Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: yreka, ca
Bikes: like 15. my favorite a 1951 schwinn spitfire cruiser. also have a 1959 amf roadmaster, 1962 jch deluxe cruiser among others.
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snow types and depths
this is my first year of commuting to and from work and its only a short 6 mile round trip with rolling hills at best, but mainly flat. i usually ride one of my cruisers to/from work cuz i love the simplicity of the ss cruisers and its my thing.
everything changed when while at work the other day it began to snow and i am on a cruiser. luckily it had low gears, fenders for the wet roads and fat white walls with that universal cruiser knobbie tread. had absolutly no problem getting home. now i have riden in snow before and i know when it gets deeper i will switch to my mountain bike (cheap pos, but has low gears and aggresive knobbie tires) but with it's full suspension, i will also loose my fenders.
bottom line, how deep of snow can u expect to be ab;e to ride in, asuming i have low enogh gearing? the snow we get here is usually wet, so wet and so heavy. wider tires for bettre floatation or narrower tires to cut thru? they would have to be in the 26" variation. will studded tires just help with ice or will they help me ride thru snow? 4"+ of wet snow? thanks.