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post #61 of 88 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
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while looking at tires I was surprised to see these studded snow tires for MTB

link to tires I ordered- http://www.bikeparts.com/search_resu...p?ID=BPC107468

price on the Pro K was decent, will give them a try, if I don't like will change to the gatorskins
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while looking at tires I was surprised to see these studded snow tires for MTB

link to tires I ordered- http://www.bikeparts.com/search_resu...p?ID=BPC107468

price on the Pro K was decent, will give them a try, if I don't like will change to the gatorskins
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Gators are a full slick mate. If you're looking at snowspikes, you'll hate Gators.
I just had never imagined studded MTB tires were even available to buy. thought it was amazing people ride on ice in the winter. mine stays on the trainer till spring, and warmer weather.

The tires I bought above are not full slicks, they have minimal stipes on the sides of the tire, they are one inch wide vs the two inch street tires I'm currently using.



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I just had never imagined studded MTB tires were even available to buy. thought it was amazing people ride on ice in the winter. mine stays on the trainer till spring, and warmer weather.
My uncle and aunt share a car so pretty much all of his work commuting is by bike. He rides his Surly in multiple feet of snow. They make bikes (and tires) that will go through anything, as long as you provide ample power.
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Don't need power. Just add more gears
In peak hour traffic it's much faster to ride a bicycle.

The difficult thing to get used to when riding fixies is pedaling towards stuff. Like if you get cut off, you pedal faster towards to space where the car isn't. You just don't stop pedaling. Not running a brake gets you used to not trying to stop, it's the hesitation that makes you crash into stuff. I've only ridden brake-less for about 20 kilometers. Never again. I'll skid-steer around stuff, I do it on my earlier posted slicked up MTB all the time. The difficult part of that is hanging out the rear to full lock on 1 inch slicks and bringing it back. Sometimes it just goes, and continues the whole way around.





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In peak hour traffic it's much faster to ride a bicycle.
Was much faster getting around downtown Houston on a bike then it was a car. I would always beat my co-workers to and from meetings/to the office and this included having to spend time changing clothes, wiping down, and locking up bike.
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My uncle and aunt share a car so pretty much all of his work commuting is by bike. He rides his Surly in multiple feet of snow. They make bikes (and tires) that will go through anything, as long as you provide ample power.
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Reminds me of my first bicycle. No brakes, fixed gear, 12" wheels and living on a hill in SoCal. Don't know how many times I got going so fast that I just wound up picking my feet up off the pedals.

I'll stick to my old LeTour as my commuter. 21 gears and brakes. Though, I'm tempted to get one of these for winter commuting:

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Or, I could just move to a warmer climate and be done with it.

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OK forgetting the fixie, sticking with my MTB, swapped my 2" streets for 1" slicks, before & after pics below

While I was in the shop getting the slicks mounted they were putting together a brand new Surley Moonlander- http://surlybikes.com/bikes/moonlander

talk about a wild bike . . . those balloon tires only run 10-12 PSI
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OK forgetting the fixie, sticking with my MTB, swapped my 2" streets for 1" slicks, before & after pics below

While I was in the shop getting the slicks mounted they were putting together a brand new Surley Moonlander- http://surlybikes.com/bikes/moonlander

talk about a wild bike . . . those balloon tires only run 10-12 PSI

Good man! Those look like Ritchey "Panaraces", or however you spell it. You'll have fun on them. They're not super sticky so they'll be a little sketchy if you're turning hard - you'll love it.

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Good man! Those look like Ritchey "Panaraces", or however you spell it. You'll have fun on them. They're not super sticky so they'll be a little sketchy if you're turning hard - you'll love it.

The Moonlander is my next bike...
Supposed to get up to 55f on Saturday, hopefully try them out than



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Dude, that's 12C. Fu*k. That. Shit.





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The coldest it gets here in the Winter is about 64.4 in your speak.





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That's actually really warm for this time of year around here, hell the snow will even be melted



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Hah... We're having a heat wave this weekend. Suppose to be around 60F. Just drink more to increase your tolerance.



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