Re: [MBZ] Biking in the Snow

2015-02-01 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
The problem is with the asshatchet seats on road bikes you need the padding on the riding shorts/longs to minimize harm to the nether regions. Spandex helps to keep you cool too on longer rides, winter or summer, because the sweat needs to wick away and evaporate. Having started with my old

Re: [MBZ] Biking in the Snow

2015-01-31 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
When I was living in the Central Oregon high desert, there was a guy at the local bike shop who had studded tires for his mountain bike. I'm not sure if they were homemade or not. Kevin in Hillsboro Oregon Sent from my iPhone On Jan 30, 2015, at 12:40 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Biking in the Snow

2015-01-31 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
My guess is that it is GAS or WMMIYF (waving my money in your face) for inadequate people who think they have to spend money to prove their value. When I was young, We did everything in a tshirt and blue jeans, or if it was cooler, we added a flannel shirt or a sweatshirt. For motorcycle

Re: [MBZ] Biking in the Snow

2015-01-31 Thread Tom Savage via Mercedes
On Jan 31, 2015 7:16 PM, ernest breakfield via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: you could make them yourself, but studded bicycle tires are available from a variety or manufacturers, including Schwalbe, Continental, Kenda, Nokian, and others. many of these cost more than the tires

Re: [MBZ] Biking in the Snow

2015-01-31 Thread ernest breakfield via Mercedes
you could make them yourself, but studded bicycle tires are available from a variety or manufacturers, including Schwalbe, Continental, Kenda, Nokian, and others. many of these cost more than the tires some people here put on their cars. cheers! e On 31/Jan/15 11:41, Kevin Kraly via

Re: [MBZ] Biking in the Snow

2015-01-30 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Studded tires??? The fat tired bikes interest me but I wonder how much more effort there is to using one? RB On 28/01/2015 7:05 PM, archer75--- via Mercedes wrote: For a growing community of winter cyclists in Milwaukee, this sounds like the perfect weather to bring out the bike.

Re: [MBZ] Biking in the Snow

2015-01-30 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
As a kid I delivered newspapers riding a fat tired bicycle in the snow. Definitely more effort. Didn't have knobby tires. On Jan 30, 2015 3:40 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Studded tires??? The fat tired bikes interest me but I wonder how much more effort there

Re: [MBZ] Biking in the Snow

2015-01-30 Thread archer75--- via Mercedes
The current fat tired bikes I've seen have fatter tires than the ones I rode in the '40s which I would guess were the same size as the ones you rode delivering papers. I think they were called balloon tires back then. Gerry Dwight Giles wrote: As a kid I delivered newspapers riding a fat

[MBZ] Biking in the Snow

2015-01-28 Thread archer75--- via Mercedes
For a growing community of winter cyclists in Milwaukee, this sounds like the perfect weather to bring out the bike. Year-round cycling is on the rise in the Midwest city — where winter lows can go south of zero. It’s a trend that debunks critics around the country who say bike lanes will

Re: [MBZ] Biking in the Snow

2015-01-28 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:05:22 -0500 archer75--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Note: Mercedes make/makes? bikes. Yes: http://goodcleantech.pcmag.com/automotive/280858-mercedes-benz-makes-4-400-bicycle