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Response to Denninmi (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:53 PM

10. I have biked in some serious snow, I never had a problem with the gears


Snow melts, thus tends NOT to be a problem, it is the stuff that is mixed up with the snow you have to worry about, mostly material tied in with snow "removal" (Salt, gravel, sand, ashes etc).

Thus, if you stay off the paved roads (or at least the paved roads someone is dumping such "Snow Removal" products on), using a derailleur should NOT be a problem.

On the other hand, if you should use this bike on a Highway that has such snow removal items on it, then you may want to consider changing the rear mechanism.

Side note: I have found snow NOT to be much a problem, even with slicks. The problem I have had has been with ice, and that mean going to a studded tire. PeteR White out of New Hampshire sells them, if you are interested.

Note on Studded tires, I use them ON ROAD and the studded tires with the LEAST Studs work best on road. You only need fully studded tires when you will have NO traction, i.e packed snow or ice NOT Loose snow.


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