Alright, I bought a Bianchi Milano last summer. It's the first bike I've had since I was a kid (now almost 30 with wife and 4yr old son -- finaly moved to a bike friendly town, selling wife's car). I use it for commuting to work each day and for getting groceries on the weekend (with Cytcletote trailer [http://www.cycletote.com] - kicks ass with a 175lb capacity!!! Thinking about selling my truck too!). It came with 26X1.50 Kenda Kwest tires on it (and 8 speed internal hub rear wheel) -- which works fine for my commute up and down the hill about 2 miles each way. However, as winter (and snow) approaches, I've been looking into getting knobby or even studded tires. But, I can't find anything but slick tires in this size (26X1.5). Are these tires an anomaly or what? What the heck can I do? Do they make knobby tires in 26x1.5? What's the cheapest solution here? Thanks for being there for me!