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Old 10-24-17, 03:29 AM
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Bicycles in Winter?

Hello all,

First I was very sceptical about riding my bicycle in the winter, first because of course it is cold, secondly the road is very slippery. So i decided to try to get really warm clothes and go for a spin. It all seemed to get pretty well until I got to an intersection and almost got hit by a car

Few weeks later I told my friend about the situation and he showed me the new concept of getting your tires "dressed". Like cars that need snow chains there is a similar concept for bicycles.


It looked like a fun concept and wanted to try it out. When it finally arrived I was amazed how easy was it to put it on the tires. I think that is a big advantage from having a separate pair of tires because you can easily mount and unmount them and use it when you need to. So finally I decided to try them out at first I was not sure if it will work but I was amazed how well they did. Later on my ride I was more worried from falling because of my winter shoes, not the bicycle.

If ordered it from reTyre.no, so you can go and check out that great idea
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Old 12-11-17, 03:36 AM
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Maybe I should try this too
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Old 12-11-17, 05:38 PM
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Maybe i should try this on my sportbike.;-)
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Old 12-28-17, 05:48 PM
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Sounds interesting. However at least where i live ice isn't even the biggest problem but road salt. It deices but also corrodes bicycle components. So many people just don't put anything on their tyre and neither change their tyre. They just change their bicycle. An old, cheap winter bicycle with wide spike tyres and preferably a hub gear does the trick.
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Old 12-29-17, 12:53 AM
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I made by himself from old tires with help screws. If you want i make video for you.
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Old 01-06-18, 04:40 AM
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@yadder: Yes please, a video would be awesome. Or maybe photos would do as well.
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Old 01-06-18, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by edreoj View Post
Sounds interesting. However at least where i live ice isn't even the biggest problem but road salt. It deices but also corrodes bicycle components. So many people just don't put anything on their tyre and neither change their tyre. They just change their bicycle. An old, cheap winter bicycle with wide spike tyres and preferably a hub gear does the trick.
This drives me nuts. We barely get an inch of snow and the goofies in Baltimore County are throwing salt everywhere.
Then you have to hope for rain to wash it all away which can take a while. I still ride in it but I wipe my bikes down after a ride. Just warm water and a paper towel. I also only ride a few miles a day. Less than 10.
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Old 01-10-18, 11:25 AM
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@yadder: Yes please, a video would be awesome. Or maybe photos would do as well.
You are welcome
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Old 04-13-18, 03:32 PM
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Oh thanks about those tips. It's been three years that I ride my bike to go to work, but everyone in winter I get scared and have to drive with transport (I don't like that)! I'll try that next winter then!
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Old 11-27-18, 06:10 AM
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You are welcome
The studded tires you made are heavy enough, aren't it?
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Old 02-18-19, 02:59 PM
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Sounds like a good idea !
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Old 02-20-19, 12:05 PM
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ooh la la
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Old 03-20-19, 02:38 AM
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If it is safety so why not!
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haha... good idea
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Old 06-27-19, 04:41 AM
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Wow, it is incredible. I have tried a couple of times winter cycling but without any stuff. I think this winter I will try to do the same thing as we can see in the video. Have anyone tried it? Does it really work?
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Old 07-13-19, 09:38 AM
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Now this is a shimmer of hope for me this next winter in Europe!
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