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weisan
12-26-2017, 01:08 PM
like I said, it's cold and wet outside...So here's another thread to celebrate what we sometimes call rain or bad weather bikes.

they are built tough to withstand apocalypse.

they are cobbled together to be practical to meet our unique challenges.

they are a joy to ride on despite the weather

these are mine.

As always. the usual tough guys who ride their normal bike everywhere in every possible conditions and question the need for rain bike, we got you covered and worshiped the grounds you walk on, so you need not subscribe to this channel.

http://alicehui.com/bike/Rain/IMG_4105.JPG

http://alicehui.com/bike/Rain/IMG_4106.JPG

http://alicehui.com/bike/Rain/IMG_4107.JPG

Gummee
12-26-2017, 01:12 PM
My rain bike is a Langster being run fixed gear (no gears to adjust) with Crud 2 fenders on it.

AL frame so no rust!

Woot!

M

Clean39T
12-26-2017, 01:16 PM
I thought we already decided this was the "ultimate rain bike" - no? :fight:

https://abovecategorycycling.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Mosaic_GT1_Preist-3007-Edit-768x512@2x.jpg

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=212976&highlight=category+rain

But seriously, who needs a rain bike? A little precipitation doesn't slow things that much...

https://imagesvc.timeincuk.net/v3/keystone/image?url=https://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/09/worlds13_men_rr_rain_21.jpg&q=82

I kid, I kid - this was my rain bike - until I found 1/2 a cup of water in the BB after two days of commuting in the wet and wore through a pair of brake pads in about a week:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171103/ffe537e012c1b1d237c91fa87b7b9fac.jpg

Going forward it'll be a Trek Boone with discs I guess, and some of these:

https://www.westernbikeworks.com/product/portland-design-works-full-metal-fenders

weisan
12-26-2017, 01:20 PM
My rain bike is a Langster being run fixed gear (no gears to adjust) with Crud 2 fenders on it.

AL frame so no rust!

Woot!

M

Interestingly, I never thought this would become my "go fast" rain bike but it kinda makes sense. AL. The Giant folks designed it to accommodate 32mm tires. Even comes with fender mounts.

http://alicehui.com/bike/Rain/IMG_4109.JPG

weisan
12-26-2017, 01:23 PM
I thought we already decided this was the "ultimate rain bike" - no? :fight:

https://abovecategorycycling.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Mosaic_GT1_Preist-3007-Edit-768x512@2x.jpg


clean pal, thanks for playing. Actually, in my heart of hearts, this IS the ultimate rain bike (https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=211451)

https://photos.smugmug.com/Cycling/The-bikes/i-RSZPqLQ/0/b4540ee6/X2/20170930_102729-X2.jpg

mhespenheide
12-26-2017, 02:55 PM
Interestingly, I never thought this would become my "go fast" rain bike but it kinda makes sense. AL. The Giant folks designed it to accommodate 32mm tires. Even comes with fender mounts.

http://alicehui.com/bike/Rain/IMG_4109.JPG

Weisan-pal, what model is that? 30-32mm tires is my sweet spot for road riding...

Clean39T
12-26-2017, 03:03 PM
clean pal, thanks for playing. Actually, in my heart of hearts, this IS the ultimate rain bike



That Endpoint is certainly on-point...bonus points for the generator-hub lighting system...and the perfectly mounted fenders.

Speaking of fenders, which ones are those?

weisan
12-26-2017, 03:04 PM
Weisan-pal, what model is that? 30-32mm tires is my sweet spot for road riding...

m pal, it's an older model. Yeah, I hear you. I was pleasantly surprised too.
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/defy-1-2012

texbike
12-26-2017, 03:12 PM
Rain bikes are great. In fact, my favorite bike was originally purchased to be a rain bike. However, I've come to the realization that I'm just too lazy to deal with the additional work that purposely riding a bike in the rain creates. I'd rather go for a hike or a run...

Texbike

Hilltopperny
12-26-2017, 03:21 PM
That's what this one was built up for.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171226/964b0858d1e109777d6b509449fa6544.jpg

Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk

Bob Ross
12-26-2017, 05:15 PM
Old pic -- I've since changed a few more components on this, such that the only original parts left are the frame, fork, levers (both shift & brake), hubs, and the front derailleur -- but it still seems to take a licking and keep on ticking.

https://s5.postimg.org/lc656b6kn/Bridgestone_12-29-11.jpg

Actually, I have recently been thinking of letting it go and replacing it with something that can A) fit much wider tires while still sporting full-coverage fenders, and B) not rust. This thread is giving me ideas.

R3awak3n
12-26-2017, 05:23 PM
I don't really have a nice rain bike anymore. I used to ride my elephant with fenders and may still put the fenders on it but if I am just doing a road ride, I don't mind getting a little wet.

When I commute though, I don't want to get into work all nasty. I used to use my own bike but now, when it rains I take this guy

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/48660277/citibike.0.jpg

Why dirty my bike when I can dirty theirs :)

Seramount
12-26-2017, 06:00 PM
have been caught out in a downpour many times, but have never intentionally gone for a ride in the rain.

yashcha
12-26-2017, 06:12 PM
Having been born in seattle, my 333fab is ready for rain. Now which fenders to buy...?

thwart
12-26-2017, 07:49 PM
Winter bike (think snow/slush/salt), or rain... whatever...

Mzilliox
12-26-2017, 08:24 PM
Im riding in the rain a lot, some days i like to ride without fenders and just get stupid wet!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4481/37420787160_fe59ff18eb_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Z1Kjiw)Goats (https://flic.kr/p/Z1Kjiw) by Matt.zilliox (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41573599@N06/), on Flickr

jamesdak
12-26-2017, 09:40 PM
Well, my Kona Jake the Snake has evolved into my main rain bike.

http://www.pbase.com/jhuddle/image/161787817.jpg

Or if I don't mind the water being thrown up on me I'll take out the faster and nicer riding Orbea Cabestany.

http://www.pbase.com/jhuddle/image/164433305.jpg

Andy sti
12-26-2017, 10:47 PM
My rain bike has been sitting in the stand being built up for the last 3 weeks - motivation has been lacking and I've been skiing. It will be a CAAD 9 CX with fenders. Maybe I'll finish it this week....