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Old 09-08-05, 11:16 AM   #1
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Foul weather riding on a folder?

By some bizarre luck I've managed to almost entirely avoid any seriously lousy weather since I got my folder a few months ago. I'm not worried about riding in the rain but I am thinking about what to do when Old Man Winter starts tooting his horn.

When I had an MTB and did a 3-mile commute each way some years ago, I almost always rode to work even in the snow (that was some of the most fun riding I've ever done). Now I commute on my Dahon SpeedPro which is decidedly un-MTBish. Are there any good ways of tricking it out for snowier conditions? (e.g. different tires)
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Old 09-08-05, 09:43 PM   #2
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By some bizarre luck I've managed to almost entirely avoid any seriously lousy weather since I got my folder a few months ago. I'm not worried about riding in the rain but I am thinking about what to do when Old Man Winter starts tooting his horn.

When I had an MTB and did a 3-mile commute each way some years ago, I almost always rode to work even in the snow (that was some of the most fun riding I've ever done). Now I commute on my Dahon SpeedPro which is decidedly un-MTBish. Are there any good ways of tricking it out for snowier conditions? (e.g. different tires)
How about a set of Primo V-Track II knobbies:


and some Planet Bike fenders (get the 20" recumbent ones):


I'm planning for rainy season as well, and I'm looking to outfit my Swift folder to combat the elements.
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Old 09-13-05, 01:05 PM   #3
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I put fenders on my Dahon Matrix, and this year I might go with studded tires, although I have not decided on it for sure yet. All this could go out the window, however, if I decide to sell my Matrix. I just bought a road bike (non-folding), and I'm considering recouping some of my costs...but I hate to part with a bike!
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