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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.

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Old 10-17-09, 06:33 PM   #26
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for this year im probably going to go with the tires mentioned above, outfit a rack and some fenders. I realize this is a pretty cheap way of going it, however if I like commuting in the winter, i will save my pennies this year, and just get another bike for next year

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/..._cross_cx2.htm
http://bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/tourist.htm


either a cross or a touring bike (probably leaning towards the fantom) ...
but that purchase would be a year away atleast.

thanks for the help everyone! look forward to more questions from me
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Old 10-17-09, 07:03 PM   #27
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for this year im probably going to go with the tires mentioned above, outfit a rack and some fenders. I realize this is a pretty cheap way of going it, however if I like commuting in the winter, i will save my pennies this year, and just get another bike for next year
Excellent plan. That's exactly the plan I followed for my first winter. I didn't know if I would actually like riding all winter. I was enthusiastic, but sometimes reality is hard. So I did just studs and fenders on the bike I already had.

As it turned out, I enjoyed cycling all winter, and what I learned that first year went directly to the specifications list I took shopping for my second year. That led me to the Trek Portland.

Had it gone the other way, I'd have had fenders I could use in year 'round, and since I bought good studs instead of cheap, I could have sold them easily.

Good luck!
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