need ideas for ice fishing bike
I want to turn my huffy sledge hammer into an ice fishing bike. It would only ride it on frozen lakes with minimal snow. I need some cheep ideas for turning the tires ice worthy. Where to get chains, spikes, ????.
And are you going to haul a shanty? Rigid or collapsible shanty?
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Here is a thread on making your own studded tires: http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index.php/t-20576 . If you search around you'll probably find more. Sorry if that's not what you are looking for; I might've misunderstood the question.
You might get some ideas here,
Makeing studded tires looks to be easy if time consuming.
Basically you have two choices:
1. put very short screws with a sharp head into a knobby tire from the outside. The screws have to be short enough to not penetrate. The heads of the screws provide traction so you want something with sharp edges like a machine screw with a hex head.
2. put slightly longer screws from the inside so that the point protrudes through tire. You must use screws with flat smooth heads and a tire liner to prevent the screw head from puncturing the tube.
I guess the third choice for a little more money is buy a pair of Nashbar studded tires.
$40 a piece before coupons.
We used to wrap "plumbers chain" around our tires when we were kids. Worked OK but I think studded tires would be better. How are you going to carry the power auger? The 5 gal pail? I can't seem to go fishing without at least 6 tip ups, 2 jig poles, two pails, and a grill. Some times I even catch fish!
I am going to haul my 40 lb portable ice house.
thanks for the reply. I am going to pull my trap scout ice house behind it has enough room to hold all my stuff.
hey guys thanks for all the great advice. Things are starting to come together. I have also been tinkering with the idea of filling the tire with fix a flat. So that the screws would not puncture the tire. Just thinking out loud.
Probably a good idea, but check that it will perform at those low temperatures (the back of the can, or their website, will say). Time to get some fat 2.5" tyres, a box of bolts, and a power drill.