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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:58 pm 
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actually I dont like winter-but perhaps these mothas(schwalbe ice spiker) can make it more fun!

just had a asphalt ride,to make sure the spikes are all in.

funny noise when driving!

if the weather forecast holds,winter is here in a week,looking forward!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:05 pm 
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Cripes. Mind out for pedestrians/dogs etc while you're out with those on... :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:22 pm 
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djoptix wrote:
Cripes. Mind out for pedestrians/dogs etc while you're out with those on... :lol:


yeah :D


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:00 pm 
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I managed to crash a car in Norway which was fitted with snow tyres, four of them too. Ride carefully my friend. :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:19 pm 
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They work pretty well to improve traction on icey stages, be careful with cornering though. In deep snow your better of with a wider and softer tyre,
good luck :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:55 pm 
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Do they spark when you skid on the road? 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:04 pm 
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i made some years ago when we had good snow last time (fylde coast doesn't really do snow)
had some old knobblys, a big bag of self tapping screw, a scrap pair of tioga city slickers (as a barrier between screw heads and inner tube) and set off in the ice, i was amazed how successful it was :)


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I bought a set of those in the summer in preparation for the winter commute. I hope we get a good load of snow in Sussex this year :D


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:57 pm 
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+1 re snow 8)


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I rode through a very light snow shower in the lakes this weekend and I'm forecasting it for the latter part of the week. You can all blame me if it doesn't arrive.


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