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Re: New 2010/11 Big Dummy

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  • Rich
    Thanks. Tahoe is a lot worse than Reno for snow and ice but I want to be prepared. Reno winters can vary tremendously as far as the amount of snow we get
    Message 1 of 23 , Sep 16, 2010
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      Thanks. Tahoe is a lot worse than Reno for snow and ice but I want to be prepared. Reno winters can vary tremendously as far as the amount of snow we get from winter to winter. Tahoe is enough higher that you are guaranteed some good storms every winter.

      Rich Wood

      --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, "coach4many" <coach4many@...> wrote:
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      > Rich,
      > spent last Tahoe Winter so you know Novemeber to June on Innova Ice Huskys. Bought from BikeTiresDirect.com. Less cost and more studs. They worked great on ice. Put over 300 miles on them so I have to replace, but at the cost no big deal really. It was riding through 2 feet of snow that was hard. And I am not sure anything but a plow on the front of my bike would help that.
      > Beth
      >
      > --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, "John Wilde" <johnwilde@> wrote:
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      > > I have ridden my Xtracycle the last two winters with Nokian W-106's studded tires. I love the combination of the longtail w/studded tires in the winter. The only downside is the weight/rolling resistance of the studded tires. YMMV
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: Rich
      > > To: rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 12:11 PM
      > > Subject: [rootsradicals] Re: New 2010/11 Big Dummy
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Speaking of icy hills how well do longtails work with studded tires? I have a set of Schwalbe studded tires tht I may install for the Reno winter.
      > >
      > > Rich Wood
      > >
      > > --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, "John Wilde" <johnwilde@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > I have a Burley flatbed trailer that I have used a couple of times with my Xtracycle.
      > > > I used it one time to haul a chipper/shredder, eight miles. I also use my trailer to haul buckets of sand, to sand my drive way in the wimter.
      > > > If I didn't already have my Burley, I would seriously consider the Surly trailer to go with my future Big Dummy, First things first.
      > > > If Surly could get it to play nice with the BD, ie. maintaining the original capacity, that would definitely be bonus points. Burley trailer rated for 100 lbs...Surly trailer rated for 300 lbs...= less worrying about overloading. When I hauled the chipper, I was seriously concerned that I was overloading my Burley and damaging it. With the Surly trailer I wouldn''t need to have been worried.
      > > > Based on the sand bucket ride, I am not sure that I would want to try to stop 300 pounds of trailer on an icy hill. It wasn't fun trying to stop with three buckets of sand in the trailer on the icy hill.
      > > >
      > >
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