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Old 04-16-19, 06:07 PM
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Studs finally come off

Well I finally got around to taking the studs off and roll out for a fun couple hours out on the sponge trails. Besides all the snow and ice melting we've had plenty of rain lately so the trails were sponge's in sections.
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Old 04-17-19, 08:00 AM
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right on!
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Old 04-17-19, 09:41 AM
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I took the studded tires off about 2 weeks ago (Sat 3/29). Just a couple days later a colleague (non-cycling motorist) says, "Be careful, it's slippery out there."

Turns out it was rainy only, and 40ͦ F.
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I took the studs off, first ride yesterday. Still some hairy bits with frozen puddles in the morning, but a much faster and more enjoyable ride to work.
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Old 04-18-19, 06:23 AM
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Heck, mine have been off for 3+ weeks now. Love it!
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Old 04-18-19, 03:06 PM
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I took the winters off last weekend. I was going to keep them on until Mid-May because of work. But I ripped a sidewall in the rear tire, causing a flat, so I needed to change the tires anyway
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Old 04-23-19, 09:51 AM
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I took the winters off last weekend. I was going to keep them on until Mid-May because of work. But I ripped a sidewall in the rear tire, causing a flat, so I needed to change the tires anyway
new studded tire to buy ... sympathies
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Old 04-23-19, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
new studded tire to buy ... sympathies
haha I hear ya. It's the price of being "the boss!" That is, if I continue winter biking and don't, you know, get a car for the winter

The mechanic suggested a studded Schwalbe Marathon for the replacement, can any one advise? (not that I'm hijacking the thread or anything...)
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Old 04-23-19, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by parkbrav View Post
mechanic suggested a studded Schwalbe Marathon for the replacement, can any one advise? (not that I'm hijacking the thread or anything...)
sure, that's what I have. I like them. some choices for widths. after using a few diff. widths, if I was commuting I'd stay narrow. better to dig down to the pavement with. wider seems to get sidetracked more. if you're off-road, that's a whole diff. story





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I have studs in my front tire and I think I will remove each stud off of the tire now that it is warmer.
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Old 04-24-19, 10:51 AM
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These should help in Canada
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Old 04-24-19, 12:16 PM
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These should help in Canada
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Old 09-13-19, 01:57 PM
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wondering if we'll have another mild winter. didn't have to rake my rood once last winter
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
wondering if we'll have another mild winter. didn't have to rake my rood once last winter
I hope we get a tad more snow so they have enough to groom the trails early this year. My wife has asked about studded tires on her bike for a possible snow ride.
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