bike using the Ribble special edition route and was rewarded with 10 spd Tiagra instead of 9 spd at no extra cost :D Needless to say I'm a very happy bunny!

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I've been toying with the idea of ordering this same set up from Ribble myself for the winter. What's the honest verdict on it ?

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Re: Show us your winter bikes!!

Postby RideOnTime » Tue Oct 02, 2012 05:48 am

dmclite-3.0 wrote:
nathancom wrote:
dmclite-3.0 wrote:Image
Old winter hack, Scott S50 Speedster, 9 speed sora, gatorskins.

New winter bike will be my 2007 Litespeed Siena, will post image soon, got to get wheels and fit crudcatchers.
Not sure that I would be out in that kind of weather...



That was the worst spot. I came up the road from Bicknor (which is obscured by the Ringlestone signage) and it was clear so I just turned round. This was at the top of the downs in Kent, no way was I going down Hollingbourne hill in the snow.

I like this picture as it represents Rule 5 of The Rules.


Rule 5?

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Re: Show us your winter bikes!!

Postby dmclite-3.0 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 07:21 am

RideOnTime wrote:
dmclite-3.0 wrote:
nathancom wrote:
dmclite-3.0 wrote:Image
Old winter hack, Scott S50 Speedster, 9 speed sora, gatorskins.

New winter bike will be my 2007 Litespeed Siena, will post image soon, got to get wheels and fit crudcatchers.
Not sure that I would be out in that kind of weather...



That was the worst spot. I came up the road from Bicknor (which is obscured by the Ringlestone signage) and it was clear so I just turned round. This was at the top of the downs in Kent, no way was I going down Hollingbourne hill in the snow.

I like this picture as it represents Rule 5 of The Rules.


Rule 5?


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Re: Show us your winter bikes!!

Postby Arthur Scrimshaw » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:00 am

dmclite-3.0 wrote:
nathancom wrote:
dmclite-3.0 wrote:Image
Old winter hack, Scott S50 Speedster, 9 speed sora, gatorskins.

New winter bike will be my 2007 Litespeed Siena, will post image soon, got to get wheels and fit crudcatchers.
Not sure that I would be out in that kind of weather...



That was the worst spot. I came up the road from Bicknor (which is obscured by the Ringlestone signage) and it was clear so I just turned round. This was at the top of the downs in Kent, no way was I going down Hollingbourne hill in the snow.

I like this picture as it represents Rule 5 of The Rules.


I'd say Rule 9 - you badass :) http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/#9

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Re: Show us your winter bikes!!

Postby haf1zur » Tue Oct 02, 2012 15:31 pm

Mine all ready for winter

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Re: Show us your winter bikes!!

Postby jay197 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 15:40 pm

gwillis wrote:Heres my cx bike in winter mode. Although there are mudguard bosses on the forks and rear stays due to the height the guards need to fit near the underside of the forks ive opted for clips on for now until I sort some brackets.
Apart from a few changes ie stem etc ive build up some open pros on 105 hubs.
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Rule 8 ?

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Re: Show us your winter bikes!!

Postby gwillis » Tue Oct 02, 2012 16:30 pm

I have my own rules .....

The most important being get out and ride your bike .

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Re: Show us your winter bikes!!

Postby tommo7567 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 18:38 pm

PedroJake wrote:
tommo7567 wrote:Heres my new baby, just arrived this weekend and first outing on her today, which was handy seeing as lots of roads were covered in muddy run off water from the fields! :o

I selected the bike using the Ribble special edition route and was rewarded with 10 spd Tiagra instead of 9 spd at no extra cost :D Needless to say I'm a very happy bunny!

Image

Image

Regards

Tommo


I've been toying with the idea of ordering this same set up from Ribble myself for the winter. What's the honest verdict on it ?


My toatlly honest opinion is its a very good bike for the money. Granted its no lightweight but it is very stable as a result and smooth over rough tarmac (of which we seem to have plenty in Herefordshire..) Without the guards it would make an excellent first time bike, especially when you consider the higher than average spec for a bike of this cost). The frame geometry does differ from a more compact type frame in that it lowers your profile when you ride but that does aid in stability.

I would definetly recommend it.

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Re: Show us your winter bikes!!

Postby jay197 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 19:07 pm

And I have noticed that every second hand "Ribble"bike on ebay sells for good money so if you do ever need to sell it you will get a fair price too.

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Re: Show us your winter bikes!!

Postby thegreatdivide » Thu Oct 04, 2012 17:45 pm

Updated SKS Raceblade Longs and new Lezyne lights fitted. First run this morning. All good.

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Re: Show us your winter bikes!!

Postby Beatmaker » Thu Oct 04, 2012 20:23 pm

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Now with guards fitted

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Re: Show us your winter bikes!!

Postby Wobbit » Sat Oct 06, 2012 13:58 pm

My summer bike, but with guards! Tadaa!

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Re: Show us your winter bikes!!

Postby mr_sj » Tue Oct 09, 2012 14:28 pm

Planet x uncle john with guards and lights fitted ready for the crappy weather to begin and late night commuting !

Needs a rear light fitted but i seem to have misplaced mine and awaiting delivery of a new one.

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Re: Show us your winter bikes!!

Postby Rykard » Tue Oct 09, 2012 14:54 pm

nice...
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Re: Show us your winter bikes!!

Postby gwillis » Tue Oct 09, 2012 15:06 pm

mr_sj wrote:Planet x uncle john with guards and lights fitted ready for the crappy weather to begin and late night commuting !

Needs a rear light fitted but i seem to have misplaced mine and awaiting delivery of a new one.

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Nice ride what guards are they ?

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Re: Show us your winter bikes!!

Postby mr_sj » Tue Oct 09, 2012 15:33 pm

Sks commuter road mudguards, £16 from wiggle

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Re: Show us your winter bikes!!

Postby gwillis » Tue Oct 09, 2012 15:57 pm

mr_sj wrote:Sks commuter road mudguards, £16 from wiggle


Cheers I'm struggling to find a set that will fit correctly onto my Caadx . The problem is the mounts on the forks etc are too high so I need longer brackets

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Re: Show us your winter bikes!!

Postby andyhilton » Tue Oct 09, 2012 21:20 pm

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853 Winter bike
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CX bike

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gwillis
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Re: Show us your winter bikes!!

Postby gwillis » Tue Oct 09, 2012 21:37 pm

andyhilton wrote:Image
853 Winter bike
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CX bike


Nice cx bike what frame is that looks lovely

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Re: Show us your winter bikes!!

Postby Wallace and Gromit » Fri Oct 12, 2012 09:52 am

Take one neglected, rusting Barry Hoban steed with a few late 90s alterations, add powder coating, a new bottom bracket and a new headset, and we have this "retro classic"...


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