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Bike Winter "Get Layered" - What layers to buy for winter cycling?
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A year ago I went to the "Get Layered" presentation by the Bike Winter guys (you all rock, by the way). Now that it's time to start buying winter gear for this year's season, I've forgotten about…Continue

Tags: layers, cycling, winter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allen Wrench Nov 27, 2010.

Best way to secure a bike seat / front wheel?
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Hi,I just bought a new bike, and was reading the discussion about bike seat thefts recently. Not wanting to have the same thing happen to me, do any of you have recommendations for how best to secure…Continue

Tags: wheel, front, theft, seat, bike

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tank-Ridin' Ryan Sep 27, 2010.

Pic from a bike lane in Australia
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cross-post from reddit.com, but this was too got not to share with you all.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marne Provost May 5, 2010.

 

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Chicago Critical Mass - Polka Ride! at Daley Plaza

January 28, 2011 from 5:30pm to 10pm
CCM even has its own band - the Polkaholics.  Each year they schedule a FREE show for our loyal riders; January 28, they will be at Lincoln Lanes playing their own brand of punk/speed metal polka. Bundle up for a great ride that ends with polka music and bowling. "Critical Mass!  Criticial Mass!  Get on your bikes and kick some ass!" ~ Critical Mass Polka Chicago Critical Mass bike rides start from Daley Plaza (Dearborn &…See More
Jan 28, 2011
Ash L. replied to GP's discussion Bike Winter "Get Layered" - What layers to buy for winter cycling?
"Though it isn't necessary, this is my first winter using Patagonia's capilene baselayer. Last winter I just wore a woven thermal style pajama pant (like $7 at Target) underneath of my jeans. It was great for an extra layer of warmth but…"
Nov 27, 2010
dav replied to GP's discussion Bike Winter "Get Layered" - What layers to buy for winter cycling?
"Yesterday morning it was 18 degrees. I wore; t-shirt, long sleeve shirt, another heavier t-shirt, button down denim shirt, 2 zip up sweatshirt jackets. Bottom half; pajama pants, jeans, 2 pairs of socks, gym shoes. Winter atire; hat, backlava,…"
Nov 27, 2010
jennifer james replied to GP's discussion Bike Winter "Get Layered" - What layers to buy for winter cycling?
"I think Jami's right about the trial and error. sometimes it can help to carry a couple of extra pieces in your pannier if you carry one to add or take off. It's really helpful if you are riding with kids and getting used to winter riding…"
Nov 27, 2010
Lindsey Rowland replied to GP's discussion Bike Winter "Get Layered" - What layers to buy for winter cycling?
"Also, for very cold weather I invested in some snowboarding mittens. I got them one size up so I can fit another pair of gloves comfortably."
Nov 27, 2010
envane (69 furlongs) replied to GP's discussion Bike Winter "Get Layered" - What layers to buy for winter cycling?
"Layer 1: Wool base layer (cheap @ Target). Layer(s) 2.x: Whatever. Layer 3: Windproof shell (no insulation.) If you can ride a bike in a down jacket and not get drenched in sweat, you're not riding hard enough."
Nov 26, 2010
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Bike Winter "Get Layered" - What layers to buy for winter cycling?

A year ago I went to the "Get Layered" presentation by the Bike Winter guys (you all rock, by the way). Now that it's time to start buying winter gear for this year's season, I've forgotten about what to buy. I'm starting from scratch, and trying to get something more comfortable and effective this year to replace my sweatshirt and down jacket that I've worn in years past.So, what layers do you wear when you go out cycling in the 10 degree weather? If you have any winter cycling suggestions…See More
Nov 26, 2010
Tank-Ridin' Ryan replied to GP's discussion Best way to secure a bike seat / front wheel?
"Or if you have a soldering iron, you can drip solder into the binder bolt. Removal is done by just heating up the solder again and blowing it out with canned air or an air hose. "
Sep 27, 2010
Tank-Ridin' Ryan replied to GP's discussion Best way to secure a bike seat / front wheel?
"Errr, seat tube "
Sep 27, 2010
Rick norris replied to GP's discussion Best way to secure a bike seat / front wheel?
"I think this and a cable through the front wheel, along with ulock through frame and rear wheel...Never understood the QR seatpost thing "
Sep 27, 2010
Joe Willis replied to GP's discussion Best way to secure a bike seat / front wheel?
"For your seat post change it from a QR to a standard binder bolt. Once you change it find a BB (from a BB gun) and super glue/epoxy it in the head of the bolt. Makes it hard as hell to undo even with the proper tools. Make SURE your seat is adjusted…"
Sep 27, 2010
spacemodular replied to GP's discussion Best way to secure a bike seat / front wheel?
"Cyclists Choice makes a hex skewer/seat post binder bolt set for under $20. This will stop casual thieves. Velo Orange makes a similar skewer only set with a hollow hex key with a pin (hard to find) which is more secure. These are under $20 as…"
Sep 27, 2010
Lugo replied to GP's discussion Best way to secure a bike seat / front wheel?
"On Guard Skewer Sets have worked great for me! http://www.onguardlock.com/?page_id=329"
Sep 27, 2010
Tank-Ridin' Ryan replied to GP's discussion Best way to secure a bike seat / front wheel?
"I usually pop off my front wheel and U-Lock through my front wheel, back wheel and seat post. I don't have a QR on my seat post."
Sep 27, 2010
Chucko replied to GP's discussion Best way to secure a bike seat / front wheel?
"Garrett, In terms of the saddle, I'd personally just replace the quick release with a regular seatpost binder bolt. You can get them in just about any bike shop for $5 or so, generally they use an allen key to open. Unless you have a really…"
Sep 27, 2010
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to GP's discussion Best way to secure a bike seat / front wheel?
"I took a bit of old chain and treaded it through a bit of old inner tube and fastened it around my seat rails and seat stays to make stealing my seat require a chain tool. When ever I lock up I put my u-lock around my rear rim and through the rear…"
Sep 27, 2010

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Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
About me:
I'm a UIC engineering student that loves biking and building stuff

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