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    Winter cycling projects

    I think most of us are also skiers/boarders, but does anyone have any cycling related projects going on the for the winter; bike builds, rebuilds, new parts, trail scouting, etc??

    For myself, I need to remember what wasn't working on my bike when I stopped riding it so long ago, then I need to fix it. I'm pretty sure my rear derailleur is effed up, so that's on the list. I'll do new cables, chain, and cassette while I'm at it. Also need to think about a new rear wheel. I suppose getting into shape so the first ride in the spring doesn't completely suck would be good too. Last year I was rushing to put my bike together after the ski season ended for me, this year I want to be ready to go as soon as things dry up.

    Brian

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    My bikes are exactly how I left them after their last rides, was a pretty pathetic second half of bike season for me. I think everything worked decent on the last rides.

    I do want to get a stationary bike set up to keep the legs in shape.
    2009/2010 - 28

    2009 mtb-19 rides- 113.58 miles

    2008/09 - 33

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    Doing spinning at the gym 1-2 days a week with a morning or two a week on the trainer in the garage. Most of my biking now a days is of the road variety since it's the easiest to do right out of the house and requires less time. Not much in terms of bike maintenance. Just need to get the new tires I bought for the road bike put on after the snow is gone, but I'm not wishing that away (although this weather event will have me back to grass in all of my yard.....grrrrrrr)!!

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    Tires, yeah I probably need some of those too..

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    Get back on the bike Brian. You can't complain that there is too much snow to ride!

    I am going to get my fork Pushed. I pushed the shock like 4 season ago and it still is good to go. Thinking about a new wheelset too.

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    3 off-season projects for me:

    1) I want to upgrade both shifters to XT. (LBS has a great sale going on now) Would love to install them myself with some guidance from the shop.

    2) Looking at testing out some of last seasons road bikes. I want to get into road biking. There are some great rides right out of my door but I haven't pulled the trigger yet. So clueless about what to even consider.

    3) Get into riding shape via spinning. Still not where I need to be physically.

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    I only have a new frame for my road bike planned at the moment. Depending on what sponsor our team goes with, it's probably going to be either a Cannondale SuperSix or a Fuji Altamira. My wheels are pretty beat, so they'll probably get replaced late spring.

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    Well since I think I've only skied three times so far this season, my bikes have been getting a lot of use. I just finished tearing both bikes down (GT Froce1 and Raleigh XXIX SS) and rebuilding in a week’s time. Cleaned everything and new grease to everything. Bought a new set of hydro brakes, grips, and chian guide for the GT, now running a 1x9 setup. The Raleigh I basically kept the same, and just cleaned it up since I dropped a lot of new parts on the last year. Thinking of sending out my Fox front and rear shocks on my GT to get pushed, but don't want to be without the bike that long so I'll probably wait till next winter.

    Well at least the riding is still good, since the skiing isn't....

    I have a pair of Mavic CrossRides laced to Mavic hubs with certerlock rotors for sale if anyone is interested. Also have a brand new pair of Stratline levers (white) for Shimano pre 2009 hydro brakes to let go of as well.

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    Haven't got around to it yet but would like to have the fork on my 29er pushed and also need to replace the pivot bearings on the Blur. Of course I'll need the usual........new rubber, drivetrain and cleats for my shoes. Might also pick up a new Hydrapack.

    Other than the bikes I'll be busy with a few trail projects I scouted in the fall come springtime.
    "If you ride your bike everyday...... Your going to be a better rider!"

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    New frame in transit, should be in my possession next Monday or Tuesday.

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