Almost Winter time....IT'S HERE! SNOW 3-5

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  1. Skipton

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    ...... Time to get a rear fender back on this...

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    After seeing it in the day light I think I will paint the fender brace antique white to make it "disappear"

    How do you like the turquoises going almost to the end? I thought it would make the fender look longer and hide the seam.

    I was going to mount the light back on the bottom but now I have a new idea, more to come

    Thanks for looking!
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    WAY COOL Tail Dragger! ^

    Is that a Ford Model A tail light?
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    You do like those fenders don'cha! That looks great. I can't wait to ride in the snow. I'm glad I don't have to :D .
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    Thanks.. yep repo Model A light with LED kit


    Thanks! :mrgreen:


    :lol: :lol: Thanks jackdaw, The fender does get heavy when the snow builds up :shock: :wink:
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    Re: Almost Winter time....

    12 degrees today here in Montana. Definitely winter :D Awesome ride, thanks for the pics...I'm going out to get me some studded tires for "Lucy"... :D
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    Re: Almost Winter time....

    You won't regret it.

    Sometimes the fenders even pack up with snow making it hard to pedal.
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    That looks pretty cool do you get to bring the bike inside at work?
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    Hey Skipton,
    Really nice job your fender repair!! Great finished pics of Lk MI and Chicago too :D
    We got an inch of snow night and more coming this weekend, maybe it'll come your way
    Winter Chopper has to wait until Mag Ray is done then I'll be enjoying the snow too :lol:
    Thanks for posting!
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    Ha...lookin' good! :p
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    Re: Almost Winter time....

    I have had this happen a few times... Have to get off and pick the bike up a few feet in the air and drop it tell the wheel will spin freely again. :roll:

    Yep here is a bad pic of where I park it, Inside a heated parking garage.Such a big help when the bike is covered in slush and snow. doesn't get
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    Thanks We are just suppose to get a dusting tonight then rain on Saturday

    Right On! thanks :wink:
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    Re: Almost Winter time....

    Got around 6 inches yesterday and will be getting a few more this weekend. I admit it wasn't that fun riding home last night though since I have the flu. Commute was way easier this morning.
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    Hey Skipton I hear they don't even have plows in Denver it melts right away!
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    it's true!
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    Re: Almost Winter time....

    Yep snows and by the end of the day it 50 degrees and sunny.
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    Re: Almost Winter time....

    It snowed 2"-3" last night in Mpls, looks like its here to stay
    After shoveling, I went for a brief ride, mostly packed snow with icy patches
    Sorry, no pics this morning but I took this bike (because it was the only winter coaster put together) :lol:

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    "Vintage" RoadMaster with Al wheels and Michelin 26x1.75 tires
    Handled pretty good, has very upright position to put weight on back tire
    27lbs with 44/18 gears, Seat needs adjusting but it still was pretty fun :D
    Next time I'll remember my camera...

    Looking forward seeing more people riding this Winter!
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    Re: Almost Winter time....

    what did u do to that fender lol lookin good now man
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    Re: Almost Winter time....

    Had our first little snow here maybe 1/2" didn't have my studded tires on..morning no problem going home..well lets just say I did a black ice search should have been paying attention but was listening to music which I never do and zoom down and out.
    Just a little under the pants road rash on the side of my leg. Funny thing is I'm always laughing when I go down. People must think I'm nuts.
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    Yeah it was really slippery when Lisa (my wife) left this morning around 7am even the sidewalk was like ice. I will be picking up some Studded tires for her at the LBS on Saturday.

    Know worries on my ride 21 degrees when I got home.

    Pics to come :wink:
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    Re: Almost Winter time....

    Ran some errands before work so no time for lakefront pics. just these from the neighborhood

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    Not even a inch of snow but it was slippery this morning both on the streets and sidewalks here in the city.

    Saturdays high suppose to be mid to upper 20's
    Going to be 40 and sunny by Sunday! 8) 8)
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    Re: Almost Winter time....

    We'll go pick out a tree today. Clear sunny skies and about 70 degrees, :wink:

    Skip, where do you get all the fenders you burn through on that rig?

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