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Offline CraftGeek

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It's 15 below zero this morning...
« on: January 07, 2010, 11:08:49 am »
Woke up this morning to -15 F this morning, I think that's -26 C.  :o

I wonder if I should go out for a ride? I bet the traction is fine in the few inches of snow we have laying about...

Offline paddleboy17

Re: It's 15 below zero this morning...
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2010, 12:51:31 pm »
In SE Michigan it was 25 F last night when I went for a ride with my new NOKIAN studded bike tires.  They did great on the ice, hardpack, crunch, and corn snow.  I really had to work in powder, as my tires don't have really big knobs.
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Re: It's 15 below zero this morning...
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2010, 05:05:34 pm »
In SE Michigan it was 25 F last night when I went for a ride with my new NOKIAN studded bike tires.  They did great on the ice, hardpack, crunch, and corn snow.  I really had to work in powder, as my tires don't have really big knobs.
Do they help the steering or only rear drive traction?

Offline RansRider61

Re: It's 15 below zero this morning...
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2010, 06:09:35 pm »
I live here in central Michigan and have been riding with just an agressive mtb knobby tire . I have found the only time I need to use my studded tires is on pure ice . The other thing I do is switch my pedals to BMX platform pedals , it really helps when the bike starts slidding out from under you , it is easy to just let it go and not have to unclip . It is slow but fun to get out and ride the trails in the winter .

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Re: It's 15 below zero this morning...
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2010, 08:26:05 am »
Don't bother coming down to South Florida. It's been very cold by our standards - for almost a week now.

Today (Friday) should be OK but tomorrow's forecast calls for highs in the mid 50's F with rain. Low temps on Sunday morning may dip into the 30's!

Offline paddleboy17

Re: It's 15 below zero this morning...
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2010, 12:34:24 pm »
The carbide studs only make a difference on ice.  Otherwise, its a knobby tire.  But on ice, it is amazing.  I ride the I-275 pathway a lot, and there was a descent behind a Target store that pretty iced that I rode down totally under control.  As I was gliding down, I thought, "I could be so screwed right now".
Danno

Offline Cyclesafe

Re: It's 15 below zero this morning...
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2010, 10:12:05 pm »
Man, it was even cold in San Diego this morning.  I had to wear shirt when running on the beach!
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