How do you figure your savings with a bike?
February 2, 2011 at 12:03 am #29199
You can buy tires made for snow and ice, to go with your heated grips and electric vest:February 2, 2011 at 1:51 am #29200TrialsRiderParticipant
but i’m not totally sure what kind of bike we can mount on those tires, …why no 21 inch front ? Would be a total blast hooking up that 18 inch rear on some massive displacement mx
I think i’ll pass on these for my Trials bike, too much danger of drowning while riding.
…edit that, your link has a 21 inch trelleborg available so I can fit these things. Now where would one go to ride with them on?February 2, 2011 at 1:16 pm #29202gitchy42Participant
What about riding this guy to work, in the snow??February 5, 2011 at 4:03 pm #29203
I used to ride with regular dirt bike tires in snow less than a foot deep- a foot or more messed with the steering and the back tire traction too much, and if you crashed the landing was somewhat softer.
When I was a kid, we would pour water on abandoned gas station pavement, and race around the pump island with regular bicycle tires on the ice. We could not afford to race motorcycles- too much money for all of us to have one and keep them repaired. Here are two guys that rode on lake ice, until one died while riding on the dirt:February 5, 2011 at 4:58 pm #29206
An old 250cc Honda Rebel or 250cc Kawasaki Ninja may be the least expensive bikes with lots of parts available for them and proven reliability, but they are best on 60 mph roads instead of 75 mph roads, for lighter and shorter people without footpeg and handlebar changes and stiffer suspension springs, and they are not that comfortable for a passenger:
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