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endurameendurame Posts: 6
edited January 2018 in Your road bikes
I'm seeing more and more riders out on what looks like expensive summer bikes with no mudguards on the roads this winter. Have we lost the age old art of knocking together a winter hack from whatever you have in the shed?

Share your winter hack build to restore my faith in the old school way.

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  • oviovi Posts: 396
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40044&t=12880385&start=460&hilit=show+us+your+winter+bikes
    some folk will be using the zwift programme so they don't need to leave the house
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Endurame wrote:
    I'm seeing more and more riders out on what looks like expensive summer bikes with no mudguards on the roads this winter. Have we lost the age old art of knocking together a winter hack from whatever you have in the shed?

    Share your winter hack build to restore my faith in the old school way.


    No. People just use what they want to use. There wasn't really an art to it anyway.

    I use my Madone with Ultegra 11 speed and deep rim tubs partly because I want to, partly because I don't like it very much so don't really care what happens to it. The good bike won't come out until May.

    I may get around to sticking some Ali rims on it one day.

    The normal winter bike is now the permanent turbo bike.
    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.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,478
    I don't have a winter hack as such, just a bike with mudguards on for wet rides. Number 1 in the list. Any other time I ride my nice bike number 4 unless off road.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • ovi wrote:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40044&t=12880385&start=460&hilit=show+us+your+winter+bikes
    some folk will be using the zwift programme so they don't need to leave the house

    You may see a few more out there now zwift has doubled its prices
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  • ovi wrote:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40044&t=12880385&start=460&hilit=show+us+your+winter+bikes
    some folk will be using the zwift programme so they don't need to leave the house

    You may see a few more out there now zwift has doubled its prices

    That might apply after mid November this year, given that existing members were given grandfather rights to the old price.

    Very odd choice by Zwift, surely if you want to increase your customer base, you make prices more attractive to new customers. I've just started a 7 day free trial on my annual leave week yesterday, while it's miserable and cold outside, but I have no intention of subscribing to £13 a month as things stand.

    Maybe I have Scottish genes in me, but £156 a year easily covers a set of winter drivetrain and tyre consumables to ride in the real world.
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  • grenwgrenw Posts: 799
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    That's mine. Otherwise I have 1 road bike with no mudguards that I ride in any weather unless it's really foul.
  • arlowoodarlowood Posts: 2,538
    GrenW wrote:
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    That's mine. Otherwise I have 1 road bike with no mudguards that I ride in any weather unless it's really foul.

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  • dannbodgedannbodge Posts: 1,029
    My winter Allez

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  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    For 6 years I had just one bike so it had to be winter proof. Chose a Racelight Tk; quite lively geometry but takes proper guards with 25mm GP4S tyres. 11 years on and it's now the wet weather bike, with Chromoplastic guards, s/h 9 speed Tiagra mechs / shifters and a CX chainset. It's been joined by a lighter carbon bike with nicer kit that only goes out when it's mainly dry, but TBH I enjoy riding them both.
    The wet weather bike certainly isn't a hack thrown together from the parts bin...
  • OrkneyladOrkneylad Posts: 104
    Winter workhorse:

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    Crud mk2's I'm liking very much, just a quick wipe of the BB area after a ride and we're done.
    Conti 4season tyres I can't recommend enough.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,545
    It's hardly a hack, but it's what gets used at this time of year.

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    Now with white bartape, 120mm stem (vs 100 in the pic) and RS11s.
  • kingdavkingdav Posts: 416
    I've got two winter hacks for commuting on

    1 x 2010 allez I bought in 2014 for £200 and renovated with new wheels and groupset a couple of months ago, now has mudguards which just about fit with the 25mm gators on it.
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    build thread: https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/top ... &t=1699860

    1 x Kona Dew hybrid I bought on gumtree for £56 and did a drop bar conversion on with bits and bobs I had left over recently. I'm thinking about building some disc wheels and putting hyrd or juintech discs on it next as the frame will do disc
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    build thread: https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/top ... &t=1636010
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