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Old 06-19-08, 01:07 AM   #1
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My Trek 3700.

I am planning ahead, and saying that this winter I will most definitely be commuting in snowy conditions. I have a pure stock 3700 at this point and was just wondering if it is fit to commute in the snow, or do I need to buy and new tires? wheels in general? new parts? Just need some help. Thank You!
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The 3700 should work just fine. You may want a studded tire on the front or both front and back, or you could ride it as is and see if you need the studs later.
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The 3700 should work just fine. You may want a studded tire on the front or both front and back, or you could ride it as is and see if you need the studs later.
Cool, thanks for the advice, appriciate it.
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I have a 3700.

You may want a new saddle as the stock one isn't very comfortable.

And last winter I broke one of the original pedals while biking through a snowstorm.
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If you have more ice than snow you may want some studs. If you have a lot of hard packed snow then the nobbies will be OK. You may want fenders though, it will help keep stuff off you and off your drive train.

Also, it is darker sooner in the Winter, don't forget about lighting.
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I have a 3700.

You may want a new saddle as the stock one isn't very comfortable.

And last winter I broke one of the original pedals while biking through a snowstorm.
As for a new saddle I am looking into a little bit bigger one because I agree with you on the discomfort of the stock one... as for pedals I have recently purchased some Bontrager alloy clipped pedals.
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If you have more ice than snow you may want some studs. If you have a lot of hard packed snow then the nobbies will be OK. You may want fenders though, it will help keep stuff off you and off your drive train.

Also, it is darker sooner in the Winter, don't forget about lighting.
I have a rear APEX flex fender and as of right now I have some low key Planet Bike rear and front lights, but I am looking into getting some heavy duty Cat Eye ones or maybe the double front light Topeak headlights. As for Lincoln, NE the ice/pack snow is a toss up, it goes both ways to I think that nobbies will be fine for me as long as I am careful about where I ride.
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