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Winter Cycling Don't let snow and ice discourage you this winter. The key element to year-round cycling is proper attire! Check out this winter cycling forum to chat with other ice bike fanatics.

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Old 08-05-02, 07:24 PM   #1
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Home made studded tires

Any advice on how to make them (mtb tires)
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Old 09-06-02, 07:23 PM   #2
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check out www.icebike.com. Gives instruction on how to make them.
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Old 09-07-02, 06:41 PM   #3
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True. However, there are a few problems with homemade studded tires: lack of durability (especially if you hit patches of bare pavement), and premature wear of the tubes (unless you do a perfect job). Homemade tires are, however, better than commercial tires for races on ice, but not for traffic.

Besides, there are good commercial tires available. The general concensus is that nothing beats the Nokian tires for their grip on ice _and_ durability. They are rather expensive, however. There are a few other makers with much cheaper studded tires (IRC comes to mind) that give approximately 80% of the performance of the Nokian.

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