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Fast Winter Bikes

battersbatters Posts: 12
edited October 2017 in Your road bikes
I'm currently building myself a UK winter bike on an old defy disc frame but know that some day I'll want something more racey. Curious as to what everyone else has managed to come up with and if there are any hidden gem frames out there that I've missed (thinking carbon, aero, full length guards, largeish tyres). Also must look great in photos with dark clouds and puddles!

What have you got?

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  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    Very good.
  • Agreed
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • shortfallshortfall Posts: 2,320
    Raleigh Chopper with a fairing from the original Sierra Cosworth. Went tubeless to bring it up to date.
  • T wat
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,791
    Raleigh Grifter
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Raleigh mag burner.

    The plastic wheels won't corrode...
    Condor Super Acciaio, Record, Deda, Pacentis.
    Curtis 853 Handbuilt MTB, XTR, DT Swiss and lots of Hope.
    Genesis Datum Gravel Bike, Pacentis (again).
    Genesis Equilibrium Disc, 105 & H-Plus-Son.

    Mostly Steel.
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    animal72 wrote:
    Raleigh mag burner.

    The plastic wheels won't corrode...

    Now you're talking.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Can't see aero making much difference when you have mudguards and the air is dense and cold and you've got your layers on...
  • Agree with Cougie. Winter to me is about being comfortable and getting the base miles in. Speed and aero last thing on my mind.
    I have a Trek Domane SL5 for not great weather and when its stinking bad weather a Trek Domane ALR5 with 32mm tyres and full guards. Race bike is an Emonda and i can get the Domane reasonably close body position wise. But obviously the Domane is a lot more comfortable.
  • Cannondale Hooligan, disc brakes, mudguards and drop bars fitted, must be areo due to the lefty fork...maybe....... :roll:
  • e30matt wrote:
    Cannondale Hooligan, disc brakes, mudguards and drop bars fitted, must be areo due to the lefty fork...maybe....... :roll:

    Just googled that bike, now I want one for some unknown reason...
  • dannbodgedannbodge Posts: 857
    e30matt wrote:
    Cannondale Hooligan, disc brakes, mudguards and drop bars fitted, must be areo due to the lefty fork...maybe....... :roll:

    Just googled that bike, now I want one for some unknown reason...

    Snap.

    That looks hilarious.... I love it!
  • I live in the United States in the south-east. So, I have plenty of dry days with zero road salt to ride my Propel on. If it rains or snows, it's just a day. Just use an indoor trainer that day.

    :D
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    trek madone for me with 11 speed ultegra and 50s - tubs.

    can't see why I should change my training bike because its winter.

    i just hose it down after every ride. its ultegra so if it breaks just throw it away and buy it in the massive discounts. its a Trek so if I smash it up i'll just buy another. its not like its special.

    training mate and really good friends uses an S5 with 60mm FFwds and Dura Ace di2. Same principle as my thinking.

    its a bicycle - just use it.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.

  • i just hose it down after every ride.

    Is this about your sex life?
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    at my age with my knee and head injury?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • at my age with my knee and head injury?

    I thought you were going to say married
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    goes without saying :)

    as an aside - am going MERTS. Enforced ........
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
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