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    once the snow is on the ground, there's no overkill in snow tyres.
    for dry days there's always the other bike.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Great wussy think alike
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    If there is a chance of snow or that the roads will be snowy/slushy/icy/wet, I ride the snow bike with the studded tires...if the roads have strong odds of being dry and there is little chance of precipitation, I ride one of my other bikes. Life is much simpler that way.
    Different people simplify their lives in different ways. Myself, I could not afford, neither in terms of time, nor financially, to maintain several bikes as well as I maintain one. After you do it over and over, the swapping of tires becomes a matter of fact - I presume you swap your clothes, in spite of the hassle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2_i View Post
    Different people simplify their lives in different ways. Myself, I could not afford, neither in terms of time, nor financially, to maintain several bikes as well as I maintain one. After you do it over and over, the swapping of tires becomes a matter of fact - I presume you swap your clothes, in spite of the hassle.
    spare wheelset... because those marathon plus tyres are way too hard to mount
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2_i View Post
    Different people simplify their lives in different ways. Myself, I could not afford, neither in terms of time, nor financially, to maintain several bikes as well as I maintain one. After you do it over and over, the swapping of tires becomes a matter of fact - I presume you swap your clothes, in spite of the hassle.
    You presume too much...I like my presence to be known long before...and after...I am actually there.
    Indeed, having my clothing get up and walk to me in the morning saves time.

    Seriously, changing tires is easy, but not as easy as changing socks. I used to have just one bike for a lot of years...I am glad I have options now.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Wheelsets for studded knobbies, regular knobbies, 700x28C cross tires for the MTB.
    Wheelsets for 25C road tires and 32c knobby cross tires on the cross bike.

    I have way too much crap in the basement.

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    I bought Schwalbe Marathon Winters for this season. After moving around in the shoulder muck today (and last year for that matter), I think I may get some Nokian Extremes (possibly next season).

    The thin tread on the Schwalbes does nothing in the muck. I expected that... just forgot how much I hate it.

    That being said, the Schwalbes are great for days without fresh or 2-3 day old snow.

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    Cant find anything in this hick town. I ordered some nokian extreme 294 from Ben's cycle for 69.00 each. Found a coupon code for it here.... http://www.retailmenot.com/view/benscycle.net
    "harder" is not a very good safeword.

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    I got the Nokian W240s from Peter White for my commute, and I couldn't be more pleased. My ride is 2.5 miles each way, half of that pulling my son in a trailer, and the city does not salt or plow any of the roads or paths that I ride on. So far I've ridden the tires on pure ice, clear pavement, and a smidge of snow. Most of the time we don't have any snow or ice, and I don't have multiple bikes or the time/patience to switch out wheels. Given that, I was worried about the rolling resistance, but it's minimal...maybe causes me to lose between 1-2 mph (which is nothing to the resistance coming from hauling over half my body weight behind me!). I'm definitely keeping them on all winter.

    I'm curious to ride them in snow, but we haven't had much to speak of yet. They really shine on ice. The roads have literally been worthy of skating, but I haven't slipped at all. I actually feel safer on my bike than walking or driving...just as long as I keep myself and my little guy away from the sliding SUVs.

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