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Anything colder than -55F (-48C) is difficult to mechanically maintain. Most lubrication products on the market for cold weather are rated to -60F (-51C). Which means that at -50F (-45C) they become almost unrideable and at -55F (-48C) pretty much unrideable. I am aware of products rated for colder than that, but they have issues that when stored at room ...


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It will depend largely on your handling skills and the conditions of the snowy, icy city you live in. Narrower tires, like what you have will cut through small amounts of snow quite easily, but will quickly bog in deeper snow and can be difficult to control when you can't see irregularities underneath the snow. Since they also need to be run at higher ...


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I know it is not cheap but if you are going to try spikes then go for some good tires that come with spikes and save your existing for summer riding. The base is imbedded in the tire so it has an anchor. As for if it will work for you? I think you just need to give it a try. Clearly studs will help. Again not cheap but a mtn bike with bigger studded ...


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To my standard, if I kick/push the crank (freewheel direction) as hard as I can and it does not rotate more than 1 rotation after the push, I know that it is time to service. I actually aim for 1.5 to 2 rotations Usually lubing the chain will do the job. This happens after one winter, and the chain usually shows signs of rust. This is on my Cobra steel ...


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Freehub bodies tend to be hub specific. So the chances of Shimano doing an interchangeable one is remote. Freehub bodies can be significantly expensive when compared to the price of a cheap/moderate wheel - so might be more economical to replace the complete wheel - especially when you factor in not only the cost of the freehub but also the cost of labour to ...


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At the absolute minimum you should be able to replace just the freehub body. Some Googling should turn up some compatible options. The plot thickens, this hub seems to use a different freehub style to most other Shimanos. This would work with the majority of clickity hubs, but Sheldon says the silent ones are different. The freehub body is the dark grey ...



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