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11-12-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,446
Posted By antdd

Finally snow here! And yesterday my first (super...

Finally snow here! And yesterday my first (super slow) falling, sliding still 2m slowly on the ground. Only spikes would have helped there, but they don't fit in my frame (the 45Nrth Xerxes 700x30...
11-08-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,446
Posted By antdd

Yeah... twice 10km to/from the start/end point of...

Yeah... twice 10km to/from the start/end point of the ride, and then the 14km loop. But I did a pause to warm up inside after the loop, so before the last 10km home. At the moment the picture was...
11-08-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,446
Posted By antdd

Oh, and just because I just found it, from an...

Oh, and just because I just found it, from an event to promote winter cycling which turned into a coldest day of the year ride, 3 years ago (Vélo sous zero in Montreal). At -25°C, I think I did about...
11-08-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,446
Posted By antdd

Fresh and dry snow which isn't too deep is not...

Fresh and dry snow which isn't too deep is not like sand. And on the beach you have rarely asphalt a few cm below the surface.

I understand the fat bikes offroad and in deep snow, but not in the...
11-07-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,446
Posted By antdd

I guess it depends on how deep the snow is. I...

I guess it depends on how deep the snow is. I don't doubt your experience. Here bike lanes get cleared from snow at the same time as the main roads, so you have after a snow storm max. 1-2 days snow...
11-01-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,446
Posted By antdd

Here in Montreal, the winter bike community...

Here in Montreal, the winter bike community mostly prefers skinnier, knobby tires over wider. The theory behind: You cut through fresh snow to the asphalt and don't swim up. This works fine for 10-20...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,157
Posted By antdd

Can't wait to get some snow, end of next week we...

Can't wait to get some snow, end of next week we should have a tiny bit here in Montreal! Will be my 6th winter of Montreal winter cycling (before only in mid Europe with milder winters, so these...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,561
Posted By antdd

I commuted in Montreal for the last years with a...

I commuted in Montreal for the last years with a Shimano Alfine 8. The only problems I had were due to the cable, with slush and dirt freezing on the little exposed part which pulls on the hub the...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,618
Posted By antdd

Have a look at Honjo, I find them from Germany at...

Have a look at Honjo, I find them from Germany at bike-components.de cheaper then from other shops, I ordered mine to Canada (think 20 Euro shipping, but I had other parts as well). Haven't mounted...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By antdd

Thanks for this insight. Since the frame (Soma...

Thanks for this insight. Since the frame (Soma Wolverine) has clearance up to 45mm with fenders (my actual fenders, the Honjo H50 go officially up to 42mm, but 1-2mm more is probably fine as well)...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By antdd

Thanks everyone! JaccoW: Yeah, I don't like...

Thanks everyone!

JaccoW: Yeah, I don't like when they post only the outer width which is much less important then the inner width. https://thecycleclinic.co.uk/products/h-plus-son-archetype posts...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By antdd

Gravel/Road vs. touring rims with 36h

I am building/planning currently my "all weather fast super commuter" based on a Soma Wolverine (different thread here, I'll update that soon), but I have a more general question regarding rims. I am...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,324
Posted By antdd

I used long the Conti GP4Season 28mm in the...

I used long the Conti GP4Season 28mm in the non-snowy months. Now since a half year with the Panaracer Gravelking 28mm (slick version, not the SK = small knobs) and like them! Had since April only...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,538
Posted By antdd

Just a small update: Frame arrived, and some...

Just a small update:
Frame arrived, and some parts were already bought:
- Cane Creek 40 headset in silver
- Shimano ST-R785 & BR-R785 Di2 levers with hydraulic brakes: These seem to be currently...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,538
Posted By antdd

I agree, but I see a shift, at least here in...

I agree, but I see a shift, at least here in Montreal. When I started winter cycling in my first winter here 6 years ago, there were only a few other crazy people with bikes on the road. Now, there...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,538
Posted By antdd

Yes, I plan to coat the frame well to protect it...

Yes, I plan to coat the frame well to protect it as good as I can. I have the feeling aluminum corrodes as well as steal with all that salt in winter, just doesn't show it before, it just breaks...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,927
Posted By antdd

Here in Montreal with also a few snow storms...

Here in Montreal with also a few snow storms during our 4 months of winter it is kind of general knowledge in the winter bike commuting community that narrower tyres cut well through the snow to the...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,538
Posted By antdd

Thanks! I assume hybrid disk brakes like the TRP...

Thanks! I assume hybrid disk brakes like the TRP HY/RD (cable lever hydraulic) have similar problems in the cold?
Forum: Commuting
08-07-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,538
Posted By antdd

I will not go with a belt drive for now, I heard...

I will not go with a belt drive for now, I heard about too many problems of people here with belts in winter. And a friend had 3 years ago problems finding a replacement belt after his snapped, he...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,538
Posted By antdd

Thanks to both of you, this is indeed valuable...

Thanks to both of you, this is indeed valuable input!

Currently I run the Panaracer Gravelking 28mm, before Conti GP 4 Season, and I really like them. I think they wear down faster then the Conti,...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,538
Posted By antdd

Searching my ultimate all year fast commuter bike. Soma Wolverine?

Hi,

I'm new to this forum and am looking for some ideas and opinions.

My current bike for my 10km one way commute in Montreal is a (German) Patria Roadster which I had bought 9 years ago when I...
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