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Old 12-08-07, 07:27 PM   #51
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After missing a commute day on Wednesday due to snow, and spending a good deal of time slipping/sliding my way home on Friday evening, I broke down and bought studded tires today. They are Kenda Klondikes - I intended to buy Nokians but the shop was out and offered these to me instead. I figured I would give them a try, especially since I had them mount them on an additional wheelset, so I don't need to run them full-time. The only downside is that I got a 40mm for the back and my existing PB fender wouldn't fit - so I had to remove it and reinstall a cheesy seat post fender. If this becomes an issue I may seek out on of the new Nokian A10 tires in a 32mm, as they are much shorter/thinner.

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Old 12-08-07, 07:29 PM   #52
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That is fuhreekin' beautiful.
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Old 12-08-07, 09:01 PM   #53
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I use a trike for winter riding. It won't go through a ton of snow or anything, but I can ride comfortably when it is pretty darn cold out for quite a distance. mine is the not yet painted pink bike.

I'm posting my summer ride as well to demonstrate slow bike vs fast bike.





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Old 12-08-07, 09:14 PM   #54
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No pictures of me on the bike, as I have nobody to ride with, snow or not.
Have you checked out the regional subforums? It's a good place to find a riding buddy.
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Old 12-08-07, 10:23 PM   #55
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That Velokraft is a nice machine ...
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Old 12-08-07, 10:43 PM   #56
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sorry here in Va. it is stil in the 40's / 50's and i am still rideing my high speed beach cruiser! with giordana short sleeve jersy with an tshirt under and cycle shorts wit fleece feet and regular socks and fleece gloves and vans checks! LOL!
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Old 12-09-07, 02:18 PM   #57
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Redline Conquest Pro
Nokian Hakkapeliitta W106 tires
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Old 12-09-07, 02:26 PM   #58
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nice pics!
hey bac (brad?)....
what gearing are you running on those singlespeeds for trails?
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Hey JB. I run a 32x18 on my SISS. It's a nice all-around gear for winter riding.

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Old 12-09-07, 03:05 PM   #59
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Another positive about winter cycling: There are no pesky kids hogging the swings



Specialized Crosstrail Expert w/ Nokian Hakkapeliitta W106s.
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The snow is SO much fun!!!



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New pedals, grips and lights for mine. But where did the snow go??

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Don't ya just hate it when you get all kitted up and the snow vanishes?
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Hey Portis are those pics taken in Conway Springs, KS?
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Here's my Commutabeast after the first real snowfall of the season here in Boston. Studded tires to be added soon.
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Old 12-15-07, 11:57 AM   #65
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Ugly bike. Even uglier rider.

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Old 12-16-07, 05:03 PM   #66
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My nasty weather bike last winter when we got our "snow" for the year:



And how it looks now:

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Old 12-16-07, 06:05 PM   #67
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Yes, yes, wrong side. But the drive train on my bike isn't very interesting anyways.
And if you want to see more of it, just check my Miyata album.

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Tons of weight on the front with krypto lock, 3 lights and racks to keep the front wheel from floating in soft snow as much as possible.
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Tons of weight on the front with krypto lock, 3 lights and racks to keep the front wheel from floating in soft snow as much as possible.
Interesting! How much of a difference do you feel the extra weight makes?
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Pic taken on Dec 4th at 7:00am when I got to work. Just a wee bit of snow behind me when they cleaned the parking lot....

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Old 12-19-07, 08:15 PM   #71
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almost all prepped up sans brake lever. after, that'll be ready for the winter snow which has lightly fallen so far here in NYC.
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Pic taken on Dec 4th at 7:00am when I got to work. Just a wee bit of snow behind me when they cleaned the parking lot....

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That's a LOT of freakin snow!
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Interesting! How much of a difference do you feel the extra weight makes?
Easier to control as long as the snow is the type you are supposed to cut through to the bottom for traction.
I figured out you can't put loaded panniers on the front on windy days. Too hard to control.
The rear gets enough weight from me and the pannier as it is, so it's just some load balancing.
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Old 12-21-07, 10:16 AM   #74
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Resurrected 1978 Motobecane Super Mirage, converted to a single speed, but still heavy as hell especially with the racks and accessories...but she hasn't failed me yet.
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Old 12-22-07, 10:42 PM   #75
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I just finished building up this bike. It will be my do it all bike for superlight touring, winter riding and go anywhere treks.

This Leader frame is really nice and was a really good price. The fork is also a Leader carbon fiber fork.
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