More than likely the snow will start melting before I get around to setting up a "snow" rig, but I'm still hopeful. The question of the day is would a purpose built snow tire work better (and how much better) than just making a chain setup that I could deflate the tire and then add on and air up? I'm not trekking in deep snow and forest paths, just on my roads as they only get plowed and not salted. This leaves just enough snow that causes me to have little to no control over my bike rendering it useless from November through March. I could see either of the choices working but am not sure which of the two would be better. ~~Side question- How good do the snow skis work? I remember seeing one in a garage from a man I bought a couple of parts from but haven't seen any since. Heres one somebody made.