Yes! ... Cold is bad!DrkAngel wrote:
Right now it is about -10ºC = 14ºF, I've left my bike out in weather like this and it just does not run well.
Initial start-sag voltage from my 25.9V LiPo:
at 20ºC (68ºF) battery provides 27.3V
At -10ºC (14ºF) battery outputs a pitiful 23.4V
Bad for battery
Bad for Bike:
All lubricant stiffens into a tar like substance that makes turning the pedals, crank, chain, hubs, derailleur like pulling taffy.
Brakes seem to engage in slow motion and when released, you can watch as the brake levers slowly return to normal position.
All of a sudden you want to put a pipe wrench on your shifter!
Even tires get stiff and make it seem like you are going up hill.
Keeping your bike inside-warm helps some,
but then your wheels hit the snow and pick up a nice layer of ice ...
not good for rim brakes!
Bikes get cold fast!
I will be cycling this Winter!
Why? ... Hmmm ...
I guess I like the idea of triumphing over adversity ... ?