Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northern New England
Bikes: recumbent, mtn bike, road bike
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SS, Fenders, Studs, oh my!
I feel like Dorothy in Oz........
I have a Fuji touring bike ss and I tried to put the nokian Hala-whatever 106 studded tires on the bike with fenders.......they are 35X700 tires
The rear wheel is a challenge......
The studs are rubbing against the fender........my fenders are PB 40mm so should be big enough?
my bike shop can get them OK if they use a stand to pull the wheel into place (get enough tension).
I am worried if I flat on the commute that I won't get the wheel back without it rubbing?!?!?!
I have never run fenders before (in almost 20 years of commuting) and NEVER studs........if there were days I needed studded tires I just drove or used my knobby mtn bike with low pressure.......
In addition the Nokian directions say," for the first 50km not to "over do it." WTF????
Reminds me of the old days when doctors advised men after heart attacks about sex to "not over do it."
What is not over doing it with studs on dry pavement........Are studs supposed to be ridden on ice continuously? Not clear about this. Finally, I have ridden on black ice in the past with knobby tires....they seem to work OK (though stopping can be a problem).......but very little slipping and sliding on ice with the knobbies........
Any thoughts, ideas, help?!!?!?!?!