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Winter Cycling Don't let snow and ice discourage you this winter. The key element to year-round cycling is proper attire! Check out this winter cycling forum to chat with other ice bike fanatics.

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Old 05-13-08, 11:55 AM   #1
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Studs to slicks

This is the worst year ever as it pertains to procrastination. I just switched from studs to my warm season slick tires yesterday! When do you all switch and have you ever let it go this long? I feel like I'm on a new bike. So fast!
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Old 05-14-08, 09:11 AM   #2
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I don't actually use studs, so this is one place where people can't say I procrastinate. If I see ice I am actually comfortable riding across it without studs, although that took awhile and won't happen for everyone. At least one person I know asked "What do you do for pea gravel? Would narrow tires help? I keep falling on it."

I do thump into the pavement about once a winter when I hit ice covered with snow and don't know it is there, but it seems a lot less bother than all the trade offs, changing tires, expense, some loss of speed with studs.
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Old 05-14-08, 08:13 PM   #3
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Well, I'm still on semi studs, but I'm waiting on some new Summer tires which were supposed to be here last week,
and last week, we had Snow!
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Old 05-15-08, 01:17 PM   #4
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I waited until I was sure that there would be no more snow.

I think it was early april when I switched mine.

I didn't care that they were slow. I just wanted to save some wear and get rid of the noise...
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Old 05-15-08, 06:26 PM   #5
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This year I got a second wheelset. I switched with conditions.
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Old 05-17-08, 07:02 PM   #6
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April 13th... Send in taxes, Remove Nokians... HeHe
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