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    Re: Ice Ice baby


    I might have to wrap myself with pillows. I had a hard enough time keeping standing when stopped on wet frozen leaves, nevermind actual ice.

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    Re: Ice Ice baby

    Put a cinder block out there to step on...

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    Re: Ice Ice baby

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    It's usually not a problem, but when it is, you bet someone will be nearby with a camera
    Yeah.

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    Re: Ice Ice baby

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    I might have to wrap myself with pillows. I had a hard enough time keeping standing when stopped on wet frozen leaves, nevermind actual ice.
    I'm thinking the same protection I wore when dropping into a half pipe on a skateboard after a twenty five year layoff: hockey pants and hockey elbow pads. (Motorcycle helmet)

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    Re: Ice Ice baby

    probably have safe ice by the end of the week, was 0 this morning and forecast not to go above freezing all week

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    Is it worth setting up an XR100 to do this or should I be buying something different? It seems like I should be getting tires and an extra set of rims so I'm not constantly swapping tires. It's already getting expensive. Why must I have so many expensive hobbies?

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    Re: Ice Ice baby

    so long as the Weather Underground forecast is correct and were only getting a 1-3" Alberta clipper tonite and not the 4-8" the snow monger forecasters are predicting, 8" of insulation on top of a thin layer of ice will be a disaster

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    Re: Ice Ice baby

    Quote Originally Posted by wiggeywackyo View Post
    Is it worth setting up an XR100 to do this or should I be buying something different? It seems like I should be getting tires and an extra set of rims so I'm not constantly swapping tires. It's already getting expensive. Why must I have so many expensive hobbies?
    Kerry's xr150 is perhaps the most fun of all the bikes I've ridden on the ice as far as sideways lean angle goes... Just go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiggeywackyo View Post
    Is it worth setting up an XR100 to do this or should I be buying something different? It seems like I should be getting tires and an extra set of rims so I'm not constantly swapping tires. It's already getting expensive. Why must I have so many expensive hobbies?
    if it were me because I'm cheap AF, I'd just stud your current knobbies if they're thick enough....otherwise I just saw a set of F&R XR80 rims sell for $70 + s&h on fleabay (which can double as faux sumo 16" rims w' bt45's)

    I can't imagine you'd use it so many times on ice that it's worth another $1,500 in bike + tires...2-3 times tops?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Kerry's xr150 is perhaps the most fun of all the bikes I've ridden on the ice as far as sideways lean angle goes... Just go for it.
    is it not a much more powerful crf??

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiggeywackyo View Post
    Is it worth setting up an XR100 to do this or should I be buying something different?
    If you have the machine and the means.. I highly recommend.
    Ice riding is big fun.

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    Re: Ice Ice baby

    Looks like I should be looking into ice tires for the TTR.

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    Re: Ice Ice baby

    Quote Originally Posted by Tas View Post
    Looks like I should be looking into ice tires for the TTR.
    Damn right you should be, plan to spend your free time on the pond with us.

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    Re: Ice Ice baby

    its got to be cold enough now

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    Takes time. Water is very stable temperature wise. Takes a lot to freeze a large body of it. Plus, the ground needs to cool off. My basement is still warm. BUT I will be swapping tires starting this weekend!

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    It's not a good thing to rush. Ground is still not frozen now that it's insulated by snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Kerry's xr150 is perhaps the most fun of all the bikes I've ridden .
    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    is it not a much more powerful crf??
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    Re: Ice Ice baby

    No, just a regular XR. WHy ruin a play bike like that? lol

    Well, I successfully changed 1 of 4 ice tires today. I did pinch a tube so that took some extra work/time to replace. I'm getting better at it. My Rabaconda stand and their videos are so key. Since I have relatively little bodyweight, I would never try it without the rabaconda. I'm still a beginner at this, but I could see getting pretty damned quick using this thing. I really didn't even use lube and I stopped struggling and started using technique. By the time I get the 4th one on, I will no longer be a beginner.

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    Why wouldn't you use lube?!

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    I remain steadfast that I will not mount my own ice tires. For now both bikes are fine, but if I need to replace any of them, I'll pay someone else to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Kurtz View Post
    I remain steadfast that I will not mount my own ice tires. For now both bikes are fine, but if I need to replace any of them, I'll pay someone else to do it.
    Hahaa. I'm gonna get really quick at it and charge 80 a set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Hahaa. I'm gonna get really quick at it and charge 80 a set.
    I'd probably pay that.

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    I have, that's pretty much why I bought the rabaconda setup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    I have, that's pretty much why I bought the rabaconda setup
    I should probably knock on wood, but since ice tires aren't something I expect to replace often, paying someone else to mount them on dedicated wheels is the easy way to go.

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