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digibud 04-07-13 12:00 AM

Spring - Fat tire to studded tire to mtn tire to road tire
 
Spring is a succession of tire selections getting thinner and thinner as things dry out and warm up. We've had a couple of days above freezing and I road in a puddle once. Hah! Just took off my studs, put the fat tire bike up, threw on some 1.9" tires and soon the road bike with make it's 2013 debut. But just taking the studs (Nokia 294) off, and switching to a relatively narrower tire will make my transitional rides a bit quicker and more fun. Looking forward to being back on my road bike.

GeorgeBMac 04-07-13 05:49 AM

I've switched over from my 45Lb Trek to my 23 Lb LeMond. The tires are about the same -- but the speed isn't. But it's nice to have both. They're calling for a 40% chance of rain today -- I may take the Trek since it has fenders...

Enjoy the Spring! (We deserve it!)

digibud 04-07-13 10:27 AM

Took off my studded tires yesterday and of course today it is snowing. Hopefully it won't snow a lot and perhaps within a few days it will be gone but we haven't seen anything above freezing for a few days now....sniff...whine...

digibud 04-07-13 10:28 AM

from 45lb to 23 lb you should nearly float up hills...I'll call it spring when we get a week of temps above freezing. Not yet. :(

Barrettscv 04-07-13 11:58 AM

I took of my studded tires today and enjoyed 23 miles of soggy gravel. The sun was out and weather was nice. Spring has arrived.

GeorgeBMac 04-07-13 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by digibud (Post 15480313)
from 45lb to 23 lb you should nearly float up hills...I'll call it spring when we get a week of temps above freezing. Not yet. :(

It helps me to keep up with this 78 year old codger (16 years older than me!) who I've been riding with. At least with the lighter bike I can keep the old f**t within eye shot. With the heavy bike he leaves me way back in the dust -- but that's OK: At least I don't have listen to him gripe about how old he is and how he just doesn't have it anymore... :cry:


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