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  • Mountain bike tires, or as Mathew likes to call them, "knobbies," give you less traction. winter riding site that includes a "Reasons to Ride Your Bike in the Winter" sheet.


  • Roadies whizz by like gazelles; frustrated mountain bikers hunch over their riser bars like pensive gorillas as their knobbies thrum away on the pavement; and that group of guys who don't ride and hang out by the benches all day with their Colnagos and Mercatone Uno jerseys preen like peacocks, their unworn Vittorias as yellow as the day they bought them back in 1998.

    Wild Kingdom: The Primal Nature of Cycling

  • I independently invented the MTB in 1974 when I put knobbies on my Raleigh folder and circled a dirt lot BMX track continuously for 4.5 hours I was a compulsive child.

    Curation Myths: Some Assembly Required

  • Good thing they only take 15 mins and a zip tie to swap in and out if I want to run knobbies.

    Synthesis: Putting It Together

  • I don't think knobbies will liven up my commute but if I see anymore construction grafiti: CBYD it will be too soon.

    The Indignity of Commuting by Bicycle: The Dog Days

  • They were also knobbies, which I had consigned to the recesses of my parts bin as they had become excessively worn.

    The Indignity of Commuting by Bicycle: The Dog Days

  • This is a "shingle style" monster with ornate eave trim and turned knobbies up under the gables and such, and they have finished about 2/3 of the multi-hued color scheme.

    When all you have is a hammer...

  • A masheen is a collection of wheels and turn-knobbies and lever-bangers and tube-zoomers that, when all put together, DO SOMETHING!

    The Hand of Chaos

  • Patsey, now very repentant, brought his catapult, Bugsey his alleys, his loveliest "pure," and the recumbent lamb set in a ball of clear glass; Tommy surrendered his pair of knobbies.

    Purple Springs

  • The bridge of the nose is wrong, the billet sensors are big ol knobbies, and the cheeks are much too large, boxy, and not angular enough.

    Home Theater Forum


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    January 12, 2013