Oops! Seems like I forgot to post the rest of these. Well probably doesn’t matter cause the images have been floating around the net for a while. But anyhow, thought I’d put a bunch of these up on my own site as well since the beauty of this build deserves it.
Thanks kid_scientific again for letting me grab pics of this beauty!
A week ago Helsinki got hit by a bunch of snow that then during the week melted and froze into an covering of messed up, uneven ice allover the roads through which I commute everyday to work. My route takes me through some forest parks which save me like 3km in distance as opposed to the main roads.
I went out on my Olmo in the beginning of the week and made it about 40m before crashing and having promised myself that this year I wouldn’t let the winter defeat me in my commuting, I decided to take my trusty NS Bikes Analog FGFS bike and turn it into something that could tackle the hazards of winter. The geometry of FGFS bikes are laid back enough that they make great winter bikes when set up properly. Add the benefit of fitting bigger tires and we have a winner.
All that was really needed were some fenders (snap-ons) and a set of Nokian Rollspeed W friction all season tires. I first thought of getting some proper studded versions but due to the constant change in weather, I got persuaded into tires that could do well on street, gravel, forest, snow and ice. So far after a weeks worth of ice, they’ve held up well and proper!
I’m still thinking of getting some mustache bars and a longer stem for the winter (yeah I know, total style mess up;) ) cause they’d allow me for even a more upright position and take more weight of the front wheel and make the ride even steadier. Well we’ll see.
Without further ado my winter warrior.
As the snow piles gather and biking on ice gets more treacherous each and every day, I find myself praying and hoping that summer will come around soon again. Man I miss those days.