Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

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.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-13-08, 11:55 AM   #1
Dr. FeelGood
Thread Starter
penanaut's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Bikes: 2001 Raleigh M60 MTN
Posts: 122
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!
penanaut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-08, 09:11 AM   #2
Closed Office
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 679
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.
Closed Office is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-08, 08:13 PM   #3
Senior Member
coldfeet's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,119
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!
coldfeet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-08, 01:17 PM   #4
Senior Member
Intheloonybin's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Bikes: 1987 Denti w dura ace (road)/ "cheap" Jamis (mtn)
Posts: 315
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...
Intheloonybin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-08, 06:26 PM   #5
Plays in traffic
tsl's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Bikes: 1996 Litespeed Classic, 2006 Trek Portland, 2013 Ribble Winter/Audax
Posts: 6,933
This year I got a second wheelset. I switched with conditions.
tsl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-08, 07:02 PM   #6
Senior Member
sherpa93's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Upper Pooristan
Bikes: 1993 Dorado sherpa
Posts: 90
April 13th... Send in taxes, Remove Nokians... HeHe
sherpa93 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:42 PM.