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September 18th, 2002, 12:34 PM
Let's take the mud thing to the next season...What tires do you recommend for ridng on the snow and ice?
Has anyone made their own studded tires?
September 19th, 2002, 01:22 PM
I have a set of Nokian Extremes which work really well on snow and ice. Check them out at Peter White cycles, [http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/index.html]
he carries a few different Nokian models and has a lot of info on his website.
September 19th, 2002, 01:48 PM
I went the homegrown route six years or more ago using an old set of smoke/darts. I'll admit that I only shoe the rig with these when absolutely necessary (glare ice or a solid crust), but they are still going strong, even with the odd section of pavement. Stainless panhead machine screws bored through the knobs (use the minimum length to expose maybe 1/32"-1/16". Anymore and you will be a true Mad Max type, tearing yourself and everone else to shreds with the slightest contact.). Also, establish a sparce stud pattern. A minimum number of screws will get the job done and save weight. You don't need much on the tread's centerline. Concentrate of the edge knobs. I originally lined the tires simply with duct tape (replaced once a year or as needed) and talc'd the tube. I still use the tape and if I ever were to get off the FA I'd probably buy some tuffy liners or like. This setup works real well. And if you're into the drunken ice fishing thing, you will wow everyone with the longest tip up line ever and the ability to quickly get to them. Never mind amazing folk with nose wheelie on glare ice.
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