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Old 09-13-2017, 08:22 AM   #11
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Since I ride gravel in Idaho about 80% of the time, I will keep my 2.35 tires and tubes on when there. I do spend about 4 months out of the year in Southern California where most of the riding is on finished bike paths and roads. The plan will be to change tires and tubes as part of the annual move down to Warm weather. The other option is to buy another bike and leave one in each place.


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Since I ride gravel in Idaho about 80% of the time, I will keep my 2.35 tires and tubes on when there. I do spend about 4 months out of the year in Southern California where most of the riding is on finished bike paths and roads. The plan will be to change tires and tubes as part of the annual move down to Warm weather. The other option is to buy another bike and leave one in each place.
Having swapped between summer and winter tires every season since 2012, sometimes repeatedly, I can say that the solution does work, but gets to be a PITA over time. I've been off and on considering the purchase of a 2nd set of wheels for a while now. Mount the tires you want once, then just swap the wheels back and forth.

You'd have to adjust the shifting each time you swapped, but would also have the option of going with different gearing for summer or winter.

Thus far I've not done it but only think of it about twice a year, usually while making the tire swap.


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Total change of direction. Thanks for all the inputs but my wife surprised me with a new Bafang motor for my Trek DS. Her logic was to ride one bike in Idaho and another in California. So problem solved by the Mrs.
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