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Re: 26F and a Sram S7

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  • Rich Wood
    Talking of tires, any opinions on what are the most thorn & glass resistant tires out there? Being in high desert, and in a state without a beverage bottle
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 25, 2008
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      Talking of tires, any opinions on what are the most thorn & glass
      resistant tires out there?

      Being in high desert, and in a state without a beverage bottle
      recycling program, lots of both on the roads.

      Rich Wood


      --- In Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com, Mark Stonich <mark@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > At 07:50 AM 11/25/2008, Mike Bullis wrote:
      >
      > >26F this morning on the ride into work and nary a shifting issue
      with
      > >the Sram S7. My knees and lungs should work as well at these temps
      > >first thing in the morning.
      > >
      > >I bet it's colder up by Mark, though.
      >
      > 14F this morning but I've been too busy to ride. Supposed to hit
      39F
      > Wed. and Thur. so I hope to get some miles in.
      >
      > Last year I did find out that, at -11F, a Sturmey S5 shifts OK but
      is
      > A LOT more efficient in direct gear. I also discovered that
      Brooks'
      > claim that leather saddles are cooler than padded ones really is
      > true. Ordered a sheepskin cover that evening.
      >
      > I was planning on putting Mobil 1 in that hub for winter but now
      it
      > looks like I won't be ridding a hub gear this season. After 42
      > winters on a bike I finally broke down and got a set of Schwalbe
      > studded tires for one of my recumbents. Much lighter and less
      stiff
      > than Nokians.
      >
      > Mark Stonich;
      > BikeSmith Design & Fabrication
      > 5349 Elliot Ave S. - Minneapolis. MN 55417
      > Ph. (612) 824-2372 http://bikesmithdesign.com
      > http://mnhpva.org
      >
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