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Nov. 5, 2013, 2:02 p.m.
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http://www.mec.ca/product/5023-626/mec-humboldt-sq-3mm-gloves-unisex/?h=10+50089+50020+50111[HTML_REMOVED]f=10+50089+50112

i know i know mec is the devil..but they are on sale right now. i used them on the trials bike all day yday. wicked warm. i broke 3 meta carpals 2 yrs back. leftie gets so sore in the cold. not with these on..:)

Those look interesting, been looking for something new to keep me warm in the winter. Be interested to hear how they last commuting.

Nov. 5, 2013, 2:56 p.m.
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They are for whit water kayaking so im thinkn they will hold up. At that price its an affordable gamble..

Nov. 5, 2013, 4:34 p.m.
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I use those gloves when working in the woods when it snows. They hold up very well for the price. They are thick, but I am still able to write with a pen while wearing them. Because they are neoprene they need to be wet to keep you warm. On a cold dry day they are not great.

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Nov. 5, 2013, 8:38 p.m.
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I am loving my showers pass 2.1 for the fit and the right weight AND I got it through backcountry.com for $129! Keep your eye on items you're looking for, then the right size or colour pops up and you can often snap it up for an amazing price.

129$? wow that is amazing. I got mine at biketiresdirect.com and thought 190 (all taxes in etc) was a good deal. MEC sells for 275$

Nov. 6, 2013, 7:57 a.m.
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I use those gloves when working in the woods when it snows. They hold up very well for the price. They are thick, but I am still able to write with a pen while wearing them. Because they are neoprene they need to be wet to keep you warm. On a cold dry day they are not great.

I have a couple of pair from ww kayaking but I never thot to try them in the woods

BTW they fix real easy with contact cement and/or aquaseal

Nov. 6, 2013, 11:28 a.m.
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I have a couple of pair from ww kayaking but I never thot to try them in the woods

Keep in mind that when I work in the snow around here it is usually -2 with wet sloppy snow, not cold dry snow. Would not be my first choice to use for -10 powder conditions.

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Nov. 6, 2013, 4:20 p.m.
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Yeah that wet slop is also very possible up here in sept [HTML_REMOVED] october for forestry [HTML_REMOVED] surveying but by the time we get to -10 I would be skiing not working, I don't think much forestry gets done up here after Halloween

a few years ago mid october we did a seakayak trip into the north end of tweedsmuir at or around 0C , in the boat I was wearing neoprene surf socks and booties about 1/2 an inch of neo in total and my feet were still cold BUT bare feet and teva's were not cold

Nov. 7, 2013, 5:19 p.m.
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I have some SKS fenders, brand new, never mounted for sale. Bought them for $75+tax but I have 28 tires. If you have anything less, you can have them for $50.

Would they work with 26" x 1.25" tires?

I'm having a hard time finding skinny fenders for 26" tires. Most are wide for knobbies.

Nov. 7, 2013, 6:07 p.m.
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Would they work with 26" x 1.25" tires?

I'm having a hard time finding skinny fenders for 26" tires. Most are wide for knobbies.

MEC should have them (Planet Bike). I'm sure I have a set I'm not using.

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Nov. 7, 2013, 7:22 p.m.
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Yeah, the PB Hybrid fenders are the closest I've found, but they say they're for 700's.

Nov. 7, 2013, 8:59 p.m.
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This, or this might be what you're after

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Nov. 8, 2013, 8:28 a.m.
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I just got a showerspass helmet cover….

Every time I see one of those I get an inexplicable urge to say "Arggg matey!"

I got some Crud Roadracer fenders and so far so good. It took a lot of fiddling to get them dialed, and I had to dremel down the front one a bit, but they don't rub at all now. I have to be a bit conscious of toe-overlap now though. It took a few days to get used to that.

Nov. 8, 2013, 9:10 a.m.
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Would they work with 26" x 1.25" tires?

I'm having a hard time finding skinny fenders for 26" tires. Most are wide for knobbies.

Nope. Road tires skinnier than 25 only.

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Nov. 8, 2013, 10:47 a.m.
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This, or this might be what you're after

If I can find them, the B53 Bluemels would be perfect.

Feb. 22, 2014, 10:45 a.m.
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Update on the SKS Raceblade clip on fenders: Mine had a fail where they clip into the fastener beneath the rear brake. The good news is they have a warranty (not sure if it's a year or else lifetime). Thanks to Lou at Obsessions for hooking a brother up.

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