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Old 10-26-05, 03:23 PM   #1
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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, ????.
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Old 10-26-05, 05:05 PM   #2
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And are you going to haul a shanty? Rigid or collapsible shanty?
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Old 10-26-05, 07:23 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 10-27-05, 08:49 AM   #4
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You might get some ideas here,

http://www.icebike.org/
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Old 10-27-05, 09:07 AM   #5
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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.
http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=
$40 a piece before coupons.
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Old 10-27-05, 05:00 PM   #6
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peekenzie here:
http://edmontonbicyclecommuters.ca/c...?action=winter
and maybe here:
http://www.icebike.org/
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Old 10-28-05, 07:23 PM   #7
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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!
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Old 10-29-05, 05:40 PM   #8
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I am going to haul my 40 lb portable ice house.
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Old 10-29-05, 05:47 PM   #9
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dedhead,

thanks for the reply. I am going to pull my trap scout ice house behind it has enough room to hold all my stuff.

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Old 10-29-05, 05:50 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 10-30-05, 03:13 PM   #11
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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.
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