Author Topic: Hey bike commuters - When do the studs go on?  (Read 1262 times)

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Hey bike commuters - When do the studs go on?
« on: November 12, 2017, 08:04:13 PM »
Tomorrow, for me.  Got an old pair of Nokians in the bike cave.  The Nokians have lots of life in them.  I take them off, as soon as I can to avoid ruining the studs.  Those are going on my Giant seek1.  700c for now.  The thick snow hasn't flown yet.  I see ice and snow in the forecast. 

My plus bike is screaming for some Wrathchilds, but they are $129 a tire.  They really get ya with specialty parts pricing.  I'm holding off on the Wraths.  Hoping to ski more instead.  That, or walk when it gets deep. 

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Re: Hey bike commuters - When do the studs go on?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 03:57:16 PM »
I had the bike shop put mine on my upright in early October. It was a little early, so rode my faster hybrid with slicks until November. We got a good dump of snow and freezing rain on Halloween.. but usually by November the overnights are cold enough that the pathways ice up if there is any humidity so I like to have them on by then. Now we are solidly into winter. This year studs are only going on the 26" upright, the hybrid with 700cc tires is not going to see winter this year (although it has 3 under its belt).

and no I wasn't going to do it myself... with no quick release a IGH, fully enclosed chain, dynamo lighting and fenders I'm not up for changing this bikes tires yet - its a PITA, totally worth supporting our LBS instead :)

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Re: Hey bike commuters - When do the studs go on?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 05:03:41 PM »
I had the bike shop put mine on my upright in early October. It was a little early, so rode my faster hybrid with slicks until November. We got a good dump of snow and freezing rain on Halloween.. but usually by November the overnights are cold enough that the pathways ice up if there is any humidity so I like to have them on by then. Now we are solidly into winter. This year studs are only going on the 26" upright, the hybrid with 700cc tires is not going to see winter this year (although it has 3 under its belt).

and no I wasn't going to do it myself... with no quick release a IGH, fully enclosed chain, dynamo lighting and fenders I'm not up for changing this bikes tires yet - its a PITA, totally worth supporting our LBS instead :)

Your LBS thanks you for that. 

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Re: Hey bike commuters - When do the studs go on?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 10:14:24 PM »
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