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Winter cycling in Vienna and Copenhagen

Postby Blackstridaaustria on Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:16 pm

Hello friends,
here are some pics from Vienna:
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found here: http://wienerradlchic.wordpress.com/

and here a snapshot and a short video of Copenhagen:

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http://player.vimeo.com/video/14370194

The video is made by Mikael Colville-Andersen! (jump here:http://www.stridaforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3030#p5160)

...seems there are lots of bikers who are much tougher than BSA...brrrrr..... :oops:

W.r.
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Re: Winter cycling in Vienna and Copenhagen

Postby ViennaCycleChic on Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:05 pm

thx for the Link!

more here
www.wienerradlchic.com

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Re: Winter cycling in Vienna and Copenhagen

Postby Totte on Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:44 pm

Great pics! I ride my Strida in Copenhagen every day.

Snow is a *huge* problem since it makes its way between the belt and the freewheel.

You have to immediately stop pedaling when that happens (have cost me to belts so far to learn), otherwise the belt is cut between the freewheel and the snubber. I've tried higher belt tension no luck.

Luckily, it's not too often there's a lot of snow one the bike paths.

Otherwise, Copenhagen is a great bicycling city, so I highly recommend everybody to bring their Stida when visiting :-)
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Re: Winter cycling in Vienna and Copenhagen

Postby mico on Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:59 pm

Thanks! What about freewheel? How long does it serve (km) when it is slush and snow on roads?
I've read that it can be easily destroyed because it is not water-resitant.
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Re: Winter cycling in Vienna and Copenhagen

Postby Bietrume on Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:44 pm

I would also like to know if your freewheel suffers a lot from these weather conditions.

Do you have knobby tires on your strida?
For some reason, I don't trust the front wheel when the road gets slippery (automn leaves on the road :? ), I expect it to slip in every corner. I don't have that feeling with a normal bike. It is maybe due to the weight distribution which puts a lot of weight on the rear wheel?
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Re: Winter cycling in Vienna and Copenhagen

Postby Totte on Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:22 pm

Yes, the freewheel takes a hit. I had to change it after two harsh winters.
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Re: Winter cycling in Vienna and Copenhagen

Postby mico on Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:53 am

Two winters is not bad, at least better than two weeks =)
Was the weather slushy/dirty or just clean fresh snow ?
It is very agressive road environment here in Saint-Petersburg, huge amount of sault / sand and snow is like a transporter - it carries this coctail straight to the freewheel :-)
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