Babby It's Cold Outside 15'-16'

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Rusty Piton wrote:
It's been 35-50f for like two months here with plenty of bullshit rain. When did Chicago become Seattle?

since China implemented the global hoax

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 09:34
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the plowed shoulders are intentional. half the reason the northeast has shoulders and many other areas of the country don't is specifically for snow. first plow pass pushes it to the shoulder, second plow pass later in the day when it's less urgent pushes it all the way off the road. so when jimmy in his bmw x5 slides off the road, he doesn't take up a whole lane with his stuck vehicle, it's just half on the shoulder and half in the snow.

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 09:09
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We had our first real rain a few days ago and it reminded me that I wasn't happy with my setup last winter.

First is gloves. I hate gloves because I have long skinny fingers. Should I get XL or XXL Ninja Ice? I usually wear XL in Fox and 661 stretchy gloves which don't have long enough fingers, but the XXL is usually too baggy. I'm not really too concerned with baggy fit on the Ninja Ice, but if the fingers aren't longer in the XXL I'll just get XL.

Next is fenders. I've been kicking around the same 7 or 8 year old pair of Planet spencer fenders and it's time to retire them. They're 45mm wide and fit perfectly on my double cross with 28-30mm tires but now with WTB Exposures they buzz quite a bit. Thinking of getting 50mm SKS and trimming them at the seat stays which are exactly 45mm apart where the fenders pass through. Any tips for trimming chromoplastic fenders? Really just taking off like 2mm on each side so I'm sure it'll be easy enough.

And on to my feet, another big problem. I can't find waterproof shoe covers that fit over my giant feet. Last winter I rode in waxed vans which worked OK, but I want to ride spd pedals this winter, so Im thinking of waterproofing my 510s with mink oil or Sno-Seal as suggested by an outdoorsy friend combined with some waterproof gaiters to keep water from coming in through the laces or getting my socks wet. Sound reasonable? Bonus of waterproofing my 510s is it will make mountain biking this winter term more enjoyable too, I'll probably get some use out of the gaiters on the trails too.

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Sun, 11/12/2017 - 00:06
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re: ninja ice. I have fat hands and not-long fingers. generally an XL in answer or 661. The XL were too tight around my hands. The XXL were ok width but the fingers were too long for me.
It sounds like the XXL would be great for you.

Fenders: trim by hand with a file or dremel. (Tempting to cut them with shears or an exacto but IME it's tough to get a nice curve made and the blade just wants to go straight deeper into the fender.)
If at all possible move any stays or clips or whatever to the outside of the fender.

Feet: Dedicated waterproof shoes. Or waterproof socks inside of whatever shoes. I am dubious of if waterproofing your 510s will work, there's the laces, the tongue area, and the cleat area to worry about and I don't see getting them all sealed. That said, if waxed vans are considered "ok" then maybe sno-sealed 510s will be great. Biwell, Sno-Seal, Nik-wax will all work fine. Warm the shoes in the oven before application and it really works into the nooks and crannies.

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But honestly, I have no idea how I am going to follow through on that plan and I already have a pretty rad spencer. I think I just like fucking with my bikes.

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 00:28
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Or buy some actual waterproof shoes

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 01:38
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(Reply to #456)

Face wrote:
Next is fenders. I've been kicking around the same 7 or 8 year old pair of Planet spencer fenders and it's time to retire them. They're 45mm wide and fit perfectly on my double cross with 28-30mm tires but now with WTB Exposures they buzz quite a bit. Thinking of getting 50mm SKS and trimming them at the seat stays which are exactly 45mm apart where the fenders pass through. Any tips for trimming chromoplastic fenders? Really just taking off like 2mm on each side so I'm sure it'll be easy enough.

you should be fine just forcing them in between the seatstays

if it turns out to actually be a pinch point, heatgun/hairdyer is better than dremelling for SKS

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Sun, 11/12/2017 - 04:10
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Thanks dudes! XXL ordered.
I'll heat gun the fenders if squeezing them in the stays becomes an issue. Any suggestions on best place to buy them?
I'd like waterproof shoes, but just finding shoes that fit my Cadillac sized feet is hard enough I usually don't get to choose features. I'll keep searching but for now I'll sno-seal them.

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Sun, 11/12/2017 - 10:47
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Good luck with the gloves. I have the same problem and a giant collection of xxl gloves with stubby fingers and fat ass wrists

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Mon, 11/13/2017 - 02:34
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Find any that work?

Also got a pair of XL handup gloves and they're the closest to fitting correctly for regular mtb gloves I've had in a long time.

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Mon, 11/13/2017 - 03:01
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Only gloves I can use comfortably are knit, which obviously doesn't cut it in the rain. My current go-to in that situation is sealskinz ultragrips cuz knit-like, but I can't recommend them. The fingers do bottom out, but with the stretch, it's fine. I have 2 gripes. The wrists are so baggy I feel like I should throw on a couple rubberbands and they're too long. They go past halfway on my forearm and I have to take my jacket off to put them on. My wife calls them my prom gloves.

Let me know if you find something haha

Sneaky Viking wrote:
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Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:55
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Send me your gloves! Serious. My sausage fingers usually leave an annoying amount of flappy extra finger fabric.

deadforkinglast wrote:
But honestly, I have no idea how I am going to follow through on that plan and I already have a pretty rad spencer. I think I just like fucking with my bikes.

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:59
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(Reply to #462)

JUGE FREDD wrote:
if it turns out to actually be a pinch point, heatgun/hairdyer is better than dremelling for SKS

Pro tip rite here

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:51
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The new Showers Pass Knit Crosspoint gloves seem pretty great. After experimenting with Ninja Ice, I have determined that they will just never fit my hands (sausage fingers like Jimmy), and I'll probably splurge on a pair of these in the next week or so, and then I can write a more definitive opinion.

On the subject of gloves, I've worn holes in basically every fall/winter weight glove I have, so I got a pair of the Defeet DuraGloves ET Wool Comps. They fit perfect, with a lot of stretch so there's not a huge gap between any part of my hand and the gloves, the rubberized grip is great for drops or flat handlebars, and the ET thing works well enough that I can operate my camera while riding, without taking the gloves off. Texting is also easy, but not while in motion (duh). I've ridden three times in pretty substantial rains, with temperatures between 45°-50° F, and while my hands will be pickled by the end of the ride, but they stay warm enough that I don't experience any significant discomfort or numbness.

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Mon, 11/13/2017 - 13:22
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Amazon has ragg wool gloves for $5-8 a pop and the sizing is always imperfect, but they are just awesome for me. No moisture buildup, and plenty warm underneath a rain mitt. I have the mittens, the gloves, the fingerless gloves, and a bunch of merino liner gloves and I just mix and match based on temp/conditions.

Get me into cheap waterproof shoes for super-wide feet. Five Ten? I have a feeling that global warming is going to make this New England winter unusually wet instead of dry/cold and my waterproof socks or snow boots leave a lot to be desired.

26/M/41t N/W

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:51
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Five Ten Freerider EPS handle water better than plain Freeriders, but they're not perfect. If you have low-volume feet order your normal sneaker size. Otherwise, size up by a half to full size.

Also digging the DeFeet DuraGloves.

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:09
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Heritage is an equestrian company, but their deep winter gloves are they best-styled glove I've ever had. They make me feel like I have Batman's hands.

They're nicely sculpted, waterproof, and have a tight cuff to keep out wind and snow. They're probably good down to -4C/25F, maybe lower cuz they have the little zip for warmer inserts (I've never tried). Anything lower than that and I usually switch to Giro's 2-fingered gloves.

The gloves come in 10(!) different sizes and they have a handy hand-measuring chart on the product page, but it only accounts for width, not finger length. I'm not certain, but if you go wider, the fingers may naturally go longer?

And at $40 or less, they are incredibly economical for the level of quality they offer.

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Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:12
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Good glove suggestions ITT. Thanks for sharing.

Testing out these things right now. They were only $7 including shipping. They are single layer since I found the double layer in the Ninja Ice to be annoying (inner layer of fingers getting twisted and tight feeling).
Not super impressed but they do, luckily, fit my hand perfect.
Haven't fully drenched them yet but work fine for 40-50 deg F Seattle drizzle weather.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:28
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Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:33
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I also picked up these Rapha gloves that were on sale. Very happy with them for dry weather in the 50 deg range.
The palm molds to the bar really well and probably the first glove with padded palm that I actually like.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:33
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Added a Soft Goods section to the Tarck Approved database to champion those Heritage gloves.

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Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:18
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I finally made the jump to cheap ATV pogies. It's nice not having to wear heavy glove, but goddamn these things are dorky looking!
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Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:56
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These would be perfect for Eroica or a tweed ride:

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:35
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Got my ninja ice gloves in today. Much nicer than I expected for $8. They fit OK, fingers are a bit baggy but I see that as room for liners if I need them. I don't plan on riding in the rain for another week or two so we'll have to wait and see how I like them on the spencer.

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Fri, 11/17/2017 - 21:09

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